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Rambo: Last Blood

Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/21/19
Last Blood - Review

"I've lived in a world of death. I've watched people I've loved die. Some fast with a bullet, some not enough left to bury."

'Last Blood' feels incredibly uneven with it being the "finale". I put that in quote as Stallone has said he's open to continue playing the character if the movie is successful.

However, the overall conclusion was lacking in my opinion.

Despite what critics have said, this is nowhere near as gory as Rambo 4, but not to say this movie isn't brutal, because it's …

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 09/20/19

The immersive and authentic "Mud" follows a mysterious loner on the run from the law and a naive teen with a lot to learn about love and trust.

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Anna (2019)

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/20/19
Nikita Redux Still Entertains

While Luc Besson doesn't have a perfect track record when it comes to his films, one thing he does right time and time again is gritty action. Anna may seem a bit too familiar for some - it shares much in common with the film that really put him on the map: La Femme Nikita, but give him credit - just because he goes back to the well, doesn't mean the taste isn't just as sweet.

Besson is also responsible for two films I consider near the top of the respective genres in Leon (The …

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Decision at Sundown

Indyfreak - wrote on 09/19/19

Disappointing entry in the series of Buds Boetticher-Randolp Scott westerns. The central conflict is that Scott’s too obtuse to admit that he had an unfaithful wife. Meanwhile the other characters are too nebulous to explain anything important. John Archer is the only remotely likable character in the cast. It doesn’t look cheap but it is a tiresome sit once the idiot plot unfolds.

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The Dead Don't Die (2019)

ikkegoemikke - wrote on 09/18/19
Not exactly horror but they used my kind of humor.

This isn’t gonna end well.

Life is full of surprises. First of all, the location where I saw this film. I thought it was a unique experience. I watched “The dead don’t die” outdoors in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. And yes, this is something I don’t do too often. To be honest it’s the second time that I watch a film under a starry sky. The first time, however, I guess the budget was a slight problem. The screen wasn’t exactly resistant to the wind. The result was that in …

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Ready Player One

Yojimbo - wrote on 09/17/19
"Ready Player One" by Yoijimbo

In a near-future world where the disenfranchised and downtrodden spend all of their time in a virtual reality gaming system, an ordinary kid attempts to solve three challenges that will give the winner ultimate control over both it and the most powerful corporation in the world.

Steven Spielberg's latest fantasy opus is essentially Charlie and The Chocolate Factory for the digital generation. The most obvious reference points are The Matrix, except the population are absorbed into the …

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Cold Pursuit

Rod - wrote on 09/17/19

This was a pleasant surprise. 15 minutes in and I was like "an action film with a Taken vibe". Then suddenly i sensed this comedic layer of the film that was awkward and a bit bland. But humor was consistent, enough for its direction to be really really interesting. Also, the use of title cards as plot device was really awesome. A character dies in like every 10 minutes and this kind of rhythm was sustained until ***SPOILER ALERT*** the cross fire in the end. A classic revenge-mistaken …

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Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood

SIngli6 - wrote on 09/10/19

Quentin Tarantino has gone too far this time. Just play L.A. Noire and put on some 60's tunes during the driving sections and you would have Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. This is why auteurs have such a bad name these days!

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Deep Red ( Profondo rosso )

Stoney McStonerson - wrote on 09/10/19

Somewhat stylish with suspenseful moments and cool early slasher/genre kills with a hilariously awesome later one are not quite enough to offset some strainful acting and a heavy driving soundtrack that weaves between a 70's funky beat to almost becoming a comical side character.
It sometimes takes away from the story.
Good for it's time but lacks the quality to rival Argento's Suspiria.

My grade 2 1/2 Joints

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Aladdin (2019)

Cavernstones - wrote on 09/05/19
Not enough street cred for street rat and Genie

No. Just no. Will Smith may be a great artist as he does have great charm, but he is seriously miscast here. His lack of singing talent combined with the first half of the movie where he was trying too hard to make it his own role derailed some of the magic this film may have generated. Maybe Disney was trying to target a younger audience than the original animated movie, because those under 13 likely don't care about that blatant street American sounding of the lines. Jafar also never really …

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