BangBang Cinema: Iron Man 2

Back in 2008, Marvel’s Iron Clad Playboy Tony Stark got a chance to rock and roll on the big screen. Despite a kick-ass rock and roll trailer, there was plenty of reasons to be hesitant. A ton of comic book movies had been bad up to this point. Also, Marvel took charge of their own films, putting a lot on the line. When ol’ Shellhead finally burst onto the screen, his repulsor rays blasted away any lingering doubts. Iron Man was one of the highlights of the year. Fast forward two years and the red and gold soldier carries an even heavier weight upon his shoulders: a highly anticipated sequel.

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Back in 2008, Marvel’s Iron Clad Playboy Tony Stark got a chance to rock and roll on the big screen. Despite a kick-ass rock and roll trailer, there was plenty…

Die Water! Die!

Here’s a YouTube clip featuring the same Hatsan shotgun used by Miles “the Crazy Texan” Slade (Ian Somerhalder) in The Tournament (reviewed by our own Robert Fure). Quick aside: doesn’t ANYONE shoulder this bad boy (Die Forest! Die!). Actually, it may not be the exact same gun (Robert?). Hatsan Arms Company makes 14 Escort semi-auto models and 10 pump-action versions. Another interesting connection. If I’m not mistaken, ArmaLite CEO Mark Westrom was checking out Hatsan for a pal interested in becoming their U.S. distributor when Westrom came across the Sarsilmaz Silah Sanayi gun factory in Istambul. Which led to Westrom’s decision to re-engineer and import the AR 24. Small world.

Here’s a YouTube clip featuring the same Hatsan shotgun used by Miles “the Crazy Texan” Slade (Ian Somerhalder) in The Tournament (reviewed by our own Robert Fure). Quick aside: doesn’t ANYONE shoulder…

BangBang Cinema: The Losers

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I have a very personal relationship with The Losers when it comes to TTAG. You could, without a doubt, say that if this movie didn’t exist at this time and…

I see a lot of movies in a year. Hell, I probably see more movies in a month than a lot of people do in twelve. But every now and then, one that I should have caught slips past my checkpoint and executes a successful evasion. Such was the case with The Hurt Locker. You’d think a film that won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay, would be immune from my critical eye and TTAG’s weapons handling critique. But you’d be wrong. I don’t care how many awards you’ve won, because there’s no naked gold man statue on my shelf. Okay, so there is, but it isn’t a Hurt Locker Oscar.

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BangBang Cinema: The Hurt Locker

I see a lot of movies in a year. Hell, I probably see more movies in a month than a lot of people do in twelve. But every now and…

Two new trailers are making the rounds, and they’re both packing some serious firepower. Tom Cruise has stopped talking to ashtrays long enough to make his way back on the big screen. After taking the 3:10 to Yuma, director James Mangold (really) pairs Cruise with Cameron Diaz. I’m Knight. She’s day. We’re Knight and Day! Super-spy Roy Milner drags unlucky-in-love June Havens into a running gun fight around the world using the old quip pro quo. Oh, and protecting a revolutionary energy source. [ED: geothermal power from the Xenu volcano.] The duo looks set to be upstaged by a wide variety of very pretty, very expensive weapons. How do I love thee? Let me watch the trailer. I spy a Glock 17 (dining), a Sig-Sauer P250 with a laser sight (hood surfing), and twin Heckler & Koch MP7s (dumb blonding). Is that a Beretta 93R fully-automatic pistol in the hands of a bad guy? Not for long. Knight and Day looks like a more entertaining version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, without the billion dollar post-wrap divorce.

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The Expendables, Knight and Day Trailers Packing Serious Heat

Two new trailers are making the rounds, and they’re both packing some serious firepower. Tom Cruise has stopped talking to ashtrays long enough to make his way back on the…

The Truth About Guns Clocks 18k+ Visits in its First Full Month

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After creating, selling and leaving The Truth About Cars, I thought I’d never find a subject that would engage me as fully as all things automotive. Boy, was I wrong….

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Pre-Playdate Check List: Car Seat? Dogs? Benelli M2 Tactical Shotgun?

The Mommy Files. What an odd name for a website. It reminds me of The IPCRESS File: the Michael Caine spy movie based on a Len Deighton novel, directed by…

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The Losers Movie Poster Lacks Shell Casings

I love living in a world where people have enough food, clean water, shelter, security and freedom to be able to occupy their mind with stupid shit. To wit: Robert…

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