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  • The Commuter

    The Commuter

    ★★★

    Considering Liam Neeson is 84 years old he is very convincing when violently fighting various young men in close quarters, all of whom appear to have been trained in the mystical art of Vale tudo or some such exotic self defence technique. He also displays an amazing resistance to the, usually debilitating, effect of pepper spray. A cool little B flick for sure, ridiculous, fast paced and quite fun/tense. While a truly noble effort was made to keep thing rooted…

  • Inferno

    Inferno

    ★★½

    In celebration of Ron's recent resurgence, it was time to put a bit of classic Hollywood tosh back on the box, on DVD no less.

    Inferno is now officially my fifth favourite film boasting that namesake, after Argento and Van Damme's efforts, The Towering and The Green (not that I've seen it but I do love a good cannibal flick).

    Akin to the story of MI:2 just without the slow motion, motorbikes and cool hair, this slightly enjoyable potboiler has…

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  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    ★★★★½

    Harder, colder and blonder Martins Campbell's Bond reboot takes the franchise along a far more modern, believable and interesting path than the Brosnan years. While I seem to remember thinking the same thing about Goldeneye, Famke Janssen's thighs may have clouded my youthful judgment.

    There is however, no doubt that Casino Royal is a beast of an action movie. Fast paced and totally gripping with a revelatory performance from the usually dull Daniel Craig who gives England a 007 it…

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★½

    A third time watch confirms my suspicions that Skyfall is one of my favourite action films of recent years. The combination of talent and the level of expertise they bring to an established juggernaut like the Bond franchise is so impressive. I'm not a 007 aficionado so can't say where it ranks, or even if it beats Casino Royal, which I will be revisiting soon. What I can say is that Skyfall is beautiful. For Deakin's to lose out on…