Chris Klimek

Chris Klimek appears in the following:

'Southpaw' Makes A Bruised Bruiser Out Of Jake Gyllenhaal

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.


It's Like It Never Happened: A 'Terminator' Dossier

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.


'Jurassic World' Tries To Build A Bigger Dinosaur And A Bigger Movie

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.


Rocks Versus The Rock In 'San Andreas'

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?


A Visceral, Inventive Blockbuster Roars To Life In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

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.


'Chappie,' A Fighting Robot In A Film That's A Disappointing Copy

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.

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'Interstellar': Stunning And Bold, With Lots Of Corn

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.


The Brutalities Of War Bring Surprising Angles To 'Fury'

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.


'I Am Ali' Doesn't Open Many New Doors, But It Offers Fresh Voices

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.


'The Equalizer' Pits Mallet Against Man And Man Against Corkscrew

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.


Not Quite Bond, Pierce Brosnan Is Back In Action In 'The November Man'

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.


'Expendable' Indeed: The Best Of A Bad Bunch Is Still Pretty Bad

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.


'Lucy': Hot Buttered Popcorn, With Plenty Of Nuts

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.


Voting Blockbusters: One Man's Battle With His Own Mind

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.


The Bending Of Time And The Elasticity Of 'X-Men'

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.


Thanks To H.R. Giger, For All The Sleepless Nights

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.


The Fist, The Shield And The Gun

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.


Who Killed The New 'RoboCop'?

Friday, February 21, 2014

Chris Klimek looks at what made the RoboCop remake such a disappointment, from its inability to be at all satirical to its need to overexplain absolutely everything.


The Starfleet Divide: The 'Star Trek' Universe Revisits One Of Its Great Debates

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

J.J. Abrams isn't the first guy to bait Star Trek fans by messing with the brand.