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The Scorpion King (2002)
on Monday, January 21, 2013
The Cinema Slob is ready to rock (hah!) as he reviews The Scorpion King, a spin-off film from the popular Mummy franchise. Often looked down upon for simply being a cheap attempt to prove Dwayne Johnson could be believable as an action star, the Slob finds that there's a lot more going on in this movie. And most of it involves a perpetually half-naked Kelly Hu.
The Mummy Returns (2001)
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