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Mar 29 2024

Dogman : Movie Review

The best that can be said about Luc Besson’s Dogman is that it keeps your attention. Starting in medias res and looping back from past to present, at least there’s enough there to make you want to see what happens next. Now, whether you can hang with weirdness for weirdness’ sake and veer wildly along […]
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Jul 18 2017

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

I’m not a new-generation video game fan, which is probably why the charm of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (hereafter referred to as simply Valerian) was lost on me. In previous reviews for Pacific Rim and Kong: Skull Island, I decry the overuse of computer-generated imagery (CGI) when it becomes the story as […]
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Jul 25 2014

Lucy

Luc Besson has already written/produced two mediocre action films this year  — “Brick Mansions” and “3 Days to Kill” —  but it’s his directorial effort “Lucy” that is the most surprisingly terrible of the lot. Scarlett Johansson plays the title character, a vaguely intemperate American living in Taiwan who, against her will, ends up being […]
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Feb 26 2014

3 Days to Kill

What do you get when you mix a feel-good family drama, an offbeat comedy and an action thriller with a terminally ill lead character? If it’s written by Luc Besson and directed by McG, you get a film so bad, so utterly preposterous, that it’s kinda sorta entertaining. Well, at least some of the time. […]
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Oct 5 2012

Taken 2

(This review was originally published on October 5, 2012 at Reel Film News) In “Taken 2”, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) re-employs his ‘particular set of skills’ to save himself and his family from abduction in Istanbul. He should have used common sense instead. That way, he might have been left with enough stamina to overcome […]
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