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Deadpool: Hit or Miss?

I’ve been looking forward to seeing Deadpool on the big screen ever since the “leaked” footage came online last year. It’s the role Ryan Reynolds was born to play and the clips and trailers so far have been spot on. The...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 
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Hit or Miss: London Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen was one of my favourite action movies of the past few years; it was a massively entertaining throwback to the Die Hard-style actioners of yore with plenty of hard R violence thrown in for good measure. Gerard...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 
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Point Break Remake: Doomed to Fail?

Very few of us can say we look forward to remakes and there’s usually a pretty good reason for it too. None of them have been particularly great and rarely live up to the originals. The interesting thing is, they don’t make...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 
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Hitman: Agent 47: Hit or Miss?

Hitman: Agent 47 hits theatres soon (August 27th) but I’m not exactly hearing much about it; aside from the odd trailer it doesn’t seem to be generating much buzz. The previous Hitman movie starring Timothy Olyphant was wid...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 
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The Transporter: Refueled Hit or Miss?

The Transporter Trilogy made Jason Statham a household name with action fans; as I’ve said previously they came along during a quiet period for the genre. It was shortly after 9/11 and audiences were more interested in lookin...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 
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Mad Max: Fury Road: Hit or Miss?

It’s been a long and troubled journey for Max Rokatansky to return to our screens but very soon we shall finally see him once again, this time in the guise of Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road. Interestingly enough, in a recent...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 
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Jupiter Ascending: Hit or Miss?

Plot: “From the streets of Chicago to the far-flung galaxies whirling through space, Jupiter Ascending tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting she was destined for...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 
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San Andreas: Hit or Miss?

Dwayne Johnson is known as “Franchise Viagra” because he can raise up any move that’s an ensemble piece; he hasn’t had quite as much luck in movies by himself though with very few making a huge profit in the States. His...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 
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Exodus Gods and Kings: Hit or Miss?

Plot: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. Any time I‘ve turned on the TV recen...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 
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Mechanic: Resurrection: Hit or Miss?

The 2011 Jason Statham movie The Mechanic was an OK remake of the Charles Bronson movie of the same name. Statham was on fine badass form and Ben Foster was suitably creepy as always; the film hardly set the world on fire thoug...
by Eoin Friel