Posts Tagged ‘action’

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

Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek (2009)
Next month sees the UK cinema release of Star Trek Into Darkness, which was more than enough of an excuse for me to revisit the first instalment of the franchise reboot. Also known as Kirk and Spock – The Early Years, here we get a smart and very audience-friendly reboot of the Star Trek franchise,...
April 8th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Dragon (2011)

Dragon (2011)
Directed by Peter Chan, who was once called the ‘most valuable filmmaker’ by the Hong Kong Filmart (International TV and film market), Dragon (title in original language: Wu Xia) is the tale of local paper tradesman and family man, Liu Jin-xi (Donnie Yen). When two thugs start trouble in...
April 2nd, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Here Comes the Boom (2012)

Here Comes the Boom (2012)
Chances are that for many of us, the prospect of a Kevin James star vehicle produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Production Company isn’t exactly going to set our pulses racing. After all, it really is saying something when Paul Blart: Mall Cop is the highlight on your cinematic CV. Here Comes...
March 18th, 2013 | DVD Reviews | Read More

Crawlspace (2012)

Crawlspace (2012)
Aussie action-horror flick Crawlspace shares its hoary, well worn plot with both James Cameron’s magnificent sci fi-horror Aliens and Paul WS Anderson’s less magnificent, dumbass video game adaptation Resident Evil, as an elite team of military grunts find themselves thrown into a meatgrinder...
March 17th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Manborg (2011)

Manborg (2011)
Despite some seriously heavyweight contenders in the likes of The Dark Night Rises, Prometheus and The Avengers, my favourite movie of 2012 was (by a staggering margin I might add) a borderline reprehensible little $10,000 exploitation flick called Father’s Day, a gloriously offensive AND inventive...
March 13th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

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