Thursday, January 15, 2009


Confessions of an Action Star, coming 1-20 from Lightyear Entertainment/Vivendi


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Friday, December 12, 2008: Lightyear Entertainment announced the release of Confessions of an Action Star, a mockumentary in the tradition of Best In Show and Spinal Tap, which spoofs some of the biggest action stars of all time, including Steven Seagal, Keanu Reeves, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Sylvester Stallone.
The film stars top stuntman David Leitch, who has stunt-doubled for Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and many others. It is full of fantastic stunts and fight choreography, and includes memorable and hysterical take-offs on films like The Matrix and Rambo. Leitch plays Frank Sledge, a former exotic dancer turned box office phenom as he tries to re-ignite the magic his career once had. The film also includes a huge cast of celebrity appearances.
"Playing themselves, a solid roster of actual leading industry lights--including Angelina Jolie, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sean Young, Kelly Hu, Debbie Allen, Brett Ratner, Hugo Weaving and Richard Lewis--offer amusing "interview" commentary on the fictive subject's roller-coaster past. But funniest bits by far are alleged excerpts from Sledge's hit pics. "Below the Law," "Under Attack" and "Out for Vengeance" perfectly ape the leaden tough-guy dialogue and ponderous self-regard of peak Seagal vehicles (Leitch duly wears a black ponytail and padded paunch), while "Jimbo parodies "Rambo" formulae." -- Variety
"I love this film," said Arnie Holland, CEO of Lightyear. "It's smart and funny as hell, and the takeoff on The Matrix alone is worth the price of the DVD."


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