The soon-to-be-infamous Indonesian film from director Gareth Evans will raise your heart rate, cause your draw to drop in awe and seriously blow your mind. The Raid is being hailed as one of the best action films to hit cinemas in years, and this is the truth. I can’t think of a film that contains action so hard-hitting and convincing, nor one so intelligently filmed.
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As if silly Greek drama couldn’t make any more current headlines, Tarsem Singh’s Immortals — a mishmash of the country’s mythology, is out in theaters. The director who is known more for his lavish visuals than artful storytelling, produced an oddly derivative yet grandiosely entertaining tale of a mortal who must rise up to become the savior of mankind on behalf of the gods.
Hollywood loves its products to be based on previous source material so here we are with another Three Musketeers movie. Is it worth a watch? Read Paolo’s review of Paul W.S. Anderson’s (loose) adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel.
Viewing this film is the cinematic equivalent of watching a car crash in slow-motion, the audience observes the disaster and devastation unfold on-screen, but the only way for them to avoid this horrifying event is to simply vacate their theater seat and approach the box office for a welcome refund on the admission price of their ticket.
Lionsgate has debuted a trailer for the adaptation of Janet Evanovich’s bestseller One for the Money. Katherine Heigl stars as popular heroine Stephanie Plum, an unemployed and newly divorced lingerie saleswoman from New Jersey who turns to a career as a “recovery agent” for her cousin’s bail bonding company.
Colombiana is a completely ridiculous movie, nearly as forgettable as the unholy murders the main character commits throughout the film’s run-time. But it will entertain you and I certainly had a good time. It’s exciting, hyper-kinetic, and sheer high-octane action.
Finally, a movie where Jesse Eisenberg plays a character his age, although his role in Ruben Fleischer’s 30 Minutes or Less reminds me of a combination of ones he had before. Like in Adventureland, he has a demeaning job, this time breaking the speed limit around the edges of Grand Rapids, Michigan to deliver pizzas.
A hit at Cannes and SXSW, Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block already had a proper theatrical release in the UK two months ago but has only been released this past weekend in the US.
The latest superhero movie is entertaining and has this surprisingly old-fashioned atmosphere to it. Nonetheless, I can’t help but feel that it’s a somewhat underwhelming film which, along with recent comic book movies, feels as if it was made on an assembly line.