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Action (genre)

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  • Movie review: 12 Rounds -- 2 out of 5 stars

    Renny Harlin, who hasn't had a hit since he divorced Geena Davis, was the right guy to lift World Wrestling Entertainment's infant film division to something closer to legitimacy. If anybody could shoot and cut an action film to hide wrassler John Cena'...
  • HEALTH: Hey, video games aren't so bad after all

    Over the years, we've villainized video games. They've been blamed for turning kids into chubby couch potatoes, causing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and possibly even triggering violence. Yet, they might not be all bad. Cognitive scientists...
  • An interesting new genre

    An interesting new genre
    Glendale filmmaker Carly Lyn chose the unlikely pairing of genres — Western and science fiction — in her new film "A Foundling." Lyn, 25, wrote and directed the film receiving its premiere at the Dances with Films festival next week in West...
  • Game Time: 'The Last Airbender' and 'Clash of the Titans'

    The Last Airbender Wii, DS/$29.99-$39.99/Available Now The popular animated TV series "Avatar: The Last Airbender" has seen its fair share of video game merchandising that follows the martial-arts-laden warfare of protagonist Aang. Now, as we wade knee-...
  • 'From Paris With Love'

    In the space of just a few weeks, we have movies starring Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and John Travolta. It's like the early '90s all over again. Nostalgia is on Travolta's mind, too. In "From Paris with Love," he plays a violent but chatty CIA agent who,...
  • Review: 'Psychonauts' - Xbox

    Review: 'Psychonauts' - Xbox
    What's Hot: Terrific writing; Great characters; Imaginative level designs What's Not: Gameplay mechanics fail when you need them most; Dodgy camera; Menus are needlessly difficult to navigate; Forgettable boss fights; Doesn't exactly skimp on the...
  • Need a knockout photo? They're game

    Need a knockout photo? They're game
    It remains the most famous sports action photograph of the 20th century: Muhammad Ali looms over Sonny Liston, whose arms are splayed, before Ali retains the heavyweight championship in 1965. Longtime Sports Illustrated photographer Neil Leifer snapped...
  • HBO places its bets on epic 'Game of Thrones'

    The epic nature of "Game of Thrones," a 10-part HBO series premiering Sunday, April 17, announces itself from the very beginning, as the camera dives and soars like a tipsy falcon over a living map of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. It's a realm that...
  • Christopher Nolan: all his altered states

    Christopher Nolan: all his altered states
    Think of Christopher Nolan as a man trying to write a novel while the neighbors -- in this case, the rest of the world's population -- won't keep the noise down. The filmmaker doesn't own a cellphone, has no e-mail account and, in recent weeks, he's...
  • Edward James Olmos says 'Green Hornet' is 'finally coming together'

     
    EXCLUSIVE Yvonne Villarreal caught up with Edward James Olmos and wrote up this Hero Complex report on the seemingly snakebitten (or is it bee-stung?) production of "The Green Hornet."... -- G.B. It's been easy to get dizzy while watching the......
  • DVD review: 'Death Race 2' vrooms straight to video

     
    In 1975, there was the goofy Roger Corman/Paul Bartel action comedy “Death Race 2000.” In 2008 — for more than 100 times the budget — Paul W.S. Anderson very loosely remade it as a pure action film with Jason Statham. And, in 2011,...