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9:40 - Guy gives Rob Roy's fight a 10/10, so he's instantly the best expert of his field in the world, imo.   :*  He, the "ditches and more ditches" guy, and the "medieval weapons" guy this Insider channel has showcased, should make a whole series of them sitting on a couch reacting to/discussing stuff, together.

 

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in our estimation, the most realistic and arguable best movie sword fight. the duelists included multiple fantastic sword fights.

off the top o' our noggin, polish films zrodzeni do szabli and potop is also among the bestest sword fighting movies.

rob roy is good, but you got two combatants with vast different levels o' skill and tim roth is toying with his opponent for most o' the duel scene. is only 'cause o' arrogance roth loses, which is more than a little cliché.  spend 90% o' a film, book or whatever building up a villain as unstoppable, but the villain ends up falling victim to hubris. for comic book fans, am wondering how many times has dr. doom lost this way?

*sigh* 

would be annoying if farmer liam neeson sudden became the superior swordsman in the last ten minutes o' the film. so if you are gonna have a duel, what believable way is there for roth to lose? perhaps a slight misstep leads to a severe ankle sprain for cunningham?  that woulda' been anticlimactic if no less improbable. is just not possible for us to rank such an uneven fight, where the superior swordsman for all practical purposes commits suicide, occupy a place o' particular distinction on our imagined "best" list.

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The best sword fight scene in cinema IMHO:

Not the flashiest fight, but in terms of how an actual sabre duel would happen, it's pretty realistic.

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On 2/26/2021 at 9:19 AM, Keyrock said:

The best sword fight scene in cinema IMHO:

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Not the flashiest fight, but in terms of how an actual sabre duel would happen, it's pretty realistic.

is from the aforementioned potop.

keep in mind, the actors almost got serious hurt a few times during the filming o' this scene and they even added football style cleats to the combatant's boots to give 'em better footing as they kept falling. genuine realistic woulda' had fight end much quicker and likely with both combatants rolling around in the mud, but if the movie is called "deluge," then you are gonna have wet.

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10 hours ago, Raithe said:

John Cleese updating with...

Oh no... 😁

 

I posted this one a long time ago

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Not like the army ever really had a chance without air superiority. How do you fight an enemy like this??? :ninja:

https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2016/10/on-this-day-the-emu-wars-begin/

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I hope they've learned their lesson before the Chinese army shows up!

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^ I like the art style and gore. Hopefully the gore is used with purpose, à la Paul Verhoeven, rather than just gore for gore's sake. 

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On 3/9/2021 at 8:15 PM, Gorth said:

Oh no... 😁

 

Not like the army ever really had a chance without air superiority. How do you fight an enemy like this??? :ninja:

 

not that we have a vote in the matter, but am gonna suggest the answer to your question is obvious:  packs o' cybernetic enhanced robodogs.

sometimes you need a crazy solution to combat a crazy problem.

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ps don't blame us when the robodogs inevitable slip their programing leashes. can always blame on the engineers if things go awry.

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I need movie ideas. I shot all the suggestions for movie night down and landed myself the job. 😕

9/10 of everything is crap. I need something not crap. Artsy is fine. If turns out terrible I can just call them all Neanderthals and pretend i like it. 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Totally not Gorgon said:

 

 

I need movie ideas. I shot all the suggestions for movie night down and landed myself the job. 😕

9/10 of everything is crap. I need something not crap. Artsy is fine. If turns out terrible I can just call them all Neanderthals and pretend i like it. 

 

 

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Dolemite is your only choice.

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On 3/17/2021 at 5:33 PM, Raithe said:

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What's there to script? Johnny Depp is going to wear a lot of scarves and act wacky, Orlando Bloom is going to look handsome, and Kiera Knightley is going to purse her lips.

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17 hours ago, Totally not Gorgon said:

 

 

I need movie ideas. I shot all the suggestions for movie night down and landed myself the job. 😕

9/10 of everything is crap. I need something not crap. Artsy is fine. If turns out terrible I can just call them all Neanderthals and pretend i like it. 

 

 

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Go old school.

Trot out the likes of Casablanca or The Philidelphia Story.

Then you can tell them they just don't recognise the classics...

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On 3/18/2021 at 8:19 AM, Totally not Gorgon said:

I need movie ideas. I shot all the suggestions for movie night down and landed myself the job. 😕

9/10 of everything is crap. I need something not crap. Artsy is fine. If turns out terrible I can just call them all Neanderthals and pretend i like it. 

 

Minari?  Looks like one of those critically lauded, well-acted but slow paced human dramas.  One which I'm actually interested in, but not $20 Amazon rental level interested in.  😛

Otherwise, yeah, old school. Some old classic you think others haven't seen or something.

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On 3/18/2021 at 8:19 AM, Totally not Gorgon said:

 

 

I need movie ideas. I shot all the suggestions for movie night down and landed myself the job. 😕

9/10 of everything is crap. I need something not crap. Artsy is fine. If turns out terrible I can just call them all Neanderthals and pretend i like it. 

 

 

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have never paid attention to notgorgon's entertainment preferences, so "not crap," is gonna shift a bit depending on what you believe to be crap or good. 

question: what is the best adam sandler movie?

answers from boardies could be genuine and complete different. some persons will insist there has been no good adam sandler movies. some will mention happy gilmore or similar fare... perhaps the wedding singer gets a few votes?  am admitting we thought both punch drunk love and uncut gems were good movies with excellent performances by adam sandler.

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we will note we recent saw kiss kiss, bang bang again and am always surprised by how much we like that  movie. inexplicably reminds us o' marlowe (1969). 

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On 3/18/2021 at 11:19 AM, Totally not Gorgon said:

 

 

I need movie ideas. I shot all the suggestions for movie night down and landed myself the job. 😕

9/10 of everything is crap. I need something not crap. Artsy is fine. If turns out terrible I can just call them all Neanderthals and pretend i like it. 

 

 

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Daniel Radcliffe lines up villainous role in new Sandra Bullock movie (msn.com)

He previously explained why he likes going for such offbeat projects rather than big franchises, stating: "I've actually found it's an incredibly liberating thing, to do the biggest thing you're ever gonna do really f**king early," he said.
"The financial success thing, that's done. So just do things that make you happy.
"For every director out there that was like, 'I can only see him as Harry Potter', there was at least one that said, 'I wonder if he'll do this really f**king weird thing?'"

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They need to remake Speed, but with Keanu Reeves as the bomber. 

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Saw some YT video that reminded me I saw this movie in the theater back when - had a teenage bf who loved such movies. Anyway, I remember thinking it was entertaining even then, and nostalgia has me wanting me to say it was one of those "most 80's 80's" type of movies.  So much cheese and Bruce Lee homages.  The slow mo arm waving - one of those Bruce Lee homages - at around 3:25 is gold (warning, end fight spoiler, if anyone cares).

Sho Nuff!

 

Also, that song was awesome.

 

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