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The life and times of Stathis Borans.

Films often serve up amazing deep and detailed characters, the lead stars, the pivotal catalysts of intriguing storylines and many fan bois and gurls spend hours writing fan fiction and dressing up trying to connect with these amazing personalities.

At the opposite end of the spectrum there are the odd characters who seem to be forgotten, cast by the wayside and often have a miserable existence, well I’m going to pay homage to those orphaned characters, often not even good enough to be a sidekick and mostly used as cannon fodder.

I’m kicking off these (potential) series with Stathis Borans. Continue reading The life and times of Stathis Borans.

5 Selected : Harvey Keitel (Vol. 1)

01.Reservoir Dogs (1992)

 The film that boosted a ton of careers, both new and old. Iconic cult classic from the twisted mind of Quentin Tarantino, that revolves around the collation of a group of estranged men who are together only to pull off a jewels heist that goes terribly wrong. Keitel plays a pretty major role as he protects Tim Roth after he’s shot in the raid but unbeknownst to him he’s also a cop. A bright and vivid film with great performances and a smoking soundtrack that changed lanes on modern cinema. 10/10 Continue reading 5 Selected : Harvey Keitel (Vol. 1)

5 Selected – Peter Weller

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 01.Robocop (1987)

One of the best action sci-fi movies of all time, and starring the unusual Weller, not someone you’d assume as being an action hero, he is lucky to outsmart the bullet (pun intended) and become one of the greatest robotic antihero’s and part time scumbag (explanation coming). Alex Murphy was just the average nice guy until he got blown to pieces by a violent gang, his body, claimed by OCP, a futuristic corporation that runs the Detroit City Metro. Police, who transform him into an unthinking cyborg, until he regains his memory and starts chasing the gang who killed him, and those who control the gang. A cult classic with tons of spin offs, comics, animated shows films and series. Robocop harnessed many guises for us, as a metallic golem, a lone samurai or a gunman rolling into town to put things straight we can all sympathize with him. There are tons of deeper issues covered in the films, including the rise of fascism through the media, a brilliant film that keeps giving. 10/10 Continue reading 5 Selected – Peter Weller

5 selected – Tim Robbins

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A cherub faced star with an ability to take on difficult and energetic roles, Tim Robbins has made some blinding performances over the last couple of decades

01.Shawshank Redemption (1995)

Possibly the greatest film of time? Quite possibly… Robbins plays Andy Dufresne, but shares the main role with so many iconic actors and roles that everyone’s a winner. He’s a mild mannered guy who ends up going to prison for the murder of his wife. While protesting his innocence, he rises above all the attempts to break him down, either from other cons or the corrupt system. It’s strangely heartwarming while also being melodramatically cruel. It did wonders for Robbins career and really gave him a step up into many more unusual roles but he certainly does thrive as Andy and I feel that this role immortalizes him and possibly Morgan Freeman (or maybe just his voice?). 10/10 Continue reading 5 selected – Tim Robbins

5 Selected – Ray Wise

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I have to admit that I have a teeny crush on Ray Wise,  but who couldn’t fall for his charm, the tall dark handsome stranger of anyone’s nightmares.  Generally I manage to see him in a lot of horror movies,  but that’s obvious due to the nature of my blog,  I’m rather partial to horror! I really think Mr Wise should have had more lead roles and I’m impressed with his constant contributions no matter how small but sadly the one character I’d love to see him as; the devil, was in a TV show and as we all know I don’t watch tv… I guess I’m going to have to make an exception.

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01.Robocop (1987)

The iconic 80s sci fi had a host of amazing characters, literally every one influenced some film or show at point, while Ray didn’t play the most influential person, he did have some memorable scenes including a fight with Robocop on the dance floor of an industrial club, shooting Robocop in the chest and generally being one of the coolest members of Clarence’s gang. 10/10 [REVIEW]

Ray wise jeepers02.Jeepers Creepers II (2003)

In this long awaited sequel, Wise gets to play Jack Taggart, a surly farmer who loses his young son to the Creeper and stays ever bitter and vigilant awaiting this return in 23 years, then goes out on a crazed revenge hunt with a harpoon attached to his pick up. He’s pretty amazing in this role, coming across as both a protective father and tough hombre. He’s a great hero against one of the more creative new monsters in horror movie history. 6/10

ray wise swamp thing03.Swamp Thing (1982)

One of the few amazing comic to movie adaptations from the legendary Wes Craven. The original green peace activist super hero is played by two actors, before his transformation he’s Dr. Alec Holland, who while being a brilliant biologist is also a tree hugging hippy who loves the swamp. Despite only being in the movie for the first quarter he’s  brilliant at bringing alive the most important aspects of the Swamp Thing. 9/10 

ray wise dead end04.Dead End (2003)

A pound shop find that turned out to be great, A family travelling at Christmas find themselves trapped on the same road while encountering bizarre strangers. Ray plays the dad and has a great scene presence with Lyn Shaye who plays his wife. Its an odd film but the two veteran actors keep the film alive with great acting, a comical approach and a lot of ad libbing. 7/10 [REVIEW]

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05.Digging up the Marrow (2014)

This film blew me away, I adore found footage movies and this was really taking things to a new level. From a relatively new director Adam Green, it’s a diary style movie of a fan (Ray) who contacts him to expose that monsters are real,  he really pulls off this difficult and curious character with style. Overall a sterling performance from Ray in this difficult and often misunderstood film.7/10 [REVIEW]

5 Selected – Richard Brake

FIVE BEST RICHARD BRAKE MOMENTS.

The Brake has got to be one of my favourite actors! He’s never had any massive roles that I’m aware of but he consistently appears in a lot of the movies I watch, always with his iconic slicked back blonde hair and dirty ole pervert persona.. I LOVE him.

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  • Death machine (1994) – Scott Ridley
  • Doom (2005) – Portman
  • Outpost (2006) – Prior
  • Hannibal Rising (2007) – Enrikas Dortlich 
  • Legacy : Black Ops (2010) – Scott O’Keef

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Death machine (1994) – Scott Ridley –  This was my first viewing of Richard. He plays a not to hot shot business dude who pisses off Brad who unleashes his death machine on him. He’s a classic yuppie and dies horribly.

Doom (2005) – Portman – This is my top favourite because you get to see him quite a lot in this movie. Again he plays a douchbag but he like kinky things.. oh man that was good news! I have a signed poster for this film sadly Richard didn’t sign it .. this makes me very sad. Oh yeah and he dies horribly.

Outpost (2006) – Prior – So good to see him with a beard or at least some facial hair.. oh man what a hot flick. He’s not the biggest douche in the movie and he dies horribly.

Hannibal Rising (2007) – Enrikas Dortlich  –  Beautiful and yet terrible death scene I almost expected to hear a pop on that one while he dies horribly.

Legacy : Black Ops (2010) – Scott O’Keefe –  He gets to be a flashback douchbag in this film, who dies horribly..

Notice a pattern emerging here? SCOTT!? Why is he always called Scott? No seriously he dies in everything, more deaths than  Sean Bean.

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that grin!!

Yes I’d like to see him play a major role, a proper full time scum bag, that would make all my dweams come twoo.

THE BOYKA CONNECTION

I have to thank my friend “The Bear” for lending me Undisputed II (2006), what an amazing movie it is! It soon prompted me to watch Undisputed (2002) which was a load of dry ole balls.. No matter it happens sometimes, although if I had watched Undisputed (2002) first then I probably would have avoided the second movie… *shudders* Imagine that a world without Boyka! NOOOOO!!! So eventually I managed to find the most up to date movie, Undisputed III (2010) and DING DONG! It was bloody astounding, and that was all down to our boy behind bars.. Yuri Boyka! What a champion! BOYKA BOYKA! BOYKA BOYKA!

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I know I’m not the only one who finds they are perched on the sofa chanting BOYKA BOYKA! Through out the fight scenes and I’m certainly not the only one who gets all excited when he tells yanks to “shut the hell up” or “you need to shut your f*cking mouth” and I could watch him beating seven bells of hell out of everyone all night long. It was great seeing a mini Boyka role in the Tournament (2009) even if it was about 2 minutes long

Even in the second movie where he is supposed to be a brutal stamp collecting monster you still love him and his kick ass/get schit done attitude. Don’t get me wrong, George Chambers (Michael Jai White) was a great guy, helping out all those poor people and cripples but Boyka stole the show. So much so that the third movie was about HIM!

Basically Scott Adkins could play the Boyka character forever and we would still love him, imagine where this could go? Undisputed 8 Boyka the father, Boyka saves the world!? Boyka VS Mothra!! Why the hell don’t I have a Boyka T-Shirt!? I need action dolls and bed spreads and I think small children all over the world need to stop being so deluded that kindness will get them everywhere and take stab at being the most complete fighter in the world.

Uri Boyka IMDB Page – http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0060245/

Scott Adkins (my future husband) Wiki Page – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Adkins

Best of Yuri Boyka –YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=SbI_04n3lLU

Yuri Boyka the most complete fighter in the world –YouTube –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5FP7Y4Jy98

Scott Adkins Becoming Boyka Video –Dailymotion – http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x960cg_scott-adkins-becoming-boyka_sport

Boyka –Undisputed IV –Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/BoykaUndisputedIV

Boyka facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/uri-boyka/272143166174

This post is dedicated to Captain Fantastico.

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Danny dyers face

Has anyone else noticed that Danny Dyers face is always bleeding in his films?

I’ve only seen a couple of his movies when I had realised this so I actively made the decision to find more movies to see how true this is.

So far so bleedy…

I would have assumed  that when he starts a new movie or is getting ready in make up he probably has his own fake blood, or feels naked without it lol.

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