A commercial kung fu film in every sense but one; “Shaolin” possesses a nationalist urgency that treads into historically murky waters.
So here's the gimmick in “Season of the Witch”: It takes place during the 14th century, but everyone speaks in contemporary language, which might have been acceptable if the dialogue were clever or intelligent or funny or, you know, good.
Hugely high-tech and forward-thinking in its day, “Tron” now looks cheesy and quaint in retrospect, with its blocky graphics and simplistic blips and bleeps.
The long goodbye for the most successful film series of the century thus far begins with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” the darkest and least characteristic of the batch.
Critics often gripe about the blink-and-you've-missed-it frenzy of action sequences in today's Hollywood thrillers.
What do you get if you cross a wartime kung fu drama with Donnie Yen (甄子丹) fist-pumping to Andrew Lau's beat? The answer is another remake of the 1972 Bruce Lee classic “Fist of Fury.”
In summing up “City Under Siege” (全城戒備) you could just use one word: ridiculous. But actually, it's beyond that.
Dogs and cats, living together ... mass hysteria? Maybe not so much.
Sylvester Stallone and his cast of fellow action stars flex substantial ensemble muscle in this high-energy battle between good mercenaries and bad mercenaries.
If toys, video games, comics and TV cartoon specials can serve as sources for Hollywood action flicks, why not Mickey Mouse?