After the success of his 1984 film Vigil, director Vincent Ward followed it up in 1988 with The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey; his underappreciated (but arguably better) science-fiction film.
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Richard Franklin’s hugely underrated thriller is a highpoint of Ozploitation cinema with a fantastic and funny central performance from Stacy Keach,
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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.
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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”.
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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.
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Title – Canabalt Genre – Action, Horizontal Shooter Developer – Idigicon Publisher – KISS Ltd. Release Date – 2 June, 2004 Platform – PC (Steam) Review – Platypus is already over ten years old but that doesn’t mean it’s dated. The beautiful claymation worlds hold up extremely well and the whole look of the game is just as original as it was back when […]
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Title – Canabalt Genre – Action, Indie Developer – Finji , Kittehface Software Publisher – Finji Release Date – 30 Apr, 2015 Platform – PC (Steam) Review – You probably remember Canabalt. You can go play it for free right now. But is it worth paying for? Well, yes, I think it is. The game itself is excellent, a crazy one-button game […]
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Title – 3000 Miles to Graceland Released – 2001 Director – Demian Lichtenstein Starring – Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater Review – In a word: unpleasant. 3KMTG is weird, horrible in every way yet exceptionally entertaining. The cast is amazing, the action is hyperviolent and explosive and the Elvis impersonations are spot-on. It’s over the top and unsure what […]
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Title – Fish Tycoon Genre – “Business Simulation Game” Developer – Last Day of Work Publisher – Big Fish Games Release Date – May, 3rd, 2004 Platform – PC (Steam) or from their website Review: Any business building type and you’ve got my interest, but Fish Tycoon? It looks appealing: you have a fish tank, some fish, and even a […]
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Title – Organ Trail: Director’s Cut Genre – Indie, Strategy Developer – The Men Who Wear Many Hats Publisher – The Men Who Wear Many Hats Release Date – 19 Mar, 2013 Platform – PC (Steam) Review – Based on the famous ‘edutainment’ game Oregon Trail, Organ Trail takes the player on a journey through post-apocalyptic America with 4 of their friends. Or anyone […]
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