Screen Junkies » Trish Stratus http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:13:02 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ActionFest Review: ‘Bail Enforcers’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/actionfest-review-bail-enforcers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/actionfest-review-bail-enforcers/#comments Sat, 16 Apr 2011 00:02:07 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207409 If you’re ever at ActionFest, and they’re showing Bail Enforcers, and Trish Stratus is there to present the film, I highly recommend you take advantage of that opportunity.

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If you’re ever at ActionFest, the all action movie film festival, and they’re showing Bail Enforcers, and Trish Stratus is there to present the film, I highly recommend you take advantage of that opportunity. I can’t imagine watching Bail Enforcers any other way.

Jules Taylor (Stratus) leads a team of bounty hunters, along with Chase (Boomer Phillips) and Ridley (Frank J. Zupancic). When their latest rundown offers them a $100,000 bounty in exchange for his release, Jules ends up fighting mob boss Hal Lambino (Joe Rafla) and his muscle Ruby (Andrea James Lui) just to claim the bounty on Mario (Enrico DiFede)

It would be pointless to analyze any technical mistakes. We all know how movies are supposed to look so we can recognize any problems with framing or continuity. Bail Enforcers has some real fights in there and they are, quite frankly, moments of awesomeness.

Jules fights a musclebound bail dodger in a gym using all of her WWE moves. High flies off a weight bench, takedowns and head locks are thrilling in a real world context. Her fight with Ruby in an ambulance makes great use of the tight space. With Ruby in a skimpy nurse uniform and Jules in a hospital gown, the battle is a hot, leggy match of even talents. Lui has moves and she’s fast too. Their final confrontation gives them more space but equally brutal throwdowns.

As an action heroine, Stratus has a delightful attitude. She’s having fun, still playing big like there may be an arena of 10,000 watching. Phillips gets a few funny lines in a massage parlor scene, but his outtakes are even more outrageous. Lui is the real discovery here. An sketch comedian, Lui has a future as a badass hero, sexy villain, anything she wants to play.

Whether Bail Enforcers secures distribution on DVD or a midnight movie release, you’ll know exactly what kind of movie it is. If you’re looking for that kind of experience, Stratus has made sure you’ll be Stratusfied. Her word, not mine, but it’s the most accurate way to describe the Staratusfaction of Bail Enforcers.

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ActionFest: Trish Stratus On ‘Bail Enforcers’ And ‘Tough Enough’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/actionfest-trish-stratus-on-bail-enforcers-and-tough-enough/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/actionfest-trish-stratus-on-bail-enforcers-and-tough-enough/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:51:13 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207154 Based on the pictures alone, this movie look awesome.

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ActionFest premiered the first movie starring WWE Diva Trish Stratus. In Bail Enforcers, Stratus plays Jules Taylor, a bounty hunter who uses a combination of Krav Maga and traditional body slams to take down bail dodgers. Director Patrick McBrearty benefited from Stratus’ experience, because she and her costars could choreograph the movie’s fight scenes on the fly.

“I’ll tell you a little secret, the gentleman that I fought in the beginning in the gym, he’s actually a pro wrestler as well,” Stratus said. “This is what wrestlers do. Patrick was nervous because he was like, ‘Aren’t you guys going to get together?’ I’m like, ‘No, this is what we do.’ We produce our own moments out there. We do it live, we do it in one take and we have our go to things that we do and we know when to hit it. So it was kind of cool to bring that out and do it like that.”

Except for a Wrestlemania match involving Snooki, Stratus is retired from the ring. She is currently cohosting “Tough Enough” with Steve Austin, the reality show where the WWE looks for the next Superstar. Or Diva. It’s anyone’s game.

“A girl or boy could win this,” Stratus said. “It’s interesting, we put them in these scenarios where we’re testing their physical strength, their abilities, but we’re also putting them in life lesson scenarios where we want to see if they take the lessons learned on the mat and apply it to the real world scenario because it’s a real all-encompassing job. Obviously the WWE, sometimes you’re on the road for 300 days of the year. You’ve got to love it, you’ve got to eat, sleep and breathe it so it’s definitely a test to have these kids come out and we whoop their butts every single day. Then we send them off to a mansion and see how they hang out with each other and how they all get along and that’s also a test for them as well.”

“Tough Enough” is back after nearly a decade off with an all new production. “Obviously a huge draw is Stone Cold Steve Austin. I think seeing him in this role is something fans haven’t seen yet. He’s really engaging and he’s really riveting and I think that final scene with the bottom three is really good television. The production as well is different from the first ‘Tough Enough.’ It’s a whole other production. They came from ‘The Contender’ as well as ‘The Apprentice’ so a lot of that production people, and you can just tell it’s top notch. So I think that’s the lure and just watching kids vying for their dreams. You see it on ‘American Idol’ and you get these people who are passionate about what they do and they’re going after their dreams. Hopefully one of them will get there.”

Look for more Bail Enforcers at Trishstratus.com. “Tough Enough” airs Mondays at 8 on USA Network.

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