Films

VOD November 2020

The 2nd

Actie
Beschikbaar voor VOD: 5 november 2020
Regie: Brian Skiba
Cast: Ryan Phillippe (Shooter, The Lincoln Lawyer, Crash), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, The Pact), Jack Griffo (Alexa & Katie), Lexi Simonsen

Een groep radicalen wil een rechtszaak over het Tweede Amendement – het recht op wapenbezit – beïnvloeden door de dochter van een rechter te gijzelen. Maar dat is buiten Vic Davis (Ryan Philippe) gerekend, een geheimagent die zich toevallig op de campus bevindt om zijn zoon op te pikken. Samen nemen ze het op tegen een meedogenloze overmacht...

Reviews
  • Bulletproofaction.com: The Die Hard game plan is a proven winner, but you still need the players to pull it off and The 2nd had two very capable leads.
  • Entertainingmovie.com: A political thriller meshed with frenetic action sequences, director Brian Skiba does a great job.  Action fans will likely get a kick out of this one.
  • Theactionelite.com: The 2nd delivers the action goods with Ryan Philippe making for an effective action star and Casper Van Dien an entertaining antagonist making this a total blast.
  • Worldfilmgeek.com: The 2nd is a wild action ride that gives us a chance to see what Ryan Phillippe can do in the fight department and it’s clear he has the skills.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Actie
Beschikbaar voor VOD: 12 november 2020
Regie: Joe Begos
Cast: Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe, In The Blood), William Sadler (When They See Us, The Shawshank Redemption), Fred Williamson (From Dusk Till Dawn), Sierra McCormick (Curb Your Enthusiasm)

Vietnamveteraan Fred en zijn wapenbroeders moeten in allerijl een arsenaal in elkaar knutselen om hun favoriete bar – en een onschuldig tienermeisje – te beschermen tegen een gestoorde drugdealer en zijn horde zielloze punkmutanten. Deze krasse knarren zijn al naar de hel geweest en teruggekeerd, maar wordt dit dan toch hun last stand? Letterlijk en figuurlijk ouderwetse actie en ultraviolence!

Reviews
  • Filmthreat.com: Begos shows us what he’s really made of by building a relentless pace so packed with tension we remain firmly at the edge of our seats, biting our fingernails until there’s nothing left.
  • Austinchronicle.com: Splatter. Some are imitate it, mimicking the gritty, gory glories of 1980s exploitation cinema. Yet some are clearly born to it, relishing the way that blood and brains spread over a ring-marked sticky bar top. Count Joe Begos among the latter and VFW is his VHStastic nightmare, an unrelenting throwback to a gleefully caustic view of America's capacity for untrammeled nastiness.
  • Joblo.com: Joe Begos has assembled a killer cast of legit genre movie icons for his action-horror hybrid VFW. A take on John Carpenter’s ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (right down to the Carpenter-esque score), this old genre staple gets shaken up a bit in that, rather than have the bad guys totally outmatch our heroes, the good guys are more than able to hold their own – and then some.
  • Film.avclub.com: Drenched in grit, gore, and neon, VFW is an action throwback that hits all the right notes.
  • Thefilmstage.com: Joe Begos Delivers a Carnage-Filled Throwback.
  • Slashfilm.com: It’s vile, slick with repugnance, and appropriately inhumane. A canon full of guts blasted straight into your face – the Fangoria way.
  • Nytimes.com: Characterized by blood-red lighting and bright-blue dialogue, the movie revels in a blasted urban setting that’s as repugnant as most of its supporting characters. And that’s before heads explode and faces are pounded to dog meat.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com" the pic succeeds on its own terms of being a nostalgic throwback to the days when such B-movies routinely opened on double and triple bills in urban grindhouses.
  • Blu-ray.com: Violence is the selling point of VFW, as the Fangoria production is drenched in blood, with weapons repeatedly destroying bodies. It is primarily out to raise hell, and it does well with frequent thrills, giving this unusual cast room to go wild.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: it’s brash, ballsy and a lot of fun to watch.
  • Theactionelite.com: Overall, VFW might well be the best action movie of the year so far and we’ve had some great ones; the cast are all at their best but it’s the glorious orgy of violence that will keep you glued to your seat from beginning to end.
Awards
  • Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2019 - Winner Best Actor
  • Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2019 - Audience Award
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