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Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

Dumb and Dumber To    14 Nov 2014

PG-13 109 minReleased

5.6
IMDB: 5.6/10 118 votes

I wonder if the Farrelly brothers are hard up for cash, and that this was the reason behind this embarassement. Ever see those Police Academy films on TV where your natural instinct is to change the channel, but you somehow can’t resist looking, because of how unfunny it all is, and just sit there squeezing the remote tightly? That’s probably what this movie is comparable to, especially if you’re not the type to walk out of a movie. ...

The Guest (2014)

The Guest (2014)

The Guest    05 Sep 2014

R 100 minReleased

6.7
IMDB: 6.7/10 817 votes

If you ask me, you could do worse to round off 2014 than The Guest, a a taut psychological thriller with old school ’70s thriller DNA with a lick of 21st century polish. I caught this film earlier in the year and for whatever reason did not get around to reviewing it. I watched it a while after seeing Killer Joe, which to be quite blunt was a somewhat similar movie but basically a pile of disgusting crap. ...

John Wick (2014)

John Wick (2014)

John Wick    24 Oct 2014

R 101 minReleased

7.3
IMDB: 7.3/10 427 votes

I must admit that when this movie was announced last year, with Keanu Reeves attached to lead, it didn’t really register as anything special. It wasn’t until the synopsis was revealed this summer, man bent on revenge with automatic weapons, that it did ping on my radar. I’ve always been a fan of Keanu Reeves ever since seeing him in Point Break, late on TV over 20 years ago. He’s a good action man, so he’s a great ...

Exists (2014)

Exists (2014)

Exists    03 Oct 2014

R 81 minReleased

5.2
IMDB: 5.2/10 768 votes

Sometimes a movie is just so obviously bad, even without seeing a trailer, that all you need to do in a review is to confirm a total waste of time. To put the warning shortly, follow your intuition and don’t do it. Don’t watch this movie. If for some reason you need details on the hows and whys, well, imagine a Blair Witch rip off combined with a Predator rip off. Replace the witch and Predator ...

Felony (2013)

Felony (2013)

Felony    28 Aug 2014

TV-MA 105 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 457 votes

About half an hour into this I started wondering why this movie was getting a bad rap in certain circles. It starts off as a very competently written, acted and filmed movie about corrupt cops in an Australian city. In the last half hour though it completely unravels, although more on that below. What I took from this movie is that Joel Edgerton is still a cool actor and that I don’t dislike Jai Courtney as much ...

Gutshot Straight (2014)

Gutshot Straight (2014)

Gutshot Straight    02 Dec 2014

R 85 minReleased

3.8
IMDB: 3.8/10 119 votes

This time, for this ‘Steven Seagal movie’, I was prepared. I was going to actually count the seconds that he appeared in the movie. After all, it’s being promoted as a Steven Seagal movie with Steven Seagal on the poster and ‘extended clips’ being released with Steven Seagal in them. Seagal appears at the start of the movie for around 50 seconds. Then, for the next 70 minutes, he does not appear again. In the ...

The Salvation (2014)

The Salvation (2014)

The Salvation    27 Feb 2015

R 92 minReleased

6.7
IMDB: 6.7/10 328 votes

This movie flew silently and speedily under the radar this year. I missed it and wasn’t even aware it existed until someone pointed it out on our Facebook page. This is a Danish production, shot in South Africa. And as far as projects like that go with a $10,000,000 budget it is impressive. It’s a bit formulaic, but the formula is revenge, usually a premise that is too manly too fail. Mads Mikkelson plays the understated Danish ...

Automata (2014)

Automata (2014)

Automata    17 Oct 2014

R 109 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 500 votes

I would have to say that upon hearing about this movie, from Millenium and Nu Boyana, alarm bells started ringing, given the scope of the thing – post apocalyptic Blade Runner territory. That type of thing is usually reserved for two fields, one is a production with a gigantic budget and directed by the likes of Ridley Scott. The other appears on the SyFy Channel, where the main attraction is to find something hilarious to point at while ...

Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)

Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)

Saints and Soldiers: The Void    15 Aug 2014

PG-13 94 minReleased

5.3
IMDB: 5.3/10 220 votes

Another one of those Saint and Soldiers movies came out in August in a limited theatre run, I think it was around the time of The Expendables 3. I didn’t see it then, but now that I have I can advise anyone who is thinking of doing the same that they should probably think twice. The first movie was poor, for that reason I did not check out the second, but since this one shares a similar premise ...

The Equalizer (2014)

The Equalizer (2014)

The Equalizer    26 Sep 2014

R 132 minReleased

7.2
IMDB: 7.2/10 300 votes

I really expected better from this movie. It had a good lead in Denzel Washington, even better director in Antoine Fuqua and a solid premise. Vigilantism is damned sure a good way to start a manly movie. The reports coming from Sony also suggested something special, and not just PR talk either. They’ve already got at least one sequel in mind, a first for Denzel Washington I think. Well they need to make the second ...