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by Markgway
21 May 2018, 18:45
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Bullitt (1968-USA) **½
Fresh and edgy at the time, this cop thriller now seems somewhat sluggish.
Not a bad film, but best recommended to Steve McQueen fans.
by Markgway
19 May 2018, 15:52
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Red Heat (1988-USA) **½
Walter Hill's efficient mismatched, fish-out-of-water, buddy cop action saga settles after a ridiculous pre-credit sequence.
by Markgway
18 May 2018, 04:28
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Revenge (2017-France) **½ Sexy party girl turns the tables on rapists who leave her for dead in the desert. Extremely bloody parody of exploitation movies is suspenseful, but overlong, and very low on credibility, which is only an issue until you realise the film is a parody, then it sort of makes s...
by Markgway
12 May 2018, 04:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Maniac Cop 3 2/4 Bill Lustig took his name of the director's credit for this one,so we have another Alan Smithee film. Surprisingly though the least of the series it's not actually too bad. Robert Davi returns here. Worth watching for the spectacular ambulance chase finale with an old school stuntm...
by Markgway
10 May 2018, 10:18
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Red Sparrow (2018-USA) *** Entertaining adult-oriented new-cold war thriller casts a sexy Jennifer Lawrence as the title's reluctant, double-crossing Russia spy. Credibility is dented early on when Jen recovers from a broken leg almost immediately; going from crutches to high heels within the space ...
by Markgway
09 May 2018, 10:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Goat (2016-USA) **½
Bleak drama about fraternity hazing rituals never delivers a knockout dramatic punch.
Not without interest, and convincingly played, but I couldn't identify with any of these characters.
by Markgway
09 May 2018, 01:48
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

I watched a film last night and I can't remember what it was.

It'll come back to me...

EDIT: I remember now, it was...

The Hurricane Heist (2018-USA) **½
Surprisingly watchable mash-up of Twister and Hard Rain; good visual effects for a glorified B movie.
by Markgway
08 May 2018, 04:11
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Star Wars, Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017-USA) *** Epic continuation of the iconic sci-fi saga is the strongest episode dramatically, and unlike many of its ilk carries thematic weight. Marvel may be flavour of the month, but this accomplished piece of cinema beats any of its formula output by t...
by Markgway
07 May 2018, 06:55
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Game Night (2018-USA) **½
Quite funny comic thriller that overplays its hand.
by Markgway
06 May 2018, 18:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Mortal Kombat (1995-USA-Thailand) **½ Imaginative game-to-film adaptation overcomes a thin script with impressive production design and plenty action (the best of it choreographed by star Robin Shou). Christopher Lambert treats the material with knowing irreverence. Soundtrack is spot on (even thoug...
by Markgway
05 May 2018, 06:16
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Black Panther (2018-USA) **½ The African backdrop, culture, and political message mark out this superhero bonanza as somewhat of a stretch for Marvel Comics' films, but the strengths (colourful characters, sense of humour) and weaknesses (predictable plotting, chaotic action sequences, excessive use...
by Markgway
04 May 2018, 00:02
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

HungFist wrote:
03 May 2018, 13:53
Does that mean you never rented anything? You don't own rental discs either.
Yeah, but I could hold the tapes and discs in my hand.
And never saw a film in cinema?
I can't download a cinema, can I? :D
by Markgway
03 May 2018, 13:17
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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OK. I watched the You tube version (I figured if it was any good I could try to track down the extended cut). So... Siege (1982-Canada) *½ Imagine 'Assault on Precinct 13' directed by Michael Winner at his laziest and you're half way toward pegging this grubby, inept exploitation picture. Actually, ...
by Markgway
02 May 2018, 23:12
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Just checked. No Hulu in the UK. If it's a pay service, I wouldn't bother anyways, as I'd never pay to stream anything.

Is it this film here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slowg6hJ5mE
by Markgway
02 May 2018, 13:36
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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To my mind ERASER is the last of the classic Arnold period.

The only one he did after that that I enjoyed was COLLATERAL DAMAGE, and that was quite old school compare to what was in vogue at the time.

SIEGE sounds pretty cool. What's Hulu?
by Markgway
02 May 2018, 10:56
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The funny thread
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Views: 112349

Re: The funny thread

Don't care for James O'Brien, but he's got a point on this occasion.
by Markgway
02 May 2018, 10:54
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The off-topic topic
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Views: 236329

Re: The off-topic topic

They eloped.
by Markgway
01 May 2018, 12:22
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9611
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The Commuter (2017-USA-UK) ***
Taken - Liam Neeson punching people in France
Unknown - Liam Neeson punching people in Germany
Non-Stop - Liam Neeson punching people on a plane
and now... Liam Neeson punching people on a train.
Forget credibility and enjoy this pulpy ride.
by Markgway
01 May 2018, 12:17
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

HungFist wrote:
01 May 2018, 11:05
We do get a half naked (literally... the right half) Jennifer Lawrence though.
It's hard to get worked up about that when we've already had Rosario Dawson's labia in Trance.

Jen and co need to catch up! :D
by Markgway
30 Apr 2018, 16:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991-USA) **½
by Markgway
28 Apr 2018, 11:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986-USA) **
Innocuous, if by-the-numbers sequel; mild laughs scattered throughout.
by Markgway
24 Apr 2018, 10:00
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Predestination (2013-Australia) **½
Twisty (and twisted) time travel thriller, spends most of its time on character (no bad thing), but fails to supply a suitable explanation for its central mystery. Ethan Hawke stars.
by Markgway
22 Apr 2018, 11:44
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Savage Streets (USA, 1984) [DVD] - 5/5 Vigilante diamond full of great lines, terrific music, the best villains of the 80s, and girls straight out of a Japanese pinky violence film. Excellent pacing and ace technical execution as well, minus perhaps the odd final 15 minutes which nevertheless manag...