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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi    15 Dec 2017

PG-13 152 minReleased

7.2
IMDB: 7.2/10 540 votes

Star Wars: The Last Jedi When we are young we have a sense of hopefulness and wonder that unfortunately seems to slowly, gradually disappear as we age. One of the genres of Film, TV and Literature that best captures our imagination as youngsters is science fiction. There is something quite captivating about a good-ol’ space adventure that allows us adults to revert back to being kids and reignite that childlike enthusiasm for the art form and in many ways for other ...

Arctic (2018)

Arctic (2018)

Arctic    31 Jan 2019

PG-13 98 minReleased

7.3
IMDB: 7.3/10 468 votes

Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Doctor Strange) delivers a gritty and tough-minded performance in the well-executed survival adventure film, Arctic. You would think that a film involving a plane crash would show the plane crash, but in Arctic, the film begins sometime after. Our hero, grey-bearded and weather beaten Overgard (Mads Mikkelsen) is busy carving enormous SOS letters in the snow. He is an ingenious guy and has installed ice fishing poles on the frozen lake adjacent to his cargo plane ...

All Is Lost (2013)

All Is Lost (2013)

All Is Lost    07 Nov 2013

PG-13 106 minReleased

6.9
IMDB: 6.9/10 486 votes

The movie Gravity came out in 2013. People raved about how it was a slick and gripping survival thriller. I found it mediocre, a bit dull and repetitive with awkward camera angles (crucial to get right in a space setting). Instead another similar movie that I’d kept an eye on was All Is Lost (2013). A movie about a person in a baron environment being stricken by an unfortunate series of events, then using training, skill ...

Air Strike (2018)

Air Strike (2018)

Air Strike    26 Oct 2018

R 97 minReleased

3.9
IMDB: 3.9/10 241 votes

We’ll forego the ‘how much money does multimillionaire Bruce Willis need’ question and just get down to it, here’s another VOD movie with Walter_B that is extremely bad. So bad, it’s good, for the first twenty minutes which are replete with unintentional belly laughs. Then fatigue sets in and the remainder shifts to an interminable slog of awful. I really didn’t know it was possible to come up with such a turd on a budget of $65 ...

The Predator (2018)

The Predator (2018)

The Predator    14 Sep 2018

R 107 minReleased

5.4
IMDB: 5.4/10 879 votes

The Predator is not the corrective surgery we were hoping for when we first heard that Shane Black would direct an all new movie. The franchise was first soiled by Paul W.S. Anderson with AvP in 2004, followed by two more movies that were also unsatisfactory. But what kind of fate is this, where Shane Black himself creates the worst movie of the whole series? One that’ll probably kill the whole thing off as we know it? From ...

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Mission: Impossible - Fallout    27 Jul 2018

PG-13 147 minReleased

7.8
IMDB: 7.8/10 349 votes

During the 1990s there was a trend in Hollywood that consisted of making feature films based on old television shows. Some were successful, others not so much. We got a great fucking movie like “The Fugitive”But we also got movies like “McHale’s Navy” starring “The still talkin about Roseanne after all these years” Tom ArnoldIn the summer of 1996 it was Tom Cruise’s turn to headline one of these movies and his vehicle was “Mission: Impossible”. A lot has changed in ...

Bushwick (2017)

Bushwick (2017)

Bushwick    25 Aug 2017

TV-MA 94 minReleased

5.2
IMDB: 5.2/10 186 votes

Normally these days I look forward to films with Dave Bautista in them. Good actor, great actor even. But even better, he seems to pick a good script to go with his strong performances. Bushwick is an intriguing premise. The film hits the ground rolling, when a horde of racist Alex Jones listeners (a mixture of SWAT-dressed mercenaries and military), launch a surprise attack and start blasting the fuck out of New York. “Is this 9/11 again?”, asks ...

The Expendables (2010)

The Expendables (2010)

The Expendables    13 Aug 2010

R 103 minReleased

6.5
IMDB: 6.5/10 452 votes

I remember that phase Sylvester Stallone went through about ten years ago. For so long he’d been maligned by the hip mainstream and threw away his inhibitions and said; ‘Fuck it, I’m going to do my own thing and have fun with my old style stuff’, starting with the ultra violent Rambo, but then really kicking off a party by announcing himself and Jason Statham in a new movie. That sounded great, then he announced Lundgren, then Willis, ...

The Expendables 2 (2012)

The Expendables 2 (2012)

The Expendables 2    17 Aug 2012

R 103 minReleased

6.6
IMDB: 6.6/10 411 votes

How quaint it is to look back at the initial theatrical release of The Expendables 2 almost five years ago in the late summer of 2012, after all the PG-13 rumours and behind-the-scenes gossip. Many of us hoped and expected an effortless home run after the rough-around-the-edges original movie. To its credit, this follow-up succeeded about as well as could be reasonably expected, pulling in over $300 million at the global box office (against its reported $100M production budget) and ...