[Movie Review] Kill Switch

Starring: Steven Seagal, Isaac Hayes, Holly Elissa Dignard, Chris Thomas King, Michael Filipowich, Mark Collie Director: Jeff King Genre: Action Cert: 18 Released: 2008 Bearing in mind that Steven Seagal is 57 years old I should probably cut the guy a bit of slack.  But one look at Bruce Willis (54), Dolph Lundgren (51) and […]

[Movie Review] The Condemned

Starring: Steve Austin, Vinnie Jones, Robert Mammone, Tory Mussett, Rick Hoffman Director: Scott Wiper Genre: Action Cert: 18 Released: 2007 Dropping ten death row inmates on an island and giving them thirty hours to slaughter each other sounds like it’s the last thing that network television would choose to cover. With that in mind the […]

[Movie Review] Rambo

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Paul Schulze Director: Sylvester Stallone Genre: Action Cert: 18 Released: 2007    I’m thankful that the Rambo franchise pretty much passed me by in the eighties.  “First Blood” (1982), “Rambo: First Blood Part II” (1985) and “Rambo III” (1988) show a troubling trajectory on review sites […]

[Movie Review] Outlaw

Starring: Sean Bean, Bob Hoskins, Danny Dyer Director: Nick Love Genre: Drama Cert: 18 Released: 2007 Nick Love follows up his violent football drama “The Football Factory” with “Outlaw”, a further look at society’s moral decay and the reaction it provokes from seemingly up-standing citizens.   The film separately follows several different characters subjected to […]

[Movie Review] Momentum

Starring: Louis Gossett Jr, Teri Hatcher, Zach Galligan, Grayson McCouch Director: James Seale Genre: Thriller Cert: 18 Released: 2003 Zachary Shefford (Grayson McCouch – honestly, that’s his name) doesn’t like to use his telekinetik powers but relents in order to foil a hold-up at his local convenience store. The store’s security camera, which shows him […]

[Movie Review] The Marine

Starring: John Cena, Robert Patrick, Kelly Carlson, Anthony Ray Parker Director: John Bonito Genre: Action Cert: 15 Released: 2006 John Triton (Cena) is an active US marine who, rather than wait for the agreed backup, bursts in to an Al Qaeda hideout in Iraq, kills about 9 insurgents and frees three fellow marines. Although this […]

[Movie Review] Minority Report

Starring: Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Colin Farrell, Steve Harris, Kathryn Morris, Samantha Morton Director: Steven Spielberg Genre: Thriller Cert: 12 Released: 2002 It’s not often that Spielberg treads thin critical ice (no, I didn’t watch “Hook”). So when the dream hook-up of Spielberg and Cruise was announced last year, saliva was generated in record […]

[Movie Review] Payback

Starring: Mel Gibson, David Paymer, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, William Devane, Lucy Liu, Kris Kristofferson Director: Brian Helgeland Genre: Action Cert: 18 Released: 1999 Double-crossed criminal, Porter (Gibson – “What Women Want”, “The Patriot”, “Conspiracy Theory”, “Ransom”), left for dead by his partner, Val (Henry – “Star Trek: Insurrection”, “Raising Cain”), returns to claim back […]

[Movie Review] Swordfish

Starring: John Travolta, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones, Sam Shepard Director: Dominic Sena Genre: Action Cert: 18 Released: 2001 It’s easy to like John Travolta. Ever since his inspired comeback in 1994’s “Pulp Fiction”, he’s received acclaim for his turns in “Get Shorty”, “Face/Off” and “Primary Colors”. Of course there’s also been […]

[Movie Review] Training Day

Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Dr Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg Director: Antoine Fuqua Genre: Thriller Cert: 15 Released: 2001 Denzel has done it again, and Ethan has done it for the first time. Both men are nominated for Academy Awards for their respective performances in good cop/bad copy thriller, “Training Day”. […]