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.

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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Blood Father (Review)

When certain actors play against type it just doesn’t work. When Jackie Chan is anything but an effervescent an energetic ball of positivity, it ain’t right. When Robert Downey Jr. shelves the quips and winks, things are amiss. So it … Continue reading

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Focus (Review)

When lifelong multi-threat conman Nicky ‘Mellow’ Spurgeon tells aspiring Jess (Margot Robbie) that the secret of ‘focus’ requires having the ‘mark’ concentrate on one thing while you lift something from somewhere else, he might as well be looking directly at … Continue reading

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Train to Busan (Review)

Busy important businessmen don’t have time for silliness and frivolity. They don’t have time to waste present shopping, even for their only daughter. Certainly not time to check back on what they purchased in last year’s last minute rush. And … Continue reading

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