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michael pena

War On Everyone (2016)

When I first saw the trailer for War On Everyone I knew that I wanted to see it ASAP. It had Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña being a pair of crooked cops. It had John Michael McDonagh as the writer-director (the man who gave us The…

The Martian (2014)

Damon dominates the screen, nailing a one-hander and getting far more laughs than you’d expect from a man in a year’s alien solitary who has to eat potatoes he grew in his own poo.

Ant-Man (2015)

It is ironic that the second phase in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe ends with an origins story.  After seeing a controversial change of director and a staggering nine years in development, Ant-Man finally is making his mark on the big-screen.…

Fury (2014)

World War II action in a tank: straight, no chaser If ever there was a maker of macho movies it's David Ayer, whose experiences of hard knocks growing up in South Central Los Angeles and serving in the Marines at 18 inform the films he's…

End Of Watch (2012)

I'd heard a lot of good things about End Of Watch before I finally got a chance to watch it for myself so I hoped that it would be a film that I enjoyed. It was. I may not have loved it as much as some people did, but I liked how the film…

Gangster Squad (2013)

Photoshopped Somebody up there at Warner Bros. must have realised that Gangster Squad, a cops-and-crooks story set in Los Angeles in the late Forties, is a terrible movie, despite its stellar cast. So they've released it in Hollywood's…