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Hollywood action hero, thy name is vengeance.  Our hero is a man who is a shell, a ghost of his former self. All has been taken from him, and others must pay. But he is at heart a good man, a pat…
The Report is literally about a 7,000 page report, which you see in physical context at one point: Two seemingly foot-high stacks of paper sit to both sides of investigator Dan Jones (Adam Driver) as …
In the late 1990s, the U.S. government was carefully watching the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. The series of events started stacking up, from the 1998 bombings of U.S. Embassys in Ke…
Revisiting a popular character like Jason Bourne is tantalizing. It's been 9 years since we've seen the man without a memory, the man without a past; a trained assassin who can kill people with his ba…
I will fully admit that I had to close my eyes several times during The Bourne Ultimatum. Not because of graphic violence. Not because I feared I’d be unable to control myself in the face of Matt Damo…
As for the movie itself... The plot is a fairly thin one, but one that provides a nice thread onto which the filmmakers pile heaps and heaps and HEAPS of action. The movie is essentially one, super-e…
A man (Matt Damon) gets fished out of the stormy Mediterranean off the coast of France, with two bullets lodged in his back and his memory a blank slate. Oh yeah, when the fishermen pick the slugs out…
I'm pretty sure that moviegoers of all persuasions and sexes have a collective cinematic crush on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Shoot, how could you not? A towering, handsome guy with blinding white teet…

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Need more? Melissa McCarthy cements her status as a cinematic force to be reckoned with in this super- fun action-comedy from writer-director Paul Feig. In it, she stars as Susan Cooper, a mild- mann…
Now, it is not a good sign when I'm sitting there watching action scene after action scene, but am distracted by some pretty simple questions. Coming from the background of, well, no background with t…
Jesse Eisenberg tends to play stammering nerdy guys, perhaps a little over-intellectual, earnest, pale and weak. Now image a character like that being a stoner... yes, ok, it is an easy transition. Je…
If you love The Professional as much as I do, then you know that Luc Besson is your go-to guy when it comes to movies about cleaners. 3 Days to Kill gets off to an overly complicated start, but quickl…
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