Tag Archives: Action
The Mummy Review
I have always been a huge fan and supporter of two or more characters from different mythologies unexpectedly coming together and co-inhabiting a common universe. This is why, even if it’s not the greatest film, I am a fan of Freddy vs. Jason; even more so, why I am a huge fan of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (different genre, I know). Needless to say, I was extremely excited to hear news of another possible attempt to do this [...]
There are a whole slew of companies that deliver horror and genre fans some of the most obscure titles on newly mastered home video releases. One of the more exciting and certainly the most entertaining ones is Slasher Video [partnered with Olive Films]. The independent distributor specializes in, you guessed it, slasher flicks, but this time around, they’ve managed to give us one hell of a good time with David A. Prior’s action flick, Mankillers.
Rogue ex-FBI agent, John [...]
Kill Zone 2 Review
I’ve been a fan of martial arts films for at least fifteen years now. Sadly, however, I do not watch them frequently enough to really keep up with the actors or any new trends that may be occurring in the genre. When I do happen to stumble across one and actually have time to watch it, I am blown away at how the genre has evolved. In that regard, Pou-Soi Cheang’s Kill Zone 2 is no exception.
There are many [...]
No Escape Review
My last couple of reviews have been about some pretty great titles, a few very worthy of the ‘repulsive’ title. While Daddy’s Little Girl, Charlie’s Farm, and Last Shift may not exactly fit with this next one, horror fans and action fans alike still won’t want to miss out on what it has to offer. John Erick Dowdle’s No Escape is full of action and thrills, from the moment it begins, up until the very end credits.
There are a number of things that get me interested or excited to watch a film; it could be an actor who is starring in it, the film’s director, or even just a really badass trailer. Nothing is more disappointing than when you finally watch this exciting film to find out that it isn’t exciting at all, and even worse, it just really sucks. Unfortunately, this has happened with my latest viewing, Matt Atkins’ Awaken.
Returning to consciousness on [...]
The last I can recall any mention of a djinn in a horror film is with the Wishmaster franchise, which started in 1997. The djinn of that series was an evil entity that could grant wishes, sort of a malevolent genie. Fast forward almost 20 years and Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad has brought us a completely different take on the evil beings, in his film Jinn.
After a mysterious package arrives at his door, Shawn (Dominic Rains) and his wife, [...]
While it may not be the first action sci-fi film about a form of artificial intelligence gaining awareness and a consciousness of its own, Brian A. Miller’s Vice is certainly a solid entry in the sub-genre.
In a future world, a resort has been created which allows its occupants to live out their wildest fantasies without any real-world repercussions. When one of the artificials (Ambyr Childers) from VICE starts to become self-aware and escapes the compound, founder Julian Michaels (Bruce [...]
One of my close friends loves to say “man cannot survive on horror alone.” Although most of the time I am a genre nut who watches everything from the bottom of the barrel to the cream of the crop, I do occasionally enjoy other genres of film. I got the chance to check out Bryan Bockbrader’s new film, VANish, recently and I have to say, this man knows his action.
The three central characters of VANish have some truly [...]