Category Archive: action/adventure

Nov 14

Bond is back — and better than ever — in "Skyfall"

British secret agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) returns to his roots in "Skyfall."

Everyone’s favorite spy, Agent 007, returns in a thrilling new adventure After half a century on the silver screen, James Bond still has a few surprises up his immaculately tailored sleeves. The British secret agent is back — and, some might argue, better than ever — in “Skyfall,” a smart, sexy thriller that pays tribute …

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Nov 12

The Best of Bond, from "Goldfinger" to "Casino Royale"

Daniel Craig made his debut as British secret agent James Bond in 2006's "Casino Royale."

With “Skyfall” out in theaters, it’s time to rank our top 10 Bond films Here’s a quick pop quiz. 1. What does British secret agent James Bond drink? 2. What weapon does he prefer? 3. What is his favorite form of transportation? If you answered the above questions correctly (the answers are at the bottom …

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Sep 25

Comedy, drama, supernatural scares: Fall TV has it all

Fall television season heats up with “Ben and Kate,” “The Mindy Project” If Sunday’s Emmy Awards proved anything, it’s that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences favors the familiar. Aside from a few fresh offerings, including “Homeland” and “Louie,” the list of winners was replete with past winners, such as “The Amazing Race” and …

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Sep 21

This soundtrack rocks!

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood shows off his composing chops in “The Master” Will all the controversy surrounding “The Master,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama about a charismatic intellectual (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who becomes a cult leader, you might have missed the discussion about the movie’s superb soundtrack. Jonathan “Jonny” Greenwood, best known as Radiohead’s lead guitarist, …

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Aug 27

The first time I saw “Deliverance” …

Action thriller "Deliverance" shocked audiences with its graphic depictions of violence and rape.

The Tribune’s David Middlecamp shares his memories of the backwoods thriller Forty years ago, the film “Deliverance” opened in theaters. While most critics today consider the sadistic backwoods thriller a classic, Roger Ebert felt the film, a harrowing tale about four Atlanta businessmen who encounter a couple of violent hillbillies in the Georgia wilderness, suffered …

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Aug 23

“The Expendables 2″: Sylvester Stallone and the boys are back in action

The Expendables 2 poster

This old-fashioned “Expendables” sequel feels pretty creaky at times As action movies go, “The Expendables 2″ is seriously past its prime. The movie’s high-tech toys and special effects might belong to 2012, but this sequel to 2010′s “The Expendables” is grounded stylistically in 1988 — a time when “Die Hard, “First Blood” and “The Terminator” …

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Aug 20

Latest “Bourne” movie doesn’t live up to legacy

Jeremy Renner stars as black ops agent Aaron Cross in "The Bourne Legacy."

“The Bourne Legacy” needs a little less conversation, a little more action Over the course of three “Bourne” movies, amnesiac super-assassin Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) has really made a mess of things. He’s bungled a major murder. He’s shot, stabbed and strangled several spies. And he’s forced one of the Central Intelligence Agency’s biggest covert …

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Aug 03

This August is action-packed

Summer movie season ends with “Total Recall,” “The Bourne Legacy” Summer 2012 will go down in cinematic history as a season of extremes. It’s been a summer of box-office bonanzas and financial failures, of triumph and tragedy. But before you say goodbye to the summer movie season, there’s an entire month of movies to check …

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Jul 27

“The Dark Knight Rises” puts Gotham in peril

Bane (Tom Hardy) and Batman (Christian Bale) fight for control of Gotham in "The Dark Knight Rises."

Christopher Nolan’s trilogy comes to a close with “The Dark Knight Rises” Dark clouds are gathering over Gotham. “There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne,” cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) purrs at one point in “The Dark Knight Rises.” “You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you’re all gonna …

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Jul 13

What to Watch: “Attack the Block”

Kids defend their inner-city neighborhood from aliens in “Attack the Block” You’d think we would have figured it out by now. Hostile extra-terrestrials have been arriving on Earth for decades. They’ve destroyed our national monuments (“Independence Day,” “Mars Attacks”), invaded our cities (“Battle: Los Angeles,” “War of the Worlds”) and infiltrated our ranks (“Invasion of …

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