Sabotage Review – Total Garbage

Sabotage

Arnold Schwarzenegger said he’d be back, and when Arnold speaks, our butts are in the seats. And for every miss like The Last Stand, there’s some good quotable Arnie in Escape Plan… and then there’s Sabotage, the DEA cop thriller by David “End of Watch” Ayers.

The film opens strongly enough with some gun violence, before the two hours we spend with mostly annoying characters, like LOST’s Josh Holloway and The Killing’s Mireille Enos in a role that’s so grating, you may end up offing yourself during the film. Read that carefully: two hours of annoying characters. Well, at least there will be more gunplay right? Would you be surprised if there isn’t as much as the trailers would lead you to believe?

No, Sabotage is a thriller, a “who dunnit” with layers that you don’t give a shit about. Who stole the money? Who really cares, give us something interesting, not cops bantering about their sexual conquests or DEA agents also bantering about their sexual conquests. The pacing is so slow and awkward, balanced poorly with “radical camerawork” like mounting a camera on the muzzle of the gun pointed back at the shooter… FELLINI-ESQUE! And the violence, we keep hearing about how “gory” it is and pushing the limits of the R rating. It doesn’t and it isn’t.

Of the entire cast, it’s Sam Worthington, you know, Avatar’s Jakesully, who gives a real performance, so that should sum up what to expect. Arnold’s fine, but wasted and overall, the film ends up being a letdown and a bore. Skip it completely and pretend it never existed.

ASIDE: And why the F does everybody fire through walls in this movie?

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Into The Storm Teaser Trailer – Bad Weather Ahead!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer – First Look At The New Turtles

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Disney Characters As Walking Dead Survivors

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Hercules Trailer – The Rock Calls It Like He Sees It!

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The Signal Trailer – Something Strange Is Going On

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New Transformers: Age of Extinction Posters – Dangerous Robots Are On The Loose!

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300: Rise Of An Empire Review – FOR SPARTA!!

300 Rise Of An Empire

While not as good or as revolutionary as its predecessor, this prequel/sequel/side-story has enough action, boobs and violence to make any boy happy. The story is fairly straightforward, without any real twists or turns, but it’s all there to move us from one slo-mo fight sequence to the next one. Actors and characters are largely forgettable, outside of Eva Green’s Artemisia. Even the big bad Xerxes is just a bit player in the whole production.

I should have watched the original 300 before this one, as I hadn’t seen it since theaters, but as a nitpick, the digital blood kinda bugged me. Sure, it was probably intended as artistic, but just seemed a little off. Perhaps this is the same as in its predecessor, up to you how you feel about things like this.

Some lazy CG aside, it was nice to be back in the 300 world, though it felt a little dated.

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For – Rodriguez and Miller Are Back!

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The Raid 2 Review – When Story Met Pencak Silat

The Raid 2 Berandal

I really loved the original Raid. It caught me completely off-guard and was such a simple movie with wild action. The Raid 2: Berandal is almost the complete opposite: a film with lofty goals in which I had high expectations of more wild action. To keep it simple: Expectations made.

Sure, you have a 2+ hour film telling a fairly familiar crime story of betrayal and daddy issues. But within those two hours you meet interesting characters, albeit characters designed to fight in exciting ways. You’ve also got some very sick fight and action sequences, wonderful cinematography and camera direction, and for a long movie, it never felt long.

In some ways, it’s better than the goofiness of some of Tony Jaa’s work, on the other, it barely holds a candle to iconic scenes in those films. What I respect is that director/writer, Gareth Evans, went for a story bigger than “guys running up a staircase” and in the end, delivered. It may not be The Godfather, but it has its own special sauce… and makes me super excited to see The Raid 3.

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Afflicted Trailer – A Trip Around The World Goes Horribly Wrong

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Transformers Age of Extinction Trailer – The Rules Have Changed But Has It Changed For The Better?

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Batman Arkham Knight Trailer – Abandon The City Once Again

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Game of Thrones Poster – Valar Morghulis, indeed!

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Non-Stop Review – Liam Neeson And The Plot Are Up In The Air

Non-Stop with Liam Neeson

Non-Stop with Liam Neeson

I love Liam Neesons, but even he can’t get me into a theater to see Unknown or Taken 2. That said, I was curious about Non-Stop as it takes place entirely onboard a plane and I’m always interested in how movies handle one set thrillers… plus the one-two punch of LEGO Movie and Non-Stop seemed like a good time to be a fan of Qui-Gon.

For the first hour and change, it mostly works. Sure, there’s always implausible elements (mobile devices that boast fantastic high-speed connections, etc.) but Neeson’s great and the ensuing mystery is intriguing. There’s also a fairly well-done close quarters fight sequence, and some hilarious improvisational fighting techniques from Neeson that allowed me to have a good time. [click to continue]

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Godzilla Trailer – The Epic Adventure Begins May 16th

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Harold Ramis Dead At 69 – Forty Years of Darkness!

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Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer – “Vengeance”

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Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer – A Raccoon, A Tree and Chris Pratt Walk Into A Bar

Marvel’s epic space adventure is coming to the big screen this August, and our first look at the trailer (or second look, if you were at Comic-Con 2013!) has got our interests piqued. We like that it’s weird, but hope that it’s more clever than what we see at first blush. What do you think?

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‘Legends: A Haunting at Old Town’ – Offering a new type of experience.

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Business has been booming at Ashdown and Sons Undertaking Establishment since 1889, but rumors of the owner, Archibald Ashdown, have started to spread. It seems that he has taken extreme measures to keep his business high, even if he has to produce the bodies himself. “You see, death is how the Ashdowns make a living, and business has been very good” as Archibald would say.

Now the Ashdowns have invited you to their funeral parlor, but the dead won’t stay buried. Leaving you to face the family’s darkest secrets…

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Last Tuesday, we were welcomed back to take part their newest experience. Now on top of being a year round haunt, they are offering “Legend’s Ghosts of Old Town: Haunted History Tour”. This eerie adventure will take you through the stores and eventually into the haunted parlor itself, sharing all the scary stories that have been passed down. I appreciated it a lot because they didn’t try and make you believe, it was truly a sharing experience and you take from it what you will. The tales of been collected by shop owners and what they may have seen themselves. Our guide and co-owner of the haunt, Dan Carro (Seen above), was excellent. Nothing was rushed and we could take our time to ask questions, share our own stories, and maybe if you’re lucky… come across your own paranormal happenings.

If you dare to embark on the experience, they open to the public this Tuesday, Febuary 18th and will take place Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The tour begins at 8pm and lasts roughly 60-70 minutes.

For tickets and more information visit their Website or Facebook Page

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