Monthly Archives: Apr 2020

Extraction (2020) – Review

When a fearless mercenary called Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) and the crew supporting him decide to embark on one of the deadliest extraction operations of their careers, they quickly find out that there is much more to the mission than just rescuing the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international kingpin. When things start to get complicated, bodies start falling and moral decisions must be made. A really well-made action movie from Netflix with an incredible high tempo throughout.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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The Salvation (2014) – Review

Set in America during the late 1870’s, Jon Jensen (Mads Mikkelsen) finds himself intent on extracting revenge on the men responsible for the barbaric murder of his wife and young son. Fuelled with vengeance and very little help from authority and people around him, he begins realising that the killers are involved with a gang that rule the town, headed by Henry Delarue (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). A really good and relatively realistic western worthy of the ninety-two minute runtime.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Hang ‘Em High (1968) – Review

After a sinister gang of nine men accuse former Marshal Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood) of killing a rancher that owned the cattle he was transporting, they leave Cooper hanging from a tree and close to death. Upon being rescued and brought to Fort Smith, his innocence is eventually proven and Judge Fenton (Pat Hingle) invites Cooper to once again become a lawman and implement stricter rules and regulations in the area – a task Cooper is happy to take with the nine men that tried to take his life firmly in his sights. A really enjoyable and effective tale of revenge that is currently available on Netflix.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness – Review

Joe Exotic is a fascinating but extremely naive and misguided animal park boss that leads a wild cast of characters that include drug lords, con artists and cult leaders who all share a passion for large and exotic cats. This is a dark and extremely disturbing insight into some of the controversial big cat rivalry’s taking place in the United States.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Love. Wedding. Repeat (2020) – Review

When a group of friends find themselves at a beautiful, picturesque wedding in Rome, the bride’s brother, Jack (Sam Claflin), must ensure his sister’s big day goes as smoothly as planned after an angry and seemingly destructive ex-boyfriend arrives to cause chaos. He must do this while trying to juggle other troubling events that pop up too, while also attempting to find his happy ever after. A half decent production with a fairly unique premise, but probably not a movie that many will remember months from now.

Rating: 2 out of 5.
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Public Enemies (2009) – Review

Set in 1933, notorious bank robber, John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) and his fellow gang members are hunted by the FBI after Dillinger’s popularity begins to soar and their dangerous attacks become more frequent. Head of the FBI, Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup), is determined to stop the gang and tasks Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) to hunt and consequently eradicate the mob. A really interesting tale of cat and mouse played out as a feature film – certainly a good watch, despite the relatively long runtime.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Lying and Stealing (2019) – Review

Ivan (Theo James) is employed by a Greek criminal to steal art from the rich – he’s extremely talented at what he does and has great knowledge of the art he is tasked to steal, but ultimately, he wants out of the job. While trying to claw his way out of the situation he finds himself in, he meets and begins to work with an aspiring actress, Elyse (Emily Ratajkowski). As far as low budget time filling movies go, this probably isn’t the worst out there, despite the harsh critics given by some.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) – Review

Rupert Friend stars as Agent 47, an international hitman, identifiable only by the barcode tattoo on the back of his head that was given to him as a child. Engineered as an almost unstoppable and emotionless killing machine, Agent 47 is tasked with confronting and eliminating the leader of a syndicate that is trying to unlock the secrets behind Agent 47’s powers to harness and create a similar kind of assassin. Not exactly the Hitman some loyal fans know and love but it’s not the worst feature film on Netflix right now.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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