Manly Movies

Fantasy

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 ...

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

300: Rise of an Empire    07 Mar 2014

R 102 minReleased

6.2
IMDB: 6.2/10 262 votes

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but the trend these days is that if a movie is 3D, especially a converted 3D movie, it has something to hide. I’m not talking about the pros and cons of 3D itself either. Rather I can’t remember the last time I watched a decent 3D movie. I think it was Jurassic Park (review) but that doesn’t really count now, does it? It’s not a new movie. So the ...

Blade of the Immortal (2017)

Blade of the Immortal (2017)

Blade of the Immortal    03 Nov 2017

R 140 minReleased

6.8
IMDB: 6.8/10 174 votes

Blade of the Immortal (2017) is based on a Japanese comic which ran from 1993 to 2012. Whilst shitting on comic book movies in general is a great pleasure of mine, Japanese comics are a different kettle of fish, especially old school, ultra violent manga like Blade of the Immortal and, whilst expecting the worst (see for example, Fist of the North Star with Gary Daniels) I do hope they turn out at least watchable. So when I heard that ...

Mandy (2018)

Mandy (2018)

Mandy    14 Sep 2018

Not Rated 121 minReleased

6.6
IMDB: 6.6/10 680 votes

In short, a haunting and visually striking, admirably uncompromising revenge horror flick, that gives Nic Cage an increasingly rare opportunity to shine in a film which is actually worthy of him showing up. Also with a good supporting cast and quietly amusing sense of humour. Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough play Red Miller and Mandy Bloom, a couple whose lives are destroyed following a chance encounter between Mandy and a mini bus full of Jesus freaks, real weirdo hippy types, who ...

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 ...

The Head Hunter (2018)

The Head Hunter (2018)

The Head Hunter    05 Apr 2019

N/A 72 minReleased

5.9
IMDB: 5.9/10 205 votes

A warrior wearing a Viking helmet single-handedly pursues deadly monstrosities and decapitates their heads in the impressive and restrained independent horror fantasy movie, “The Head Hunter”. This movie was written, edited and directed by Jordan Downey. “The Head Hunter” was filmed in Porto, Portugal and was produced by Los Angeles based Detention films. The movie opens with a warrior (Christopher Rygh) in an almost mindless stupor in the clearing of a snowy forest. He has a massive beard ...

The Last Warrior (2018)

The Last Warrior (2018)

The Scythian    18 Jan 2018

Not Rated 105 minReleased

6.2
IMDB: 6.2/10 1,494 votes

Director Rustam Mosafir effectively creates a bloody and mystical medieval world in the historical action movie, The Last Warrior. The movie was produced by the CTB Film Company and was distributed by 4Digital Media. The hero of The Last Warrior is Lyutobor (Aleksey Faddeev), a bodyguard/warrior for Lord Oleg (Yuriy Tsurilo) who rules the Principality of Tmutrakan in Medieval Eastern Europe. When a gang of mercenary bandits calling themselves the “Wolves” attack Lyutobor’s peaceful village and kidnap his wife, Tatyana (Vasilisa ...