Action and adventure films

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Shadowland review – hopelessly inept Highlands horror
The antics of an evil creature on the loose in an abandoned military base are stymied by impenetrable storytelling

Leslie Felperin

23, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Hear me out: why Sucker Punch isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending hated films is a call to reappraise Zack Snyder’s stylish and bombastic female-fronted action thriller

Roxana Hadadi

19, Feb, 2021 @7:37 AM

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Hear me out: why Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending maligned films is a reappraisal for the fun fourth Indiana Jones adventure

Luke Walpole

16, Feb, 2021 @7:14 AM

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Anti-Life review – ropey Alien-lite romp with Bruce Willis
Truckers-in-space realism dominates in this low-budget sci-fi about people escaping a dying Earth only to encounter man-eating extraterrestrials

Cath Clarke

10, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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No hiding place: Travolta and Willis get an unwelcome dose of limelight in the Covid era
With VOD now the way to watch new releases, Hollywood’s old-timey workhorses might be washed up, but they are suddenly getting plenty of attention

Stuart Heritage

08, Feb, 2021 @1:47 PM

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Greenland review – comet disaster movie with a surprisingly deep impact
Gerard Butler does more than just punch his way out of imminent apocalypse in Ric Roman Waugh’s sharp action film

Mark Kermode

07, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Recce review – crossing enemy lines in South African action-drama
An elite soldier is sent on a perilous solo mission in this underwhelming drama set during the Namibian war of independence

Leslie Felperin

03, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Hear me out: why 1998's Godzilla isn't a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers defending unloved movies is a reappraisal of Roland Emmerich’s silly, bombastic take on the giant monster

Edward Tew

01, Feb, 2021 @7:23 AM

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Bruce Lee was the unlikely hero of 70s Noongar kids. Now he's helping us share our language | Barry McGuire
We recognised ourselves in that non-white superhero on the big screen. We knew there was a fight in him – and knew there was a fight in us

Barry McGuire

01, Feb, 2021 @1:31 AM

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Mayday review – female-led action fantasy opts for style over substance
The feature debut of writer-director Karen Cinorre, orbits an intriguing premise – healing as purgatory, inspired by the Sirens – but its visuals far outpace its writing

Adrian Horton

31, Jan, 2021 @11:30 PM

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Hear me out: why Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers standing up for loathed films is an impassioned defence of the 2001 take on the 60s classic

Radheyan Simonpillai

28, Jan, 2021 @7:37 AM

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Godzilla vs Kong: the big dumb action movie we've been waiting for?
The trailer for the monster match-up promises bad dialogue and convoluted mythology, but also two giant creatures fighting until the death

Stuart Heritage

25, Jan, 2021 @4:27 PM

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