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‘John Wick 3’ (2019): If Your Franchise Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Directed by: Chad Stahelski || Produced by: Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee Screenplay by: Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, Marc Abrams || Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, Ian McShane Music by: Tyler Bates, Joel J. Richard || Cinematography: Dan Laustsen || Edited by: Evan … Continue reading

Comparing and Contrasting ‘Infinity War’ (2018) and ‘Endgame’ (2019)

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely || Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh … Continue reading

‘Bleach’ (2018): A Stylish Genre Twist on Teenage Friendship

Directed by: Shinsuke Sato || Produced by: Kazutoshi Wadakura Screenplay by: Shinsuke Sato, Daisuke Habara || Starring: Sota Fukushi, Hana Sugisaki, Ryo Yoshizawa, Erina Mano, Yu Koyanagi, Taichi Saotome, Takamasa Ishihara, Seiichi Tanabe, Masami Nagasawa, Yosuke Eguchi Music by: Yutaka Yamada || Cinematography: Taro Kawazu || Edited by: Tsuyoshi Imai || Country: Japan || Language: … Continue reading

‘Simmba’ (2018): A Tale of Oil & Water

Directed by: Rohit Shetty || Produced by: Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, Rohit Shetty, Apoorva Mehta Screenplay by: Yunus Sajawal, Sajid Samji || Starring: Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana, Siddartha Jadhav, Vaidehi Parshurami, Ulka Gupta Music by: Tanishk Bagchi, Lijo George – DJ Chetas, S. Thaman, Amar Mohile, Chandan Saxena || … Continue reading

‘Wolf Warrior 2’ (2017): Wu Jing Howls

Directed by: Wu Jing || Produced by: Wu Jing, Jiang Ping, Zhao Haicheng, Li Yang, Zhao Jianjun, Xu Zhiyong, Jing Defu, Liu Kailuo, Deng Hao, Wu Yan Screenplay by: Wu Jing, Dong Qun, Liu Yi || Starring: Wu Jing, Celina Jade, Frank Grillo, Hans Zhang, Wu Gang, Yu Nan Music by: Joseph Trapanese || Cinematography: … Continue reading

‘The Night Comes for Us’ (2018): Indonesian Action Is Here to Stay

Directed by: Timo Tjahjanto || Produced by: Todd Brown, Nick Spicer, Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto, Sukhdev Singh, Mike Wiluan, Wicky V. Olindo Screenplay by: Timo Tjahjanto || Starring: Joe Taslim, Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle, Sunny Pang, Zack Lee, Salvita Decorte, Abimana Aryasatya, Dimas Anggara, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Hannah Al Rashid, Shareefa Daanish, Revaldo Music by: Fajar … Continue reading

‘The Predator’ (2018): A Franchise Implosion

Directed by: Shane Black || Produced by: John Davis Screenplay by: Fred Dekker, Shane Black || Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Sterling K. Brown, Augusto Augilera, Yvonne Strahovski, Jake Busey Music by: Henry Jackman || Cinematography: Larry Fong || Edited by: Harry B. Miller III, … Continue reading

‘Mile 22’ (2018): The Return of Shaky-Cam

Directed by: Peter Berg || Produced by: Peter Berg, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson Screenplay by: Lea Carpenter || Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Carlo Alban, Terry Kinney, Poorna Jagannathan, Sam Medina, Alexandra Vino Music by: Jeff Russo || Cinematography: Jacques Jouffret || Edited by: Colby Parker Jr., … Continue reading

‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ (2011): A Franchise Resurgence

Directed by: Brad Bird || Produced by: Tom Cruise, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk Screenplay by: Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec ||¬†Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Anil Kapoor, Lea Seydoux, Vladimir Mashkov, Samuli Edelmann Music by: Lorne Balf Cinematography: Robert Elswit || Edited by: Paul Hirsch || Country: United States … Continue reading

To Defend or Not to Defend The Matrix Sequels?

One of the more divisive, underwhelming followups to a landmark Hollywood trendsetter was the 2003 two-part sequel to the original Matrix (1999). The first Matrix remains one of the defining science-fiction action films of new millennium cinema, holding up to this day as a thinking-man’s high-concept, big-budget genre film, and arguably the most original mainstream … Continue reading