Kite

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The original “Kite” was a Japanese animated movie. Since it came out in 1998 it has garnered quite a cult (albeit also underground) status due to its graphic depiction of blood, violence, and – ta-da! – sex (consensual or otherwise) involving minors. Unlike other hentai films, “Kite” was made different it was primarily a crime drama, with fleshed-out characters and a story that wasn’t just an excuse to feature a sex scene every few minutes. So, it did come as a surprise when I learned of the American remake. American. Remake. Of “Kite”. Of all other animated films at [...] Continue Reading…

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Mercenaries

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Our beloved Asylum gives us the unofficial female version of “The Expendables” before the announced “The Expendabelles”. “Mercenaries” stars Zoe Bell, Kristanna Loken, Vivica A. Fox, Cytnhia Rothrock and Briggite Nielsen – and it’s better than “EX3″ if we’re being honest. If we’re comparing, and we are, the quality of the script’s a about the same, the amount of silliness likewise, the acting’s more or less equal, only “Mercenaries” had a fraction of “EX3″ budget and roughly the same quantity of bad CGI. Only, “Mercenaries” kicked “EX3″ ass where it matters the most: in the action department.

The reason for [...] Continue Reading…

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Green Street 3: Never Back Down

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You do not have to see “Green Street” or “Green Street 2″ in order to enjoy “Green Street 3″. “GS3″ is pretty much standalone; so much, in fact, that people say it shouldn’t even have the title “GS3″. Either way, it has Scott Adkins, and he kicks ass. But that doesn’t come as much of a surprise, now does it?

Adkins is Danny, an ex-hooligan/firm leader and martial artist who’s now making his living by running his own gym/dojo. Devastating news shakes him and brings him back to his old neighborhood: the death of his younger brother under suspicious circumstances [...] Continue Reading…

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Ninja: Shadow of a Tear

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In 2009, “Ninja” came truly like its name suggests: silently from the shadows and without pomp. To me personally, it was a truly awesome B-flick, an amazing homage to the cheesy 80s ninja action films. Now, four years later, came the sequel “Ninja: Shadow of a Tear”. Scott Adkins reprises his role as Casey, who is now married to Namiko (Mika Hijii). Aaaaand she is murdered. Aaaaaand he goes on a vengeful killing spree. That’s about it regarding the plot. We really didn’t need anything more, did we now?

No. Because these films are meant to be simple and give [...] Continue Reading…

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Rampage: Capital Punishment

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Uwe Boll is NOT the worst director in the world. Yet that’s his reputation, and it won’t go away. In 2009, however, he made “Rampage”. It was the first of Uwe’s films not to be universally panned by critics and audiences. It was a wonderfully sick action film, with the bad guy as the main character – who’s also crazy to boot – and pulling no punches whatsoever. While the bodycount wasn’t the highest in film history, the whole circumstance was deemed pretty disturbing.

Now, after that massacre Bill Williamson (Brendan Fletcher) is back. He has a plan to change [...] Continue Reading…

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