Tag: action

Beyond Fest 2021 Review: NEW YORK NINJA, An Insane Abandoned Action Romp Resurrected!

It was probably the moment in New York Ninja in which the titular vigilante digs a bullet out of his chest with a custom engraved "N Y Ninja" throwing star that truly made me think, "Yeah, this is the good...

Review: NO TIME TO DIE, Daniel Craig Exits Stage Left

No Time To Die concludes Daniel Craig’s muscularly intense, emotionally dense interpretation of James Bond. That’s certainly a plus for Bond fans who’ve enjoyed this particular version of Bond, who receive an interlocked, series-spanning narrative rather than the standalone one-offs...

COP SERET: Future Festival Dates For Hit Icelandic Buddy Cop Comedy

A tough super-cop, in denial about his sexuality, falls in love with his new partner while investigating a string of bank robberies where nothing seems to have been stolen.   This is a public service announcement that the Icelandic buddy...

Review: VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE, Tom Hardy Aside, A Must-Miss Superhero Flick

Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Williams star in the action-adventure, directed by Andy Serkis.

NIGHT TEETH Trailer: Netflix's Vampire Horror Aims to Paint a Los Angeles Night Red With Style

To earn some extra cash, quirky college student Benny (Jorge Lendeborg, Jr.) moonlights as a chauffeur for one night. His task: drive two mysterious young women (Debby Ryan and Lucy Fry) around Los Angeles for a night of party hopping....

Friday One Sheet: SALOUM

Forget the old Godardian nugget that all you need is a Girl and a Gun.  How about just a big ass gun? The poster for Senegalese supernatural revenge thriller, Saloum, goes for that Sergio Leone western vibe, with a modern,...

Review: KATE, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, An Action Star in the Making

Action-thrillers with a revenge twist don’t get more rote or routine than screenwriter Umair Aleem (Extraction) and director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan’s (The Huntsman: Winter's War) first and most likely last collaboration, Kate. Even taking into account Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s fierce, ferocious...

RED NOTICE: Official Teaser and New Images, Starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds

Here's the official teaser for Netflix's Red Notice, the next big and inevitable blockbuster for Netflix, starring the bankable talents of Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. It all looks big and explodey with a lot of sweeping and swooping...

THE KING'S MAN Trailers: Red or Green, They're Both Action Packed

20th Century Studios has dropped a brand-new, action-packed trailer, in two flavors, red or green for  Matthew Vaughan's The King's Man.   While we definitely recommend the red band trailer - there's nothing quite like hearing Gemma Arterton tell you...

Review: SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, Magical, Mystical Martial Arts for the Win

Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Chiu-Wai Leung star in director Destin Daniel Cretton's action adventure.

Locarno 2021 Review: COP SECRET, Fast-Paced Nordic Cop Action Spoof With Progressive Bent

Hannes Þór Halldórsson, a football goalkeeper who plays for Valur Reykjavík and the Iceland national team, world premiered his feature-length directing debut Cop Secret in the Locarno Film Festival's international competition. Halldórsson shot a genre spoof with a progressive bent...

PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND: Official Trailer World Premiere. Cage, Boutella, Moseley, Sakaguchi And The Apocalypse!

Are you ready for this? You sure?    RLJE Films will release Sono Sion's Prisoners of the Ghostland in theaters and on VOD and Digital on September 17th. Today is world premiere day for the trailer and it simply looks...

Fantasia 2021 Review: RAGING FIRE Barely Smolders

Shan (Donnie Yen) is a stubborn and incorruptible officer in the Hong Kong police. Immune to bribes and cajoling from senior officials in the force Shan soon finds himself and his team shut out of the big cases. After a...

Fantasia 2021 Review: Blockbuster SEOBOK Spotlights the God Complex in Science

Directed and written by Lee Yong-ju, (Posessed, Architecture 101) South Korean blockbuster Seobok was one of those festival films that I happened upon and loved. Thanks, Fantasia (who has the Canadian premiere)!  I'm not sure what's going on in South Korea's...

Review: THE SUICIDE SQUAD, Literal Heads and Shoulders Over Its Predescessor

James Gunn directs an action-adventure movie.

Friday One Sheet: ARMY OF THIEVES

Bauhaus-inspired clock faces and locks in bold, glorious orange, make for this excellent piece of teaser key art. Taking one of the better characters from the abysmally derivative Army of The Dead, and doing a safe-cracking prequel may salvage (some...

Blu-ray Review: The 4K INDIANA JONES Box Set will Melt Your Face

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), the adventurous archeologist and my favorite Nazi puncher of all time, is back in a gorgeous 4K Blu-ray set with a ridiculous amount of extras fit for a legend.   As they're filming the fifth version...

Review: THE TOMORROW WAR, Death by a Thousand Algorithms

Back in January, Amazon Studios paid a cool $200M — a drop in the proverbial bucket for the all-everything company and Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest individual in the world ($200B and counting) — for distribution rights to The Tomorrow War...

Review: F9: THE FAST SAGA, Embrace the Absurdity, Love the Insanity

There’s a moment in F9: The Fast Saga, the Justin Lin-directed ninth entry in the Fast & Furious franchise (not counting spin-offs) that got its start 20 years ago, where Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), a onetime professional thief, street-car racer,...

RAGING FIRE Trailer: Well GO USA Acquire Benny Chan's Final Film, Starring Donnie Yen

Variety reported earlier today that Well GO USA have picked up the North American rights for Benny Chan's final film Raging Fire.    Chan's last action epic stars action super stars Donnie Yen and Nicholas Tse. Well GO USA will...