Review: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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Stuck in development turmoil for years, Mad Max: Fury Road – the fourth in the franchise – returns us to George Miller’s one-of-a-kind post-apocalyptic badlands for a full-throttle, action-packed whirlwind of elite madness. Haunted by his past and left wandering the harsh desert alone, Max (Tom Hardy) is unwittingly swept up in a desperate attempt to flee the tyrannical clutches of Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) lead by Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron). Continue reading “Review: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)”

Review: The Expendables 3 (2014)

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Sylvester Stallone and his ragtag team of ageing action heroes return in The Expendables 3, the third and potentially final entry in the increasingly preposterous, testosterone-fuelled franchise. Under the helm of Red Hill director Patrick Hughes, The Expendables 3 finds Barney (Stallone) up against old partner-turned-foe Conrad Stonebacks (Mel Gibson), this time with some new, younger and more tech-savvy mercenaries along for the ride. Continue reading “Review: The Expendables 3 (2014)”

Review: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (2012)

A nameless criminal, dubbed Driver (Mel Gibson), finds himself in one of the world’s most reprehensible prisons after unwittingly crashing onto Mexican soil in a car loaded with $2 million of stolen cash. With prospects of a release low, Driver slowly comes to terms with his surroundings, striking up an unlikely relationship with a ten year old boy (Kevin Hernandez) hellbent on avenging his father’s death. Through any means necessary, and with the aid of his new-found Continue reading “Review: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (2012)”