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Lucy

Life was given to us a billion years ago.  What have we done with it? Luc Besson is unique.  He is a French action film writer-director-producer.  His films are slick, tough, and thoroughly European.  He is also almost certainly the most … Continue reading

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3 Days to Kill

Let them get the Albino, you get the Wolf. Infamously, in The Big Sleep (1946), a classic Bogart film noir, the director Howard Hawks couldn’t understand a central plot point: who killed the chauffeur? He contacted the author Raymond Chandler, whose novel he … Continue reading

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The Family

“You don’t waste any time.”  “I ain’t got time to waste.” I think I speak for everyone when I say that seeing Robert De Niro‘s face in a movie trailer is as likely to cause dread as it does interest.  I’ll put … Continue reading

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Lockout

I guess that’s why they call it a punchline. I love a good action movie.  The self-awareness, the brute irreality, the one-liners, the (anti-) hero, all of it.  It’s just fun, you know.  Since when did “fun” and “entertaining” become … Continue reading

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Colombiana

We’re not looking for a woman, it’s not possible. Ever since I saw  Sigourney Weaver in Aliens (1986), I’ve waited for great action movies with great action heroines.  Aliens is one of the first, if not the first, movies where a woman isn’t there to be … Continue reading

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