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In The Blood [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Gina Carano
In The Blood [DVD] DVD ~ Gina Carano
I went in with deliberately low expectations, as the trailer wasn't great and many aspects of the film sounded like firm straight-to-DVD movie territory. Although the cast are quite high-profile, the entertaining Danny Trejo flits between great projects and junk, Cam Gigandet's hardly set the world on fire after his Twilight big break, and Carano's career seems to be building slower than expected (perhaps breakthrough movie 'Haywire' was a bit too obscure and talky for many action fans, leaving a major fight completely off-screen). However, I'm a big fan of female action heroes who look like they could genuinely take care of themselves in a battle, and ex-wrestler Carano has charisma in… Read more
White Dog (Masters of Cinema) (Dual Format Edition&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Samuel FULLER
Emotional and controversial, White Dog is not a Cujo style horror. Nor is it as racially controversial as its history would make it seem, as far more hard-hitting films about race have made their point more succinctly than this. However, it is well directed and gripping.
When an aspiring actress hits a runaway dog with her car, she adopts it to save it from being put down at the dog pound, and it proves to be a loving and life-saving pet. Unfortunately, it quickly dawns on her that something is wrong, and after a few savage displays of aggression it becomes clear she's adopted an attack dog that was trained by racists to attack black people.
Unwilling to lose hope, she… Read more
Need for Speed [Blu-ray] [2014] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Aaron Paul
Need for Speed [Blu-ray] [2014] Blu-ray ~ Aaron Paul
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Need for Speed is an odd beast: - effectively the Movie of a Game of a Movie. In 2001, The Fast and The Furious came out. Need for Speed Underground came out in 2003 and was clearly inspired in almost every major way by the movie, including visual style, car types, modding etc. Now we have a movie of the game series of Need for Speed. It essentially feels like 'art' cannibalising itself.
So, this is clearly an attempt to exploit the audience base of the game. As such, it's pretty much what you'd expect: poor local hero is set up by rich scumbag friend and upon his release from jail decides the only way to obtain justice is to beat him in a race (?!)
The movie is full of badly… Read more

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