Category Archives: Action

Kick-Ass 2 Review: F*ck You, Rotten Tomatoes

If you’ve been following this site for at least a while, you’re probably aware of the fact that I’m an absolute sucker for dark comedy.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s a blood-strewn Tarantino banter-fest or an American Beauty style ode … Continue reading

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The Wolverine Review: Once More, With Ninjas

Of all of the tactics used by companies to promote a product, my favorite in a simultaneously ironic and serious sense is the “We Fixed It!” strategy.  Whether it’s Domino’s basically admitting that its old recipe was garbage or Apple … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim Review: Salvation Through Jaeger-Bombs

Oh anticipation, thou art a heartless bitch at times.  You fill our hearts with hope and our minds with thoughts of endless possibility, building our excitement to the levels which make disappointment all but inevitable.  From a philosophical angle, this … Continue reading

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White House Down: All Hail President Django

If you were to ask me who my least favorite director is (aside from Uwe Boll, who admittedly has some merits as a human pinata for in, I’d be torn between two people.  One of those people, for obvious reasons, … Continue reading

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The Lone Ranger Review: Disney’s $250 Million Identity Crisis

Before I start this review, I’d love to point out how deliciously ironic it is that so much of the marketing for this film featured a literal Train Wreck.   Over the past five years or so, Disney has pumped … Continue reading

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The Heat Review: Bad Girls Do It Well

It’s no secret that women in comedy have always been a distinct minority.  If you take a look at the past four years, the number of comedies featuring male leads completely dwarfs the number of comedies featuring female leads.  Even … Continue reading

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Man of Steel Review: Strong as Steel, Cold as Ice

Well, it’s been a long wait but it’s finally here.  After Star Trek: Into Darkness, Man of Steel stood as my second most anticipated movie of 2013 for a variety of reasons.  Of those reasons, not a single one made me … Continue reading

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Furious 6 Review: Shut Up and Take My Money!!!!

Every single time a Fast and Furious movie ends with the “Do Not Try This At Home” slide, I can’t help but wish they’d put a “wink” at the end.  I mean, who doesn’t walk out of that theater wanting … Continue reading

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Epic Review: Totally Not FernGully…

Once again, I am reminded of the benefits of lowered expectations.  When the first trailers came out nearly six months ago, I was pretty optimistic.  The beautiful animation, the perfect use of Snow Patrol’s What if the Storm Ends, and the … Continue reading

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Iron Man 3 Review: Starting Off the Summer with a Bang

It’s here, it’s here, thank God Almighty it’s finally here!  No longer must we cinephiles languish in the doldrums of spring and winter releases, for May has arrived with it the Summer Blockbuster season we have all been waiting for. … Continue reading

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