Tagged: Film Torments

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Film Torments: Black Eagle (1988)

In the halcyon days of the early 90s came the Gotterdammerung of the action star. Though budgets skyrocketed – peaking with the $100 million masterpiece that is True Lies – the era of the muscle-bound...

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Film Torments: Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

To be perfectly honest, Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing doesn’t really belong amidst the bilge of your average Film Torment. It’s beautifully filmed, (mostly) well-acted, and evokes an easy nostalgia for a better...

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Film Torments: The Lion King (2019)

THIS TIME on Torments, Dan sighs heavily. Spoilers ahead. It’s easy to see the appeal of remakes. Taking a piece of media from another time offers ripe opportunities to re-contextualise and re-interpret it, allowing...

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Film Torments: Garzey’s Wing (1996)

THIS TIME on Torments, Dan examines an anime disaster. In the world of anime, Original Video Animations (OVAs) are straight-to-video releases usually made to serve as a sidebar for an ongoing series. They often...

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Film Torments: Barb Wire (1996)

THIS TIME on Torments, Dan looks at a rightly forgotten relic. For those who grew up in the 1990s, Baywatch hit its peak just outside of the collective memory. Asserting itself into international pop-culture...

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Film Torments: The Clones of Bruce Lee (1980)

THIS TIME on Film Torments, Dan takes a look at a standard-bearer for a forgotten sub-genre. Exploitation as a cinematic phenomenon comes in all forms and fashions. As the name implies, films that snuggle...

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Film Torments: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

THIS TIME on Torments, Dan looks at a sequel to a video game movie. There’s a visceral pleasure to be found in playing fighting games. Even beyond the competitive aspect and deep mechanics, chaining...

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Film Torments: Christmas Wedding Planner (2017)

THIS TIME on Torments, Dan sees off 2018 with a Yuletide log. Christmas has come and gone. Whether you’ll be pleased or not about this fact will suggest something about your character, but it goes without saying that the...