• Posts Tagged ‘Action’

    Proud Mary

    by  • January 15, 2018 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Babak Najafi Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Billy Brown, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery Rated: R for violence “Proud Mary” is not for everyone. It’s violent. It includes cruelty toward children. Its protagonists are Mary (Taraji P. Henson) and Danny (Jahi Di’Allo Winston), a Black woman and a Black pre-teen. It...

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    Mechanic: Resurrection

    by  • September 6, 2016 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Jason Statham and Jessica Alba in Mechanic: Resurrection

    Directed by: Dennis Gansel Starring: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Sam Hazeldine, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh Rated: R for violence throughout and language Summer movie season has pretty much wrapped up, and we’re heading into the Halloween crop of scary movies before the big family flicks of Thanksgiving and Halloween. If you haven’t quite...

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    by  • May 2, 2016 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Peter Atencio Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish Rated: R for violence, language throughout, drug use and sexuality/nudity Fans of the TV show “Key & Peele” have real reason to celebrate: the comedy duo’s new film, “Keanu,” includes many of the things that made the show great. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan...

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    Olympus Has Fallen

    by  • March 26, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart in Olympus has Fallen

    There’s a type of action movie that requires a lot of its audience. You have to suspend not just your disbelief, but also your common sense. If you’re willing to do that, it’ll give you the ride of your life – but if you’re not, you are in for an unpleasant time. “Olympus Has...

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    The Last Stand

    by  • January 21, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Johnny Knoxville and Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand

    Directed by: Jee-woon Kim Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eduardo Noriega, Jaime Alexander, Luis Guzman, Zach Gilford, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville Rated: R for strong bloody violence throughout, and language It’s been eight years since we’ve seen Arnold Schwarzenegger in any major role other than Governor of California, and he’s picked a perfect film for his...

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    The Hunger Games

    by  • March 26, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Firstly, a confession: I have not read "The Hunger Games" books. This is actually something of an advantage, going into a movie adaptation without knowledge of the original material, because I can't be disappointed by bad versions of favorite scenes or saved from confusion by having read the book. Unfortunately, it means I can't...

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    Safe House

    by  • February 13, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    There's a certain pleasure in seeing a familiar job done well with a slightly new mix of tools, and that's just what "Safe House" is. There's not much new about this CIA double-cross story, but the setting, actors, cinematography, and story details are a new combination, and it's enjoyable watching familiar gears mesh and...

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    by  • January 24, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    There's a lot to like in Steven Soderbergh's new film, "Haywire," but there's a lot that doesn't quite come together. The director is reportedly planning to take a sabbatical once his currently in-progress films are wrapped, to get a fresh start, and it's easy to interpret the uneven pacing and cinematography in "Haywire" as...

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