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Posts tagged ‘Action Movies’

6
Jan

Photo Play – K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces (2008)

by HELEN GEIB

art directional pleasures of alt-history fantasy

K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces (2008)

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7
Apr

Photo Play – Thunderball (1965)

by HELEN GEIB

reveling in production design

Thunderball (1965)

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17
Mar

Photo Play – Hard-Boiled (1992)

by HELEN GEIB

smoke-filled rooms

Hard-Boiled (1992)

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10
Mar

Photo Play – Hard Target (1993)

by HELEN GEIB

fireball escalation

Hard Target (1993)

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3
Mar

Photo Play – From Russia with Love (1963)

by HELEN GEIB

framing the fight

From Russia with Love (1963)

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14
Jan

On DVD/Blu-ray – Review: Riddick (2013)

by NIR SHALEV

Riddick (2013)

When we last saw Richard B. Riddick (Vin Diesel) he was in a terrible film that should remain unmentioned, which is a shame because Pitch Black (2000)- the first film in the trilogy- is really awesome. But long story short, he was left stranded on a seemingly uninhibited alien planet. This film begins with Riddick adjusting to the planet’s climate, environment, terrain, and various forms of alien creatures. He finds, befriends, and breaks-in a dog/jackal-looking alien creature and together they live on a day to day basis for an undisclosed period of time. That dog-thingy is really awesome. Read more »

19
Dec

The Connery Years: Q’s Handiwork

by HELEN GEIB

A rather well equipped briefcase in From Russia with Love (1963)

From Russia with Love (1963)

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18
Dec

On DVD/Blu-ray – Review: The Lone Ranger (2013)

by NIR SHALEV

The Lone Ranger (2013)

The year is 1869 and railway companies are spreading their tracks across the continent. Onboard a train that’s headed towards Colby, Texas sits District Attorney John Reid (Armie Hammer). In another compartment sits the deadly criminal Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner), although he is being transported to Colby to be hanged; and next to Butch sits a Comanche named Tonto (Johnny Depp). These are three of the principal characters in the film. It is quickly established that Butch is planning an escape; that Tonto had tracked Butch throughout the past 26 years and is planning to kill him for a yet to be disclosed reason; and that John, a naive pacifist, inadvertently ruins Tonto plans. Read more »

18
Dec

The Connery Years: Credits by Binder x2

by HELEN GEIB

Dr. No (1962)

Maurice Binder’s iconic images (Photo Play stills gallery). The inimitable “James Bond Theme”. These are the credits that launched the world’s most famous franchise. Read more »

12
Dec

Capsule Review – You Only Live Twice (1967)

by HELEN GEIB

I’m pretty sure I watched You Only Live Twice years ago, but I can’t be positive since nothing seemed familiar as I watched it for (what I think was) the second time. It isn’t terrible exactly, at least, not compared to what I remember of some later franchise entries- but then again it kind of is. There’s certainly not much good to say. The spirit and energy of the preceding movies is gone and that takes the fun out of it. Read more »