Mad Max: Fury Road

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Thirty years after “Beyond Thunderdome” Max Rockatansky is back, in a reboot or sequel or neither, and he’s madder than ever. George Miller’s “Fury Road” is the film that came barreling out of the desert, horns blaring, and yet still managed to take everyone by surprise. It blows away any other blockbuster released this year, obliterates it, and then some!

Without a doubt, the best, most fun film of 2015.

In “Fury Road”, Max (Tom Hardy) is captured by a wasteland gang called Warboys, lead by Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Their runaway commander Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) has stolen Immortan Joe’s […] Continue Reading…

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Kill Me Three Times

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Kriv Stenders’ “Kill Me Three Times” is a Tarantinoish film set in the sparsely populated Australian west. Simon Pegg’s name is here to draw viewers, and the rest of the cast consisting of Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer and Thor’s older brother Luke Hemsworth is not to dismiss.

The film opens with beautiful scenery, the obligatory cool scene to showcase Pegg’s badassery, followed by catchy instrumental rock soundtrack, and a non-linear storyline. So far, nothing new, nothing really exciting. Unfortunately, that’s what “Kill Me Three Times” stays until the end. Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, a contract killer hired to, […] Continue Reading…

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Leonard Nimoy (1931 – 2015)

R.I.P.

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Can James Wan Do It?

Director James Wan has his work cut out for him. Justin Lin has been the one directing the The Fast and The Furious franchise films since Tokyo Drift. He has found great success in each of these films. Lin decided not to take on the accelerated schedule of Furious 7, because he didn’t want a crunched timeline to affect his product. Wan is known mostly for horror and thriller films. In light of this, Furious 7 may be a bit more edgy than the previous installments. Wan is known for films such as Saw and Insidious: Chapter 2.

Concerning the […] Continue Reading…

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Taken 3

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“Taken” was one of the biggest positive surprises of 2009, certainly in the action genre. Liam Neeson, Luc Besson & R. M. Kamen and Pierre Morel actually made a PG-13 actioner that managed to be immensely fun and draw massive box office numbers. The sequel was silly to say the least, and certainly a step down in every aspect. And then here comes “Taken 3″ (or “Tak3n”; I’ll leave you a moment or two to cringe).

Now, the trailers to “Taken 3″ were fairly bombastic, promising a lot. The final product, unfortunately, is a world class piece of crap. Pierre […] Continue Reading…

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