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  • White Tiger

    White Tiger

    ★½

    Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is the only one infusing any life into this snoozer. I feel like Gary Daniels should have been a bigger star, but then I watch something like this where he isn’t giving any personality to his blank slate character and I think, “yeah, maybe his career turned out about right.”

  • Killer Crocodile

    Killer Crocodile

    ★★★

    There is so much filler here, but holy crap when this movie is actually giving you what you want, it's AMAZING. Extra credit for having some of the stupidest characters I've ever seen in a movie, on every possible level.

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  • The Marine

    The Marine

    ★★★★

    Sometimes, you just want a cheeseburger. You don't even want a particularly good cheeseburger. You want a greasy, nasty one that your stomach will probably pay for later. The Marine is that cheeseburger. It's formulaic, predictable and dumb, but it wears those traits in all the best ways. Cena may have the charisma of a tree stump, but he's only supposed to look good running through swamps, punching dudes, firing machine guns and jumping out of exploding buildings. Also, I…

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    ★½

    This already feels like the most well-tread ground in the world, but this is one of the most frustrating movies I've ever watched. Its tone is inconsistent, swerving from serious senate debates to slapstick goofiness with Jar Jar. But its biggest problem is that it's flat-out amateurish filmmaking. Filmmaking with hundreds of millions of dollars behind it, but it's still amateurish, with a complete lack of direction for the actors, direction for the FX work or even an understanding of…