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  • The Sadness

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    β˜…β˜…Β½

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  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    β€œHey, John, that was a pretty good fight, huh?”

    Near the end of the first act a battered and bruised Wick is getting his first chance to breath without the incoming threat of combat, walking through the backs stage dressing rooms of some kind of ballet-assassin school. We pause for a moment as John glances over as one of the trainees rips her chewed up toenail off her bloody, marred toe.

    Art is pain.

    Stahelski and company put their blood,…

  • Mission: Impossible II

    Mission: Impossible II

    β€œThis is not mission difficult, Mr. Hunt, it's mission impossible. Difficult should be a walk in the park for you.”

    Usually labeled β€œthe worst Mission Impossible movie”, M:I-2, 2000’s highest grossing action film, works perfectly as a capstone to 90’s action cinema. John Woo infuses the film with all of his signature trade marks and uses Tom Cruise as his American Cho Yun-Fat stand in to be the duel wielding catalyst for the action, filling into those shoes with ease.…

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  • The Sadness

    The Sadness

    Loses a little steam by the end, but this thing is gnarly and mean.

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    β˜…β˜…Β½

    Man, this didn’t really work for me and I’m kinda bummed about it. It has a interesting premise, a Cage performance that’s committed to the bit, and a really fun Pascal performance, but it’s wrapped in a pretry lazy and rather bland action flick and it barely brushes against the ideas presented in its premise. Really fun when it’s just Cage and Pascal hanging out, talking about movies and the former’s career, but there is just too much other noise around all of it.

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