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Central Intelligence (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Central Intelligence (2016) Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber • Written by Ike Barinholtz, David Stasson & Rawsom Marshall Thurber With Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jason Bateman, Aaron Paul, Amy Ryan and Danielle Nicolet His first feature since the amusing road comedy, We’re … Continue reading

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American Ultra (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

American Ultra (2015) Directed by Nima Nourizadeh. With Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace and Connie Britton.  Project X director, Nima Nourizadeh follows up his study on the partying antics of high school seniors, with an action-comedy/indie-romance about a stoner (Eisenberg) … Continue reading

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Tango & Cash (1989) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Tango & Cash (1989) Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. With Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher and Jack Palance. The wave of buddy-cop action-comedies of the 1980’s culminates with Tango & Cash. Sylvester Stallone is ‘Tango’ and Kurt Russell is ‘Cash’, two of … Continue reading

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Air America (1990) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Air America (1990) Directed by Roger Spottiswoode. With Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Lane Smith and Nancy Travis. Adapted from a book by Christopher Robbins, Air America is a light-hearted action-comedy set during the Vietnam war, starring Mel Gibson and … Continue reading

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Stakeout (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Stakeout (1987) Directed by John Badham. With Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn, Dan Lauria and Forest Whitaker. John Badham’s action-comedy, Stakeout, stars Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez as a pair of adolescent Seattle detectives given the job … Continue reading

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Kick-Ass (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Kick-Ass (2010) Directed by Matthew Vaughn. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. You have to be a little bit dead inside to not enjoy this one. Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of Mark Millar’s graphic … Continue reading

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True Lies (1994) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

True Lies (1994) Directed by James Cameron. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Art Malik, Bill Paxton, Eliza Dushku and Tia Carrere. In 1994, $115m was a lot of money to spend on a non franchise film. After … Continue reading

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