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CAN I KICK IT? / 9.25 / Screening “Drunken Master" and "Black Belt Jones"

jackiechan compiled - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 19:48

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Join us Thurs. Sept 25th, 8p-12am, at Marvin DC for the fourth edition of CAN I KICK IT? where we’ll be screening “Drunken Master and “Black Belt Jones.”  To RSVP click here and for more visuals click

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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

Jet Li Collection - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:30
2014 #72 Rob Minkoff | 104 mins | download (HD) | 2.35:1 | USA & China / English & Mandarin
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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

jackiechan compiled - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:30
2014 #72 Rob Minkoff | 104 mins | download (HD) | 2.35:1 | USA & China / English & Mandarin
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Life-Size Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiled In London

amy winehouse - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:21
Sunday, Sept. 14 would have been singer Amy Winehouse's 31st birthday. To honor her memory, hundreds of fans gathered in Camden, North London to help ...

Read more: Amy Winehouse Back to Black, Life-Size Amy Winehouse Statue, Amy Winehouse Death, Amy Winehouse Memorial, Amy Winehouse Dead, Amy Winehouse Statue London, Amy Winehouse, Amy Winehouse Statue, Entertainment News

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Re-Watch: The Expendables (2010)

Jet Li Collection - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:30

The Expendables
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Writer: Dave Callaham, Sylvester Stallone
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Charisma Carpenter, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger
[Here’s my first review.]

Plot:
The Expendables are a group of mercenaries, most notably Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Ying Yang (Jet Li) and Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren). They mostly go around blowing up bad guys and getting tattoos from Tool (Mickey Rourke), who always throws some wisdom into the mix. When Barney gets the job to get rid of the General, a tyrant on a small Latin-American Island, he has to face is own humanity. And he has to blow a lot of shit up.

I knew that The Expendables wasn’t a good film. In the spirit of completism and masochism, puzzledpeaces and me decided to take the release of the third one as the perfect opportunity to make it a triple feature. So here we are and I can honestly say that it is even worse than I remembered.

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The first thing that really struck me about it is how totally abysmal the editing is. I didn’t realize it that much the first time round – but it’s not only the action scenes that are incoherent, every cut in the dialogues is about half a second too long, lingering on faces that show you exactly nothing.

But what I remembered exactly as bad as it was were the script and the directing. It hurt my soul to watch those dead faces perform those dialogues and nothing about it worked. The worst offender there was probably Mickey Rourke (who I had completely forgotten was in the film. Probably my subconscious trying to save my brain cells) who waxes on without any sort of inflection as if he had never acted in his life. And is a sexist character to boot. (Generally the sexism caused my to role my eyes several times.)

the_expendables1But okay, you don’t go into this kind of film and don’t expect the dialogues to be bad or a bit of sexism. But unfortunately the film meanders between completely nonsensical (like when Eric Roberts holds up a drawing, bellowing “THAT’S HOW IT STARTS!” and by “it” he doesn’t mean creativity, he means critical thinking and rebellion) and boring. It lacks all kind of charm, even on re-watching, and not even the action scenes are any good.

I did learn from watching it a second time. I learned that there will never be a next time. Never again.

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Summarizing: cringeworthy to say the least.

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Barbara Hannah Grufferman: What I Learned From 5 Influential Boomer Celebs

american idol - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:28
As a contributor to AARP and host of The Best of Everything series on the AARP YouTube channel, I was invited to participate in the Ideas@50+ event recently in San Diego. Here are a few kernels of wisdom from some of the biggest names at the event.

Read more: Celebrities Over 50, Kevin Spacey, Life After 50, Boomer Celebs, Martha Stewart, AARP Events, Barbara Hannah Grufferman, The Best of Everything After 50, American Idol, Arianna Huffington, Fifty News

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