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Review – The Raid 2

Take The Raid: Redemption, possibly the greatest action movie ever made, and add in a plot that is part The Godfather and part The Departed and you’ve got The Raid 2, without question the undisputed best action movie sequel ever. Well, until The Raid 3 arrives… For now, fans of the first installment can […]

Review: The Lone Ranger

THE LONE RANGER Director: Gore Verbinski Cast:  Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter Genre: Action, Adventure Run Time: 149 mins Opens: 4 July 2013 Rating: PG13 (Some Violence) Long before Chuck Norris swaggered across the small screen as Texas Ranger Sgt. Cordell Walker, another had […]

Review: World War Z

WORLD WAR Z Director: Marc Forster Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Fana Mokoena Genre: Action, Horror Run Time: 116 mins Opens: 20 June 2013 Rating: PG13 (Violence and Some Intense Sequences)   Hollywood, and by extension the film-going public, has long been fascinated with ways the world could come to an […]

Movie Review: Fast & Furious 6

FAST & FURIOUS 6 Director: Justin Lin Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Luke Evans Genre: Action, Thriller Run Time: 130 mins Opens: 23 May 2013 Rating: PG13 (Violence And Some Coarse Language) Back in 2001, was there anybody who thought that a movie that was essentially “Point Break with underground street racing” […]

Iron Man 3 review

IRON MAN 3 2013 Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle Directed by: Shane Black     In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that this reviewer is more of a DC Comics fan than a Marvel one. That said, he hasn’t missed a single one of […]

Oblivion

OBLIVION 2013 Starring: Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman Directed by: Joseph Kosinski               Joseph Kosinski was the man who took us back to the grid with 2010’s Tron: Legacy. While remaining in the sci-fi realm, he heads in another direction, bringing audiences a post-apocalyptic vision of Earth where the last man left is […]

G.I. Joe: Retaliation – 2nd review

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION 2013 Starring: Dwayne Johnson, DJ Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, Bruce Willis Directed by: Jon M. Chu Don’t call them dolls. They may be made in China and primarily out of ABS plastic, but that won’t change the fact that G.I. Joes are real American heroes. For many, these action figures are […]

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE Director: Don Scardino Cast: Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey Genre: Comedy Run Time: 100 mins Opens: 14 March 2013 Rating: PG13 (Some Drug References and Coarse Language) There is much drama to be mined from the world of magic. There’s a sort of romanticism, danger, and mystique associated […]

Bullet to the Head

BULLET TO THE HEAD Director: Walter Hill Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Jason Momoa Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller Run Time: 91 mins   “Revenge never gets old,” goes the tagline for this film. The soon-to-be-released The Last Stand, headlined by Stallone’s old rival Arnold Schwarzenegger, has the tagline “retirement is for sissies” That’s right, the selling […]

Zero Dark Thirty

ZERO DARK THIRTY Director: Kathryn Bigelow Cast: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Mark Strong Genre: Action, Thriller Run Time: 157 mins What happens after the most wanted man in the world is killed? Apparently, there’s still a lot of “wanting” to go around. The public wants details, answers – the world was instantly clamouring […]

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