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Lockout (2012)
3 months ago via Flixster

The tagline reads "DIE HARD meets BLADE RUNNER" which is the kind of observation a which might come from a clueless reviewer who doesn't actually watch movies, and certainly hasn't seen ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. Or OUTLAND. Or ALIEN 3. Or even BLADE RUNNER for that matter.

The story is ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, but protagonist Snow is no Snake Plissken. Despite a great actor (make no mistake, Guy Pearce is a great actor) in the role, the mouthy narcissist is such a mean-spirited wisecracker that his vibe is more asshole than badass.

I also have to say, I love Peter Stormare but it takes a special kind of idiot to cast him as a member of the US President's cabinet.

Thankfully it gets better from there. The pace is set quickly and as with any Luc Besson production the action is wild fun. Guy Pearce does a lot of more subdued roles so it's great to see him just run around and kick ass for awhile. Maggie Grace actually gets the better character of the two, making an effective rescuee-turned-sidekick.

Sometimes stupid but mostly fun.

Death Race 3: Inferno
3 months ago via Flixster

The Death Race DTV prequels are consistently better than a lot of crappy big studio pics that get shown in theaters. Amazingly they do so while injecting great new actors and maintaining impressive continuity.

Green Lantern
Green Lantern (2011)
3 months ago via Flixster

Extended cut? This was years too long to begin with.