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District 13 – Ultimatum (2009)

Gee, you think France has a problem with their foreign population? The District 13 movies take place in a near future where a wall has been built around the uncontrollable criminal neighborhood District 13, a Parisian highrise suburb (also…

Space Truckers (1996)

Space Truckers may be a B movie, but if it’s up to me it’s definitely a B+ movie! Seriously, how many sci-fi movies can you mention that actually have bona-fide space pirates in them?! The only one that occurs to me is Ice Pirates (1984) -…

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

I love crazy action movies. Strangely, however, that does not extend to James Bond movies, in which I tend to think that both the action and the characters are simultaneously too silly and not silly enough. Their particular stylistic…

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

Star Trek: Insurrection is the ninth Star Trek movie, and most people consider it one of the worst of the franchise. Not being most people, I personally consider it one of the best, and I’ll try to explain why. I admit the plot is both…

Azumi (2003)

Director: Ryuhei Kitamura Cast: Aya Ueto, Yoshio Harada, Yuma Ishigaki, Jo Odagiri, among others Runtime (this DVD version): 123 min. Country: Japan Have you spent the past seven years living in ignorance of Azumi? Have you heard of Azumi,…

Godzilla (1998)

Ever since the 1950s the Japanese movie industry has produced a boatload of terrible, low-budget Godzilla (or Gojira) movies. They are characterized by men in rubber suits stomping around, and production values and acting so poor that only…

True Lies (1994)

Arnold Schwarzenegger is always fascinating to watch. He was in his prime from the mid-‘80s to the early ‘90s, and what better way to make cinematic magic happen than by putting him smackdab in a light-hearted, James Bond-spoofing…

Dr. No (1962)

Little did the world know, 1962 would be the beginning of a new generation for film making and commercial enterprise. Yet despite some initial mixed reaction, Dr. No went on to become the foundation for, what would soon be, the era of…

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

 A valiant effort from first time director Rob Zombie, House of 1000 Corpses does not quite hit its mark but gets close enough to keep us wanting more. It's October 30, 1977 and a group of teenagers are traveling cross country to write a…