FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his ... See full summary »
"Force of Execution" is the story about a crime lord torn between his legacy and his desire to get out of the life of crime that has built his empire, when a new player to the scene tries ... See full summary »
When former black ops operative Cross (Seagal) and his partner Manning (Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners.... See full summary »
After serving 6 years for a crime he didn't commit, Shane Daniels is released from jail with an apology from the State of Arizona. Within hours of his freedom, he unluckily bears witness to... See full summary »
Matt is an elite ex-cop whose life has gone down hill since he was kicked off the Force. After a rough encounter with a mysterious henchman, Matt is brought face to face with his only ... See full summary »
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Roland Sallinger is an LA cop who after nearly being killed by his greedy partner, and eventually being forced to retire for medical reasons, flees to San Antonio, Texas, after being asked ... See full summary »
In Japan, the Sicilian martial arts expert Nicolo "Nico" Toscani is recruited by the CIA Special Agent Nelson Fox to join the Special Operations Forces in the border of the Vietnam and ... See full summary »
Street Wars: Is the "True Justice" series really that bad ?
I recently saw "Deadly Crossing". It's not really a movie but the first two episodes of Seagal's latest TV-series "True Justice". Since that is the pilot (and calling card) extra effort was put in that one: a lot of action, the bad guys were OK and overall an interesting introduction of the main characters. Seagal did a number of decent fight scenes and there were several shoot-outs.
Now, as another marketing trick, two more episodes were released as yet another DVD movie. It's "Street Wars" and the story looks more interesting this time (on paper, it even reminds you of the classic "Marked For Death") It's hard to understand how such a story is completely underused in this boring mess. The bad guys are blank and uninteresting, their characters are totally underdeveloped. Instead, the story sidetracks to some stupid personal problems of several team-members. Seagal looks tired as he sits behind his desk most of the time. He hits a bad guy or two, and that's about it. The biggest flaw is that there's hardly any action at all. The final shoot-out is cheesy and reminds you of an old "A-team" episode. Also, the two "hot chicks" on the team are unconvincing.
I'm a Seagal fan and besides the classics he made some good efforts recently, like "Driven To Kill". Movies like that made you forget about the really awful ones (Ticker, Submerged). But I really think that we can't expect anything really good in the future. After this series, he is most likely to retire.
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