A Million Ways to Die in the West

I don’t know Seth MacFarlane. I’ve never seen Family Guy, or Ted, or his apparently squirmy presentation at the Oscars. I’ve never seen him interviewed or read an opinion piece on him. So I came to A Million Ways to Die in the West with no expectations whatsoever. Which was a good thing, I think….

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Non-Stop

Poor Liam Neeson. With his travel luck, he should probably never leave home. After Paris, that thing in Berlin, Istanbul – oh and that flight from Alaska too – he’s now an air marshall on a flight from New York to London that’s in the process of being hijacked by a dastardly criminal who sends…

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Taken 2

The first Taken movie was a brisk and entertaining affair, where the good guys were clearly in peril and the bad guys were shadowy and scary and ruthless. I liked the fact that there were no dumb-ass Arnie wisecracks, I loved the fact that there was no snappy black dude side-kick for occasional levity and…

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The Grey

The Grey is set in the aftermath of a devastating plane crash, deep in the Alaskan wilderness. The handful of oil men who’ve survived the initial impact find themselves in the heart of wolf territory, and the enraged pack seeks to drive off the intruders, picking off the stragglers like so many wounded caribou, one…

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Taken

Not exactly an advert for tourism to the City of Light, Taken revolves around a human trafficking ring that’s kidnapping tourists newly arrived in Paris, and shipping them off to cruel sexual slavery. Unfortunately for one particular gang of Albanians (this year’s recipient of Most Vilified Nation in Hollywood Award…..¬†¬†that’s right, Albanians), the girl they’ve…

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