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Bad Movie Tuesday: Mechanic: Resurrection (2016), perhaps the campiest (yet still awesomely fun) action movie Jason Statham has ever done.

MY CALL:  This sequel (to Jason Statham’s 2011 remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson classic) is extremely entertaining…and extremely campy.  Expect top tier stunts, but the dregs of writing.   1,001 more words

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Mecha Week Day 1: Mamoru Oshii's Patlabor: The Movie

Today I watched Mamoru Oshii’s Patlabor: The Movie (1989)

Mecha are giant robots piloted by humans, often taking a human form, though not always.  Like many of the films we will look at this week, this film is based on a manga series of the same name and fits into the mecha subgenre of real robot, the equivalent of hard sci-fi in which the giant robots are grounded with plausibility.   381 more words

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Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang's The Guyver

Today I watched Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang’s The Guyver (1991)

An adaptation of the anime and manga of the same name, this film attempts to bring the uniquely Japanese Henshin hero archetype and make it work in an American film, since it had worked so well in TV’s Power Rangers.   393 more words

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Mechanic Resurrection movie review

So a sequel to a movie that NO ONE GIVES A DAMN about is out and about in theaters….But does anyone actually care? Like at all? 803 more words


Albert Pyun's Dollman

Today I watched Albert Pyun’s Dollman (1991)

The titular Dollman is actually an alien cop from Arturos named Brick Bardo, a man armed with the most powerful handgun in the galaxy.   331 more words

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Don Sharp's Psychomania

Today I watched Don Sharp’s Psychomania (1973)

The Living Dead are an adolescent biker gang in England who terrorize the countryside with their dangerous antics.  Tom, the leader, is the son of a rich occultist mother and his father died many years ago.   249 more words

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The Sand Zombie

We’ve all been there: it’s Sunday morning, it’s raining, you have no clean clothes, and The Mummy is on TV. Life can wait two hours. … 651 more words