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Sweet Karma

June 16, 2011

 Sweet Karma

Sweet Karma (2009) attempts to do what Eastern Promises (2007) did for the Russian mafia in England, only by setting it in Toronto, Canada, and with a smaller budget and minus the big name talent. So, instead of Naomi Watts, this film has Playboy Playmate... 

Pale Flower: Criterion Collection

June 13, 2011

 Pale Flower: Criterion Collection

Masahiro Shinoda is considered to be one of the filmmakers that pioneered the Japanese New Wave of cinema and with Pale Flower (1964) he created a moody film noir, a story of a doomed love affair between two gambling junkies. Shonda got his start as an... 

Defiance

June 6, 2011

 Defiance

Defiance (1980) is an early Jerry Bruckheimer production, back when he was interested in making gritty crime films like American Gigolo (1980) and Thief (1981). Unfortunately, Defiance was given a limited released where it promptly bombed at the box office... 

Faster

February 25, 2011

 Faster

After retiring from professional wrestling to pursue a career in movies, it seemed like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was destined to follow in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarznegger and become a bonafide action star with films like The Scorpion King (2002)... 

Deadly Crossing

December 23, 2010

 Deadly Crossing

I watched this Steven Seagal DVD straight after the particularly violent ‘Born to Raise Hell’, the two were worlds apart. While I thought I was watching yet another Eastern European chop fest of a movie, where Stevie would wade through an endless... 

Sherlock (Blu-Ray)

December 6, 2010

 Sherlock (Blu-Ray)

Sherlock Holmes? Transposed to modern day London, with computers, mobile phones and the Internet? Surely this will never work? The idea that London’s most famous Victorian detective, as penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, could work in a modern setting... 

3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg: Criterion Collection

August 20, 2010

 3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg: Criterion Collection

Vienna-born, New York-raised Josef von Sternberg began his filmmaking career in the silent era and the folks at the Criterion Collection have unearthed three long-unavailable classics: Underworld (1927), The Last Command (1928), and The Docks of New York... 

21 Jump Street: The Complete Series

August 11, 2010

 21 Jump Street: The Complete Series

If you grew up during the 1980s there’s probably a good chance you watched 21 Jump Street at some point. The popular television show ran for five seasons, from 1987 to 1991, and featured a group of streetwise twentysomething police officers that would... 

The Bounty Hunter (Blu-Ray)

July 23, 2010

 The Bounty Hunter (Blu-Ray)

Just what is it with Jennifer Aniston? She’s been married to one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, she’s an incredibly beautiful woman, she has hair that most women would kill for, she has a great figure, she’s had a hugely successful TV career... 

Brooklyn’s Finest

July 7, 2010

 Brooklyn’s Finest

Brooklyn’s Finest (2009) was seen as a comeback of sorts for Wesley Snipes who had been wandering the wilderness of direct-to-video fare and had not enjoyed a serious theatrical release since Blade: Trinity (2004). Unfortunately, this film wasn’t... 

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