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  • 6 Bullets

    6 Bullets 2012

    ★★★ Watched 26 Jul, 2016

    Things ain't looking good at the beginning of this movie - after a portentious (and unattributed) title-screen quote about the cheapness of human life, it's got Van Damme, apparently roofie-ing a drink, while wearing an absolutely unacceptable fake beard and disguise glasses.

    Things play out as you'd probably expect if you're paying attention, but upend expectations in minor ways like how it really is a fake beard and disguise glasses. It does involve killing a bunch of guys, mostly by…

  • Momentum

    Momentum 2015

    Watched 26 Jul, 2016

    Olga Kurylenko has a certain quiet, sexy star power that somehow has managed to remain largely untapped, surfacing occasionally in high-profile movies that either flop or are generally hated, mostly seen in movies like this.

    Momentum is one of those barely-thought-through movies which don't have action setpieces so much as a frantic handwave at the camera, desperately trying to distract from how not ready for production this is.

    This is evident from the beginning, during a daytime bank robbery. Every…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 May, 2015 2

    George Miller had been talking about this - or at least, had been persistently asked about it in interviews - for like twenty years now, and I don't know what's different about now that he finally got around to making it but I'm glad he did. The response on this has been gobsmacking, though I was willing to chalk a fair bit of it up to Peak Gen-X Nostalgia, and it coming at a good time to be heralded as…

  • The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

    The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) 2015

    Watched 25 Jan, 2016

    Tom Six, like a lot of people whose art is childishly offensive and basically stupid, considers himself a warrior for free speech. (o, how hard he fights. On Twitter.) He dresses like the French guy in Raiders Of The Lost Ark and has so far shown the world exactly one idea, which he's flogged out for three movies now. I am caught between befuddlement and admiration.

    This third gulp at the can dispenses with the dropout-Cronenberg medical horror of the…