People have been complaining a lot about the recent action-movie titling trend that forgoes any sense of specific flavor and instead just presents the main character’s full name. It’s a curious marketing choice, to be sure, but there really aren’t as many offenders as you might think. A lot of them do seem to start with the letter “J,” though.
With the release of this week’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (a title… Continue reading Who Wins in a Battle of the Titular Action Heroes: 'Jack Ryan,' 'John Carter,' 'Jack Reacher,' 'Alex Cross' or...?
Summer is over. Well, at least it’s over at the movies, where the release of big blockbusters has slowed to a trickle. Faced with the doldrums of September (where many movies are sent to die), there’s only one thing left to do: look back at the summer of 2013 and give out arbitrary awards to the best and worst films of the past four months.
Which movie… Continue reading The 2013 Summer Movie Awards, from Best Action Scene to Biggest Disappointment
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The link between ancient Greek mythology and the modern world is stronger than ever in a new featurette about “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” the follow-up to 2010′s “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.”
“We’re pretty much like anyone else you will meet, but with a few differences,” explains Percy (Logan Lerman) about himself and his fellow… Continue reading 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' Featurette Teases More Action, New Characters
No one can make you cheer “U.S.A.” un-ironically like director Roland Emmerich. The maker of “Independence Day” just loves to put the nation in peril and then have a few brave souls (in the case of “White House Down,” Channing Tatum as Secret Service hopeful John Cale) defend, and ultimately save the nation, from certain doom. In “White House Down,” Cale ends up on a White House… Continue reading 'White House Down' Family Review: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Channing Tatum's Action Flick
In a goosebump-inducing new trailer for “Elysium,” Matt Damon literally takes the world on his shoulders and seeks to save humanity. We can’t wait for this movie.
Directed by the same man who brought us sci-fi hit “District 9″ (Neil Blomkamp), “Elysium” takes place in the year 2154. Two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made… Continue reading 'Elysium' Trailer: Matt Damon Back as Kick-Ass Action Hero (EXCLUSIVE)