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Wild Card (2015) Review

July 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Nick Wild is a Las Vegas bodyguard with a gambling addiction, and an action movie hero addiction as well. Dreaming of escaping this seedy world so he can sail a yacht around Corsica, he earns money through cutesy side jobs like helping losers get laid by letting them beat him up in front of their girlfriends, while serving as the “Mike” Jason [...]

Run All Night Review

April 4, 2019 // 2 Comments

Liam Neeson, as I have stated before, is my jam. If Robert Mitchum or Charles Bronson were still around I would have a harder choice, but since they’re not, Liam is the undisputed king of my favorite hard asses. Ed Harris is also up there, and this movie brings the two of them together as an aging gangster and hitman, both of with grown up [...]

Mad Max: Fury Road Review

October 31, 2018 // 2 Comments

I saw this movie in 3D with my wife, who liked it far less than I did, feeling the movie was long on chase scenes and short on story. I say that up front for a little context, but personally I loved that the entire movie is just one long adrenaline rush. The story was started on the run and kept running throughout. Theron’s character Furiosa has [...]

The Purge: Anarchy Review

October 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Purge (2013) starring Ethan Hawke was one of my big disappointments. I thought the premise (all crime being legal for one night) was bloody brilliant, and had mucho potential for social commentary, plus a ton of groovy action in the vein of Escape from New York. Instead, the whole story took place in the house of one rich family on a rich [...]

The Fate of the Furious Blu-ray Review

July 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Fate of the Furious, the eighth entry in the popular Fast and the Furious franchise, releases on Blu-ray today in the form of a combo pack. You can pick it up for $20 on Amazon, and that’ll get you the Blu-ray, DVD, and two Digital HD versions of the film (the theatrical cut and the extended director’s cut that is only available [...]

Road House Review

September 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Road House is one of the best lousy movies of all time. It can be enjoyed on many levels too, such as the “Plan 9 From Outer Space” laugh yourself silly at how lousy it is level, the standard “turn off your brain” action movie level, a time capsule of goofy 1980s clothing and hairstyles level, and even a pseudo philosophical level too! [...]

Terminator Genisys Review

August 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

So I finally have seen the new Terminator movie with the asinine spelling of the word Genesis which I will not dignify for the rest of this review. Anyway, this was not bad for an action movie of the “turn your brain off” variety, but it was more on the level of T3 than the first two movies. Well, maybe better than T3 by a smidge or so but [...]

John Wick Review

July 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

John Wick is a retired mafia hitman living the dream, until one sad day his wife dies of cancer. Before she does though she gifts him with a farewell puppy. Of course, because this is an action movie, you know this puppy is doomed, and also the people who bring doom upon the puppy are equally doomed. It really isn’t rocket science sometimes. All [...]

Death Sentence Review

July 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

I include this movie as the final entry in the Death Wish review series because in a sense it is kind of a reboot of said series. Once again a white collar business man witnesses an unspeakable tragedy with his family, and fed up with how the law fails to act, decides to take matters into his own hands. There were a few things I definitely felt [...]

Death Wish V: The Face of Fear Review

July 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Paul Kersey had the worst damn luck of perhaps any movie character in history. I would say tied with John McLane, but all McLane had to worry about was getting trapped in the occasional building. Kersey repeatedly has loved ones mowed down in gruesome life scarring ways. At the time of this movie he is officially a grandpa aged gentleman looking, [...]