Posts Tagged ‘action’

Battleship (2012)

Battleship (2012)
Nobody could believe it when it was announced that a major blockbuster movie was being developed from the game “Battleship”. The plot would see a bunch of people on a naval exercise at sea end up in a battle against some dangerous alien craft and there would be a number of impressive explosions....
March 13th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Premium Rush (2012)

Premium Rush (2012)
For the fun of the ride It must indeed be a “premium rush” (title of David Koepp’s new movie) to ride a bike at high speed through heavy Manhattan traffic. The protagonist, Wilee, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is a bike messenger, and the title is a category of top priority delivery...
March 6th, 2013 | DVD Reviews | Read More

El Gringo (2012)

El Gringo (2012)
I tend to find it very offputting when a filmmaker too blatantly and liberally copies the style of another in their movie. The tail end of the 90′s were filled with rafts of uninspired attempts to recreate the style of Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez, with a very, very slim few coming even...
February 21st, 2013 | DVD Reviews | Read More

Death Race: Inferno (2012)

Death Race: Inferno (2012)
Sadly, I’ve STILL never seen Death Race 2000. It’s just one of the many movies I keep meaning to catch at some point that has somehow evaded me thus far. Yet I have seen the revamped, loose remake. I have seen the prequel to that remake. And now I have seen the sequel to that […]
February 14th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Resident Evil:Retribution (2012)

Resident Evil:Retribution (2012)
Three things in life are certain. Death, taxes and the thundering inevitability of a new Resident Evil movie every couple of years. I’ll begin by admitting something that the previous sentence probably already made clear, I’m not a fan of this increasingly dog-eared franchise, and I’m...
February 11th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Bullet to the Head (2012)

Bullet to the Head (2012)
When hitman Jimmy Bobo is double crossed and his partner killed, he must form an alliance with a by-the-book detective to find those responsible. Old school action flick Bullet to the Head is a damn exciting prospect for two different reasons. First of all it’s Stallone’s first major solo...
February 7th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Looper (2012)

Looper (2012)
Rian Johnson’s time travel thriller arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this week and while it isn’t quite the ground-breaking Matrix-esque Sci-Fi spectacle that it was initially billed as, it is nonetheless an impressively atmospheric and engrossing movie. The central premise is a great one. In the year...
January 28th, 2013 | DVD Reviews | Read More

Dredd (2012)

Dredd (2012)
All of the signs were good for Dredd. A script by Alex Garland, Karl Urban in the titular role and acknowledgment by many people that they wouldn’t be repeating the mistakes of the Stallone movie (translation – the helmet would be staying ON this time). Director Pete Travis seemed to know...
January 24th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

The Sweeney (2012)

The Sweeney (2012)
In this current climate of endless remakes, re-imaginings, sequels and adaptations, it can be a blessing to be unfamiliar with the source material behind the movie in question. Nick Love’s big screen remake of vintage TV cop show The Sweeney is one such case. While I have a certain admiration and...
January 23rd, 2013 | DVD Reviews | Read More

Gangster Squad (2013)

Gangster Squad (2013)
Photoshopped Somebody up there at Warner Bros. must have realised that Gangster Squad, a cops-and-crooks story set in Los Angeles in the late Forties, is a terrible movie, despite its stellar cast. So they’ve released it in Hollywood’s dump-the-rubbish month of January, when people are more...
January 19th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More