Wednesday, July 11, 2012
ActionFest Buffet 3.0: Leftovers
On the Menu: THE RAID: REDEMPTION (2011)
Aftertaste: Possibly the best action flick of ActionFest 2012.
On the Menu: THE DAY (2011)
Aftertaste: Like THE ROAD, but with young peeps, including the lovely Shannyn Sossamon.
On the Menu: BAD ASS (2012)
Aftertaste: A real-life viral video becomes a vigilante flick starring Danny Trejo. It's WALKING TALL with a fanny pack.
On the Menu: COMIN' AT YA! 3D (1981)
Aftertaste: The most fun movie at ActionFest 2012 not named MANBORG, but it's not purposefully ridiculous. It's just ridiculous.
On the Menu: SLEEPLESS NIGHT (2011)
Aftertaste: This secret screening was a nice surprise. You'd never know Tomer Sisley is a stand-up comedian by trade. Dude rocks the action-thrillers.
On the Menu: THE LOST BLADESMAN (2011)
Aftertaste: A little confusing with all the characters, and I was hoping for more action. More of a drama until the second half.
On the Menu: GOD BLESS AMERICA (2011)
Aftertaste: Goldthwait's stuff is always risky/ballsy. Twisted and over-the-top, but I agree with most of the soapboxing when it comes to how our culture has devolved.
On the Menu: WONDER WOMEN! (2012)
Aftertaste: A well-done mix of comic book history and girl power. Sometimes inspirational, too. I'm still waiting for the live-action Wonder Woman summer blockbuster. I vote for Gina Carano.