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David Chokachi

Atlantic Rim (2013) – Review

3 1/2 Stars

Atlantic Rim is the movie that The Asylum has been building up to for over ten years now. Latching onto the marketing hype and great early pre-release buzz associated with the big-budget theatrical release Pacific Rim, this mock-buster is the perfect film for the company. It gives them a blatant reason to compile all the stock footage accumulated over their recent naval/monster/sci-fi outings and combine them into one picture.
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Born Bad (2011) – Review

3 Stars

Michael Welch (Twilight) stars in The Asylum’s Born Bad as Denny, who makes a great first impression with the parents, but after you get to know him, he just might murder you. Brooke Duncan just moved into town, and as with any young rebellious high school senior who hates her new stepmom she’s stepped out to party with an old friend even though she’s still (serious frowny face) “technically grounded”. There she meets Denny, a great guy who even wins over the hearts of her father and stepmother. If only she had seen the opening scene where Denny rapes and murders an innocent young girl, of course she hasn’t (and obviously skipped over that part in the script as well) and brings her crazy boyfriend into her home to terrorize her family. This is a cautionary tale of an incredibly impressionable teenage mind and the young man who was insane enough to impress his will on it.
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3 Musketeers (2011) – Review

3 Stars

This frantic and frequently entertaining reincarnation of the Three Musketeers seem more akin to Charlie’s Angeles and Jason Bourne than anything Alexander Dumas ever envisioned. As presented here, the Musketeers are the best of the best from all branches of the US military. After a mission in North Korea ends with a double cross, the trio makes it out alive and seeks revenge on those that set them up. This typically low-budget Asylum production is surprisingly watchable.
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