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In defense of George Lucas

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If there is one movie maker people love to hate it’s George Lucas. Lucas made himself an empire when he wrote and directed Star Wars back in 1977. This was the last highlight of his career as a director as the only movies he directed after that were the critically failed Star Wars prequel movies....

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Batman Forever

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Summed up into one rhetorical question Batman Forever could be best described as “What were they thinking?” After the violent, dark and apparently disappointing box-office returns of Batman Returns the people of Warner Brothers decided that the Batman franchise needed to become more family friendly. But how do you achieve such a thing when the...

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Batman Returns

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Probably knowing this franchise was going for the long run the second movie in the Batman series is titled Batman Returns instead of simply “Batman 2″. It couldn’t have been a more suiting title as Batman indeed returns, though one might wonder if he was ever gone. Joining him are a bunch of new characters...

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Swelter

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Swelter is a movie about a group of former/escaped convicts who trace a former partner to a desert town named Baker. He was the only one to have gotten away from a heist ten years ago but was badly wounded. He was also in possession of 10 million dollars which is what his former crew...

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Batman

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If you were around in 1989 you could not have missed the release of Batman. A movie which basically redefined the term box-office success and for a short period made us believe that superhero movies would become the next big thing. But aside from the sequels it wouldn’t be until X-Men before the flood of...

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The Shepherd

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In the Shepherd (or The Shepherd: Border Patrol depending on your DVD cover) Jean-Claude van Damme plays Jack Robideaux, a former New Orleans homicide detective now joining the border patrol of Columbus, New Mexico where illegal immigrants are trying to cross the border aided by drug smugglers who in return force these people to bring...

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Until Death

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In Until Death Jean-Claude van Damme plays Stowe; a cop who’s addicted to alcohol and heroin and disliked by the majority of his colleagues. When things go south during a drug bust resulting in the death of two undercover officers Stowe’s venture into self-destruction accelerates. Things at home aren’t helping as he’s in the middle...

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Predator

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Deep in the South American jungle a group of American commandos is dropped off to go on a rescue mission. They consist of people like Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura and are led by Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the jungle they quickly find out that there’s something hunting them as they are picked of one...

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The Rundown

The Rundown
The Rundown is the movie that was supposed to make a guy named The Rock the next big thing in action movies. Even Arnold walks past him in the opening scene to pass down the torch to him. To be honest he’s got a lot working form him, except for one thing: timing. It was...

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Eraser

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In my book Eraser is the last golden era Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. It’s a high concept action movie, in the vein of True Lies, which was followed by movies like Jingle All The Way and Batman & Robin. After that he starred in a string of flops and suddenly looked much older, which was probably...

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