Action films should be judged by genre norms

More often than not, filmgoers think of action films as popcorn flicks: mindless entertainment. And there’s good reason for that: Consider The Fast and the Furious franchise, the Transformers trilogy and a handful of comic-book movies in between. Action films in general clearly entertain and tend to perform well at the box office, but often […]

WonderCon debuts new must-see trailers

Though ComicCon may be better known, WonderCon, which wrapped Sunday in Anaheim, Calif., coaxed film studios into releasing trailers for upcoming films. For sci-fi and fantasy films, 2012 looks better than 2011. Now that we leave January and February behind – the dregs of the film year – we can look to spring and summer to […]