(Not So) Random (Blu-ray) Movie Mention: “DREDD” (2012)

DREDD (2012)

The Tagline Says…

JUDGMENT IS COMING

…And That’s Exactly What’s Happening.

Right Here.

Right Now.

Ready?

GREAT!

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Let Me Truly Begin By Saying That This Flick…

DREDD

…Is My Favorite Blu-ray Of 2013, Thus Far.

I Can Say That Without Reservation, OR Hesitation.

It Is Simply Wonderful.

To Be Blunt…

…I LOVED IT!!!

As Far As The Film Goes, “DREDD” Is Totally And Easily 142,000-Times BETTER Than The Original Take On The Film, The Campy Cheese-Fest “JUDGE DREDD“, Starring SYLVESTER STALLONE.

In The 2012 Version…

KARL URBAN Is “DREDD

…And He’s So So SO Much Better As The Title Character Than Ole SLY Was.

Don’t Get Me Wrong, My Peeps, I AM A Fan Of Ole SLY STALLONE.

I Always Have Been.

I Just Enjoyed KARL URBAN‘s Take On The Character So So SO Much More.

DREDD” Is WILD.

It’s FUN.

It’s BRUTAL.

It’s BLOODY.

It’s LOADED With Wonderfully Awesome Special F/X, Trashy And Dangerous Characters, The Works!!!

It Has A Simple, But Effective, Plot.

And, Of Course, A Stone-Cold Performance By KARL URBAN.

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Honestly, I’m Actually Kinda Sad I Didn’t Make The Time To See This One Up On The Big Screen.

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After Seeing It On The Blu-ray, I Can Totally Tell Y’all I Would Have Happily Shelled Out My $10 To Catch It At The Theater.

This Blu-ray Is Rather Stunning.

The Sound Quality May Be The Best I’ve Yet Heard.

The Picture Quality Was Spot-On.

The Flick Simply LOOKED And SOUNDED Wonderfully Wonderful!!!

Co-Starring…

OLIVIA THIRLBY As The Rookie Judge “ANDERSON”

…And…

LENA HEADEY As The Ruthless Drug Kingpin “MA-MA”

…This Version Of The Classic “JUDGE DREDD” Comics Is Vastly Superior To The Original Film Adaptation, And I Had An Absolute Blast Checking-It-Out!!!

I Recommend This One To Anyone Who Enjoys Some Quality Escapist Fun!!!

JUDGMENT IS COMING

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You Betcha, My Peeps!!!

It’s Coming, And It’s AWESOME!!!

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Action Sequel Double-Shot: “THE EXPENDABLES 2” and “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES” (2012)

Last Night, I Double-Dosed Myself On A Pair Of Action Sequels…

THE EXPENDABLES 2

(2012)

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…And…

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

(2012)

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I Can EASILY Say This…

I Liked Both Flicks MORE Than Their Preceding Flicks, Fo SHO!

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In Regard To…

THE EXPENDABLES 2

…It Was One Of The MOST FUN Hardcore Action Cheese-Fests I’ve Ever Experienced.

Period.

I Had A Total BLAST Giving It A Go!

Almost All Of My Classic Faves Were Present!

SYLVESTER STALLONE

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

BRUCE WILLIS

CHUCK NORRIS

DOLPH LUNDGREN

…And…

JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME

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WOOT!!!

Yeah.

It Was Fun, Fo Flippiddy-Flippin’ SHO!!!

And As For…

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

…I Can Tell You Was BETTER Than…

THE DARK KNIGHT

…Though, Sadly, That’s Not Saying Too Much.

I Didn’t Like…

THE DARK KNIGHT

…And Felt That…

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

…Was Fun, But Horribly OVER-LONG.

I Was Gearing-Up For A Big Finish…

…Only To Realize There Was Still An HOUR Left In It.

Sheesh.

BUT…

…It Was Pretty Entertaining.

I Liked It.

That’s About All I Did, Though.

I Haven’t Been Much Of A Fan Of This Batman Trilogy.

I Wanted To Be.

I Still Want To Be.

I’m Just, Ya Know, Kinda Not.

Oh Well.

Shit Happens.

My Bad.

ANYWAY.

You Know I Hate Spoilers, So I Won’t Delve Too Deeply Within These Two Flicks.

All I’ll Say Is The Same Thing I’ve Already Said…

…BOTH Were BETTER Than The Flicks That Preceded Them.

What More Could You Ask Of Me?!

What?!?

THE EXPENDABLES 2

…Was FUN.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

…Was FUN.

So, I Suppose Complaining Would Only Be Done In The Event Of An Argument.

Otherwise…

…Nah…

…I Won’t Complain.

I’ll Likely End-Up Owning Them Both.

Well…

…Okay…

…Perhaps I Won’t…

…But I’ll Buy Them For Someone Whom Has No Issues With Letting Me Borrow Them.

That Way I Don’t Feel Scummy Or Dirty.

I’ll Just Need Them Once A Year Or So.

That’s What I’m Banking-On, Anyway.

Sound Like A Plan To You?!

GREAT!!

It Does To Me, ALSO.

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What Just So Happens To Be On Right Now??? “NIGHTHAWKS” (1981)

If Ever There Were A Forgotten Classic Of The 1980s That Should Have NEVER Been Forgotten In The First Place…

…It Is…

NIGHTHAWKS

(1981)

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Starring SYLVESTER STALLONE, BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, and RUTGER HAUER!!!

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In Fact…

NIGHTHAWKS

…Is Among My TOP FIVE (5) FAVES For Both…

SYLVESTER STALLONE

…And…

RUTGER HAUER

.PERIOD.

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Am I Smellin’ A Tagline?

You Betcha!

("A Terrorist Holds NEW YORK In A Grip Of Fear -- And Only STALLONE Can Take Him On.")

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Already Sounds Like A Classic In The Making, Doesn’t It?

You Betcha AGAIN!

!!!

RUTGER HAUER

…Is…

WULFGAR

…Our Calm…

…Cool…

…Collected…

…EVIL…

…Terrorist MO-FO!

!!!

SYLVESTER STALLONE

…Is…

DEKE DaSILVA

…Our Not-So-Calm…

…Pretty-Damned-Cool…

…Questionably-Collected…

…HERO…

…Street-Wise Detective!

!!!

WULFGAR

…Has Been Terrorizing Europe For Years.

His Most Recent “Job” Was The Bombing Of A London Department Store.

Feeling The Noose Closing Around Him…

WULFGAR

…Eventually Lands In…

…Yep…

…You Guessed It…

NEW YORK CITY

!!!

After Being Assigned To The New Anti-Terrorism Unit…

DaSILVA

…And His Partner…

FOX

(Played by BILLY DEE WILLIAMS)

…Become Embroiled In The World Of…

WULFGAR

…And Terrorism In General.

It’s Only A Matter Of Time Before A Cat-And-Mouse Game Ensues Between…

WULFGAR

…And…

DaSILVA” & “FOX

!!!

The Question Becomes…

Where Will WULFGAR Strike Next AND Can The Police Stop Him?

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Yeah, My Peeps…

NIGHTHAWKS

…Is A True Gem Of 1980s Cinema.

We Get Totally Solid Performances All Around…

…And An Exciting Plot-Line To Work With.

NIGHTHAWKS

…Is Also The American Film Debut For…

RUTGER HAUER

…And He Definitely DOES NOT DISAPPOINT!!!

If You’ve Seen This Flick…

…GREAT!!!

If You’ve Never Even Heard Of This Flick…

…I’m Sadly NOT Surprised.

As I Said In The Beginning…

…It’s A Forgotten Classic That Should Have NEVER Been Forgotten In The First Place.

It’s Got ACTION!

It’s Got DRAMA!

It’s A TOTALLY GREAT THRILLER, Fo SHO!!!

I Can Easily Recommend It…

…And Highly Suggest You Do Check-It-Out!!!

Even People Who Aren’t Big Fans Of…

SYLVESTER STALLONE

…Have Told Me This One Was Different Enough From His Other Flicks To Make Them Enjoy It.

I…

…On The Other Hand…

…Do So Enjoy His Flicks…

…And Especially Enjoy…

NIGHTHAWKS

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Give It A Go, My Peeps.

You’ll (likely) Be Pleased You Did.

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What’s On NOW? “GET CARTER” (1971) … What’s On NEXT? “GET CARTER” (2000)

GET CARTER

(1971)

…Is A Damn-Fine-Flick…

…And…

…One Of The Very Best…

…From Actor…

MICHAEL CAINE

…And…

…From Writer/Director…

MIKE HODGES

.PERIOD.

… … …

… …

… … …

GET CARTER

(2000)

…Ain’t So Good…

…And…

SYLVESTER STALLONE

…Simply Didn’t Hit-The-Mark…

…At Least…

…To ME.

… … …

… …

… … …

MICHAEL CAINE’s

Jack Carter

…Is…

…Cold…

…Cruel…

…Methodical…

…Driven…

…Exactly As He Should Be.

SYLVESTER STALLONE’s

Jack Carter

…Ain’t.

He’s More Of A Thug, Honestly.

He Doesn’t Really Make Me Wanna Find-Out What’s Up…

…Or Why He’s Doing As He’s Doing.

He Just Kinda Flutters About…

…Cracking A Skull Here And There.

MICHAEL CAINE’s

Jack Carter

…Makes Me Say To Myself…

“I Wouldn’t Want THAT GUY After Me For ANYTHING. He’d Make Sure He Got Me, No Matter How Long It Might Take.”

SLY’s

Jack Carter

…Makes Me Say To Myself…

“Wow, If This Dude Was MICHAEL CAINE, I Wouldn’t Want THAT GUY After Me For ANYTHING. He’d Make Sure He Got Me, No Matter How Long It Might Take.”

Yeah.

Exactly.

My Point Appears Made.

… … …

… …

… … …

GET CARTER

(1971)

…Is…

…A GREAT MOTION PICTURE Of Its Genera.

GET CARTER

(2000)

…Is…

…Not.

SOOOOOOO…

…Why Do I OWN Them BOTH You Ask???

Well…

…I Own…

MICHAEL CAINE’s VERSION

…Because I LOVE IT.

.PERIOD.

While…

…I Own…

SYLVESTER STALLONE’s VERSION

…Because I BOUGHT IT BEFORE I EVER WATCHED IT.

.PERIOD.

Now…

…Why Am I WATCHING Both?

Well…

…I’m Watching The Original…

…Because It’s Great…

…And I’m Watching The Remake…

…Because It’s NOT Great.

(hehehehehe)

Such Is Life, I Suppose.

Right???

RIGHT!!!

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