Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Videovangaurd 's review of Point Blank (2011).

Point Blank.

 Cast:  Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem

Writers:  Guillame Lemans, Fred Cavaye

Director: Fred Cavaye

**'s out of four.

                                         (U.S. Theatrical Poster)

Samuel Pierret(Gilles Lellouche) has a good life.  He is about to be promoted to head nurse and his wife Nadia(Elena Anaya) is about to give birth to their first child at any moment.  Yes sir it looks like everything is going good for our French hero, but we all know when things are going good they are about to get really bad.   One night our nurse unknowingly saves a criminal Hugo Sartet(Roschdy Zem)  from being killed.   His henchmen know that their boss is not safe so they take the iniative and kidnapp Samuel's wife as trade to get him out of the hospital.     What follows is a fun action movie with some cool twists in the plot and some great characters but non of it was really memorable.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Videovangaurd presents: The Weekend Movie Watch, 08/19/2011.

Yes folks it is that time again for me to post the upcoming movies that are out in theaters this weekend. I apologize for missing last week's entry,I was away visiting relatives. Besides there wasn't any movies out at that time that peaked my interest anyways. So let's get cracking at some new flicks you can check out.

Note****   All of these reviews are based solely on the trailer.  I have not seen these movies. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

"Hobo With a Shotgun" film review on The Videovangaurd

Hobo with a Shotgun

Cast: Rutgar Hauer,Molly Dunsworth

Writers: John Davies,Jason Eisener,Rob Cotterill

Director: Jason Eisener

 * and 1/2 *'s out of four

                                            (Theatrical Poster)

"Hobo with a Shotgun" started off as a fake trailer contest for the movie "Grindhouse" from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. Now that fake trailer has been extended into a feature length movie starring Rutger Hauer as the homeless man who dispenses his own brand of justice. Usually I love these type of over the top action films with their excessive gore and the cheesy one note acting. Unfortunately this movie goes so far over the top it becomes more of a satire of grind house films instead of an homage. It felt like the filmmakers were more interested in gruesome violence than a good story. Which is a shame because this film had potential.