"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.
(Photo courtesy of Gramercy Pictures) Gerard Butler and Angela Basset co-star in London Has Fallen. Angela Bassett suffers
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: The obvious one is this; screenplays are schematics for picture and sound only. Thus action and dialogue
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!
Rather than just put dozens of bad guys on the screen to be endless bullet catchers, as evident in the Commando clip (we
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.
At 53, a rather perilous age for an action star, Cruise shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, he's doubled down on the spectacular and daring-looking personal stunts.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a scenery-related continuity error! Even the most mind-blowing, heart-pounding action flicks
If you've lived in California, a major earthquake is your worst nightmare. The thought of a 9.5 quake is almost unimaginable and terrifying. Quick, stand under a doorway or hide under a desk, it's coming and the aftermath is not all that pretty in San Andreas.
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.
With a little editing, DreamWorks digital effects artist Daniel Hashimoto recently turned his afternoon with his son into
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.
(Hat tip, The Verge) Insert gun-cocking noise here. A new video from SuperCutOnline puts together a supercut of some of the