Category: Action / Aventure

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It Follows Review: Both horror and coming-of-age cinema

It sounds like the stuff of slumber parties, a cautionary tale to be whispered by flashlight or embellished over a flickering flame: Sleep with the…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Thriller / Horror

City Under Siege Review: A Hong Kong science fiction action film directed and co-written by Benny Chan

City Under Siege is a 2010 Hong Kong science fiction action film directed and co-written by Benny Chan. The film follows a group of circus performers…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Great Movies

No Escape Review: Pierce Brosnan’s action movie that worth to watching

One of the more intriguing types of films to me is one that opens my eyes to unfamiliar cultures or climates from around the world. …

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The Thousand Faces of Dunjia Review: Mixture of action and comedy

Every day while CFI’s Hollywood readers take in the business of the Chinese film industry. The actual movies can sometimes seem exotic or remote. But…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Great Movies Science / Sci-Fi

Left Behind Review: Nicolas Cage’s Movie Is Biblical in Its Silliness

“What is this music?” is the very first thing I wrote in my notebook while watching Left Behind. Two pages later, I wrote again, “No, seriously,…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Martial Art

A Man Called Hero 1999 Review: The Film Based on a Famous Comic Book

After ‘The Storm Riders’ proves to be such a huge success at the Hong Kong box office. Director Andrew Lau decided to utilise another comic book…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Fantasy / Historical

Chinese Zodiac 2012 Review: Jackie Chan’s film has plenty of enjoyable action

Jackie Chan is not through with action movies entirely – he’s currently making a Police Story sequel. But sprawling stunt-filled adventure films featuring international locations and casts? CZ12 (a.k.a. Chinese…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Great Movies

The November Man Review: The movie uses one particular action-flick trope

It’s hard to believe Roger Donaldson has never directed a James Bond movie. His filmography—heavy on spies (The Recruit); pulp politics (No Way Out, Thirteen Days);…

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Here Alone Review: The film has compelling pieces, the whole lacks momentum and thrust

In the event of some catastrophic event or general cinematic post-apocalyptic scenario, I would die so fast. I’m not woodsy, nor am I any type…

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The Forbidden Kingdom 2008 Review: A martial arts adventure set in ancient China

The central character in The Forbidden Kingdom, Jason Tripitikas, is an adolescent boy obsessed with kung fu films.  However, despite the boy’s preoccupation. And an…

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