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Black Butterfly (2017)

Black Butterfly (2017)

Black Butterfly    26 May 2017

R 93 minReleased

6.3
IMDB: 6.3/10 278 votes

Black Butterfly is a movie acquired by LionsGate some time ago, a remake of the French TV movie Papillon Noir, a 2008 movie that actually starred Eric Cantona. In this U.S.-set remake, Brian Goodman (one of those acting ‘faces you know’) comes in as a support actor but also to try his hand at directing for the first time since 2008’s What Doesn’t Kill You. He has also recruited Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and a few different ...

Kill ’em All (2017)

Kill ’em All (2017)

Kill'em All    06 Jun 2017

R 96 minReleased

5.2
IMDB: 5.2/10 351 votes

Kill ‘Em All (2017) This is one of the worst movies I’ve seen in years. Maybe one of the top five worst I’ve ever seen and God knows, I’ve watched some trash. It’s Jean Claude Van Damme’s worst movie ever, as far as I can remember right now anyway — most of his stuff this side of the 1990’s has been pretty bad to various degrees. It’s a thoroughly depressing stretch of awful. In this one, the latest DTV ...

Bullet to the Head (2012)

Bullet to the Head (2012)

Bullet to the Head    01 Feb 2013

R 92 minReleased

5.7
IMDB: 5.7/10 661 votes

For some reason I’ve only watched this film once and was going to review it when it came out and when this site first started as a smaller blog but never got around to it. I watched it again for the second time last week and as much as I liked this movie when it came out, for reasons I’m not 100% sure of, I fucking love it now. More than ever. Maybe more than The Expendables ...

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street    25 Dec 2013

R 180 minReleased

8.2
IMDB: 8.2/10 688 votes

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) One of the freedoms of having a smaller niche site is that you aren’t forced to sit around thinking about how to best polish the latest turd that everyone is gushing over, lest you either don’t appease pseudo intellectuals or affect your standing on a site like, say, Rotten Tomatoes. The truth then. This movie is all show and no go. For two hours I sat around waiting for Martin Scorsese to actually ...

Shot Caller (2017)

Shot Caller (2017)

Shot Caller    18 Aug 2017

R 121 minReleased

7.3
IMDB: 7.3/10 990 votes

Jacob Harlon (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of TV’s Game of Thrones) used to be the perfect family man – a working-class stockbroker with a loving wife and son. That all changes during an unfortunate incident that put Jacob behind bars, exposing him to the tough realities of prison life, and destroying his ties with his once-happy family. Several years later, a hardened and transformed Jacob emerges, now going through the moniker “Money”, is released, but soon discovers that once he’s in deep ...

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

The Hitman's Bodyguard    18 Aug 2017

R 118 minReleased

6.9
IMDB: 6.9/10 288 votes

I think everyone here can agree that 2014’s The Expendables 3 was a bust, considering it was highly anticipated by fans of the old 80’s – 90’s action guard… only to be let down by a two-hit KO by its weak “young blood” cast, and then further by its PG-13 rating which only hampered down the action sequences. We expected great things from the film, considering that a lot of the actors in there weren’t getting any younger, and their ...

Killing Gunther (2017)

Killing Gunther (2017)

Killing Gunther    22 Sep 2017

R 92 minReleased

4.7
IMDB: 4.7/10 125 votes

About 15 punishing minutes into this disaster, a man vomits on the floor before a faraway shot shows Arnold Schwarzenegger firing an RPG towards the camera. Except it’s not Arnold Schwarzenegger, it’s a double, with a CGI rocket using Sega Genesis processing power. Vomit, an actor who doesn’t show up and awful CGI, these set the tone for this ‘movie’ and yet they don’t even begin to describe how truly awful it is. Nevermind Killing Gunther, here, ...

The Foreigner (2017)

The Foreigner (2017)

The Foreigner    13 Oct 2017

R 113 minReleased

7.0
IMDB: 7.0/10 463 votes

The last two movies starring Jackie Chan left bitter aftertastes in my mind. Railroad Tigers was a mediocre cartoonish romp. Kung Fu Yoga was an even greater disappointment, hokey in every turn until its final scene where the entire movie gave up and descended into Bollywood musical crap. I couldn’t help but think that Jackie is better than these. There was hope. Following Yoga is The Foreigner, a gritty action thriller that pits Chan against ex-007 Pierce Brosnan, adapted from ...

Wheelman (2017)

Wheelman (2017)

Wheelman    20 Oct 2017

TV-MA 82 minReleased

6.4
IMDB: 6.4/10 256 votes

Wheelman (2017) If you’re going to try the gimmick of filming an entire (most of it) action/thriller from inside a vehicle, you really need another gimmick on top of that. Maybe even two, such as some type of big and interesting narrative twist and a unique sense of speed that you can only experience inside hurtling car. We don’t really get either here, unfortunately. Frank Grillo plays the title character, who must deliver two criminals to a bank heist, then ...

Acts of Vengeance (2017)

Acts of Vengeance (2017)

Acts Of Vengeance    27 Oct 2017

R 87 minReleased

5.7
IMDB: 5.7/10 184 votes

Antonio Banderas seems to be throwing out these manly B-movies faster than most of us can keep up with. The latest is the Isaac Florentine-directed Acts of Vengeance. It was previously titled Stoic, a reference to the writings of Marcus Aurelius and a central theme of the movie. Obviously, the new name is more marketable, probably in more ways than one (some argue that a VOD movie can be moderately more successful on release lists depending on which letter ...