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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Directed by Jon Watts. With Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Zendaya and Jon Favreau. Due to owners rights (Sony own him), Spider-Man hadn’t been able to play with the Avengers big boys until … Continue reading

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Dark Angel (1990) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Dark Angel (1990) Directed by Craig R. Baxley • Written by Jonathan Tydor and David Koepp. With Dolph Ludgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, Matthias Hues and Sherman Howard. It might surprise many to discover that Dark Angel is a well-directed … Continue reading

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Hard to Kill (1990) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Hard to Kill (1990) Directed by Bruce Malmuth. With Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock and William Sadler.  Steven Seagal might be many things, but I wouldn’t say any of them to his face. This is the phase of his career that … Continue reading

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Escape Plan (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Escape Plan (2013) Directed by Mikael Håfström. With Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, 50 Cent, Sam Neill and Vincent D’Onofrio. In terms of action movies, the screen pairing of Stallone and Schwarzenegger is akin to that of Pacino … Continue reading

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Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) Directed by John McTiernan. With Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Larry Bryggman, Graham Greene and Jeremy Irons. Original Die Hard director, John McTiernan returns to the series for this third instalment, in which we catch-up … Continue reading

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Lucy (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Lucy (2014) Directed by Luc Besson. With Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Choi Min-shik. Written and directed by Luc Besson, Lucy is a mind-bending science-fiction action film starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman who is unwittingly exposed to a drug (CPh4) which gives … Continue reading

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Predator (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Predator (1987) Directed by John McTiernan. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Richard Chaves and Shane Black. ‘The hunter becoming the hunted’ is a concept that immediately tweaks my interest. Add a science-fiction slant … Continue reading

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