Face/Off Is Even Weirder And Radder Than You Remember

The great Hong Kong action director John Woo got to make a handful of English-language movies during his '90s Hollywood period. But he only ever got to make one true John Woo Movie here. That'd be 1997's Face/Off, an absolute nutball mega-budget pileup of all his favorite images (guys flying through the air in… » 9/25/14 2:32pm 9/25/14 2:32pm

When Serious Actors Become Action Stars: A Guide

This Friday, Lockout opens, and beyond its prison-colony-in-space hook, probably the most interesting element to this sci-fi film is "Holy cow, is that Guy Pearce kickin' all that ass?" Why, yes, it is—and it's a conscious departure from the serious dramatic roles we usually see from him (Memento, L.A. Confidential).… » 4/12/12 4:30pm 4/12/12 4:30pm

Nicolas Cage, Dying (And Humping January Jones) Before Our Very Eyes

We have reached the point where the release of a new Nicolas Cage movie is less fodder for humor than it is an indignity upon everyone involved with its making. It is odd, actually, that movies like Seeking Justice, which will slink across 250 screens today, less a movie release than a walk of shame, keep getting… » 3/16/12 4:00pm 3/16/12 4:00pm