Tag Archives: Action

Star Trek: Insurrection - * 1/2*

The odd-numbered Star Trek film curse strikes again. For those of you unfamiliar with Star Trek lore, it has been maintained that the only good Star Trek films are those with even numbers. Perhaps in response to this, Paramount stopped … Continue reading

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John Carpenter’s Vampires - * *

Hot on the heels of Blade, we are treated to another vampire-slayer tale, this time from director John Carpenter. While not one of his best directoral efforts, there are enough scares in John Carpenter’s Vampires to please the casual moviegoer. … Continue reading

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Soldier - [No Tickets]

What’s that smell? Why, it’s Soldier, an insipid science fiction action yarn that makes you long for the realism of Pigs in Space. Right now, under our very noses, if you believe the timeline the film gives us, an elite … Continue reading

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Ronin - * * 1/2*

Ronin takes the concept of the generic spy thriller to new heights. In the post-Cold War atmosphere, it doesn’t matter who the bad guys are (as long as they’re sufficiently bad), nor who the good guys are (as long as … Continue reading

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Rush Hour - * * *

Brett Ratner, the director behind Chris Tucker’s surprisingly funny buddy comedy Money Talks, tackles yet another Chris Tucker buddy comedy with Rush Hour. Can lightning strike twice? Yes, particularly when Jackie Chan gets involved. James Carter (Chris Tucker) is a … Continue reading

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Knock Off - 1/2*

Jean Claude Van Damme’s recent string of films haven’t been too inspiring, and Knock Off doesn’t do anything to change the trend. Van Damme stars this time as Marcus Ray, of all things, a designer jeans rep. Yes, you read … Continue reading

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Blade - * * 1/2*

Blade is the latest entry in Hollywood’s continuing obsession with vampires. Based upon a comic book, Blade feels more like Batman than Dracula. Packed to the gills (or should that be fangs) with crowd-pleasing fight scenes and mindless action, Blade … Continue reading

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The Avengers - * *

With Hollywood’s fascination with television series remakes, it is surprising that no one has tackled The Avengers before. The comically cool spy adventure series seems like just the type of “franchise” material usually sought by the studios. However, franchise hopes … Continue reading

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The Mask of Zorro - * * *

After quite an extended absence from the screen, Zorro has returned in the brand new adventure. The Mask of Zorro typifies what a good summer popcorn movie can be: an action-packed adventure with an actual plot and interesting characters! The … Continue reading

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Lethal Weapon 4 - * *

After an absence of six years, the Lethal Weapon series delivers its fourth installment. However, this rushed production shows many signs of a rushed production and overall wear. It’s been over ten years, and the ready-to-retire Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) … Continue reading

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