Tony Jaa vs. Scott Adkins

This isn’t a VS of who would win in a fight because CLEARLY Scott Adkins would wipe the floor with Tony Jaa. This is more of “Who’s Movies Suck The Least” type of article. Both actors have pretty damn bad movies. The only redeeming qualities of both careers are the awesome fight scenes that take up the bulk of their movies.

Tony Jaa has the Ong Bak series…which started off as a movie about underground street fighting and stolen ancient artifacts. The last 2 movies had absolutely nothing to with the first one at all. In fact the last 2 movies take place in a different era and have 0 to do with anything. It was a pretty terrible movie that….was just a flat out disaster.

The Protector was about stolen elephants and the second one took a Hangover 2 blueprint and made the plotline about stolen elephants. Equally a terrible pair of movies in their own right.

Scott Adkins filled our screens with…..I guess Ninja was his big series. Also Undisputed was kinda good, but it was still pretty bad as well. Adkins was the villain in that movie and still the villain in the second one, but was the good character by process of elimination. Bad characters surrounded by worse character I guess.

You know what…..I don’t know where I’m going with this one. Both actors have amazing martial arts skills, but waste their talents on terrible bit movies that usually come straight to DVD. They need better agents if anything.

I guess Adkins had the better career because I’m in America. His movies are easier to find than Jaa’s. I guess if I lived in Korea or China…..or Thailand (just to be safe) where Jaa’s movies come out then it would be easier to find his movies.

Nobody wins this one.

Joe Reyes

 

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Cartoons Unlimited

After getting a Microsoft Surface tablet, I needed some downloadable apps to watch shows and movies on. Sure Netflix is great, but I think I found an app that is even better. Cartoons Unlimited is an app that has a ton of cartoon shows and movies. New shows and the classics like the Flintstones and Jetsons are all on the app. Even new episodes of Bobs Burgers and Family Guy are there.

The app is free and legal somehow. There are so many movies there this app is too good to pass up. Check it out and be sure to stop on back to my site when I write full reviews about the movies and shows that I watch on it.

Joe Reyes

 

Sabotage

The biggest problem with this movie is that it tries too hard to be something else that what it is. The movie changes so drastically in a short amount of time. There are far too many sub plots and hidden agendas for a movie that is predicated as an Action movie.

Sabotage is about a semi-corrupt DEA unit lead by Arnold Swartzenager. The movie stats off with Swartzenager’s unit taking down a major drug cartel. In the cartel’s home, they discover a huge stack of millions of dollars. The unit takes a share of the money for themselves every mission it seems. The problem is the cartel is part of a bigger group and wants revenge on Swartzenager’s unit. Members of the group start getting picked off one by one.

Seems like a good plot so far, right? Then the problems start coming up. We are shown far too much backstory with these characters. There is a “hidden mystery” going on with a member betraying their fellow comrades. There is an FBI investigation going on into the murders and the movie becomes a “whodunit” type of movie that is so out of place.

Swartzenager has his own storyline of revenge that comes out throughout the movie. Personal events that happened to his family months ago now becomes the main storyline at times and that’s all we talk about.

I didn’t go into this movie thinking it was going to be a 5/5. I pictured it to be a relatively average movie that would be entertaining at times. But there were too many other things going on that it was a very below average movie that was boring at times.

I give it a 2/5. There were a few good gun battles and the cast was great. The movie missed the mark and was too complicated towards the midway point. I think it was odd to see Swartzenager back in movies that try too hard to not be action flicks.

With the cast that was assembled and storyline in the beginning, this movie could’ve been Expendables-esk. Probably even better than the Expendables because the cast of characters we much better actors. Sam Worthington is a way better actor than Jason Statham. Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Josh Holloway (Lost) and Mireille Enos (The Killing) were on some of the top rated shows of their years.

Quite simply, they dropped the ball with this movie.

Joe Reyes

Netflix Category

I am an avid supporter of Netflix and think that one day it will be in every household. At my house we end up using the cable for just basic cable tv shows, sports and news. Everything else that is watched is Netflix. So I created a Netflix Category for this site. There are so many movies and shows on Netflix that you might’ve not heard of or forgot about.

 

Netflix

After we got Netflix I realized that I will never learn the channels on my TV. There is no reason to if you have Netflix. There are thousands upon thousands of movies and TV shows on it. My first night with after installing it, it took me 45 minutes to figure out what to watch.

That’s how many different choices there are. For $7.99 a month, it’s well worth it. Now that price gets for the streaming. That allows you to go on your computer or TV adaptor that lets you access the internet. This gives you almost everything you ever wanted to watch.

“Almost” was the key word. They don’t have every movie and show on that. You pay another $7.99 and that allows you to have movies and shows sent to your house. You might think you’re getting the low end of the deal with the streaming, but your defiantly not.

Steaming alone grants you access to almost anything you want. Hit movies, Oscar winners, shows from decades ago and recent episodes are all accessible. There is nothing to lose by getting Netflix and they keep on adding more and more every day.

Joe Reyes