Tagged: action movies

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‘The Last Stand’ doesn’t quite deliver

After seeing Jee-woon Kim’s I saw the Devil, I was looking forward to seeing more of his projects. I went out and found The Good, the Bad, the Weird and enjoyed that. So, needless...

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Kids fight modern-day commies in ‘Red Dawn’

Back in the 1980s when the original Red Dawn was released, Americans were terrified of the communist Soviet Union. In the new Red Dawn remake, it’s communists from North Korea invading Spokane, Washington. Thankfully,...

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Lucas challenges Hollywood with ‘Red Tails’

Red Tails, written by John Ridley and Aaron McGruder and directed by Anthony Hemingway, is based on the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the legendary African-American pilots of World War II. The film...

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‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ a solid prequel

If you had told me a year ago that I’d really enjoy the prequel to a 1968 Charlton Heston movie starring James Franco and a bunch of CGI chimpanzees, I would have seriously questioned...

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Green Lantern confuses CG for story

It’s not every day we get to be excited for a new comic book movie like Green Lantern. No, we only get that excitement once every couple of months when Hollywood decides to churn...

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Thor is great action movie fun

When I first saw the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans, I was sure it was a comedy. The ridiculous accents, the over-the-top action, the beards, all of it felt intentionally bad. Unfortunately,...

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Sucker Punch might miss the masses

Sucker Punch is not for everyone—let’s just get that out there right away. The film feels like Russ Meyer’s adaptation of a graphic novel version of Kill Bill.  Mix in a little Inception and...

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Drive Angry showcases Cage at his best

Nicolas Cage is one of those actors that doesn’t nearly get the respect he deserves. He’s an actor people like to pick on or make jokes about, but those are usually people that only...

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Rogen flips the script in The Green Hornet

When you think of a comic book hero, the first name that pops into your head probably isn’t Seth Rogen. In fact, many things about The Green Hornet aren’t exactly conventional. The script was penned...

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Stunning stars make The Tourist worth watching

If Madonna thought Rita Hayworth “gave good face”, I can only imagine her reaction to Angelina Jolie in The Tourist. Like Mr. & Mrs. Smith, this film takes two really, really, ridiculously good looking...

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If The Expendables had good actors, it would be RED

If The Expendables starred actors who were actually known for their acting abilities instead of their muscles, it would feature Bruce Willis, Karl Urban, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren. It would still...