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Old Film Reviews – DIAMOND DOGS

You might think after having endured the rather stinkified Dolph Lundgren film Missionary Man that I would be ready to call it quits with the old Dolphster. And if that’s what you’re thinking, then you, my friend, would be dead … Continue reading

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Old Film Reviews – DEATH TOLL

There is only one word that comes to mind while watching the new jaxploitation urban thriller Death Toll, and that word is “wow.” Wow—the writing and direction in this film are terrible. Wow—the action in this film is atrocious. Wow—there … Continue reading

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Old Film Reviews – TRE

Charlotte Sometimes, the feature film debut of director Eric Byler, was one of the most impressive movies of 2002. A beautifully realized character study that was as deftly acted as it was written and directed, Charlotte Sometimes hinted at the … Continue reading

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Old Film Reviews – CLEANER

There can be a certain stigma attached to films that by and large skip any sort of significant theatrical release, and instead go directly to video. This stigma is compounded when the film has a cast of well-known actors, and … Continue reading

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Old Movie Reviews – FINISHING THE GAME

A title card at the beginning of Finishing the Game sets up the film’s premise: in 1973 martial arts superstar Bruce Lee died unexpectedly while filming Game of Death. Lee had only shot 12 minutes of footage, hardly enough to … Continue reading

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Old Film Reviews – ART OF WAR II: BETRAYAL

Somewhere, someone was sitting around thinking, “What Wesley Snipes’ movies should there be a sequel to? Is there a Wesley Snipes’ movie with so many unanswered questions at the end that it demands being revisited? In making a sequel to … Continue reading

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Old Film Reviews – 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN

If you are a true fan of martial arts flicks, then you no-doubt have seen this film in at least one of its several incarnations, which includes the alternate titles Master Killer and Shaolin Master Killer. If, however, for some … Continue reading

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Old Film Reviews – BELLY 2: MILLIONAIRE BOYZ CLUB

The great thing about direct-to-video market is that it has created an opportunity for a vast array of sequels to films that no one really wanted to see sequels of in the first place. We’ve all seen these titles on … Continue reading

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Old Film Reviews – THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE

If director John Carl Buechler’s adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was just really bad, or just really stupid, then it might have been able to pass itself off as a bit of fun trash. … Continue reading

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Old Film Reviews – WHITE DOG

If there was ever a film I thought would never see the light of day on DVD, it would have to be director Sam Fuller’s White Dog. Regarded by many as one of the most controversial films of all time—unwarranted … Continue reading

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