I like it when Steven Seagal movies have three word titles, but Force of Execution doesn't quite work for me because I prefer it when there's a silent "Steven Seagal is" that goes in front of the title, like a secret pre-title. To rub salt in the wound there's a pre-title card that boldly states "Steven Seagal in", so it's like the filmmakers know they should be living up to great Stevie titles like Steven Seagal is Out for Justice or Steven Seagal is Cockpuncher, but they just couldn't get it together... [READ MORE]
Attack Force's cover features Steven Seagal's face awkwardly pasted onto someone else's body, and it also looks like Stevie's face has undergone some significant airbrushing. At first this might seem like a dubious practice, presenting potential viewers with something that's not quite Stevie to entice them in. However, on this occasion... [READ MORE]
The first time I saw Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers was on Joe Bob Brigg's Drive-In Theater, and Michelle Bauer was on as a guest. There was discussion of an early scene, and how much of her ended up on camera. The short version of this review is that this would be a spectacular Blu-ray release, but this key sequence has been compromised... [READ MORE]
At seventy, you'd be forgiven for thinking that director George Miller's best work is well behind him, but the stuff he delivers in Mad Max Fury Road, the fourth in the venerable Aussie apocalyptic action movie series, is the sort of work that should make modern action directors like your Michael Bays and those shaky-cam devotees hang their heads in shame... [READ MORE]
Matt Rossi (Tom Berenger), a former boxer who once killed an opponent in the ring, works for a talent agency that caters exotic dancers for the many Mafia-controlled strip clubs across New York City. Matt and his partner Nicky (Jack Scalia) are hounded by police detective Al Wheeler (Billy Dee Williams) when a psychopath begins randomly maiming... [READ MORE]
The Australian made sci-fi thriller Infini is now available to rent or buy on iTunes and other digital platforms, and to celebrate we're giving you the chance to win one of two sci-fi DVD prize packs thanks to Entertainment One. Each pack will contain 1 x Skyline DVD, 1 x Source Code DVD, and 1 x Europa Report DVD. Set in the dark reaches of space... [READ MORE]
I've long maintained that there are not enough horror movies based on American Indian folklore. Indians have awesome stories about all sorts of monsters, and yet these rich tapestries of tales go largely unused in cinema. Savaged is a movie that seems like it could've tied in to Indian legends, but mostly it's about a possession... [READ MORE]
Confession: I had never seen Manhunter, yet it was on my list of must-sees. Was it worth it? Short answer – Hell yes. Michael Mann’s Manhunter was the first introduction into the world of Hannibal Lecter (or Lecktor as it was in the film). With Red Dragon being made some 16 years later, Manhunter stands up as the better film version.... [READ MORE]
Infini, the Australian sci-fi thriller with shades of Alien and Event Horizon, will land on digital platforms tomorrow, and Entertainment One has teased us with a couple of exclusive clips that you can watch below. In the second feature from Director Shane Abbess (Gabriel), Daniel MacPherson stars as Whit Carmichael, the lone survivor of a freak incident... [READ MORE]
To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Joe Lynch's Everly, Digital Retribution is giving you the chance to win 1 of 4 DVDs! Prostitute-turned-informant Everly (Salma Hayek – From Dusk 'till Dawn) has an axe to grind - and that’s only one of the weapons she has in her arsenal. Trapped in a high-rise apartment with a price on her head... [READ MORE]
It's the dawn of the disco era in New York, and one man finds himself really struggling with this new style of music. Hearing disco tunes sends him into a trance, and if he finds himself in a Steve Guttenberg type situation where the music can't be stopped, things get ugly. Taking a cue from Silent Night, Deadly Night he puts himself in a situation... [READ MORE]
Japanese director Sion Sono has, with Why Don't You Play In Hell?, merged his distinctive cinematic style (sudden and shocking acts of violence, classical music, ultra-weird characters, an extremely off-kilter sense of humour) with his fondness for Japanese and Chinese cinema in this bloody, off-the-wall meta-joke. It's one of the most explicitly entertaining... [READ MORE]
Never bet against a man with a killer hand. Directed by Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2) and starring Jason Statham, Michael Angarano and Sofía Vergara , Wild Card is out now on DVD and Blu-ray, and thanks to Roadshow Entertainment we've got four DVD's to give away! Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard.... [READ MORE]
I don't feel hugely nostalgic about the VHS era, mostly because I was immediately ready to abandon the format as soon as I had an option that didn't require rewinding. One thing I do miss, though, are the lurid video covers I remember from my youth. I would spend entire visits to the video store gazing longingly at titles whose artwork... [READ MORE]
What's in a name? That great bastion of philosophy, The Simpsons, once proposed that a person's name could predestine what sort of person he or she would be. If that's true, then the lead character in WolfCop was inevitably going to be a werewolf one day. Lou Garou is an alcoholic cop barely keeping his life together. He spends his shifts drunk.. [READ MORE]
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