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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 ...

The Martian (2015)

The Martian (2015)

The Martian    02 Oct 2015

PG-13 144 minReleased

8.0
IMDB: 8.0/10 681 votes

After sleeping through Gravity and laughing through Interstellar, (a fine unintentional comedy if ever there was one), it’s good to see a contemporary Sci-fi tell the story right – and do the science right. I am not a big Matt Damon fan, mainly because of his loudmouthed lefty nonsense and his limited acting range, but he was very good in this. The support cast were also excellent, especially the always compelling black guy who I can’t spell the name ...

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 ...

Vacation (2015)

Vacation (2015)

Vacation    29 Jul 2015

R 99 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 879 votes

Who remembers Chevy Chase? What happened to that face of the 1980s? He did those Vacation movies and other not particularly brilliant, but somewhat amusing movies, such as Spies Like Us. The only thing you need to know about this movie is that it is a crude and inferior sequel to movies that were already second rate. And it has a Chevy Chase cameo. The rest of the movie is filled with shit jokes, pedo innuendo ...

Jurassic World (2015)

Jurassic World (2015)

Jurassic World    12 Jun 2015

PG-13 124 minReleased

7.0
IMDB: 7.0/10 540 votes

Fourteen years of rumours, false starts and cancelled release dates have finally culminated with 2015’s Jurassic World, a grandiose blockbuster that’s confidently worthy of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking Jurassic Park. With dinosaurs now mostly relegated to cheap straight-to-video releases like The Dinosaur Project and Jurassic Attack, it’s refreshing to finally behold a major motion picture with the funds to do it properly. With Spielberg again adopting a producing role, the directorial duties fell to Colin Trevorrow here, whose last moviemaking endeavour ...

San Andreas (2015)

San Andreas (2015)

San Andreas    29 May 2015

PG-13 114 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 193 votes

I miss the old disaster flicks where manly men like John Wayne and Steve McQueen would handle their fucking business. Nevermind those flames or impending disaster, adopt the stern face and get on with it. I had stupidly hoped for at least some of that with San Andreas, especially since The Rock is now Hollywood’s leading action man. Fool. This is a sappy girlie man movie, where the lead hero sits up front in a stationary ...

Slow West (2015)

Slow West (2015)

Slow West    16 Apr 2015

R 84 minReleased

6.9
IMDB: 6.9/10 320 votes

Years ago I think this is a film John Wayne would’ve starred in, probably appearing in the role that Michael Fassbender had here. It’s an old fashioned western that properly captures the nuances and primitive charm of the era, where a man could sit around a camp fire telling a yarn about how he killed a varmant, only to discover that the man was innocent, to laughter from his audience regardless. Slow West aims low and hits high, ...

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max: Fury Road    15 May 2015

R 120 minReleased

8.1
IMDB: 8.1/10 785 votes

Two action movies have stuck out for me over the past five years. The first was The Raid, then last year’s John Wick, those to me were freak incidents that wouldn’t be topped for years. After John Wick I thought, quietly, well, that’s it for another five years. Won’t see anything like that again. I don’t really know how or why I doubted the God, George Miller – maybe it was a personal worry that his ...

Absolution (2015)

Absolution (2015)

Mercenary: Absolution    15 May 2015

R 96 minReleased

4.5
IMDB: 4.5/10 276 votes

After 17 years of DTV slop, you begin to notice that there are three different types of movie Steven Seagal makes these days. The first and easily the most rare is the ‘average’ DTV, one which is mediocre by film standards but good by DTV standards. The second is the one that is so inept, lazy and absurd that it fills in as a comedy. Those are also less common. The third is the movie that ...

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy    01 Aug 2014

PG-13 121 minReleased

8.1
IMDB: 8.1/10 955 votes

It’s undeniable that 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy represents Marvel Studio’s most left-field production to date. Adapted from a mostly obscure Marvel series that has existed in various incarnations since the 1970s, this is not so much a superhero movie but rather a science fiction space opera closer to Star Wars than Iron Man. In truth, nobody expected much from Guardians of the Galaxy, and yet it’s easily one of the best pictures in the Marvel canon, a riotously irreverent ...