Category: action

REVIEW: Shaft (2000)

When NYPD Detective John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) investigates the killing of Trey Howard (Mekhi Phifer) by the rich, racist socialite Walter White Jr (Christian Bale), his case is torpedoed when the sole witness is intimidated into going into hiding. A furious Shaft quits the police force to bring White - now allied with Dominican ...

REVIEW: Sudden Death (1995)

French-Canadian firefighter Darren McCord (Jean-Claude Van Damme) has retired from his career following a traumatic experience, and now works as a fire marshal for the Pittsburg Civic Arena. When the Stanley Cup Final is invaded by a group of criminals, and the Vice-President (Raymond J. Barry) held hostage by former CIA operative Joshua Foss (Powers ...

REVIEW: Executive Decision (1996)

A jet airliner en route from Athens to Washington is hijacked by terrorists. When it becomes clear that the terrorists' demands are likely a cover for an attempted nerve gas attack, analyst Dr David Grant (Kurt Russell) reluctantly teams with special forces leader Lt Colonel Austin Travis (Steven Seagal) to board the plane in mid-flight ...

REVIEW: Black Panther (2018)

Upon the death of his father, Prince T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) assumes the throne of the secretive and technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda. His reign appears short-lived, however, when it is challenged by the skilled and dangerous rogue known as Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). Marvel Studios have been running for a decade now, and while ...

REVIEW: Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

There is a moment in the middle of Geoff Murphy'sĀ Under Siege 2: Dark Territory in which a group of mercenaries have hijacked a long-haul passenger train, only to find that one of the passengers has taken matters into his hands and is killing them off one by one. By consulting the passenger manifest they work ...

REVIEW: Under Siege (1992)

A group of mercenaries take over the battleship USS Missouri, led by the volatile ex-CIA operative William Strannix (Tommy Lee Jones). With the crew locked in the ships' forecastle and the captain executed, the only hope of preventing the mercenaries from stealing the ship's complement of nuclear warheads is the cook: former Navy SEAL Casey ...

REVIEW: The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

Samantha Caine (Geena Davis) is school teacher suffering from retrograde amnesia. When she is involved in a car crash, she begins to experience flashbacks to an earlier, more violent life. Meanwhile Mitch Henessey (Samuel L. Jackson), a private detective hired to investigate Samantha's forgotten past, hits on a link to her past - and that ...

REVIEW: The Challenge (1982)

American boxer Rick Murphy (Scott Glenn) is hired to smuggle a rare katana - a traditional Japanese sword - into Tokyo. Ambushed on arrival, he finds himself caught between two warring brothers: the younger Hideo (Atsuo Nakamura) is a powerful crime boss, while elder brother Yoshida (Toshiru Mifune) runs a dojo and clings to the ...

REVIEW: Free Fire (2016)

Two IRA activists, Chris (Cillian Murphy) and Frank (Michael Smiley), are escorted to a gun deal with the flamboyant South African arms dealer Vernon (Sharlto Copley). A misunderstanding ensues, shots are fired in a panic, and the deal collapses into an extended and deadly shoot-out in a disused warehouse. English director Ben Wheatley has developed ...

REVIEW: Deep Rising (1998)

Freelance captain Finnegan (Treat Williams) accepts a contract to take a group of mercenaries across the South China Sea to an undisclosed location, not realising that he is aiding the group in a heist aboard a massive luxury cruise liner. When they arrive at the liner, however, they find it deserted with signs of a ...