Movies

  • Personal Film Favorites: Black Christmas
    The official trailer for Black Christmas.

    A Canadian horror film released October 1974 and released in the U.S. December 1974. The film was a success bringing in $4 million compared to its $620,000 budget. Despite being a Box Office success it was received with mixed reviews. Over the years it has become a cult classic and spawned a remake in 2006 which was panned by critics but is deliciously gory even if it is bad.

    It's the season children! Come gather around the bone infested fire and have some freshly baked cookies with love made from the finest hearts. This is the chilling tale of a phone stalker that will keep you up at night and haunt you for the rest of your life.

    The atmosphere of the film is nothing short of Gothic and the phone calls will terrify you to the bone. Black Christmas is credited with being one of the earliest Slasher Films which inspired others. Hope you're not claustrophobic as you will feel it while viewing. It's the perfect Christmas film, so sit down with that hot chocolate and prepare for what could be the most disturbing and haunting Christmas film you'll ever see.

    Personal Rating: 5 out of 5
    Director: Bob Clark
    Jess: Olivia Hussey
    Lieutenant Ken Fuller: John Saxon
    Music: Carols and other tracks
  • Personal Film Favorites: Death Wish 5: The Face of Death
    The official trailer for Death Wish 5

    Released January 14'th, 1994. Death Wish 5 was the least successful film of the franchise that was panned by both critics and audiences. Even some fans complained. The film brought in practically nothing and holds a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.

    The ride ends here. The final installment to the franchise and Charles Bronson's final major film before his passing. There is nothing special about the film, just a regular mid 1990's action film. By now the franchise was weak, rusty, and dying, this film put it to rest.

    While it's not a terrible film, it certainly could have been better. Despite it's critical flaws, the film still delivers great Bronson action as by now the only people seeing these films were for him.

    Join Paul in his final adventure in a proper send off to the franchise and a goodbye to a movie legend in Bronson's last film credit. Bronson only appeared in 3 TV movies after this and passed in 2003.

    Personal Rating: 3.5 out of 5
    Director: Allan A. Goldstein
    Paul Kersey: Charles Bronson
    Olivia Regent: Lesley-Anne Down
    Music: Trailer Exclusive
  • Personal Film Favorites: Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
    The official trailer for Death Wish 4

    Released November 6'th, 1987. While doing better than the previous as far as critics go, the film brought in a pathetic $6.88 million at box office compared to it's $5 million budget. Fans of the films were left cold and confused at the new direction this film took and it is considered the weakest of the franchise.

    This film is about Paul's answer to the war on drugs. The film is quite dark and very uncomfortable at times. You even begin to dislike Paul as he turns borderline serial killer for pleasure.

    The film does not hold back in it's message with the (at the time) Crack/Cocaine epidemic sweeping the U.S. and it's very blunt on how someone thinks it should be handled. The problem is that Paul blurs the line between grey area vigilante and murder for pleasure.

    Prepare yourself for the darkest installment of the franchise and hold on tight, it's going to be a bumpy and at times not wanted ride.

    Personal Rating: 3.5 out of 5
    Director: J. Lee Thompson
    Paul Kersey: Charles Bronson
    Karen Sheldon: Kay Lenz
    Music: Trailer Exclusive
  • Personal Film Favorites: Death Wish 3
    The official trailer for Death Wish 3

    Released November 1'st, 1985, the film was panned by critics and was received less than poorly. Audiences however hailed the film as one of the greatest shoot 'em ups ever. The film is played quite often on television yet is only available to rent. DVD purchase is difficult.

    This is it baby, the legend, the holy grail. This is the fucking king of trash tv. It is pure mindless and thoughtless action in your typical mid 1980's style. It's so ridiculous, it's beyond the "so bad it's good" category. It is pure garbage and everyone fucking loves it!

    Showcasing weapons such as the .475 Wildey Magnum and the M1919 Browning Machine Gun, Death Wish 3 takes you on a ride you will not forget. So grab that popcorn and enjoy the absolute best at what the bottom of the dumpster has to offer.

    Personal Rating: 5 out of 5
    Director: Michael Winner
    Paul Kersey: Charles Bronson
    Fraker: Gavan O'Herlihy
    Music: Trailer Exclusive



  • Personal Film Favorites: Death Wish 2
    The official trailer for Death Wish 2

    Released March 4'th 1982, over 8 years since it's original film, Death Wish 2 was able to bring in $45 million at box office despite its poor critic reviews. This film started the rest of the franchise in what are now icons of trash tv. In the U.S. the North Eastern Cost plays these films constantly, rest of the nation is stuck with having to buy them.

    It's another city. Another time. Mr. Kersey has a new life that is soon ripped apart... again. The film is almost an exact copy of the first only gone is the political message and put in place is pure action. The kills are more brutal, the action is more suspenseful, the satisfaction is better.

    Join Mr. Kersey once again as he mops up the streets at night in this highly satisfying sequel in one of the greatest shoot 'em up franchises ever created.

    Personal Rating: 4 out of 5
    Director: Michael Winner
    Paul Kersey: Charles Bronson
    Detective Frank Ochoa: Vincent Gardenia
    Music: Trailer Exclusive
  • Personal Film Favorites: Death Wish
    The official trailer for Death Wish.

    Death Wish was released January 1'st 1974 and received moderate praise upon release but has since become a timeless classic. The film spawned 4 sequels (which are icons of trash-tv) and an upcoming remake staring Bruce Willis with release for 2018.

    Picture it. New York City, the 1970's. A city where you do not walk alone at night. A city where self defense is border line illegal. A city that was considered the most dangerous in the world (not the U.S., WORLD) This is the story of a bleeding heart liberal who has a quick change of opinion after coming home and his entire life is destroyed.

    The film stars the iconic Charles Bronson and is a big fuck you to anti-gun politicians everywhere. One of the most important and politically motivated films ever released, Death Wish takes you on a satisfying ride of true justice. The film is held in high standards by people both in politics and those in the action film genre.

    So steel yourself... draw, and dive into the dark and homicidal world of N.Y.C. and the state it was in in the 1970's.

    Personal Rating: 5 out of 5
    Director: Michael Winner
    Paul Kersey: Charles Bronson
    Detective Frank Ochoa: Vincent Gardenia
    Music: Trailer Exclusive
  • Personal Film Favorites: Sudden Impact
    The official trailer for Sudden Impact

    Also known as Dirty Harry 4, Sudden Impact was released December 8'th 1983 and blew up in fame due to a single line which spawned a national catchphrase for years to come. Even Burger King advertised with it and President Ronald Reagan even delivered it in a speech. The film went on to gross over $65 million and is considered the most successful Dirty Harry film of the 5.

    Let's be honest, this film is no where near as good as it sounds. The previous film (The Enforcer) was a bummer and this film kind of tries to bring back classic Harry from film 1 and 2 instead of being a random action film. This film is weak in plot and suffers from long boring parts between scenes that make it worth while. There is the following and last film of the franchise, "The Dead Pool" but we don't talk about that... ever.

    There's nothing much in this film to grab your attention besides a few great scenes and a single line, the rest is chalked up to an early 1980's below average cop film. On the firearm aspect this film showcased the .44 AutoMag which has been out of production since 1982. Used AutoMags will run you between $3,000 - $4,000. However they started remaking them and released this year (2017) at retail price of $3,500.

    All in all, the film is barely worth a watch and if wasn't for a few scenes and the famous line this wouldn't be worth a purchase, never mind a viewing. I recommend it for the American history aspect and die hard Clint Eastwood fans but that's about it. If you can stand the almost 2 hour film length with around only 40 minutes of enjoyment, then this film will make your day.

    Personal Rating: 3 out of 5
    Director: Clint Eastwood
    Harry Callahan: Clint Eastwood
    Jennifer Spencer: Sondra Locke
    Music: Trailer Exclusive




  • Personal Film Favorites: Magnum Force
    The official trailer for Magnum Force.

    Also known as Dirty Harry 2, Magnum Force brought a very solid and successful sequel to the classic film, Dirty Harry. Released December 25'th 1973 the film would go on to gross almost $40 million.

    Instead of focusing on the American Justice system, this film focuses on a vigilante system. Would it work? Would it go too far? You'll have to find out yourself in this action packed sequel.

    Besides showcasing once again the S&W 29, this film also showcased the now long out of production Colt Python .357 Mag. The Python is a collectors wet dream, uber rare and to call them expensive is an understatement, these things could run you $5,000+ if they are mint condition.

    Magnum Force also spawned an Arcade Cabinet with the same name, though I don't think it had anything to do with the film, I only played it once.

    Magnum Force is a powerful sequel with intense scenes and blunt racism. (It's the 70's, shut the fuck up you little bitch) Gather around and watch one hell of sequel, just remember. A man's got to know his limitations.

    Personal Rating: 5 out of 5
    Director: Ted Post
    Harry Callahan: Clint Eastwood
    Lieutenant Briggs: Hal Holbrook
    Music: Trailer Exclusive




  • Personal Film Favorites: Dirty Harry
    The official trailer for Dirty Harry.

    Dirty Harry was inspired and loosely based on the real life Zodiac murders. Released December 23'rd, 1971. Dirty Harry became an instant American hit and a timeless classic. Made on a budget of $4 million, the film would end up bringing in $36 million in Box Office. It was released on VHS and when technology progressed, DVD, digital, and Blu-Ray. The film would go on to spawn 4 sequels and referenced in almost every action film for the next 50 years.

    This film is not only an action film staring one of Hollywood's biggest stars, it also brings to light one of the biggest flaws in the American Justice System. It focuses on the rights of criminals and how in some cases, criminals have more rights than the victims.

    Besides the usual action, the film spawned an instant love affair with firearms with showcasing the now out of production Smith and Wesson 29. At the time the .44 Magnum was the most powerful handgun cartridge in the world. For almost 50 years, collectors have looked out for this legendary weapon and only a very few lucky ones have been able to touch one, let alone own one.

    However Smith and Wesson released the weapon again for a 50 year anniversary edition titled "Classic" While now more people can say they own one, they still come at a high price. The film can be slow at times but it fits the atmosphere and really shows the progression (or decline) of films over the years. There was a slow build instead of everything being instant.

    All in all, the film remains one of the best films ever made and is timeless. It is both a look into American history and an enjoyable film. So go ahead and give it a watch and just ask yourself; "Do I feel lucky?"

    Personal Rating: 5 out of 5
    Director: Don Siegel
    Harry Callahan: Clint Eastwood
    Scorpio Killer: Andrew Robinson
    Music: Trailer Exclusive




  • Night Of The Living Dead [1968] [Colorized]
    The original movie in color. Uploading for remembrance of George A. Romero. This film caused a lot of controversy due to its graphic and shocking content as well as having a black man play a lead role.

    It spawned two direct sequels and two remakes. Before this film was made the term "zombie" meant a dead person walking under a voodoo curse. Romero liked that name and made them eat flesh.

    This film is legally free due to forgetting to copyright at the time of making. People have so much respect for the movie that no one has filed for a copyright.

    Original Black and White version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF3e2KTkh3Y

    • Keiryu It just shows how great his movies truly are. It's true that if ya compare it nowadays with the Walking Dead and whatnot his zombies seem a bit "stiff" but without NotLD. Ya would never have shows like that.
  • Personal Film Favorites: Collateral
    The first official trailer for Collateral.

    Collateral was released August of 2004 and was met with mostly positive reviews by critics and viewers. Cruise's and Foxx's performances were highly praised. The film was released on DVD and BlueRay.

    Tom Cruise is the villain? One ticket please! Collateral takes you on an adrenaline rush through the streets of L.A. The film captures the isolation and abandonment in L.A. perfectly and the scenes are wonderfully edited. Did I mention the soundtrack? Oh are you in for a treat. One of the best soundtracks out there. The film also has one of the best shootouts on screen.

    There is little to say about the film except for you to see it. If you enjoy fast paced films you'll love this movie. If you're a firearm enthusiast then you'll love the showcasing of the USP from H&K. If you are wondering what Tom Cruise would look like as the bad guy then this is it. The film is dark and makes you feel trapped and abandoned begging for escape. Be warned, Collateral has one of the most haunting and despair filled endings ever felt in movies.

    Personal rating: 4.5 out of 5
    Director: Michael Mann
    Vincent: Tom Cruise
    Max: Jamie Foxx
    Music: "Ready Steady Go" (Korean Style) by Paul Oakenfold


    • Rasheed One thing I found funny about this movie is that Jamie Foxx has that same look in The Amazing Spider-Man 2! Even the same name, Max.

      Another strange thing about this movie is, the bond between Max & Vincent. It's like, "Hey! I am the bad guy but I will not kill you because I somewhat like you enough not to." It's hard to explain.
  • Personal Film Favorites: Black Mass
    The first official trailer for Black Mass.

    Black Mass was based upon real life events from Boston, Massachusetts that follows one of the most feared and notorious criminals in U.S. history, James "Whitey" Bulger and the Winter Hill gang. The film was released in September of 2015 and was met with moderate positive reviews from critics and mixed
    reviews by viewers. It was released on DVD and BluRay.

    If ever there was a wild ride into the heart of darkness, this is it. Black Mass takes you over a span of 10 years from Bulger's peak to his downfall. For years Bulger and his gang terrorized Boston with everything from extortion to murder. There was nothing that Bulger would not do. When the FBI approached Bulger to become an informant, Bulger reported to only one man who protected Bulger for years while the Winter Hill gang took over.

    Bulger was able to evade arrest for 16 years, and for 12 of those years he was on the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted list. Bulger was finally arrested June 22, 2011 at the age of 81. He was sentenced to two life terms plus five years, forfeiture of $25.2 million, $19.5 million restitution on multiple charges including 19 counts of murder. To this day, the FBI will still not comment on the events on why they let it go for so long, and some people in Boston today say the FBI is more criminal and evil than Bulger ever was.

    This is Depp's best performance to date which captures the evil of Bulger. The film does not put in that much Hollywood and tries to keep to real events and facts. If you want instant action you will want to look elsewhere as this is a story telling movie. If you like paced films with golden moments of action, then this is it.

    Personal rating: 4 out of 5
    Director: Scott Cooper
    James Bulger: Johnny Depp
    John Connolly: Joel Edgerton
    Music: Unknown

    • SimMan Just look at what's going on in Washington DC today. Make no mistake the CIA and FBI are corrupt and they need gangsters to do dirty jobs for them. For example some investigators going after the Clintons just found dead, it's almost logical that they have secret deals with mobs like Bulger.
  • Personal Film Favorites: Die Hard 2
    The official trailer for Die Hard 2.

    Die Hard 2 was based off of the
    novel "58 Minutes" and was released July 4'th 1990. The film
    received moderate praise by both critics and audiences.

    Die Hard 2 is proof that the sequel is not always better. It suffers from a bit of a rehash with some ridiculous scenes and noticeable bloopers.  Despite this, it still manages to kick you in the face with its delivery as well as those good old McClane one liners.

    Die
    Hard 2 kicked off the 1990's and the Action films that followed in the 90's leaves many people longing for those days back. As with the first, Die Hard 2 gave the 92FS and MP5 love but also advertised heavily a new player, the Glock. At the time Glock was still relatively new and thanks to this movie, Glock sales skyrocketed. Yet it wasn't the advertisement for being used, they flat out lied about the weapon.

    There is a scene where McClane is explaining "That is a Glock 7, it's made of porcelain, undetectable by airport x-rays and costs more than you make in a month." This is painfully wrong. Out of all the Glocks, there never was a Glock 7. Glocks have a polymer frame with a metal slide so they will show on x-rays and metal detectors and they are moderately priced and varies more or less between $400 - $800 depending on caliber and model. I can't help but wonder if Glock wrote that knowing sales would go up.

    All in all, Die Hard 2 remains one of the greatest 1990's action films but as a sequel it was made for the McClane fans that could of used just a
    tad bit more polish before being released. The film is more Christmas themed so it looses its summer feel but like the first, is good anytime of the year. So if you fantasize about running around an airport that's been overtaken by mercenaries, then this is a good place to start. Come to papa, scumbag.

    Personal Rating: 4.5 out of 5
    Director: Renny Harlin
    John McClane: Bruce Willis
    Col. Stuart: William Sadler
    Song: Trailer Exclusive
  • Personal Film Favorites: Die Hard
    The official trailer for Die Hard.

    Die Hard was based off of the novel "Nothing Lasts Forever" and was released July 20'th 1988. The film received explosive (pun intended) praise by both critics and audiences. Upon its release it raised the bar for Action films that has yet to be passed, even 27 years later. Die Hard has spawned four sequels with a rumor of a prequel in the works. It also spawned many video games.

    There's a lot to be found in Die Hard, from adrenaline rushing scenes to slap stick one liners. For almost 30 years the film has been a mandatory Summer and Christmas film. The film also offered us a truly gifted and great man, the late Alan Rickman who is known for his role as Snape in the Harry Potter films. Die Hard was Rickman's first film.

    Die Hard is the 1980's in a nutshell, blood, booms and boobs. The film also advertised some weapons off that have such become icons in both film and games and have also become famous with real life shooters. The Beretta 92FS and the MP5, both fire the world wide famous 9x19 Parabellum round or just simply 9mm. There is a long running joke in the firearms community with people who own the Beretta 92FS, "Careful, they may or may not fantasize about being trapped in a building barefoot that's been over run by terrorists."

    The film also caused tank tops to be sold and gave Fox a new respect since they used their own building (which was under construction at the time) to be blown to piss. It's July so gather around, get that popcorn, take off those shoes, make fists with your toes and if you happen to own a 92FS give it a good cleaning. Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker.


    Personal Rating: 6 out of 5
    Director: John McTiernan
    John McClane: Bruce Willis
    Hans Gruber: Alan Rickman
    Song: Trailer Exclusive
  • Personal Film Favorites: Hitman: Agent 47
    The first official trailer for Hitman: Agent 47.

    Hitman: Agent 47 is based off the hugely selling video game franchise "Hitman." The film is a sequel/reboot to the 2007 film "Hitman" (which received mostly negative reviews by critics yet positive reviews by viewers) and was released in August of 2015 and received overwhelming negative reviews by both critics and viewers. It holds an 8% on Rotten Tomatoes.

    To me this is not a reboot and it's not a sequel, it's the first attempt at a Hitman film because unlike the 2007 film, this had a story and they found an actor that looks more like 47 and had 47's attitude. If only they would of worked more on Friend's hairline it would of been better.

    The film is mainly based off of the first game (Codename 47) but mixes elements of the second game (Silent Assassin) as well. The first 30 minutes of the film is a surprisingly solid Hitman movie but then becomes your standard Hollywood Action film. The sins of the film are great, but not as many as the 2007 abomination.

    I hope there will be a sequel with Rupert as 47 again since he has the role down really well and I hope it will have a much stronger story, less shooting, more stealth. This film had a lot, a believable Hitman universe, 47's gadgets, 47's attitude and it tried to be a Hitman movie. Tried, but not hard enough. If nothing else it's a good action film.

    Personal Rating: 3.5 out of 5
    Director: Aleksander Bach
    47: Rupert Friend
    Katia: Hannah Ware
    Song: "Voodoo Child" by Brick + Mortar (Jimi Hendrix cover)


    • (deleted) Olyphant's performance was way better than this schmuck's. And in the first one, he was agent 47 too. To replace him with a guy who barely has any charisma is beyond me. And the story didn't speak to me either. I turned it off half way through.
    • Robin It was way better than the first one (which had a black hitman??? :p), but the game is still the best though.
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