Tag Archives: Action

Review in Brief: Free Guy (2021)

FREE GUY is more evidence that the better video game movies aren’t direct IP adaptations but about gaming itself. You’ll get a lot more out of it if you’re a gamer, if you know the conventions, mechanics and player behaviour … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Fast & Furious 9 (2021)

If you like the FAST & FURIOUS movies, chances are you either prefer the earlier ones that were about street racing and family or you prefer the later ones that are about ignoring the laws of physics and family. If … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Nobody (2021)

More melancholy than TAKEN and far funnier than JOHN WICK, NOBODY doesn’t exactly lay new ground for films of its ilk but is really rather satisfying on its own terms. Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) is a suburban loser stuck in … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Army of the Dead (2021)

Zack Snyder is clearly relieved to be done with superheroes for now and has returned to the genre that broke him through: the zombie movie. Unfortunately ARMY OF THE DEAD is an over-stuffed and largely ponderous affair. The promising premise … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Mortal Kombat (2021)

Maybe rather than trying to stumble upon the secret formula for a successful game-to-film adaptation, it should be agreed that the answer remains “don’t”. MORTAL KOMBAT looks visually impressive for the most part, and fans of the games will doubtless … Continue reading

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Terminator Movies Ranked

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Peninsula (2020) Review

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Review in Brief: Bloodshot (2020)

BLOODSHOT looks like it’s going to be about something for a ten minute stretch in the middle when amnesiac supersoldier Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel) meets fellow members of his new black ops squad – all servicemen injured in action and … Continue reading

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Bad Boys for Life (2020) Review

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Review in Brief: John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)

I’ve never been a JOHN WICK stan (am I using that right?). I like the films just fine – the first considerably more than the second – but I don’t quite see them as the action art form that some … Continue reading

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