31 March 2007

March 31, 2007

Casino Royale

I think this is the best Bond film. And I think Daniel Craig is balls-out good.

30 March 2007

March 30, 2007

Smokey and the Bandit

Watched it again.

Haha. Can't get enough.

March 30, 2007

Quick Change
When a man dressed as a clown enters a bank and trys to rob it, no one takes him seriously at start. But as this New Yorker pulls this daring robbery with the help of his friends, it looks like leaving the bank with all the stolen money is the easy part! All they have to do now is make it out of the city and to the airport. They have plenty of time, but its not that easy as they seem to get out of one problem only to fall into another. Will they make before the cops catch up with them?
My second favorite comedy. Absolutely the tits.

Got a copy for $10 at Fry's. Since it's long out of print, that's even cooler.

27 March 2007

March 27, 2007

Assault on Precinct 13
This taut action flick from writer-director John Carpenter pits an understaffed police station against a bloodthirsty gang's angry horde gathering outside the precinct's walls. Before Carpenter hit pay dirt with slasher and sci-fi fare (Halloween, Escape from New York), he directed several low-budget, suspenseful thrillers. Assault on Precinct 13, co-starring Austin Stoker and Darwin Joston, is among his best.
(1976). The original. Oh man. I can't believe how well-made this movie is considering the budget.

Amazing.

Little Kim Richards (from Disney movie fame) gets killed while buying an ice cream cone.

Damn.

March 27, 2007

Joe Rogan: Live
Regardless of Joe Rogan's success on television providing color commentary for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, hosting the reality show "Fear Factor" or co-starring in the hit comedy series "NewsRadio," his true love is stand-up comedy. Opinionated and challenging the status quo, all of the energy of a live Joe Rogan performance is captured here on film in a set that shows no mercy.
Holy crap. I had no idea Joe Rogan was this funny... or this smart.

Awesome.

25 March 2007

March 25, 2007

Smokey and the Bandit
Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 movie starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, and Mike Henry. It inspired several other trucking films including two sequels, Smokey and the Bandit II (originally known as Smokey and the Bandit Ride Again in the U.K.), and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3. Also, a television movie was loosely based on the film called Bandit. The three movies introduced two generations of the Pontiac Trans Am (unlike the television movie version, in which the other Bandit drives the Dodge Stealth R/T Twin Turbo). The film was the second highest grossing film of 1977, beaten only by Star Wars.

The movie was filmed primarily in Georgia in the cities of McDonough, GA and Jonesboro, GA. The scenes in Texarkana were filmed in Jonesboro and the surrounding area, and many of the chase scenes were filmed in the surrounding areas and in McDonough, GA. The scene at the race track was filmed at the old Lakewood Speedway on the south side of Atlanta.

The film made use of five modified 1977 Pontiac Trans Ams that were each built according to the required stuntwork. All were damaged during the rigors of filming the stunts.
When I watch this movie, I'm seven years old again. And apparently up WAY passed by bedtime. I need to watch Hooper and the new Dukes of Hazzard movie to complete the trilogy of Redneck car-jumping films.

The Cannonball Run series sucks ass and gets no mention here, beyond the ass sucking.