Just wanna say thanks 4 coming 2 the new years party. It wouldn't been the same without u! Hope u enjoyed yourself.
Oh and thanks 4 taking 1 for the team with the cleaning up, I didn't mean to come down hard, it's just that I was already pretty tired&drunk and been through enough drama 4 1night...thanks again man, appreciate it!
Yesssss!! I love Blood and Bone!!! I think that's a film that's a throwback to 80's action movies, don't you think? Michael Jai White is just fucking electric!!!
The thing with Sonny Chiba is.... Yeah, he's quite popular since Tarantino gave him a shout out, but really, he's a Bruce Lee impersonator. I don't mean that in a bad way, because his films are awesome, but you'll notice some Bruce mannerisms when you watch him.
More than his movies though, I recommend one of his proteges, Etsuko Shihomi. She is "Sister Streetfighter!!" Those films are just out-of-this-world crazy and I recommend all 4 of her streetfighter films. (I bought 4 in a box set off ebay for about 8 quid, and they're all done up really nice...)
I think with Martial Arts movies, it's tough in this day and age... With CG, wire work, fast editing and whatnot, they can make anyone look like a Martial Artist. Plus everyone loves costume heroes at the moment.... Just weak... I just wanna get back to the days where a hero rips his shirt off and kicks the shit out of his sworn enemy haha
Yes! I saw the A-Team!! Thought I was gonna hate it, being a fan of the show when I was a kid, but you're spot on mate, it had a great sense of fun and it didn't stop or slow down!!
Ahhh shakey cam, eh? Yeeeeah, I hate that... That's why I can't watch the 2nd two Bourne films because of that... I hate it... In fact, I was just watching the unfinished Game Of Death Footage on the Game of Death DVD.... The camera is always on a tripod, just letting us watch the fights.... Gotta say, those are some of the best fights ever put on film... Not as fast paced (as everything seems to be these days) but real thought gone into each and every single move pulled off. Perfect.
I'll PM you about my new thing... It was all go for a while, but the director dropped out, so it's gonna have to wait a while...
Did you see Ip Man 2 yet? Pretty cool... I'm watching Return Of The Street Fighter now.. Terrible, but a childhood favorite. Classic:
Haven't seen Expendables yet. I'm dying to though.... It's not out until October in Japan.. You think it's worth waiting for on the big screen or just obtaining it another way? I'm looking forward to seeing Jason Statham among the old schoolers... I think he's come a long way... I recently saw The One with Jet Li and Statham was terrible in that haha
How macho is Expendables? Does it stand up against stuff like Die Hard and Road House?
Cool about your next short, I'm looking forward to it. I'm now working on something again after 4 long years.
Haven't seen a lot recently, been real busy since June with extra work and training. I took 2 tests yesterday, passed the 1st one (got 92% - woo!) and I'll find out about the 2nd one on Thursday...
Awwwww man, no no no no noooooooooo I just saw the Tekken movie last night. Avoid it like the plague, it's horrible. It's soooooooooo bad.
Also caught Ong Bak 3... Was okay, but then I didn't have any subtitles, so once I see it with subs, maybe I'll enjoy it more. Fights are ok, but nowhere near as good as the 1st one.
Yeah, when you do a couple more, I'll see if I can get someone to look at them for you... The thing is, I've been out of it so long now, I don't know if those people still work at the place... Can't hurt to try though!
I have seen Inglorious Basterds, I have it here on blu ray... It's a bit slower than you might expect, but it's still a cool little film. It's pretty funny in parts and some of the dialogue scenes are pretty intense.
I just watched JCVD - thought it was gonna be an action comedy, but it was quite a serious drama haha.... Decent, though.
Yeah! I think you showed me that before :) Damn, I have to see those films haha, they look so fun to watch!!!
I managed to get the Tekken 3 soundtrack, gonna put that on my ipod and fight some schoolgirls on the train tomorrow heh heh
You should do something with those videos man, send them to E4 or something like that. I think someone might take an interest in them. If you want, I might be able to show someone in the know... No promises though haha