Category: action

REVIEW: Kong: Skull Island (2017)

As the Vietnam War ends, satellite photography reveals the location of the mythical Skull Island - an isolated ecosystem cut off from the world by a circle of severe thunderstorms. Tracker James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) and war photographer Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) are hired to join a US army expedition to the island, alongside the ...

REVIEW: The Rock (1996)

When a group of rogue US marines, led by Brigadier General Frank Hummel (Ed Harris), steal a consignment of nerve gas and take control of Alcatraz Island, an emergency response team is hurriedly assembled. Advising the team are two unlikely partners: FBI chemical weapons expert Stanley Goodspeed (Nicolas Cage) and John Mason (Sean Connery) - ...

REVIEW: Massacre Gun (1967)

Kuroda (Jo Shishido) is a mid-level yakuza enforcer who has been ordered to kill his own lover. While he goes through with the murder, he tells gang boss Akazawa (Takashi Kanda) that he is leaving his employ. Akazawa, however, is not so easily turned down, and his efforts to pressure Kuroda drag in both of ...

“You do it because you’re driven” | Speed Racer (2008)

In May 2008 Warner Bros released the glossy and expensive action film Speed Racer into cinemas around the world. Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski, it was a live-action adaptation of a once-popular children’s cartoon made on a US$130 million dollar budget, blessed with wall-to-wall advertising and given a prime summer release date. It under-performed ...

“Do I Look Like I Give a Damn?” | Casino Royale (2006)

James Bond, the British MI6 agent created by author Ian Fleming, is the star of pretty much the world’s most commercially successful movie franchise. Since 1962 the character has headlined 23 feature films, not including two rogue productions in 1967 and 1983; at the time of writing a 24th is in production. Together the films ...