Manly Movies

Samuel L. Jackson

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Kingsman: The Secret Service    13 Feb 2015

R 129 minReleased

7.7
IMDB: 7.7/10 544 votes

I tried to enjoy this movie a lot, but it didn’t leave too much of an impression on me either way. I always feel like ‘origins’ stories can too often be a waste of time, or movies that are patently laying the groundwork for a franchise. If you ask me, that’s what Kingsman: The Secret Service is, even though there’s nice potential in there. I just wanted them to get on with it. This movie feels ...

The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers    04 May 2012

PG-13 143 minReleased

8.1
IMDB: 8.1/10 317 votes

If you look at the description of this movie, its referred to as an ‘action’ movie. Ok then, I’m going to review it as one: This is the worst action movie of the year and this decade. Probably. I say probably because I haven’t seen the latest Paul Anderson Resident Evil movie, which is likely the reigning champion. But I’d rather get stabbed in the eye with with rods of uranium than be witness to ...

Reasonable Doubt (2014)

Reasonable Doubt (2014)

Reasonable Doubt    17 Jan 2014

R 91 minReleased

5.7
IMDB: 5.7/10 133 votes

Reasonable Doubt should be a great movie. The title and premise suggest an intense legal drama, perhaps something akin to 12 Angry Men or The Lincoln Lawyer. But in the hands of director Peter Howitt (Johnny English) and writer Peter A. Dowling (Flightplan), this is a motion picture which utterly rejects intelligence, adopting a B-movie thriller stance without much in the way of suspense or mystery, or even courtroom proceedings. It’s a big red flag that the movie was unleashed ...

RoboCop (2014)

RoboCop (2014)

RoboCop    12 Feb 2014

PG-13 117 minReleased

6.2
IMDB: 6.2/10 205 votes

Updated: I’m bumping this back to the top. It’s an old entry from 2012 when this site was still a blog. It’s simply a warning: Do not see this crap. It’s not a first draft, but it’s close enough. After reading the script to RoboCop (2014) today, which should last 130 minutes or so, it’s clear now why this movie was delayed untill February 2014. The production stills that have people talking should be the ...

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

The Long Kiss Goodnight    11 Oct 1996

R 121 minReleased

6.8
IMDB: 6.8/10 684 votes

I agree to an extent that there aren’t many good action heroines. The ones we have today, are the ones the current Hollywood bigwigs use to try and push their overtly-liberal agenda, not necessarily believing in such beliefs as much as they do knowing that there’s a huge audience that’ll shill out for this nonsense. These are especially evident in the young-adult scourge that gave birth to the unholy franchises which are The Hunger Games and Divergent. Because nothing says ...

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

The Hitman's Bodyguard    18 Aug 2017

R 118 minReleased

6.9
IMDB: 6.9/10 288 votes

I think everyone here can agree that 2014’s The Expendables 3 was a bust, considering it was highly anticipated by fans of the old 80’s – 90’s action guard… only to be let down by a two-hit KO by its weak “young blood” cast, and then further by its PG-13 rating which only hampered down the action sequences. We expected great things from the film, considering that a lot of the actors in there weren’t getting any younger, and their ...

The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight    30 Dec 2015

R 187 minReleased

7.8
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 ...