Tag: action

BOY KILLS WORLD Official Trailer: Bill SkarsgÄrd Stars in Over-The-Top Action Flick

A dystopian fever dream action film that follows Boy, a deaf mute with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death.

KICKBOXER: ARMAGEDDON: Scott Adkins Joins The Final Chapter of Action Trilogy

THR broke the news last night that fan favorite action star Scott Adkins has joined the cast of Kickboxer: Armageddon. This will be the final chapter in a trilogy of films that started in 2016. Once again, Adkins is going...

SASQUATCH SUNSET Official Trailer

A year in the life of a singular family.

ARGYLLE Review: Meta-Spy-Comedy Underwhelms on Every Level

A profoundly underwhelming D-level effort from mostly A- and B-level talent, director-producer Matthew Vaughn’s (The Kingsman: The Secret Service. X-Men: Days of Future Past, Layer Cake) latest attempt at a franchise starter, Argylle, perplexes, irritates, and disappoints in almost equal measure. Nothing, not even...

Friday One Sheet: GODZILLA MINUS ONE (Minus Color)

Somehow in this column, I never managed to get to any of the lovely key art designs Godzilla Minus One. Let us fix that, shall we? The Japanese soft reboot cum retro prequel to the 1954 original Kaiju classic has been...

SXSW 2024: 3 BODY PROBLEM, THE FALL GUY, and Midnighters

The 31st edition of the 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival has announced that 3 Body Problem, the new series from David Benioff and D. B. Weiss Game of Thrones and Emmy Award nominee Alexander Woo, will be the Opening...

THE BRICKLAYER Review: Everything Fits Together

Aaron Eckhart and Nina Dobrev star in director Renny Harlin's latest action picture.

FURIOSA: Giving the Heroine a Prequel Plays a Dangerous Game

This essay, originally titled "The Days I Don't Remember," appeared as backmatter for high-tier Kickstarter backers of my book, The Cinema of Survival: Mad Max Fury Road. I've edited and updated it now that the Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga...

GODZILLA MINUS ONE Review: Big G Is Back And Better Than Ever

In the immediate aftermath of Japan’s defeat in World War II, the country has a new terror to contend with, a monster unlike anything the world had ever seen, and there is no one to save them but themselves in...

MAD CATS Trailer: Watch Reiki Tsuno's Action Comedy on Midnight Pulp Soon

A crazy mix of comedy and action, Mad Cats tells the story of Taka (Sho Mineo), a shiftless young man, who sets off on a quest to find his missing brother Mune (So Yamanaka). Teaming up with a quirky new...

THE MARVELS Review: A True Comic Book Film

Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, and Iman Vellani star in Nia DaCosta's contribution to the superhero cinematic universe.

SHIN ULTRAMAN: Raven Banner Acquires Japanese Sci-fi Epic, Preps Release on Blu-ray in December

Is this a first? It kind of feels like a first for our friends at Raven Banner Releasing. They have announced that they have acquired the Japanese Sci-fi epic, Shin Ultraman. They will release the film digintally here in Canada...

EXPEND4BLES Review: Belated Fourth Entry in the Franchise Disappoints, Underwhelms

What started more than a decade ago as a way for multi-hyphenate Sylvester Stallone to chill out with his movie-star buddies, make a low-effort, if still bankable, action flick, and collect a paycheck at the same time (i.e., The Expendables)...

Toronto 2023 Review: RIDDLE OF FIRE, These Three Kids Will Do Anything To Do Nothing All Summer

There’s something ethereal about Weston Razooli’s Toronto Midnight Madness closer, Riddle of Fire. It’s whimsical, but in a rough-hewn sort of way that puts it somewhere in the aesthetic neighborhood of Avalon Fast’s 2022 Slamdance discovery, Honeycomb. Both films exist...

Crowdfund This: DEATHGASM 2: GOREMAGEDDON, Sequel to Horror Comedy in The Works

Fans of the 2015 horror comedy hit, Deathgasm, will be pleased to know that a sequel is finally in the works. The original director Jason Lei Howden will be back behind the camera for Deathgasm 2: Goremageddon, and a crowfunding campaign...

Friday One Sheet: RIDDLE OF FIRE

The "Coolest debut from Cannes," according to AnOther Magazine, the poster for American indie cult-film-to-be, Riddle Of Fire, exudes rural middleschool cool. The key art is awash in warm peachy tones and early 70s pre-Amblin 'latch-key kids' vibes. Note the mushrooms and...

THE EQUALIZER 3 Review: Denzel Washington Elevates Uneven, Middling Entry

Moments into the inelegantly titled The Equalizer 3, the trilogy capper that reunites director Antoine Fuqua (Emancipation, The Magnificent Seven, Training Day), and screenwriter Richard Wenk (The Equalizer and The Equalizer 2), with two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington, two men...

AHSOKA Review: Breathing Room Between STAR WARS Action Scenes

Rosario Dawson returns as Anakin Skywalker's former apprentice, ready to sniff out a new threat to the galaxy. With Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Ray Stevenson, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, debuting on Disney Plus.

Fantasia 2023 Review: HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS, Triumph of Escalating Sight Gags

Hundreds of Beavers has been tearing up the festival circuit for months now, scooping prizes and rapidly building a rabid cult following. And with damn good reason. If you have even the slightest love for slap stick comedy and goofball...

Screen Anarchists On INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY

It seemed like a joke when the news broke that Harrison Ford, at the time almost 80 years old, would take up the hat and whip for another turn as the intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones. But lo-and-behold, there it...