Posts Tagged ‘action’

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron Man 3 (2013)
For me, my favourite superheroes end up being The Big Three (Batman, Superman, Spider-Man) and then the rest get to fight for my attention at the level just below. I’ve always loved The Incredible Hulk, because I grew up with the TV show that I enjoyed as a young boy, and I read a few […]
May 23rd, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Curandero (2005)

Curandero (2005)
Curandero – a traditional Native American healer or shaman in Latin America, who is dedicated to curing physical or spiritual illnesses. So near and yet so far. Those were my feelings towards Eduardo Rodriguez’s feature length debut (co-written by one Robert Rodriguez) , a Mexican horror/action...
May 22nd, 2013 | DVD Reviews | Read More

The Liability (2012)

The Liability (2012)
The Hit is a 1984 British crime drama featuring Tim Roth’s debut movie performance, playing a hot headed accomplice to John Hurt’s world weary hitman. Now, nearly thirty years later, Roth’s debut role is reversed in another British crime drama, as he takes on the role of Roy, a professional...
May 21st, 2013 | DVD Reviews | Read More

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
When the fifth instalment of a struggling film franchise was about to go into production in 2010, there was skepticism as to whether it can keep the series alive, not to mention improve its efforts with film fans and the demanding box office. However, a bigger budget and the introduction of The Rock...
May 15th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Star Trek Into Darkness starts off at a run and never really lets up for most of its two hour (-ish) runtime. Well, it certainly feels that way. That’s no bad thing for ninety minutes or so – the pacing is great and the balance of humour, drama and action spectacle is as well mixed […]
May 14th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Cold War (2013)

Cold War (2013)
New directors, old theme, less success Given California’s proximity to Asia, certainly a big flashy new Hong Kong police drama is worthy of inclusion in the San Francisco film festival, especially with two new directors, Longman Leung and Sungy Luk, at the helm and some major names in the cast....
May 9th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Dead By Dawn 2013 – The Shorts

Dead By Dawn 2013 – The Shorts
Unlike previous years, the short films shown at this Dead By Dawn were all spread out to come before main features. No animated selection this year and no bumper selection of short after short. I believe that this was due to the year 2012-2013 just being so damn busy for people involved with the festival,...
May 6th, 2013 | Festivals | Read More

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron Man 3 (2013)
It is strange to think that Iron Man was released only five years ago. The film set the stage for one of the most successful film franchises in recent years – not to mention help bring comic book films to another level. Five Marvel films later, history is practically repeating itself as we enter the...
April 24th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Drug War (2012)

Drug War (2012)
According to the Internet Movie Database, Drug War is the 54th movie directed by Johnnie To (born 1955), his most well-known titles – and also the only ones I have seen, as far as I remember – probably being The Heroic Trio (1993) and Breaking News (2004). He is an expert in the Hong Kong […]
April 22nd, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Superman At The Movies

Superman At The Movies
He may have been overshadowed recently by both Batman and Spider-Man, but it’s worth taking the time to remember just how prolific, and downright enjoyable, Superman has been in terms of onscreen adventures over the years. Here’s a very brief overview of the character as he was sold to viewers...
April 17th, 2013 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More