Tag: action

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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Triad Wars (Fatal Move) Review

Triad Wars (Fatal Move) Review

| October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

A spiritual sequel to Wilson Yip’s 2005 martial arts film Killzone (Sha Po Lang), Dennis Law’s Triad Wars (Fatal Move in Hong Kong) is a solid film, that manages to interweave the great action of kung fu films, great gunplay and the plot and gritty tone of a gangster film. Sammo Hung and Simon Yam […]

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The Courier

The Courier

| October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

I was drawn to this one by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who I tend to enjoy when I see something with him in it.  He’s a wonderfully charming dramatic actor, having recently finished his first season of the Starz channel’s period hotel drama Magic City.  Unfortunately, Morgan is not an action star, and watching him stumble […]

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Battleground

Battleground

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Battleground (2012), coming to Blu-ray and DVD on August 28, 2012 from Well Go USA, is exactly what you’d cynically expect of a cross between Reservoir Dogs with First Blood: a flashy, dull mess of an actioner. The film follows a group of men fresh off a botched heist in Flint, Michigan who must lie […]

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One in the Chamber

One in the Chamber

| August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Anchor Bay has released on Blu-ray and DVD One in the Chamber, an excellent B-actioner that just barely misses the A mark.  Cuba Gooding Jr. stars as Ray Carver, an assassin hired by the Russian mafia to eliminate several high-profile targets on the opposite side of a gang war.  As he tries to complete his […]

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