It’s the first annual Scottscope Election Day Sspecial! This week, the roundtable will have an in-depth discussion about The RZA’s directorial debut The Man With The Iron Fists! Did The RZA’s reach exceed his grasp? Should the Abbot of the Wu-Tang Clan just stick to making music? Did he truly manage to capture the spirit of the old Shaw Brothers classics? How does Russell Crowe measure up in his role as the mysterious Jack Knife? Does he truly channel the spirit of ODB? Would this film have been better off as a straight to DVD release? Are the film’s detractor’s missing the point? Do the critics really understand martial arts cinema?
We’ll also discuss the Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of Lucasfilm. It is it a good thing that George Lucas has finally handed over the reins to someone else? Will the Star Wars brand be better off in the hands of Mickey Mouse? Are the skeptics right to be cynical about this whole thing, or are they missing the big picture? Will the upcoming Star Wars films be any better than the prequels? O the prequels get more hate than they deserve? Who should direct Episode VII? Should the sale of a corporation to a media conglomerate be celebrated?
We’ll also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Reservoir Dogs! Does it still hold up? Where does it rank in Quentin’s filmography? Where does it rank in the pantheon of modern crime films? Just how much did it steal from City on Fire? How has Tarantino’s career panned out over the last 20 years? Is the filmmaker that everyone hoped he would be? Will we ever see a Vega Brothers movie?
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