Articles tagged action

Lovecraft Was Wrong: Knowledge Is Power in ‘Bloodborne’

Bloodborne is not about the horror of knowledge, but the horror of unfettered knowledge.

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The Fight Scenes in ‘Southpaw’ Are Brutal and Beautiful

The fight scenes comprise a slamming mix of point of view shots, ringside images, and dazzling choreography showcases, as well as generally corny reaction shots.

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‘Pixels’ Can’t Survive It’s Hackneyed Script

Other elements of the movie almost work. The screenplay definitely doesn't.

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Soldiers vs. Werewolves in the Scottish Highlands

Through their relentless bloodlust and willingness to organize and plot with their own kind, these werewolves are, in many ways, like us.

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‘Ant-Man’ Wants to Be So Much Bigger

Having given up on making stand-alones, Marvel's desire to tie everything into its "universe" hinders this movie's inherent joy.

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See Ya Later, Terminator: How ‘Genisys’ Destroyed More Than the Future

From the casting to the concept, this latest attempt to revive the struggling film series is nothing but a CG stunt, a gimmick that gets old quickly.

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‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’ Offers Meaningful Teen Bonding

Joss Whedon once claimed that he and his friends loved shows like Dawson’s Creek and Party of Five but that they really didn’t

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The A-Team: Flying Tanks and Jolly Rangers

When the A-Team find themselves plummeting to earth in an M-1 tank, using the cannon to slow their descent, it would take a heart of stone not to find some spark of giggly enjoyment.

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In ‘From Paris with Love’ Dir. Morel’s Action Scenes and ‘90s References are Far From Subtle

Come back to us, Jerry Bruckheimer! From Paris with Love is so fun-minded that it lacks any tension, even in its serious bits.

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17 Jun 2008 // 10:50 PM

Insecticide

The most interesting element of the plot is the fact that humans have become subservient to insects.

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17 Apr 2008 // 10:00 PM

Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Condemned 2: Bloodshot is entertaining enough, but it still feels like it's written by two socially awkward 15-year-old boys who dress in black and listen to a little too much Slipknot.

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NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

After several frustrating flights attempting to guide NiGHTS in the more innovative "Wii" style, I quickly defaulted to the easier approach.

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Devil May Cry 4

The Devil May Cry series takes neither violence nor sex seriously, intending to see both as merely the vehicle to a very basic form of visual stimulation.

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9 Mar 2008 // 11:00 PM

Bomberman Land

It's the same old Bomberman, but now you can give him a poodle skirt.

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21 Feb 2008 // 10:00 PM

No More Heroes

Whether you'll enjoy No More Heroes really boils down to whether you're the kind of person who can make fun of yourself or you take yourself so seriously that you don't get the joke.

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16 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Contra 4

Games like Contra presented a sort of difficulty that, while extremely demanding, was what offered those games longevity to begin with.

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Trilby: The Art of Theft

Given that his game is free, Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw can actually toy with the idea of creating moments in the game that are expressly meant to piss you off.

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1 Nov 2007 // 11:00 PM

Heavenly Sword

In a genre so dominated by men, it is refreshing to see a game where the girls get to kick butt in a land where nearly everyone else is male.

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28 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Halo 3

Halo 3 may be the most important video game of all time.

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11 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Stranglehold

Stranglehold resembles Hard Boiled in that it, like the film, seems largely a series of very pretty, very stylish action sequences unified by only the thinnest veneer of a plot and motivations for characters.

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