Tag: Sequel

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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…

Rupan Sansei: Kariosutoro no Shiro (The Castle of Cagliostro) [1979]

Rupan Sansei: Kariosutoro no Shiro (The Castle of Cagliostro) was Japanese animation superstar Hayao Miyazaki’s first directorial feature, and the second Lupin III film. The television series (and…

Alpha Papa (Alan Partridge) [2013]

Alpha Papa, like so many other comedy-series-turned-feature-length films, is entertaining but ultimately feels unworthy of the big screen format. Steve Coogan reprises his role as Alan Partridge, and…

Thor: The Dark World [2013]

I watched Thor: The Dark World in two sittings and must have unintentionally timed the pause to perfection: the first half of this film was slow and stupid;…

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [2013]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire supplies on everything that was promised but not delivered the first film: namely, a dull, simple, melodramatic YA yawn-fest with too much muted…

The Colo[u]r of Money [1986]

This isn’t much of a review, but then again it isn’t much of a film. Basically, Martin Scorsese, in a rare prophetic case of one of his early…

Lucky Luke [2009]

Jean Dujardin stars in the eponymous role in this comic book (or BD if you’re French) adaptation of the Belgian French series by Morris (and later, with Gosciny)….

Fist of the North Star [1995]

Fist of the North Star is based on the classic and rather well-known Japanese Manga (the term for Japanese comics), Hokuto No Ken, that ran from 1983-88 in…

Conan the Destroyer [1984]

Two years later and commercially much more successful than the first film, Conan the Destroyer had a much higher budget than its predecessor. Sadly, it isn’t nearly as…

The Dark Knight Rises [2012]

Let’s face it, the first new Batman movie wasn’t all that good. The baddy (Scarecrow, played by Cillian Murphy) was refreshing, but only until you realised that he…