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Relentless pummeling paces 'The Raid'

The film speed of 24 frames-per-second barely outruns the relentless pace of pummeling that thumps through the Indonesian martial arts flick “The Raid: Redemption.”
2012/4/20
'Battleship' down

Inspired by Hasbro's classic board game, “Battleship” is essentially a lavish but inconsequential diversion. For the film, the fact that aliens do exist, have responded to our radio signals, and have landed on Earth for possibly colonizing it is mainly an excuse for thrilling battleship action, and for slacker Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) to go through his coming-of-age.
2012/4/13
Emotionless 'Act of Valor' (海豹神兵:英勇行動)

It was only a matter of time before the popularity of reality TV would lead to reality movies. This scary new genre is not the same as a documentary, which looks at real people doing real things to tell a story. Reality movies take real people and put them in a fictional story,
2012/3/16
Something's missing from 'John Carter' (異星戰場:強卡特戰記)

“John Carter” is to action movies as eggs, milk and flour are to a cake. All of the elements are there but they just haven't come together to make a sweet treat.
2012/3/9
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Charming 'Hugo' (雨果的冒險)

Martin Scorsese's “Hugo” is a children's film for grownups — grownup film buffs.
2012/2/17
Safe House (狡兔計畫)

"Forgettable” probably isn't a word you'd expect to use to describe a film starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson and Sam Shepard. But unfortunately, that's one of the most apt when pondering “Safe House.”
2012/2/10
Contraband (禁運品)

Yes, “Contraband” follows the tried-and-true One Last Job formula. Yes, Mark Wahlberg is nestled deep within his comfort zone as a former master criminal who's lived a dangerous life and gone straight.
2012/1/20
Haywire (即刻反擊)

A straight-up action picture may sound unusual coming from Steven Soderbergh, but as he has demonstrated repeatedly throughout his career, he is keen to experiment with every genre imaginable.
2012/1/20
'Black & White Episode I: The Dawn of Assault' (痞子英雄首部曲:全面開戰)

From the opening moment when a bomb explodes and annihilates everything in sight, “Black & White Episode I: The Dawn of Assault” (痞子英雄首部曲:全面開戰) makes clear its intention to claim all the tropes of Hollywood action films.
2012/1/13
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo <br>(千禧三部曲I:龍紋身的女孩)</br>

Hollywood has commandeered Sweden's big literary export, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” without compromising the story's Scandinavian roots or its sense of barrenness, even hopelessness.
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