The Fatal Raid Review

The Fatal Raid (2019) Movie Review

There might be a good movie lurking around in there somewhere – or at least a shamelessly entertaining one – but everyone’s hard work on The Fatal Raid is so severely undone for English speaking audiences that it’s difficult to tell. While the action is still interesting to look at, the atrocious subtitles seriously diminish the context needed for any of it to really mean anything.

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Raging Fire Review

Raging Fire (2021) Movie Review

Almost epic in scope, Raging Fire may not always be believable, but it’s a constantly entertaining crime thriller with a great story. Doing the preliminary legwork to fully flesh-out its characters – on both sides of the badge – certainly pays off, since we’re far more invested in them when the bullets begin to fly. Donnie Yen has seldom been better, digging into a role that showcases both his physical and dramatic skills. This is, so far, the best action movie of the year.

The House Next Door: Meet The Blacks 2 Review

The House Next Door: Meets The Blacks 2 (2021) Movie Review

The entire cast certainly give their all, but the humor is embarrassingly juvenile. Loading the dialogue with expletives, misogyny and the n-word – mostly shouted at maximum volume – doesn’t make these stupidly-rendered characters or situations any funnier. However, it’s safe to assume that anyone who thought Meet the Blacks was hilarious will love The House Next Door. They’ll also be happy to learn it ends with the promise of another sequel. Everyone else can consider that a threat.

Midnight in the Switchgrass Review

Midnight in the Switchgrass (2021) Movie Review

In the handful of scenes he appears in, Willis makes his indifference painfully obvious with a performance so lackadaisical that it’s actually a distraction. Worse yet, we get the impression he thinks he’s doing everyone a favor just by showing up. Instead, his appearance is a sad reminder that Midnight in the Switchgrass is little more than derivative video fodder. Sorry, Bruce, but I’ve lost all faith in you.

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