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Action (Movie Genre)

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  • Cannes Film Festival Adds Six Features To The Official Selection

    PARIS - Pablo Fendrik's "El Ardor," a pioneering Amazon-set Western action adventure, is one of the six films which have been added to Cannes Film Festival's official selection. "El Ardor," the third feature from Fendrik (Blood Appears"), will play in...
  • Damien Puckler tries to get his foothold in a land of action heroes

     Damien Puckler tries to get his foothold in a land of action heroes
    The man in the backyard carries the tattoos and scars of a fighter. He spins and kicks. Dust flies, a punching bag shimmies on a rusted clothesline. Sweat drips around blue eyes and seeps through a thin beard. The lines on the face show, but barely. He'...
  • Echoes of Peter Parker in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' director Marc Webb

     Echoes of Peter Parker in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' director Marc Webb
    The first time Marc Webb directed a film, just six years ago, there were rarely more than a couple dozen people on set. Outside of a group of Hollywood insiders, no one had any idea what the film, titled "(500) Days of Summer" and budgeted at $7 million,...
  • Bob Hoskins, actor known as 'the Cockney Cagney,' dies at 71

    Bob Hoskins, a British actor whose powerful screen presence earned him a reputation as "the Cockney Cagney" and who, at 5 feet 6 and with a face he likened to a squashed cabbage, gave the short, bald men of the world a reason to swagger, has died. He...
  • Film Review: Just leave 'Amazing' out of it

    Film Review: Just leave 'Amazing' out of it
    Presumably to avoid confusion, Sony has added the words "The Amazing" to the titles of its current Spider-Man series. What? He wasn't amazing the first time around? Was Tobey Maguire the Meh Spider-Man? This rebranding feels like a defensive gesture,...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Inarritu thriller 'The Revenant'

    Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Inarritu thriller 'The Revenant'
    Harrowing survival stories have provided the backdrop for a number of star turns in recent years, including "Captain Phillips," "All Is Lost" and "Gravity." Now Leonardo DiCaprio is getting in on the act. DiCaprio's next film will be "The Revenant," a...
  • Angelina Jolie breaks the curse of 'Unbroken'

    OXENFORD, Australia — Angelina Jolie was ready to step behind the cameras again. Her directing debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," hadn't been a box-office or critical hit, but making the 2011 Bosnian war drama had fueled her desire to become a...
  • Review: 'Transcendence' rises above the sci-fi genre

    Though its plot and premise are pure science fiction, "Transcendence" goes pleasingly against the genre grain. A story of the possible perils and pleasures of artificial intelligence that stars Johnny Depp, "Transcendence's" ideas are at least as...
  • To not nix pix, California must use tax trix

     To not nix pix, California must use tax trix
    Eight of the nine nominees for this year's best picture Oscar were filmed outside California. Nearly all of the live-action movies nominated in other Academy Awards categories were filmed in other states or countries as well. In the last two years,...
  • Review: The soundtrack and score for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

    Review: The soundtrack and score for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
    Outside of the darkened theater, what use are stand-alone action movie soundtracks such asĀ  "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"? As a tool to relive Hollywood action via headphones while pretending to leap tall buildings? To add big-screen drama to, say, the act...
  • Chris Evans vaults 'Captain America' to no. 1 box office spot

    "LOOK, I'm 95. I'm not dead!" That's what Chris Evans, aka Captain America, quips at one point during the fabulous "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." And I'm not the only one who thinks this movie is the greatest. It's been number one at the box...