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15-01-2020, 22:54   #1
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Guns Akimbo


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Nerdy video game developer (Daniel Radcliffe) is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding, and antagonizing comments. One night, he makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal death-match fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor (Ned Dennehy), the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles’ hand (or hands, as it were) and have him join the “fun.” Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted into his bones, and learns Nix (Samara Weaving), the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent

Gleefully echoing elements of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Purge franchise, and videogames like Mortal Kombat, Guns Akimbo is hilariously dark, viciously violent, and potentially — chillingly — prescient. Director Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm) foretells of a future that may soon await us: drone-captured live feeds, UFC-like competitions pushed to an extreme, and online streaming platforms used for gladiatorial entertainment all around the world. As Miles navigates the underworld of Skizm, the stakes — and the ratings — have never been higher.
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15-01-2020, 23:48   #2
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I got a wanted vibe from it.

Looks like fun though
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Kinda reminds me of Arnies film The Running Man

Googled Samara Weaving and turns out she is Hugo Weavings niece!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samara_Weaving
She's gonna be in Bill & Ted Face the Music later in the year.
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Kinda reminds me of Arnies film The Running Man

Googled Samara Weaving and turns out she is Hugo Weavings niece!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samara_Weaving
She's gonna be in Bill & Ted Face the Music later in the year.
Yeah and she will also be playing Scarlett in the new GI Joe spinoff Snake Eyes. She was great in Ready or Not too.
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Yeah and she will also be playing Scarlett in the new GI Joe spinoff Snake Eyes. She was great in Ready or Not too.
I enjoyed The Babysitter, which she stars in too. She had a short run in The Evil Dead series, though a fairly minor role. She seems to be getting plenty of work, and I haven't seen anything she wasn't good in.
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I was sure this was a really low key release a while ago. Guess I just heard about it then nothing
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Looks like it's channeling the same kind of anarchic energy of the Crank movies.

Fair play to Radcliffe: nobody can accuse him of ever choosing the easy or safe path in his post Potter career. Though having basically watched him grow up in those films, I'm still always surprised to see him without glasses
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I enjoyed The Babysitter, which she stars in too. She had a short run in The Evil Dead series, though a fairly minor role. She seems to be getting plenty of work, and I haven't seen anything she wasn't good in.
Yeah The Babysitter was a great film and I remember her from Evil Dead. She was good in Mayhem too.
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Kinda reminds me of Arnies film The Running Man

Googled Samara Weaving and turns out she is Hugo Weavings niece!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samara_Weaving
She's gonna be in Bill & Ted Face the Music later in the year.
Another ex Home and Away actress
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She is also Bill's daughter in the new Bill and Ted.
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Watched this, this afternoon its enjoyable violent nonsense where Radcliffe is fun to watch.
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Switched it off after 20 minutes. I think it was going for funny/crazy, but just seemed amateurish to me.
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