4 Movie Collection: Action

November 27, 2012

The paper-thin plot of The Replacement Killers (1998) concerns a deadly assassin by the name of John Lee (Yun-Fat) who is hired to kill a cop’s son. But John suddenly develops a conscience and decides to spare the boy’s life. This doesn’t sit too... 

Mirrors: Unrated

February 17, 2009

When Alexandre Aja burst on the scene with a clever little French horror film called High Tension (2003), he was almost immediately heralded by some as injecting a foul breath of new air into the horror genre which had become safe and predictable. He... 

Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight

January 24, 2008

Dragonlance got its start in the early to mid-1980s as part of the very popular TSR Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game. It was successful enough to spawn a trilogy of novels by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, the first of which, Dragons of Autumn... 

24: Season 3

June 24, 2005

24 is an ingenious concept show that is miraculously still going strong. By playing out a difficult day in the life of government agent, Jack Bauer, the show’s structure is set up so that each hour-long episode is shown almost in real-time. This results... 

Taking Lives: Unrated Director’s Cut

January 30, 2005

Taking Lives (2004) was released the same year as the Ashley Judd film, Twisted and shares the same dubious honor of being a generic thriller starring an extremely talented actress who should know better. So, what went wrong? The performances by the talented... 

The Lost Boys

December 8, 2004

At the time of its release, The Lost Boys (1987) was seen as an MTV-style take on the vampire film with a young, attractive cast and its music video look. It has been almost 20 years and the film has aged surprisingly well. Sure, there is some cringe-worthy...