Tag Archives: Action

Wild Wild West - * 1/2*

Ah, the Old West…a time filled with dusty gunslingers, dirty scoundrels, rocket powered bicycles, and giant mechanical machines of destruction. Something is wrong here. That something is the remake of the television series, The Wild Wild West (newly rechristened without … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace - * * *

If you’ve lived in a cave for the past twenty-five years, you may be the only one unfamiliar with the Star Wars saga. It’s been a mere sixteen years since George Lucas delivered the last chapter in this science fiction … Continue reading

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The Mummy - * * 1/2*

The first image that pops in your head when you hear the title, The Mummy, is likely that of a slow walking corpse, thoroughly wrapped in gauze. This remake attempts to revitalize the stiff horror classic, not only replacing Ol’ … Continue reading

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Entrapment - *

Hollywood’s fascination with the older man-younger woman romance continues in the heist drama, Entrapment. Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones are the cross-generational lovers. Their lukewarm romance is the pitiful highlight of this thoroughly ridiculous film. Robert MacDougal (Sean Connery), aka … Continue reading

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Twin Dragons - * 1/2*

In his latest rerelease, Jackie Chan uses a gimmick that Jean Claude VanDamme afficionados know well. It’s a gimmick that goes something like this: if one Jackie Chan is good, two must be better! Unfortunately, Twin Dragons proves that not … Continue reading

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The Matrix - * * * 1/2*

Mention a science fiction film starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne and you might conjure up frightening images of Johnny Mnemonic or Event Horizon. However, their new film, The Matrix, is a dazzling and unique work that will certainly put … Continue reading

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The Mod Squad - *

The Hollywood creative rut of recycling old TV show reruns has finally gotten deep enough to reach The Mod Squad. A ridiculous show to start with, should we be surprised that it has spawned an even more ridiculous movie? It … Continue reading

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Wing Commander - *

Just ask anyone who’s seen Super Mario Brothers, the Movie, making worthy film adaptations of computer games is a difficult business. Most computer games are light on plot and characterization to provide maximum interactivity. Film adaptations strip away that interactivity, … Continue reading

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The Corruptor - * *

The Corruptor promises a mix of Hong Kong style action with a gritty New York cop drama, and it partially delivers each. The action sequences are entertaining, but not electric; the drama is interesting, but hardly original. The Corruptor opens … Continue reading

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Payback - * * 1/2*

Mel Gibson takes on his most unsympathetic role yet in the action thriller, Payback. Based on Richard Stark’s novel, The Hunter, previously shot in 1967 as the Lee Marvin thriller Point Blank, Payback tells the tale of a bad guy … Continue reading

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