Posts Tagged ‘action’
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Class of 1994: “The Shadow”

Despite episodic fits and starts of nostalgic glee, "The Shadow" is a temperamental trinket without the temerity to truly explore its hero's dark side.
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Jesse Hutch, “Joy Ride 3”

"Joy Ride 3" star Jesse Hutch chats with Yapper Lauren Whalen about his new film, stunts and action stardom, and getting snapped in half.

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Kenneth Branagh and company take a swing at Tom Clancy's famous CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, with rather lackluster results.
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

With aggression more akin to Christopher Nolan's Batman films than Marvel's pop spectacle, this sequel tests Cap's mettle & metal in mighty, entertaining ways.



A cacophonous, purposeless mishmash of mayhem and murder whose stink nestles in the nostrils while asking far too much of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Class of 1994: “The Chase” / “Terminal Velocity”

In an alternate universe somewhere, the real Charlie Sheen is still making ridiculously entertaining action movies ... and earning the credit he deserves.


The Legend of Hercules

"300" is one of many films this badly wants to be. Move the decimal point three places to the left, and that's about the percentage of good stuff here.

Lone Survivor

Peter Berg's appropriately harrowing, horrifying and humbling war film only goes Hollywood after running an unshakably exhausting gauntlet of authenticity.