Articles tagged adventure

How Might ‘Meru’ Be Measured?

Climbing Meru might be represented in a film, but even as it's shared here among the three climbers, each has his own version of what happened.

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‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ Isn’t All Just Fluff

Aardman Studios' stop-motion film introduces basic yet layered characters and sends them on clever, oftentimes funny adventures.

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‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ = CIA + KGB + Girl

For all its archness and cleverness, for all its showy self-awareness, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. can't come up with a new idea.

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Missed Opportunities in ‘Fantastic Four’

Angry teenagers in the midst of superheros' origin stories.

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Rock’s Bad Boy Mick Jagger Is Not Bad Enough for ‘Ned Kelly’

Tony Richardson’s 1970 Down Under biopic Ned Kelly provides lovingly filmed scenery--including the Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger--but, in this version of the folk legend, bad boy Ned seldom seems to be the “wild colonial boy”.

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‘The Four Warriors’ Boldly Goes Where Everyone Has Gone Before

A highly derivative fantasy adventure, The Four Warriors feels like it might just manage to save itself. And then it promptly walks straight off a cliff.

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Tom Cruise Teaches the Genre What Action Is All About With ‘Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation’

This is the best thriller of the year not named Mad Max: Fury Road.

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‘Five Came Back’ Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

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On Miyazaki’s Gross, Funny and Touching ‘Spirited Away’

The imagination of the film is unparalleled, but what truly makes Spirited Away a masterpiece is how it imbues the fantastic with so much real feeling.

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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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12 Jun 2015 // 9:30 AM

‘Jurassic World’ Revists Monstrous Corporate Greed

For obvious reasons, Jurassic World can’t directly call out corporate titans, but it does in a subversive way. The dinosaurs aren't the only ones with claws, here.

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18 Feb 2015 // 12:14 PM

Games2attack released the new adventure game, Forest Bird House Escape, yesterday and you can play it right here, right now.

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The Mundane and the Magical in ‘The Vanishing of Ethan Carter’

Who knew that golden, verdant fields of wildflowers and ancient gods of unspeakable evil were so complementary?

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Adventure Goes Awry in ‘The Lost Cyclist’

A frustrating tale of official intransigence, ethnic strife, and blockheaded American shortsightedness.

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30 Sep 2008 // 11:00 PM

Adventure: Adventure

Carpark continues to document Wham City's enchantment with juvenalia, this time taking on some chiptune teenage victory songs.

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10 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

Myst

Myst, after all these years, still has something to say to us.

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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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12 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

Okami (Wii Version)

Not only does it not make sense for Okami to look any other way, but moreover, it makes no sense for any other game to look like Okami.

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Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None

Why shouldn't a port at least remove things that were flawed in the original game?

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30 Mar 2008 // 11:00 PM

Lost: Via Domus

Meet Elliot, one of the few heretofore faceless survivors of the ill-fated Oceanic Flight 815.

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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