Manly Movies

Dylan McDermott

Survivor (2015)

Survivor (2015)

Survivor    29 May 2015

PG-13 96 minReleased

5.6
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 ...

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 ...

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen    22 Mar 2013

R 119 minReleased

6.5
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 ...