Manly Movies

Mark Smith

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 ...

The Hurricane Heist (2018)

The Hurricane Heist (2018)

The Hurricane Heist    09 Mar 2018

PG-13 103 minReleased

5.5
IMDB: 5.5/10 264 votes

Rob Cohen can make a bad film look good, and work. Take the first Fast & Furious film, it’s the best in that series because it’s the closest to an old 80s/90s action yarn next to its bloated computerized sequels. This film has a good premise, a heist occurring in a small town while it’s evacuated on account of a large hurricane. It should’ve worked, because Cohen is an underrated director, but it the family themed softness ...

Security (2017)

Security (2017)

Security    04 Mar 2017

R 88 minReleased

6
IMDB: 6/10 341 votes

At one point in the 1990s Antonio Banderas was somewhat of an action star, before moving off to other things. Now it looks like he’s circling back around in this direction albeit with mixed results. His appearance in The Expendables 3 was kind of cringe-inducing and annoying (Banderas is one of the first semi-strong return rumors for The Expendables 4), Automata and Black Butterfly haven’t been too exceptional either. This week though a decent entry comes through for ...