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by Markgway
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The Hit List (2010) **
Thriller has potential, but can't escape its DTV trappings.
by Markgway
20 Jul 2019, 23:42
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Conduct Unbecoming (1975) **½
A young cavalryman is court-martialed for the assault of a war widow in 19th century India.
A bit stiff and theatrical, but good enough in places to be worth a look.
Distinguished cast.
by Markgway
14 Jul 2019, 11:57
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Sibling Rivalry (1990) ** Black comedy farce never quite catches fire. The Lonely Guy (1984) **½ Contains some of the zaniness that marks Steve Martin's funniest movies, though it loses momentum quite often. Chato's Land (1971) **½ Quite good western with half-breed Charles Bronson playing second fi...
by Markgway
13 Jul 2019, 06:45
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The Evil That Men Do (1983) **½
Pretty decent Bronson vehicle, gruesome in places.
by Markgway
12 Jul 2019, 10:45
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Mr. Destiny (1990) **
Whimsical fantasy - a modern riff on It's a Wonderful Life - is uneven, but comes good at the end.
Only James Belushi fans may be that patient with it though.
by Markgway
11 Jul 2019, 17:32
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Darkman (1990) **
Sam Raimi's mainstream debut is a corny, cartoonish revenge saga that wraps up a hammy Liam Neeson in bandages.
Style over substance then, but the director's trademark tricks are over the top, and the green screen terrible.
by Markgway
10 Jul 2019, 21:20
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Unknown Girl (2016) *½
Achingly slow French mystery. Conclusion just sort of happens and then it ends.
by Markgway
07 Jul 2019, 16:16
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Eiger Sanction (1975) **
Below par Clint Eastwood action-spy thriller.
Nice scenery, but film is long and unlikable.

What Lies Beneath (2000) ***
Spooky Hitchcockian chiller complete with red herrings and misdirection.
by Markgway
06 Jul 2019, 11:24
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Repossessed (1990) *½
Weak spoof of The Exorcist manages a few mild chuckles at best.
Linda Blair is game in her performance, but when Leslie Nielsen isn't funny you know you've got problems.
Contains more tits and BJ gags than any PG-13 film I can remember.
by Markgway
05 Jul 2019, 03:06
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Presumed Innocent (1990) **½
Good cast in watchable murder mystery/courtroom drama with unsatisfying ending.
by Markgway
04 Jul 2019, 16:17
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Opportunity Knocks (1990) *½
Dire conman vehicle for Dana Carvey, then fresh from Saturday Night Live.
Imagine 'Taking Care of Business' with all the laughs and likeability removed.
by Markgway
02 Jul 2019, 05:28
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019) *½ In 1996 John Herzfeld directed sharp crime picture 2 Days in the Valley. This isn't so much a step down as a plummet. I skipped EP2 because it was reportedly rubbish. If this boring actioner is generally regarded as an improvement, the previous one must have bee...
by Markgway
29 Jun 2019, 21:32
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Shaft (2019) ** A sequel that no one asked for made its way into theatres, er, Netflix if you're foreign, to considerable indifference. Sam Jackson returns playing a different, much cruder version of the title character, even though this is supposed to be a sequel to the not great, but still better ...
by Markgway
26 Jun 2019, 20:33
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Waterworld (1995) **
Mad Max on jet-skis; this was actually a lot worse than I remembered.

In Tranzit (2008) **
Artificial, corny drama in which female Soviet guards try to weed out male SS prisoners.
by Markgway
22 Jun 2019, 10:58
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Child's Play 3 (1991) ** I bought this on Blu because I have a soft spot for the original trilogy (and it was cheap). :D Do you remember when this was Public Enemy No.1 in the UK? 1993: "Burn Your Video Nasty!" A low point in the anti-media violence campaign that manipulated a real life tragedy for...
by Markgway
17 Jun 2019, 06:25
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Callan (1974) **½
OK British thriller about a hitman coming out of retirement.
Slow by today's standards; based on a TV series.

Hijacked (2017) *½
Amateurish action thriller in which a commercial fight is... HIJACKED!
Denise Richards is an FBI agent, Dolph Lundgren (wasted) a villain.
by Markgway
15 Jun 2019, 00:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Child's Play 3 (1991) **
I bought this on Blu because I have a soft spot for the original trilogy (and it was cheap). :D
by Markgway
15 Jun 2019, 00:29
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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HungFist wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 08:52
Cold Pursuit (UK etc. 2019) [DCP] – 2/5
Irritating hipster comedy directed by some Norwegian cunt.
:lol:
by Markgway
10 Jun 2019, 15:42
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I Remember You (2017) **
Bleak Icelandic chiller has a few scares, but its cleverness is muddled and the result is ultimately unsatisfying.
by Markgway
10 Jun 2019, 02:07
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Not Safe for Work (2012) ** Substandard Blumhouse thriller sat on the shelf for two years before going straight to DVD. Director Joe Johnson went from The Rocketeer to this? The UK Blu-ray (cert '15') is obviously an edited version (probably done with a PG-13 in mind). The US DVD is apparently 'unra...
by Markgway
08 Jun 2019, 17:54
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Gladiator (1992) ***½
Never mind that over-exposed Russell Crowe swords 'n' sandals nonsense.
This exhilarating urban boxing drama is the real deal.
If you haven't yet seen it, punch yourself in the face!
by Markgway
07 Jun 2019, 11:42
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Love Witch (2016) ** Dead on pastiche of late 60s erotica and garish super-naturalism, with sets and costumes to match. A triumph of design and style, if not storytelling, which is weak. Pretty much a one woman show from Anna Biller (who presumably swept the floor after calling 'cut'). Samantha ...
by Markgway
03 Jun 2019, 10:24
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Aftermath (2016) **½
Sombre drama marks a drastic change for pace for Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He's good, but the film, based on a true story, is tough-going at times.
by Markgway
02 Jun 2019, 17:13
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Good People (2014) **½
Stars out as Shallow Grave and ends up as Home Alone... but not as good as either.
Strangely watchable though.