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Angela Bassett

Survivor (2015)

Survivor (2015)

Survivor    29 May 2015

PG-13 96 minReleased

IMDB: 5.6/10 691 votes

One supposes that 2015’s Survivor was initially intended for bigger things. With veteran action director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin) at the helm and a cast which features the likes of Milla Jovovich and Pierce Brosnan, one must wonder if the feature might have been originally targeted for a decently-marketed theatrical run. Seeing the finished product, though, it’s obvious why it’s being dumped in only a handful of theatres. Written by first-time feature film scribe Philip Shelby, Survivor ...

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen    22 Mar 2013

R 119 minReleased

IMDB: 6.5/10 233 votes

There was a term that circulated around in the 90’s when real action movies were still in hot demand – ‘Die Hard Clone’. The term was used to describe Die Hard ripoffs where a one man army would take on a crew of specialist killers. The ingredients all remained the same: Articulated swearing, copious machine gun fire, a villain just in it for the money and a closely confined environment. The locale was the only real ...

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Mission: Impossible - Fallout    27 Jul 2018

PG-13 147 minReleased

IMDB: 7.8/10 349 votes

During the 1990s there was a trend in Hollywood that consisted of making feature films based on old television shows. Some were successful, others not so much. We got a great fucking movie like “The Fugitive”But we also got movies like “McHale’s Navy” starring “The still talkin about Roseanne after all these years” Tom ArnoldIn the summer of 1996 it was Tom Cruise’s turn to headline one of these movies and his vehicle was “Mission: Impossible”. A lot has changed in ...