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Rage of Honor – 1987 – Sho Kosugi is the King Ninja

The thing about referring to Sho Kosugi as a ninja on the cover is of course a way to market the movie. It’s the same for me. I mention Sho Kosugi and Ninja in the same sentence to try to get your attention. Did I succeed? The fact is the this movie has very little to do with ninjas as I see it. There are the occasional throwing star but that’s about it. There are...

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Final Impact – 1992 – Lorenzo Lamas

First of all I need to confess that I have kind of a fetish for Lorenzo Lamas movies.  I can’t say what it is about these films that lure me in but there is something there for sure. Maybe it’s the Martial Arts elements that often are there? I don’t think it’s for his acting abilities at least. Lorenzo Lamas is not a good actor. He can deliver lines of dialog but the characters usually...

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Darkweb – 2016 – Human Hunt

I wouldn’t call myself obsessed with reality-TV films but I sure do find them interesting. Especially when they explore the darker sides of humanity. What are people really prepared to do to other people to make money on their suffering? In this case, a young woman is kidnapped and forced to participate in a human hunt. Of course, she is the prey. For a huge amount of money, wealthy people pay for the privilege to...

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Rogue One – 2016 – A Star Wars Story

A long time ago in a galaxy far away… Well, doesn’t all Star Wars films start in the same way? I think this approach is a stroke of genius actually. To put the story in the past rather than the future. This might very well be the one thing that divides Star Wars from all the other  Sci-Fi flicks out there. It’s also a long continuous saga that soon will span over even more adventurous...

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Pray for Death – 1985 – Sho Kusugi is the master ninja!

The first film I ever saw with Sho Kosugi was a flick called Ninja III –  The Domination. The VHS copy was a fourth or fifth generation copy so the quality was pretty messed up( the Blu-ray edition is now among my belongings). I liked the story though and I have been hooked on Ninja flicks ever since. Not that I have many in my collection but I’m in no hurry. The Other day I got...

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The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 2 – 2015

The Hunger Games Mockingjay part 2 begins right where the earlier film left of. It should since it’s more or less the same film. Only a real long one if it weren’t divided. It’s not a really worthy closure of the story though. I feel like it underestimate its audience. It’s not hard to figure out what’s going to happen in the end. The main story is so obvious that it isn’t even funny. It’s...

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Stonehenge Apocalypse – 2010

I’ve always been fascinated by mystic places and things that mankind can’t explain. It might be mythical places like Shangri-La or ancient cities in South America. Of course, Stonehenge is no exception. Why are those stones there? Who put them there? How did they manage to move the enormous blocks from so far away? I’ve also always been fascinated by disaster movies and Sci-Fi. Som when these premises are combined in the same movie it...

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The Hunger Games – The Mockingjay Part 1 – 2014

When a film passes the criteria for a trilogy and becomes four connected movies you realize that the story is quite long. I’m not sure if The Hunger Games should be considered four different movies though. The story spans over all four parts and it’s not only connected by the theme. The story itself is dived through four films. The last two are even connected by name Mockingjay part 1 & 2. I think these...

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – 2013

To be honest I thought this Hunger Games sequel – Catching Fire, would be more or less a reprise of the first movie. I wasn’t sure how they would explain it story-wise but in a totalitarian regime I guess anything is possible. Even promises to the people can be broken. Hey! Who am I kidding? This is done by politicians every day in the real world. Why should the Hunger Games universe be any different?...

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The Hunger Games – 2012 – Macabre…

I saw The Hunger Games before. In fact, when it was still new and maybe not as hyped as it has become. I wasn’t that impressed. The similarities with the Japanese movie Battle Royale were too great to really let this sink in. Because if we’re going to be honest here. The Hunger Games isn’t half as macabre as Battle Royale. There isn’t as much shock value and there isn’t the really raw feel to...