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Tuesday, March 25 2008

The Perfect Lean, Mean, Macho Machine

The Die Hard series is a true rollercoaster of visual excesses guaranteed to raise the viewer’s adrenaline levels – while invoking intriguing ideological and cultural subtexts that deal with race, gender, masculinity, and social anxieties.


Reviews

Tuesday, February 19 2013

'Prison: The Collector's Edition' Is a Fine Reissue of the 1988 Viggo Mortensen Horror Nugget

What's more dangerous than a convicted criminal with nothing to lose? The answer: a convicted criminal's ghost who has already lost everything. Pass the popcorn, please.


Thursday, August 27 2009

Cutthroat Island

Here is a movie that bankrupted a studio; killed, wounded, or paralyzed a lot of careers; and left the pirate movie subgenre for dead


Sunday, June 1 2008

Cleaner

Director Harlin's cinematic GPA constantly dips over and under the line between B-movie bliss and C-movie oblivion.


Monday, January 15 2007

The Covenant (2006)

All the stuff that should be cool feels only listless.


Wednesday, September 28 2005

Mindhunters (2004)

While the accumulating bodies and declarations of motive are unclever, Mindhunters does make good (if not quite enough) use of LL Cool J.


Blogs

Saturday, July 4 2009

12 Rounds - Extreme Cut (2009): Blu-ray

What, exactly, happened to Renny Harlin? How did he go from hotshot newbie with an entire career before him to a cinematic afterthought left to


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