Genre Archives: Action

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure

January 26, 2018
The Maze Runner: The Death Cureis the third installment in this movie trilogy and brings the story to an action-packed and bombastic conclusion. The return of a character from the first movie and some unexpected twists add a few surprises in this concluding film. In addition, not everyone survives [...]

12 Strong

January 19, 2018
12 Strong is based on an amazing true story. New captain, Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is assigned to the first Special Forces team to be sent to Afghanistan following the horror of 9/11. Nelson had previously led several trainees, and now they follow him into the nightmare of war. [...]

Proud Mary

January 12, 2018
Proud Mary promises a lot, even from the first shots, but executes very little. The fusion of sounds and images with a bit of cold-blooded edge to the film's prologue suggest a solid throwback picture, reminiscent of blaxploitation cinema of the 1970s. Sadly, even in the first five minutes of the [...]

The Commuter

January 12, 2018
The Commuter is a suspenseful, action-packed movie with the usual strong performance by Liam Neeson, who plays Michael MacCauley, a former New York cop who now sells insurance policies. He seems to have the idyllic life—a happy marriage, a son named Danny headed to college, two mortgages, and [...]

Justice League

November 17, 2017
The heroic dream team for the DC universe is finally assembled in Zach Snyder's highly anticipated Justice League. But despite having all the right ingredients for a sure-to-please super-hero flick, Snyder's final product falls tragically short in its delivery with the potential of leaving fans [...]

The Foreigner

October 13, 2017
The Foreigner is a gritty and realistic tale of power and corruption with Jackie Chan in a dramatic role unlike any we've seen from him before. Behind his fast-as-lightning martial arts, though, is a grim and empty man with tears rolling down his cheeks. These tears poignantly show us the inner [...]

American Made

September 29, 2017
The filmmakers of American Made seemingly take some narrative license with their biographical version of the infamous Barry Seal, a career criminal drug smuggler, played gleefully by Tom Cruise. Upon leaving his commercial job as a TWA pilot, Seal was, indeed, in the employ of Pablo Escobar—the [...]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

September 22, 2017
Eggsy Unwin (Taron Egerton) and his fellow Kingsmen agents make an epic return to the field in "Kingsman: The Golden Circle." One year after the events of the first installment, this film opens with a flashy high-speed chase through the streets of London where Eggsy, known as agent Galahad—in [...]

American Assassin

September 15, 2017
After losing his fiancé to a terrorist attack just moments after his proposal, Mitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien) finds himself hardened and resolved on one thing: revenge. This icy motivation fuels Rapp's dauntless rebellion with reckless nerve, lands him a job with the CIA, and ultimately sets him apart [...]

Birth of a Dragon

August 25, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Birth of a Dragon" is based on a true and legendary fight which took place between Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man, a fight that is about much more than the winner; it defines the attitude one should take in the use of martial arts. In Bruce Lee's case, the master Wong Jack Man believes he needs less [...]