OT: Director Jon Avildsen (Rocky, Karate Kid) has died

OT: Director Jon Avildsen (Rocky, Karate Kid) has died

Submitted by Swayze Howell Sheen on June 17th, 2017 at 8:32 AM

Director Jon Avildsen, director of Rocky and Karate Kid (among others), has passed away at age 81. RIP to the man who gave us two of the better sports/underdog movies of all time (imho).

Your tributes below: animated Rocky or Karate Kid gifs accepted.

OT- Mgo movie advice: The Raid Redemption

OT- Mgo movie advice: The Raid Redemption

Submitted by NorthSideBlueFan on March 27th, 2012 at 4:35 PM
If you like action, violence, martial arts as well as some cool special effects go see this movie. Subtitles aren't my favorite, BUT they are well worth it to see the ass kicking that happens in this movie.
It's probably the best violence I've seen on film since Man on Fire (which is currently on HBOGO if you want to re-watch it.) Hopefully, this will help some of you with your movie selections in the coming weeks. EDIT- The Scott Glenn version of Man on Fire is on HBOGO, the Denzel version which is much more intense and violent is not. /Sad panda

OT: "Act of Valor" worth seeing

OT: "Act of Valor" worth seeing

Submitted by StephenRKass on February 10th, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Last night I went to see a screening of the new movie "Act of Valor." There was an ad for it during the Super Bowl, I was intrigued, so I went. (Trailer: http://www.actofvalor.com/official/)

It is a great movie, one I really enjoyed, and I don't expect to see a better action flick this year. Hope you can see it. The main characters are a group of active duty Navy SEALs. They take out several sets of bad guys around the globe. I was dubious about what this meant, seeing it in the advertisements. Were the SEALs extras? Backgroud fill?  No, it means what it says:  Navy SEALs are the main actors, filmed in a story playing themselves in the role of Navy SEALs. The movie includes their wives and families, and a lot of live fire.

You might remember that the guys on the 2011 football team did something with the SEALs as a theme this last season. (Link:  http://mgoblog.com/content/hoke-killed-guy.) There also has been plenty of Barwis porn and awe at the exploits of Martin, Van Bergen, et al. Watching the movie will give a greater sense and appreciation of SEALs who are truly great athletes and do this when it really matters.

Some of the acting, as expected, is a bit wooden. But at the same time, the emotions and action are also much more realistic than you will ever see captured by actors.

I suppose some of you more creative types (think:  LSU Freek) will eventually use clips to create football GIFs, etc. It is somewhat problematic that our fearless leader (i.e., one Brian Cook) most closely resembles one of the two bad guy villians. That photobomb at the hockey game lends itself to this kind of photoshopping.

Anyway, just go see the movie when it comes out in a couple weeks. You'll enjoy it.