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The fast and the ridiculous: "Furious 7" grows into a giddy action cartoon

Published April 11, 2015

Completing the franchise's evolution from street racing box office surprise to global dominating live-action cartoon, "Furious 7" is basically Hollywood's version of a turducken. It's a greasy, gaudy monstrosity, a monument to excess and absurdity - all pretty much cooked to lip-smacking satisfaction.

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The Rock's "Hercules" is a big ol' beefy slab of B-movie fun

Published July 30, 2014

"Hercules" not only bounds over the previously set bar but easily stands on its own right as surprisingly solid B-movie entertainment, a sort of sword-and-sandals variation of the John Wayne classic "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" that cleverly hints at subverting and deconstructing its titular legend and the process of mythmaking. It's also a movie in which The Rock throws a horse.

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"Pain and Gain" a bizarrely entertaining tale of beefcakes and blood

Published May 1, 2013

"Pain and Gain" is the Michael Bay-iest movie Michael Bay has ever made. A large portion of readers, weary of Bay's signature bloated, "explosions are awesome KABOOM!," go-big-or-go-home brand, likely just read that last sentence and shuddered in fear. But here's the twist: It turns out "Pain and Gain" is a roided-out freak-child of a film that's a lot of bizarre fun.

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Brainless "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" a real American zero

Published April 2, 2013

So far this year, all the big blockbuster action movies - like "A Good Day to Die Hard" and its slightly more tolerable cousin "Olympus Has Fallen" - act as though they have a license to kill brain cells. Worst of all, they only provide marginally diverting action to make up for it. Now there's the long awaited "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," the most mind-numbing of the bunch.

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Reader blogs:

Rev. Ron reviews "Fast & Furious 6"

I'm about to get real (that's what the kids say, right?). Time for total honesty here...this review might be a little bias. No, I didn't work on the film and, despite how our body builds are are so similar, The Rock is not my brother. Nope, I'm going to be bias because The Fast and the Furious fi...

Rev. Ron reviews "Pain & Gain"

Michael Bay takes the caffeine-mainlined, cocaine-fueled pace he is known for and puts it towards a stylized crime comedy based on a true story...hey, at least he's taking a break from his repeated beatings he's giving to the childhood of most men in America...that is, until the next Transformers...


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