Now that Mercy has finally seen it, Crandall & Mercy take a proper look at all of the leathery faces and steroids that “The Expendables” has to offer. Do Sly and the boys bring the goods? Check it out.
Archive for September, 2010
Snake Plissken?! We thought he was dead! John Carpenter’s classic sci-fi actioner “Escape From New York” finally hits Blu-Ray and we’ve got a review right here! Does it still hold up?
This review speaks for itself. Legion is a turd.
The TV shows continue to roll in as we get deeper into the month. One of the bigger bombs of the summer makes it to blu-ray hoping to find an audience…but are these worth your time?
PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME & LETTERS TO JULIET
After a lot of hype regarding the bulking up of Jake Gyllenhaal, Prince of Persia became just another disappointing ‘video game movie’. I think it was probably dismissed a bit prematurely. It’s not on the level of recent Bruckheimer action/fantasy epics (like the first Pirates) but it’s going for that tone and it definitely has some good moments. If you can turn your brain off (seriously, the plot is idiotic so thinking about it will just piss you off) and go with the action/spectacle and Ben Kingsley in eyeliner, you may have a fun time.
Letters to Juliet I did not get around to seeing, but heard it is fine for what it is – a light predictable Rom-Com (much like the Queen Latifah vehicle Just Wright, also out this week). I like Amanda Seyfried and Christopher Egan was fantastic on the underrated/quickly canceled Kings, so this may be worth a look. Fringe, Glee and a must see TV show also out this week
When you’re pushed, reviewin’ is as easy as breathin’. Stallone returns as everyone’s favourite first-blood drawing Vietnam vet in the extended cut of Rambo IV, retitled “John Rambo” for this special blu-ray release. Is this the definitive, must see version? Find out here!
The first week of September brings two of the bigger bombs of summer, a few decent catalogue titles and a slew of GREAT TV. It’s time to play catch up to get ready for the fall season!
KILLERS & MACGRUBER
Not to be confused with the similarly themed Knight & Day, Killers was the other action rom-com that failed to connect with audiences. I’m not sure if it’s any good because it was one of the few movies I skipped this summer.
MacGruber on the other hand is a bizarre action comedy that tanked hard but has some extremely funny moments. You’ve never seen so many throats ripped out in a single movie, not to mention two howl inducing sex scenes. It’s definitely not for everyone but if you like obscure oddball humour, you should get a kick out of it, I know I sure did. Tons more great releases this week
Crandall & Mercy pull a Siskel & Ebert and kick each other’s asses over whether Kick-Ass kicks ass or licks ass! What did you think? Hit the comments and give a yay or nay to Nic Cages’ Adam West inspired performance.
It’s time to man up as Crandall & Mercy review Stallone’s newest shoot ‘em up/blow ‘em up, The Expendables starring pretty much any actor who’s ever fired a gun, blown something up or killed a man with his bare hands in a movie (or tried to kill one in a UFC cage or wresting ring…Steven Seagal, JCVD and Chuck Norris excluded). Warning: the amount of leathery faces and steroids in use is off the charts.
Crandall & Mercy take a stroll in the post-apocalyptic wasteland with Denzel in the Hughes Brothers’ newest flick, “The Book of Eli.” This isn’t a run-of-the-mill actioner, it’s actually got a lot of heart and one of the most shocking twists in recent memory.
Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals and a terribly mis-cast Mila Kunis.