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  • Double Dragon

    Double Dragon

    ★★★

    I harboured needless concerns that this might suck plumbs but true to its namesake, Double D is the best (ish) slice of entertainment a young fella could hope for, yessiree!

    So. Many. Cool. Influences:

    Robocop, Lawnmower Man, TMNT, Mad Max, Bad Taste, Escape From New York, Warriors, Fist of the North Star, Prayer of the Roller Boys, Story of Rikki...

    So. Many. Cool. Faces:

    Alyissa Milano, Mark Dacascos, Robert Patrick, George Hamilton, Nils Allen Stewart, Al Leong, Jeff Imada, Michael…

  • Conan the Destroyer

    Conan the Destroyer

    ★★★½

    Back when sequels were seemingly designed to suck on purpose, Conan the Destroyer does its best to do everything that the original did, only much worse. And for that, its a roaring success. Obvious problems are the casting of Wilt Chamberlain, Tracey Walter, Sarah Douglas, Olivia d'Abo, Pat Roach and even, the wonderfully monikered, Ferdy Mayne who are all uniformly awful, charmingly so one might opine.

    However, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a beast and its a joy and a privilege to…

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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…