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– by David Kozlowski

 

Welcome to Issue #2 of The LRM WEEKEND, a weekly column highlighting cool and unique videos about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome LRM community! Share your favorite videos to: @LRM_Weekend and we’ll post your Tweets below!

Why do we love superheroes, martial arts, fantasy, and sci-fi? The big fight scenes, of course. Every week we’ll bring you an epic brawl from the recent or distant past — we want to hear from you, share your favorite fights with us!

Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris in Way of the Dragon (1972)

What Is It?

If we’re going to have a serious, weekly conversation about proper fight scenes, we have to go back to the source…THE martial arts fight that all other martial arts fights measure themselves against: Chuck Norris vs. Bruce Lee, the climactic and final encounter from Way of the Dragon (1972).

Why Should We Care?

Way of the Dragon was Bruce Lee’s directorial debut (he also wrote the film)! According to legend (and other sources), Lee cast Norris in his film because the two were frequent training partners, and Norris was one of the few fighters (at the time) who could match Lee’s speed and technique. Norris, who trained in the Korean art of Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do while stationed at Osan Air Base in the 1960s (located in the county of Pyeongtaek, South Korea, 64 km south of Seoul), was the reigning US Karate Champion at the time of the filming. According to some reports, this fight was carefully choreographed — supposedly almost a quarter of the script was dedicated to breaking-down the battle. Yet, other accounts (see above) suggest that Norris and Lee improvised much of the combat. If you watch closely, you’ll see that many of their punches and kicks actually land, these two made serious contact with each other (Lee’s blood was fake, of course).

SOURCE: ShoutFactory Who Should We Choose For Our Next Fight Of The Week?

Each week we’ll highlight interesting, and offbeat, videos regarding some of our favorite LRM topics currently trending on YouTube, Vimeo, Twitch, and other popular video sites around the Internet.

Hot Ones Interviews Seth Rogen and Dominic Cooper

What Is It?

First We Feast’s Hot Ones is a series of web-exclusive interviews with popular actors and performers to promote their latest works…while eating increasingly hot and spicy chicken wings. It’s some of the funniest (and cruelest) stuff on the Internet!

Why Should We Care?

On the very special, Season 3 finale of Hot Ones, comedian Seth Rogen and actor Dominic Cooper brace themselves for some hot questions, and even hotter wings with Sean Evans. Rogen (“Preacher” creator) and Cooper (Jesse Custer) are used to battling supernatural forces for our entertainment, but how will the team fair against demonically spicy hot sauces like Mad Dog 357 and Zombie Apocalypse? For three seasons (and over 85 videos) the team at First We Feast has tortured celebrities with deliciously intense spicy hot wings that no sane person should consume, much less attempt to carry on an intelligent conversation. This particular episode might be their best yet. It’s actually hard to watch, as these guys are clearly suffering (for our entertainment). This is the just the kind of video that we love to stumble across — please share with us cool videos like the above, and we’ll post it in future LRM WEEKEND columns!

SOURCE:First We Feast

David Kozlowski is a writer, podcaster, and visual artist. A U.S. Army veteran, David worked 20 years in the videogame industry and is a graduate of Arizona State University's Film and Media Studies.