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
 

 

 

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...
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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
 

 

 

The Lone Ranger: Hit or Miss?

So next week Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer star in the new HUGE budget adaptation of the classic Lone Ranger. So far the trailers haven’t drawn me in; there is lots of loud action but the script looks pretty bad and the to...
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Hercules: Hit or Miss?

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the biggest action stars on the planet these days and he has (almost) earned the nickname “Franchise Viagra”. He’s one of the hardest working men in the industry and last year he wa...
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47 Ronin: Hit or Miss?

Keanu Reeves has already proven himself a legend of action as far as I’m concerned with Speed, Man of Tai Chi, The Matrix and Point Break. He’s not about to win a Best Actor Oscar any time soon and yet he’s always very li...
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Taken 3: Hit or Miss?

When Taken came out in 2009, it appeared out of nowhere and was the sleeper hit of the year. It made $226,830,568 worldwide so we all knew the word “sequel” was inevitable. In 2012 said sequel appeared and despite a lukewar...
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I, Frankenstein: Hit or Miss?

In case you haven’t seen the trailer or (rather cool) posters for the movie, the plot for I, Frankenstein is as follows: Frankenstein’s monster Adam (Aaron Eckhart) gets swept up in a long-running battle between pow...
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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...
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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