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Duds, Blanks and Misfires

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I was looking for something mildly diverting when I came across this on Netflix and it seemed to fit the bill. Admittedly, the cast of Oldman, Boothe, Fahey and Slater intrigued me though I will profess that seeing Dane Cook's name in opening sequence brought a frown to my face.

Regardless, this movie was exactly what I thought it would be - a mild diversion. Nothing grand, nothing epic and only passably good. A heist-gone-wrong film with Elvis impersonators and eye-candy that is reminiscent of Smoking Aces and Desperado yet not in a good way.

The gags fall far short (an Asian Elvis who needs anger management over racial stereotyping and a 'little person' Elvis who could use some of the same for obvious reasons). Then there's the 'eye candy' assassin who tracks down the various Elvis' searching for the stolen mask that is the centerpiece of the heist and badly quotes Poe to them before opening fire.

The main character focus is on Slater who delivers much the same performance as he always does.

If you're seeking a mild diversion, as I was, that requires little thought and holds some of the same key components of this film...I would honestly look elsewhere. The aforementioned Desperado for instance.
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Added by Michael S
4 years ago on 30 November 2013 15:15



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Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Aug 28 13:28
I saw a link titled "My Library Complete" at the end of KatsyKarma's I think she is beautiful list. I clicked on it and noticed that you have read some Conan by Andrew Offut. I haven't read his Conan. I have read a lot of Conan and I have found that the original Robert E. Howard stories are far and away the best. The cover art to all the old Howard Conan books is by Frazetta.
Also I scanned your homepage on Listal. I read those two stanza's of music to the tune of Doucette's "Mama, Let Him Play" without any pre-reading. That song could have been lots bigger if he had more verses to it.
Thanks for doing your part to make Listal fun and for reading my comment. Sincerely, Thomas149
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Aug 28 22:16
Thanks. The song lyrics on my homepage are actually from an old J. Geils Band song called Insane, Insane Again from their Freeze Frame album.

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