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The Expendables 3 (2014)

The Expendables 3 (2014)

The Expendables 3    15 Aug 2014

PG-13 126 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 155 votes

Years from now people will look back at this slapstick and say, man, what a waste. Technically speaking, it’s the biggest assembly of action stars to ever appear in a movie. Go ahead and look over the others, even the first two movies, they don’t have the fire power on display here. This cast is unprecedented. And given their age and the fact that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, it’ll never happen again. ...

Mercenaries (2014)

Mercenaries (2014)

Mercenaries    05 Aug 2014

Unrated 89 minReleased

3.7
IMDB: 3.7/10 290 votes

Ahead of our review of The Expendables 3, today we take a look at a similar movie, even though it’s got an exclusively female lineup. A female ‘Expendables’ with B-movie action-ettes shooting Asylum’s extras/crew in the middle of some field. Movies like these, like all ensembles, need a good cast. For a second-tier (let’s be generous with that one) movie, the cast isn’t so bad. Brigitte Nielson, Cynthia Rothrock, Zoë Bell and Kristanna Loken. ...

Hercules (2014)

Hercules (2014)

Hercules    25 Jul 2014

PG-13 98 minReleased

6.0
IMDB: 6.0/10 136 votes

Sword and sandals time here, a go-to manly movie genre. This is the second Hercules movie to see a release this year. The first was The Legend Of Hercules, directed by Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger and Die Hard 2) and starring Scott Adkins. But I wouldn’t recommend that movie. Come to think of it, I wouldn’t recommend this one, directed by Brett Ratner (Tower Heist) and starring The Rock, either. The first movie was savaged by ...

The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers    04 May 2012

PG-13 143 minReleased

8.1
IMDB: 8.1/10 317 votes

If you look at the description of this movie, its referred to as an ‘action’ movie. Ok then, I’m going to review it as one: This is the worst action movie of the year and this decade. Probably. I say probably because I haven’t seen the latest Paul Anderson Resident Evil movie, which is likely the reigning champion. But I’d rather get stabbed in the eye with with rods of uranium than be witness to ...

Pompeii (2014)

Pompeii (2014)

Pompeii    21 Feb 2014

PG-13 105 minReleased

5.5
IMDB: 5.5/10 841 votes

This is the second sword and sandals movie I caught this year. The first was The Legend of Hercules, a movie of interest because it was directed by Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin and starred Scott Adkins – as well as Expendables 3 greenhorn Kellen Lutz. Alas, it was a piece of shit and not only could I not write a review of it, I couldn’t even finish the movie. It happens. This is the ...

World War Z (2013)

World War Z (2013)

World War Z    21 Jun 2013

PG-13 116 minReleased

7.0
IMDB: 7.0/10 551 votes

This movie didn’t impress upon release. It was a bit too cookie cutter and the 3D actually worsened the visual experience. A 3D Blu Ray with a harder cut and 1080p 3D transfer has now been released. Does it alleviate the problems? We’re here to find out. But first a breakdown of the movie. It isn’t a guy movie, it’s a family movie one might be tempted to see and then regret. As ...

Broken Arrow (1996)

Broken Arrow (1996)

Broken Arrow    09 Feb 1996

R 108 minReleased

6.0
IMDB: 6.0/10 870 votes

When I look back to the blockbusters of yesteryear, I sit back and wonder to myself “what the hell happened, Hollywood?” The recent influx of CGI-laden superhero fantasy adventures does not bother me as much as I expected. No, what bothers me is that Hollywood is shoehorning these films towards the mass media and stupidly kicking big-budgeted R-rated action fare to the curb. These films co-existed mutually in the past, with superhero fare properly aimed at teens, and R-rated action ...

Von Ryan’s Express (1965)

Von Ryan’s Express (1965)

Von Ryan's Express    23 Jun 1965

Approved 117 minReleased

7.1
IMDB: 7.1/10 168 votes

Fox didn’t have it good in the 1960’s, among other things a disastrous Cleopatra had them financially reeling and as such either a big hit was needed or the brakes would have to be pumped production-wise across the board. They decided to gamble big, by filming Von Ryan’s Express, the rights from the novel which they had purchased for $125,000. Filmed in Panavision, Frank Sinatra would take the lead role and the movie would go direct to Italy, ...

Skyscraper (2018)

Skyscraper (2018)

Skyscraper    13 Jul 2018

PG-13 102 minReleased

5.8
IMDB: 5.8/10 421 votes

30 years ago in the summer of 1988 on this very day actually , The Manly-Biblical -Epic-Masterful-Brilliant-Opus “Die Hard” was released. As a young boy in the cinema I was mesmerized by what I was watching on screen. I knew along with everybody else in that theater that we were watching something special. 30 years ago as a kid I had a life-changing experience in a cinema watching “Die Hard”, fast forward 30 years and as an adult I’m watching ...

Mile 22 (2018)

Mile 22 (2018)

Mile 22    17 Aug 2018

R 94 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 477 votes

This past weekend was a holiday weekend for many of us on my side of the pond cause we got to celebrate Labor Day. There is an urge to hit the road and live life to the fullest or go to the beach or do some outdoor activity or have an adventure but instead I decided to catch up in movies cause I am way behind so I decided to go to the cinema twice and let the Ferris Bueller ...