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  • Death Race 2008

    ★★★ Watched 15 Dec, 2011

    Incredibly stupid, but entertaining action flick. The talents of Ian McShane and Joan Allen are wasted, obviously, but it is cool to see them in this type of movie.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011

    ★★★ Watched 14 Dec, 2011

    This fourth installment in the M:I series plays out as one long action sequence, with tidbits of story in between. The script left much to be desired. The story is rather weak, the villain isn't memorable and Jeremy Renner seems out of place in this movie. Paula Patton didn't convince me. The movie lacks an emotional stake for the characters to do what they must. You just can't connect with them.


    That said, the action is top notch. The chase…

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  • Fireworks 1997

    ★★★★★ Added 2

    One of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. Kitano is brilliant in front of and behind the camera. Joe Hisaishi's lyrical score is moving. The story of a violent, tormented man in search redemption is presented in a unique way.

    With its small, unsuspected touches of humour and its delicate representation of love and damaged relationships, I was enthralled from start to finish. The ending hits hard and will stay with you.

    Flashes of violence mix up well with the overall gentle tone.

    Superb cinema.

  • Ghosts of Mars 2001

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    I love John Carpenter as much as the nex guy. Heck, I find 'Halloween' and 'The thing' to be two of the very best horror movies of all time. But I think he totally dropped the ball on this one. Just a pumped-up, idiotic excuses for a horror thriller. The villain is a beefed Marilyn Manson look-a-like who wreak havoc on Mars. It has Ice Cube and Natasha Henstridge. And no excitement at all.

    Yawn.