May 15th 2008
Ah… who knew that Bruce Dickinson (the mad bugger who wants to do everything on earth before he dies) is also a screenplay writer? Hmm? Apparently, he has co-written for the movie Chemical Wedding and is due for a release this May 30th in the UK. I believe the movie is being produced by the legendary Heavy Metal band (my own personal favorite band of all time) Iron Maiden.
And guess who the movie is all about – its none other than Aleister Crowley. Talk about another cult movie in the making.
From an excerpt of an interview by Billboard with Bruce:
The movie we’re just doing ["Chemical Wedding" stems from conversations in the pub with Julian Doyle [Dickinson's co-writer on the film and its director 15 years ago. As it happens, we’re now having the most successful tour in the band’s history, the band is a global phenomenon, and in the same year, we get to release a feature film, followed shortly afterwards by another feature film with a documentary, DVD, all the rest of it. Fucking hell, it looks like a plan. It’s not. It’s totally random.
Looks like Iron Maiden is having a great big party that is lasting for more than a quarter of a century.
Read more at Billiboard for the interview and more tidbits. And Iron Maiden official word on the Chemical Wedding.
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October 25th 2007
Who doesn’t believe Bruce Lee is the king of Martial arts? If you are one of them as I am, you are going to love these facts about the Master.
Excerpts from “10 Kick Ass Facts About Bruce Lee”
Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon (1973). Image: Lexinatrix [Flickr through Neatorama
3. Bruce Lee Never Lost a Fight
Well, actually he lost a fight only once in his life: when he was 13 years old. This loss actually prompted Bruce to learn martial arts from a Wing Chun master named Yip Man. After other students learned that Bruce wasn’t pure Chinese, they refused to let him train in their class. Yip Man had to train him privately.
8. Bruce Lee was Strong
In 1964, Bruce was invited to a karate championship in Long Beach, California. There he performed his famous “One Inch Punch,” where he would deliver a devastating blow from only an inch away, sending his opponent flying back!
Bob Baker of Stockton, whom Bruce hit, said “I told Bruce not to do this type of demonstration again. When he punched me that last time, I had to stay home from work because the pain in my chest was unbearable.”
… and Fast!
Most martial art films are sped up to make fighting scenes appear fast, but not Bruce Lee’s. His moves were too fast to be captured on the regular 24 frames per second film – so they had to film him at 32 fps, and run the film slower so you can see his moves.
Read more interesting things about Bruce Lee at Neatorama.
August 23rd 2007
Ok… thats not the name of the movie thats going to be released early next year (2008). But still, one of my most memorable movies is going to have a sequel. Thats cool!!!
Read more about how Harold and Kumar are going to be in this new movie.
Read more from Sepia Mutiny
And the trailer is released and its awesome.
Visit YouTube for the trailer video.
Visit the original movie site for Harold and Kumar junk and fun. Hehehehe!!!
December 8th 2006
I loved it. It was a great movie to watch. I wouldn’t hesitate to watch Casino Royale again. Daniel Craig was good, maybe he will get better at this. But the important point was that unlike popular opinion it was a decent Bond flick.
People told me they didn’t like it because – (Spoilers ahead)
1) No gadgets
2) No proper Bond women
3) Bond was in love
4) They didn’t understand the game Poker
After I watched the movie, I thought
1) There were gadgets but not so outlandish like some other Bond flicks which made my head turn in disbelief.
2) Eva Green may not be up to the voluptuous standards of other Bond women, but she just did fine for the role in this movie.
3) Bond was in love, yes. But so was he in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service“. If you haven’t watched it, please do as soon as you can. Unlike popular opinion it was a great movie.
4) I can’t help with poker. Maybe you can read about it here.
Altogether, I enjoyed the suspense (more suspenses than other Bond movies I bet), the chase sequences and great trademark dialogues.