Reviews and Blog Posts: action

Film Anniversary

Your favorite film may be older than you think. Recently a customer exclaimed, "I wasn't even born!" after learning Tim Burton's Batman was released in 1989. But so were two other films borrowed at the same time - The Little Mermaid and Field of Dreams.

Intrigued, I did a little research and discovered a few of my favorites were also playing in movie theaters 25 years ago.

Transformers. Age of extinction

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If you've been watching the Transformers movies, you know that they've grown progressively worst with each installment.  It's no surprise to see Age of Extinction following tradition.  Of course, it's unrealistic to expect serious movies based on an 80's line of toys and cartoons, but it's also disheartening to see director Michael Bay never...

Black Widow. Volume 1, The finely woven thread

by Nathan Edmondson

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What is Natasha Romanov doing when she's not out saving the world with the Avengers or using her unique talents in service to S.H.E.I.L.D.? She'd probably rather you not know. She's private like that. But here we get to follow her exploits in trying to atone for her past as...

Velvet. Volume 1, Before the living end

by Ed Brubaker

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Globe trotting spy action that follows who everyone thinks was the secretary to the director of the Allied Reconnaissance Commission, but, as we learn, who has a past that is more action-packed. The story takes place from the 1950s to the 1970s (the 70s being "the present"), so the spies...

Captain Marvel. Vol. 2, Down

by Kelly Sue DeConnick

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As with Captain Marvel, Volume 1, I'm enjoying getting to know this very human hero. Volume 2 finds Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel grounded--forbidden from flight by her doctor after a lesion is found in her brain. Danvers doesn't take this news well--flying is a part of her identity, not just...

Captain Marvel. [Vol. 1], In pursuit of flight

by Kelly Sue DeConnick

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I'll admit, I hadn't heard of Captain Marvel until last year's Denver Comic Con, so I was intrigued by this collection. While I enjoyed the stories contained in In Pursuit of Flight, I REALLY appreciated the 4-page rundown of the history of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers included at the end of...

Spike : the complete series

by Brian (Brian Michael) Lynch

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For Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans out there, this graphic novel is part of the continuing story and universe of Buffy. This graphic novel connects to the After the Fall (post-Angel TV series) comic book series storyline and to Buffy’s TV series Season 8.

2012: Are You Ready?

2012: The War for Souls

The year 2012 is fast approaching. To many writers, 2012 seemed like a good year far in the future in which to set their stories. Other books are centered around a prophecy that the world will end in 2012. Get ready for the new year with some fiction set in 2012!

Angel Fire East, Terry Brooks

2012 Airborne Prophecy, Nina Anderson

Apocalypse 2012 & The 2012 Codex, Gary Jennings

Domain, Steve Alten

Ridiculous martial arts movies!

poster for the good, the bad, and the weird

I love martial arts films, but sometimes, I want to laugh too. These films have amazing action scenes and are funny/cheesy to boot!

Some of my favorite martial arts movies of late are remakes of American films, or Asian westerns. Here are a few of my favorites:

The Good, the Bad, and the Weird
Always wear a diving bell for protection in an gunfight!

Dynamite Warrior
A Thai Western with some amazing fight scenes and fireworks as the ultimate sidekick.

The call

by Michael Grant

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Mack is an average kid who isn't scared of true danger, which makes him the perfect hero. When a crusty old magician appears to tell Mack he is part of a powerful group that has to save the world from an ancient evil, he's in. See, there was an ancient...

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