Avengers Grimm (2015) – Film Sips

“Avengers Grimm”

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Oh what wonderful silliness! It is exactly what I expected from The Asylum, and starring Caspar Van Dien. Queen Snow White and princesses, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Rapunzel, along with Red Riding Hood, are the Avengers, who must fight Rumpelstiltskin and the Big Bad Wolf, after they’ve been transported to the modern world, in this “suspend your disbelief and just go with it” flick. It’s not overly memorable, but has some decent make up, gore effects, and in general isn’t too bad for an Asylum movie.  If you decide to check this out, Lou Ferrigno, as Iron John, is the best part.

Shark Killer (2015) – Film Sips

“Shark Killer”

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Not really a “shark movie,” but it is an entertaining action flick.  I really enjoyed the beautiful and talented Erica Cerra, as Jasmine, and the comedic arrogance of Derek Theler’s, as Chase.  They had great chemistry.  It really starts picking up toward the end when Chase and Jake (Paul du Toit) begin revealing their back story.   Sadly, Arnold Vosloo’s talents are pretty much wasted in such a minor role.

All in all, a light entertaining action/thriller that happens to have sharks and eye candy.

Turbo Kid (2015) – Film Sips

“Turbo Kid”

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This Canadian/New Zealand indie film was a lot of fun. Featuring the iconic Michael Ironside, doing what he does best.   A movie that was written and filmed to seem as if it were shot in the 80’s and set in post apocalyptic late 1997. What a great concept! For the most part, really well done. Would have been better had they stuck to all practical effects. Though I did enjoy the “sploosh” when The Kid used the glove. Apple is an awesome character. “This is my Gnome Stick!”

This is totally worth watching, especially if you’re a fan of cheesy 80’s flicks.  It’s currently available on Amazon.

Apokalips X (2014) – Film

“Apokalips X”

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In a dystopian future, ravaged by chemical warfare, the ruminants of humanity formed clans or gangs, lead by the Big Brothers, for protection.  These gangs battled through the years, and now have an agreement of peace so they might survive.  As the younger generation struggles under the weight of this agreement, one of the Big Brothers has decided that he will conquer and rule over them all. Continue reading

Snakes on a Plane (2006) – Film

“Snakes on a Plane”

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While vacationing in Hawaii, Sean witnesses a murder.  Although he doesn’t come forward, the people responsible track him down.  So do the FBI, who take him into protective custody and fly the red eye to L.A.  However, the flight has some unexpected passengers. Continue reading

Jake Speed (1986) – Film

“Jake Speed”

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When Margaret Winston’s sister is kidnapped, Grandpa knows just who to contact to rescue her.   Unfortunately, Jake Speed is a fictional character from a pulp novel series.  Or so everyone believes. Uncertain of his claims, but unwilling to give up hope, Margaret is swept away by the real life Jake Speed in the adventure of a lifetime, she travels to Africa to save her sister from slavery. Continue reading

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) – Film

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

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Set 10 years following the previous installment of the updated POTA franchise, society has collapsed under sweeping loss of human life due to the effects of the virus which was supposed to be the cure for Alzheimer’s disease and enhanced the intelligence of the apes on whom the drugs were tested.  The genetically enhanced Apes have built their own village and the building blocks of their society, under the guidance of their leader, Caesar.  A group of Humans, lead by Malcolm, who are trying to restart a dam to produce hydroelectric power, stumble across the Apes.   A fragile truce is negotiated.  However fear and prejudice on  both the Human and Ape sides soon shatter that peace and spark a war to determine who will be the dominant species on Earth. Continue reading

Independence Day (1996) – Film

“Independence Day”

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One day the world wakes up  to find UFOs on the horizon.  As the alien ships start to destroy major cities around the world, the story follows  groups of survivors, including the President of the US, some of his staff, a cable repair man and his father, a soldier and his family, and an alcoholic crop dusting, veteran combat pilot, and his children.  These and other survivors join forces to fight the alien invasion. Continue reading

Croczilla (2012) – Film

“Croczilla”

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Wang Xiaoxing, a young boy has befriended a giant crocodile named Amao which lives at his grandfather, Bald Liu’s crocodile farm.  Xiaoxing’s father, Wang Beiji, is a police officer who finds himself faced with a very frantic Wen Yan, who had a run in with Amao in a tea field, where Amao ate her handbag which contained her life savings of 100k Euros.  Now Officer Wang is faced with finding Amao as she tries to return to the crocodile farm to lay eggs. Continue reading

Godzilla (2014) – Film

“Godzilla”

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Ford Brody, a Naval bomb expert with a young family has just returned from active duty.  He receives a call that his father, Joe, has been arrested in Japan trying to enter a quarantine area where an incident at a nuclear power plant had killed his mother 15 years previously.  Joe Brody, Ford’s father, the scientist who was in charge at the time believes that there is more going on than just a malfunction and has been researching it on his own all these years when the same events start to happen again. Continue reading