Manly Movies

2017

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

ManHunt (2017)

ManHunt (2017)

Manhunt    04 May 2018

N/A 106 minReleased

5.3
IMDB: 5.3/10 355 votes

John Woo is without a doubt one of the finest action filmmakers alive, so it comes to no surprise that whenever his name is attached to a new project, eyes of action film fans widen. Unfortunately, while not as consistent quantity-wise as other Chinese filmmakers, Woo’s quality track record ever since returning to China has ranged from above-average to just plain meh. Between 2004 and 2017, he has tried to dabble in the epic genre – one grand (Red Cliff) ...