Tag Archives: Action Movies


In the James Gunn directed film scheduled to launch sometime in 2014, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has joined the short list to take on the role of Quill, the Guardians leader.


In the same vein of earlier creative gaming fans, here are some home-brew games that not only catch the attention of retro game lovers, but current movie and television show fanatics. If only these were real games!


We preview the upcoming Dredd, a reboot / remake of the Judge Dredd franchise that aims to be more serious and focused than the adaptation from 1995.


In the previous installment of From Book to Film, we discussed two films that, though adapted from a novella and a novel, respectfully, differed from their source material in terms of narrative structure, adding, expanding upon or even skipping over plot points while still managing to create a strong, everlasting cinematic experience.


To remake a film, one must fight against all the images, characters, lines and scenes of the original that play in your head like a never ending carousel going ‘round and ‘round and ‘round, and create something new and hopefully just as appealing. But with so much of the magic of film lying in the realms of unexpectedness, that unidentifiable factor that evokes emotion and establishes deep-rooted connections between the characters and audience is there an art or a point to retelling a story that worked well in the first place?


It wasn’t so long ago that a single year could produce more than one film that could be put on a shelf amongst the greats. The most recent example is 2007, with “No Country for Old Men” and “There Will Be Blood” standing proud as prime exhibits of creative force and the possibilities of a year in film that shines a light on more than one masterpiece. But even these seemed two amongst thousands in an otherwise standard year.


Set in the mid 19th century, “13 Assassins” follows a group of samurai warriors, a title which itself is fading in respect and necessity, who attempt to kill a sadistic Lord Naritsugu before he has a chance to take the throne and plunge the country into violence, death and despair. After Naritsugu ruthlessly kills innocent citizens, even taking to rape and dismemberment, Shinzaemon, a man well practiced in the fleeting way of the samurai, is brought in to council and eventually lead the small rebellion against the Lord’s tyrannical rule.


We present the ultimate guide to trading movies to watch with your woman – a chart that can tell you exactly what you have to sit through in order to make her watch one of your favorite movies.


Beware the youth for they are the future, and sadly, they’re also seriously lacking on their cult film/classic cinema knowledge. Just the other day one said, “What is ‘Escape From New York’? I’ve never seen it.”


With every big hit or blockbuster movie that comes out, fans and movie buffs alike quote scenes like they’re Shakespeare. But often the exact lines get a bit miffed, perhaps jumbled in the process or misused in a reference, creating a sort of telephone-game like phenomenon.

Here are ten movie lines that are repeatedly mis-repeated, and the correct lines as they were originally spoken in the films they came from.


In a movie channeling some kind of mix between District 9 and Independence Day, Battle: Los Angeles from Sony Pictures looks to be an exciting science fiction action movie with aliens and Aaron Eckhart (who you may remember from The Dark Knight).


Release date is still TBA, but, by the looks of it, Mortal Kombat: Rebirth may make it to theaters by 2011.


There used to be a rumor going around in the eighties, at the height of both Sylvester Stallone’s and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s careers, that if the two action film juggernauts made a film together then the world would blow up.


The first movie comes from the Zhang Yimou, a Chinese director known for his artistic and action packed films like Happy Times, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, and Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles. Now he brings his newest movie, Curse of the Golden Flower to America, after a spectacular release in China. This movie is the most expensive Chinese movie to date, and, with a budget of $45 Million, the special effects show.

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