Subject:

John Woo

  • Film

    December 5, 2013
  • Film

    July 4, 2013

    Despicable Me 2 Shows Why You Shouldn't Give Up on Kids' Animation.

    The sequel is breezy and affible without going soft.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    True Blood Season Finale: Thank God for Stabbing Westward

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. My favorite chapter in Atlas Shrugged is the destruction of the Ta ... More >>

  • Film

    August 23, 2012

    Action Movies Don't Have to Suck

    A lament for lost carnage - and coherence.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Diddy's Top Five WTF Videos

    ​Sean Combs Sean "Puffy" Combs Puffy Puff Daddy P. Diddy Diddy is coming to Warehouse Live on May 12 on his "Diddy Dirty Money Tour," behind his newest album, Last Train To Paris. The prolific businessman, producer, and rapper is embarking on one of his very, very scarce tours. We aren't too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: I Walked On Your Face!

    Buzz Aldrin is officially cooler than you are.​This is my third week blogging about NBC's Thursday comedies as a whole, and I'm really enjoying the experience of watching them as a block. Between my DVR, sites like Hulu, and a willingness to look around for other online videos whose legality I ... More >>

  • Film

    November 26, 2009

    Back in Action

    John Woo's killer instincts return — now if only his originalRed Cliff would return, too.

  • Film

    August 27, 2009

    Mr. Blood Red, Vol. 2

    Two decades after the severed ear of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino serves up Hitler's head on a plate.

  • Home Entertainment

    March 6, 2008

    It's Always Dead at The Club

    Yet another clumsy first person shooter

  • Film

    September 6, 2007

    Shoot 'Em Up

    Shoot 'Em Up proves that its star could have been a killer Bond

  • Home Entertainment

    July 26, 2007
  • Film

    February 8, 2007

    Message Bored

    Hollywood ho-hum horror keeps ripping off the best, turning out the worst

  • Film

    December 28, 2006

    Don't Believe the Hype

    Despite a nonexistent marketing campaign, Cuarón's latest is not to be missed

  • Film

    October 5, 2006

    Bait and Switch

    A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment

  • Film

    May 11, 2006

    Abort

    Mission: Impossible III runs the franchise into the ground

  • Home Entertainment

    January 26, 2006

    Exit the Matrix

    The Matrix: Path of Neo is more chop suey than chopsocky

  • Film

    September 15, 2005

    Senior Moment

    Jan Decleir shines as a senile hit man in The Memory of a Killer

  • Film

    November 25, 2004

    Ghost in the Machinist

    Christian Bale chases phantoms and loses sleep in Brad Anderson's latest

  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    Shell Shock

    The sequel to Ghost in the Shell is a feast for the eyes, but a disappointment for the brain

  • Film

    September 11, 2003

    Johnny's Show

    Depp saves the day in Once Upon a Time in Mexico

  • Culture

    February 6, 2003

    The Pain Train

    Two years later, a digital-video short film became an overnight ad sensation

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Old News

    Reissues dominated, but an international crop of films yielded a good harvest

  • Film

    October 24, 2002

    Charlie's Angles

    Jonathan Demme does Charade in his own carefree way

  • Film

    June 13, 2002

    Wooing the White Guy

    Nicolas Cage plays the real protagonist in World War II epic about Navajo codetalkers

  • Film

    January 10, 2002

    A Real Howler

    The Wolf tears through cinema's most boring season

  • Film

    November 29, 2001

    Snore War

    Owen Wilson goes down Behind Enemy Lines and lands in familiar terrain

  • Film

    August 30, 2001

    No Moor

    Tim Blake Nelson's ill-conceived O reimages Othello as a basketball star

  • Film

    March 29, 2001

    Wild Child

    Action director Robert Rodriguez lets his fantastical mind out to play in Spy Kids

  • Film

    March 8, 2001

    Adjust the Contrast

    Director can't juggle the contradictory tones of his ultraviolent action flick 15 Minutes

  • Film

    June 1, 2000

    Mission 2: Successful

    With a head full of Notorious thoughts, director John Woo leads the charge in the visceral M:I-2

  • Film

    March 23, 2000

    Prepare for Landing

    The appropriately named Jet Li may prove Americans are finally primed for Far East mayhem

  • Film

    December 16, 1999

    Getting to Know You, Again

    Sumptuous, massive and lyrical, Anna and the King is a classic reborn

  • Film

    June 3, 1999
  • Film

    February 5, 1998

    On the Lam

    This "official" John Woo knockoff is less than dazzling

  • Film

    December 18, 1997

    007 By the Numbers

    Most of Tomorrow Never Dies lacks the wit and inventiveness of the best Bond

  • Film

    June 26, 1997

    Twin Towers

    Travolta and Cage make Face/Off more than skin-deep

  • Film

    June 5, 1997

    Air Disaster

    Bruckheimer's production shows all his Con-temptible traits

  • Film

    October 31, 1996
  • Film

    February 15, 1996

    Woo? Wow!

    John Woo's latest isn't his best, but he still leads the action pack

  • Film

    August 24, 1995

    Hot Shots

    Desperado hits the bull's-eye with a fusillade of bullets

  • Film

    April 13, 1995
  • Film

    March 30, 1995
  • Film

    February 16, 1995

    Dead Bang

    Gonzo Western The Quick and the Dead is ludicrously entertaining

  • Film

    December 8, 1994

    Shame, Shame, Shame

    Keenan Ivory Wayans dies as an action hero

  • Film

    November 24, 1994

    Hollow Points

    Besson's bullet ballet The Professional is slick, but morally ugly

  • Calendar

    November 17, 1994
  • Film

    May 12, 1994

    Great Escapism

    In Hong Kong, films are frantic fun

  • Film

    December 30, 1993

    That's a Wrap

    And the year ends with a surprise twist: fall movies that are falling flat

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