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Jon Cross checked in to Red Hill
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Red Hill

“#245 of 2013 - A good, First Blood-esque film with a lot of potential and some great performances. Gets a tad repetitive in places but the payoff makes it all the more worth it. A nice little action thriller with a good decent ozploitation-heyday vibe.”

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Jon Cross checked in to Sudden Death
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Sudden Death

“#244 of 2013 - In a nutshell, it's very obviously, Die Hard at the Stanley Cup final with Van Damme. Its wholesale stealing from Die Hard is done clumsily and without understanding but it's such an over-the-top lot of fun that you don't care. Van Damme...”

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Jon Cross checked in to The Factory
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The Factory

“#243 of 2013 - The hunt for a very sick and twisted serial kidnapper/killer takes a personal and grittier turn when a police detective's daughter is taken. Not quite exciting enough and the audience is easily ahead of the characters in terms of all the...”

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The Numbers Station

“#242 of 2013 - A so-so script, pretty decent direction and much better acting than it deserves makes this quiet, quick but mostly redundant little thriller a decent enough time passer but not much else. ”

Jon Cross
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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

“#241 of 2013 - After a slow start, prolonged, ludicrous and unnecessary cold-turkey induced hallucinations and too much waffling, this interesting take on what would happen if a drug addled Sherlock Holmes met Sigmund Freud gradually picks up steam int...”

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Jon Cross checked in to Protector, The
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Protector, The

“#240 of 2013 - Glickenhaus brings his usual madness to this Jackie Chan vehicle. Everyone in the film looks uncomfortable to be there but the stunts are top notch and Jimmy "The Glick" Glickenhaus doesn't let you down with over the top violence, an irr...”

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Jon Cross checked in to The Sea Wolves
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The Sea Wolves

“#239 of 2013 - A boys own adventure based on the true story of the sinking of 3 German ships during WWII by a bunch of old British blokes. It's proper stiff-upper-lip derring do and worth it for the exotic locations, the superb acting, the wry humour a...”

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Jon Cross checked in to Wake in Fright
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Wake in Fright

“#238 of 2013 - A stunning and haunting portrayal of one man's descent into a lost week of hell set against the backdrop of the Australian outback. Every shot is utterly beautiful, even if the acts and situations being depicted aren't. The acting is per...”

Jon Cross
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Original Gangsters

“#237 of 2013 - Superfly, Shaft, Coffy, The Hammer and Black Gunn all in the same film directed by the man who brought us Black Caesar?
Original Gangstas is like The Expendables of Blaxploitation.
It's a bit over the top but it really had to be to buy...”

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Jon Cross checked in to That Man Bolt
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That Man Bolt

“#236 of 2013 - A semi decent attempt to do a James Bond like film for the Blaxploitation era. It's a shame it's not better written and more pact/action packed because it would've been great to have seen The Hammer (Williamson) turn this into a series.
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Jon Cross
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Badge of the Assassin

“#235 of 2013 - An odd film, made for TV, that is part legal drama, part cop drama, part blaxploitation and part historical book adaptation. It is in this latter part that the film falls down. The film, I guess, in order to make it more exciting or some...”

Jon Cross
about 1 yearReply
Seven Blood-Stained Orchids

“#233 of 2013 - An early giallo. Not bad. A decent mystery, some decent bits but overall not as horrific, tense, gory or fun as I would've liked. Not a bad film though. Just a bit like an extended TV mystery, with tits.”

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Jon Cross checked in to Deep Red (1975)
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Deep Red (1975)

“#232 of 2013- A fantastic giallo with perfect style, a tremendous soundtrack, mad performances and a plot that makes little sense how it all links together (in the traditional sense) but still a fantastic watch.
Definitely one of Argento's best but de...”

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Jon Cross checked in to Con Air
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Con Air

“#231 of 2013 - Nonsense machismo with ludicrous slow-mo, mad explosions and the most ridiculous of electric guitar soundtracks. Still it has some enjoyably watchable performances from a great cast delivering infantile dialogue in a jaw droopingly hilar...”

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Jon Cross checked in to You're Next
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You're Next

“#230 of 2013 - I would count myself as a hardcore horror fan but ask me about most so-called horror past things like Saw 1, Cabin Fever or Final Destination and I would draw a blank. I am sure there are films out there that I am missing (although I dip...”

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