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Jordana Brewster

Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7    03 Apr 2015

PG-13 137 minReleased

IMDB: 7.2/10 335 votes

I reckon Walter Hill put it best, when he said that action sequences must be at least somewhat realistic, in order for them to be effective as entertainment. When a movie like Furious 7 flagrantly doesn’t bother with any sort of plot, we’re at the mercy of its action sequences to entertain us. And the action sequences in Furious 7 for the most part, are just at a toe-curling level of shittiness. Which is a pity, because ...

American Heist (2014)

American Heist (2014)

American Heist    24 Jul 2015

R 94 minReleased

IMDB: 5.1/10 160 votes

If you watch enough independent movies and VOD movies, with the action/thriller genre at least, you can’t help but become cynical. I went into ‘American Heist’ firmly with a cynical mind, wondering where on the scoreboard it would rank between 0/10 and 4/10. The fact that Hayden Christensen was in it suggested something of questionable calibre, followed by Adrien Brody, who has fallen down a peg or two in terms of exposure. A (practically) no-name Russian director ...

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast & Furious 6    24 May 2013

PG-13 130 minReleased

IMDB: 7.1/10 344 votes

The word empathy is derided from the Greek word empatheia, which literally translated means passion. To empathise with something, thus feel passionately about it, you must identify with it on a personal level. And I cannot empathise with shark jumping, I don’t care if it is well directed shark jumping. Flying tanks, WMD and badly written espionage, what has become of this series? I blogged about this a while back, when things get too stupid, they ...