Movie of the Day – Shaolin Soccer

In the back of my mind, I think if American Soccer was anything like this, then there wouldn’t be any question as to the popularity of the sport.  Then again, I think people would be contrarian for the sake of being contrarian against soccer, so it is a moot point.  Anyways, what I am getting at here is some half-assed connection between today’s movie, the state of sports fanaticism and what I will be doing today, cause I like to pick relevant movies that I like that happen to coincide with what I am doing this day.  No, I am going to see shaolin soccer as that doesn’t exist, thus making me sadder at the fact.  Yes I am going to see a soccer match tonight, so go Sporting KC.

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Movie of the Day – The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

Now I have recently been watching the new trailer for The Rza’s kung-fu epic “The Man with the Iron Fists” over and over again.  It’s basically a dream come true in that The Rza has finally made his throwback epic to the days of Shaw Brother studio classics.  If you haven’t seen the trailer, I suggest clicking on the link I provided and indulge in what will be greatness.  With that said I went to back to my extensive collection of movies and picked out today’s film because why the hell not.  The Rza’s movie isn’t due out for a while and I need a kung-fu fix like a junkie, so why not watch the grand daddy of all kung-fu films with The 36th Chamber of Shaolin.

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Movie of the Day – Enter the Dragon

 

Nothing exemplifies Hollywood Martial Arts films more than Enter The Dragon.  I can’t begin to recount the amount of times I have seen this movie, mainly with my dad since we love to watch this every time it is on television.  This movie was groundbreaking in that it was the first major Hollywood produced martial arts film that starred one the most explosive and charismatic man in the world.  Bruce Lee son, Bruce Lee will always be the man.  Watching him in this film is a delight of untold pleasures, but a bit sad in knowing that it would also be Bruce Lee’s final time on film.  If there is anything that he will be remembered for, it’s for creating a film that would become the gold standard of martial arts film and a memorial of a talent that will never be replicated.

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