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On Deadly Ground

The American Eagle. What it represents for the United States of America is the unity and tradition of a nation. What it represents for the Steven Seagal-led On Deadly Ground are the absolute strings such values are held up by. On Deadly Ground is on thin ice with its heavily billed cast and Alaska-based mishaps. Seagal, who has phoned it in for years now and couldn’t truly act in the first place, is a shaky man to lead a feature like this. He is tall and can move his mouth in a way that makes words. That is all On Deadly Ground requires of any of its cast members, and it is startling that some fail to make much traction in that area. But On Deadly Ground dares to ask the ultimate question. Do cool men look at explosions, or do they not?

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Office Space Review

Slowly lurching through the commute, whittling life’s precious seconds away. Round the clock monotony has never been adapted so well. Horrifying it must be to see yourself replicated by the character portrayed by Ron Livingston. That slow plunge into work, the boss that doesn’t understand the desire to move on and up from a lowly desk position. Modernity is not quick to deal with the lives found in this tiny block of desks. Office Space has tones of grey and glum coordination, and it is with that that Mike Judge leaves his mark as an impressive purveyor of monotony. He drags the fun out of that everyday horror so many take part in.

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Wall Street Review

With ego-centric shoulders bustling through the drab offices of New York, there, festering at the core of it all, is a goldmine for filmmaking. It should not be surprising that, especially in recent years, there are more than a handful of films set within these harsh, stinking stock rooms. Wall Street, from the mind of Oliver Stone, indicates a change of pace from the usual attempts Hollywood have made, cracking through the moral lessons and presenting a voice and set of characters who are bloodthirsty and conniving until the bitter end. Are there better representations of Wall Street than Wall Street? Yes. Jungle 2 Jungle and The Wolf of Wall Street show the embittered corruption, but Stone is the first to showcase how a corruption of power does not always lead to consequences.

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Point Break Review

Within seconds of Point Break finishing, my thoughts weren’t on how interesting a narrative it was, nor was my mind on the performances of Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey. No, my only thought was that I really don’t want to go surfing. That’s a sentiment I stand by, my fear of water and my inability to swim at a consistent enough manner to prevent drowning make the utilisation of a surfboard nigh on impossible. The closest I’ll ever come then, is this high-octane, action-packed piece directed by Kathryn Bigelow. That’s as close as I want to go to the sea in the current climate anyway, I doubt I’d be catching too many waves at Seaburn right now.

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