Crank + Shoot ‘Em Up

Crank + Shoot ‘Em Up
Podcast: Double Feature
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Double Feature's apologetic action films? Chev Chelios, the nonexistent legend. 16 bit! First impressions. The look of Crank. An all black r...

Posted August 4, 2011
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
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Episode Notes

Double Feature’s apologetic action films? Chev Chelios, the nonexistent legend. 16 bit! First impressions. The look of Crank. An all black room of with all black walls and all black men and smoke. Online maps! Video taped on a Canon XL-2 and a Sony CineAlta HDC-F950. Editing and unorthodox camera rigs. The treatment of exposition. The comic relief character! Why Crank makes you watch Crank 2. Sitting at the bus stop in Shoot ‘Em Up. The Chicago Wilson CTA stop. Using the environment in shoot-outs. When a film markets itself. Shoot ‘Em Up’s viral campaign “Bullet Proof Baby.” Bonsai Kitten. Rube Goldberg traps. Bitter:Sweet. How much does Donna (Monica Bellucci) make as a prostitute? Guesses at Shoot ‘Em Up’s motivation.

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Crank

Crank


Released: September 1, 2006
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Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Writer: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Carlos Sanz, Dwight Yoakam

Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.

Shoot ‘Em Up

Shoot ‘Em Up


Released: September 7, 2007
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Director: Michael Davis
Writer: Michael Davis
Starring: Clive Owen, Monica Bellucci, Paul Giamatti, Stephen McHattie

A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.

 
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