The Italian national soccer team has two elite players of Brazilian ethnicity playing on their roster. This state of affairs seems to deliberately contradict what soccer experts would expect, considering … Continue reading Emerson & Jorginho: The Brazilian/Italian dual-citizen’s wearing blue in pursuit of the Azzurri’s 5th Jules Rimet Trophy.
Since winning their 4th World Cup title in 2006, the head coach of Italian national teams have been the missing link behind the failures they’ve experienced in major tournaments. From … Continue reading From Marcello Lippi to Roberto Mancini, the chip on Italy’s shoulder grows in a quest for redemption.
Oliver Stone’s filmmaking career is to be venerated and exemplified for withstanding doubt and criticism in the face of failure and success. The thunderstorm of his life that pertains to … Continue reading The correlation between the early careers of Oliver Stone and Quentin Tarantino.
Dr. Hannibal the cannibal Lecter’s warped view of human respect is depicted with an inquisitive demeanor in his character. If one refers to the Thomas Harris novels, or the screen … Continue reading Vegans, carnivores and cannibals; Dr. Lecter.
One must create the bandwidth to write. To go beyond, the surrounding environment of an individual plays a tremendous degree of significance upon the quality of writing. Quality shouldn’t pertain … Continue reading The bandwidth, solitude and tranquility behind writing.
Cinema is a medium for the grinders of daily life; an escape from the mundane. The Horror genre is a necessity in society; it’s through the horror picture, where a … Continue reading The Horror Picture alleviates pressure on society, supporting authoritarianism.
Double Impact would mark one of the 7x Van Damme has worked with writer/director Sheldon Lettich (Lionheart, Bloodsport). JCVD and Sheldon collaborated on The Order (2001) and The Hard Corps (2011) … Continue reading the brotherhood of ‘double impact’ – Van damme vs. van damme.
Bloodsport, Directed by Newt Arnold and Written by Sheldon Lettich, Christopher Cosby and Mel Friedman, follows the true story of Frank Dux (Van Damme) an American soldier who abandons his … Continue reading ‘bloodsport’ the quintessential jcvd film; a staple for the genre.
Death Warrant was directed by Deran Serafian (Terminal Velocity) and written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Trilogy). It’s a story about a recognized police officer named Louis Burke (JCVD), … Continue reading JCVD’s mystery/thriller written by david s. goyer.
Lionheart is a film about altruism and self-sacrifice. In Bloodsport (1988) JCVD used Kumite (one of three main techniques of Karate along with Kata and Kihon). In Kickboxer (1989) he trained the art of … Continue reading THE GAMBLING, STREET FIGHTING & ALTRUISM OF ‘LiONHEART’ – AN ESSENTIAL JCVD FILM.
Jean-Claude Van Damme’s skills as an actor, as well as a martial artist, were on full display in Kickboxer, in ways we didn’t witness in Bloodsport (1988) or Lionheart (1990) … Continue reading JCVD’s skills as an actor & martial artist were on full display in ‘kickboxer’ (1989).
In retrospection, perhaps the critics who dismissed John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness in ’87 will recognize the film for what it’s worth – an inventive horror film conjoining lucifer with … Continue reading John carpenter’s most underrated sci-fi film ‘prince of darkness’ (1987)