Tag: michelle rodriguez

The Fate of the Furious (2017)
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The Fate of the Furious (2017)

It has been 16 years since The Fast & the Furious prompted one of the most successful film series of all time. The simple premise of an undercover cop investigating a street-racing criminal has evolved into an ever-expanding franchise with surprisingly entertaining cameos, ridiculous stunts, and indulgent high-speed car chases. […]

TIFF 2016 – (re)Assignment (2016)
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TIFF 2016 – (re)Assignment (2016)

When there’s nothing else to sell, an attention grabbing concept is the way forward. That’s exactly where (re)Assignment goes with its trans-community and general decency baiting set-up. It’s also a wash-out, the initial shock fading early in the running time, leaving a limp and remarkably dour revenge thriller to struggle […]

DVD Review

Machete Kills (2013)

Machete don’t tweet. Machete kills. Robert Rodriguez’s career has got ”action comedy” written all over it. Desperado (1995) was a memorable and promising breakthrough for him, which he even surpassed, in this reviewer’s opinion, with the sequel, Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), and also with the noir comic […]

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Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast cars, muscular men and attractive women. It’s not hard to see the main appeal of the Fast & Furious movies, but I have to admit that it’s rare for a franchise to somehow keep managing to step things up a gear (no pun intended) with each subsequent instalment. While […]

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Fast & Furious 6

Just as fast, only rich now Six iterations of the high speed car series Fast & Furious and it still doesn’t seem tired at all. Its appeal seems to be its soulful machismo, and the way however spectacular the caper, these are just guys who love cars and their babes. And […]

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Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

When the fifth instalment of a struggling film franchise was about to go into production in 2010, there was skepticism as to whether it can keep the series alive, not to mention improve its efforts with film fans and the demanding box office. However, a bigger budget and the introduction […]

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Resident Evil:Retribution (2012)

Three things in life are certain. Death, taxes and the thundering inevitability of a new Resident Evil movie every couple of years. I’ll begin by admitting something that the previous sentence probably already made clear, I’m not a fan of this increasingly dog-eared franchise, and I’m even less enamoured with […]

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Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Let me be quite clear as I start off this review, whenever I see a Resident Evil movie I know that I only have myself to blame when I walk out, cursing to the heavens. Paul W. S. Anderson isn’t a good film-maker but he sometimes makes entertaining nonsense (I […]

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Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

Do I go through this review trying not to mention Skyline? Whoops, too late. Oh well, it’s not the first time that two big movies have been released so close to each other with the same themes. It is the first time I can recall both options being so poor […]

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Machete (2010)

Robert Rodriguez has certainly come a long way since selling some of his blood to help finance El Mariachi, his energetic and impressive debut but in many ways he’s also not moved forward at all. Many will see that as a bad thing but I don’t. From the first moment […]