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On this day last year came a buddy cop film from director Michael Dowse, best known for helming the 2011 cult film Goon, that put Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani into the standard archetypal roles one would expect to see within the action comedy genre. Stuber follows a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Nanjiani) being forced by aggressive LAPD detective Vic Manning (Bautista) to drive him around town to catch notorious drug lord Oka Tedjo (Iko Uwais). For Vic it's…
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It’s no surprise Guardians of the Galaxy wowed audiences after its release, so of course a sequel was granted to continue the ongoing adventures of these unlikely heroes. James Gunn returns as director and writer, this time having full creative control on what he wanted these characters to go through on their next journey and made it colorful, idiosyncratic, and all around goofy while retaining the right amount of drama. After rewatching it on Blu-ray today, it's not as fresh…
After making a name for himself in Hong Kong with The Killer (1989) and Hard-Boiled (1992), John Woo emigrated to the U.S. to try his hand at making films for American audiences. His second Hollywood film Broken Arrow (1996) became a huge success and after stumbling upon a screenplay written by Michael Colleary and Mike Werb that was shopped around to many studios as early as 1990, Woo was interested and signed on. This resulted in what has gone down…