Posts Tagged ‘action’
From a banner year for sci-fi comedies, Nick takes a look at one of the greatest ... and one of the not-so-greatest.
By Bob Bloom “American Ultra” is propelled by a single premise that expends itself rather quickly. The movie is a simplistic, cartoonish yet violent feature about a young stoner, Mike Howell, played by Jesse Eisenberg, who, unbeknownst even to himself, is a highly trained CIA agent with multiple and deadly skills. The attraction, of course, […]
Jesse Eisenberg makes a credibly, and unexpectedly, badass action hero. But "American Ultra" tops out at modest velocity straight down the middle of the road.
After this, you sense even if Tom Cruise leans more heavily on others for 20 more years of "Mission" movies, he'll will them into equally unhurried excellence.
Even if "Self/less" is the sort of ride you suspect will eat your money from the get-go, that doesn’t ease the disappointment when it happens.
By trying to sharpen its edges when sincere, simple empathy suits it fine, “Max” swerves its story in the worst possible direction.
A well-made movie that could have been better, in which the quiet, talkie parts are more interesting than the mayhem.
Pulpy summer fun with more on its mind than you'd think, "Jurassic World" is infused with equal danger, intimacy, intelligence and humor.
The highest-grossing film of 2014, George Lucas's animated musical and a Russian melodrama lead this week's crop of new DVD and Blu-ray releases.
An instant classic and an unforgettable, habit-forming rush you'll crave continuously to mainline the reason we go to movies in the first place.
Texas is a big state. By the time the credits roll on "Hot Pursuit," you'll feel like you've crossed it by car and taken the scenic route.
Despite its introduction of the immediately iconic Thunderdome arena, this Mad Max tale can't quite bridge a directorial split.
With road rage, mayhem, wit and touches of grace and humanity, "Mad Max: Fury Road" will stick in your memory for a long time.
By Bob Bloom The following Blu-rays and DVDs are being released on Tuesday, April 21: Taken 3: Unrated (Blu-ray + Ultraviolet) Details: 2015, Fox Home Entertainment Rated: Unrated & PG-13 The lowdown: Once again, Liam Neeson creates a massive body count in order to protect his family after he finds himself framed for the murder […]