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    The Fall Guy Movie Review

    I’ve been a fan of the 80s series The Fall Guy since I was a teenager.

    So, I was excited to find out that a movie adaptation was being made of it.

    The movie stars Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers (played by Lee Majors on the series), a stuntman who has a bad injury and is away from doing stunts for awhile. 

    He one day gets a call from a producer he’s worked for before to do stunts for a movie directed by his former girlfriend Jody (Emily Blunt). 

    There’s tension at first but ultimately, the ice melts and they end up getting back together. 

    But, during all of this, Colt ends up trying to find the star of this movie he’s doubling for, and let’s just say that craziness ensues.

    I really love this movie.  It’s a lot of fun.  You don’t have to know anything about the series to enjoy it, although I hope this movie puts a new spotlight on the series (and Lee Majors and series co-star Heather Thomas have fun cameos at the end playing their original characters).  

    This is just a fun, exciting, popcorn movie.

    Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt are great, as are all the cast (Jason Momoa even has a fun cameo near the end too.).

    Go see it and have fun.  I certainly did.

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    Outlaw Johnny Black Movie Review

    Outlaw Johnny Black, a western/comedy, is a movie that was in the works for years.

    It started off as a crowdfunded movie (I unfortunately lost money on this deal.  I preordered a signed Blu Ray and never received it and never got refunded.) and it took years to be released.

    But ultimately, on September 15 of 2023, Outlaw Johnny Black was released in theaters and not too long after that home video.

    Because I lost money on participating in the crowd funding, I avoided watching this movie for a long time because even though I was excited about it long before it was released, the fact I lost money soured me on it quite a bit.

    However, I finally did watch it (I bought the DVD for a much less price than what I lost on the preorder.) and I can say I enjoyed it.

    The movie stars Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, Blood And Bone, Never Back Down 2 and 3, The Dark Knight, Universal Soldier and Universal Soldier:  The Return and many more), who also co-wrote and directed it.

    He plays the title character, a outlaw bent on avenging the death of his father.  He also ends up posing as a preacher in a small town, in which he ends up helping the town against a crooked land baron.

    The cast also includes Byron Minns, Anika Noni Rose, Erica AshTommy Davidson, Barry Bostwick, and many more, including a few cool cameos by Michael Madsen, Jim Brown, and Fred Williamson.

    It’s a fun western/comedy with some cool, fun action in it.

    I really love the scenes where Michael is posing as a preacher.

    At one point, he does a sermon and often says “turn it loose!!”.  You have to see it.

    Again, even though I lost money on participating in a crowd fund, I did ultimately enjoy this movie and I recommend it to anyone who wants to see a fun western/comedy.

    I’m a big Michael Jai White fan and he definitely delivered another winner here.

    To quote Outlaw Johnny Black “Turn it loose!!!  Turn it loose”.