Category Archives: Action

Cinephile’s Digest Podcast Episode 3: John Wick: Chapter 2

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This week we dive into a world of assassin hijinks with our review of John Wick: Chapter 2. We also try out a new game that involves guessing a film’s Rotten Tomatoes Critic rating, and much more on episode three of Cinephile’s Digest.

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Best Action Movies of All-Time

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Lethal Weapon 2, Road House, and Kickboxer.  I point out these milestones for no reason other than to serve as a segway into much better movies.  There are few greater pleasures in life than a good ol’fashioned action movie, and this here is the cream of the crop.  The best of the best.

The few.  The proud.  The greatest action movies ever. Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy Review (2014)

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Guardians of the Galaxy was a huge risk.  It’s adapted from a comic book that mainstream audiences are completely unfamiliar with, there’s relatively little star power in the cast, and two of the main characters are a talking tree and a sassy racoon.  In the wrong hands, it would have been so easy for this to flop with Marvel fans.  But despite all odds, Guardians of the Galaxy is the most fun summer blockbuster I’ve seen in a very long time.  This is without a doubt the best Marvel Studios movie so far.

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The Best Movies of 2013

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Another year, another best-of list. Let me start by saying that 2013 was a truly remarkable year for movies. The films released in the past year are of such an astonishing caliber that making this list proved extremely difficult. Here’s an example to illustrate my point: Jeff Nichols’ film Mud. A fantastic film, one that probably would have been been in my top 5 if it saw a wide release the previous year. Instead, it doesn’t even crack my top 10. That’s a testament to the level of quality we saw this year. Now that I’ve set the stage, here are my definitive best films of 2013. Continue reading

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Prometheus (2012)

Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated return to science fiction is immensely ambitious and visually stunning, but sloppy writing and some lackluster performances prevent Prometheus from truly living up to its potential. Continue reading

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Cobra (1986)

The acting sucks.  The dialogue sucks.  The plot hardly makes sense.  The soundtrack is painful to listen to.  In other words, Cobra fucking rules. Continue reading

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