• Posts Tagged ‘Actionfestorama’

    Furious 6

    by  • May 28, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    The latest outing in the “Fast & Furious” franchise is another romp packed full of fast cars, beautiful people, gunfights, fisticuffs, and explosions. If you’ve somehow missed out on the previous films, don’t worry: this is not a series built on complex character and plot development. If you’ve seen any team heist movies and/or...

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    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

    by  • February 5, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Written and Directed by: Tommy Wirkola Starring: Gemma Arterton, Jeremy Renner, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare Rated: R for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity, and language There’s something ever-appealing to me about fantasy-action films. The good ones don’t take themselves seriously and are pure fun, and the bad ones are so deliciously...

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    Skyfall

    by  • November 13, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Daniel Craig stands near an Aston Martin in the Scottish Highlands.

    James Bond movies can be grouped both by actor and by tone. The most recent batch, the Daniel Craig Bond flicks, reflect Hollywood’s current love affair with the gritty and the flawed. “Skyfall,” the latest of these, gives us a Bond who can barely pass his field agent proficiency tests, whose hands shake when...

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    The Man with the Iron Fists

    by  • November 6, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    The moment the opening credits for “The Man with the Iron Fists” start to roll, you can tell exactly what kind of movie it is. There’s an explanatory voiceover and a massive fight, paused periodically for over-saturated, old-school-style still frames for each credit -- and the credits are all in both English and Chinese....

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    The Avengers

    by  • May 8, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    "The Avengers" has been a long time coming. Starting with the post-credits scene in 2008's "Iron Man" and through the four following movies ("The Incredible Hulk," "Iron Man 2," "Thor," and "Captain America"), expectations around this film have been building slowly but surely. There was a lot riding on this, and it does not...

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    Lockout

    by  • April 16, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    There is a special place in my heart for films that know exactly what they are and set out to fulfill their destiny with utter enthusiasm. "Lockout" is in that class of film. It knows it's a B-movie sci-fi action flick, and has no pretensions otherwise. There's no subtlety here, the film is predictable...

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    Fast Five

    by  • May 2, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Justin Lin Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Joaquim de Almeida Rated: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, sexual content and language).

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