Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Dart Adams presents Dartflix Lite #3 (5.1.08-5.15.08)

I decided to do a Dartflix Lite special edition dedicated to the career of Wesley Snipes this week since there were so few films worth seeing being released on the next two Tuesdays. I figured that I should throw in a list of flicks that are going to be available for rental in the coming months to add to your queues as well as a bunch of Wesley Snipes flicks to round out the selection. Some of his later straight to DVD flicks actually are surprisingly good action-wise (the best all around one being "Hard Luck").

ImDb is still not caught up with it's Coming Soon film updates so it's looking like yet another month of Dartflix Lite's. I'll be posting up Dartflix Lite # 4 on May 15th (theme TBD) and Dart Adams presents A Tale Of Ten Trailers 6 on May 20th. It kills me that Wesley Snipes is going to jail for 3 years and Willie Nelson got a slap on the wrist back in the days. It also pisses me off that David Goyer tried to snake the Blade franchise away from Snipes and Amen Ra Films in order to make a vehicle for his proposed Darkstalkers project with "Blade: Trinity"

The legal fight for the Blade franchise and subsequent spinoffs got ugly (Stephen Norrington and Guillermo Del Toro directed the first two films while Goyer wrote them) and it ultimately impeded the progress Snipes and Amen Ra Films had made in getting his dream project greenlit with Marvel, "Black Panther".

Next thing you know, here comes the good 'ol IRS and Wesley flees the country to do straight to DVD action films for quick cash. After years of chasing homie a la U.S. Marshals, the government finally got their man and hit him with 3 bullets in the bing. Here's to the career of one of my personal favorite actors, action stars, martial artists and film producers, Wesley Snipes. Salute.

Films I recommend (5.1.08-5.15.08) to add to your queue early or for rental from either Netflix or Redbox:

Iron Man
The Forbidden Kingdom
I'm Not There
The 4400-The Complete Fourth Season
The Great Debaters
National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets
Finishing The Game
The Air I Breathe
The Cleaner
Grace Is Gone
Bomb It
Chaos Theory
Inglorious Bastards (1978)
Heroes Of The East
Come Drink With Me
88 Minutes
Street Kings
The Grand
Funny Games
Paranoid Park
Snow Angels
The Bank Job
How To Rob A Bank
City Of Men
In Bruges
Shoot Down
Chicago 10
Charlie Bartlett
Be Kind Rewind
Diary Of The Dead
Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?
Cassandra's Dream
The Killing Of John Lennon
The Tracey Fragments
Streets Of Gold
Wild Cats
King Of New York
Mo' Better Blues
Jungle Fever
New Jack City
Passenger 57
Drop Zone
Major League
Boiling Point
White Men Can't Jump
Demolition Man
Murder At 1600
One Night Stand
Rising Sun
Sugar Hill
Money Train
U.S. Marshals
The Art Of War
Blade II
Blade: Trinity
7 Seconds
The Marksman
Hard Luck
The Contractor

Rent/Watch these movies at your own risk:

Speed Racer
Mad Money
The Hottie & The Nottie
Over Her Dead Body
P.S. I Love You
First Sunday



writous said...

88 minuits is by far the worst movie pacino has made

Dart Adams said...

@ writous:

Do you remember any of his flicks from his salad days (late 70's early 80's)? I beg to differ. It wasn't great, though.