80s, Action, Mook

Blastfighter (1984)— Movie Reviews by a Mook

This time, the movie poster definitely captures some of what happens, like vehicle explosions. For a mix of hixploitation and revenge cinema set in the woods, there are a surprising number of cars and trucks that get blown up. Yet there is only one rainstorm and no lightning, so I feel a little let down. […]

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Action, Drama, Modern

American Assassin (2017) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

Mel Brooks once told Jerry Seinfeld some years ago that he liked to eat dinner with Carl Reiner once a week and watch what he called “secure the perimeter movies,” meaning the kind of movies where at some point someone would utter the line “Secure the perimeter.” Two of the greatest comedic minds of all […]

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90s, Action, Mook, Thriller

Silent Trigger (1996) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

A tower. A ridiculously massive sniper rifle. A couple of folks with a history who dislike and yet obviously lust after each other. A couple of unusual security guards. A stoic Dolph Lundgren. Silent Trigger is the kind of borderline action thriller that is cheap, occasionally sleazy, and somehow tries to be philosophical and end […] […]

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Action, Aliens, Child Killers, Dead Things, Fantasy, Horror, Killer Children, Modern, Mook, Sci-Fi

Psycho Goreman (2021) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

Ever wonder what twisted thoughts lurk in the darkest corners of Canada? If you figured it included Saturday morning Sentai shows, troubling family dynamics, and aliens potentially questioning their sexuality, then you know a lot more about Canada than I do. And you’d also somehow be right, which just makes this weirder. After deftly crushing […] […]

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90s, Action, Aliens, Horror, Monsters, Sci-Fi

Legion (1998) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

Made-for-TV misadventures, is there anything grander? Don’t answer that, we both know there isn’t. Legion is another made-for-tv movie, a 1998 science fiction horror picture that borrows more than a little from the likes of Aliens, Predator, and The Dirty Dozen. It’s a story of prisoner soldiers in wartime turning on each other to confront […] […]

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