Tag Archives: Action

Firestorm - * 1/2*

You always have to be careful with the first official studio release out of the gate each year. They’re obviously films for which the studios have no great hopes (having missed both the deadline for Academy Award eligibility and the … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Never Dies - * *

James Bond is back, but blander than usual. Tomorrow Never Dies is the series’ 18th installment, and one of the series’ more bizarre titles…though not quite as strange as The Living Daylights or the all time A View to a … Continue reading

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Mortal Kombat Annihilation - [No Tickets]

What an awful film! This hideous sequel to 1995’s Mortal Kombat makes the original look like a classic in comparison. The only reason that this is not the worst film of the year is that it had the fortunate luck … Continue reading

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The Jackal - *

The Jackal is a sloppy, sloppy thriller (and not in terms of blood and gore). Characters get tangled, the plots vanish without a trace, and even the action sequences seem second-hand. After the FBI assists the Russian government pin a … Continue reading

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Starship Troopers - * *

Bugs. Who likes ’em? The enjoyment you get from watching Starship Troopers is similar to the pleasure felt from a loud “ZAP” from a bug zapper. And about as deep. In the future, humans are at war with the Arachnids … Continue reading

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The Peacemaker - * * 1/2*

The Peacemaker is a by-the-numbers action film. It’s routine and predictable, but the elements fit together for a reason: it’s a fun film to watch. After a shipment of Russian nuclear weapons is hijacked by a disgruntled Russian general Alexsander … Continue reading

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Fire Down Below - *

Steven Seagal returns in another enviro-epic, and, though this one isn’t as abyssmal as On Deadly Ground, there’s not much to it. Seagal stars as Jack Taggart, an investigator for the EPA. A millionaire industrialist, Orin Hanner (Kris Kristofferson), has … Continue reading

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Kull the Conqueror - * 1/2*

Kevin Sorbo of TV’s Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is trying to break into the movies. Taking a page from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Hercules to Mega-Moviestar Handbook”, he has taken the title role in a swords and sorcery epic adapted from a … Continue reading

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Steel - * *

The mere thought of Shaquille O’Neal as a superhero in armor plating sends shivers of dread down my spine. Combine that with the thought of Judd Nelson as the bad guy, and you can tell this one was a hair … Continue reading

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Spawn - * *

Spawn, the comic book, has become a cult favorite, and it is obvious why. With its non-traditional anti-hero, with lots of chains and a dollup of satanic imagery, the comics naturally appeal to their anti-establishment natured fans. So it is … Continue reading

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