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Bad Boys (1983)
Sean Penn and Esai Morales are Buff Bad Boys
After playing class clown Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," Sean Penn was looking to change his image for something tougher. He found the perfect vehicle in 1983's "Bad Boys." Where Spicoli was a slack-muscled mop haired surfer dude in boardshorts, his character of Mick O'Brien in "Bad Boys" is a dangerous street tough. Changing his body image to play O'Brien, Penn added pounds of muscle to his frame and traded Spicoli's stoned grin for a permanent scowl. This flick really begins Penn's long line of playing angry young men who use physical strength to get what they want (think "At Close Range" and "Colors") and it's one of his best.
In a botched drug robbery, Penn accidentally kills a young latino boy who happens to be the brother of his high school rival Paco Moreno, played by a smoldering Esai Morales. Both Morales and Penn are in their 20s, but nail the younger look, making them believable as teens. Morales, whose ripped physique is on display as much as Penn's, is a menacing force to contend with. His promise to make Penn suffer for slaying his little brother puts the plot in motion.
Penn is sent to a juvenile prison where the adults look the other way while the young inmates go wild. Penn's cellmate, oddball brainiac Horowitz, fills him in on the power structure. The place is run by Viking and Tweety, two older boys who terrorize the weaker ones. We watch Tweety rape a young black boy who, when he resists, is brutally slain by the two. Ultimately, they target Penn but, in a brutal fight, he savagely injures them both. In the shower afterwards, we see Penn in just a towel, his powerful young body on display, being told by Horowitz that he is now the top dog. Together they use his muscles to take over the day to day life in the prison.
Meanwhile, back in Chicago, Morales takes his revenge by raping Penn's girlfriend played by Ally Sheedy. Though wearing a ski mask during the attack, he purposely removes it as he climaxes so that she knows it's payback for her boyfriend's actions. This lands Morales in the same prison as Penn and now the plot picks up speed with the inevitable showdown between these two. Inmates -- and even some of the adult guards -- start betting on which one of these two "bad boys" will take the life of the other. Intimidation becomes the watchword, as we watch them preparing for the fight. In one telling scene, Morales is shirtless, doing concentration curls with a dumbbell, while Penn and the others watch. His ripped latino physique sends O'Brien an unmistakable message of physical power.
The fight finally takes place with the smirking guards encouraging the young gladiators to square off. The prison becomes an arena where the two boys are to battle to the death. It's muscle to muscle, with fists and vicious kicks and finally a prison shank. Each boy struggling to get in a killing blow. Rumors swirled around the production that Penn was jealous of Morales's obvious physical superiority and that he wanted a darker ending where he uses the shank to off the young latino. However,when Penn has Morales pinned with the blade poised over his heart, he spares his life. Led off by the guards, we assume that he is now on the road to redemption --- maybe. As an actor, we know that Penn is definitely on the road to more roles like this, including 2003's "Mystic River," where he is another "bad boy" --- just grown up.
The Bachelorette: Episode #10.1 (2014)
2014 Bachelorette Frontrunners
After Andi Dorfman rejected Venezuelan stud Juan Pablo Galavis, she became the new Bachelorette and has been give a couple dozen new men to chose from. It's the usual collection of 20 and 30 year old good looking, well built, successful young guys with brawny shoulders and six-pack abs and personalities that range from "aw shucks" to aggressive romeos. Already handicappers are picking five that stand out and have the best shot at going the distance with Andi.
Interestingly enough, there was almost a sixth in the person of Chris Bukowski. Fans of the show will remember Bukowski as the sexy hothead that almost won the heart of Bachelorette Emily Maynard and then went on to scorch "Bachelor Pad" by using his undeniable masculinity to hook up with -- and then dump -- three gorgeous women to get to the finals. A smoldering "badboy" who rumbled with the other guys and romanced all the women, Bukowski became an internet sensation. Attempting to get on the show, he crashed the premier and almost mixed it up with Security until Andi sent word that he should go. Too bad -- this popular stud would have made a serious play for Andi while keeping the other guys on their toes.
First of the five is Chris Soules, a young farmer from Iowa. At 32, he's a clean cut, boy-next-door type with a football lineman's build and a million dollar smile. Andi took him to the racetrack and, since he showed up in shorts and a tee shirt, she needed to dress him properly. Watching him strip to his underwear and change into a designer suit complete with sexy purple socks, it was easy to see how this corn-fed adonis got his first rose.
Marquel Martin is a 25-year old African-American from Vegas who specializes in making Andi laugh -- when he's not showing off his sculpted body for her viewing pleasure. A former college football standout, Marcus stands out not only physically, but with his wit and humor. It's not all laughs though, as the brother can't help discussing his strength and ability to "dominate" the competition. With that impressive body and winning personality, Marquel may be the first black stud to go all the way in what has been so far a "white guys only" show.
Marcus Grodd, 24, practices sports medicine when he's not looking hot in a speedo. Even in a shirt and jeans, with his sexy chest hair spilling out from an open collar, you can see this guy is "all man." Andi thinks so too and already has awarded him a rose for his "Top Gun" performance in Navy Whites.
Josh Murray says his favorite movie is "Gladiator" and it's easy to see why. This modern day warrior battled on both professional baseball fields and in semi-pro football. As result, the 6'2" jock has the well-muscled body of a champion athlete which he shows off in skin tight shirts every chance he gets. Even the other guys have commented on his physical presence, calling him a "stud," which doesn't bother him one bit. He knows he's hot and, at a male strip routine for charity, had an evil grin when he said "I'm going to get naked for Andi." He came very close to doing just that and Andi loved it.
Finally, Cody Sattler, 28, finishes out the front runners. Cody is a personal trainer and his physique proves it. With the look of a true muscleman, Cody is no stranger to using his body to get what he wants. At the same strip routine, Cody promised to "bare everything" and when the time came, he posed and strutted in just a g-string and coat of oil. Flexing his massive arms in front of Andi, he made it clear that he was the guy to beat and if she doesn't chose him, there's already talk that this prime physical specimen may wind up being the next Bachelor.
As the show progresses, it's possible that other guys may emerge as top contenders for Andi's affections, but right now these five -- and maybe even Mr. Bukowski -- are the ones to watch.
The Circuit (2002)
Jeremy Steals the Show
In 2002 the first "Circuit" movie began a series featuring martial artist Olivier Gruner about secret fights to the death where the crowd bets on the outcome. As is often the case, the original movie is the best and it is no different here.
Olivier Gruner plays Dirk, a martial arts badass that was the only fighter to quit the "Circuit" and live to tell about it. Now a college coach, he is preparing his younger brother Jeremy, played by Ilya Melnikoff, for a professional sports career. Unfortunately, Jeremy is a headstrong young stud who likes to spend his off-hours at the underground gladiator matches run by Vixton (Bryan Genesee) and featuring a nightly card of snuff matches ruled by the champion Kwan (played by the bodybuilding Kim twins.) Jeremy not only gets off on the brutal slayings, but likes to bet on them as well. In a homoerotic subplot, Vixton notices Jeremy and his athletic physique and, when Jeremy can't pay his gambling debts, offers to train him as a fighter to pay off his debt.
Though Gruner is the star, Jeremy steals the movie with his transformation from innocent college jock to a trained killer in the ring. We see Vixton slowly seducing the young fighter with encouragement and praise. Jeremy, who has a sculpted body, is often shirtless or just in tight trunks, sparring or lifting weights, and Vixton is right there massaging his shoulders, squeezing his arms, telling him how he's got to be ready to take out his opponent.
Dirk searches for his missing brother and he's aided by a reporter (Gail Kent) who is investigating the underground fight scene. It's only a matter of time before Dirk beds her, but not before they share a steamy shower scene. At the same time, Kwan -- who has a tricky way of tagging out to his twin brother to stay fresh in every fight -- has vowed to take on Dirk and kill him to cement his own legacy as King of the Circuit.
Of course, the best part of these types of movies are the fights themselves. Gruner takes care of business in a few street and bar fights during the search for his brother, but the real action is in the ring and once again, the spotlight is on young Jeremy who's being billed as "The College Boy." Along with other matches that feature military studs in fatigues, black thugs and even two homeless street guys that fight to the death for the crowd's entertainment, Jeremy's first match is against a burly older muscleman and, with vicious kicks and punches, he succeeds in taking his life. Flushed with victory the barechested "College Boy" struts around the ring while the crowd yells its approval. Not to be outdone, moments later we see Kwan snap the neck of a shirtless Thai fighter.
Though Vixton continues to toy with Jeremy, his real intentions become clear: Match up Dirk and Kwan for a big money championship fight. Finally, Dirk locates the Circuit and, after dispatching a dozen guards barehanded, enters the ring to face a series of Vixton's finest fighters. One by one Dirk takes them out until he finally faces Kwan and his twin brother. After watching young Jeremy in action, Gruner's battle is somewhat of a letdown. With the Kwans defeated and the police arriving to arrest Vixton, the movies ends. Clearly, the producers knew they had a good thing going because Vixton's last words to Dirk is a promise to start a new Circuit in prison and, sure enough "Circuit 2" is set in a prison where the cons are forced into death matches. A third Circuit movie, subtitled "The Final Fight" followed it. Though Gruner is in all three, they suffer by the absence of the real star of the first one --- "College Boy" Jeremy and his fighting skills.
Radical Jack (2000)
Billy Ray Cyrus - Action Star
When Billy Ray Cyrus burst on the Country Music scene in 1992 with "Achy Breaky Heart," he immediately became a hot property. With smoldering good looks and an imposing physique, he had real star quality. Cyrus had been a champion athlete in school and his 6' frame, still sculpted with muscle and some badass ink, made him a natural for action movies like "Radical Jack." The plot was pretty simple -- Jack, an ex-Navy SEAL goes undercover in a hick town to bust an arms seller, falls in love with the innocent girlfriend of the head bad guy and leaves a trail of bodies at the end. Wisely, they used this thin storyline to showcase Cyrus, both as a fighter and a lover. With his trademark mullet morphed into movie star locks and his sleeves rolled up to display his big tattooed arms, Billy Ray's transformation into a redneck sex symbol is quickly established.
Billy Ray hits town and immediately crosses swords with Rolland, played by Noah Blake. The smooth Blake is a good foil for Cyrus, he's leaner, more polished, but his muscular body and martial arts skills are clearly deadly. He has a posse of goons, chief among them the familiar Rusty De Wees, who has made a career out of playing backwoods enforcers. Add to the mix a couple of crooked cops and you can see early on that Billy Ray will have his work cut out for him.
Along with punch ups and beat downs, there's a budding romance between Cyrus and Kate (DeDee Pfeiffer.) We first see Kate in a sex scene with Rolland (she's topless, he's in boxers and socks,) but it's only a prelude to her breakup with him. When Jack shows up, Kate falls hard and we get to see her seducing him in a steamy bed scene where both bodies are on display. Sex actually plays a big role in this movie. When a crooked cop's wife threatens the arms deal, another officer is sent to silence her, but he takes time to bed her first before pulling the trigger. Inevitably, we also get a scene where Rolland's lovemaking gets heavy handed and Kate's black eye and swollen lip lead to Jack vowing to kill Rolland.
Along with the sex, there's plenty of fighting. Cyrus has ample opportunity to show off with martial arts moves and two fisted punching. Rolland never runs out of goons for him to put away -- some of them permanently. Cyrus finally gets a beatdown of his own from De Wees and a dozen hillbilly musclemen, but that just gives Kate an excuse to nurse him back to health in her bedroom where Billy Ray -- naked except for a pair of flimsy drawstring pants -- gets treated to some "tender loving care." In the end, Jack makes sure all the bad guys meet an appropriate end. In an orgy of gun violence, Jack slays every thug in sight. De Wees's muscles don't do him any good against the ex-SEAL and, though Jack promised Kate he would off Rolland for manhandling her, she does the honors herself by putting a bullet in his head.
As an action movie, "Radical Jack" didn't break any new ground, but as a vehicle to showcase big bad Billy Ray Cyrus, it did a great job. Cyrus went on to star in a number of TV shows, but never made another shoot 'em up action movie --- too bad.
Gymnastics and Martial Arts = Gymkata
The idea of combining gymnastics and martial arts is the basis for this movie. The hero Jonathan Cabot is played by Olympic gold medalist Kurt Thomas. While the credits roll we see Thomas swinging from the high bar exhibiting the muscular control that made him a champion. With "boy next door" good looks (still only in his 20s when this movie was made,) and a chiseled physique, he's perfect to play a young athlete chosen by the CIA for a secret mission. The Asian country of Parmistan has become a pawn in the Cold War and Jonathan's soldier father was slain there while playing a grueling martial arts endurance game. Now, if Jonathan can win the same contest that killed his father, the USA can establish a vital satellite station there. Though Jonathan is no fighter, his obvious physical abilities make him a prime candidate to compete against the other countries' competitors. The CIA begins his training, turning a boyish jock into a martial arts killer. Parmistan's beautiful princess Rubali also helps in his education and, in very little time, the two teenagers fall in love. We see him training hard and watch as his "gymkata" becomes a deadly martial arts technique. His romance with the princess heats up as well in a scene where the lovely Rubali massages his shirtless torso.
Arriving in Parmistan, Jonathan meets the other champions he will have to beat to win the game. Among them are Thorg, a giant Russian wrestler, Gomez, Hao and, the movie's villain Zamir. Zamir is played by Australian martial arts legend Richard Norton. The mature Norton --- sporting an impressive physique --- is the perfect foil for the young Thomas and when Zamir begins to lust after Rubali, we know only one of them will survive.
The game begins and, one by one, the competitors meet a grisly death -- some at the hands of Zamir's deadly arrows. Jonathan retains his good guy image by trying to help an injured rival, while Thorg improves his odds by ambushing Hoa using his brute strength to slay the young Asian. The game takes them through a village of homicidal maniacs and Jonathan must use every trick in his gymkata to survive, but Thorg is not so lucky and meets his death there. Just when things look dark for Jonathan he is rescued by a mysterious stranger who turns out to be his missing father. He explains that though Zamir pierced his chest with an arrow he survived and hid out all this time. The reunion is short lived however when Zamir spots them and finishes the job he started by sinking another arrow into the father's back. With his dying breath he makes Jonathan promise to win the game for him.
Zamir and Jonathan square off for the final battle. Norton clearly prepared for this role with plenty of gym time and his buff physique is on full display. Matched against him is the younger Thomas, lighter and faster. Using his superior strength, Norton begins to wear down the gymnast, but then using his gymkata skills, Thomas flips into the air and lands with his legs wrapped around Norton's neck. Anyone who watches gymnastics knows they have incredibly well developed leg muscles. With the intensity showing on his face, Jonathan slowly constricts his powerful thighs until, with a savage twist, he snaps Zamir's neck. Having won the game, and avenged his father, Jonathan goes on to wed Rubali and tie Parmistan to an alliance with the USA.
Though there are big holes in the plot and the Cold War theme is dated, there is plenty of action in this flick. The gymkata style is interesting and it's surprising no one else adopted it for a future action film . Kurt Thomas never made another movie which is also surprising since he had the good looks and ripped body of a Hollywood star. Maybe someday another gymnast will come along to capture the public's imagination and we'll see a Gymkata 2.
The Baytown Outlaws (2012)
Redneck Muscle Road Trip
With inspiration from flicks like The Warriors (where tough teenage gang members kill their way across New York to get back to their home turf) to The Boondock Saints (good boy assassins that only kill bad guys) to Smokin' Aces (teams of themed hit men and women,) this movie touches all the bases in a story about 3 redneck brothers that a bent sheriff uses to kill scumbags before they can commit crimes. When they take a side job snatching a special needs kid from his dirtbag father in order to return him to his mother, they wind up carving a swath of murder and mayhem across the South.
Meet the Oodie Brothers. Brick is the oldest, the image of his murderous pappy Johnny Boy Oodie who terrorized the county until the law dropped him. Played by Clayne Crawford, a familiar face from many TV cop shows and the hit film Swimfan, Brick is the brains (only a figure of speech here) of the clan. His younger brother, the prankster McQueen, is played by Travis Fimmel, who recently was the star of the TV hit Vikings, as well as a number of other action movies. Finally, brother Lincoln, played by Daniel Cudmore, Colossus in the X-Men movies, had been a professional wrestler responsible for 7 deaths in the ring. All 3 brothers are awesome physical specimens (a loaded barbell and weight bench are prominently displayed outside their cabin.) Brick and Travis are ripped, defined to the max, and traced over with hillbilly tattoos. At 6'6, Lincoln is totally jacked and, in case we doubted his deadly abilities, a flashback shows him gleefully taking the lives of his backwoods opponents in the ring.
The movie opens with the Oodies raiding a house where some latino gangbangers are holed up. In an orgy of gun play and coldblooded killing, the Oodie brothers take out a half dozen badasses, starting by shooting one vato in the eye as he peers through door's spy hole. Just another assignment from the Sheriff (Andre Braugher) who pays the boys to take out the trash. Enter Celeste (Eva Longoria) who offers Brick $25,000 to bring back her son Rob from his drug dealing father Carlos (Billy Bob Thornton with a soul patch.) Eva's curves and the money are irresistible and before you know it, the boys are crashing Carlos's home and, after executing Carlo's hired muscle, hightailing it home with Rob.
Carlos begins to send out teams of assassins to stop the brothers and re-capture Rob. When the boys stop at a roadhouse, they encounter a bevy of seductive biker chicks and before they know it, the girls are climbing all over them. Shirts come off, lap dances commence and the boys are no longer thinking with the right head. Of course, what they don't know is that these ladies are a team of hooker assassins just waiting till the brothers are fully relaxed before making their move. One babe kneels before Brick, slowly removing his belt while licking his 6-pack abs, McQueen's eyes close in ecstasy while his lap dance reaches a climax and big Lincoln cradles a gorgeous fox's head while swapping tongues. When the hooker loops Brick's belt around his neck, the redneck grins with kinky pleasure, but when she suddenly pulls it tight he knows what's up (he's not the brains for nothing.) A shouted warning to his brothers is all it takes for them to go from lovemaking into kill mode. Each girl is dispatched in quick order with Lincoln finishing his soulful kiss by snapping his partner's neck.
Two more crews are sent to stop the boys. A posse of muscular black street thugs ambush them on the road, each one of them bare chested and oiled up like bodybuilders. Brick and McQueen shoot some and Lincoln uses his bare hands to take out the rest. A tribe of murderous Indians comes next and, though the Indians are sent to the happy hunting ground, the final conflict leaves all 3 boys badly wounded. In a somewhat hokey ending, the Sheriff arrives to rescue them, Rob is returned to his mother (during the odyssey, the brothers have bonded with him) and Carlos receives his just desserts.
A epilogue fast forwards to all three brothers getting out of prison, looking fit and ready for some new adventures. Clearly a sequel is in the works.
Martial Outlaw (1993)
Good Cop, Bad Cop and Plenty of Action
This movie has everything an action film could want -- heroes and villains and great fight scenes. It stars Jeff Wincott and Gary Hudson. Wincott made a name for himself in a number of great martial arts movies and fans will remember Hudson kicking ass in the classic movie "Roadhouse." Here they play two bothers taking on the Russian mob.
It starts out in San Francisco where DEA agent Kevin White (Wincott) promises a snitch that he'll protect him from the Russian drug dealer Rochenko and his hired muscle Sergei (played by the massive real life bodybuilder Stefano Miltsakakis.) The scene switches to L.A. where we see hero cop Jack White (Hudson) wasting 3 Asian thugs while foiling a pawn shop robbery.
The two brothers couldn't be any more different. Kevin is a straight laced law enforcement professional who trains hard in martial arts. One look at him shirtless, working out on the heavy bag, reveals a chiseled physique. Jack, on the other hand, is all street muscle, with a powerful body built to punish the trash he encounters on patrol. Rivals for the affection of their ex-cop father, and disapproving of each other's style, they hook up once Kevin's case takes him to L.A. Though they start out reminiscing, the tension between them is obvious. In a key scene, Jack challenges Kevin to a friendly sparring match and it's only a matter of time before it leads to fighting for real. Though evenly matched, after trading some well-aimed blows, Kevin's superior training gets the upper hand over Jack's brute strength and it's easy to see he enjoys administering a savage beating to his younger brother.
Angry and humiliated, Jack turns dirty and throws in with Rochenko, where he trades inside information for a cut of the drug money. Rochenko tests Jack's loyalty by ordering him to slay Kevin's snitch. The street cop carries out the assignment and executes the innocent man in cold blood. Meanwhile, Kevin is attacked by a musclebound latino street thug and, after a ferocious fight, offs him with a powerful kick. Standing over the dead thug, Kevin shakes his head muttering "L.A. hasn't changed a bit." Jack starts playing a double game, feeding Rochenko information, but still helping his brother against the Russian enforcers. In a great scene in a restaurant, the two brothers take on a bunch of Rochenko's musclemen and leave the place littered with bodies. The best fight scene comes later when Kevin is lured to a dojo and faces "the Russian Circle." Directed by Sergei, a dozen muscular killers surround Kevin and take turns attacking him. The fights are bloody as they vie for the chance to kill him. With bare hands, swords, chains and clubs, they each take their turn --- but Kevin is faster, stronger and better trained. One by one, he expertly takes each Russian's life. When he's done, Kevin's shirtless torso is gleaming with sweat. He asks Sergei "Is that the best you got?!" Sergei, not liking the odds, disappears.
Conflicted, Jack's plot unravels and Rochenko makes plans to flee with the money. Exposed as a dirty cop, Jack follows and the ultimate showdown takes place. Kevin finally squares off against Sergei and the two struggle barehanded, muscle to muscle, until Kevin proves the stronger, twisting Sergei's head until we hear the sharp crack that lets us know that Kevin has snapped his thick neck. Though Jack still wants the money, his brother tells him he needs to give himself up and it looks like the two brothers might have to fight it out again -- this time to the death. Rochenko intervenes and, when he tries to shoot Kevin, Jack instinctively jumps in the way, taking the bullet meant for his brother.
The movie ends with Jack's hero's funeral, and Kevin realizing that, for all his bad deeds, his brother Jack was a good cop. This tale of two brothers has a good ending and both Jeff Wincott and Gary Hudson do an excellent job playing these tough cops. The martial arts fights are the centerpieces --- especially the "Russian Circle" where the action is white hot.
Love and a Bullet (2002)
Black Assassins, White Crime Boss, High Body Count
Rapper Treach (lead singer for Naughty by Nature) plays Malik Bishop, a stone cold hit man in this violent action movie. Treach gives us a running narrative on his profession that is sometimes comical, sometimes profane, but always badass. Handsome, with a bald head and smooth, ripped physique, covered in gang tattoos, Treach definitely looks the part. Joining him is an almost all-black caste of enforcers, thugs and hit men.
Charles Guardino plays Damien, a white mob boss that specializes in recruiting young black street muscle and turning them into trained assassins. We see Treach starting out with a amateur crew and murdering other brothers with abandon. He coldly slays a black pimp for being late to meeting. In another early scene he shows he doesn't need a gun to get the job done by silently strangling a sleeping thug with a white handkerchief. Impressed by his body count, Damien soon offers him a job with his organization.
Treach enters a world where he becomes one of six highly trained black killers. Along with them being impressive physical specimens, they each have their own trademark kill techniques. Putting that black muscle on display, we see them shirtless, or in martial arts gear, working out, lifting weights and practicing their lethal artistry. We watch as training leaves them exhausted, buff bodies gleaming with sweat, ready to do the boss's bidding. But nobody is under any illusions about the power structure. Damien surrounds himself with bodyguards -- a cadre of white bodybuilders -- leaving no doubt about how far he trusts his black employees. As the six assassins admit among themselves after completing hits ordered by Damien, the world belongs to white men -- they are just there to "take out the trash."
We see some exciting hits, including one where Treach and Buddy, his best friend on the hit squad, invade a house where a federal witness is being guarded by marshals. The black killers expertly eliminate each of the six white lawmen before taking out the witness. Back at headquarters, Buddy demands more money for his work on hits like these and a furious Damien marks him for death, sending some of his white bodyguards to do the deed. In some furious action, involving snapped necks, close quarter martial arts and expert gunplay, Buddy easily offs them one by one. Though we don't see who fires the fatal shot, Buddy is finally slain, with the suspicion that one of the six black killers took the contract to ice a "brother."
That lesson isn't lost on Treach and he begins to lay plans to leave the organization -- especially after falling in love with the beautiful black hit woman Hylene. In a series of graphic sex scenes (including a full frontal view of Treach's impressive manhood) the romance gets red hot and it's only a matter of time before Damien lets Treach know that love isn't healthy in his line of work. Hylene disappears and, at the same time, Damien orders Treach to snuff Cynda (Damien's black girlfriend whom he suspects of cheating) installing Treach in a sniper's nest across the street from her apartment. Even while he's aiming the rifle at her head, we can see Treach is developing feelings for her as he watches Damien slap her around. In a sick mind game with Treach, Damien won't give the final order to kill her, preferring to taunt Treach by letting him watch while he abuses her -- sometimes even winking at him from the window. Treach slowly loses it -- day after day, often stripped to just his boxers, his muscular black torso slick with sweat -- all the time with his crosshairs on Cynda's lovely face and Damien's leering smirk right there.
Having enough of his twisted game Damien calls off the hit, but Treach has other plans. Knowing that Cynda's life will never improve, he fires the fatal bullet to free her forever. Damien goes insane and orders his men to take out Treach and the final battle is on. First his remaining white musclemen are dispatched but they are no match for Treach's black fury. Their deaths only infuriate Damien all the more and he turns to Treach's former "brothers" to carry out the hit. In an orgy of black-on-black violence, Treach faces the best in the business --- and ices them, one by one. With guns blazing, kicks and fists flying and some incredible acrobatic fighting moves, each killer meets his end. In one particularly brutal fight, Treach drives an iron spike clean through the shaved head of one of his former buddies. Leaving a pile of black corpses, Treach goes looking for the white man responsible for it all and, in a hail of bullets, takes Damien's life.
There is a surprise waiting for Treach at the end of this movie and, badass killer that he is, you don't begrudge him a little happiness. Treach makes this movie -- all black muscle and attitude -- and elevates it beyond just another gangsta outing. The fights are awesome, the intrigue is cool, the sex is hot and the hits are cleverly staged -- like Wesley Snipes once famously said in another action movie, "always bet on black."
The Bachelorette (2003)
Testosterone Soap Opera
When The Bachelorette Season 9 started with 25 single men, the smart money was on one of five top studs to be the last one standing when Desiree Hartsock gave out the final rose.
Ben is a 28 year old unmarried young dad from Texas. He's good looking, tall at 6'2" with an athletic build (he tells us his favorite magazine is Men's Fitness) and a sweet talker. He scored an early rose and became the frontrunner.
With a tour of duty in Iraq under his belt, Army vet Bryden is a true hero and looks the part. The 26 year old from Montana is a square jawed, country boy who seems honest and open. With a rugged build this guy is no lightweight.
James, a big dude, at 6'2 with a linebacker's shoulders, his physical presence stands out. His bio lists two tattoos, including one of a bull on his left shoulder. This young muscleman sets the bar high for the other guys.
Mikey T, a brawny 30 year old plumber from outside Chicago, has a big city accent to match his big city swagger and powerful torso. Though he's street tough -- tattoos, a fan of Stallone ("He brought fitness to Hollywood,") -- he's a diamond in the rough.
The last contender is Zak with a body that could only be described as "sculpted." He arrived stripped to the waist and asked Des to "accept these abs." Some already say, with his physique and crazy style, he might be a shoe-in as the next Bachelor.
While Des goes out on dates to evaluate them as possible mates, the testosterone level is definitely rising among these five "manimals." These hard charging young men know they are in a fierce competition to mate with a beautiful women. Whether it's on the football field or in the boxing ring or even in the workplace, these are the kind of guys that give it their all and don't like to lose. With that said, it's no surprise that tempers are rising and bad blood is beginning to flow.
Ben seems to be the target of most of the dislike. With boyish good looks and an athletic body, he's made points with Des as a father dedicated to raising his son. It doesn't hurt that he's also a soulful kisser that never misses an opportunity to whisk Des off to a private spot for a passionate make-out session. Just watching her face when he's got her in his arms, you can see that this hot young dad has her under his spell.
Bryden says flat out "I hate Ben." Zak isn't far behind. Mikey (though he's from Chicago, he's got more in common with his muscular Italian-American brethren on "The Jersey Shore,") goes even further. "Ben needs a punch in the face," he says, cocking a big fist and bulging arm for the camera, "Sometimes you just gotta get physical." At a mock "Mr. America" competition, the rivalry between Ben and Mikey went red hot. When Ben was given a tight speedo to wear, Mikey offered to trade him for his loose jams ("I'm disappointed I can't show everything off.") Ben later admitted he, too, wanted to "bare a lot" for Des. On stage the two went head to head, with Mikey oiled up and jacked for the competition, posing like a bodybuilder. Mikey looked like a real Mr. America and even Bryden admitted, "Mikey killed it." But Ben, though smaller than Mikey, still caught Des's eye, crunching his washboard abs while exhibiting his ripped physique.
Though these two studs are locked in a tight struggle that might just get "physical" before it's all over, the race may not go to either one. While they -- and Zak and Bryden -- were on stage flexing, back at the hotel penthouse, sexy young muscleman James was getting ready for his one-on-one date with Des. Even bigger than Mikey, with Hollywood good looks and Southern charm, we see him slipping off his robe and easing into a warm bath, sipping wine, eating strawberries and planning how to make Des forget every other guy but him. With a better body than Mikey, and more of a ladies' man than Ben, this player may just be the Man to take it all.
Sexy Assassins (2012)
Soft core porn mystery features hot stars
A posh hotel suite, a gorgeous redhead and a handsome playboy. Slowly she undresses the built young stud, kneeling before him to kiss his ripped six-pack. She goes from worship to service as she pleases him orally and, while they make love, playfully ties his hands -- only to place a pillow over his face. His body shudders -- half climax, half struggle -- until his muscles go limp. The sexy assassin has struck again.
This movie, a soft core porn mystery, features Justine Jolie as Layla, a classy hit woman whose trademark killing technique is to seduce her male victim, then slay him when he's most helpless -- at the moment of orgasm. What a way to go. Joli is a beautiful, desirable woman and -- since she's naked in most scenes -- it's easy to see how she could manipulate lustful men. After she snuffs the playboy (played by good looking muscleboy Pete Jenkins) we see her coolly accepting her payment for a job well done.
Into this cozy arrangement comes Max, another contract killer who has been given a contract on Layla. Max is played by Jason Sarcinelli. Sarcinelli is a amateur boxer/bodybuilder turned actor whose credits include some action flicks and a number of soft core adult films. It's easy to see him in either -- he's got the Hollywood good looks of a lover boy and the sculpted physique of an action star. He quickly seduces Layla's sexy secretary Serena (Asian-American beauty Michelle Maylene) as a way to get to Layla. Their lovemaking, which starts out with Sarcinelli wearing just a pair of skin tight boxer briefs, goes hot and heavy with Serena clearly ready to switch loyalties. Meanwhile, Damon, who arranges Layla's hits, after paying her for the dead playboy, informs her that he has a new victim lined up. Imagine Layla's surprise when it turns out to be Max. Suspecting something fishy, Layla seduces Damon -- a mysterious, heavily tattooed tough guy -- but lets him climax without taking his life. At the same time, Max is once again putting the moves on Serena, insisting she please him orally before culminating their lovemaking in his bed.
It isn't long before Max and Layla call a truce and join forces to discover who has ordered the hits on them. After both admitting to seducing their victims before offing them, Max wants to see her technique. This leads to a bout of steamy lovemaking where Layla shows him that Serena doesn't hold a candle to her oral skills, while he uses his obvious masculinity to drive his point home. As they build to a shuddering climax, Layla carefully maneuvers him into the same position the murdered playboy assumed and then -- when his groans signal a shattering orgasm -- places the pillow over his face, showing him how easy it is for a woman to get the best of a brutal stud like him.
A hidden video camera soon reveals that Serena and Damon are the two behind the contracts on Max and Layla. Unbeknownst to them, they are both marked for death by Max and Layla as they secretly watch them making love. Layla will kill the tattooed thug while Max looks forward to making love to -- and slaying -- the lovely Serena. In a long and hot sex scene we see Max practicing Serena's specialty this time, orally servicing her until she is whimpering with desire. Mounting her, he goes slow and hard, bringing her ever closer to what will be her last orgasm. The big hit man can't hold off either and, as they both climax, she screams his name in ecstasy. With a smug grin he then presses the pillow over her beautiful face and, though she struggles, he's far too strong for her and the deed is done.
In the last scene Layla, having already taken Damon's life, pours two glasses of champagne while complimenting Max on eliminating Serena using her technique. He tells her he "learned from the best," as these two sexy assassins toast their new partnership.