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Transformers: Age of Extinction Is Exactly What You Think It Is

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Lelia Nebeker

The only thing Transformers movies do better than CGI robot fights and mass destruction of major cities is seamless product placement.

There Is Still a Category Missing at the Academy Awards

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Besides a great script/cast, many technical aspects are needed to create the magic the moviegoer sees on screen. Almost all these important pieces are recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with categories at the Oscars.

Not Ready For Monday? This Video Will Help You Take On The Week

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment

It's Monday, and we can think of no better way to get pumped for the week ahead than seeing how some of the best action heroes suit up for their vario...

That's A Knife...

Posted 12.23.2013 | Comedy

Finally, all your favorite action movie zingers, from the super corny to the bad-assiest, have been compiled into one big compilation. Need too get y...

If Real Life Was An Action Movie

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy

YouTube dude theDOMINICshow couldn't help but wonder what his life would be like if it were an action movie. The result? Everything is faster, cooler ...

The Problem With Female Butt Shots

Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment

"Avengers" director Joss Whedon is known for treating female characters on par with his male ones, but even the posters for that movie took pains to s...

6 Reasons Why Chuck Norris Is The Best Post 50 Action Star Ever

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 03.10.2013 | Fifty

A universal fact? Chuck Norris is not someone you want to mess with. It's a fact that's remained constant even as the action star has gotten older...

ReThink Review: A Good Day to Die Hard -- Killing a Classic

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Instead of stone-faced bodybuilders or martial arts experts, Die Hard had John McClane, an everyman New York cop with only street smarts and a sense of humor on his side who seemed as surprised as anyone to be an action hero.

(Another) Unknown to Icon Story

John Luessenhop | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Luessenhop

Dan Yeager is another in the long line of Hollywood discovery stories. Another unknown to billboard icon. He's the new Leatherface -- the iconic centerpiece to a franchise with a central throne in the pantheon of horror.

WATCH: Jack Black Kicks All The Asses In 'Lost' Movie

Posted 10.11.2012 | Comedy

It's amazing that Jack Black has been starring in action movies since the mid-'80s, but in this 100% authentic clip of the gritty B-movie "Lethal Just...

More Female Scientists Are Showing Up In Action Movies

Slate | Posted 07.05.2012 | Women

It's hard to decide when the James Bond franchise hit bottom (before being resuscitated by Daniel Craig in the 2006 remake of Casino Royale). But a go...

Joe Satran

2012: Year Of The Female Action Hero?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment

In fall 2009, movie producer Nina Jacobson was faced with a classic Hollywood dilemma -- to pitch or not to pitch. Jacobson's colleague, Bryan Unke...

The Problem With 'Battleship'

Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.18.2012 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

Families taking children to summer blockbuster after intergalactic war thriller would do well to end the evening with a conversation about the sacrifices incumbent in such fantastically bright explosions.

A Sequel To 'Kick-Ass'?

Posted 05.08.2012 | Entertainment

The costumed superheroes of 2010 comedy 'Kick-Ass' may soon be suiting up to .. kick ass again. Deadline.com reports that Universal Pictures, which di...

WATCH: Filmmakers REALLY Like This Shot

Posted 05.08.2012 | Entertainment

Film enthusiasts Duncan and Joel Robson have created a fantastic supercut of movie characters landing -- in the exact same position. The mashup shows ...

'Die Hard' On A [BLANK]: How John McClane Influenced Three Decades Of Action

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment

American action movies may be dead, at least according to the New York Times, but even the Paper of Record can't discount the impact of "Die Hard." ...

The Hunger Games' Hopeful Vision for the Future

Joan Williams | Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment
Joan Williams

There's not a whole lot about the world of The Hunger Games that I'd like to see carried into the future. But it's truly refreshing to see a world where gender isn't a restrictive category.

Haywire: Tough Girls Need Love, Too

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh's new film, the spy thriller Haywire, excites with lots of great action sequences that overwhelm an often confusing storyline.

DVDs Worth Owning - and Giving - for Christmas

John Farr | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I just know many of you out there are scrambling to catch up on your holiday gift giving. This article's for you.

Nowhere Left to Go: Why Jason Statham Can't Break Out of the B-action Movie Genre

Scott Mendelson | Posted 11.30.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Nine years since he literally kicked down the door to stardom, Jason Statham remains pretty much where he started.

Drive -- A Thriller That's One Thrilling Eyeful

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 11.15.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Yourgrau

Nicolas Winding Refn's hard-boiled stripped-down crime thriller, Drive, thrums with such knockout style, it has already garnered the Best Director award at Cannes.

Why Sucker Punch Isn't as Empowering as It Wants to Be

Jessica Massa | Posted 05.27.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Massa

Sucker Punch had so much potential to be an empowering tour de force for its female viewers. So why did I come away feeling confused? And maybe a little dirty?

WATCH: Entire 'McBain' Movie Hidden In 'Simpsons' Episodes

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Fans of "The Simpsons" readily recognize Springfield's Arnold Schwarzenegger stand-in Rainier Wolfcastle and his best-known action movie alter ego: Mc...

On Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer!, Movies, and Manhood

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Caroline Hagood

Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer! digs deep, fishing out creative vision even in those badly dubbed martial arts movies.

Expendable Arnold: What's Ahead for Schwarzenegger?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

It seems clear that movies are in Schwarzenegger's future. But there's plenty of politics to come before he's done being governor next January, and plenty after as well.