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Largo Winch [2008]

The past ten years feels like it has contained a proliferation of big budget French films based on classic BDs (bande dessinée) or French-language comics. It’s not strictly…

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Hercules [2014]

Hercules directed by Brett Ratner (the Rush Hour series, 21 [2008], Horrible Bosses [2011]), and starring The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) is a forgettable Sword & Sorcery (Sandal) action…

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [2014]

I tried. I really did. I said I would. A friend of mine asked me to because he knew how bad it was, and knew the potential for…

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Transformers: Age of Extinction [2014]

I had hoped that Marky Mark’s action film sensibilities may mean that the fourth installment of the chronically shit, Michael Bay, film-based-on-toys (seriously when has a film based…

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47 Ronin [2013]

[Alternate Title]: Why even though 47 Ronin is a horrendous film that (at the time of writing) rates second all time for most money lost at the box…

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Goemul (The Host) [2006]

The best thing about Korean cinema in general, and Bong Joon-ho’s Goemul (The Host) [2006], is the blatant genre-bending and general disregard for cinematic rules that we, as…

Son of a Gun [2014]

The feature-length debut film by director Julius Avery (who won a Cannes Jury Prize for his short, Jerrycan, in 2008), Son of a Gun, is an Australian crime…

Edge of Tomorrow [2014]

As long as you don’t spend too much time thinking about it, the latest Tom Cruise action sci fi (the poor casting of 52-year-old Tom Cruise and Action together…

The Wolverine [2013]

I had forgotten that I’d even seen this film until writing the review for the latest X-Men film, Days of Future Past [2014]. The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) (also…

X-Men: Days of Future Past [2014]

Sometimes it’s really hard to come up with more than a couple of sentences in a film review. Usually (as is the case here), it’s because the film…