Tagged: action movies

(L-r) JAY HERNANDEZ as Diablo, JAI COURTNEY as Boomerang, ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE as Killer Croc, MARGOT ROBBIE as Harley Quinn, WILL SMITH as Deadshot, JOEL KINNAMAN as Rick Flag and KAREN FUKUHARA as Katana in Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure "SUICIDE SQUAD," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. 0

‘Suicide Squad’ yet another DC letdown

Maybe the hype was to blame, maybe the writing, maybe key pieces were lost in editing and reshoots, but Suicide Squad squanders its monumental potential with tonal missteps and a gaunt plot that leaves a lot to be desired. After seeing the great cast and the well-executed trailers, I was really rooting for this one, but it seems that DC has missed the mark yet again. *Contains spoilers

HENRY CAVILL as Solo and ARMIE HAMMER as Illya in Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure "THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 0

Handsome stars save ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’

I could review The Man from U.N.C.L.E. like a woman who studied film theory at a reputable university and who wrote a thesis paper on 1960s cinema. I could talk about Guy Ritchie’s trademark slick style, Hollywood’s onslaught of remakes and sequels, or even make an argument about how the spy genre has evolved along with political views from the Cold War to the War on Terror, or I could tell you the real reason it’s worth seeing this film: the off-the-charts handsomeness of Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer.

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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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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...