Monday, September 20 2010
Hawaii Five-O’s looks, charm, and attitude may get mainlanders to take up surfing -- but not among channels.
Tuesday, March 25 2008
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.
Monday, July 2 2007
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?
Tuesday, May 1 2007
Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.
Friday, August 3 2012
Movie remakes always recall what came before, and given that this one recalls a movie about recalling -- and remaking -- its drawing attention to these very activities might have been clever.
Sunday, September 19 2010
Hawaii Five-0's first sequence is smartly staged action, fast-paced and technically impressive.
Sunday, February 8 2009
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.
Wednesday, January 2 2008
Bruce Willis' career may not have mandated a fourth trip into Die Hard territory. Who knew that action fans needed it so badly?
Tuesday, June 26 2007
Bruce Willis as John McClane is back, recalling all the retro rightness and righteousness he first incarnated in 1988.
Friday, August 3 2012
When your cast and your set designs are more polished than your script and your directing, you know you're in trouble.
Wednesday, August 1 2012
This update... may be more high tech and ostentatious, but it pales in comparison to the crazy quilt camp of the original.
Thursday, June 28 2007
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 go big
Wednesday, June 27 2007
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,
Thursday, June 14 2007
"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).