Category Archives: The Grey Area

It didn’t ‘Wow’ me, but with a couple of decent moments and a fresh perspective there might be something there for you.

Trespass (Review)

Trespass is more evidence that director Walter Hill often had times when he opted to make ‘something’ rather than waiting for the ‘right thing’. A paint by numbers siege tale that finds two off duty firemen Vince (Bill Paxton) and … Continue reading

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Blair Witch 2016 (Review)

It must have been hard to justify a remake/reboot whatever of Blair Witch, the first 90s viral property that took a single idea and spun straw into box office gold. It must have been hard to find someone to rework … Continue reading

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Velvet Goldmine (Review)

At the dawning of a new decade (the 70s) and a new age in music Brian Slade is the Nu King, a flamboyant eccentric who dons non-gender specific attire and sings ultra sexual songs full of innuendo and accompanied by … Continue reading

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Narcopolis (Review)

In a beige and sterile looking future London, addiction to a new drug is rife. The only people who look happy with this drab existence are those on the ads that pop up in the background of last every scene … Continue reading

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Ride Along 2 (Review)

So a year or so ago I wrote this about the original Ride Along: “I was totally ready to dismiss Ride Along and move on with my life. Then a funny thing happened; not only did I not hate this … Continue reading

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Ouija 2 (Review)

Never saw the first film. Now here’s Ouija 2… When a family of sham psychics find that even their elaborate (and especially unlikely) shtick isn’t fleecing enough customers to keep the bank from threatening to take away their home, they … Continue reading

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Harlem Nights (Review)

Harlem Nights seems in the surface as something of a vanity project. A perfectly understandable and often admirable one yes, but a vanity project nonetheless. Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and a large group of comedians and character actors get the … Continue reading

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Stake Land 2: The Stakelander (Review)

As with The Pact 2, Stake Land 2: Stakelander was an even cheaper version of an unexpectedly good low budget original that squeezed everything it could from a thin premise. The odds of lightning striking twice were slim, and while … Continue reading

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Get Hard (Review)

James King (Will Ferrell) has it all. A big house, an important highly paid job with an imminent promotion, and the soft hand of a sexual freak – who happens to be the boss’s daughter. Darnell (Kevin Hart) wants it … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation (Review)

A pair of pretentious well to do New Yorkers Flan (Donald Sutherland) and Ouisa Kittridge want to tell you the story of how Paul (Will Smith) came into their lives. It would behoove you to find someone else at the … Continue reading

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