Movie of the Day – Duel to the Death

I have not had the pleasure of reviewing a kung fu, martial arts movie in some time and today folks I bring you utter fucking gold.  Duel to the Death is by far an away, an over the top slash fest of amazing proportions in that there is nothing but utter madness taking place in this movie.  Let me give a quick rundown on the highlights of this movie:  You got two master swordsmen battling one another to see who is the best, ninjas out the ass, kamikaze ninjas, ninjas that turn into voltron, ninjas who take the shape of one large ninja, ninjas who who fucking rain down an ungodly amount of ninja stars and oh yeah, did I mean one of the best sword battles ever.  Ninja Ninja Ninja!

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Movie of the Day – Miami Connection

I need an epic movie to was away the horribleness that was November.  I made it folks, I made it!  So why not pick a movie that is so bat-shit insane that you might even question if this is a real movie.  After hosting last night at the Alamo Drafthouse in KC, I was filled with the spirit of happiness and uplifted as the crowd went wild and everyone was having the time of their life.  So with the theatrical, limited release taking place, those of you can’t see the movie in theaters will have an opportunity when the video release happens in the coming weeks.

Folks, I kid you not, this is one of the funnest movies I have ever had the chance to see and makes up for the crappy November month of bad, bad movies.  So I will keep this movie short and link to my previous review so you can see what I am talking about when I say this is the best unseen movie ever.

Peace!

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Get ready for the reunion tour of a lifetime.  Getting the band back together, the ass kicking, taekwondo orphans, mega rock band Dragon Sound, is being resurrected for a brand new audience for some of the best 80s music around.  Synth playing, mullet rocking, guitar shredding, pop infectious lyrics will get you jumping out of your seats, right before you are jump kicked back from the stage as Dragon Sound not only rocks the stage, but also rocks the criminal underworld and their “bad” cocaine in the film Miami Connection.

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Movie Review – Miami Connection

Get ready for the reunion tour of a lifetime.  Getting the band back together, the ass kicking, taekwondo orphans, mega rock band Dragon Sound, is being resurrected for a brand new audience for some of the best 80s music around.  Synth playing, mullet rocking, guitar shredding, pop infectious lyrics will get you jumping out of your seats, right before you are jump kicked back from the stage as Dragon Sound not only rocks the stage, but also rocks the criminal underworld and their “bad” cocaine in the film Miami Connection.

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Movie of the Day – Enter The Ninja

One of my favorite things about writing this daily blog is the fact that I get to talk about, sometimes briefly or at length, about movies that I love.  Terrible movies, classic movie, horror, suspense, foreign, action adventure, monsters, martial arts movies and so much more.  It doesn’t matter what I see cause it’s all part of the life of a cinephile.  So today, I get to talk about the movie Enter the Ninja staring the original Django himself, Franco Nero.  The 1981 classic, yes classic ninja film that is just balls out epic and unintentionally funny action film.

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Movie of the Day – 3 Ninjas

I don’t know what is happening here, but I just can’t seem to get away from the martial arts fair of the early 90s.  With TMNT II and Surf Ninjas being covered recently, I just want to revert back to my childhood.  Who could forget the antics of young, white suburban kids learning the ancient art of nut kicking from Egg Shen of Big Trouble in Little China.  I am certain that this movie did more for the strip mall dojo’s in getting kids excited about becoming little crotch kicking ninjas.  I bought into this movie, the notion that us little kids could take on a ninja syndicate and save the girl with out nut kicking prowess and tiny fists of fury.  It’s a movie that would spawn countless knock-offs and sequels that sadly pale in comparison to the one true heir of young Bruce Lee wannabes.

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Movie of the Day – Surf Ninjas

Holy Christ that is the most bro-ist, 90s trailer I have ever seen.  Record Scratches, Ninja Cam’s, rewind remix, Surf Ninja apparently had everything!  Now I love me some kung fu films or martial arts films or really anything that has fighting in it, so being fed a steady diet of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and 3 Ninjas, Surf Ninjas was right up my alley.  Besides, who can resist the lure of pastel, hyper color clothing, the musings of Rob Schneider, surfing ninjas and Leslie Nielsen?  It was a rad time to being a kid in the early 90s is all I have to say, other than what I will write about this film after the jump.

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Movie of the Day – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

I will admit, the first film is by far the superior film of the TMNT series.  I mean it was dark, edgier, and even had Casey Jones in the film.  But I was a kid and all I saw in front of my eyes was another chance to break out those nunchucks and karate chop the air in a furious enjoyment as the Turtles were back and Vanilla Ice was doing the sound track.  Sure, my refined tastes in film has allowed me to discern between good and bad films, but I will never, ever, grow tired of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, expect for that shit third film where they travel back in time.  What a load of horse shit that was.

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Movie of the Day – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

So there is a lot of nerd rage happening on the internet about the latest news of Michael Bay raping your childhood and adding gratuitous explosions and Victoria Secret Models for no reason into some cherished property from the 80s and 90s called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  If you aren’t familiar with the whole Michael Bay TMNT debacle, just do a search for that and watch your computer screen melt.  Seriously, the short story is basically Bay wants to reboot the series, not make them teenage or mutant.  They will just be referred to as Ninja Turtles, which I guess is fine or something, I don’t know.  I think I am supposed to be outraged by this but then again it’s Michael Bay and I know his movies are going to bro-ish ads for the military and underwear models.  So I can’t begrudge the guy for doing what he is familiar with, but there is one thing that nerds should never forget and that is the original 1990 classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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