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Review: Accident Man

Scott Adkins is Mike Fallon, an assassin who specialises in making his kills look like accidents, and then heads off to the pub to beat people up in what he refers to as Post-Murder Therapy. Mike’s not in a great head space at the moment, to be honest. His girl has left him, and being an arrogant dickhead with an inflated opinion of his masculine appeal to women, Mike can’t understand that. Worse, she left him for another woman (Ashley Greene), and he can’t even begin to get his head around that one. Mike is one of a collection of assorted eccentric assassins who all join up at a watering hole called The Oasis, which is manned by Mike’s no-nonsense mentor, a former assassin called Big Ray (Ray Stevenson), who now lives somewhat of a quite life behind the bar. The plot kicks in when Mike finds out that his cheating ex-girlfriend has been killed in an attack that Mike suspects was an inside job. So which one of Mike’s fellow assassins carried out the kill? And on whose orders? Michael J…

Review: WarGames

High school teen Matthew Broderick hacks into the school’s computer system to change grades to show off to pretty classmate Ally Sheedy. On a high and a bit cocky, he then takes on a riskier task: Hacking into the new whizz bang super computer system at NORAD (North American Aerospace Defence Command), which to anyone born after the 1980s is basically a warning and protection system for North America. Yeah, this kid’s cocky but he sure ain’t a thinker with any sense of foresight whatsoever. This one action sets off a whole catastrophic chain reaction as the computer system starts to play its war games simulations ‘for realsies’…and it may not be able to be stopped. Oops. Dabney Coleman is the man behind the implementation of new system which is dubbed ‘Joshua’, with John Wood as its reclusive inventor. Barry Corbin plays the stern, no-nonsense General. Eddie Deezen and Maury Chaykin play geeks, whilst Art LaFleur, John Spencer, and Michael Madsen (in his screen debut) are seen early a…

Review: The Blood Beast Terror

Peter Cushing stars as a Scotland Yard detective-inspector investigating a series of strange murders that leave the victims drained of blood and covered in unusual scratches. Robert Flemyng plays an entomologist acquaintance who might be able to shed some light on this bizarre mystery. Wanda Ventham (Benedict Cumberbatch’s mum!) plays Flemyng’s pretty daughter, whilst Vanessa Howard plays Cushing’s daughter, and William Wilde plays a foppish young entomology enthusiast whom Ventham takes a shine to. Robert Flemyng reportedly hated working on it, and Peter Cushing apparently considered it the worst movie he ever appeared in. Cushing was known for being an utter gentleman, with even long-time friend and co-star Christopher Lee writing in his autobiography about just how gentle and rarely to complain the man was. So one wonders, is this 1968 creature feature/murder-mystery hybrid is bad as all that? Well, my guess is Cushing’s feelings are more akin to Flemyng’s, in that the experience o…