Posts Tagged ‘action’
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Den of Thieves

This cops and robbers crime drama shows audiences why you should never waste a story's potential.

Netflix Cinema: Bright

Bright is a flawed film that is certainly not Netflix's best original film but is also not their worst. It's a wildly entertaining film that shows Netflix is stepping in the right direction in the Hollywood blockbuster business.

American Assassin

Despite toying with some interesting developments, "American Assassin" makes a habit of wasting opportunities at distinction by choosing the commercial road.
Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd star in 1987's "Dragnet," a Universal Pictures release.

Class of 1987: ‘Dragnet’

“Dragnet” is pokey next to its peers. Then again, like many prototypes, it’s a merely sufficient expression of possibility without refinement of later versions.

Debi Newberry (Minnie Driver) and Martin Blank (John Cusack) try to make it out of their 10-year class reunion alive in "Grosse Pointe Blank," a 1997 comedy from Hollywood Pictures.

Class of 1997: ‘Grosse Pointe Blank’

Tackling time's ravages with rambunctious tones, 1997’s “Grosse Pointe Blank” wraps emotional entropy & existential rumination into a clever, conceptual comedy.
Keanu Reeves reprises his role as badass assassin John Wick in "John Wick: Chapter Two," a 2017 Summit-Lionsgate release directed by Chad Stahelski.

John Wick: Chapter 2

"John Wick: Chapter 2" is enjoyably tacky & distinguished, indulging literary allusions & bodacious lacerations like someone chasing 10-year scotch with PBR.

Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone star in "xXx: Return of Xander Cage," a 2017 Revolution Studios / Paramount Pictures film.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Both the worst of the series and difficult to really begrudge, "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" is what passes for January action-movie alchemy.
Nicolas Cage stars as Eddie King, an unhinged criminal, in "Arsenal," a 2017 Lionsgate release.

Arsenal

Nicolas Cage's unexpected revival of one of his campiest characters elevates, however slightly, an otherwise unremarkable VOD disaster.