Monday, August 4, 2014

Episode 52 - Van Damme It!


Welcome one and all to episode 52 of Flickers From The Cave. This show has everything you could ever want, action, violence, comedy and even Dennis Rodman! We have jumped into the wayback machine and found ourselves in a time when Jean-Claude Van Damme ruled the world of cinema, the late 90s! First up, we look at 1998's “Knock Off” starring JCVD and Deuce Bigalow himself, Rob Schneider. Directed by Hong Kong legend Tsui Hark this thing has the energy of an ADD sufferer mainlining Red Bull and a plot that is utterly impossible to follow. But, no matter, the manic pace and insane action make up for any lack of cohesion in terms of plot. Next up is 1997's “Double Team”, another Tsui Hark joint but this time co-starring master thespian Rodman! The only “actor” with the ability to make JCVD's enunciation seem flawless. With a much tighter narrative and some really interesting ideas, “Double Team” is by all measurable standards the superior film, but both are totally entertaining action blasts. Pop some corn and a beer or twelve and get ready to say WTF! Let us know what you thought of the show by sending mail to flickersfrom@gmail.com or flickersfrom@yahoo.com or by posting a message on our Facebook page.


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