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Blu-ray Review – The Boondock Saints (1999)

The Boondock Saints, 1999.

Directed by Troy Duffy.

Starring Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco, Billy Connolly, and Dot-Marie Jones.

Synopsis:

A pair of Catholic brothers turn vigilante and go on the rampage in Boston’s criminal underworld.

With a production history as troubled as some of the characters in the movie, Troy Duffy’s The Boondock Saints hits Blu-ray thanks to Arrow Video and immediately takes us back to a post-Tarantino 1990s where linear storytelling was out and exaggerated bloodshed and violence was in, with quirky characters played by established actors and stylised dialogue a necessity. Oh yes, after Pulp Fiction redefined – or rather, reshaped – the crime thriller into pop art for a new generation looking for their own iconic images and quotable soundbites the movie world was suddenly full of filmmakers trying their hand at creating something cool that would catch on in the lexicon of film culture.
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Death Wish Review

Eli Roth’s Death Wish remake is a “What were they thinking?” shoot-em-up baffler from start to finish. Irresponsibly tone deaf, maverick in its thematic ignorance and pornographic in its fetishistic gun obsession. There’s never a point where vi-o-lent vigilante justice might *not* be the answer, always gruesomely inflicted with Rothian levels of fatal body trauma. For a movie that opens with media chatter about how Chicago’s criminal epidemic has reached near-dystopian levels, there’s a shocking lack of responsible messaging under peeled layers of flesh. No matter how much you might want to separate your politics from movies, Death Wish refuses to let you. It’s a dumbfounding example of the exact kind of weapons normalization we *do-f#&king-not* need in mainstream pop culture right now.

Bruce Willis is Roth’s Charles Bronson, playing the “Lake Shore Drive” lookin’ surgeon Dr. Paul Kersey. He’s a loving
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Boondock Saints director Troy Duffy to helm The Blood Spoon Council

The Boondock Saints director Troy Duffy has signed on to helm the thriller The Blood Spoon Council, his first film since 2009’s The Bookdock Saints II: All Saints Day.

The film will follow a vigilante group known as The Blood Spoon Council, who hunt down and execute serial killers. The FBI commissions a young, rogue profiler to get into the head of the group’s elusive leader. But their investigation is derailed when the whiz kid engages in a secret game of cat-and-mouse with a mastermind the likes of which he’s never seen.

“I want to create an action packed psychological thriller with Blood Spoon and I have held nothing back,” states Duffy. “All the killers and their crimes are inspired by actual serial cases. The mastermind of the Council is a one-of-a-kind character that will take a one-of-a-kind talent to portray him. The Blood Spoon Council may be
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‘Boondocks Saints’ Director Troy Duffy Will Make ‘The Blood Spoon Council’

‘Boondocks Saints’ Director Troy Duffy Will Make ‘The Blood Spoon Council’
18 years after making his directorial debut, Troy Duffy only has two movies under his belt, and they’re both Boondock Saints movies. In the eight years since the last sequel, Boondock Saints: All Saints Day, he’s worked on a few projects, including another Saints sequel and a TV series based on his cult ’90s movie. His next project, though, has […]

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Boondock Saints director to make The Blood Spoon Council

Joseph Baxter Simon Brew Jun 29, 2017

Troy Duffy, creator of the cult favourite The Boondock Saints, is set to direct The Blood Spoon Council.

The Boondock Saints, the schlocky revenge-fueled 1999 action/crime drama, was a film liked by many fans, less so by critics. It also gained particular notoriety for the excellent documentary Overnight, which is well, well worth seeking out. For a glimpse behind the scenes of putting a film together, it's a must-see.

Writer/director Troy Duffy, hasn’t exactly maintained the most prolific directorial CV, with The Boondock Saints and its 2009 sequel The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day being his only produced credits. However, a behind-the-camera comeback is imminent.

According to ScreenDaily, Troy Duffy is about to dust off his director’s chair to helm a new movie – specifically one that’s not connected to The Boondock Saints. Joined by producer Scott Clayton of Oceanside Media, Duffy
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‘The Boondock Saints’ Director Troy Duffy To Helm ‘The Blood Spoon Council’

When Troy Duffy arrived in 1999 with his directorial debut “The Boondock Saints,” he was arguably behind the times. The preceding years had seen countless imitators follow in the footsteps of Quentin Tarantino, with violent, dialogue heavy genre movies, but against all odds, Duffy managed to succeed. “The Boondock Saints” isn’t actually any good — it’s crass, dumb, and fairly forgettable — but it managed to find an audience and even prompted a way too late sequel in 2009, “The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day,” also from Duffy.

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Troy Duffy ('Boondock Saints') Returns With 'The Blood Spoon Council'

Troy Duffy ('Boondock Saints') Returns With 'The Blood Spoon Council'
Exclusive: The Boondock Saints creator Troy Duffy makes directing return.

Producer Scott Clayton and his Oceanside Media has signed on to produce and fully finance The Blood Spoon Council, Troy Duffy’s return to the director’s chair since The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day in 2009.

The psychological thriller centres on the eponymous vigilante group that hunts down and executes serial killers in the Us.

When the FBI commissions a rogue profiler to get inside the head of the group’s elusive leader, the investigation is derailed when the whizzkid engages in a game of cat-and-mouse with a formidable mastermind.

Duffy directed 2009’s The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, the sequel to his 1999 crime thriller The Boondock Saints.
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Troy Duffy to direct 'The Blood Spoon Council'

Troy Duffy to direct 'The Blood Spoon Council'
Exclusive: Oceanside Media producing and fully financing project by The Boondock Saints director.

Producer Scott Clayton and his Oceanside Media has signed on to produce and fully finance The Blood Spoon Council, Troy Duffy’s return to the director’s chair since The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day in 2009.

The psychological thriller centres on the eponymous vigilante group that hunts down and executes serial killers in the Us.

When the FBI commissions a rogue profiler to get inside the head of the group’s elusive leader, the investigation is derailed when the whizzkid engages in a game of cat-and-mouse with a formidable mastermind.

Duffy directed 2009’s The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, the sequel to his 1999 crime thriller The Boondock Saints.

In addition to Blood Spoon, the filmmaker has several projects in development including action feature Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em and comedy Black Ghost, which he is writing in collaboration with Cedrick The Entertainer.

On
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Troy Duffy Goes Serial Killer Hunting With ‘The Blood Spoon Council’!!

Independent film producer Scott Clayton and his production company Oceanside Media has signed on to produce and fully financeThe Boondock Saints director Troy Duffy‘s new feature film The Blood Spoon Council! Duffy will direct the highly anticipated thriller from a script he wrote with new scribe, Criss Lassiter, Bloody Disgusting learned. For Duffy’s new chilling psychological […]
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Boondock Saints TV Show Won't Bring Back Original Cast

Boondock Saints TV Show Won't Bring Back Original Cast
A few weeks ago, Don Carmody Television announced it was partnering with Boondock Saints creator Troy Duffy to create a Boondock Saints prequel TV series entitled Boondock Saints: Origins, which has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance the first season. While no plot details were given, the title alone suggests a prequel that will provide an origin story for the MacManus brothers, although many were wondering if the original Boondock Saints stars Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus would be back as Conor and Murphy MacManus. Both actors took to social media to reveal that they have no involvement with this movie, or a proposed Boondock Saints 3 movie. Here's both actors' joint statement.

"For all those with questions about the Boondock Saints videos, news and announcements, neither Norman Reedus nor Sean Patrick Flannery are involved in any way with the TV show, Bds III, or their recent sales/marketing campaigns.
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The Boondock Saints: Origins TV series launches “fan-focused pre-order campaign”

Back in the summer of 2015, Troy Duffy revealed that having failed to get a third Boondock Saints movie off the ground, he was now turning his attention to the small screen, developing a prequel TV series based upon the cult 1999 vigilante film.

Well, we now have an update on the project courtesy of IGN, who has revealed that Duffy has now teamed up with Don Carmody Television for The Boondock Saints: Origins. Also launching is a “fan-focused pre-order campaign”, which invites fans to pre-order the series on DVD and digital download, as well as gaining access to behind-the-scenes content and merchandise. Here’s a campaign video, featuring actor David Della Rocco

“A television series is the perfect medium for story telling inside the world of our beloved blue collar super heroes,” states Duffy. “The brothers have always been defenders of the people, justice, fairness and the city of Boston. In
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The Boondock Saints: Origins TV Prequel Series Has Been Announced

Hey, remember Boondock Saints? Thank you to those of you who responded to the computer. Remember that sequel they made? Or the Comic? Do you want more? Well, it was recently announced that it will now be getting a TV prequel series. Doesn't that just make all you Boondock Saints fans happy?

The Boondock Saints: Origins will take place before the events of original Boondock Saints movie. To help fund the project, you can go to their campaign page now and donate almost $600 for a special edition of the TV series before it is even released on TV. It comes with a bunch of extras including Rosary Beads, Whisky Tumbler set, and metal cross keychain, just for a start. Only the first 5000 people get it though. I've also include a camgain video for you to watch as well.

Look, I'm a fan of the first Boondock Saints. It's a
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Newswire: Who wants to drop $600 on a box set of the Boondock Saints TV show?

Troy Duffy’s The Boondock Saints remains a cult classic for a very particular breed of cult (i.e., people who liked the trench-coated, flat-affect violence of The Matrix, but don’t think it contained enough gratuitous nudity), which is presumably why there’s still a TV version of the film in the works. Now, fans of Duffy’s particular brand of vigilante justice can put (a lot of) their money where their filthy, Latin-spouting mouths are, with the Boondock Saints: Origins prequel show offering an advance release box set for the low, low price of $600.

I’m laughing so hard I can’t catch my breath pic.twitter.com/9DDVURjbHq

— Scott Wampler (@ScottWamplerBMD) April 27, 2017

What do you get for your money? “Over $1,000 in merch,” plus a DVD of the show’s first season, according to the show’s web site, and a video from ...
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The Boondock Saints: Origins Coming To Television

The Boondock Saints may not be the most instantly recognizable film out there, but it’s got a very loyal following and for good reason. Fans will know full well just what an enjoyable, wild, Tarantino-esque, action romp it is, but unfortunately, critics didn’t quite see things the same way, as they panned it upon release. In the years since, though, it’s gone on to become a firm cult classic and even spawned a sequel in 2009. Admittedly, the second outing was a far cry from the first, but it had its moments and ever since, people have been crying out for another tale featuring vigilante twin brothers Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy MacManus (Norman Reedus).

While another feature film is what fans want to see most, it looks like they’re going to have to settle for a small screen take on the story, as original director
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Boondock Saints TV Prequel Series Is Moving Forward

Boondock Saints TV Prequel Series Is Moving Forward
Don Carmody Television (Dctv) today announced they have reteamed with The Boondock Saints creator Troy Duffy to revive the cult classic film franchise for television, with an exclusive fan-focused pre-order campaign of the newly reimagined installment, The Boondock Saints: Origins. An American crime film written and directed by Duffy, The Boondock Saints first hit screens in 1999 and starred Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as Irish immigrant fraternal twins, Connor and Murphy MacManus, who become vigilantes in order to rid their home city of Boston, Massachusetts of crime, evil and corruption. The film garnered more than $260 million in worldwide theatrical and DVD sales and has a robust social media presence of more than four million followers.

The Boondock Saints television reboot campaign officially kicks off today with the launch of a fan-driven pre-sales initiative at BoondocksBack.com. In addition to DVD and digital download pre-orders of the series, fans
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Yes another movie is getting a TV adaptation, this time it's Boondock Saints

  • JoBlo
So, like it says in the headline, The Boondock Saints are indeed getting their own TV show. We can add that to the list of the growing sub-genre that includes 12 Monkeys, Lethal Weapon, and the recently concluded Bates Motel. They even got the original writer director Troy Duffy on board! What's strange, though, is that it's called Boondock Saints: Origin, which doesn't make much... Read More...
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‘The Boondocks Saints’ Prequel That’s Happening for Some Reason Is Seeking Donations — Watch

‘The Boondocks Saints’ Prequel That’s Happening for Some Reason Is Seeking Donations — Watch
“The Boondocks Saints” franchise is still alive and coming to your TV.

Troy Duffy’s 1999 film starred Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus as Irish American twin brothers Connor and Murphy MacManus, who took it upon themselves to take on the evil Russian mobsters in Boston. Despite critical panning and only getting an initial release in five theaters for one week due to the Columbine High School massacre, the film gained a cult following from its international release and DVD sales. In 2009, Duffy released a sequel, “The Boondocks Saints II: All Saints Day.”

While details about the plot are under wraps for “The Boondocks Saints: Origins” TV series, Don Carmody Television (Dctv) launched its fan-focused pre-order campaign that is seeking donations at BoondocksBack.com. While fans can donate any amount, the campaign has also created merchandise incentives in three increasing tiers. All three tiers will receive a box of “The
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‘Let Me Make You A Martyr’ Shows Flashes Of Promise In An Otherwise Aimless Thriller [Review]

If Troy Duffy were to make a Southern gothic crime drama influenced by Quentin Tarantino and David Gordon Green, the results would veer close to “Let Me Make You A Martyr.” The film, making its World Premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival, is the sometimes ambitious, if mostly aimless, directorial debut of Corey Asraf and […]

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Where It Was Made: The Boondock Saints (video)

  • JoBlo
We travel to Boston and Toronto to revisit the locations of the cult classic The Boondock Saints, stopping off at many of the well-known on-site locations, such as the Longfellow Bridge, The Trinity Church, The Fairmount Copley Hotel, and more. Plus a special appearance from Clifton Collins Jr. and writer/director Troy Duffy! Cheers! See previous episodes of Where It Was Made: Pulp Fiction,... Read More...
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Top 50 modern movie documentaries

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50 fabulous documentary films, covering hard politics through to music, money and films that never were...

Thanks to streaming services such as Netflix, we’ve never had better access to documentaries. A whole new audience can discover that these real life stories are just as thrilling, entertaining, and incredible as the latest big-budget blockbuster. What’s more, they’re all true too. But with a new found glut of them comes the ever more impossible choice, what’s worth your time? Below is my pick of the 50 best modern feature length documentaries.

I’ve defined modern as being from 2000 onwards, which means some of the greatest documentaries ever made will not feature here. I’m looking at you Hoop Dreams.

50. McConkey (2013)

d. Rob Bruce, Scott Gaffney, Murray Wais, Steve Winter, David Zieff

Shane McConkey was an extreme skier and Base jumper who lived life on the edge, and very much to the full.
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