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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Review

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

This film is everything that The Man from UNCLE wasn’t last week. Its grounded in the franchise that its grown out of and has a clear respect for the original source even if much of the audience won’t have seen the 60s original. We kick off with an action sequence that has more to do […]

The Man from UNCLE Movie Review

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

The Man from UNCLE opens strong with a nice sequence set in Berlin – a bit Funeral in Berlin. It then strings together a series of well executed scenes mixing thriller and action to a climax. And then it tacks on a second climax. And then it tacks on a foundation story for UNCLE suggesting […]

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Ant-man Review

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

I was a little nervous about Ant-man. While I tend to avoid reviews I’d seen some comments about it having a lighter tone than other Marvel films with more comedy in a bad way. I didn’t need to be nervous. There are funny moments in Ant-man but this remains a Marvel film in the same […]

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Terminator Genisys

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

  Sometimes bad reviews can be a good thing.  Pleased to say I enjoyed this more than I expected based on the critics.  Nice mix of twists, spills and thrills following the chase format of the previous movies.  If forced I’d say this is probably the third best outing of the series but a lot […]

Total Recall

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Outing tonight to see the remake of Total Recall.  It’s a remake of the 1990 original: there are many familiar elements but mixed up in new ways while some others (like Mars) haven’t made it. Colin Farrell brings a different character to the leading role – a bit more nuanced than Arnie’s earlier Douglas Quaid […]

The Expendables 2 Movie Review

Friday, August 24th, 2012

It hardly seems like two years since The Expendables was in the cinema and now here all shinny and new is The Expendables 2. This time Arnold, Bruce and Stallone do more together with the added bonus of Chuck Norris. It opens straight with the best action sequence of the film.  After that it follows […]

The Bourne Legacy

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Enjoyed the Bourne Legacy tonight.   The Bourne Ultimatum pulled a high wire act with the clever play with time and the ending of the Bourne Supremacy.   The Bourne Legacy opens quite slow with a lot of work being put into establishing new characters and how they fit into the existing timeline.  If action is you’re […]

Safe

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Safe is a film that tells you pretty much everything you need to know in the title.  It’s like one of those dishes that used to turn up on Great British Menu where an ingredients done Three Ways.  It’s a Safely handled action film, in which Statham’s character has to keep a girl Safe and […]

Safe House Movie Review

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Ten years ago The Bourne Identity and its sequels redefined action spy thrillers.   The Bourne Identity is beef bourguignon. Safe House looks like Bourne.  Safe House smells like Bourne.  Safe House even tastes like Bourne.  But Safe House is missing that meaty Bourne texture.  Yes ladies and gentlemen Safe House is The Quorn Identity. Weston […]

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Movie Review

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

They say football is a game of two halves: and so is my review of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is an enjoyable movie.  It’s populated by beautiful people in exotic locations.  It has guns and gadgets.  It has explosions.  It has chases.  It has spectacular high places.  It has all the […]

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