The Expendables 2

Given what a wrinkly pile of junk the first one was, I have no right to be this excited. But the edition of Van Damme and Norris, plus the expansion of Willis and Schwarzengegger’s roles… I’m willing to grant this one an undue amount of anticipation. And I expect to be bitterly disappointed. James Curnow…

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Judge Dredd’s back: No need to be Sly

Another case where the original film was so mediocre there’s no risk in trying again! Let’s hope this is a more respectable attempt at realising the British comic book hero, Judge Dredd. Remake Original James Curnow James Curnow is an obsessive cinephile and the owner and head editor of CURNBLOG. His work as a film…

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Room 237: Nutbags talkin’ Kubrick

Another (slightly belated) review from the Melbourne International Film Festival. As far as I’m concerned, there are two types of people in this world. There are those people who love Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, and then there are those that the forces of the universe have placed before me in order to test the limits…

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Red Dawn: Original and Remake trailers

Once in awhile, the boys and girls in Hollywood will elect to remake a trainwreck of a movie, because of the potential of its premise. The benefit is that there is nobody to offend with a subpar version of the original. This is the case with Red Dawn. The remake The original James Curnow James…

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Carre Blanc: Evil guys with ties

Another quick review from the Melbourne International Film Festival Jean-Baptiste Leonetti’s first feature film, Carre Blanc, has been compared to such dystopian literary works as Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Orwell’s 1984, and even to Terry Gilliam’s masterpiece, Brazil. All of these comparisons are a little ambitious and beyond the reach of Leonetti’s film…

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Rampart: Woody Harrelson kills baddies… and goodies

Another quick review from the Melbourne International Film Festival Woody Harrelson proves once again that he is one of the most incredibly underappreciated actors of his generation in Rampart, the latest film from the talented Oren Moverman. Rampart follows the story a corrupt Los Angeles police officer who never misses an opportunity to indulge in…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘The Last Stand’ trailer

Is anybody else so excited they could cry? The Governator is finally back where he belongs! James Curnow James Curnow is an obsessive cinephile and the owner and head editor of CURNBLOG. His work as a film journalist has been published in a range of print and digital publications, including The Guardian, Broadsheet and Screening…

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