Free Fire: An Object Lesson in The Value of Professionalism; This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Review)

Free Fire: An Object Lesson in The Value of Professionalism; This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Review)

I’m not a Tarantino fan.  While Reservoir Dogs (to name a move completely at random) was a great film, I did not like it. It’s not my genre.  I tell you this for the sake of context – I’m not the correct person to watch or like a movie like Free Fire. So if at times during this review I come across as unduly critical or harsh, that’s probably only because Free Fire wasn’t a campy homoerotic sci-fi thriller/comedy (like if Magic Mike and Guardians of the Galaxy had a baby and it was also a musical) Read more

Free Fire: Reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs [Review]

Free Fire: Reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs [Review]

Action-comedy is a genre that walks a fine line; too far in one direction and the other can falter.  The result is either a funny movie with some action or an action movie with some cheesy one liners. Recent movies like Kingsmen: The Secret Service or Kick-Ass are prime examples of the perfect blend of entertaining action and hearty laughs. That sometimes can work or be a misfire, but those elements culminate in a perfect blend for Ben Wheatley’s latest directorial effort Free Fire. Read more

Hardcore Henry: Exciting as Hell – The Fastest Paced Movie I’ve Ever Seen [Review]

Hardcore Henry: Exciting as Hell – The Fastest Paced Movie I’ve Ever Seen [Review]

I see what you were doing there, Hardcore Henry.  First Person Shooter as a movie genre is fairly original, I have to say.  And as a proof of concept, it works, it really does:  the FPS plot can be adapted to a movie.  Well done.  But it didn’t really work for me, possibly because I’m really, really old.  But possibly also because watching this movie is exactly like watching someone else play through an entire video game flawlessly but, despite the hundreds of hours of gameplay he must have devoted to being able to do this (without dying once), inexplicably refuses to skip the cutscenes.  I spent the entire movie unable to shake the feeling that I was waiting for my turn to play. Read more

Hardcore Henry: Sharlto Copley is Our Tour-guide Through Pandemonium [Review]

Hardcore Henry: Sharlto Copley is Our Tour-guide Through Pandemonium [Review]

From STX Entertainment, director Ilya Naishuller and produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) comes the first person shooter film Hardcore Henry. Starring Sharlto Copley (District 9), Danila Kozlovsky (Vampire Academy), and Haley Bennett (The Equalizer), the film made it’s debut at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness and was released nationwide April 8th.

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Update: New Trailer & Poster for Hardcore Henry – The Insane First-Person Shooter Movie

Update: New Trailer & Poster for Hardcore Henry – The Insane First-Person Shooter Movie

From STX Entertainment, director Ilya Naishuller and produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) comes the first person shooter film Hardcore Henry. Starring Sharlto Copley (District 9), Danila Kozlovsky (Vampire Academy), and Haley Bennett (The Equalizer), the film made it’s debut at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness and is targeting a wide release April 8th.

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The Awesome Hardcore Trailer Unleashes Cinema’s First Person Shooter On The Masses

The Awesome Hardcore Trailer Unleashes Cinema’s First Person Shooter On The Masses

From director Ilya Naishuller and produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) comes the first person shooter film Hardcore. Starring Sharlto Copley (District 9), Danila Kozlovsky (Vampire Academy), and Haley Bennett (The Equalizer), the film made it’s debut at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness with no wide release targeted at this time.

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