Film Reviews

Mandy (2018)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache Director: Panos Cosmatos It's 1983 and lumberjack Red (Cage) and his beloved wife Mandy (Riseborough) live in a cabin-like house in the forest, where she reads fantasy novels and creates artworks. When she's seen by the leader of a religious cult, the couple are attacked, and a violent… Continue reading Mandy (2018)

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Film Reviews

Killing Gunther (2017)

Starring: Taran Killam, Director: Taram Killam, Dave 'Squatch' Ward, Bobby Moynihan, Arnold Schwarzenegger In the world of paid assassins, one man stands out from the crowd. A man code named, Gunther. Sick of him taking all the glory, a group of hitmen decide to take him out, and hire a film crew to document it… Continue reading Killing Gunther (2017)

Film Reviews

48 Hours (1982) and Another 48 Hours (1990)

Films with big budgets, big stars, action sequences and wise-cracking dialogue felt like a staple of the 80's and 90's. One of the most seminal of these was the 48 Hours films. Not only is 48 Hours the first film that Eddie Murphy starred in, but it also largely credited with being the first film… Continue reading 48 Hours (1982) and Another 48 Hours (1990)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: High Noon (1952)

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell Director: Fred Zinneman Marshall Will Kane (Cooper) is a well respected man who has just married Amy (Kelly) and is looking at a comfortable future when he is told that an evil man he put away years ago is heading into town for revenge, and will arrive on… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: High Noon (1952)

Film Reviews

Skyscraper (2018)

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Pablo Schreiber Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Will Sawyer (Johnson) is a security expert who moves with his wife Sarah (Campbell) and their twin children to Hong Kong to work on 225 story tower. But things go awry when criminals set a fire in the tower, and try to… Continue reading Skyscraper (2018)

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Podcast Time: Tango & Cash with Cinema Bushido!

I joined the lovely guys at Cinema Bushido once again for their movie podcast Cinema Bushido. They cover action and martial arts films, in a fun, irreverent way. This time, we looked at late 80's action classic Tango & Cash, the film that paired Sylvester Stallone with Kurt Russell. If you love action and martial… Continue reading Podcast Time: Tango & Cash with Cinema Bushido!

Film Reviews

Blade (1998) 20th Anniversary Special

A very happy birthday today to Blade, which was released 20 years ago today. There was a time when I thought this film was really cool, so as a present, I thought it was only right to take you on a trip down memory lane. Blade is based on a Marvel comic book character, and… Continue reading Blade (1998) 20th Anniversary Special

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong, Wu Ma, Wang Zuxian Director: Siu-Tung Ching When a hapless young tax collector wanders into town, no one will give him shelter and he's forced to take refuge in a haunted temple. There he meets a misanthropic Taoist warrior and a beautiful girl, who harbours a deadly secret: she is… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

Film Reviews

Preview: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett Director: Christopher McQuarrie Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt in this sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise. He's joined by his IMF team in a race against time to stop a anarchic cell from creating a… Continue reading Preview: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

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Podcast: Damien Riley and Beverly Hills Cop

Damien Riley of Talking Stars fame has started his own spin-off podcast. When he asked me to make a guest appearance, I suggested we talk about the Eddie Murphy classic franchise of films, Beverly Hills Cop. It's a fun and relaxed look at the three films that make up this trilogy of classic 80's action… Continue reading Podcast: Damien Riley and Beverly Hills Cop