Action Movie Watch: "Skin Trade"

 

Action fans, the scene has been dull as of late.  Unless you are a fan of comic book movies, the only action films you might see these days are probably from your own collection.

Last night I was surfing Hulu, taking a look at the new trailers that were added, and one caught my attention.  The film is called, “Skin Trade,” and is staring Tony Jaa, Dolph Lundgren, and Ron Pearlman.

Detective Nick Cassidy’s (Dolph Lundgren) family gets killed by gangster Viktor Dragovic (Ron Pearlman.)  Cassidy heads to Bangkok for vengence and teams up with Thai detective Tony Vitayakui (Tony Jaa) to hunt down Dragovic and destroy his human trafficking network.  Meanwhile, FBI Agent Eddie Reed (Michael Jai White) is sent to bring Cassidy home.  But as the crossfire ensues, Cassidy has to determine who his true allies are.

Dolph Lundgren wrote the script for this, starting it in 2007 after reading the news about a van “full of girls” being smuggled into the United States from Mexico.  The van was left at the boarder by the smugglers along the boarder, and all the girls inside died of heat stroke and suffocation.

The film is set to be released on May 8, 2015.

"Rambo: Last Blood" is coming.

    Sylvester Stallone is one of my favorite action stars on earth. He is amazing.  As a kid, I watched everything he did, R-rated or not, I would find a way to watch it.  I love that I’m in my 30’s and I still get to see his movies.  Not only is he still making movies, but he unrealistically is still the bad ass hero in them, they look like they were made in the 80’s, and they are still awesome.
  According the the N.Y. Daily News Stallone has tweeted that he had just finished working on a Gangster movie, and that he was wrapping up a new (and possibly last) “Rambo” movie.  Stallone is also set to bring back Rocky Balboa in a movie called “Creed.”  Rocky will be training Apollo Creed’s son.

  I have to say, another Rocky sounds terrible, even if it’s technically about Apollo Creed’s son.  In this day in age, boxing is an afterthought.  The sport has been so badly damaged, that I’m just not sure who would even care. Another Rambo though? Most definitely!  The last Rambo movie was one of the most memorable movies I had ever seen in a theater.  “John Rambo” was one of bloodiest action movies ever.  I could best describe it as a tasteless “Saving Private Ryan.” The movie was filled with an over-usage of blood, severed limbs, a nasty rape scene, and even a seen where a baby is just casually thrown into a burning hut.  My favorite scene of the movie, and probably the most memorable, involves a jeep full of Burmese soldiers pulling up to Rambo, who is in the middle of mowing down an entire fleet of soldiers coming at him with a Gatling style rotary machine gun which has two giant shields on it to protect his eyes from other peoples brains.  The jeep pulls up within a few feet of him, and he just turns this massive gun around and unloads it into the jeep at point blank range.  A volcano of blood shoots out from the top of the vehicle.  The theater erupted in applause and laughter.  It was one of the most unintentionally funny movies I had ever seen on the big screen.  I’m hoping “Last Blood” will follow tradition.


  How should this end?  I think that Rambo has to finally die, it’s only fitting.  But he needs to die in the most manliest of ways possible.  That is going to be one hell of a brainstorming session!

Netflix Alert: "Messenger of Death"

    There are some beauties on Netflix this month.  Here is one from one of my favorite actors of all time, Charles Bronson.  I have seen most of his films but somehow missed this one.  “Messenger of Death” is the story of this family in a private Mormon community that was was slaughtered by two evil and mysterious visitors wielding shotguns.  They destroy 3 women and 6 little children.  Like most Bronson movies, there isn’t much left for the imagination in this brutal scene (although they spare you the imagery of the kids actually getting hit with bullets).  Bronson plays a station wagon driving (with wood paneling) reporter who covers the story, and (big shocker) decides to take matters into his own hands.

    Like most Bronson movies, the police fail to handle the case correctly due to the laws holding them back. In this case, they have to release the prime suspect from custody unless they planned on charging him with something, plus they say that the crime was outside their jurisdiction (which is kind of hilarious because they worked the crime scene.)  Of course Bronson thinks all of this is bullshit.  Even though Bronson knows the prime suspect they let go isn’t the killer, he is convinced that its one of two Mormon brothers, both blaming each other for the crime.  Bronson eventually gets wrapped up in trying to prevent a group of angry Mormons from hunting down who they believe committed this crime.  Things heat up when an elaborate scheme starts to unfold revealing the real motive behind all that has taken place.  
    Not my favorite Bronson movie by no stretch, but definitely not a stinker.  I think my problem with the movie was just that Bronson was way to laid back in this.  He lacked the bad ass element and horrible dialog that he was known for, especially for being a Cannon release which was known for being his worst (best) work.
    Perhaps the icing on the cake in this movie, is when a character during a fairly climatic scene puts a gun up to his temple and pulls the trigger which results in a bang, s teeny puff of smoke, and perhaps the weakest bullet on earth as it doesn’t exit his head.  One of the more ridiculous scenes I’ve encountered in a movie.  You still get to see a few classic Bronson hand to hand combat scenes so the movie doesn’t totally disappoint.  This is one to watch on a lazy Sunday.  Not a classic, but enjoyable.
One of two Bronson Shirts on our website

Our Bronson shirts are available on our website, eBay store, and Etsy stores.

New Roadhouse Onesie!

    Oh man, its been a while since I’ve had enough time to put out a new design.  I still don’t really have “time” but I forced this in.  One of my favorite films ever growing up is, “Roadhouse”.  I watched this movie at an age where it was probably totally unacceptable, but hey I turned out fine.  Needless to say, this became one of my all time favorites and can basically recite the dialog throughout the entire film.  A “Roadhouse” inspired garment has always been on my list of things to make, but could never think of what exactly I wanted to do.  So after some thought, I figured a bouncer shirt for an infant would be awesome.

This is now available on our website at http://www.supersweetshirts.com .  Great holiday or shower gift!

Statham Shirt!

     The second of the two new shirts put out this week is the new Jason Statham shirt.  I’ve been trying to get the Statham shirt correct for some time now.  I could never get it right and the finished  product never looked like him.  This weekend, with a glass of good beer and some music, I sat down Friday night and finally got it right.  This shirt will go over well with any action fan!  This is available now in our Etsy and eBay stores right now.  It will be available on supersweetshirts.com in a few days.

Action Movie 100: Whats next?

   This is going to be tough coming off of such a great movie.  I’m sure these next two are good, particularly the first of the two: “Highlander”.  I have realized that even though I am familiar with Highlander, I had never actually seen the original movie.  I had seen the TV shows, but never the original movie.  It was always something that I wasn’t too into but had friends that loved it, like this guy:

Justin loves Highlander.


So sticking to my original pact (that I would watch everything on this list that I hadn’t seen minus the obscure old kung-fu flicks), I watched the trailer to see if I could get totally excited about checking it out.  I totally am not excited.  Someone help me get excited about sitting through “Highlander”.



I should have my thoughts on my first time viewing “Highlander” sometime next week.

Mr. Majestyk? Totally Awesome.

    They pissed him off, over and over.  Treated unfairly by the cops, and pestered by local red necks, Bronson finally gets pushed over the edge when they unleash machine guns on his watermelons…yup.
This movie was totally awesome and is yet another Bronson movie worth watching.  Mr. Majestyk is a watermelon farmer, and of course a Vietnam vet.  That always seems to be the case.  Whenever a good person kicks the asses of criminals and scum bags, that hero always has a background in NAM.  This movie starts off setting the stage for Bronson defending migrant workers, with local rednecks trying to force him to use white laborers which eventually leads to him kicking someone’s ass and getting into trouble with the law.  Without giving away spoilers, Bronson gets involved with another guy who is also in trouble with the law, only this guy is a royal piece of garbage and a famous hitman who has a history of getting off on all charges.
This movie was pretty entertaining and there wasn’t a dull moment.  Great movie to watch on a rainy day and WAY better then “No Retreat No Surrender 2: Raging Thunder”.

"Raw Deal" Shirt

   Three new Arnold Shirts come out  this week and we will be rolling them out on the blog first before they become available on the website.  Today’s shirt is the black version of the “Raw Deal” shirt.  This shirt will win over any action fan, especially if they love Arnold movies as you will not find this shirt anywhere else.

Sizes
Small$17.00 USD Medium$17.00 USD Large$17.00 USD X-Large$17.00 USD XXL$19.00 USD

Arnold Shirts!

This week I will be rolling out three new Arnold shirts guaranteed to blow minds! OK, maybe I am exaggerating but they are super cool none the less.  Keep an eye out this week for them as they will be available on this blog to purchase before they even hit our website.  For now, we leave you with this:

New Shirt!

    Yesterday I said I was working on a Seagal Shirt for serious fans, something that wasn’t comical like my other Seagal shirts.  The shirt is now finished!

The shirt is now available in our Etsy shop and our eBay store and will be on our main website sometime this week.

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