This year, we’ve seen superheroes, aliens and boy wizards explode onto the big screen, but where have all the real action movies been? I’m talking about the ones featuring people, not pixels. The ones where the actor dangles perilously from the world’s tallest building, and not from a wire in front the world’s widest green screen. What happened to those action movies? Don’t they get made any more?

Well, it turns [...]

By on December 20, 2011

Thirty-odd minutes into Knight and Day, the action-comedy concoction from director James Mangold (3:10 To Yuma, Identity), and things are looking surprisingly good. Tom Cruise oozes charisma, Cameron Diaz has pizazz. The story has me guessing, the action has me smiling. “This is great!” I say to myself, almost prepared to call this one of the more entertaining Hollywood blockbusters of the year so far.

By on June 24, 2010
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