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Review: Crank: High Voltage

A heartless thrill ride
Chinese triads. Corey Haim. Porn actors on strike. REO Speedwagon. Yes, the creators of this nearly unwatchable sequel will use anything to achieve their twisted goal: to shock ADHD teenagers.
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  April 21, 2009

Just like old times

Two sports-crime all stars get busted again. Plus, another Bengal drops the ball.
Well, it's been a few months, so it's about time to check in on our old pal Todd Marinovich.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 15, 2009

Transporter 3

A poor man’s version of the latest James Bond outing
The new Transporter spills out in a jumble of frenetic action vignettes.
By TOM MEEK  |  November 26, 2008

Death Race

A B-movie full of crowd-pleasing bullshit
Glistening torso Jensen Ames (the ubiquitous Jason Statham), is framed for the murder of his sweet wife in this loose remake of the 1975 cult favorite Death Race 2000 .
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  August 27, 2008

Nervous energy

The unlikely rise of Does It Offend You, Yeah?
“If I actually stopped to think about what’s going on, I’d probably shit myself,” says James Rushent, singer/bassist for UK electro-rock quartet Does It Offend You, Yeah?
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  August 26, 2008

The Bank Job

Faking it
He's both smart enough to sense he’s being played by people far more powerful than he is and dumb enough not to walk away. Kind of like us moviegoers.
By MARK BAZER  |  March 05, 2008

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Silly confusion
In this chintzy exercise in mediæval conquest, taciturn martial-arts impresario Jason Statham takes on a maniacal Ray Liotta.
By TOM MEEK  |  January 16, 2008


Call the script doc
Forget whatever you know about Guy Ritchie films.
By TOM MEEK  |  December 05, 2007


The dumber the better
Despite the stilted dialogue, the porn-star-quality acting, and the incoherent stitching together of action sequences, War does stir some interest.
By TOM MEEK  |  August 29, 2007


An insult to video games
Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine, who together wrote and directed, seem to have skipped the most rudimentary classes in how to put together a film and gone straight to video games — though that may be an insult to video games. Watch the trailer for Crank  (QuickTime) 
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  September 06, 2006

New to DVD for the week of January 13, 2006

Capsule Reviews of The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
By  |  January 18, 2006

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