THE GUNMAN

THE GUNMAN

By Jarrod Jones. Sean Penn, the actor/activist who netted his second Academy Award for portraying the martyred gay rights icon Harvey Milk, doesn’t seem like the kind of fella who would condescend himself for the generic action fare that’s waiting for...
RUN ALL NIGHT

RUN ALL NIGHT

By Kyle G. King. Liam Neeson has cemented a lucrative brand for himself as a brawny and brainy fighter with a “very particular set of skills.” But as cathartic as it can be to watch him pummel both humans and wolves alike, what the existing Neeson...
CHAPPiE

CHAPPiE

By Jarrod Jones. Take a moment and picture this: Cool as Ice, starring Vanilla Ice, as Vanilla Ice. No thinly-veiled artifice here, no “Vanilla Ice stars as Johnny Van Owen.” The actual film Cool as Ice actually starring Vanilla Ice as himself. As...
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

By Jarrod Jones. There’s a moment in Kingsman: The Secret Service that will truly give you pause. Actually, there are more than a few moments in Matthew Vaughn’s latest collaboration with comic book provocateur Mark Millar that will make you strike a pose...
SEVENTH SON

SEVENTH SON

By Kyle G. King. Working mostly within his Russian homeland, director Sergei Bodrov earned critical acclaim with the success of his two action adventure epics, Prisoner of the Mountains (1996) and Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007), thus proving he knows what it...