Tag: action

Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance

| November 30, 2015

A young prostitute is dead in Bangkok and her father (Dustin Nguyen; 21 Jump Street), a former military operative, is determined to find out what happened to her.  Standing in his way is a variety of crime lords and slum bags, the most dangerous of whom being Steven (Scott Adkins), a powerful and ruthless drug […]

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American Ultra

American Ultra

| November 30, 2015

The cover art of the American Ultra BluRay depicts stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart walking coolly away from an apocalyptic explosion. With the fiery inferno raging behind them, they strut with a sort of casual abandon. Eisenberg has a pair of aviator sunglasses on, despite it clearly being night.  Stewart carries a shotgun, but […]

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Messenger of Death & Kinjite (Forbidden Subjects)

Messenger of Death & Kinjite (Forbidden Subjects)

| November 17, 2015

Charles Bronson was an action movie star in the 1960’s and 1970’s, with such classic roles as Danny “The Tunnel King” in The Great Escape, Joseph Wladislaw in The Dirty Dozen, and Paul Kersey in Death Wish. By the 1980’s, Bronson was not in high demand. Enter the production duo of Menahem Golan and Yoram […]

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Deadly Prey (1987) and The Deadliest Prey (2013)

Deadly Prey (1987) and The Deadliest Prey (2013)

| November 17, 2015

To say that David A. Prior’s Deadly Prey is a cult classic is to be guilty of gross understatement. Originally released directly to video in 1987, the film has gathered a passionate cult following who discovered the film on VHS all over the world. This process reached a peak with some theatrical screenings of the […]

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Chain of Command

Chain of Command

| September 21, 2015

I recently started listening to a fun new podcast called The Black List Table Reads.  The blacklist is an annual list of promising screenplays in Hollywood that have not been produced.  The podcast takes scripts from this list and produces them as radio plays complete with professional actors (Colin Hanks, Paul Scheer), score, and sound […]

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Vendetta

Vendetta

| August 18, 2015

With 2012’s American Mary and the “T is for Torture Porn” segment of ABCs of Death 2 (2014) the directing duo of the Soska Sisters made a name for themselves as a pair who loves to bring the sick and twisted to the screen. That they pretty much immediately thereafter went to work for WWE […]

Joe’s Mission: Impossible Ranking

Joe’s Mission: Impossible Ranking

| August 7, 2015

I thought that instead of just doing a review of Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation, I’d take the opportunity to offer my opinion for how the five movies in the franchise rate against each other.  I’ve been hearing a lot of people on the podcasts I listen to rank the espionage thrillers, and I wanted a […]

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The Dead Lands

The Dead Lands

| August 4, 2015

For years, two Native American tribes have lived peacefully after a war that nearly wiped them both out.  But now, the son of one of the cheifs wishes to reignite the conflict and wipe out his enemies by framing the son of their chief for desecrating a burial ground.  Armed with his deception, Wirepa (Te […]

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Barely Lethal

Barely Lethal

| August 4, 2015

Early into this movie I became convinced that it must have been written by Easy A screenwriter Bert V. Royal, who in an interview once said that he had other ideas for adaptations for classic pieces of literature set in modern day high schools.  I was so convinced that Barely Lethal was one of these […]

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Ant-Man

Ant-Man

| July 17, 2015

I did something new before going to see this latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: I actually went back and read old Ant-Man comic books.  Not that I’ve been opposed to doing this before other movies, but now I have a great means of doing so: I signed up for Marvel Unlimited, which provides […]