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Sunday, February 8 2009

Underworld and Underworld: Evolution

Whereas The Matrix relied on hyper-cool outfits and the beauty of stylized action sequences to help tell its weird little story, Underworld relies on them to try to make us forget that we are watching a story this insipid.


Sunday, June 1 2008

Cleaner

Director Harlin's cinematic GPA constantly dips over and under the line between B-movie bliss and C-movie oblivion.


Tuesday, March 25 2008

The Perfect Lean, Mean, Macho Machine

The Die Hard series is a true rollercoaster of visual excesses guaranteed to raise the viewer’s adrenaline levels – while invoking intriguing ideological and cultural subtexts that deal with race, gender, masculinity, and social anxieties.


Wednesday, January 2 2008

Live Free or Die Hard

Bruce Willis' career may not have mandated a fourth trip into Die Hard territory. Who knew that action fans needed it so badly?


Monday, July 2 2007

Die Hard Neocon

In yet another Die Hard film this summer, Bruce Willis will reprise his role as John McClane. But can the public stomach the implicit politics that animate him?


Friday, June 29 2007

If new ‘Die Hard’ is a hit, Timothy Olyphant can live free


Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Bruce Willis as John McClane is back, recalling all the retro rightness and righteousness he first incarnated in 1988.


Thursday, June 14 2007

Mr. Cool: Bruce Willis returning to ‘Die Hard’ after 12 years

"Fifty percent of the time I'm right, but 50 percent of the time I'm just as wrong," he says in response to a question about his knack for choosing projects like "Die Hard" (1988) and "The Sixth Sense" (1999).


Monday, January 15 2007

The Covenant (2006)

All the stuff that should be cool feels only listless.


Underworld: Evolution (2006) (Reviews) [20.Jan.06]
Mindhunters (2004) (Reviews) [29.Sep.05]
Mindhunters (2005) (Reviews) [13.May.05]
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) (Reviews) [27.Aug.04]
Underworld: Extended Cut (2003) (Reviews) [24.May.04]
Underworld (2003) (Reviews) [26.Jan.04]
Underworld (2003) (Reviews) [18.Sep.03]
Basic (2003) (Reviews) [28.Mar.03]
Rollerball (2002) (Reviews) [7.Feb.02]
Driven (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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