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The Equalizer (2014)

1 Oct

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Proponents of above-average 1980s TV shows may recall a gruff and mysterious Edward Woodward in a stellar turn as shady agency-type Robert McCall meting out deserved vengeance on all manner of ne’er-do-wells. Its premise revolved around McCall — haunted by his past life — offering to put things right by helping those in need against forces of evil, in effect equalizing rights and wrongs. It was an interesting concept, legitimizing violent revenge by instilling its hero with a fierce moral compass. No wonder then that the show has been afforded a big screen adaptation, bought into the 21st century by “Training Day” tag team Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington.

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Taken 2 (2012)

10 Oct

So, I saw Taken 2 and in short it was dogshit.

But, and I must caveat this, it was worth it, primarily because my review was published in Metro, a national paper with 3.6 million readers.  So for me, kind of a big deal.

See my review, in situ, after the jump…

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