Posts Tagged ‘action’
Despite toying with some interesting developments, "American Assassin" makes a habit of wasting opportunities at distinction by choosing the commercial road.
“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.
Tackling time's ravages with rambunctious tones, 1997’s “Grosse Pointe Blank” wraps emotional entropy & existential rumination into a clever, conceptual comedy.
"John Wick: Chapter 2" is enjoyably tacky & distinguished, indulging literary allusions & bodacious lacerations like someone chasing 10-year scotch with PBR.
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's unexpected revival of one of his campiest characters elevates, however slightly, an otherwise unremarkable VOD disaster.
It's been one helluva year. So let's just talk about some great 1996 explosions, OK?
The most atypical Robert Zemeckis film yet — sacrificing his burnished gentleness and wowing spectacle for something gruff and grim but supremely entertaining.