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Ron Perlman

13 Sins (2014)

Now THIS is how you do a remake. Taking the premise from 13: Game Of Death and using it as a framework for a mix of humour and nastiness, director Daniel Stamm (who also co-wrote the screenplay with David Birke)  does his utmost to please…

Pacific Rim (2013)

Beautiful emptiness: the machine buries the human How ironic that the charismatic eye candy English actor Charlie Hunnam has waited fifteen years for a big movie role (we won't count the good, but forgotten Nicholas Nickleby) only to…

Pacific Rim (2013)

If you saw the adverts for Pacific Rim and then shuddered as you read the tagline "GO BIG OR GO EXTINCT" then breathe a sigh of relief now, because I can assure you that this epic kaiju movie (a kaiju movie is one that involves a massive,…

Drive (2011)

Drive came out months ago, so the world needs another review as badly as Meryl Streep needs another Oscar. And there’s not a lot to say about it: it’s been consecrated as one of the finest movies of 2011 in many Top Ten lists, and I’ll just…

Conan The Barbarian (2011)

If you go into a movie like Conan The Barbarian and then come out complaining about a shallow main character or too much bloodshed then, frankly, you bought yourself a ticket to the wrong movie. These things aren’t so much complaints as…

Bunraku (2010)

The film borrows its title from the name of a traditional Japanese puppet show featuring large puppets that are operated by onstage puppeteers with an unseen narrator. Bunraku uses this as a basis for some of the style and design of it as…

Drive (2011)

At the wheel  Drive, directed by Nicola Winding Refn, which showed at many festivals before opening including Cannes and Toronto, is a violent LA thriller that's too nasty to recommend to the faint of heart. An eye gouged out. An arm slit…

Drive (2011)

Remember the opening of the first Transporter movie, in which a well-suited Jason Statham drives a car, picks up some bank robbers, a car chase occurs that finishes with his car landing on the top of a car holder? I didn't, because I am…

Drive (2011)

Drive is an action thriller from acclaimed director Nicolas Winding Refn that blends the vibe of some 80s Michael Mann movie with the brutality of a Jim Thompson novel and then squeezes the mixture into a muscle car and begins accelerating…

Conan the Barbarian 3D

It’s officially blockbuster season, and forcible attempting to be this year’s biggest box office success is Conan the Barbarian 3D, swinging and punching its brand of ultra stylized violence into the subconscious of those un-familiar with…