Posts Tagged ‘action’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Those pesky aliens are back and wreaking even more havoc in "Independence Day: Resurgence," a 2016 sequel to director Roland Emmerich's 1996 original from Twentieth Century Fox.

Independence Day: Resurgence

Whatever enjoyment you find is an OK-fine white flag, not a willful surrender to spectacle. Though slick, the visuals boast all the awe of a software upgrade.
From left, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg star in "Now You See Me 2," a 2016 action-caper directed by Jon M. Chu and distributed by Summit Entertainment.

Now You See Me 2

By trading on its source’s tight, fun ingenuity for craven, calculated gimcrackery, “Now You See Me 2’s” only distinctive trait is making all the fun disappear.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

A lame-brained summer movie with little to offer anyone who doesn't already love these half-shell heroes, and even for converts, it's a tough sell.
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The Nice Guys

"The Nice Guys" is a wall-to-wall-funny action-comedy, a great refinement of director/writer Shane Black's style and one of this summer's best.

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Captain America: Civil War

"Civil War" is the Marvel Cinematic Universe's 13th entry, but compelling characters, smart pacing & clever action prove the series is just hitting its stride.
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Hardcore Henry

As bad-taste action-adventure goes, “Hardcore Henry” is watchable, even if just for its creative first-person perspective. But one thing it is not is hardcore.

From one Immortal to another, Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez (Sean Connery) mentors Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) in "Highlander," Russell Mulcahy's Cannon Films cult classic from 1986.

Class of 1986: ‘Highlander’

Before it came to a thudding halt, the rich world of “Highlander” — in all its bombast and bereavement — was, and still is, worth getting lost in for two hours.
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

A contender for the worst modern superhero film & a mish-mash of poor, cynical creative decisions that don't even deliver shallow pleasures its title promises.