Single location drama centered around the unfolding paranoia of a rogue small-town militia group. A whodunnit as an ex-cop tries to uncover the perpetrator of a heinous act against local police. Tight, taut and captivating, this engages throughout. Another view here.
The second film doubles down on the body swap schtick by transporting the aging DeVito and Glover into the mix. Plenty of old people don’t understand modern tech gags and a similar standard of action as the original mean you won’t be disappointed. Fun.
A family of four con-artists worm their way into working for an affluent family. It all goes wrong. A smart take on capitalism, class and age division, yet despite the plaudits, never delivers a true gut punch leaving the viewer somewhat dissatisfied.
What if General Zod landed in Kansas instead of Kal-El? In a world of three hour epics, this super-antihero movie delivers a slim and well crafted piece of horror that asks that very question, and pleasantly, leaves you wanting more. Recommended. 🙂
Superior genre collision sees WW2 France become the setting for Nazi horror. This works mostly because it plays it straight throughout, lending a sense of weight to the schlocky second half. Great FX, excellent performances. One to watch, for sure.
A kidnapped daughter leads her brother to infiltrate the cult responsible. That sets the scene for an escalating series of events that has more in common with Evans’ VHS2 segment and the game Resident Evil 4. Recommended, but be prepared for madness.
Mash-up of Die Hard and The Towering Inferno; there’s little new here, but what there is is highly enjoyable as The Rock gets caught up in a revenge-heist in the world’s tallest building whilst it’s on fire. Well paced and decent popcorn fodder length. 😀
A restaurant enforcer had one job. Not doing that job leads to a chaotic sprawl of violence and revenge as he finds his life smashed apart by his gangster boss. This is a superior revenge flick, with great fight scenes and strong performances throughout.
When a secret agent’s fiance is horribly murdered, it triggers an ever spiralling cycle of violence between the killer and the agent. Pulling no punches, this is a dark and brutal film. Gory and unflinching, it’s still a riveting watch. Recommended.
A direct continuation of the story from 5 sees this move at breakneck pace. Cruise has never ran so much and the double crosses and face swapping are enjoyable as ever. Great stunts and frantic action scenes see the series staying on top form. Excellent.
Another review? Sure! Here’s Eamonn’s.