Monthly Archives: May 2015

Lone Survivor (Review)

Your everyday run of the mill Navy Seal member has been through a lot before even picking up a weapon and backpack. This film demands that we know this. We see them pushed to the edge – and over – … Continue reading

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Jarhead (Review)

War is so random. You can have months of expensive and thorough training and get blown to bits by a bomb you didn’t even see coming. You can find the most suitable cover and still get shot. You can think … Continue reading

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One Night at McCools (Review)

One Night at McCools is The Wrong Man (AKA Lucky Number Slevin) made a decade prior. Namely a film with aspirations of being sexy, cool, clever and different, that is just a little off the mark in every department. Ironic … Continue reading

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Final Analysis (Review)

Aside from launching a thousand teenage zippers skyward, Basic Instinct is also responsible for a spate of copy-cat sex-thrillers, all of which arrived hot on the high heels of Catherine Tramell in the 90s. Final Analysis sure is a lazy … Continue reading

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Under the Skin (Review)

Another near indescribable film. Somehow Under the Skin has been lauded almost universally by critics, despite being little more than a social experiment in which random bystanders are expected to be attracted to Scarlett Johannsen. And anyone who thinks that … Continue reading

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Patrick 2013 (Review)

In a small and dimly lit mental health facility in Australia, Dr Sebastian (Charles Dance) conducts experiments on patients that some would term ‘experimental’, while friends and relatives of the patients would call ‘abhorrent’ and the law would call ‘evidence’. … Continue reading

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Idiocracy (Review)

Despite a clever premise and a solid first fifteen minutes, Idiocracy suffers for the same reasons that people will hopefully grow out of loving moronic celebrities; stupid is only funny and endearing for so long. Joe (Luke Wilson) is a … Continue reading

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So I Married an Axe Murderer (Review)

Mike Myers is a creator of characters. When his character works, we gladly put up with the shameless mugging, the lightweight jokes and the sorta kinda clever puns. Regardless of how funny you find each joke, as a collective they … Continue reading

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Why don’t you Play in Hell? An OGR Protest Review

That’s the last straw! I have tried to stick up for Japsanity – and in recent years Canada’s arrival in the low budget exploitation market – but diminishing returns are no longer worth the taking of chances and the wasting … Continue reading

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Taken 3 (Review)

For a guy with a ‘special set of skills’ Bryan Mills keeps a long leash on his loved ones. Taken 3 opens with a bland fifteen minutes of clumsy film-making, with bland exposition along the lines of ‘Bryan (Liam Neeson) … Continue reading

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