"If they ever need someone to stand in for Tom Cruise, I know just the man."
London Has Fallen follows Hollywood's classic recipe for surefire box-office gold. Its an action movie's action movie: rather than develop a plot, it detonates a city. Breakneck chase scenes and big, big booms are meant to put bums in the seats and dough in the coffers, not impress the critics.
Women have been the stars of many of our biggest sci-fi films recently. This has been a very welcome development - but we need more women behind the camera as creators of sci-fi, as well.
For this week's Nostalgia Theater Podcast I discuss the Rambo phenomenon with author David Morrell, whose 1972 novel First
Doug Richardson: Poorly. Or at least, they should. Otherwise, our hearts wouldn't be in it. That said, it's part of the business
Today's action stars just don't have the same feel of the ones we had in the '80s. Back then it was serious business. You weren't going to be in some YouTube parody video. You were going to blow up bad guys and you were going to insult them from beyond the grave with a straight-faced pun. Are you looking to become a star of the '80s yourself? Here are 12 simple steps that will have you on your way to stopping terrorism and kissing hot babes in no time!
Within the script, those opening blows wouldn't be listed one-by-one. The script would simply read: 5. Action Is About the
Performing stunts on Hollywood sets one moment, parenting at home the next. It's all in a day's work for this tough mom.
History will not remember "The Fast and The Furious" as a work of art, but it will be the pioneering franchise that allowed a multiracial cast, predominately Latinos, to take center stage as full-fledged characters and not as caricatures of themselves - pillaging the box office in the process.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a scenery-related continuity error! Even the most mind-blowing, heart-pounding action flicks
The Academy recognizes many different areas and not just the actors. From "Best Sound" to "Best Costumes" these technical awards are given to the hardworking members of the film industry. However, there is still a group of hardworking men and women left out of the big show despite their contributions to the film world.
If you want more Action Movie Kid in your life, check out James' trip to school and his scary bridge incident. H/T Tastefully
The only thing Transformers movies do better than CGI robot fights and mass destruction of major cities is seamless product placement.
Besides a great script/cast, many technical aspects are needed to create the magic the moviegoer sees on screen. Almost all these important pieces are recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with categories at the Oscars.
A new video from SuperCutOnline puts together a supercut of some of the best "gearing up" scenes in movie history. Clips