The Expendables 3 (2014)

The Expendables 3 (2014)

Expectations are usually set in concrete by the time the third entry of a franchise is reached, and The Expendables 3 is no exception. You know you’re in for a lot of action, cheesy one-liners, and the kind of plot that can be hung from a clothesline. On that level,… Continue reading

20 Years Later: True Lies (1994)

True Lies (1994)

20 Years Ago It pretty much goes without saying that True Lies encompasses just about everything a thirteen-year-old boy could want in a movie. It has a sense of humor, lots of cartoonishly over-the-top action scenes, and even a racy striptease because, well, it just feels like it. I knew… Continue reading

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) – “It’s Over (‘Goodbye’)” By Brad Fiedel

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day was my very first R-rated film. I remember, as a 10-year-old, watching it at a friend’s house. My Mom was none too pleased to find out I had seen such a violent film. For me, it was like Christmas. Even without fully understanding the finer details of… Continue reading

Sabotage (2014)

Sabotage (2014)

You know fun? Think the exact opposite of that and you’ll be in the right mindset for Sabotage, an exceedingly dreary and uninteresting revenge/whodunit that easily ranks as one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s worst films. Stripped of his larger-than-life persona and forced to play a grieving widower and leader of a… Continue reading

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

The Terminator said he’d be back! I do not know how many people thought it would take twelve years, however. Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines is a shockingly successful sequel to two films that set the standard for modern science-fiction, each in their own way. T3 is minus mastermind… Continue reading