Tag: action

Review: THE ROOKIES, Absurdist Action-Comedy Confounds, Disappoints, Underuses Star

“Truth in advertising” awards are few and far between. Assuming someone somewhere is still giving out “truth in advertising” awards, The Rookies (Su ren te gong), an international co-production co-written and directed by Alan Yuen (Monster Hunt, Firestorm, New Police...

MANBORG: Canadian Genre Classic Coming to VHS One Time Only

We have loved the work of Astron-6 and Steven Kostanski over the years and after a bunch of short films he made the film that would cement his status as one of our country's inevitable stars of cult and genre...

Review: THE NEVERS, Don't Call It a Comeback, They've Been Here For Years

Joss Whedon’s (Avengers, Firefly, Angel, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer) banishment from public life has been as swift as it has been brutal. By all accounts, Whedon’s fall from professional grace was well-deserved. After the box-office failure and critical drubbing of...

Review: THUNDER FORCE, Superhero Action-Comedy, Short on Action and Comedy

Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, and Jason Bateman star; Ben Falcone directed. Now streaming on Netflix.

Review: NOBODY, Bob Odenkirk, (Maybe) Action Star

On a list of actors — currently living or presumed dead — making the jump from drama or comedy to the action genre, Bob Odenkirk, the star of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, would be somewhere near the bottom,...

Review: ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE, Bigger, Longer, Uncut

Clocking in at a hefty, miniseries-length four hours and two minutes, Zack Snyder's Justice League (aka The Snyder Cut), the much-anticipated director's restoration of the botched 2017 critical and commercial bomb, clocks in at a hefty, miniseries-length four hours and...

Review: SAS: RED NOTICE, Short on Thrills, Long on Ridiculousness

Sam Heughan, Hannah John-Kamen and Ruby Rose star in an action thriller, directed by Magnus Martens.

Shudder in April: Halfway to Halloween Month Returns With CREEPSHOW, THE LAST DRIVE IN, PENNINSULA And so Much More

Wow. March is only 4 days old and already we have an announcement about Shudder's lineup for April. We know March is the one year anniversary of (waves hands around) *THIS* here in North America and we're all eager to...

Review: RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON, Stunning Visuals, Stirring Story

It’s long been a fact of movie-watching life that no one does animation like the Disney-Industrial Complex does animation. Whether it’s old-school, traditional animation or new-school CG animation, Disney Animation Studios remains the gold standard, often imitated, but rarely duplicated....

GREENLAND Giveaway: Win a Blu-ray of the Gerard Butler Action Disaster Flick

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and STX Films released Ric Roman Waugh's disaster action flick Greenland starring Gerard Butler on Tuesday. We're a little behind but we do have three (3) copies on Blu-ray to give away to Screen Anarchy readers...

ARCHENEMY Blu-ray Giveaway: Win a Copy of Adam Egypt Mortimor's Cosmic Adventure

This should be a popular one. RLJE Films is releasing Adam Egypt Mortimor's cosmic adventure flick Archenemy on DVD and Blu-ray on February 16th, so that means it's giveaway time! We have three (3) Blu-ray copies of Mortimor's latest flick...

PRISONERS OF GHOSTLAND: RLJE Films Picks up Nic Cage And Sion Sono Action Flick

News today that RLJE Films, a business division of AMC Networks, have acquired the North American rights for Sion Sono's upcoming action flick Prisoners of Ghostland, starring Nicolas Cage. Prisoners of Ghostland will have its world premiere at Sundance later...

I AM TOXIC (SOY TOXICO): Argentine PA Flick Coming to UK DVD This February

Love for genres like Maxploitation and Post Apocalyptic cinema resonates strongly within the LatAm filmmaking community. There are recent additions to the genre like Luciana Garazza's Scavenger, co-directed with Eric Fleitas, but one title I Am Toxic (Soy toxico) from...

The Most Complete Fighter: The Films of Scott Adkins, Ranked

20 years ago today, Teddy Chan’s The Accidental Spy hit theaters. Within star Jackie Chan’s illustrious filmography, the film is usually considered a minor entry, but it’s momentous for an entirely different reason: it marks the film debut of...

Review: REDEMPTION DAY, Husband to the Rescue

Gary Dourdan, Serina Swan, Ernie Hudson, Martin Donovan, and Andy Garcia star in the action drama, directed by Hicham Hajji.

Shudder in January: HUNTED And THE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC Kick Off The New Year

There is light at the end of the tunnel, though it's still a long one. AMC's streaming service Shudder has helped us get through this shit show of a year and it looks like the start of 2021 will be...

Review: ARCHENEMY Introduces A New Kind Of Cosmic Action Hero On The Streets Of LA

Director Adam Egypt Mortimer explores his obsession with the cosmos in his third feature, Archenemy, starring Joe Manganiello as a maybe/possibly superhero from outer space drunkenly stumbling through LA's skid row in search of his nemesis. A kind of mumblecore...

SHADOW IN THE CLOUD Trailer: Chloƫ Grace Moretz Straps in For WWII Bomber Action Horror

Roseanne Liang's TIFF Midnighter Shadow in the Cloud is coming to select cinemas and on VOD and Digital on January 1st, 2021. Chloë Grace Moretz stars in the World War II set action horror flick, playing an Air Force officer...

WANDER: Digital Code Giveaway For Thriller Starring Aaron Eckhart, Tommy Lee Jones and Heather Graham

April Mullen's thriller Wander is set to appear in cinemas, On Demand and Digital on December 4th, 2020. We have four (4) digital codes to give away to our readers in the U.S. If cinemas are not open or you're...

Review: JIU JITSU, or How to Ruin a Movie About Nic Cage Fighting an Alien

On the face of it, a film about Nicolas Cage fighting an alien assassin in the jungle should be hard to screw up, let Cage rage and the entertainment is almost a given. With action specialist Dimitri Logothetis at the helm,...