Prime in the Dustbin: ‘The Executioner Part II’ (1984)

When you’re in the mood for a gritty, urban action movie set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, you could do much better than The Executioner Part II, a sequel for a movie that doesn’t actually exist.

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Turbo Kid a Retro-Charged Mad Max Lite, And That’s Just Fine

“This is the future. The world as we know it is gone. Scarred by endless wars, humanity struggles to survive in the ruins of the old world. This is the … Continue reading Turbo Kid a Retro-Charged Mad Max Lite, And That’s Just Fine

On the Road Warrior with Terry Hayes

Apocalypticism is all the rage, again, as it has been. We just can’t get enough of the world falling apart around us. Maybe cuz there’s a few wee inklings we’re … Continue reading On the Road Warrior with Terry Hayes

Starship Troopers, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bugs

I’ve already written two pieces on TIFF’s Paul Verhoeven retrospective (“Agent Provocateur: The Films of Paul Verhoeven” and “Comedy of Eros: Verhoven’s Lurid Pair”). I never figured I was a … Continue reading Starship Troopers, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bugs

Saturday At The Movies: The Last Stand

Is The Last Stand the last action film for Arnold Schwarzenegger? Probably not (in fact, he’s teaming up with Sly Stallone for Escape Plan, due out in September), but Arnie’s … Continue reading Saturday At The Movies: The Last Stand