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Action (Movie Genre)

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  • Review: 'Brick Mansions' collapses into incoherence

     Review: 'Brick Mansions' collapses into incoherence
    "Brick Mansions," Paul Walker's penultimate film (prior to "Fast & Furious 7"), is a dumb and ugly action picture that works strictly as a reminder of the late actor's head-turning good looks and modest charisma. Otherwise, this remake of the 2004...
  • 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...
  • Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution

     Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution
    Watching dramas or comedies in the cities where they were shot is a fairly common experience. But it's not often one views a film about a revolution just blocks from where the uprising happened. That surreal situation has been playing out over the...
  • I love 'Hercules' and Dwayne Johnson ... and I don't care who knows it!

    "A TRUE hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the size of his heart." -- Zeus, from Disney's "Hercules" I HAVE A LOT of friends who are scandalized that I wrote here about how much I loved the new IMAX film "Hercules." Well, I decided...
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy': Marvel's space opera gets stellar reviews

    With names like Star-Lord, Groot and Drax the Destroyer, the motley band of heroes at the center of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" don't have near the name recognition of, say, Iron Man or Captain America — but don't brand them the B-team just...
  • Watch Kevin Spacey in Full Villain Mode in New 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Story Trailer

    With Activision starting to take pre-orders for "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare," the videogame publisher has released a new story mode trailer for the military game that sets up the latest installment of the franchise the way any major Hollywood actioner...
  • Emmy nods in, HBO and 'Game of Thrones' rule!

    "IN PHOTOGRAPHY there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality," -- Alfred Stieglitz OUR GOOD Scots Presbyterian pal, who just happens to be the genius photographer Harry Benson, has had his darling wife, Gigi, send us some photos...
  • Festival Notebook: Jerusalem Keeps Its Cool Amid Rocket Attacks

    I was still on the road to Jerusalem -- where I had been invited to serve as a member of the documentary jury at this year's Jerusalem Film Festival -- last Thursday, when the first air raid siren sounded. "Can you hear it?" asked the driver charged...
  • Andy Serkis Vs. Visual Effects Animators: The Wrong Fight For Both Sides

    As audiences discover "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a film where the performance-capture simians steal the show from the live-action humans, there's sure to be another spate of talk about Andy Serkis as a contender for acting awards. Let's get this...