Monday, December 20, 2010

Lookie What I Got!

Heh... should this be my new meme when I get excited? :D

Anyhoo... a while ago Bare Knuckles, directed by Eric Etebari and staring Marin Kove (Karate Kid) held a fun "contest" on showing a picture of you with the movie at Blockbuster (or at least the movie at the store). Well, I get the movies by mail and plus, I'm a lazy a-- uh just didn't get to the store. Actually I kept forgetting to take my camera, but eh, the other excuse is viable. Especially since I knew *I* wasn't going to put myself in the picture. ;)

So, here was my submission:
Yep, I have no problems pimping my boy out for a prize or two. *evil laugh* Anyway to make a short story longer... I was picked with a lot of other people to receive a prize. So... (here comes the title)
Lookie What I got!
Yep, I got the movie signed by Eric Etebari and Martin Kove, 3 postcards and a button. How fun is that? I have seen the movie and this is my review:
Women will go to extreme lengths for those they love and single mother Samantha Rogers (Jeanette Roxborough) is no exception. Along with her young daughter, Milla, Sam struggles to make ends meet, taking her licks as a stunt double by day and cocktail waitressing at a rowdy bar at night. 
When Sam uses her skills to end a bar fight between two drunk women, down and out fight promoter Sonny Cool (Martin Kove-Karate kid) sees an opportunity to get back into the game. He tells Sam all about the "show," a high class, underground illegal all female bare knuckle fight tournament, where brutality and elegance mix with high stakes and deception. 
Is the price too much for her...? Bare Knuckles..... a knockout punch of strength and determination, inspired by a true story.
Directed by Eric Etebari, Written by Robert Redlin, Starring Jeanette Roxborough, Martin Kove, Louis Mandylor, Bridgett "baby doll" Riley and Chris Mulkey. 
Produced by Eric Etebari, Moe Grunberg, Frederic J. Holzberger, Jeff Quinlan, Cynthia L Grow, Alison Richards 
Runtime: 97min Certification PG-13
As the above states, this is about a single mom who lost her husband and now stuggles to make ends meet. Her young daughter is deaf and has a few motor skill problems. She is sweet in this movie and is actually the real life daughter of the actress, Jeanette Roxborough. This part, of course brings the heart and the motivation for Sam to accept Sonny's proposition to fight bare knuckles style for money. As she wins and surprises others in this underground fighting ring, she is invited to the huge high stakes tournament for rich men. Perhaps the ending is predictable (even though I'm not telling you what happens, specifically... I'm just evil like that) but I really wouldn't have it any other way. Without my HEA I would be upset.

I do have to mention the character played by Spice Williams-Crosby. She really doesn't have much of a part, but for me, it is memorable. She is just one of those characters you would love to meet and never get on the bad side. :) 

Independent films do tend to be hit and miss with me, but I enjoyed this one. Probably because I do love the addition of the little girl. I also love the kick ass woman who is determined to find her way in this world and make it better for her daughter. I do admit, however to hiding my eyes from time to time when punches landed and cringing when they were hurt. Yea, yea... so I'm a baby. At least I wasn't watching in the theater where people could laugh at me for hiding my face during a punch. :P

Also, check out the vid on the Behind the Ropes segment of the website. You get some insight as to how the movie came to be made.

Last, but not least at all, I also got a sweet Christmas card from Melissa of My World, in Words and Pages. She is having a interview and giveaway from author, Margaret Ronald. Go HERE and check it out! After all, she does have an awesome first name! ;D


  1. Sounds like Fight Club for women. But you know what - it sounds like something the rich would like to see, women punching each other out.

    Congrats on your prizes! Maybe you should have a movie review blog???

  2. Congrats!! Haha I love how you pimp out your puppy! I do it too with my kitties :) and I agree about the movie review blog that'd be fantastic!

  3. Heh. Only if I can mark movie popcorn off of my taxes. Oh, and make it an official health food. ;D

  4. ahhhh how cool, melissa! your dog is so bloody cute :)

  5. Now you offically have a prize-winning pooch Melissa! :-) Great idea...I love it!

  6. Wohoo congrats :D That is so cool.

  7. That is so creative and adorable with the little man there! :) I love it! He must listen so well for you to get those pictures. I can't wait for the girls to get that good. (we are only 4 months old now) ;)

    Congrats on your winning!

    And you are very welcome for the Christmas card. :) Glad you liked it, and thank you for the kind words. Thank you for the link over to the giveaway too. :)

    Oh, and yes... you have a MeCool name too. ;)

  8. Melissa! I love your sense of humor. And I'm pretty sure there is a law against pimping your pets, but I will turn a blind eye.



  9. Love the picture! Is that a doberman or a rottweiler? I'm a huge dog person.

  10. Doberman! Although they look a lot like rotties when they are pups. :)

    @Missie... hey, now... I know breeders. At least I don't pimp him out that way (no matter how much he may want me to). lol

    Thanks everyone. :)

  11. Wow... this movie looks great! I am going to see where I can pick it up at. I watched the trailer and I was already squeamishness hearing the contact and crunch. But I love the angle- single mother fighting ion more ways then one to survive!!!


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