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Even to this day, it's regrettable that the film noir tradition had to die out at the end of the fifties; but all is not quite lost, as since the release of Chinatown in 1974, there has been a steady stream of 'neo-noir' thrillers being released, and while generally not as good as their ancestral counterparts; they usually make for decent films. Kill Me Again is one such thriller; that, while suffering from a number of problems, does a good job in reminding us film fans of the classics from the forties and fifties by creating a good noir atmosphere, which is fused with a typical noir plot line. The film that it takes the most influence from definitely seems to be Billy Wilder's classic "Double Indemnity", as it follows themes of a man being dragged into a plot by a woman and death for profit. The plot follows a woman who escapes her jealous boyfriend after the pair steals over eight hundred grand from some mobsters. He isn't too pleased about her taking his cash, however, and despite her efforts of hiding by hiring a private detective to fake her death; jealous boyfriend remains on her tail.The film starts off well - the plot is set up nicely, and hints at a thrilling ride to come. The middle, too, is well done and remains thrilling while taking in the familiar noir elements. It's the ending that really, really lets the film down, however. The ending is probably the most important part for any film - as it is this that is going to stay in the audience's mind after the credits role; but the filmmakers here haven't realised that. The twist is one the most clear cut cases of having a twist in the film just for the sake of having one. It makes absolutely no sense given what has gone before, and this is matched by the abrupt ending that follows straight after. And then, just so it gets a little bit worse; we get 'treated' to a sappy final conclusion. To it's credit, the cast does well; with Val Kilmer taking the starring role. I'm not a massive fan of this guy, but he usually performs well, and he looks the part here. He is joined by his then-wife, Joanne Whalley and the always excellent Michael Madsen tops off the central trio. It's always great to see Madsen in films, and the role here is an obvious prelude to his career making performance in Reservoir Dogs. Overall, this isn't an essential film - but it's good up until the ending, and I enjoyed it so it gets a thumbs up on the whole.
Kill Me Please YIFY
"Kill Me Again" is a highly enjoyable action packed neo-noir thriller featuring a group of characters who are all thoroughly untrustworthy and a plot that's full of twists, double crosses and deception. This was the first movie directed by the talented John Dahl (who later made the brilliant "Red Rock West") and possibly it's for this reason that it didn't gain the box office success that it clearly merited.After Fay Forrester (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer) and Vince Miller (Michael Madsen) steal a large sum of money from a couple of mobsters, Fay takes an opportunity to hit Vince over the head with a stone and leaves him unconscious when she makes off with all the cash. Vince is a psychopathic killer and Fay is justifiably terrified of what'll happen if he catches up with her. She makes her way to Reno and there hires private investigator Jack Andrews (Val Kilmer) to help her fake her own death.Jack's life has been in turmoil since the car accident in which his wife was killed and he's also deeply in debt to a violent gang of criminals who broke one of his fingers to show that they meant business when they said that they wanted his loan repayments made on time. Jack has serious doubts about taking the job but decides to go ahead anyway because of his desperate financial problems.Jack makes a good job of faking Fay's death and even becomes the murder suspect but Fay then disappears before paying him his full fee. He decides to go after her but when Vince discovers that's she's still alive, things get desperately dangerous for Jack and he finds himself being pursued simultaneously by Vince, the police and the criminals.Joanne Whalley-Kilmer puts great energy and enthusiasm into her portrayal of the treacherous and seductive femme fatale and Val Kilmer successfully conveys the aimless and apathetic state of mind which has overtaken Jack since the tragic loss of his wife. Michael Madsen steals the show, however, as the incredibly brutal and seemingly unstoppable Vince.No-one would describe "Kill Me Again" as ground breaking but it is extremely exciting and wonderful entertainment for anyone who loves film noir.
A family takes revenge on those that killed their beloved Crystal, they use social media to lure, and trap the killer.What can I say, I found this incredibly tasteless, is it an interesting watch, not for me, all I can see is an advert for not messing around with crystal meth, you can see the horrific effects it has on the individuals that have been thick enough to take it, strange eyes, dramatic ageing, and general weirdness.The poor girl that had to lose as Crystal, what on Earth did and will that do to her, she seems like such a sweet, nice girl, unlike the mother.I feel so sorry for those living a life such as this, wanting to escape it.I watched it, I didn't enjoy it, 5/10.
A film from the very talented Casper Andres. A gay reality show producer Stephen (Gale Harold) is celebrating his birthday with his current boyfriend Dusty (Van Hansis). However Stephen's ex-boyfriend Craigsey (Matthew Ludwinski) shows up spoiling things. Dustin storms out followed by Stephen. They end up at a convenience store arguing which is held up by a guy. Stephen is shot and killed--Dusty is shot and wounded. The police think Dusty did it...but he blacked out and can't prove he DIDN'T do it.Complex, twisty and well-done. Some of the acting is bad but I found the story intriguing. The direction by Andreas is great and the cinematography is stunning. There are a too few many twists and turns at the end but I still loved it. Recommended.
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Although the story had a number of ideas that didn't ring true for me, I still found it largely entertaining and interesting. Of course, having Wild Bill Hickok cross paths with Crazy Horse was one of the more creative elements in the picture, and that they didn't recognize each other was probably something of a stretch. In fact, having very few people recognize Hickok on his return from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show was probably darn near impossible. I'm going by Hickok's reputation and the fact that his image would have been one of the more prominent ones featured in newspapers and dime novels of the day. But as far as fiction goes, this one gets points for the idea of a mythical white buffalo that haunts Hickok's nightmares and has caused Crazy Horse disgrace following the death of his daughter. Both have their reasons for revenge on the 'buff', and the events leading to their team up is handled skillfully.You know, if I hadn't seen Clint Walker's name in the opening credits and been looking for him, I probably would have entirely overlooked his presence as Whistling Jack Kileen. He's one guy who never seemed to age following that successful run as Cheyenne Bodie in the 1950's. He's a bad guy here though, virtually unrecognizable under a beard and a brogue, but I don't think he ever did whistle.If you listen closely, you might be shocked to hear Charlie Zane's (Jack Warden) comment the first time he and Wild Bill get a look at Crazy Horse before they know who he is. Under attack by a band of Crow Indians, Charlie says - "Look at that red nig-er take on". The only other time I've heard that reference in a movie before was in 1960's "The Unforgiven" in a similar context. Interesting but disconcerting to hear a racist remark like that regarding Native Americans.For Western movie fans, the picture offers quite a notable cast heading off into their own personal career sunset, folks like Slim Pickens as a stage driver and John Carradine as a busy undertaker. Both have rather brief roles, along with Kim Novak as a former Hickok flame, Poker Jenny. Speaking for myself, it's always a treat to catch Will Sampson in any kind of role; my favorite has to be his portrayal of Chief Bromden in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest".Fans of Charles Bronson should be pleased with his effort here, about mid-way between his "Death Wish" appearances. Somewhat less charismatic is the white buffalo itself, a rather modest special effects effort even by 1970's standards. At times it looks more comical than fearsome, and I had to ask myself why they couldn't come up with something a bit more realistic looking, especially considering it had the power to wipe out Indian villages and knock down mountains.
"When the system fails...you make your own justice." Based on the novel "The Soda Cracker" by Jaron Summers, "The Kill Reflex" stars fan favorite Fred Willamson as title character Detective Soda Cracker, or "Soda" for short. When his partner Phil Gillespe is mysteriously killed by a sniper, Soda runs through all of Chicago trying to get answers, whether that means infiltrating the criminal underworld or discovering corruption in his own department.Soda suspects his old nemesis Ivan Moss (Svenson) of being behind it all. Meanwhile, Soda develops a relationship with fellow detective Crystal Tarver (Adams) and also spends time with Phil's 14-year old son, Cameron. Will Soda fizzle in his investigation or will he be snappy and refreshing in his take on crime? The original title of this movie is "Soda Cracker". The title "The Kill Reflex" is one of those superimposed video titles. However, before it comes on, the credit before it is "Fred Williamson is..." "Fred Williamson is the Kill Reflex"? That doesn't make any sense. They didn't bother to change it. The end credits say "Soda Cracker" and they didn't change that either.But that aside, Williamson brings his usual energy and likability to the project. Without Fred, it would've been dire. Like The Big Score (1983), there is an extended nightclub\singing sequence and if you are familiar with Williamson's other cop movies, this one fits right in.It is humorous when Soda takes Cameron, who is this little white kid, to a shooting range and we don't know who the kid is at first. Soda refers to all criminals and baddies as "pukes". Ivan Moss is one of the worst pukes of the bunch. He is a drug dealer, and when he is not wearing a full Olympic track suit with sandals or numerous different Cosby Sweaters, he is wearing a kimono. Maybe Svenson got it when he filmed White Phantom (1987).Moss, as an evildoer, has an Ace up his sleeve. His brother Ace (D.R. Jones). He is a big lummox and is the muscle for Moss's organization. He is supposedly bigger in size than Soda and besides this, Ivan Moss has the most deadly weapon of all time: two remote-control toy helicopters. He must have seen those late night commercials for "Air Hogs" because he sends them after Soda with a vengeance. Soda even has a Sergio Leone-style showdown with one of them.In other movie references, Soda's partner Tarver shoots a VHS copy of Evil Dead II (1987) with a gun.When Soda is finally closing in on Ivan, one of the baddies says: "Now you got Soda on your ass!" How did they say that with a straight face? Also during the climax, there is a funny "swatting" noise on the soundtrack. Watch out for it.If you don't love Fred Williamson, you are a bad American and his personality carries "The Kill Reflex".Beware the remote-control helicopters! For more insanity, please visit: comeuppancereviews.com 041b061a72