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Okay onto today’s list:
Review of movies/programs to catch on the on-demand Roku channel CRACKLE today:
CRACKLE the premier channel for free on-demand movies is showing the following flicks:
The ‘it will do if you have nothing better to watch’ pile:
EMPIRE OF THE WOLVES- a horrific premise, graphic scenes, and an intriguing if convoluted and dubious premise makes this french thriller worth a cursory look
THE CUTTER- This 2007 flick shows Chuck Norris still capable of mixing it up. The premise of this film about Nazis and diamonds doesn’t really hold one’s attention nor do the performances, but there are a couple decent and surprising fight scenes that are worth a look.
WIND CHILL- Starts off generally very effective and intriguing, but comes apart completely in the 3rd act.
The ‘Awful or trust me you really should avoid’ pile:
THE DEVILS TOMB
SCREAMERS:THE HUNTING- Starts off intriguing, but once we get to the obligatory Noble Black who has to buy it in the first act of the movie, we’re in complete hack mode. Couldn’t finish it. Awful.
The Great or Very Good:
HERO WANTED- This 2008 flick is yet another fantastic Cuba Gooding Jr film (something that I thought for a long time was an oxymoron). Following up on my recent watch of HIT LIST. This and HIT LIST both are good enough that you’ll probably want to add them to your DVD collection.
LEGENDARY ASSASSIN- An action/martial arts movie, but what sells this one is really the touching story at its heart. Tender performances enliven what otherwise would be a routine actioner.
RUSSIAN SPECIALIST- An example of a great Dolph Lundgren film
SILENT RAGE- An example of a great Chuck Norris Film
HARRY BROWN- Michael Caine is mesmerizing in this tale of generational warfare and geriatric vengeance