Month: January 2013

Bullet to the Head

What makes Bullet to the Head such a disappointment is how lifeless and dull it is. Particularly as it’s directed by Walter Hill. The man who gave us great classics such as 48 Hours, The Warriors, Southern Comfort, Red Heat and Streets of Fire, sadly doesn’t deliver the goods in his first film in ten…

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The Last Stand

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, stepping away from his governor duties and straight back into action cinema (if you exclude the Expendables movies). Arnold plays the role of the an ageing sheriff of a small town on the border of Mexico. When a mexican drug lord is sprung out of prison and is heads for Mexico,…

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Zero Dark Thirty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAtWcvCxPhc Zero Dark Thirty started life as a fictional story set against the real-life hunt for Osama bin Laden, but when U.S Navy Seals shot him dead on the 2nd of May 2011, forced Kathryn Bigelow to re-write. It is to the films credit that you would not know from watching it. The story of…

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V/H/S

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axravRclWqk   The found footage horror film is a tried gimmick that is over 10 years old. When The Blair Witch Project came out in 1999, the idea was fresh and inventive, but now not a year goes by without at least three popping up each year. Only a few in recent memory (Chronicle, End…

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Django Unchained

I have mixed thoughts on Django Unchained. On on hand Quentin Tarantino’s take at a spaghetti western (although set in the south of America making a southern) Opening up to the theme from the 1966 Italian western Django by Roberto Fia, it nods at the source witch inspired it while tuckering the issue of slavery.…

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Gangster Squad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qilrVR0miPU Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling star in Gangster Squad, a throw back to the 1950’s police-gangster films in the same vein as The Untouchables and L.A Confidential. Based on a true story set in 1949 Los Angeles, Brolin plays police officer John O’Mara paced in charge by of a secret police force by police…

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