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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005): A Gay Buddy Film

After being told by numerous people (well, two at least) that Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was a dynamite film that showed implicitly that Shane Black was an awesome director before Iron Man 3, I decided to watch it. Especially after seeing a clip from the film that featured Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr and Evan Parke… Read More ›

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Iron Man 3 Downey Rocks and Paltrow Pops

I was supposed to go see Oblivion today. My daughter Meg insisted that it would be money well spent because Tom Cruise shines in the film. But when facing the fact that Iron Man 3 was showing as well, it was no contest. That and the fact that Max (Meg’s significant other) was super excited about… Read More ›

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The Raid (2011): Insane Indonesian Action Thriller

I picked up this high-octane insane Indonesian action thriller for the unbelievably low price of 6 pounds stirling (that’s about 9 US dollars) Looking at the DVD art and reading the “preview” of the film on the back of the DVD, it looked and sounded like it could be a sort of distant cousin to… Read More ›

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The Expendables 2 (2012): Twice the Fun

For pure escapism and a plot that has more holes in it than a hunk of Swiss cheese, you cannot beat The Expendables 2. But damn it, it’s  entertaining and fun and who can complain about that? Is it realistic? Hell no, no more than The Guns of Navarone or The Wild Geese was. Are they… Read More ›

Jackie Chan is NOT retiring from Action Films

A month ago it was reported that Jackie Chan, while at the Cannes Film Festival promoting his latest film Chinese Zodiac,  made a public announcement that he would no longer be doing action films. His fans were shocked, saddened and (let’s face it) heartbroken. No more awesome to the extreme Jackie Chan stunts? No more brilliantly… Read More ›

The Expendables (2010) Tattooed Tough Guys Getting Ready for # 2

With The Expendables 2  opening across the UK in August this year, with bigger roles for Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and with the news that The Expendables 3 will soon start filming, I’ve decided to take another look at the film that started it all. The Expendables was directed by Sylvester Stallone who also co-wrote the screenplay with  Dave Callaham. The… Read More ›

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