Month: January 2017

Go Home: The Royal Rumble 2017

Its the Debut of Go Home! The Kingsman Michael Shafer, and Good Ole’ Phil Woodyard join The Jackass BC to preview this weekends WWE Royal Rumble event in San Antonio Texas!

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It Is What It Is, with The Jackass! Episode 72: The Jackass and The Blackass!

This week Chris Lemchi comes back on the show to talk the 2017 Oscar Nominations! THey also get into some of the bigger recent movie news!

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xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

xXx: Return of Xander Cage is the third installment in the Triple X Franchise. This go around Vin Diesel returns as the titular character after taking the second film off while Ice Cube took the reins for a film. The franchise is built on over the top action and while poking fun at the spy thriller genre. xXx was a fun popcorn flick that had a lot of enjoyment in it. State of The Union, the second film was definitely forgettable in the eyes of most. Diesel returning to the franchise had its ups and downs. While his Fast and Furious films have been on the rise, his projects outside of F&F have not been received well.

Joining Diesel in this action pack sequel is Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, and Nina Dobrev. Back again reprising their roles from previous films includes Samuel L. Jackson as NSA Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons, Ice Cube as the 2nd xXx Darius Stone. D. J. Caruso takes over the director’s duties and it was written by F. Scott Frazie

If you’ve watched the trailers for xXx: The Return of Xander Cage you pretty much know what you are getting. It is a popcorn fun over the top action film in the vein of 90s action flicks. There are one liners, unbelievable action, and a plot that makes no damn sense, and even with all that it is so much fun to watch. The film keeps you entertained from start to finish. Not because of the plot or story but because it’s just fun to shut your brain off and enjoy the ride.

I was forced to see this film in 3D, and we all know I am not the biggest fan of 3D. If you have the choice of to 3D or not to 3D, I suggest not going 3D. It did not add anything to the film, or was even really that much to it. It didn’t necessarily distract from the film, but it definitely didn’t lend anything extra to it.

This cast is pretty incredible. Maybe not in acting ability, but in the fact that it’s fun to watch these guys beat the hell out of each other. Vin Diesel is once again dialed into the Xander Cage character like he never left it. While he is very much a like when you compare Xander to Dominic Toretto, there a little differences that Diesel portrays that amount to enough to distinguish a different personality. Samuel L Jackson is of course Samuel L Jackson once again. They make some small jabs and jokes at the Avengers and his character of Nick Fury that really had me laughing.

The new comers to the film are really what make this one fun. I am pretty much in love with Ruby Rose. Her character is the over the top female badass and she drives the role perfectly. Seeing Michael Bisping take his first steps into the world of acting is pretty awesome too. They use him in a way that plays to his strengths of being a badass fighter, hiding any shortcomings he may have in his first outing. Nina Dobrev is the breakout performance though. Her quirky attitude with the right amount of humor and sexual tension aligns perfectly with the feel of this installment.

I’d be remised if I didn’t mention how awesome it is to see both Tony Jaa and Donnie Yen out there as well. These two are iconic when it comes to martial artist in film. They are on a level that few have made to. Names like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li. Jaa and Yen deserve to be mentioned in that conversation. And their fight choreography in this film is just another example of that.

The film is shot pretty well. While there is not much to call “ground breaking direction” D. J. Caruso does a great job of bringing to life some killer cool action sequences. The action scenes are intense and over the top, and fun to watch. They keep you excited and entertained. And that is what we are looking for in a film like this. It is not about being enthralled in the story of the film, but just being able to watch a lot awesome action and some funny one liners. And this cast and crew brought that to life.

Jeebus Comments

Look, no one was going into xXx: Return of Xander Cage expecting an Oscar caliber film. We go to see crazy action, hot girls, and a dumb fun story. The issue is can the studio make it dumb enough to be a fun film, but not so bad that it’s Independence Day Resurgence. And in the case of xXx 3 I think they did a great job. It is fun, it is action packed, and it is just dumb fun. There is enjoyment to be had in this film if you can look passed the lack of story, and over the top acting. I gave xXx: The Return of Xander Cage a 3.3 overall, with Jeebus bonus of .3 for Ice Cube’s cameo. It would have gotten a full .5 bonus had they not put it in the trailer!

The Jeebus Score explained

The Jeebus score is out of a possible 5 points with a .5 bonus. Films are giving a max of 1 point each for Entertainment Value, Story/Writing, Performance, Direction, and Production. There is also a possible bonus up to .5. Any film between 2.5 and 4 is considered a good film. 4-5 is a great film. Anything over 5 is an incredibly amazing film. To get a perfect score of 5.5 a film will pretty much have to be The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather.

It Is What It Is, with The Jackass! Episode 71: 2016 Jeebus Nominations!

The Jeebus Awards are officially on thier way! And right here on It Is What It Is, The Jackass announces all of the nominations for this years awards! Plus a suprise call in catches BC off guard when asked about his actions this past week at MPX Wrestling.

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It Is What It Is, with The Jackass! Episode 70: X Marks the Best

This week on It Is What It Is, the Jackass talks with his good buddy Jason The X! bringing you the top 10 films of 2016!

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Patriots Day

In 2013 during The Boston Marathon, the longest running marathon in the United States, tragedy struck. Multiple explosions rocked the racers and bystanders near the finish line. Rather than flee, the city of Boston sprung to action. Went to help, not away. Patriots Day, the newest film from director Peter Berg tells the stories of many of the true to life individuals that were involved in this incident. The city wide man hood that too place over 4 days, and the events that lead to phenomenon that is, Boston Strong.

Patriots day stars Mark Wahlberg, J. K. Simmons, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, Alex Wolff, Themo Melikidze, Melissa Benoist, Jimmy O. Yang and Michelle Monaghan. For the most part the film follows behind Wahlberg as Boston Police Department Sergeant Tommy Saunders, who was a fictional character inserted into the film that revolves around the true to life events. Most of the other cast members do play true characters, and the film does an incredible job paying tribute to those we lost, and those who injured on that fateful day.

The film is shot beautifully as well. They did an incredible job not only bringing to life the city of Boston, but making it a true character in the film. It felt real, it felt legit. It made me want to be a part of that city. Not to mention Berg shot a lot of the film in a way that made it seem like actual news footage or security footage from the day of the race.

The cast was done put together perfectly. As the film ends you see the true characters and through my eyes full of tears, their actor counterparts were incredible. Not to mention the talent behind the cast. You have your heavy hitters, John Goodman and JK Simmons. And then you have your stars Like Wahlberg and Michelle Monaghan. Who you know is going to turn in great performances. It is what they do. But even relative new comers Alex Wolff, Themo Melikidze, and to me the show stealer Jimmy O. Yang, have come to play. Yang plays Dun Meng, a civilian who was kidnapped and carjacked by the bombers. He brings heart, and even a good bit of comedic timing to the role.

The score is also incredible. Put together by who can now be considered a veteran of the industry, Trent Reznor. The music really adds to the intense overtones of the film. From the opening moment of the film you are on the edge of your seat. No there’s no opening action sequence that pulls you in, it’s the drama and intensity brought together by Berg’s direction mixed with Reznor’s score. Even as you just learning who these characters are, the tension builds.

I was brought to tears multiple times throughout the film. Whether it is the situation itself, the portrayal of the bravery showed by this city in tragedy, or the intensity of what I was seeing. The perfect mixture of action, comedy and heart brings us another incredible film to close out the year of 2016. The fear was that it was entirely too soon for this film to hit theaters. With less than 4 years removed from the tragic event, but personally I believe we needed this film. It shows the support and love that we are all capable of if we just ban together.  The heart and bravery portrayed on screen is incredible. In the time we live in, it is good to remember that there are good people out there. Good cops. That when it all works the way it is supposed to, we, as Americans, are capable of great fetes.

Patriots Day is a true tale of the brave people who did extraordinary things to bring two cowardly terrorist to justice. It pays tribute, and legitimately tells an inspiring story in our darkest hours we are able to rise above. The cast amazing and well put together. Anchored by an award winning caliber performance by Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg turns in his best yet, which is hard to do after his performance in Deepwater Horizon earlier this year. The story is intense and incredible. With the right amount of humor sprinkled in, the film captures the perfect mixture between action and drama. I gave Patriots Day a 4.1 overall. But I am giving it a .4 Jeebus bonus for the true to life badassness shown by these characters, and the inspiration behind them. Boston Strong. Patriots Day, a 4.5. What say you Jackass Nation? Sound off in the comments and let us know, are you excited for Patriots Day? What is your favorite Mark Wahlberg film?

The Jeebus Score explained

The Jeebus score is out of a possible 5 points with a .5 bonus. Films are giving a max of 1 point each for Entertainment Value, Story/Writing, Performance, Direction, and Production. There is also a possible bonus up to .5. Any film between 2.5 and 4 is considered a good film. 4-5 is a great film. Anything over 5 is an incredibly amazing film. To get a perfect score of 5.5 a film will pretty much have to be The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather.

It Is What It Is, with The Jackass! Episode 69: The Coach’s Worst

The Coach joins BC this week as they talk the top 10 worst films of 2016!

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Silence

Martin Scorsese has given us some of the greatest films of all time. Each movie he makes feels like a true event. The excitement that builds for each installment in his filmography is unparalleled! I find myself dying in anticipation for The Irishman. Luckily I was given the opportunity to see his newest film, Silence. And clocking in at just a tad less than 3 hours, it is an epic tale, but as always, it is a film that keeps you locked in, until the final frame.

Silence stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano and Ciarán Hinds. Directed by the one and only Martin Scorsese it tells the tale of two 17th century Jesuit priests from Portugal who travel to Japan to spread their word and look for a rumored fallen priests who had mentored them. Upon entering the country they learn of the hardships it will take to keep their faith, and set the example for those who a Christians in a time and place where they persecuted for their beliefs.

The story is absolutely incredible, and plays out wonderfully. It is an adaptation of Shūsaku Endō’s novel of the same name. It is hard to watch at times to see what these men went through for their faith and their beliefs. But it perfectly paced throughout its two hour and forty one minute runtime. Scorsese has a talent for making this films fly by. You never feel the weight of the film as you are truly engaged to everything playing out on screen.

While Scorsese can be felt throughout the film, it not your average Marty Scorsese film. There’s not De Nero, no Pacino, no DiCaprio. The editing is different, it feels different. Scorsese has said that this film was a passion project of his for over 25 years. He felt he wasn’t ready to make it until now. I couldn’t be happier of the time he took to develop it. The cinematography is absolutely stunning. It is a beautifully shot film. Marty is joined by once again by his Wolf of Wall Street cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto. Who does a phenomenal job bringing this film to life?

Everyone in this film is absolutely incredible. From Yōsuke Kubozuka, all the way up to Andrew Garfield. Kubozuka makes up for the majority of a comedy in the film. The character is well written and performed perfectly. Adam Driver as well is proving while he is a force to be reckoned with. Liam Neeson does an awesome as only Liam Neeson can do. But by the far, the stand out of this film is Andrew Garfield. Garfield turns in his second Oscar caliber performance of the year, and if he does not get nominated for one of his 2016 films it will truly be a travesty.

Honestly Silence is pretty damn enthralling. From its performances, to the story, to the absolutely stunning cinematography. Scorsese has always had such a talent in making films, and his ability to make such epics, that feel like they run so quickly. A departure from his norm, but still a Scorsese feel to it. I’m giving Silence a score of 4.4, and a Jeebus Bonus of .4 for Garfield’s performance. That gives us a Jeebus Score of 4.8! But what say you Jackass Nation? What is your favorite Martin Scorsese film? Are you excited for Silence? Sound off in the comments below! And remember, It Is What It Is!

The Jeebus Score explained

The Jeebus score is out of a possible 5 points with a .5 bonus. Films are giving a max of 1 point each for Entertainment Value, Story/Writing, Performance, Direction, and Production. There is also a possible bonus up to .5. Any film between 2.5 and 4 is considered a good film. 4-5 is a great film. Anything over 5 is an incredibly amazing film. To get a perfect score of 5.5 a film will pretty much have to be The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather.