Tuesday, November 27 2012
What made the best movies of the '80s the best movie of the '80s was how they balanced violence, humor, and sincerity in a single, enjoyable picture. Die Hard, Rocky III and IV, and Rambo II and III are prime examples.
Wednesday, August 22 2012
After the first film offered the supposedly once-in-a-lifetime teaming of action movie icons, The Expendables 2 can only offer a second-in-a-lifetime reteaming of those same icons.
Sunday, January 17 2010
As soon as Jack Bauer plunges into this eighth day, it's plain that living with himself is going to be a problem.
Friday, February 3 2006
Tiffany arrives amid a loud windy rush (she might as well have 'Dead Meat' written on her forehead).
Sunday, January 1 1995
The title character in The General's Daughter is dead. The image gets your attention. It's grotesque and horrifying. And it's recalled several times in the film, verbally and visually, to impress on you the threat that it supposedly poses for military, moral, sexual, and aesthetic orders.
Friday, January 28 2011
Sure, we've seen the whole "criminal caught in a moral crisis" before. Luckily, this time around, everyone ignores the ethos and just kicks ass.