Category Archives: Action

The Guard (2011, 96 minutes, Rated R) 3.5 out of 5 stars

Entertaining if uneven comedy with a great performance from Brendan Gleeson. He plays Gerry Boyle, an extremely politically incorrect, foul-mouthed Irish cop in a small town in County Galway who has little use for following by the book procedure when … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Double (2011, 109 minutes, Rated R) 2.5 out of 5 stars

Over-the-top presentation of a pretty interesting topic that ultimately falls way off the tracks in the final act. Latif (Dominic Cooper) is a soldier in the Iraqi Army. Having just served his country well in the war against Iran, he’s … Continue reading

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Red State (2011, 88 minutes, Rated R) 3 out of 5 stars

Inconsistent and ultimately mediocre genre-mishmash from Kevin Smith. Travis (Michael Angarano), Jarod (Kyle Gallner), and Billy-Ray (Nicholas Braun) are 3 high school buddies in an unnamed southern state. Early on we see a religious cult, The Five-Pointers (led by Abin … Continue reading

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TrollHunter (2010, 103 minutes PG-13, subtitled) 4 out of 5 stars

Highly enjoyable import from Norway that falls into the often stale (hi Paranormal Activity) ‘found video footage‘ genre. The footage we’re presented with was supposedly found in 2008, and is of a group of film students who were documenting what, … Continue reading

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The Krays (1990, 119 minutes, Rated R) 2.5 out of 5 stars

Disapointing British gangster movie from the early nineties. This movie was fairly well-regarded when it came out, but it hasn’t aged well and didn’t do it for me at all. The movie is based on the true story of twin … Continue reading

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Super (2010, 96 minutes Rated R) 3 out of 5 stars

Dissapointing dark comedy (I guess, it’s not really funny) from writer/director James Gunn, starring Rainn Wilson as Frank, a meek, self-loathing diner cook turned crime-fighting sociopath. Think Falling Down meets Kick-Ass and not as good as either. Frank is married … Continue reading

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Valhalla Rising (2009, 93 minutes, Rated R) 2.5 stars out of 5

Bleak, brutal, bizarre, at times beautiful, and too often boring. Valhalla Rising follows the journey of One Eye (Mads Mikkelsen), a mute, one eyed (surprise!), Norse warrior. One Eye starts the movie as the prisoner of a group of Vikings. … Continue reading

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