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Austin at Large: Police and Thieves in the Street
Why do people say “ACAB”? Allow Austin’s warrior-cop lobby to demonstrate.
"...Houston) – but not because he fundamentally questioned the warrior-cop model or the culture of racism and oppression at..."

Aug. 14, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Alita: Battle Angel
The manga heroine comes to motion capture life
"...discovers the core of Alita (Salazar), an advanced cybernetic warrior who cannot remember her past. As Alita reacquaints herself..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Robin Hood
This umpteenth iteration of He Who Steals From the Rich to Give to the Poor puts its dumbness front and center
"...his Moorish mentor Little John (Foxx). The North African warrior – whose actual, indigenously unpronounceable name is played for..."

Nov. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

12 Strong
High-tech bombs and horseback soldiers fight together in the U.S. war in Afghanistan
"...nuance comes from Negahban as Dostum. He catches the warrior who has been fighting for Afghanistan for four decades,..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Blade of the Immortal
More blood-splattered samurai action from the Japanese master
" ended by Rin (Sugisaki). She needs an unkillable warrior to help her defeat the Ittō-ryū, a rogue sect..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Point Break
Remake of 1991's action bromance
"...path involves some mumbo-jumbo called the Ozaki 8 and eco-warrior ideals that promote the boosting of wealth and redistribution..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Brothers: Blood Against Blood
Bollywood remake of 2011's underrated boxing saga Warrior
"...Not reviewed at press time. Bollywood remake of 2011's Warrior about two estranged brothers and mixed martial arts...."

Aug. 14, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Man With the Iron Fists
Wu-Tang Clan firebrand RZA branches out into directing a martial arts film.
" I, will have a super-happy-fun-big-smile-crazy-face-monkey-time. As every Shaolin warrior worth his chi knows, that’s really all you’ll ever..."

Nov. 9, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cockney Rejects, Warrior Kids
Cockney Rejects, Warrior Kids
"...Cockney Rejects, Warrior KidsEmo's East, May 31..."

June 8, 2012 Music Review by Kevin Curtin

Kung Fu Panda 2
In this visually enticing sequel, the panda voiced by Jack Black is tasked with finding inner peace.
"...cast as the portly, animated panda Po, the Dragon Warrior who keeps the peace in Valley of Peace with..."

May 27, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

13 Assassins
The prolific Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike takes a turn toward the truly epic with this classically styled samurai picture.
"...expect, though. In the Seven Samurai-esque story, noble samurai warrior Shinzaemon Shimada (Yakusho) is selected by the shogunate to..."

April 29, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Women
This remake of the 1939 George Cukor film isn't particularly fun or funny.
"...lift and played – egads! – by that onetime warrior for the single working mom, Candice Bergen, my mind..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Kazakhstan's Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film is an epic drama about the early years of Genghis Khan.
" goes.) Essentially the origin story of the near-mythical warrior who founded the Mongol empire (to this day the..."

June 20, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Son of Rambow
Amid this endearing story about two boys in Eighties England who join together to make their own Rambo movie, lies an uncommon, unaffected portrayal of young male intimacy.
"...the deep end, by way of Sylvester Stallone's jungle warrior in First Blood. Actually, it's an inadvertent baptism; Will..."

May 16, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

What Happens in Vegas
Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher – two Hollywood actors known for their prankishness and pluck – never manage to convince us that this Sin City comedy is fun.
"...good-time gal to play a tightly wound Wall Street she-warrior recovering from a bad breakup. Sans her elastic charm,..."

May 9, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr.'s sly take on Marvel Comics' cold warrior elevates everything about this film.
"...walking, Downey Jr.'s sly take on Marvel Comics' cold warrior Iron Man elevates everything about this film. The actor's..."

May 2, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

War Stories
Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro collaborate to document one wounded soldier's transformation into 'anti-warrior'
"...his delight that "what we had here was a warrior-turned-anti-warrior." At that time, he was thinking "book" as the..."

March 14, 2008 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
This fantasy film, adapted from Susan Cooper's series of novels, is utterly devoid of anything but bombastically simplistic notions.
" magical eccentrics who demand that Will, the prophesied warrior of the Light, posthaste gird his puberty-stricken loins for..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Resident Evil: Extinction
Milla Jovovich continues to fight zombies and the apocalypse.
"...last film, who are traveling cross-country in a Road Warrior-like convoy, Alice and company set their sights on the..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Aura
A sure winner for arthouse audiences with crossover appeal, Fabián Bielinsky's The Aura spins a purely enjoyable web of intrigue within a meditative, dreamlike setting.
"...a hunting trip in the Patagonian hinterlands with a weekend-warrior buddy (Awada). But when they arrive at the cabins..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Protector
Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa, who made a strong stateside impression in the recent Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, stars in this follow-up action picture, that plays like an invigorating Free Willy with elephants.
" director Pinkaew's audacious follow-up to Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior plays kind of like Free Willy with elephants. Here..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Movie Review by Brian Clark

Mountain Patrol: Kekexili
A self-appointed game warden and his ragtag band of volunteers cross some treacherous Chinese landscape in search of poachers who are decimating the Tibetan antelope.
" a scrappy little action movie about a true-life eco-warrior from China’s rebellious outlying provinces, but it splits the..."

May 26, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Underworld: Evolution
This tale of the ongoing hostilities between vampires and werewolves is pockmarked by the discordant likes of Puscifer and Slipknot.
"...I think. Beckinsale, who again plays the death-dealing vampire warrior Selene, is a natural and sinuously athletic performer of..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

This big-budget adaptation of The Iliad tries mightily, but the end result is the sound and fury of Homer undone.
"...(and Homer’s) dramatic wild card, Achilles (Pitt), the greatest warrior of them all, who fights not for Agamemnon, but..."

May 14, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Arzak Rhapsody
Arzak Rhapsody is a gorgeous and easily digested slice of Gallic animé by Heavy Metal magazine creator Moebius. American premiere.
" and orgasmic feel: His main character, the wandering warrior Arzak, protector of the "B" desert, sails over the..."

April 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Lopez is never better than when she's a steely warrior poking holes in the pretty-girl veneer. That's why it's..."

May 24, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

O: The Movie
"...Brother, Where Art Thou?) has substituted the passionately raging warrior Othello for basketball star Odin James (Phifer), or O,..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

"...Brother, Where Art Thou?) has substituted the passionately raging warrior Othello for basketball star Odin James (Phifer), or O,..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

"...As Isabella “Belle” Alvarado, Hernandez portrays the vibrant, tough-luck warrior princess with precious little soul or wit. Still, she's..."

March 4, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Chill Factor
"...of it -- like champs. Finally, fans of Xena: Warrior Princess will enjoy the chance to drool over semi-regular..."

Sept. 10, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

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