Tag Archive | Martial Arts

Brotherhood Of The Wolf (2001)

Director: Christophe Gans

Starring: Samuel Le Bihan, Vincent Cassel, Emilie Dequenne

Release date: January 31 (FRA). Vive la France! About time too, I was getting Gallic withdrawal symptoms! This one seems to be well thought of around these parts so without further ado I’m gonna jump right in to 18th Century Oooh-la-la country. May contain a Frog-munching metal lion-thing & spoileurs…

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Jarv’s Schlock Vault: Gymkata

Because, for the next two months, you’re going to toughen your mind and your body. It’s going to make your Olympic training look like finger-painting.

Gymkata is one of the legendary “awful” movies of the 1980’s. Simultaneously derided for being absolutely terrible on every conceivable level and adored for just those reasons, it really is a masterpiece of “bad” cinema. The sheer concept of Gymkata is so gleefully silly that I honestly think it doesn’t deserve the hate grenades thrown at it. Not to mention that it has a montage, and everyone loves a montage. Even Rocky had a montage. What we have here is a phenomenally entertaining piece of dumbhouse, a film that has no business existing and never once drops below the levels of stupidly hysterical. Gymkata is a magnificently cretinous movie, a blast from start to finish and kept me in absolute hysterics all the way through.  Read More…

The Birthday Series – Rush Hour 2 (2001)

Droids Birthday Series 2001 I’m reviewing a film that was released on or around August 2nd for each year of my life. Here’s 2001.

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