Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) – Kenneth Branagh

  To round out the remake/reboots I’ve been watching this week I thought I’d take a look at the latest Jack Ryan film. Based on the characters (not¬†any of the books)¬†created by Tom Clancy, Chris Pine steps into the shoes previously filled by Ben Affleck, Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin. What starts out fairly decently,…

Casino Royale (2006) – Martin Campbell

  James Bond returns to the 101 Action Movies list with Martin Campbell’s second Bond film, the first being GoldenEye. It amazes me that he can direct a Bond film so well, arguably two of the best, while anything outside of that, his films are less than stellar. Anyway. With Casino Royale, we get the…

The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse (2012) – Justin Paul Ritter

Releasing today on DVD and Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment is this spooky, violent and enjoyable CG-animated feature based on the Dynamite Entertainment graphic novel. I came into the film unfamiliar with the original comic but intrigued by the idea, a zombie, John Romero (Michael Villar) becomes self-aware, urged back to reality even as he…