Against the Grain

AGAINST THE GRAIN: The Purge (2013)

AGAINST THE GRAIN: The Purge (2013)

Dylan sticks up for the divisive first entry in this successful horror franchise. 

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AGAINST THE GRAIN: The Last House on the Left (2009)

AGAINST THE GRAIN: The Last House on the Left (2009)

Thomas tells us why this remake of Wes Craven’s infamous grindhouse effort is better than the original. Hey, is that Jesse Pinkman? 

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AGAINST THE GRAIN: Grimsby (2016)

AGAINST THE GRAIN: Grimsby (2016)

Sacha Baron Cohen gives us the poor man’s Kingsman in this spy comedy. Cal tells us why it didn’t deserve to be mauled by critics. 

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AGAINST THE GRAIN: The Avengers (2012)

AGAINST THE GRAIN: The Avengers (2012)

Richard has a long-standing beef with Joss Whedon’s superhero team-up. Here’s why. 

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AGAINST THE GRAIN: Soldier (1998)

AGAINST THE GRAIN: Soldier (1998)

Kurt Russell is on a mission to kill ‘em all, sir, in this underrated sci-fi actioner. 

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AGAINST THE GRAIN: Last Action Hero (1993)

AGAINST THE GRAIN: Last Action Hero (1993)

Arnold Schwarzenegger goes meta in John McTiernan’s underrated action blockbuster. Richard gives it another play. 

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AGAINST THE GRAIN: Bad Boys II (2003)

AGAINST THE GRAIN: Bad Boys II (2003)

Cal gets on the defensive to stick up for Michael Bay’s hilariously over-caffeinated action sequel.  

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AGAINST THE GRAIN: Batman Returns (1992)

AGAINST THE GRAIN: Batman Returns (1992)

Richard unleashes on Tim Burton’s misjudged superhero sequel. There goes Gotham!

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AGAINST THE GRAIN: Jurassic World (2015)

AGAINST THE GRAIN: Jurassic World (2015)

Nostalgia didn’t win over everyone. Richard dares to throw rocks at this summer’s monster hit. 

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AGAINST THE GRAIN: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

AGAINST THE GRAIN: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Cal dares to take issue with James Cameron’s beloved sequel to The Terminator. Surely not? 

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