Based on the book ‘Rape: A Love Story’ by Joyce Carol Oates, ‘Vengeance: A Love Story” (or just “Vengeance”) is half melodramatic TV movie and half pulpy revenge thriller.
But ALL Cage-tastic.
Read More 100 Words or Less – Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s $5.5 million casting in The Scorpion King was, at the time, the biggest amount paid to a a first-time leading man. Does this extraordinary amount of money reflect in the quality of the film? Well, yes and no…
Read More 100 Words or Less – The Scorpion King (2002)
Title – Domestic Disturbance Released – 2001 Director – Harold Becker Starring – John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Teri Polo, Steve Buscemi Review – Domestic Disturbance follows Frank (Travolta) as he tries to come to terms with his ex-wife getting remarried to nice guy Frank (Vaughn). Turns out Frank’s a not-so-nice-guy and things escalate to wacky and unbelievable levels. Firstly, the […]
Read More 100 Words or Less – Domestic Disturbance (2001)
A distinctively 90’s flavoured action film, starring Christian Slater and Morgan Freeman. With a very strange supporting cast including Randy Quaid and Betty White.
Read More 100 Words or Less – Hard Rain (1998)
The latest entry in the ‘Liam Neeson holds a gun’ sub-genre is more A Walk Among the Tombstones than Taken 1/2/3 (which is a good thing).
Read More 100 Words or Less – Run All Night (2015)
An action-comedy starring Marmite comedic actor Martin Lawrence, and a decent supporting cast. A bank heist gone wrong leads to a series of increasingly unbelievable situations. But it’s not awful.
Read More 100 Words or Less – Blue Streak (1999)
Tim Allen, William H. Macy, Martin Lawrence and John Travolta (not to mention Ray Liotta and Marisa Tomei!) star in what Google says is an “Action/Outlaw biker film”. There must have been some trepidation about putting “comedy”.
Read More 100 Words or Less – Wild Hogs (2007)
A forgotten oddity from the early 2000’s, Martin Lawrence mugs his way through ‘Black Knight’.
Read More 100 Words or Less – Black Knight (2001) Review
Bastille Day (or The Take) sees Idris Elba play against type as a tough as nails, gruff CIA agent. Ok so it’s not super original but it’s still very entertaining.
Read More 100 Words or Less – Bastille Day (The Take) (2016)
Title – The Mechanic Released – 2011 Director – Simon West Starring – Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland Review – The Mechanic is much better than it has any right to be. What might seems like a dumb Jason Statham vehicle is actually…well it’s still pretty dumb but it’s a very well-made dumb action film, thanks to two […]
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