HUMMEL Review: Wrath of Man

My outstanding fatwa against Guy Ritchie remains intact. My brief respite from disregarding his output was put on hold last year when I watched The Gentlemen and loved it. Then I watched Wrath of Man and my interest slowly faded… I should qualify that statement. Wrath of Man isn’t a terrible film. It’s a bog-standardContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Wrath of Man”

AIREY – ‘Soldier’ Retrospective: The Forgotten ‘Blade Runner’ Successor

Very few science fiction movies have brought about more debate than the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner. The feature would inspire a 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049 produced by Scott and directed by Denis Villeneuve.  However, there is one overlooked flick that is considered a “spiritual successor” of sorts to Blade Runner. It wasContinue reading “AIREY – ‘Soldier’ Retrospective: The Forgotten ‘Blade Runner’ Successor”

HUMMEL Review: The Marksman (2021)

I’m starting to question what the purpose of Liam Neeson movies is at this point. How many times can one actor make crappy ripoffs of one successful action movie and still remain a popular actor? Evidently the answer is ALOT. Take 2, Taken 3, Unknown, Non-Stop, Run All Night, The Commuter, Cold Pursuit, Honest ThiefContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: The Marksman (2021)”

HUMMEL Review – Monster Hunter (2020)

What is there to say at this point about the works of Paul W.S. Anderson? Even when he was making marginally more creative films like Event Horizon and Soldier, his works still him squarely in the B-Film side of Hollywood. Since then he became the central creative of the long running Resident Evil franchise andContinue reading “HUMMEL Review – Monster Hunter (2020)”

Review: Hard Boiled (1992: John Woo: Hong Kong)

“I may be crazy but I’m not a monster.” – John Woo Chinese title 辣手神探 which is a rough translation of: Ruthless Super Cop or Spicy Hand Smart Detective; this was the same Chinese title used for Dirty Harry (1971). This movie is an end of an era. The last directed movie Woo would makeContinue reading “Review: Hard Boiled (1992: John Woo: Hong Kong)”