Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) Review

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) Review

Rivalling “Suicide Squad” for the worst editing of 2016, “Mechanic: Resurrection” is a confused and underwhelming mix of lush location footage and studio-bound cut scenes that feel more “That Riviera Touch” than a modern action thriller. The pseudo-Bond exotic location hopping feels arbitrary and slapped together in service of a plot that promises much more ..

Barely Lethal (2015) Review

Barely Lethal (2015) Review

A great cast and some genuinely fun ideas aren’t quite enough to lift this good natured action comedy above the pack. It tries really hard but it’s never going to be one of the cool kids. Prescott Academy – a secret government run school training girls from infancy to be superspies – sends its number ..

Escape From Planet Earth (2013) Review

Escape From Planet Earth (2013) Review

It’s taken just over a year for “Escape From Planet Earth” to open in the UK after its debut in the USA but has it been worth the wait? It’s the first theatrical release from Canadian animation outfit Rainmaker Entertainment, the studio behind “Beast Wars: Transformers” and those interminable straight to DVD “Barbie” movies. The ..

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) Review

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) Review

It’s taken nine years to summon up the courage to crawl back to Basin ‘Sin’ City, and the old town hasn’t changed much in the intervening years. Oh, sure, Clive Owen looks a lot like Josh Brolin now and I’m not sure Miho is the same (Jamie Chung replacing Devon Aoki) but the city still ..

Machete (2010) Review

Machete (2010) Review

Ah, that’s better. Leaving behind the pretensions of certain other films, “Machete” is a down and dirty, unabashedly fun and silly movie which single-handedly both redefines and subverts the genre of “Mexploitation”. Developed from a fake movie trailer created for the underwhelming grindhouse tribute double bill of Tarantino’s “Death Proof” and Robert Rodriguez’ “Planet Terror”, ..