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Action (Movie Genre)

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  • Reel Critics: This film deserves a recall vote

    Reel Critics: This film deserves a recall vote
    Director David Ayer is known for his ultraviolent police epics like "Training Day" and "End of Watch." Screenwriter Skip Woods ("A Good Day to Die Hard") is also no stranger to action movies with a high body count. These two masters of death and treachery...
  • Review: Action and thrills are 'In the Blood'

    Review: Action and thrills are 'In the Blood'
    "In the Blood" casts mixed martial artist Gina Carano as Ava, who has overcome a particularly parlous upbringing to turn her life around and marry up the social ladder. While on their Dominican honeymoon, husband Derek (Cam Gigandet) vanishes,...
  • Previsualization firm Proof helps filmmakers plan for complex scenes

    Previsualization firm Proof helps filmmakers plan for complex scenes
    Before filming a massive battle on a freeway overpass in Cleveland, directors of Marvel Entertainment's recent release "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" didn't leave anything to chance. So Anthony and Joe Russo staged a kind of digital dress...
  • 'Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Early Reviews: Plot Is Tangled, Chemistry Pulls at Heartstrings

    Although "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" won't swing into U.S. theaters until May 2, Marc Webb's sequel to his 2012 franchise reboot has already made an impact across the pond. The superhero pic premiered in London on Tuesday. Early reviews for Sony's comic...
  • Film Review: 'The Eternal Zero'

    A fictional account of a Japanese WWII pilot that features the most breathtaking images of aviation seen in an Asian war film since South Korea's "Soar Into the Skies" (2010), "The Eternal Zero" marks another vfx victory for helmer Takashi Yamazaki,...
  • MTV Movie Awards, honoring past, plugs the future

    MTV Movie Awards, honoring past, plugs the future
    The MTV Movie Awards handed top prizes to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" on Sunday night, naming the dystopian thriller best movie and handing honors for best male and female performances to Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence. But as is often...
  • Review: AMC takes a stately approach with 'Turn'

    Review: AMC takes a stately approach with 'Turn'
    Slowly they return, the clean-shaven, square-jawed heroes of yore, displaced for so many years now by their darker, more intricately conflicted brethren — the detectives with one foot on either side of the law, the pill-popping acerbic doctors and...
  • 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...
  • 'The Raid 2' director Gareth Evans on why it isn't a martial arts film

    'The Raid 2' director Gareth Evans on why it isn't a martial arts film
    The history of action cinema has a long tradition of international cross-cultural pollination, as films from one country inspire filmmakers from another. Directors such as Sam Peckinpah, Akira Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, John Woo and Quentin Tarantino learned...
  • Review: 'The Raid 2' is a martial arts genre kick in the gut

    There is a scene midway through Gareth Evans' action-crime thriller "The Raid 2" that exemplifies the excruciating and exhilarating experience of this gripping paean to the ballet, brutality and blood that courses through martial arts films. The players...
  • Hollywood Film Festival to tackle social issues under new owner

    Hollywood Film Festival to tackle social issues under new owner
    The Hollywood Film Festival boasts an enviable name, one that directly invokes the entertainment capital of the world, but since its founding in 1997, it has struggled to carve out a niche for itself among the thousands of film fests worldwide and the...