Posts Tagged ‘action’

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

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