Category Archives: Action

Pain and Gain Review: Stranger Than Fiction

Michael Bay is the Nickelback of movies.  His films are loud, shallow, overly sexual and generally unintelligent, yet somehow he still manages to pump out hit after hit.  His last few films, the Transformers trilogy, are arguably the peak of … Continue reading

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Olympus Has Fallen Review: Welcome Back, Mr. Butler

Between Olympus Has Fallen, The Last Stand, and GI Joe: Retaliation, 2013 seems to be the year Hollywood tries to prove that it’s not a godless hive of unpatriotic liberals by taking up the age-old chant; America (F*ck Yeah!).  Whether or not you’re … Continue reading

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review: Saving the World… Except for London

Note: I am experimenting with a slight twist on my usual format today.  This twist includes separating the review into four different sections with scores out of 10 for each.  These four sections are The Plot (story, pace, originality), The … Continue reading

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Dead Man Down Review: The Girl Who Messed Up Colin’s Revenge

When a foreign director makes his or her Hollywood debut, the transition rarely runs very smoothly.  This is the reason so many english adaptations of foreign films are directed and written by american directors; our country’s film industry knows how … Continue reading

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Jack the Giant Slayer Review: How Not to Waste $200 million

I keep waiting for Hollywood to finally give it a rest with modernization of classic fairytales, but I think with Jack the Giant Killer now posed to become this year’s John Carter in terms of catastrophic Box Office Failure we just might … Continue reading

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Snitch Review: More Than the Mandatory Minimum

When it comes to modern action heroes, you’ve got to wonder why Hollywood’s had so few new takers that it’s forced to rely on recycling the old ones as many times as possible.  Aside from the leathery, wrinkled old guard … Continue reading

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A Good Day To Die Hard Review: Not a Great Day for John McClane

Some of you may remember that I had not seen the original Die Hard until several months ago (At which point it promptly became my favorite action movie of all time).  Before that, I had only seen the three sequels, … Continue reading

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Parker Review: Statham’s on Autopilot

I acknowledge the fact that Jason Statham is the closest thing we have to an action hero for the new Millenium.  Arnold and Sly are getting old, and there’s hardly a muscle-clad meathead in sight to take up their mantlepieces. … Continue reading

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Bullet to the Head Review: You Had Me at F*ck You

If you had asked me a month ago whether or not I thought Bullet to the Head could be anything but awful, my first answer would be WTF is Bullet to the Head?  Nonexistent marketing push aside, my next response … Continue reading

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Review: Whedonites Assemble!

I got the chance to catch a pre-screening of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters tonight after a very broad spectrum of anticipation for the project.  When I first heard of it, I was mildly intrigued as I’m a huge Jeremy … Continue reading

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