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Grown Ups 2

Summary: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 26th September, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Dennis Dugan

Screenwriter: Fred Wolf, Adam Sandler, Tim Herlihy

Cast: Steve Austin (Tommy Cavanaugh), Maria Bello (Sally Lamonsoff), Cameron Boyce (Keithie Feder), Steve Buscemi (Wiley), Ellen Cleghorne (Mary Fluzoo), Marilyn Cortez (herself), Peter Dante (Officer Dante), Dennis Dugan (Dr. Larry), Kaleo Elam (Ronnie Mackenzie), Georgia Engel (Mrs. Lamonsoff), Frank Gingerich (Bean Lamonsoff), Morgan Gingerich (Bean Lamonsoff), Jake Goldberg (Greg Feder),  Kevin Grady (Muzby), Paulina Gretzky (Daisy), Salma Hayek (Roxanne Chase-Feder),Erin Heatherton (Ginger),  Oliver Hudson (Kyle), Kevin James (Eric Lamonsoff), Nadji Jeter (Andre Mckenzie), Ebony Jo-Ann (Mama Ronzoni), Michael Kay (Coach Romey), Taylor Lautner (Frat By Andy), Alexander Ludwig (Braden), China Anne McClain (Charlotte Mckenzie), Kamil McFaddin (Bumpty), Tim Meadows (Malcolm), Aly Michalka (Savannah), Richie Minervini (Principal Tarrdio), Shaquille O’Neal (Officer Fluzoo), Cheri Oteri (Penny), Alex Poncio (Duffy), Colin Quinn (Dickie Bailey), Chris Rock (Kurt McZenzie), Maya Rudolph (Deanne McKenzie), Halston Sage (Nancy Arbuckle), Alexys Nycole Sanchez (Becky Feder), Adam Sandler (Lenny Feder), Jackie Sandler (Jackie Tardo), Sadie Sandler (Sadie Tardo), Sunny Sandler (Sunny Tardo), Ada-Nicole Sanger (Donna Lamonsoff), Patrick Schwarznegger (Frat Boy Cooper), David Spade (Marcus Higgins), Nick Swardson (Nick), Milo Ventimiglio (Frat Boy Milo)

Runtime: 98 mins



David Griffiths: Stars(2)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘Grown Ups 2’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

Greg King: Stars(2.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Grown Ups 2’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Ep 51

Nick Gardener: Stars(1.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Grown Ups 2’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Ep 51

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(2)

IMDB Rating:  Grown Ups 2 (2013) on IMDb

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Summary: When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Steele realizes he’s caught in the middle of something far bigger than he had imagined.

Year: 2012

Australian Cinema Release Date: N/A

Australian DVD Release Date: 7th November 2012

Country: United States

Director: Keoni Waxman

Screenwriter: Richard Beattie

Cast: Steve Austin (Manning), Lauro Chartrand (Nathan), Bren Foster (Bradley), Gouchy Boy (Roach), Teach Grant (Max), Toby Levins (Davies), Aliyah O’Brien (Charlotte), Michael Pare (Chris Blake), Ian Robison (Warden Samuels), Sharlene Royer (MP Three), Zak Santiago (MP Fields), Steven Seagal (Tom Steele), Kimani Ray Smith (Ceasar), Steph Song (Samantha), Richard Stoh (Terrence)

Runtime: 98 mins

Classification: MA15+

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Maximum Conviction’ Review: If you’re looking for a good B Grade (okay maybe that should be C or D Grade) action film, then you can’t go past straight-to-DVD Maximum Conviction, which might not necessarily be gold but will certainly cure your cravings.

Maximum Conviction sees a crack squad led by Tom Steele (Steven Seagal – Born To Raise Hell, TV’S True Justice) and his partner, simply referred to as Manning (Steve Austin – Tactical Force, Knockout) sent in to a military prison with the orders to decommission it. However, things start to go wrong when two female prisoners, Charlotte (Aliyah O’Brien – A Killer Among Us, TV’S Eureka) and Samantha (Steph Song – Befriend And Betray, TV’S Endgame) arrive for ‘one night’.

As Steele and Manning prepare for the decommission and the transfer of the last remaining prisoners, which includes some high-risk prisoners, things start going really wrong. Steele becomes convinced someone is hatching a plan when he discovers a hidden message, Manning becomes wrapped up with a faulty rubbish track and Samantha begins telling guards that she has been wrongly imprisoned and that she is actually a Government agent. Everything soon starts becoming a lot clearer when the prison is raided by a group of ‘bad guys’ led by Chris Blake (Michael Pare – The Philadelphia Experiment, Snapshot ).

Director Keoni Waxman (Anna Nicole, TV’S True Justice) certainly seems to know his way around an action movie. For the most part the action sequences work quite well, although the tight budget means that many are just either shoot to kill or hand to hand combat, there is nothing that would have cost a lot to have filmed.

Likewise screenwriter Richard Beattie’s (Dark Universe, TV’S True Justice) script takes the low budget into account as well. Although he does give the film it’s major plus side, the rather intriguing storyline that revolves around whether or not Samantha is in fact a government agent. It’s just a pity that Beattie seems to return back to the same one liners so many times throughout the film.

Acting wise the huge surprise is Steve Austin who certainly seems to be one of the better wrestler-turned-actors. Sure he isn’t exactly performing Hamlet here but his performance is in fact credible. A minor disappointment however is Steven Seagal who seems to drag down some of the action sequences… his age is really catching up to him.

If you’re a diehard action fan you will enjoy Maximum Conviction just don’t expect anything great.

Other Reviews By Subculture Writers: http://www.helium.com/items/2389480-maximum-conviction-review

Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

IMDB Rating:Maximum Conviction (2012) on IMDb