Category Archives: Rants about Films

Rant: “The Suicide Squad” (2021) [SPOILERS!]

Right off the bat (pun?), it has to be said that this movie is a vast improvement on its predecessor in every possible way!* Sure, there were several dud lines of dialogue and plot-holes a-plenty… it’s one of those stories … Continue reading

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Rant: “Fast & Furious: Supercharged” + “Fast & Furious Crossroads”

To satisfy my completist-curiosity, I’ve utilised YouTube “walk-throughs” to check-out a couple notable spin-offs from the F&F franchise (“Fastchise”?), neither of which really lived up to the main movies, despite the talent involved: Fast & Furious: Supercharged is a screen-based … Continue reading

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Rant: “Fast & Furious 9” [SPOILERS!]

So, after a couple years of Covid-extended anticipation, I finally got to watch Fast & Furious 9 (aka “F9: The Fast Saga”) (2021), and… eeesh! Obviously everyone has differing tolerance-levels for unrealism in action movies, and I’ve been able to … Continue reading

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Rant: “Fast & Furious 8” [SPOILERS!]

Fast & Furious 8 (aka “The Fate of the Furious”) (2017), kicks off with ‘Dom’ (Vin Diesel) getting blackmailed into betraying his much-loved “family” by a boring-ass cyber-terrorist/second-rate-Bond-villain named ‘Cipher’ (Charlize Theron). I really don’t know what the Oscar-winning actress … Continue reading

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Rant: Monthly Dee-Lights (4/21)

Just a quick note of some of the funnest content I consumed last month (in no particular order): – David E. Kelley (of Ally McBeal fame) has a new series on Disney+ called Big Shot, which is based on an … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Helen McCrory (1968 – 2021)

Damian Lewis has announced the tragic death of his wife (and occasional-co-star), Helen McCrory, at the age of just 52, stating that she passed “peacefully at home … surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.” Technically, the … Continue reading

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Rant: Monthly Dee-Lights (3/21)

Just a quick note of some of the funnest content I consumed last month (in no particular order): – Fender (the guitar people) posted a socially-distanced chat with Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney) about how their song “A … Continue reading

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Rant: “Fast & Furious 7” [SPOILERS!]

Although Fast & Furious 7 (2015) boasts the “freshest” rating of the series over at Rotten Tomatoes (with 82%, compared to the original’s 53%), I wouldn’t rank it nearly so highly myself… partly because two of my fave characters (‘Han’ … Continue reading

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Rant: “Fast & Furious 6” [SPOILERS!]

Fast & Furious 6 (2013) begins with ‘Hobbs’ (Dwayne Johnson) conscripting ‘Dom’ (Vin Diesel) and his crew to help take down an ambitious mercenary squad led by ‘Owen Shaw’ (Luke Evans), who apparently rescued/recruited the amnesiac ‘Letty’ (Michelle Rodriguez) after … Continue reading

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Rant: “Fast & Furious 5” [SPOILERS!]

Fast & Furious 5 (2011) was where the series started pivoting towards what ‘Roman’ (Tyrese Gibson) succinctly describes as “some 007-type shit”, adulterating the street-car racing antics with increasingly absurd physics-defying set-pieces and spy-fi shenanigans. Nothing makes any damn sense … Continue reading

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