This week on Alcohollywood, we’re giving you a double-dose of action with the French parkour thrill rides District B13 and District 13: Ultimatum! These mid-2000s French action pics, produced by Luc Besson, follow a cop (Cyril Raffaelli) and a thief (parkour co-founder David Belle) as they save the downtrodden residents of District 13, a walled-up ghetto in future Paris, from both overly-ambitious gangsters and an uncaring, homocidal dystopian government. Filled with wonderfully choreographed fight scenes and an unexpected dash of energy and humor, the District B13 series is definitely a great dose of Jackie Chan-esque kinetic thrills. In order to fuel your need for wall-jumps and crazy flips, we’ve got just the drink and rules to get you through these two films!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Parkour de France
1 part creme de cassis
3 parts coconut water
4-5 dashes, Paycheaud’s bitters
1) Drink every time a character does a parkour jump
2) Drink whenever you see a Fast and Furious-style garish car
3) Drink whenever you see graffiti
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
District B13: Damian says “Mega-mission accomplished!”
District 13: Ultimatum: The French President says, ” I’d like a little brandy.”
Join us next week as we take a break from back-breaking action to get in touch with our feminine sides – we’re tackling the mid-1990s Drew Barrymore fairy tale Ever After!