Tagged with action

[Video Review] The Gunman (2015) by Bede Jermyn

[Video Review] The Gunman (2015) by Bede Jermyn

Dir: Pierre Morel Starring: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem. IMDb Synopsis: A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier’s successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself. … Continue reading

[Review Rewind] Rob Roy (1995) by Christopher Innis

[Review Rewind] Rob Roy (1995) by Christopher Innis

The 1990’s was the golden era for historical epics and many of these films, whilst based on actual historical figures and events, were often romantic retellings of these events with the British Empire/Crown being the primary villains and the heroes being noble warriors who were often Scottish, Irish or Daniel Day-Lewis. Rob Roy is one … Continue reading

What A Marvel! Iron Man 2 [2010] by Bea Harper

What A Marvel! Iron Man 2 [2010] by Bea Harper

Dir.: Jon Faverau Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwenyth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Clark Gregg, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson First thing’s first; Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer aka Weasel. Great bit of casting and a friend of mine, Tyler, found it amazing that the main villain was this sniveling little wannabe … Continue reading

What A Marvel! Iron Man [2008] by Bea Harper

What A Marvel! Iron Man [2008] by Bea Harper

Dir.: Jon Faverau Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwenyth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Terrence Howard The film that shot the Marvel Avengers pantheon into the Big Leagues. A lot of the film does rest on the ‘Just Go With It’ school of thought, but as this film proves, that only works if you are invested in … Continue reading

[Review] Furious 7 (2015)

[Review] Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7 picks up a not long after the events of Fast 6, with Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) trying to reconnect with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and help her regain her lost memories. Brian (Paul Walker) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) are adjusting to the domestic life with their son Jack, but this life is more of … Continue reading

[Review] Run All Night (2015)

[Review] Run All Night (2015)

Liam Neeson is now known as the older man action star, mostly thanks to the surprise hit Taken. He seems to be getting all of these similar roles, not hard to see why because he suits them pretty well and he pulls off being a badass. With Run All Night, Neeson re-teams with the director … Continue reading

[Blu-ray Review] John Wick [MA] by Christopher Innis

[Blu-ray Review] John Wick [MA] by Christopher Innis

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen Directed By: Chad Stahelski The Film: Keanu Reeves has always been an interesting actor to watch on screen, having appeared in almost eighty films that have ranged from Hollywood blockbusters, low key actioners, indie and the occasional romantic comedy. Although following the success of The Matrix … Continue reading

[Review] Run All Night (2015) by Bede Jermyn

[Review] Run All Night (2015) by Bede Jermyn

I don’t know about anyone else, but it still kind of surprises me that the most successful action star working today just happens to be Liam Neeson. Even though he has been beloved and critically acclaimed Oscar nominated actor for over 30 years now, but it wasn’t until the surprisingly smash hit 2008 action film … Continue reading

[Bea’s Ranting Reviews] Predator [1987]

[Bea’s Ranting Reviews] Predator [1987]

Dir. John McTiernan Starring: A bunch of manly men and a mean-arse ET. The hunt begins. I give a love-filled review of this action/science fiction horror classic. It’s big, it’s mean and it’s ready to rumble no matter what, just like the titular Hunter Who Makes Trophies Of Man. My rating is a very obvious … Continue reading