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Shark Lake (2015)

Shark Lake (2015)

Shark Lake    02 Oct 2015

Not Rated 92 minReleased

3.5
IMDB: 3.5/10 701 votes

As long as Dolph Lundgren keeps making terrible movies, they will continue to get terrible reviews. At least from those of us with the persistence to keep trekking the bowels of VOD hell. I like the big guy a lot, we all do, so I feel like I have to follow him on this journey. And unlike the fanboys out there (why are you shitting on that movie I was looking forward to bro, but haven’t seen ...

Red Dawn (2012)

Red Dawn (2012)

Red Dawn    21 Nov 2012

PG-13 93 minReleased

5.4
IMDB: 5.4/10 685 votes

Red Dawn is a tale about a bunch of metrosexuals, cheerleaders and supermodels resisting the combined forces of Russia and North Korea. Or generally speaking, just North Korea. Originally, it was supposed to be the Chinese, but in a gutless act of cowardice the studio changed it to North Korea, with some Spetznaz. Now if you didn’t wonder how China, with one aircraft carrier, might invade a continental superpower, then you’d surely wonder how North Korea could do ...

4Got10 (2015)

4Got10 (2015)

4Got10    05 Nov 2015

Not Rated 84 minReleased

4.2
IMDB: 4.2/10 846 votes

I really wonder why people like Dolph Lundgren and Danny Trejo involve themselves with schlock like this. I heard a few years back that Dolph Lundgren was going through a messy divorce and that that could be part of the reason behind his incessant DTV trash streak. But I’m really not buying it. I guess the only reason for Trejo and Lundgren is that they just want to keep active and moving. So if nothing better ...

Assault on Wall Street (2013)

Assault on Wall Street (2013)

Assault on Wall Street    30 Jul 2013

R 99 minReleased

6.0
IMDB: 6.0/10 194 votes

I must confess to being a Uwe Boll sceptic at one point. I’d always suspected that there was more to him though, that he might be a troll. And after viewing this it was pretty much confirmed that he is, but that he can apply himself as a bit of a craftsman too. The movie has poor promotion, on the surface, combined with Boll’s poor reputation, the cover suggests a trashy actioner. It’s anything but. Turns ...

12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (2015)

12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (2015)

12 Rounds 3: Lockdown    11 Sep 2015

R 90 minReleased

5.3
IMDB: 5.3/10 332 votes

WWE continues to release movies that are oddly in contrast with their central pro wrestling programming. One is a noxious weekly brew of corporate political correctness and the other a streak of violent and indulgent manly movies. Manly, but more often than not, just as shit. I mean why say otherwise if it’s true? They keep pumping out these B-Movies of the action variety, so here we go again. It’s not even a yearly thing ...

Chain of Command (2015)

Chain of Command (2015)

Chain of Command    08 Sep 2015

R 88 minReleased

3.5
IMDB: 3.5/10 185 votes

I’m going to go ahead and say that watching this film in its entirety was torturous. Sometimes, I honestly wonder why I bother. I figured I’ve started watching this now so I might as well see it through and put a review on the site, to ward others away from this carcass of a ‘movie’. It’s bad, man, even by direct-to-video standards, few will make it to the end of this one. And it just goes ...

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

The Transporter Refueled    04 Sep 2015

PG-13 96 minReleased

5.2
IMDB: 5.2/10 348 votes

Before watching this I had read from at least one source that the movie was extraordinarily sexist. I sat there baffled, wondering what the world was coming to and how anyone could have possibly found sexism in what I was looking at. Evidently, we just have to take their word for it that it’s there, that someone, somewhere, is being offended by something. Somehow. Indeed though, The Transporter Refueled is an offensive movie. I am offended by ...

Betrayals & Bullets: Hard Retribution (2012)

Betrayals & Bullets: Hard Retribution (2012)

Betrayals & Bullets: Hard Retribution    30 Oct 2012

N/A 12 minReleased

6.0
IMDB: 6.0/10 345 votes

I always like revenge yarns. Certain actors like Charlie Bronson made a career out of them. Recently I checked out the first ever revenge short film that I’ve ever personally seen, Betrayals and Bullets: Hard Retribution. This is a film that was put together by an amateur team in 2012 and I decided to check out the Blu-Ray release. It’s not often that care is taken to put something like this onto Blu-Ray but to also ...

War Pigs (2015)

War Pigs (2015)

War Pigs    18 Sep 2015

R 91 minReleased

4.2
IMDB: 4.2/10 229 votes

I don’t believe in separate scoring systems for ‘bigger movies’ and DTV/VOD movies, like some might. E.g. some give a DTV a rating out of ten as a movie, then another rating out of ten as a DTV. I think the best way to take any movie, be it a TV movie or 300 million Marvel movie, is just to give it the same fair treatment as the next. That said, War Pigs is a very small ...

Age Of Kill (2015)

Age Of Kill (2015)

Age of Kill    15 Jun 2015

Not Rated 86 minReleased

3.7
IMDB: 3.7/10 557 votes

This thing has been laying on top of my player for weeks, maybe even months. It was giving off a bad vibe, almost like the disc wanted to warn me of something. Anyway, last night I had made the decision that it was either going into the player or into the trash. Well obviously, here we are – guess where it ended up eventually? I had to Google it actually, and the promise of a Lucy Pinder ...