Tag: action

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

| May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest action-comedy from Chinese writer/director Stephen Chow is a loose reworking of the classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West. The film tells the tale of an unshaven Buddhist monk named Xuanzhang struggling to master his humane style of demon slaying whereby he attempts to reform the monsters with nursery rhymes. In the process, […]

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Robocop (2014)

Robocop (2014)

| May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The best way to go into any movie is with low expectations.  If you expect perfection, you will be disappointed, but if you expect an unwatchable travesty, then you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised.  My expectations for the new Robocop were about as low as possible.  This was not because I have some loyalty to the […]

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I, Frankenstein

I, Frankenstein

| May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of the best novels ever written.  The questions it raises about playing God, and the responsibility that comes along with creating new life either in a laboratory or through parenthood is really interesting.  I, Frankenstein toys with those same ideas in order to fill time before big elaborate fight sequences.  […]

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Puncture Wounds

Puncture Wounds

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

When deciding whether or not to purchase or rent a DVD/Blu-Ray, the cover art is very important. If the cover features an actor or actress that’s appealing to the buyer, they are more likely to rent or purchase said DVD/Blu-Ray. Such as, whenever I, personally, see action legend Dolph Lundgren, I’m all over the release. […]

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Non-Stop

Non-Stop

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Liam Neeson is the working man’s action star.  When Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger kills a man, the weapon they use – gun, knife, steel pipe – is an extension of their bulging muscles.  Neeson’s body count is the result of craftsmanship and a strong work ethic.  Like a carpenter building his own house, only […]

Escape Plan

Escape Plan

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Action film icons Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger join forces to break out of the world’s most high-tech prison in 2013’s Escape Plan, now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. It’s an action-packed, if somewhat mindless, thriller that casts Stallone as Ray Breslin, a professional prison escape artist who tests the effectiveness […]

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The Prey (La proie)

The Prey (La proie)

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Let me put this out there right off the bat: the 2011 French action-thriller The Prey (La proie) from Eric Valette (One Missed Call (2008)) bears a striking resemblance to The Fugitive (1993). You can tell as much from the trailer. But this is by no means a bad thing. In fact, if nothing else, […]

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Riddick

Riddick

| January 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Spurred in no small part by the enormous support of his fans on Facebook, Vin Diesel reprised his role as Richard B. Riddick—the role that marked his debut as a leading man—in 2013’s Riddick. The character first appeared in 2000’s Pitch Black and his adventures continued in 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick. Both films garnered […]

The Wolverine

The Wolverine

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

When compared to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, James Mangold’s The Wolverine (2013) is a bona fide masterpiece. On its own merits, though, it may be little more than an average-to-slightly above average superhero flick, but even still, it’s one of the three best pictures in Fox’s X-Men franchise alongside X-Men 2 and X-Men: First Class. Now, […]

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Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World

| November 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

I tried not to get my hopes up too high going into the Thor sequel, but couldn’t help but think the trailers looked really really good.  I kept telling myself that the trailers for Iron Man 3 looked great too, and that was a jokey mess.  Fortunately, The Dark World did not disappoint in any way and made for a wonderful […]

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