Tag: action

EXPEND4BLES Review: Belted 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...


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...

EXTRACTION 2 Review: Hemsworth And Hargrave Still Strong Contenders For Action Elite

After barely surviving the events of the first movie, Rake is back as the Australian black ops mercenary, tasked with another deadly mission: rescuing the battered family of a ruthless Georgian gangster from the prison where they are being held.

THE WRATH OF BECKY iTunes Code Giveaway

Two years after she escaped a violent attack on her family, Becky attempts to rebuild her life in the care of an older woman - a kindred spirit named Elena. But when a group known as the “Noble Men” break...

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS Review: Robot-Centered Franchise Returns After a Five-Year Hiatus

Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback star; Steven Caple Jr. directed.

SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Review: Superhero Storytelling Raised to High Art

Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld star in the animated sequel.

KANDAHAR Review: Gerard Butler Returns in Semi-Inspired Geopolitical Action-Thriller

Gerard Butler and director Ric Roman Waugh reunite.

Pretty Packaging: GHOST IN THE SHELL Lands An Ultimate Edition

Blu-ray distributor Plaion, previously known in Germany as Koch Media, has been responsible for some Special Editions which were absolute jawdroppers. Their release of Richard Stanley's The Color Out of Space was a highpoint for me in 2020, and last...

BRANDED TO KILL 4K Review: Exciting and Funny

Suzuki Seijun's 1967 masterpiece, starring Shishido Joe, got him fired from Nikkatsu. Now available from The Criterion Collection.

STAR WARS: VISIONS Series Two Trailer Delivers Exciting And Eclectic Mix of Styles And Action

Animation at Star Wars remains an integral part of story telling in the greater SWU. Case in point, we saw this as recently as the trailer for the live action series Ohsaka on the weekend, recreating the final moments of...

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 Review: It's Big. Really Big. For JOHN WICK Fans That's Great.

In his ongoing quest to defeat The High Table, John Wick discovers a way to earn his freedom once and for all. In order to do so he must defeat his most formidable foe yet, a ruthless, high ranking member...

SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS Review: Superhero Action First, Family Dynamics Last

Zachary Levi, Grace Caroline Currey, and Helen Mirren star in the latest from D.C., directed by David F. Sandberg.

SXSW 2023 Review: THE WRATH OF BECKY, Hell Hath No Fury Like This Teenage Girl's Scorn

Becky is back, and this time it’s… pretty much the same as last time. Three years ago, the world witnessed one of the craziest heel turns in recent history, funny guy Kevin James (The King of Queens, Paul Blart: Mall...

SISU: New Trailer & Poster Pave The Way to a Fuck-Tonne of Exploding Nazis

When an ex-soldier who discovers gold in the Lapland wilderness tries to take the loot into the city, Nazi soldiers led by a brutal SS officer battle him.