Actors: James Badge Dale

Poster for the movie "Spectral"

Spectral

Netflix is busy making its own movies now. Despite the bigger budgets, their decision to adopt a slightly different approach to movie production than the big studios leads to a flatter feel for some movies. It allows them to explore ideas that big studios may not and, in the process, generate the 21st century equivalent of ‘straight to cable’ movies. Spectral is – to be fair – better than the ‘straight to’ movies yet still doesn’t quite live up to the expectations or ‘pitch’ you are sold in the trailer. A watchable sci-fi that could have benefitted from a little more script work.

Spectral

20161 h 49 min
Overview

A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.

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Director Nic Mathieu
Runtime 1 h 49 min
Release Date 1 December 2016
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Movie Media VoD
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Movie Rating Not bad
Actors
Starring: James Badge Dale, Clayne Crawford, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer, Ryan Robbins, Bruce Greenwood, Ursula Parker, Gonzalo Menendez, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Jimmy Akingbola, Miklós Bányai, Dylan Smith, James D. Dever, Royce Pierreson, Brian Caspe, Mark O'Neal, Declan Hannigan, Narantsogt Tsogtsaikhan, Tsogbaatar Batzorig, Philip Bulcock, Peter Schueller, Peter J. Chaffey, Filip Watermann, Michael Bodie, Aaron Șerban
Poster for the movie "World War Z"

World War Z

The book adaptation was essentially another Hollywood movie with zombies – albeit hyperactive ones created as a result of an unknown virus. The film lacked engagement, though had the usual set-up of retired special ops family guy recalled to duty to uncover the origin of the plague, but sadly ended with only a partial solution to the problem. It was not the human story I had expected.

World War Z

20131 h 56 min
Overview

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

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Director Marc Forster
Runtime 1 h 56 min
Release Date 20 June 2013
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Movie Media Blu-ray
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Movie Rating Not bad
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Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Abigail Hargrove, Sterling Jerins, James Badge Dale, Elyes Gabel, David Andrews, Daniella Kertesz, Ludi Boeken, Fana Mokoena, Fabrizio Zacharee Guido, David Morse, Matthew Fox, Peter Capaldi, Moritz Bleibtreu, Ruth Negga, Pierfrancesco Favino, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Troy Glasgow, Nick Bartlett, Julia Levy-Boeken, Ann Ogbomo
Poster for the movie "The Lone Ranger"

The Lone Ranger

Overlong and not difficult to see why it bombed in the US given the historical context and the loose scripting. Depp was Depp, with some nice flourishes here and there but nothing really new and the finale certainly didn’t fit the rest of the film: Why tag on a 90s Bond-esque stunt sequence on to wrap things up?

The Lone Ranger

20132 h 29 min
Overview

The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and riding a white stallion named Silver, teams up with Tonto to bring the unscrupulous gang and others of that ilk to justice.

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Director Gore Verbinski
Runtime 2 h 29 min
Release Date 3 July 2013
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Movie Media Blu-ray
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Movie Rating Average
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Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, Barry Pepper, James Frain, Mason Cook, Matt O'Leary, Leon Rippy, Harry Treadaway, Damon Herriman, W. Earl Brown, Gil Birmingham, Saginaw Grant, Stephen Brodie, Matthew Page, Nick W. Nicholson, Bryant Prince, JD Cullum, Joaquín Cosio, Timothy V. Murphy, Damon Carney, Kevin Wiggins, Chad Brummett, Robert Baker, Lew Temple, Stephen Root, Randy Oglesby, Brad Greenquist, Rance Howard, Leonard Earl Howze, Travis Hammer, Steve Corona, Jack Axelrod, Christopher Hagen, Freda Foh Shen, Margaret Bowman, Luz P. Mendez, Laina Loucks, Devon J. Adams, Desirae Anslover, Charlotte Cormier, Megan Pribyl, Briana Van Schuyver, Julie Stracener, Chad Randall, Jason E. Hill, Beth Bailey, Joanne Camp, Bob Rumnock, Tait Fletcher, Alex Knight, Argos MacCallum, Pokey Lafarge, Joey Glynn, Adam Hoskins, Ryan Koenig