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Awfully Good: The Ape

Before James Franco gave rise to the new Planet of the Apes trilogy, he got involved with a different kind of monkey business…   The Ape (2005)   Director: James Franco Stars: James Franco, Brian Lally, Allison Bibicoff An aspiring writer leaves his family and moves in to an apartment to work on his masterpiece, only...

Awfully Good: Drive Angry

Once BABY DRIVER grows up and has to deal with rush hour traffic, he will learn to…   Drive Angry (2011)   Director: Patrick Lussier Stars: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner Nicolas Cage breaks out of hell with a fast ride and plenty of ammo in order to save his infant granddaughter from being sacrificed by...

Awfully Good: Speed 2: Cruise Control

Twenty years ago this week, a true cinematic disaster was unleashed upon the world…   Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)   Director: Jan de Bont Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe Keanu Reeves makes a wise business decision. Without hyperbole, SPEED 2: CRUISE CONTROL may be the worst sequel ever...

Awfully Good: Supergirl

Before WONDER WOMAN, ELEKTRA , CATWOMAN and even BARB WIRE , there was this first cinematic superheroine…   Supergirl (1984)   Director: Jeannot Szwarc Stars: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole Superman's Kryptonian cousin travels to Earth to track down an important battery and gets caught up...

Awfully Good: Sudden Death

In honor of the late great Powers Boothe, let's take a look at one of my favorite Powers Boothe performances…   Sudden Death (1995)   Director: Peter Hyams Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, Raymond J. Barry When the Vice President is taken hostage during the final game of the Stanley Cup, the only...

Awfully Good: Space Truckers

Need to prepare for the next volume of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY? Here's another colorful sci-fi movie about a gang of misfits on a mission in space…   Space Truckers (1996)   Director: Stuart Gordon Stars: Dennis Hopper, Stephen Dorff, Debi Mazar An intergalactic truck driver is tasked with delivering a secret...

Awfully Good: The Net

Emma Watson and Tom Hanks may learn about the dark side of technology in THE CIRCLE, but nothing compares to the horrors of? The Net (1995) Director: Irwin Winkler Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Dennis Miller A computer programmer has her identity deleted and must use her LEET SKILLZ to get her life back. Movies...

Awfully Good: Gone in 60 Seconds

As we gear up for The F8 OF THE FURIOUS next week, let's look at another car-centric movie that's all about family… Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) Director: Dominic Sena Stars: Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Robert Duvall Nicolas Cage must save Giovanni Ribisi's life, which is apparently worth exactly 50 high-end vehicles. In the...

Awfully Good: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) Director: Bryan Spicer Stars: Jason David Frank, Amy Jo Johnson, Paul Freeman The Power Rangers ironically must locate more power in order defeat their greatest foe, Apocalypse Ivan Ooze. Confession: This was my first time watching MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE MOVIE. I've seen the...

Awfully Good: Congo

Sure, you can take a trip to SKULL ISLAND this week, but for some real monkey business you need to go to… Congo (1995) Director: Frank Marshall Stars: Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson Some dumb humans and a talking gorilla set out on an expedition to the African jungle to find a mystical lost city filled with priceless communication...

Awfully Good: Ax 'Em

Jordan Peele's GET OUT is an excellent horror movie with a clever commentary on modern racial tensions. If you're looking for the exact opposite of that, this is the movie for you... Ax 'Em (1992) Director: Michael Mfume Stars: Michael Mfume, Sandra Pulley, Joe Clair A group of African American college students go to a cabin in the woods...

Awfully Good: Shoot 'Em Up

While John Wick lights up theaters for a second time, we look back at an action movie that definitely deserved a sequel…   Shoot 'Em Up (2007)   Director: Michael Davis Stars: Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci Adventures in babysitting. With guns. Lots of guns. Like every adolescent who...

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