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Entries Tagged as 'Action/Adventure'

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

May 17th, 2010 · No Comments

The biggest reason for the smile on my face when I think about this film is that I cannot, for the life of me, explain why it is as good as it is. Like its central character (played by an actor I often don’t care much for), this film is an absolute train wreck. And [...]

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Capsule · Crime/Noir · Director

Max Payne

May 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

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Red Cliff: Part 1

April 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Now being half-way through the expanded (original) version of John Woo’s historical epic, I have no doubt that, despite really liking the pared-down “theatrical” version of the film I first saw at the past year’s Chicago International Film Festival, this original, five-hour version of the film is the only form that should ever be seen. [...]

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Capsule · Director · Drama · Ensemble · Foreign Language · Romance · War

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior

April 19th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Foreign Language · Rating · Western

Zombieland

April 17th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Comedy · Horror · Popcorn · Rating · Romance

District B13

March 29th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Crime/Noir · Foreign Language · Rating

Public Enemies

March 17th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Biographical · Crime/Noir · Director · Rating

Ink

March 15th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Drama · Experimental · Rating · Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Pierrot le fou

February 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Comedy · Crime/Noir · Director · Experimental · Foreign Language · Rating · Romance

The Hurt Locker

February 13th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Director · Drama · Rating · War

District 9

February 1st, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Rating · Sci-Fi/Fantasy

The Baader Meinhof Complex

January 30th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Biographical · Ensemble · Foreign Language · Rating · War

Alien

January 9th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Director · Horror · Rating · Sci-Fi/Fantasy · Thriller

Sherlock Holmes

January 8th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Comedy · Crime/Noir · Rating · Thriller

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

October 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is a sure indicator that a movie franchise has gone too far: when the latest installment, despite the spectacle of its explosions and special effects, is more or less a bore. That is, sadly, the state of things in the X-Men department. By the look of things, the film has left the caretakers of [...]

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Capsule · Comic Book · Popcorn · Sci-Fi/Fantasy