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  • REVIEW: The Kid (2019)

    Ethan Hawke stars as Pat Garrett, and Dane DeHaan stars as Billy Bonney in The Kid, an engaging and compelling Western from actor/director Vincent D’Onofrio....

  • REVIEW: The Tracker (2019)

    Dolph Lundgren fights entrenched police corruption and violent criminals in the serviceable thriller, The Tracker. Lundgren plays Aiden Hakansson, a man who had his wife...

  • REVIEW: Doom: Annihilation (2019)

    Scottish actress Amy Manson plays UAC (United Aerospace Corporation) Marine lieutenant Joan Dark in the run of the mill science fiction thriller, Doom: Annihilation, loosely...

  • REVIEW: Avengement (2019)

    Scott Adkins gives his best performance yet as Cain Burgess. He plays a fighter turned violent convict in the terrific bone-crunching action film, Avengement. After...

  • REVIEW: The Fanatic (2019)

    John Travolta plays Moose, a dangerously obsessive movie fan in the mildly diverting thriller, The Fanatic. Moose is a super fan of faded B-movie action...

  • REVIEW: We Die Young (2019)

    Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as a disabled army veteran and Oxycontin addict in the mediocre crime drama, “We Die Young.” In 1990, Steven Seagal appeared...

  • REVIEW: A Score To Settle (2019)

    Nicolas Cage is Frank, an ex-gangster, newly released after serving 19 years in prison in A Score to Settle. Frank is set free after being...

  • REVIEW: General Commander (2019)

    Steven Seagal’s latest action film, General Commander deals with human organ trafficking. Seagal is Jake Alexander, leader of a CIA strike team. The main player...

  • 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...