Movie Review: HARDCORE HENRY

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I, like a lot of people, dismissed Hardcore Henry from the trailers as probably too gimmicky to be worthwhile, so I didn’t bother going to see it. I also couldn’t stand the title.  As well as that, I’m not much of a fan of the producer Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Wanted) – no particular reason for that other than I haven’t enjoyed the movies of his I’ve seen.  Months passed, and I had the chance to view a copy the other night.  Feeling the need for a pallet cleanser from The Killing Joke travesty, I fired it up.

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Movie Review: BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE – Stunningly awful adaptation of one of the greatest Batman stories ever.

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I’ll preface this review with two truisms.  The first being I am NOT a fan of animation, the second being I am a HUGE fan of the seminal graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke.  Oh wait, there’s a third truism – this review is not going to go well.

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Movie Review: SELF/LESS

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You know that recent movie with Ryan Reynolds where a character is dying of cancer, but calls a mysterious phone number because it comes with a promise to save his life?  Oh no, I don’t mean that Ryan Reynolds movie (Deadpool, just in case you’ve been living under rock in 2016), I’m talking about Self/Less!  Here, Ben Kingsley (Ghandi, Iron Man 3) plays Damian Hale, the afflicted character whose cancer is the plot driver, and Reynolds is the focus of the plot from the end of act 1 onward.

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