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  • REVIEW: In Like Flynn (2019)

    Russell Mulcahy, famed director of Highlander has put together a light-hearted adventure called, In Like Flynn, about the early life of actor Errol Flynn. The...

  • REVIEW: Reprisal (2018)

    Passable or just watchable enough might be the highest compliment for the Cincinnati, Ohio set action film, Reprisal. Frank Grillo, of the Purge and Captain...

  • REVIEW: Trading Paint (2019)

    John Travolta, Michael Madsen and Shania Twain headline the middling sports drama, Trading Paint (2019).  The title, “Trading Paint” refers to when two race cars aggressively bump into...

  • REVIEW: Backdraft 2 (2019)

    William Baldwin and Donald Sutherland cameo in this woeful sequel to Backdraft (1991).  Produced by Imagine Entertainment and Universal 1440, Backdraft 2 follows the story of Sean McCaffrey (Joe...

  • REVIEW: The Last Warrior (2018)

    Director Rustam Mosafir effectively creates a bloody and mystical medieval world in the historical action movie, The Last Warrior. The movie was produced by the...

  • REVIEW: Head Hunter (2019)

    A warrior wearing a Viking helmet single-handedly pursues deadly monstrosities and decapitates their heads in the impressive and restrained independent horror fantasy movie, “The Head...

  • Trench 11 (2018)

    Rossif Sutherland, son of Donald Sutherland, stars in the passable, World War I adventure/horror film, “Trench 11”. The movie is directed by Leo Scherman, who...

  • REVIEW: All The Devil’s Men (2018)

    Milo Gibson, son of Mel Gibson, makes his leading man debut in the decidedly average action picture, “All the Devil’s Men”. This movie is produced...

  • REVIEW: Supergrid (2018)

    In the post-apocalyptic world of “Supergrid,” a mildly diverting effort from Canadian director, Lowell Dean (Wolfcop), the future is full of violent biker gangs and...

  • REVIEW: Arctic (2018)

    Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Doctor Strange) delivers a gritty and tough-minded performance in the well-executed survival adventure film, Arctic. You would think that a film involving...

  • REVIEW: Alita: Battle Angel

    Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Near the culmination of the science fiction thriller, “Alita: Battle Angel,” the heroine, Alita (Rose Salazar) bursts into the cavernous headquarters...

  • REVIEW: Cold Pursuit (2019)

    Liam Neeson shines in the comedic revenge thriller Cold Pursuit, easily his best since Taken. Revenge and vigilantism have always been strong themes in cinema.  Legendary...

  • REVIEW: Hunter Killer (2018)

    Hunter-Killer is a Neat Thriller for Discerning Techno-Thriller Fans This is not based on a Tom Clancy thriller, but then again Hunter-Killer is not The Hunt...

  • REVIEW: Extreme Measures (1996)

    ‘I’m doing medicine, no one’s ever dreamed of.’ *Spoiler Alert* Bursting out of a building onto a deserted alley in New York City, two disoriented...

  • REVIEW: Kull The Conqueror (1997)

    ‘When I get my hands on the bitch demon, I will rip out her evil heart.’ *Spoilers Below* In the kingdom of Valusia, a strapping...

  • REVIEW: Death Wish 5: The Face Of Death

    ‘If you need any help, give me a call’ *Spoiler Alert* At an upscale fashion show, lithe models in a state of undress hurriedly prepare...

  • REVIEW: Mullholland Falls (1996)

    ‘This is L.A.  This is my town.  Out here you’re a trespasser.” *Spoilers Below* In the late 1940s, an elite squad of four Los Angeles...

  • REVIEW: Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992)

    “The man, not the machine” *Spoilers Below* During an airshow in Brownsville, Texas, former World War 2 pilots from England, Germany and Japan take part...

  • REVIEW: Highlander III: The Final Dimension (1994)

    ‘400 years is a long time to hate’ *Spoilers Below* Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) is the highlander, an immortal being and master swordsman from 16th...

  • REVIEW: If Looks Could Kill (1991)

    *Spoilers Below* On his high school graduation, slacker Michael Corben (Richard Grieco) is shocked to discover he’s one credit shy of getting his diploma.  Fortunately...

  • REVIEW: Posse (1993)

    *spoiler alert* Posse, a Western action film directed by Mario Van Peeples is a noble attempt at depicting the lives of African-Americans who migrated westward...

  • REVIEW: Gunmen (1994)

    ‘How come every one around here got a damn gun?’ *spoiler alert* Christopher Lambert (Highlander) and Mario Van Peeples (Posse, New Jack City) make a...

  • REVIEW: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

    ‘His brain has not only been washed, as they say… It has been dry cleaned.’ *spoilers below* Frank Sinatra gives his most vulnerable and realistic...