Manly Movies

2018

Death Wish (2018)

Death Wish (2018)

Death Wish    02 Mar 2018

R 107 minReleased

6.4
IMDB: 6.4/10 490 votes

Death Wish Couple of hours ago I attended a late night screening of Eli Roth’s “Death Wish” & when I got home I decided to check out the reviews that were up online for the movie. And it wasn’t much of a surprise to find that most critics are shitting on the movie. The movie is about a middle/upper class white guy shooting a bunch of thugs from various ethnic backgrounds after his wife gets murdered & his daughter seriously injured in ...

Upgrade (2018)

Upgrade (2018)

Upgrade    01 Jun 2018

R 100 minReleased

7.6
IMDB: 7.6/10 779 votes

Ostensibly emerging out of nowhere, 2018’s Upgrade is one of the biggest film-going surprises of the year; an old-school, dark, noir-ish sci-fi action-thriller reminiscent of The Terminator and RoboCop. Upgrade was written and directed by Australian filmmaker Leigh Whannell, who knows a thing or two about genre pieces after scripting both Saw and Insidious, among other titles. Flying solo without frequent collaborator James Wan as a producer, Whannell acquits himself admirably here, elevating what is essentially a B-movie into A-grade ...

Skyscraper (2018)

Skyscraper (2018)

Skyscraper    13 Jul 2018

PG-13 102 minReleased

5.8
IMDB: 5.8/10 421 votes

30 years ago in the summer of 1988 on this very day actually , The Manly-Biblical -Epic-Masterful-Brilliant-Opus “Die Hard” was released. As a young boy in the cinema I was mesmerized by what I was watching on screen. I knew along with everybody else in that theater that we were watching something special. 30 years ago as a kid I had a life-changing experience in a cinema watching “Die Hard”, fast forward 30 years and as an adult I’m watching ...

The Bouncer (2018)

The Bouncer (2018)

The Bouncer    22 Aug 2018

R 94 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 296 votes

I went to see Lukas tonight, It’s been a while (almost 17 years) since the days movies starring JCVD were released in cinema on a regular basis, with the exception of EXP2 and JCVD. No one was under the age of 35 in the screening room,nobody fucking checked his smartphone, not even once. A relief… Lukas is not your classic action movie with high body count, it felt more like a neo noir movie to me, JCVD is very good, he’s a broken man ...

Mile 22 (2018)

Mile 22 (2018)

Mile 22    17 Aug 2018

R 94 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 477 votes

This past weekend was a holiday weekend for many of us on my side of the pond cause we got to celebrate Labor Day. There is an urge to hit the road and live life to the fullest or go to the beach or do some outdoor activity or have an adventure but instead I decided to catch up in movies cause I am way behind so I decided to go to the cinema twice and let the Ferris Bueller ...

The Meg (2018)

The Meg (2018)

The Meg    10 Aug 2018

PG-13 113 minReleased

5.9
IMDB: 5.9/10 104 votes

When I first heard that they were making a movie titled “Meg” I thought it was one of those pussy romantic comedies which women make, force & blackmail their men to watch all in the name of spending “Quality Time” together. All the while not realizing that the man they’re with is losing testosterone by every single individual second they’re forced to watch that cinematic garbage. But when I found out “The Meg” was a movie starring Jason Statham versus a ...

Peppermint (2018)

Peppermint (2018)

Peppermint    07 Sep 2018

R 101 minReleased

6.5
IMDB: 6.5/10 533 votes

I love revenge stories and vigilante tales. There’s something awesome in their simplicity. Somebody fucks with you or somebody you love, you get pissed and you go after the motherfuckers that wronged you. It’s entertainment for men. In the movie “Peppermint” Garner stars as Riley North, a typical caring, loving wife and mother, who watches her husband and daughter get gunned down in front of her very eyes. She awakens from a coma after surviving the brutal attack and after bravely ...

Death Kiss (2018)

Death Kiss (2018)

Death Kiss    02 Oct 2018

N/A 87 minReleased

5.4
IMDB: 5.4/10 481 votes

Just over two weeks ago was the 15th anniversary of the death of the imitable Charles Bronson, a guy who made brick-hard, give-no-fucks manly movies well into his winter years. But while I say imitable, director Rene Perez sure took a shot at reviving Big Charlie by casting doppelganger Robert Kovacs (Bronzi) in a violent Death Wish riff. And for an extremely low budget movie, you’re probably going to want to watch it at least once all the ...

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 ...

Hunter Killer (2018)

Hunter Killer (2018)

Hunter Killer    26 Oct 2018

R 122 minReleased

6.6
IMDB: 6.6/10 316 votes

This is not based on a Tom Clancy thriller, but then again Hunter-Killer is not The Hunt for Red October. At first I had a bit of trepidation when I saw the Millennium Films logo, but I was pleasantly surprised. South African director Donovan Marsh delivered a competent submarine thriller with serviceable special effects. Submarine based films are a rare commodity and Hunter-Killer is a relatively engaging experience worth a matinée at the very least. Like The Hunt ...