More stories

  • Haywire
    in

    ‘Haywire’ is an effective counter-argument to every claim used to dismiss action heroines

    In early 2012, while most of the film world was caught up in Oscar prognostications, one film quietly came and went through theatres, earning less that $20 million domestically, and just over $30 million internationally. That film was Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire, with Gina Carano taking on the lead role of Mallory Kane, and its quiet box office reception is in no way indicative of the film’s quality. While it may appear, on the surface, to be a standard action thriller – and there’s certainly no issue with that, as the genre is littered with efforts that fail to even be competent in their execution – in true Soderbergh style, there’s a lot more going on in Haywire than it may appear at first glance. More

  • in

    ‘Fast & Furious 6’ is ridiculous enough to be fun despite being overlong

    The cars are fast, as they always are, and the people are equally furious. In fact, they’re faster and furious-er now than they were before, but then, you already knew that. Be honest: if you’re reading this review, you do not need to be convinced or cajoled to hoof it to the theater to see Fast & Furious 6. You also don’t need encouragement to feel as if you, too, are like Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner, or their brothers- and sisters-in-wheels on the way home, pretending your Hyundai Sonata or beat-up pickup truck is a tricked-out muscle car. More

  • in

    ‘Fast & Furious 6’, the latest entry in the racing movie series, releases its first full trailer

    The “Fast and Furious” film franchise, which kicked off with 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, got new life breathed into it with 2011’s Fast Five, an entry which reunited many of the previous films’ beloved characters. The franchise re-invigoration had many people interested in seeing what director Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan would do with their third go-round […] More

  • in

    ‘Haywire’ a sleek genre-pic that showcases Gino Carano

    Haywire Directed by Steven Soderbergh Written by Lem Dobbs USA/Ireland, 2011 The most admirable trait that Haywire possesses is its willingness to stay true to form throughout. It’s as tight as a drum, carrying hardly any fat, with very few wasted shots. This is nothing new for Mr.Soderbergh, who is exceedingly good at balancing his filmography between mainstream successes and true art house […] More