Articles tagged john mctiernan, renny harlin, len wiseman

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.

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1 Jun 2008 // 10:59 PM

Cleaner

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

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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.

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2 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

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?

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2 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

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?

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29 Jun 2007 // 2:58 AM

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

MODESTO, Calif.—If you’re going to go big, go big. If you’re going to go bad, go bad. If you’re going to

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Bruce Willis talks about the tardy return of his tough-guy alter ego

Bruce Willis shoots into the hotel suite like a blue-eyed bullet, head shaved, T white, jeans pale as his orbs. The wiry actor is trim,

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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.

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14 Jun 2007 // 4:00 PM

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).

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15 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Covenant (2006)

All the stuff that should be cool feels only listless.

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Underworld: Evolution (2006)

Race here is not an inherent or stable identity, but mutable and mutating.

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29 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Mindhunters (2004)

While the accumulating bodies and declarations of motive are unclever, Mindhunters does make good (if not quite enough) use of LL Cool J.

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13 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Mindhunters (2005)

In Mindhunters, the relationship between realness and not is especially fraught.

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Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

Father Merrin, action hero. Who could have imagined it?"

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Predator: Collector’s Edition (1987)

Taut and relentless, Predator pares down, stage by stage.

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Underworld: Extended Cut (2003)

Such contrasts make Underworld an especially good-looking vampire-werewolf-action film, even if it is over-the-top.

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26 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Underworld (2003)

Underworld has more on its mind than matching its throbbing rock soundtrack to action sequences.

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18 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Underworld (2003)

The primary point is the look -- the drenching rain, the blazing gunfire, the catsuit.

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28 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Basic (2003)

As its title suggests, John McTiernan's new action-thriller, 'Basic' is not very new.

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7 Feb 2002 // 3:00 PM

Rollerball (2002)

PULL.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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