Movie Review – 6th Day, The

Principal Cast : Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rapaport, Michael Rooker, Sarah Wynter, Wendy Crewson, Rodney Rowland, Terry Crews, Ken Pogue, Colin Cunningham, Robert Duvall, Wanda Cannon, Taylor Anne Reid, Jennifer Gareis, Andrea Libman. Synopsis: Futuristic action film about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world. ******** The late 90’s saw the gradual decline of the box-office appeal of Hollywood icon Arnold Schwarzenegger; following Eraser in 1996, the star fumbled with Christmas comedy (Jingle All The Way)…

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Movie Review – Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

Principal Cast : Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Ray Brooks, Andrew Keir, Roberta Tovey, Jill Curzon, Roger Avon, Geoffrey Cheshire, Keith Marsh, Philip Madoc, Steve Peters, Eddie Powell, Godfrey Quigley, Peter Reynolds, Bernard Spear, Sheila Steafal, Robert Jewell, Peter Hawkins, David Graham. Synopsis: The Daleks’ fiendish plot in 2150 against Earth and its people is foiled when Dr. Who and friends arrive from the 20th century and figure it out. ******** The early 1960’s were a blockbusting time for newfangled children’s sci-fi series Doctor Who, which broadcast its first episode on…

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Movie Review – Extraction (2020)

Principal Cast : Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Pankaj Tripathi, Randeep Hooda, Priyanshu Painyulli, Golshifteh Farahni, Siraj Rikame, David Harbour, Adam Bessa, Shataf Figar, Neha Mahajan, Manoj Bajpayee, Sam Harvgreave. Synopsis: Tyler Rake, a fearless black-market mercenary, embarks on the most deadly extraction of his career when he’s enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. ******** Avengers darling Chris Hemsworth headlines this rock-’em sock-’em action romp, with the Aussie star sporting his own accent and a plainly John Wick attitude. Although nobody kills a puppy here,…

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Movie Review – Gentlemen, The (2019)

Principal Cast : Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dochery, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant, Eddie Marsan, Chidi Ajufo, Jason Wong, Brittany Ashworth, Samuel West, Eliot Sumner, Lyne Renee, Chris Evangelou, Franz Drameh, Bugzy Malone, Tom Wu, John Dalgleish. Synopsis: An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him. ******** Guy Ritchie’s return to the seedy London crime thrillers he practically reinvented with Lock Stock &…

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Movie Review – When Worlds Collide

Principal Cast : Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Larry Keating, John Hoyt, Peter Hansen, Hayden Rorke, Frank Cady, Rachel Ames (As Judith Ames), Stephen Chase, Paul Frees. Synopsis: As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home. ******** Well, now we know where they got the plot for Deep Impact. George Pal’s 1951 adaptation of Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmers 1932 novel “When Worlds Collide” is as clunky and wooden…

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Movie Review – Terminal Velocity

Principal Cast : Charlie Sheen, Nastassja Kinski, James Gandolfini, Christopher McDonald, Gary Bullock, Hans Howes, Melvin Van Peebles, Margaret Colin, Cathryn de Prume, Suli McCullough, Rance Howard, Sofia Shinas. Synopsis: A maverick skydiver and a former KGB agent team up to stop the Russian mafia from stealing gold. ******** Utter nonsense doesn’t come any more nonsensical than Deran Safarian’s 1994 action thriller Terminal Velocity, a mid-90’s Charlie Sheen vehicle that released barely three months before that year’s other skydiving themed entry, the equally nonsensical Wesley Snipes actioner Drop Zone. It’s…

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Movie Review – Doctor Sleep (Director’s Cut)

Principal Cast : Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyleigh Curran, Cliff Curtis, Carl Lumbly, Zahn McLamon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Robert Longstreet, Carel Struycken, Alex Essoe, Zackary Momoh, Jacob Tremblay, Henry Thomas, Violet McGraw. Synopsis: Years following the events of The Shining, a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal. ******** This review is based on the three hour Director’s Cut of Doctor Sleep, available on BluRay.…

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Movie Review – Wraith, The (1986)

Principal Cast : Charlie Sheen, Sherilyn Fenn, Nick Cassavetes, Randy Quaid, Clint Howard, David Sherrill, Jamie Bozian, Griffin O’Neal, Matthew Berry, Christopher Bradley. Synopsis:  After a young man is murdered by a road-racing gang of motor-heads, a mysterious fast-driving spirit descends from the sky to take revenge. ******** If you look purely at the talent involved in The Wraith, without seeing the film, there’s a significant pedigree working here that ought to have produced movie magic. The likes of Hollywood superstar Charlie Sheen (well before the HIV and tiger blood meltdown),…

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Movie Review – Guns Akimbo

Principal Cast : Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Ned Dennehy, Grant Bowler, Edwin Wright, Rhys Darby, Milo Cawthorne, Richard Knowles, Mark Rowley, Racheal Ofori. Colin Moy. Synopsis: A guy relies on his newly-acquired gladiator skills to save his ex-girlfriend from kidnappers. ******** Guns Akimbo is a film that will appeal to a very specific type of film fan, and only that type of film fan. I admit to finding Guns Akimbo a pretty revolting experience to endure, despite it having appreciably similar themes and tone to films like…

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Movie Review – Spies In Disguise

Principal Cast : Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Reba McEntire, Rachel Brosnahan, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled, Masi Oka, Carla Jiminez, Olly Murs. Synopsis: When the world’s best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world. ******** Slick, hugely enjoyable animated B-movie delivers plenty of nice gags, a halfway decent villain and a splendid take on the buddy-comedy genre with Spies In Disguise, ostensibly a Will Smith project with the inclusion of Tom Holland, who has had a…

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