Sunday, May 15, 2005

The Replacement Killers

My taste in movies can often stray into what many might consider art house fare. To some degree that's true. I love Jim Jarmusch films and I even own a copy of Begotten. But the truth is, I also like B movies. I'm one of the suckers who watches Road House every frig'n time the Spike network plays it. To my mind, Sam Elliot is brilliant in the film and secondary dialog like: "calling me sir, is like putting an elevator in an outhouse; it just don't fit." is timeliess. While Road House may get more plays on TV, my actual favorite B movie of recent years is the Antoine Fuqua master work, The Replacement Killers. I like all of Fuqua's movies but this one has a special place in my heart. It pairs the asian cool dude Chow Yun-Fat with the beauty Mira Sorvino in one of the purest gun fests I can think of. Chow Yun-Fat is a modern Clint Eastwood: cool, capable and deadly. It's just such a great movie. Why am I posting about this now? It's on TV and I can't stop watching it.
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