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reviewed Black Lagoon - Season One. August 15, 2013
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Black Lagoon
                                When it comes to action-oriented …
reviewed Elysium (2013 film). August 10, 2013
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Elysium (2013 film)
Writer/director Neil Blomkamp impressed me with his first full-length 2009 film “District 9”, I thought it was a good interpretation of just how an “Alien Nation” would affect …
reviewed Tai Chi Hero. July 29, 2013
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Tai Chi Hero
I wasn’t too fond of Stephen Fung’s “Tai Chi Zero” and so I was very reluctant to continue on with this trilogy with his “Tai Chi Hero”. Honestly, I barely even remember …
reviewed Kill 'Em All (2012 film). April 07, 2013
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Kill 'Em All
Anyone who has followed my reviews know that I have a large amount of action films and martial arts movies. I am not saying that I know all that is needed for such a film to work, but I do know what to …
reviewed Olympus Has Fallen (2013 film). March 24, 2013
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'Olympus Has Fallen'
Action genre fans would remember that such films used to rule the multiplexes. Movies that are simple and yet, effective in the way they do several things. Action movies with a hostage situation driving …
reviewed Black Eagle (aka. R2B: Back to Base, .... March 23, 2013
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Black Eagle
While I really got into the “Korean New Wave” because of directors Kim Ki-Duk, Park Chan-Wook, Lee Chang-Dong and Kim Ji-Woon, lately it seems like Korean movies also have their share of what …
reviewed Jack The Giant Slayer (2013 film). March 04, 2013
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Jack The Giant Slayer (2013 film)
Bryan Singer is the director that certainly caught a lot of attention as director of such acclaimed hits “The Usual Suspects” and “APT Pupil”. The man then reached mainstream fame …
reviewed Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. February 25, 2013
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Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
The Street Fighter video game franchise may be one of the most successful video game franchises in history. It had spawned numerous video game sequels, countless remixes, an anime series, an American …
reviewed End Of Watch (2012 film). February 24, 2013
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'End of Watch' Directed By David Ayers
We all know that the POV style cinematography or the ‘real camera footage’ style had been making waves in the horror genre recently. Lately it had been used for a party movie and two sci-fi …
reviewed Jack Reacher. December 24, 2012
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Jack Reacher
While Denzel Washington has always been able to pull an excellent performance in any movie he’s been in, regardless of the movie’s quality. Tom Cruise’s movies on the other hand have …
reviewed James Bond 007: Skyfall (2012 film). November 11, 2012
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'Skyfall' Starring Daniel Craig and Directed By Sam Mendes
The James Bond series (movie franchise) have stood tall for 50 years, survived the switch between various actors (Sean Connery being one of them) and now with this 23rd installment, the filmmakers are …
reviewed Total Recall (2012 film). August 14, 2012
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Total Recall (2012 film)
When I first heard of a “Total Recall” remake, I have to admit I was a little put off. I mean, how can someone remake one of Schwarzenegger’s action classics? I thought it would be an …
reviewed Prometheus. June 09, 2012
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1979’s horror-sci-fi hit “Alien” made such an impact and up to this day, the film stands as one of the best horror movies ever made. Its sequel “Aliens” made its focus more …
reviewed 'The Grey' (2012 film). January 30, 2012
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'The Grey' Directed By Joe Carnahan
We’ve all seen a good number of ‘survival’ films the past two decades. I mean, it seems to be the kind of film that studios feel that it is the kind of thing that would be easy to make …
reviewed The Darkest Hour (2011 film). December 27, 2011
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The Darkest Hour (2011)
After all the season’s festivities, I figured we should go see a film that has been released Christmas day. I mean, everyone appeared to be piling up to see Spielberg’s “War Horse” …
reviewed Mission Impossible 4 : Ghost Protocol. December 18, 2011
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Mission: Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol
Tom Cruise seems have gone for broke with his latest action film “MI4: Ghost Protocol” after his far from impressive “Knight and Day”. Cruise remains the star and keeps the momentum …
reviewed Real Steel. October 07, 2011
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Real Steel
I knew going into the film “Real Steel” that I was in for something not entirely special and yet I hoped for the best. I mean once you’ve seen the trailer, you already know where everything …
reviewed Rise of the Planet of the Apes. August 06, 2011
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Remakes, prequels, re-boots, re-issues and re-imaginings often fall under one creative and narrative flaw. No matter how good a film is or tries to be, it always feels rather predictable. It is rather …
reviewed Captain America: The First Avenger. July 23, 2011
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Captain America: The First Avenger
“Captain America” has been one Marvel character that has been so overlooked, underused and definitely misused. I think this is already the 5th comic book adaptation this year and the 3rd …
reviewed Priest (2011 film). May 14, 2011
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Priest (2011 film)
Vampires and slayers. Humans vs. vampires. Who would win? Well, director Scott Stewart who directed last year’s “Legion” tries to answer this question when he directs this film …
reviewed Thor (2011 movie). May 06, 2011
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Thor (film)
Those who follow my blurbs and/or write ups know that I have recently posted a sort of ‘guide’ to Thor since I think it is safe to assume that not that many folks have knowledge of the character …
reviewed Thor (2011 movie). May 05, 2011
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Thor (film)
It is pretty much to be expected that I will be reviewing the film “Thor” for Movie Hype since I am a Marvel comics nut and that I pretty much almost own (or owned, since I lost a small number …
reviewed The Legend of Red Dragon. April 13, 2011
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The Legend of Red Dragon
Japanese action films, especially the ones that have a low budget, have usually carried the usual theme of vengeance ever since the inception of "pink violence" in their films. They usually …
reviewed Source Code. April 02, 2011
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Source Code
“Moon” was an underappreciated sci-fi drama that never exactly made that much profit in the box-office. I really did enjoy the movie “Moon” which is why I was willing to take a …
reviewed Mars Needs Moms. March 13, 2011
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Mars Needs Moms
Being dragged to the movies can sometimes become difficult, oftentimes I don’t mind but sometimes when there’s nothing else I really want to see, I just go with the flow. Truthfully it was …
reviewed I Am Number Four. February 18, 2011
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I Am Number Four
When I saw the names Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay as producers, I immediately lowered my expectations for director D.J. Caruso’s adaptation of the novel of the same name “I Am Number …
reviewed Legend of the Fist: The Return of Che.... January 31, 2011
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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Andrew Lau and reigning Chinese martial arts superstar Donnie Yen team up in another chapter in the life of Chen Zhen, the student of Chinese folk hero Huo Yuan Jia (whose life was portrayed in Jet Li's …
reviewed Reign Of Assassins. December 24, 2010
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Fans of Chinese Wuxia Fantasy-Adventures know that John Woo began his career in this genre around 30 plus years ago. He had such strong competition that the famed action director instead made …
reviewed The Warrior's Way (2010). December 05, 2010
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The Warrior's Way (2010)
Korean and Chinese Wuxia films. Japanese Jidai Geki films. Spaghetti Westerns. Kimchi Westerns. Sukiyaki Westerns. Do you like those oddball genres? How do you feel about the genre-busting popcorn films …
reviewed Robo-Geisha. December 01, 2010
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Let’s get a few things straight; if you’re the type of movie watcher who likes to see boatloads of blood and enjoys outrageous scenes that make you say “what the $H!+ was that?!” …
reviewed Unstoppable (2010 movie). November 13, 2010
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Tony Scott and Denzel Washington together have given us some hits and misses throughout their careers. Well, didn’t the two create another train movie called “Pelham 1 2 3” very recently? …
reviewed Skyline (2010 movie). November 12, 2010
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SKYLINE (2010 Film)
Alien invasion movies; gosh, these films are a dime-a-dozen. When I saw the trailer for Strause Brothers’ latest alien invasion flick “SKYLINE“, I admit, I was intrigued. I thought perhaps …
reviewed I Am Legend. October 25, 2010
I Am Legend
I AM LEGEND is a post-apocalyptic disaster film that is another attempt at adaptation of Richard Matheson's novel back in the early `50's. The first adaptation being "The Last Man …
reviewed RED. October 17, 2010
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Let’s cut to the chase; Hollywood has been milking the comic book genre for everything it’s worth with adaptations with more misses than actual hits nowadays. So it is no surprise that a movie …
reviewed MacGruber. October 14, 2010
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MacGruber (2010)
I am at some disadvantage here. I am not exactly a huge fan of the Saturday Night Live comedy show; but I have to admit I did like some of their ideas such as “Wayne‘s World” to name …
reviewed Hitman. October 11, 2010
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When one goes to see a video-game inspired movie; one cannot expect too much. This latest outing "Hitman" (2007) directed by Xavier Gens (Frontiers) may leave a lot to be desired when it …
reviewed Raging Phoenix. September 15, 2010
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Raging Phoenix
After the success of Thailand’s “Ong-Bak” and “Tom Yum Goong”, the U.S. has been flooded with films that depict the beauty of Muay Thai. Well, one of the stars that made …
reviewed Resident Evil: Afterlife (3D). September 11, 2010
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Resident Evil: Afterlife (Movie)
I am not sure. I did feel that Paul W.S. Anderson’s first Resident Evil was just a guilty, brainless popcorn experience, Alexander Witt‘s “Apocalypse” served up loads of action …
reviewed Machete. September 05, 2010
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Those who remember the “Grindhouse Double-feature” in 2007 directed by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez may remember the fake trailer called “Machete”. Well, what began as …
reviewed Centurion. August 30, 2010
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The name Neil Marshall is enough to draw me in seeing a film since I was real impressed with “Dog Soldiers” and I liked “The Descent” for its "girls who fight back" overtones; …
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