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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 […]

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

While Sherlock Holmes: A game of Shadows won’t be my favourite film of the year (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is still the lead contender for that) it’s one of my favourite action films of the year. One critic I saw pretty much said it was more of the same as Sherlock Holmes from 2010 as […]

Colombiana

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

I’m not sure what film some of the people who had reviewed Colombiana had been to see but it’s not the same one I went to.  Colombiana is not a classic film but its been given some really harsh reviews that often seem to amount to it not being Leon. Colombiana is the latest Luc […]

Review: Salt

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Salt the Spoiler Free one line review: Salt is a good action film but slightly generic and not quite as good as I’d hoped for but certainly better than a lot I’ve seen. My spoiler filled longer thoughts on Salt follow this picture… Salt isn’t a bad action film and I don’t think it suffered […]

The Losers

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Half my brain liked The Losers the other half isn’t so sure.  First the good things… The comedy – it wasn’t always timed perfectly – but there was plenty of humour and it was drawn from the characters. The action was solid and sometimes creative.  The way The Losers could be casual when going up […]

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