Tag: action

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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Jackie Chan Double Feature: Crime Story/The Protector

Jackie Chan Double Feature: Crime Story/The Protector

| January 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

This double feature Blu-ray from Shout! Factory showcases two Jackie Chan pictures produced through China’s Golden Harvest Company. The first of these, 1993’s Crime Story, from director Kirk Wong (The Big Hit), is based on true events surrounding the kidnapping of a billionaire and the daring rescue orchestrated by Hong Kong police, headed in the […]

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Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden

Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden

| January 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

The assassination of Osama Bin Laden was one of the defining events of this decade and now nearly two years after the event, the film versions begin to come in.  The one you’ve probably heard of is Zero Dark Thirty; directed by Academy Award Winner Katherine Bigelow (The Hurt Locker).  I haven’t seen the film […]

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Is This a Zombie?

Is This a Zombie?

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Is This a Zombie? offers a unique interpretation of what it would be like to live as a zombie. As a zombie, Ayumu Aikawa, has to figure out how to live a semi-normal existence, all the while slowly building a harem-like household and trying to figure out why he died in the first place. There are a […]

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Wu Dang

Wu Dang

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Patrick Leung’s kung fu film Wu Dang is one part Indiana Jones and another part Goonies, mixed with some great kung fu action that makes for a really fun film, with the exception of an awkward subplot. Professor Tang (Vincent Zhao) and his daughter Ning (Josie Xu) are on their way to help a family […]

The Expendables 2

The Expendables 2

| November 20, 2012 | 1 Comments

Over the past few years, Hollywood has managed to continuously churn out remakes and reboots of now classic films, that has left people with more disappointments than the fond memories of said originals. Sylvester Stallone started to do this with his follow ups with 2006′s Rocky Balboa and 2008′s Rambo, but in 2010, Stallone turned […]

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Watch This: Trailers for A Dark Truth, Chasing Ice

Watch This: Trailers for A Dark Truth, Chasing Ice

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Good movies are on the horizon, and so there’s much to be thankful for this Friday before Thanksgiving. From action-thrillers to environmental docs, there’s a trailer to suit every taste this weekend. Here’s the buzz on two of them: From writer/director Damien Lee (Sacrifice, King of Sorrow) comes A Dark Truth. This action packed tale of […]

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