Tag: action

A Good Day to Die Hard

A Good Day to Die Hard

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Yippee Ki-Yay, John McClane is back.  Not better than ever, but certainly back.  Bruce Willis reprises the iconic action hero role for the sixth time, and proves once again that he can still hold his own as a legitimate action star 25 years after the original Die Hard.  The first movie is a classic:  one […]

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Toriko: Part Four

Toriko: Part Four

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’ve already worked your way through Toriko: Part Three, you know that Toriko’s chef pal Komatsu has at last succeeded in recreating Century Soup, and decades earlier than anyone had anticipated! Given that Century Soup represented perhaps the single rarest dish found in the Human World– one that only ever manifested naturally in the […]

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Jackie Chan Double Feature: Police Story/Police Story 2

Jackie Chan Double Feature: Police Story/Police Story 2

| April 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

On April 16, 2013, Shout! Factory will release the second of their Jackie Chan Double Features, following January’s double feature of Crime Story (1993) and The Protector (1985). In this sophomore release, Shout! brings the first two installments of Jackie Chan’s Police Story series together on Blu-ray for the first time ever. Whereas, as I […]

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Day of the Falcon

Day of the Falcon

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Neighboring Arabian Sultans Emil (Antonio Banderas; Ruby Sparks) and Amar (Mark Strong; Zero Dark Thirty) have been fighting wars against each other for years.  Both men are proud and want to possess the land between their two small kingdoms (called “The Yellow Belt”).  The two men have been at peace for nearly 20 years, since […]

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The Sweeney

The Sweeney

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tearing up the streets of London, The Sweeney is a stylish and exhilarating action thriller proving sometimes you have to act like a criminal to catch a criminal. The Sweeney is directed by Nick Love and based on the popular 1970s U.K. television show of the same name. This movie from the beginning to the […]

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Shakugan no Shana: Season III

Shakugan no Shana: Season III

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Things are quite different for Shana and Yuji in this, the final series of Shakugan no Shana (but not in a bad way). No longer is the action set exclusively in Misaki City. And gone is the slice-of-life, high school material that supplemented the series’ broader, battle-based narrative in which Shana, Yuji, and their allies […]

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Toriko: Part Three

Toriko: Part Three

| March 13, 2013 | 1 Comments

By this point, if you’re still reading following our coverage of FUNimation’s Toriko releases, you’ve no doubt given Toriko the five or six episodes of viewing required to really get into the series, as I recommended in my review of Part Two. And if that’s the case, you are no doubt curious whether or not […]

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The Package

The Package

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anchor Bay has released on Blu-ray and DVD the new Stone Cold Steve Austin actioner The Package.  Directed by Jesse V. Johnson (Pit Fighter, Charlie Valentine), written by Derek Kolstad (One in the Chamber), and featuring, in a small but integral role, Dolph Lundgren (do you really need a list of movies he’s been in?), […]

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The Thieves

The Thieves

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last September, I had the pleasure of screening Korean writer/director Dong-Hoon Choi’s 2006 feature, Tazza: The High Rollers when it arrived on North American DVD. And it knocked my friggin’ socks off! It was easily the most sprawling epic of a gambling picture I had ever seen, and so tightly structured and paced that I […]

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Shakugan no Shana S: OVA Series

Shakugan no Shana S: OVA Series

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The fifth release in FUNimation Entertainment’s series of Shakugan no Shana Blu-ray and DVDs, available today, collects the 4-episode OVA series, Shakugan no Shana S.Although the first two episodes take place at nonspecific points during the series’ first two seasons and the closing two-parter serves as a prequel to the series, S is intended to […]

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