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Action (Movie Genre)

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  • 'No Tears for the Dead' sheds blood at story's expense

     'No Tears for the Dead' sheds blood at story's expense
    In "No Tears for the Dead," so much blood is shed — by so many — over one little flash drive that you'd think world dominance was at stake instead of a load of ill-gotten cash. But that's the way this hectic Korean crime drama rolls in the...
  • Box Office: 'Fault in Our Stars' Aligning to be Summer Breakout Hit

    "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Edge of Tomorrow" do battle at the multiplexes this weekend in a fight to determine if ticket-buyers will turn up for a summer movie that doesn't involve superheros, iconic monsters or fairy tale rehashes. In one corner,...
  • What if Marvel directors cast their former stars?

    What if Marvel directors cast their former stars?
    When Adam McKay was announced, and then unannounced, as a contender to direct "Ant Man," moviedom's hive mind began racing at the possibilities. Did that mean Will Ferrell could potentially star as the insectoid hero? Could John C. Reilly could play his...
  • 'Edge of Tomorrow': Tom Cruise action flick is loopy fun, reviews say

    Moviegoers are used to seeing Tom Cruise save the day — usually on the first try. But in the new sci-fi action film "Edge of Tomorrow," directed by Doug Liman and co-starring Emily Blunt, Cruise needs more than a few attempts to foil an alien...
  • Israeli Filmmaker Talya Lavie Commands Attention With Femme-Centered Military Movie

    Israeli cinema has long had a love affair with army stories, with some of them -- Ari Folman's "Waltz With Bashir," Joseph Cedar's "Beaufort" and Amos Gitai's "Kippur" -- plunging deep into the nation's military heart and exposing the vulnerabilities...
  • Film Review: 'Lullaby'

    With a solemnity belied by his last name, sometime-actor-producer-painter-sculptor Andrew Levitas makes a doggedly personal and downbeat directorial debut with "Lullaby," about a family that gathers for its patriarch's imminent cancer death. The name...
  • On Theater: A 'Little Shop' of merriment

    On Theater: A 'Little Shop' of merriment
    Citizens beware! That bloodthirsty, carnivorous plant has taken root again, this time in Costa Mesa. And it's hungry! Specifically, the horticultural horror is being housed at the Costa Mesa Playhouse, where a revival of "Little Shop of Horrors" is in...
  • Juck Somsaman: Why the Asian Pacific Animation Scene Is Booming

    One of the key narratives at the Annecy festival's International Animation Film Market (MIFA) is the burgeoning attendance of participants from Asia. Variety spoke to Juck Somsaman from Thailand's The Monk Studios, whose "Duck Fight: Fist of the Feather"...
  • 'Lone Survivor' Debuts on Home Video Sales Chart at No. 1

    School's out - and the parade of hot new theatricals that enjoyed success at the box office earlier this year has officially begun. No wonder, then, that the three top-selling discs during the week ending June 8 are all new releases: Universal Studios'...
  • 'The Human Race' is an eerie, violent sci-fi survival tale

    'The Human Race' is an eerie, violent sci-fi survival tale
    Despite visual and thematic echoes from many other sci-fi thrillers — the "Hunger Games" movies, the Japanese action hit "Battle Royale," even David Cronenberg's "Scanners" — writer-director Paul Hough's low-budget, high-energy "The Human...
  • Movies Stars are an Endangered Species as Actors Struggle to Stay Relevant

    Summer blockbusters make studios happy, but they make stars nervous. That's because a lizard is the real star of "Godzilla," not an actor. And in franchises like "Captain America," "Spider-Man" or "X-Men," the superhero is the brand, while the casts...