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Old 01-12-13, 06:37 PM
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Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

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Sylvester Stallone stars as Jimmy Bobo, a New Orleans hitman who forms an alliance with Washington D.C. detective Taylor Kwan to bring down the killer of their respective partners.

From director Walter Hill comes the action thriller "Bullet to the Head."

"Bullet to the Head" also stars Sung Kang ("Fast Five"), Sarah Shahi (Showtime's "The L Word"), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ("G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"), Christian Slater (TV's "Breaking In"), John Seda (HBO's "The Pacific"), Weronika Rosati (HBO's "Luck"), and Jason Momoa (HBO's "Game of Thrones").

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Just saw the trailer for this the other day. Looks pretty badass.

Since the movie isn't called "Headshot" anymore and has a new director, I thought it was time to do a thread update. Opens up next month.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

....I liked the other thread more.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

I will see this on Netflix. I'm sure it will be decent, since it is Stallone. Though this poster for the movie makes it look like a direct to DVD release.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

Seriously though...this one looks bad. The Tomb at least has a premise that's more interesting. That and Sly+Arnold, a movie all their own. SOLD.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

Originally Posted by andy434343 View Post
Though this poster for the movie makes it look like a direct to DVD release.
$55,000,000 budget you would think they could get a better poster


Read on IMDB that this was supposed to be a Sylvester Stallone / Thomas Jane project. Jane was brought in to the film by original director Wayne Kramer.
Kramer left the film after clashing with Stallone. Walter Hill (after a 10 year hiatus) was brought in to direct by Stallone after Jane suggested it to him.
When Hill came on board, Joel Silver came in as producer and fired Jane and replaced him with Sung Kang because he wanted an ethnic character in the role.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

According to IMDB, this movie was shot from June to August 2011. I'm guessing this has been delayed awhile.

It looks cool to me, but really his character's name is Jimmy Bobo?
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
Joel Silver came in as producer and fired Jane and replaced him with Sung Kang because he wanted an ethnic character in the role.


Yeah I think 50 cent was rumored as well for a potential cast mate. If not him, it was definitely a black person. But in the end, the Asians won the battle to define the term "ethnic".
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

I'll see it. Ultra violence is my thing and whatever gets Walter Hill behind the camera is of interest to me.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

I read a tweet from Devin Faraci (of Bad Ass Digest) who said this film should be used as an example of why some directors need to be involuntarily retired.

Ouch.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

I can't honestly buy Stallone even with his roided out muscles fighting Khal Drogo. Trailer lost me there.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

Saw it tonight. It was okay. Usually when you have a "team", both of them bring something to the table. Nick Nolte can do police work but Eddie Murphy can rouse the bar in that special way. Here, Stallone does all the work and makes Kang look mostly useless. See that poster up there, with him on the phone? That's pretty much what he does. "I want information on this person. He's at this address? Okay let's go there."

I was expecting more from the team-up, and most of the movie was a little too straightforward.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

I saw it tonight with some friends at a screening and we all thought it was a really fun, mindless action movie. Maybe it is being helped since we all slogged through The Last Stand (until the fun last 20 minutes or so) but this was a total throwback to the straightforward 80s action movies. They rolled out every damn cliche in the book, but the movie was so tongue in cheek and self aware that it was fun.

Stallone still kicks ass too, and he does way more than Arnie does in TLS. And the title is definitely not a misnomer, I think roughly 60 people get a literal bullet to the head. Or a full clip unloaded into them haha.

I do agree that Kang was kind of rendered useless here, but Momoa did a good job as the generic baddie and if you have any interest in this at all, you will enjoy yourself.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

If it doesn't come with subtitles for whenever Stallone speaks, I won't be seeing it.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

Didn't know Walter Hill was still alive.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

The poster in the OP makes this look like some crappy DTV release you rent because you have nothing better to do/watch.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

Saw what you want about Stallone but it is hard to believe the man is around 66 years old. My Dad is 63 and he looks like an old man. Stallone looks like he is in his early 40's or younger.

I want to see this but just don't see myself going to the theater for it.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

Walter Hill, Stallone and an R-rating. This should be good. This is the first theatrical movie Hill's directed in 10 years and hasn't directed anything meaningful in two decades.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

Originally Posted by brianluvdvd View Post
Saw what you want about Stallone but it is hard to believe the man is around 66 years old. My Dad is 63 and he looks like an old man. Stallone looks like he is in his early 40's or younger.
No shit. Between Stallone and Lance Armstrong I'm starting to think 'roids are the way to go!
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
$55,000,000 budget you would think they could get a better poster


Read on IMDB that this was supposed to be a Sylvester Stallone / Thomas Jane project. Jane was brought in to the film by original director Wayne Kramer.
Kramer left the film after clashing with Stallone. Walter Hill (after a 10 year hiatus) was brought in to direct by Stallone after Jane suggested it to him.
When Hill came on board, Joel Silver came in as producer and fired Jane and replaced him with Sung Kang because he wanted an ethnic character in the role.
None of this bodes well, it makes it sound like Stallone and the producers are the ones really in charge, and add to that Walter Hill's scattershot career over the past several year and the really weak trailer, and I'm reticent.

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
Didn't know Walter Hill was still alive.
He hasn't made a theatrical film in the last ten years since Undisputed in 2002, he's done producing work and directed that TV movie Broken Trail and the pilot of Deadwood.

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
The poster in the OP makes this look like some crappy DTV release you rent because you have nothing better to do/watch.
Yeah, and the trailer kind of looks like that too, plus that's what Stallone was stuck doing before he relaunched his career a few years back.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

That poster looks like something Steven Seagal would be in these days.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

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Yeah, and the trailer kind of looks like that too, plus that's what Stallone was stuck doing before he relaunched his career a few years back.
That's exactly what this looks like to me - the drivel Stallone was stuck doing in the late 90s/early 00s. It looks like something that should be sitting on the shelf right next to Eye See You or Avenging Angelo.
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That's exactly what this looks like to me - the drivel Stallone was stuck doing in the late 90s/early 00s. It looks like something that should be sitting on the shelf right next to Eye See You or Avenging Angelo.

I have the import of Eye See You known as D-Tox on Blu-ray, which was pretty cool, imo. Great little ensemble cast and it was violent as hell.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

A friend of mine saw it last night and said that it was a terrible film, but fun. I asked him if it was comparable to Last Stand and he said that he'd call Last Stand a GOOD movie.

I'll definitely catch a matinee of BTTH.
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Re: Bullet to the Head (Dir: Hill, S: Stallone, Kang, Shahi, Slater) - 2/01/13

Bought a matinee ticket to see this tomorrow afternoon after I get off work.

I like B action movies like this. Been renting and watching them for well over 20 years now. Some may think they are a waste of time, but I get a kick out of them. Looking forward to this.

BTW, I have a VCD from Hong Kong of D-Tox, which was one of Stallone's many B movies from the early 2000s. That was actually a pretty good B action thriller and well made. Surprised it never made it to theatres.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Bought a matinee ticket to see this tomorrow afternoon after I get off work.

I like B action movies like this. Been renting and watching them for well over 20 years now. Some may think they are a waste of time, but I get a kick out of them. Looking forward to this.

BTW, I have a VCD from Hong Kong of D-Tox, which was one of Stallone's many B movies from the early 2000s. That was actually a pretty good B action thriller and well made. Surprised it never made it to theatres.
D-Tox made it to theaters overseas. Not here, though. I'm sure it made a profit there.

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