REview: Jiu Jitsu (2020) | Not Terrible, Which Is Damning With Faint Praise

If you’ve never seen a martial arts movie – or anything starring either Arnold Schwarzenegger or Danny Glover – Jiu Jitsu might blow your mind. If you have – and that likely includes most of us – you’re assured to be unimpressed because Jiu Jitsu is too derivative of much better movies like Predator (1987), […]

Trailer Into REaction: Iron Mask (2019) | Official Trailer

I don’t think I’m saying anything controversial when I proclaim most Americans don’t have much of a grasp of either history or literature, which is why Oleg Stepchenko’s Iron Mask bothers me a bit. Seemingly cribbed from Alexandre Dumas’ The Man in the Iron Mask, it goes to places that the original novel likely never […]

The Punisher We Need

For some reason Marvel Comics’ Punisher has been a difficult nut to crack–despite the fact that the character is essentially Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) from 1974’s Death Wish, a movie that went on to do pretty well at the box office. His first appearance was in New World Pictures 1984 movie The Punisher, and despite the criticism that surrounds that movie, […]

‘Expendables 3’ Trailer

The ‘Expendables’ films are somewhat of a guilty pleasure for me in the sense that they remind me of an American muscle car, like the Corvette Stingray.  It might not be state of the art in certain ways, such as engine technology, but it’s surprising the problems that copious amounts of horsepower can solve. This film is chock […]

‘Mama’ Leading Weekend Box Office

It seems that I am not the only one with mother issues because the Guillermo Del Toro produced horror film, “Mama,” has already earned $10 million Friday, and is on track to add another $20 million by the end of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Unfortunately, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s, “The Last Stand” seems to be […]