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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pleasure Island (2015)

Pleasure Island (2015)

Pleasure Island    14 Aug 2015

N/A 107 minReleased

5.9
IMDB: 5.9/10 87 votes

A mysterious former soldier named Dean returns home from service abroad, looking to catch up with his childhood friend, Jess, but finds her working in a seedy pole dancing club and under the thumb of drug dealing, Hawaiian shirt sporting thug, Connor, played by Band of Brothers’ Rick Warden in an excellent, hard-faced performance. When Dean clumsily tries to get Jess out of the grasp of Connor and his small-town criminal pals, things eventually spiral out of control, with the ...

Cop Car (2015)

Cop Car (2015)

Cop Car    07 Aug 2015

R 88 minReleased

6.3
IMDB: 6.3/10 269 votes

This film has a slow beginning and a suspect ending. I don’t know if it’s going to win many fans because of that, as well as the fact that it’s not a movie that has gotten too much exposure. When I heard that the film would have a darkly comedic streak I was a bit hesitant, I prefer these types of movies to be stone cold (hear that, Quentin Tarantino?) but it turns out the black comedy probably ...

SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (2015)

SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (2015)

Saat po long 2    13 May 2016

Not Rated 120 minReleased

6.8
IMDB: 6.8/10 375 votes

“SPL II: A Time for Consequences” is a bone-crunchingly satisfying action movie, about what you’d expect for a sequel in-name-only to the 2005 Hong Kong hit “SPL”, which ranks alongside “Flash Point” and the first “Ip Man” among Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen’s and director Wilson Yip’s very best films. The original film was chock-full of well-crafted action sequences including a jaw-dropping final fight between Yen and martial-arts icon Sammo Hung. Yen and Hung do not return for ...

Survivor (2015)

Survivor (2015)

Survivor    29 May 2015

PG-13 96 minReleased

5.6
IMDB: 5.6/10 691 votes

One supposes that 2015’s Survivor was initially intended for bigger things. With veteran action director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin) at the helm and a cast which features the likes of Milla Jovovich and Pierce Brosnan, one must wonder if the feature might have been originally targeted for a decently-marketed theatrical run. Seeing the finished product, though, it’s obvious why it’s being dumped in only a handful of theatres. Written by first-time feature film scribe Philip Shelby, Survivor ...

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2    17 Apr 2015

PG 94 minReleased

4.4
IMDB: 4.4/10 864 votes

I don’t remember much about the original, other than it being possibly mildly serviceable, truth be told I was talking with someone throughout the whole thing (don’t worry, we were in front of a TV). I remember it was somewhat of a softy Die Hard comedy clone though, so I thought maybe this sequel might be relevant to our niche. I can only come out the other side with a warning – enter a screening of Paul Blart: Mall ...

Hyena (2014)

Hyena (2014)

Hyena    01 May 2015

Unrated 112 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 278 votes

Graham, Neil Maskell and MyAnna Buring Coke snorting detectives, the grim realities of human trafficking, a genuinely horrific stabbing, graphic scenes of human butchery by shirtless Albanian thugs and a policeman executed at point blank range in the woods – Avengers The Age of Ultron this ‘aint, and I respect it for that. Peter Ferdinando plays Michael, a corrupt, drug addled London detective who barely does anything that is legal. He’s basically Britain’s answer to Vic Mackey from The Shield and just ...