Chris Klimek appears in the following:
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Guy Ritchie's reworking of the 60's television show is a winning, action-packed summer blockbuster.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Despite a likable cast, the latest incarnation of the Marvel supergroup is needlessly dour.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Tom Cruise returns as secret agent Ethan Hunt in the latest Mission: Impossible -- a super-fun sequel executed with rigor, clarity, and creative use of Puccini's Turandot.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
In the story of a struggling boxer, Gyllenhaal undergoes a physical transformation that's more and more common for actors in a superhero-driven world.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
As Terminator: Genisys opens in theaters, we provide the necessary refresher on how exactly the franchise got to this complicated, complicated place.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The third sequel to 1993's Jurassic Park tries to outdo the scope of the original, but particularly in an environment where big-budget adventures come at us nonstop all year, it feels underpowered.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Gorgeous people flee peril in the dopey disaster flick San Andreas, but perhaps Dwayne Johnson can bring some ... um, gravitas? Maybe?
Thursday, May 14, 2015
More than 35 years after the release of the original Mad Max, a new chapter emerges, starring Charlize Theron in what Chris Klimek calls a doomsday reinvention like nothing since The Matrix.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Both a rehash of Robocop and an attempt by director Neil Blomkamp to recapture what he put into District 9, Chappie feels like an unsuccessful cloning attempt in more ways than one.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Christopher Nolan's space-time epic is so beautiful and ambitious that it seems ungenerous to focus on flaws like its drippy homilies about love.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Brad Pitt stars in a war movie that contemplates the horrors of war, but also the horrors that the men who fight it may commit.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
A new documentary accesses tapes of Muhammad Ali in conversation with those closest to him, and uses new interviews with others to shed light on him as a father and friend.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Denzel Washington is a former special ops agent thrust back into action in this film adaptation of the '80s television show that's entertaining enough until it goes off the rails.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Pierce Brosnan has left James Bond behind, but he struggles for his footing in an action thriller he himself fought hard to bring to the screen.
Friday, August 15, 2014
The Expendables franchise, a series of movies built entirely around the aged nature of its stars, returns with its best entry yet — not that this means it's any good.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Luc Besson's Lucy isn't a smart movie, but you have to respect — sort of — the high energy and commitment it puts into being ridiculous.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Chris Klimek summarizes all he learned about summer movies and personal taste from voting in a recent survey of blockbusters at film site The Dissolve.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
X-Men: Days Of Future Past is a time-travel movie, but not only because of its plot. It's also an experiment in how to continue a franchise without the potential complications of starting over.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Chris Klimek remembers science-fiction designer H.R. Giger, who kept him sleeping with the lights on for many nights after producing some of the indelible and terrifying imagery of Alien.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The violence of Captain America is very different from the martial-arts violence of The Raid 2. Chris Klimek considers how the nature and explicitness of violence changes the way we perceive it.