Movies

Replicant poster
On paper The Replicant might sound like typical straight-to-video schlock. It features an action star who’s clearly not the box-office draw he once was, it’s about a clone and has no real big names attached to it other than said action star. The action star is Jean-Claude van Damme and Replicant was made around the...

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Desert Heat poster
Desert Heat has all the signs of a bad movie: multiple titles (it’s also known as Inferno), a straight to video release, a director working under a different name, an action star whose career was already going downhill as the lead. It would be for everyone a save bet to say that this movie is...

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Under The Skin poster
There are two possible reasons the majority of the people will have when they decide to watch Under The Skin. They either: Read good reviews about this movie Heard that Scarlett Johansson has multiple nude scenes. My reasons were a little bit of both actually. I was curious about this small picture that never made a...

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Knock Off poster
Here’s a great idea: Let’s have the director of “Double Team” make another movie with Jean-Claude van Damme, but this time working with a script by Street Fighter writer/director Steven E. de Souza. Let’s also add in Rob Schneider in as Van Damme’s co-star, because that man stands synonymous for good humor and quality acting....

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Legionairre Poster
When his career in action movies started to go downhill after Sudden Death Jean-Claude van Damme took his first step into a different direction with Legionnaire. A movie more concentrating on telling a story than jumping from one action scene to another. This results in a more different Van Damme movie, but certainly not a...

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Double Team Poster
Double Team; that movie that practically destroyed Van Damme’s career and luckily never gave Dennis Rodman one. To me Double Team acts as somewhat of a turning point in how I viewed Van Damme movies. Before this movie all of his 90’s movies had theatrical runs in my country and therefor had great exposure in...

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Maximum Risk poster
Maximum Risk was released at a turning point in the careers of the action stars: 1996. It was the this time that the public would grow tired of muscular men running around saving the world on their own. Schwarzenegger came out with Eraser, Seagal with The Glimmer Man, Stallone with Daylight and Van Damme with...

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The Quest Poster
The Quest is probably one of Van Damme’s most interesting pictures, the reason being that he also wrote and directed the movie. The Quest is his directorial debut and until The Eagle Path/Full Love (or whatever they’re going to name it) is finally released the only movie directed by Van Damme to date. In The...

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X-Men Poster
The opening narration of X-Men ends with “But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward” spoken with grace by Sir Patrick Stewart. The same can be said about the evolution of movie making. X-Men is the movie that made the superhero movie take a giant leap forward. Before X-Men the only real successful superhero movies...

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Street Fighter Poster
When a movie is called Street Fighter it raises certain expectations, one being that it revolves around street fighting. But there is no street fight in the entire movie… none! In fact, aside from the finale there is hardly any fighting in the movie, which is strange considering the property it was based upon, a...

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