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Michael Madsen

Skin Traffik (2015)

Skin Traffik (2015)

Skin Traffik    13 Oct 2015

R 97 minReleased

IMDB: 4.5/10 354 votes

This movie, Skin Traffik, has a curiously similar title to another movie out this year. Skin Trade. It gets odder though. The release date is also curiously aligned with the latter too. So is the story. Would you be shocked if I also told you both had martial arts fights in them? What’s going on here? What could that odd thing that we can’t put our finger on be? Who knows. ...

Beyond The Law (1993)

Beyond The Law (1993)

Beyond the Law    22 Apr 1993

R 108 minReleased

IMDB: 6.6/10 466 votes

Some films lose the run of themselves. They get carried away in their violence, swearing and acts of wanton criminality that they border the line of parody to start with and then by the end jump right over it. The story missions in the Grand Theft Auto game series kind of wink and nod at old 80’s/90’s crime movies, well this Charlie Sheen movie is like one of those gaming missions, in movie format, running for over 100 ...

The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight    30 Dec 2015

R 187 minReleased

IMDB: 7.8/10 528 votes

My biggest beef with this movie is the writing. Entire TV episodes, indeed, entire movies, could be squeezed into the overwrought waste of screen time in this movie where next to nothing happens. 35 minutes of chin wagging in a horse carriage descends to the 95 minute mark where the gassy dialogue continues inside the cabin. Then comes a ‘twist’ that confirms that the entire movie up until that point was redundant. It’s almost like the ...