Movies

Red Heat

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There is a certain element of nostalgia in movies depicting the Cold War made during the the era. While some of them depict a realistic view of the then current events most of them had a more biased point of view in which the Soviet Union and its inhabitants were portrayed as stereotypical evil, humorless...

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The Hard Corps

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After the somewhat disappointing Second In Command Jean-Claude van Damme makes up for it with the surprisingly entertaining The Hard Corps. A movie that could be considered a blaxploitation action flick as the majority of the cast is African-American with J.C. sticking out like a sore thumb, and I mean that in a good way...

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Collateral Damage

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Collateral Damage is one of the more interesting entries in the Schwarzenegger canon. Not because it’s a good movie, but rather because it was the last original movie the Austrian Oak made before becoming governor. The only movie starring Arnold after this one is Terminator 3. It’s also the last movie of the Arnold flop-trilogy...

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Fifty Shades of Grey

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It’s funny and sad at the same time how sometimes the worst reviewed movies become the highest grossing ones simply because the target audience doesn’t care about the quality of the product, it just cares about the product subject. Whether it’s guys going to one of the first four Fast & Furious movies, girls going...

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Everly

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A nude Salma Hayek holding a machine gun. If that does not draw your attention I don’t know what will. The thoughtful pose of a person with her head agains a gun or rifle is a classic movie poster pose. Just recently Zoe Saldana did the same pose for the Colombiana. Until not long ago...

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Taken 3

Taken 3 poster
If Taken 3 was made 20 years ago it would have starred Steven Seagal would probably not even be called Taken 3. Somehow back then they didn’t just make sequels, they just made the same type of movie over and over again by just changing the title and character names. Today, they want to capitalize...

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Second In Command

Second In Command poster
Second In Command is in my book one of Jean-Claude van Damme’s more forgettable movies. It came out in 2006 when he was deep into the DTV-segment of his career starring in cheap movies made in Eastern European countries like Romania; the same region one Steven Seagal was making 2-3 movies a year during the...

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Nurse 3-D

Nurse 3D poster
Exploitation movies are easy to recognize: they usually have scantily clad women on the cover together with outrageous taglines. They were a dime a dozen in the late 60’s/early 70’s but eventually didn’t sell much tickets once home video became a thing and, let’s face it, real pornography was available at every video rental store....

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines poster
After the events of Terminator 2 it seemed as if the Terminator story was told with a satisfying ending. The world had been saved from Judgment Day and humanity would live happily ever after, but when it comes to Hollywood, the making of a quick buck is more important than respecting a told story. So...

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Wake Of Death

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Shady nightclub owner Max Archer (Jean-Claude van Damme) wants to get out of the business and live a peaceful life with his son┬áNicholas and loving wife Cynthia (Lisa King) who’s an INS (immigration) agent. One day she comes across a container of Chinese people being smuggled into the U.S. and her eyes fall on a...

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