Posts Tagged ‘Tuesday Night Fights’

lady bloodfightEvery once in a while, we here at Moshpits and Movies like do something new here called Tuesday Night Fights when the proper film is made available to us. For example, we just recently did Arnold Schwarzenegger against The Predator from the film Predator or a while ago when we did Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris from Way Of The Dragon. So for this week’s special presentation brought to you courtesy of Ass Whoopin Wednesdays, we are ditching the guys and seeing how bad ass the ladies can be when we check out Lady Bloodfight. Two fighters named Shu (Muriel Hofmann) and Wai (Kathy Wu) battled to a draw in the finals of a Kumite. Wai was unhappy with the council calling it a draw so the council made a decision that each one would have to find someone to take their place at the very next Kumite. After nine months of searching, each one stumbles upon a girl they deem is worthy. For Shu, its in the form of American girl Jane Jones (Amy Johnston), who is in search of answers, but wants to participate in the Kumite in hopes of getting it. For Wai, it’s in the form of the cocky thief who has some skills in Ling Chow (Jenny Wu). After months of training they are put to the test. The film also stars Jet Tranter (Thor: Ragnarok) as Cassidy, Mayling Ng (Wonder Woman) as Svietta Chekhov, Kirt Kishita (Ghost In The Shell) as Mr. Sang, and the film was directed by Chris Nahon (Kiss Of The Dragon).

TNF Chekhov vs JonesJane Jones’s (Johnston) road to the finals was a little different than that of her counterpart Ling Chow (Jenny Wu). After a win in the opening round that almost saw her lose, she lost her sensei after she was caught beating up some dudes that had stolen her bag in the beginning of the film. She also witnessed the death of a new friend in Cassidy at the hands of her semifinal opponent, the ruthless Russian Svietta Chekhov. After taking her time coming out, Jane made her way to the mat to face what could be her toughest opponent in Chekhov. Chekhov started the match as the aggressor, but Jones was keeping her cool the whole time as she avoided the initial attack and was able to get a roundhouse kick to the jaw. After some grappling, Chekhov was able to get some elbows to the midsection and had our heroine in a head scissors lock. The damage was done and Jones was dazed and confused. Chekhov took full advantage of it with a full mount on the ground and she started pounding away with some vicious rights and lefts that left Jones out. As the council woman began to announce Chekhov as the winner, she stopped as Jones began showing life. Jones began breaking apart Chekhov with some brutal kicks and even a superman punch that sent her to the mat. She ended the match with a brutal roundhouse kick that knocked Chekhov out for good. Jones was in the finals awaiting her opponent Ling Chow.

TNF Jones Vs ChowThere was a lot of damage done to Jones coming into the final match, but that didn’t stop her or her sensei from showing up to take on Ling Chow who had gone through less damage throughout the tournament. Ling Chow was smart in the opening minutes of the match hitting her with a backhand that opened up a chance to hit her damaged rib cage which she did, but that didn’t deter the American. Ling was trying to force Jones outside of the lines which would mean a win for Ling, but Jones had something to prove. She was still taking some punishment though with some mean hits to the ribs and back as well as some lethal strikes to the head. Jones was trying to fight back as she was able to get a good shot to the stomach with a nice kick, but Ling was merciless and kept on the attack eventually hitting Jones with a shot to the ear that affected her ear drum. It was then that a little bit of inspiration came her way that may deliver a bit of a boost for the match in the form of a vision of her father.

TNF Jones Vs Chow 2Jones would come at Ling hard with three straight round house kicks that found their mark sending the favorite to the mat. Jones was on a roll as every kick and punch was finding their mark on Ling who had no answer for this miraculous comeback that we were witnessing from Jones. Then when we least expected it with Ling toeing the line of being eliminated if she crosses it, she gets hit with a Bruce Lee like thrust kick that launches her way out of the ring and into the water making Jones the winner of the match and the Kumite. After the match, Sang revealed that he had killed Wai’s brother and that he had not committed suicide over Shu as Wai had always thought. They would go on to bring the circle back together and they started a school together and everyone lived happily ever after. I thought that this was actually a pretty decent film even though it sort of follows the formula of Bloodsport, but they do make it their own. The fight scenes are pretty good as you get into the film, but the opening of the film could have been better. I thought the acting was actually pretty good despite not knowing a lot of the women in the film. The one problem I had with it was if you’re trying to make a serious Women’s Kung Fu film, then why have the bathroom scene when all the women first get together? It didn’t make a lot of sense unless you’re trying to target an all male crowd. Nonetheless, I am going to give the film an B- for a final grade because I enjoyed it.

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predatorIt has been quite some time since the very last Tuesday Night Fights and after covering last week’s Ass Whoopin Wednesdays film, I was inspired to review one more Arnold Schwarzenegger film. To be in a Tuesday Night Fights, our hero has to be facing a villain or just another opponent and that can definitely be said about today’s fight which features Arnold taking on an alien life form in a modern day retelling of The Most Dangerous Game in the form of 1987’s Predator. Some US soldiers have gone missing int he jungles of Latin America and after Dillon (Car Weathers) convinces Arnold, they bring a new team of Commandos deep into the jungles for an excursion that may just be deadlier and stranger than they ever expected. The film also stars Jesse Ventura (WWE Legend) as Blain, Bill Duke (Commando) as Mac, Elpidia Carrillo (Seven Pounds) as Anna, Sonny Landham (Best of The Best II) as Billy, Richard Chaves (Witness) as Poncho, Shane Black (The Hunt For The Red October) as Hawkins, R.G. Armstrong (Children Of The Corn) as Gen. Phillips, Kevin Peter Hall (Harry And The Hendersons) as The Predator, and the film was directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard).

TNF The Predator 1The team is absolutely clueless for a while as to what is going on because they only see a trail of blood and they know it bleeds because they were able to get one shot on it. At one point in the film, the Predator has wiped just about everyone and Anna, Dutch (Arnold), and Hawkins are left, but Poncho is wounded bad. Anna goes to pick up Poncho weapon, but Arnold gets hit in the arm with the laser saving her from getting involved in the film. He tells her to get to the chopper and he slides down a mountain into a water fall. The Predator is behind him, but he cannot see Dutch because Dutch is wet and covered in mud which hides him from the Predator’s heat seeking abilities. After the Predator leaves, this gives Dutch time to set up camp and set up booby traps for our alien counterpart. Dutch decides that he is going to try and beat the Predator at his own game from high in the trees while distracting him with heat to lure him in. The Predator is lured and Dutch is able to avoid him, but as soon as he hits him with an arrow, it destroys his ability to be invisible, but it ticks him off completely.

TNF The Predator 2It ticks him off to the point that he just starts blasting everything in sight and Arnold (Dutch) is hurt. It didn’t matter much though because he was able to regroup and he was able to hurt the Predator a little bit with a spear that knocked him off his perch leaving a trail of blood for Dutch to follow. After failing to realize that he was following a trap, he tries to escape the attack, but lands in the water losing his mud camouflage. The Predator quickly catches up to him and slams him against a rock where he starts examining his skull and he is amazed by it. He lets go and he walks a little bit away from Arnold, but he begins to remove his weapons almost as if this is the fight he has always wanted and he’s going to make it fair. Arnold tries to hit him with a branch, but it busts over his arm and Arnold gets launched backwards by a huge backhand. As Arnold tries to backtrack, the Predator catches him and gets a punch in the face from Arnold and it has no effect. He then begins to pummel Arnold with some fists of his own leaving Arnold wondering what in the hell is he facing.

TNF The Predator 3The Predator continues his absolute assault of Arnold with some vicious blows as Arnold crawls away and by doing this he almost lures the Predator into the trap he set up. Unfortunately, the Predator sees it coming and he avoids it, but it doesn’t matter because Arnold has one trick left up his sleeve which is the giant log that hangs above the Predator. He kicks away the thing that was holding it in the air and it smashes right into the Predator. As Arnold tries to rest thinking it’s over, the log starts to move so he grabs a big rock, but when he comes over he notices that the Predator is hurt real badly. So, he drops the rock, but there is one minor problem as he wonders what in the hell the Predator is. The Predator begins to enter a sequence into a contraption on his arm which turns out to be a self destruct mode which gives Arnold little time to escape, but in the end he makes it. The overall fight lasted most of the film, but the final showdown between Arnold and Kevin Peter Hall (The Predator) lasted for about 14 total minutes with Arnold being the winner as The Predator tapped out by self destruct. I’m definitely excited for the new Predator movie that is in the works because I have always loved these films.

3-o-clock-highThere is a film that is currently in the cinemas that stars Ice Cube (Ride Along) and Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) called Fist Fight that just reminded me too much of a film from the 80’s. That film that I am talking about is called Three O’Clock High which has the same premise, but reversed as far as it’s the students who get into a fight. Jerry Mitchell (Casey Siemaszko), a model student at Weaver High School who works at the school store and also writes for the school newspaper is about to have the worst day of his life on the first day of school. All Jerry wants to do is just get through the day, but he is soon assigned to write an article about the new kid in school Buddy Revell (Richard Tyson) who carries around quite the reputation. After meeting Buddy, Jerry is challenged to a fight after school and he has to man up and fight or find a way out. The film also stars Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) as Mr. Rice, John P. Ryan (Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm) as Mr. O’Rourke, Philip Baker Hall (Bruce Almighty) as Detective Mulvahill, Liza Morrow (Dynasty) as Karen Clarke, Annie Ryan (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) as Frannie Perrins, Jonathan Wise (Soul Man) as Vincent Costello, and the film was directed by Phil Joanou (U2: Rattle And Hum).  

siemaszko-vs-tysonIt had a huge fight feel as both guys made their way to the school parking lot, Jerry had a lot of guts going out there. Before the fight could start, Mr. O’Rourke tried to stop the fight, but he made the mistake of touching Jerry and he was knocked out. Buddy started the fight by charging right at Jerry and he hit with a right to the shoulder that sent Jerry right to the ground. After a distraction by Frannie, he tried to charge Buddy, but he got punched right in the chest. Then all of a sudden, it looked like he found a way to attack Buddy when he took out his knee and then jumped on his back, but Buddy would slam him on top of a car. The local school security guard then tried to step in, but he got knocked out for his troubles. Things looked kind of hopeless for poor Jerry, but I have to give him a lot of credit because he never gave up. He got right back up from the hood and told Jerry, “You’re not finished over here Pu**y.”

siemaszko-vs-tyson-2Then as both were standing in the center of the parking lot waiting to make the move, Jerry hit Buddy with a jab that bloodied his nose and actually shocked Buddy. The only problem is that Buddy returned the favor with a huge right hook that sent Jerry to the concrete. Then Buddy decided to resort to dirty tactics as he pulled out the brass knuckles, but thanks to Vincent (Jerrys friend) jumping on Buddy out of nowhere, the brass knuckles flew off his hand and hit the ground. That is when Jerry’s sister noticed, grabbed them, and threw them to Jerry. Then as soon as both men were in the center again, Buddy went for a right cross, but missed and Jerry returned with a hook of his own with the brass knuckles that knocked out Buddy Revell. After 6:30 minutes, Jerry Mitchell was the winner of the fight and he gets the girl he wants at the end. Now of course, I have to check out Fist Fight to see where the similarities begin and end.

jack-reacher-2If you noticed in the last couple of weeks, we have been doing a new segment called Tuesday Night Fights which we have listed under Ass Whoopin Wednesdays. Witht hat being said, we haven’t forgotten about the actual Ass Whoopin Wednesdays, we have just been waiting for the right film to come along. For this week’s edition of Ass Whoopin Wednesdays, we are watching Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. In this film, we see Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) return to DC to meet a Major Turner (Cobie Smulders) to take her out on a date, but there is a problem. She has been arrested for treason and he is being charged with murdering her lawyer and he found out that he is possibly a dad. So, he breaks her out of jail to try and get to the bottom of the problem before they are both toast, but this goes deeper than they expected. The film also stars Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton) as Espin, Danika Yarosh (Shameless) as Sam, Patrick Heusinger (Black Swan) as The Hunter, Holt McCallany (Fight Club) as Col. Morgan, Robert Knepper (Hard Target 2) as General Harkness, Madalyn Horcher (Gracepoint) as Sgt. Leach, and the film was directed by Edward Zwick (Legends Of The Fall). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats:

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jack-reacher-2-never-go-back-movieAs far as the stats are concerned, Jack Reacher has about 18 kills/KO’s in the film and if you want to know his origin story then rent the first film. He kind of has a love interest because his whole reasoning for going to DC in the first place was to take Major Turner out on a date. As far as the love interest, family, or friend getting hurt is concerned, they are fugitives on the run who are constantly shot at and at one point the Hunter tries to kidnap what could be his daughter. So, I think it’s safe to say that question gets a yes to it. The big boss is defeated, but not in a way you would think so watch it to find out for yourself. I loved the first Jack Reacher film and I definitely liked this one, but it could have been a little bit better. There were some things in the film that I just felt were a little rushed to be honest, but overall it has all the action and problem solving you could want from the film. I wasn’t a huge fan of Aldis Hodge’s character for most of the film cause it was kind of cheesy, but you’ll like him in the end. The fight scenes Cruise had were pretty good as well and you got to love the Hunter who is the ultimate match for him throughout the whole film. I feel like their fight scene in the end could have been more of a fight then it was, but I’ll allow it. I am going to give the film an B+ for a final grade.

king-kong-vs-godzillaAll this talk going around the internet about 2020 and the new King Kong vs Godzilla film which may get some attention as the special scene in the upcoming Kong: Skull Island has me wanting the match now. Then I realized that they did face each other before and it was all the way back in 1962 which was 55 years ago. In the original version, an American submarine travelling around in the ocean sees something nuclear inside of an a gigantic glacier. When they go in to investigate it, they by accidentally unleash the most fearless monster of all in Godzilla. Jealous that one station reported on the findings, Mr. Tako (Ichirō Arishima) sends two of his best men to the mysterious Faro Island to discover whether there is a monster on that island or not. When a giant Octopus comes ashore and attacks the island, the two men Sakurai (Tadao Takashima) and Kinsaburo (Yu Fujiki) discover that King Kong is the monster of that island. Drugged up and asleep, they bring King Kong to Japan where he will do battle with Godzilla in an attempt to save Japan. The film also stars Kenji Sahara (Godzilla: King Of The Monsters) as Kazuo Fujita, Mie Hama (You Only Live Twice) as Fumiko Sakurai, Akiko Wakabayashi (Akiko) as Tamie, and the film was directed by Ishirō Honda (Kagemusha).

kong-vs-zillaThe battle starts a little early between the two when they confront each other in a giant field. Both of them do not know what to make of each other, but that doesn’t stop Kong from striking first as he attempts to hit Godzilla with a boulder that misses. Godzilla retaliates by hitting him with his fire that seems to stun and shock him to the point that he walks away from the battle. Godzilla certainly won round one of the fight as he boasted over it. The people tried to intervene in the problem by digging a giant hole for Godzilla to fall in and with that done, they would blow him up, but of course that backfires. After a while, Kong begins to frighten the public as he moves in on the city and a train that he decimates. He ends up grabbing Fumiko like he has done in the past with other women, but they can’t have that. They end up drugging him and moving him with balloons for a final showdown with Godzilla because Godzilla is a bigger problem for them.

kong-vs-zilla-2They end up cutting the wires and they drop Kong in to fight Godzilla. On the way down, he slides down the mountain and he knocks Godzilla on to his backside. At first, it’s as if Kong wants nothing to do with Godzilla because he hides behind a cliff of sorts. Then out of nowhere, Kong sees Godzilla’s tail and he decides to attack by grabbing the tail. After being hit off of his tail, Kong decides to throw big boulders at Godzilla and this only angers the giant lizard. Then they lock up in a collar & elbow tie up, but after seeing the plates on Godzilla’s back light up, Kong tries to get out of the way, but he still gets hit and that angers him. It angers him to the point that he shoulder tackles Godzilla and Godzilla falls on his backside. Kong is now on a roll as he has Godzilla reeling an unable to get up off of the ground. Then all of a sudden when he goes to throw a boulder at Godzilla, he trips and falls and hits his head against the mountain. That is when Godzilla begins to try and bury Kong with the rocks and he begins to use his tail to stomp on Kong’s stomach.

kong-vs-zilla-3Kong tries to psych himself up after being knocked down, but he gets a dropkick of sorts from Godzilla that sends him immediately down. This time it looks as if, Kong truly is done for as he is getting buried under boulders and Godzilla is stomping him with his tail again. Things do not look good for the Japanese public at this point in the match, but the weather will play a factor as lightning strikes wakes up Kong. Kong begins to bring it to Godzilla as he grabs him by the tail and he swings him and throws him to the ground. He then climbs on top of Godzilla he begins to smash away and then he tries to stuff a tree down Godzilla’s throat and even executes a nice hip toss. The two would just go at it for the rest of the fight throwing everything they had at each other. Towards the end of the fight, Kong would just spear Godzilla into the Pacific Ocean. That was the end of the fight as Kong emerged from the water we assume victorious after 10 minutes of battle.

28It has been quite some time since I reviewed a film of any nature and I wanted to try something new. We have been doing Ass Whooping Wednesdays for quite some time that I wanted to try something new and I came up with Tuesday Night Fights where we take those films where there is an obvious showdown in it and we review the fight. The first film we are checking out is Way Of The Dragon which is the 1972 films that Bruce Lee starred, wrote, and directed. In the film Bruce Lee plays Tang Lung, a Kung Fu expert from Hong Kong who is sent to Rome to help some relatives get rid of a problem they are having with some local thugs who wanted to steal the family business. In the film, Tang Lung will do battle with an American Karate champion who is a man simply known to us and the world as Colt (Chuck Norris). The film also stars Nora Miao (The Big Boss) as Chen Ching Hua, Robert Wall (Enter The Dragon) as Bob, Ing-Sik Whang (The Young Master) as Japanese Fighter, Jon T. Benn (The Man With The Iron Fists) as The Boss,  Chung-Hsin Huang (The Chinese Connection) as Uncle Wang, and Little Unicorn (Shaolin Drunk Fighter) as Jimmy.

lee-vs-norris-copyTang Lung had to fight a couple of guys that day just to get to Colt who was awaiting his arrival (overall, he has beaten up to 22 guys at this point). As he stares into the ruins, he finds Colt up high in the air and you can feel the anticipation of the fight. A little worm by the name of Ho (Ping Ou Wei) tries to distract him by chanting things, but that doesn’t our Kung Fu master. When they finally meet, they warm up real quick to get themselves loose for the fight. After jockying to see who was going to land the first real hit, Chuck was able to get a roundhouse kick that sent Lee to the ground. Norris would continue the onslaught with some punches that connected, but as soon as he flipped him to the ground, Bruce grabbed a bunch of Norris’s chest hair and tore some hair off. It looked hopeless for Lee as Norris was on top of the fight with some big kicks, but that didn’t discourage Lee at all. Bleeding from the lip and a nice bruise on his cheek, Lee quickly re-accessed the situation. Norris tried to land kick after kick, but Lee was either blocking them or dodging them.

lee-vs-norris-copy-2Lee began to strike Norris, but Norris was blocking the kicks although he now looked a little worried. Then out of nowhere, Lee connected with some kicks to the head that shook the American champion and sent him reeling to the ground. It was over at this point, Norris couldn’t see anything that was coming from Lee whether it be some nice punches to the head or chest and stomach area or the kicks that rocked him to the ground. After connecting with some punches and driving Norris against a wall, Bruce broke his hand and his leg. Barely able to stand on both his legs, Norris never gave up, but he lunged at Lee who put him into a headlock and snapped his neck ending the fight and making him the winner at the 6:08 mark in the fight. Lee honored him like he was a true warrior after the fight by paying respect to his opponent.