Action and adventure films

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‘Each little thing in my life is precious’: Ken Watanabe on cancer, childhood and Hollywood cliches
His role in The Last Samurai changed Hollywood’s attitude to Asian characters overnight – but illness very nearly ended his career. He discusses recovery, regret and yakuza drama Tokyo Vice

Ann Lee

19, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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RoboCop review – thrilling, subversive 80s masterpiece from Paul Verhoeven
Paul Verhoeven’s sophisticated sci-fi fable is rereleased in its original director’s cut, with the gruesome violence and black-comic queasiness restored

Peter Bradshaw

18, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The west misses the point of Everything Everywhere All at Once – it gets the Asian psyche
Failure to understand the film’s message is just another example of the way Hollywood continues to dismiss Asian achievement and stories

Bertin Huynh

16, May, 2022 @8:50 AM

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Veteran actor Fred Ward, star of The Right Stuff and Tremors, dies aged 79
The character actor was part of the ensemble casts of Robert Altman’s films Short Cuts and The Player, and had a career in film and television that spanned five decades

Andrew Pulver

13, May, 2022 @3:59 PM

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‘I told Jackie Chan, your loss, my bro!’: how Everything Everywhere gave Michelle Yeoh the role of a lifetime
The action superstar shines in a new multiverse comedy. She talks about her high-risk, low-budget Hong Kong days, why you can be a superhero in your 60s – and whether she could kick James Bond’s butt

Steve Rose

13, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Top Gun: Maverick review – Tom Cruise is still speedy, less needy in a rock’n’roll sequel
Cruise presides over some surprising differences from his first outing as the navy pilot hotshot in a film that’s missing the homoerotic tensions of the 80s original

Peter Bradshaw

12, May, 2022 @1:17 PM

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Avatar 2 trailer: prepare to be swept away by boredom
Viewing the teaser for Avatar: The Way of Water on my laptop felt like being forced to look at someone’s holiday photos. Let’s hope James Cameron’s 3D sequel has more depth to it than just nice scenery

Stuart Heritage

10, May, 2022 @12:51 PM

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Avatar: The Way of Water: first trailer for blockbuster sequel released
James Cameron’s much-anticipated follow-up to his record-breaking sci-fi adventure will finally hit cinemas this Christmas

Benjamin Lee

09, May, 2022 @2:53 PM

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness review – one for diehard Marvel fans
Self-referential in the extreme, this latest outing for dimension-hopping Benedict Cumberbatch is a largely joyless affair

Wendy Ide

07, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The Adventures of Maid Marian review – historical clunker with a boyband Robin Hood
Almost comically unmedieval, this new take on the legend lacks the budget and acting chops of previous Hollywood versions

Cath Clarke

04, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Spider-Man at 20: the superhero film that changed blockbuster cinema
Sam Raimi’s charming, if patchy, 2002 adventure showed that mass audiences were eager for a new kind of superhero and the industry never looked back

Guy Lodge

03, May, 2022 @1:43 PM

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness review – cheerful alt-reality sequel
Benedict Cumberbatch returns as surgeon-superhero Stephen Strange, now on a mission to protect a teen who can visit parallel universes

Peter Bradshaw

03, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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