BangBang Cinema: Iron Man 2

Back in 2008, Marvel’s Iron Clad Playboy Tony Stark got a chance to rock and roll on the big screen. Despite a kick-ass rock and roll trailer, there was plenty of reasons to be hesitant. A ton of comic book movies had been bad up to this point. Also, Marvel took charge of their own […]

BangBang Cinema: The Tournament

I’m a sucker for mindless action films.  You put enough bullets and bombs into a ninety-minute spectacle and I’m more than happy to waste my time watching the fireballs. I won’t rake the director over the coals for a few plot holes or some stale characters as long as they substitute ass kicking and violence […]

BangBang Cinema: The Losers

I have a very personal relationship with The Losers when it comes to TTAG. You could, without a doubt, say that if this movie didn’t exist at this time and place, I would have never come on board to write here. It was several weeks ago when I got a look at the posters for […]

BangBang Cinema: Aces ‘n Eights

Is there anything more American than a Western? The open expanse of untamed, lawless country. Self-reliant men [reluctantly] standing up for what’s right. A gun on every hip. And a story line so predictable it makes Little Red Riding Hood seem like a Harold Pinter play. The latest addition to the genre: Aces ‘N Eights. The […]

BangBang Cinema: The Hurt Locker

I see a lot of movies in a year. Hell, I probably see more movies in a month than a lot of people do in twelve. But every now and then, one that I should have caught slips past my checkpoint and executes a successful evasion. Such was the case with The Hurt Locker. You’d […]

BangBang Cinema: Bitch Slap

I couldn’t find any recently released firearms fun for my inaugural column. So I dug through some DVD releases and unearthed a quaint little art house film called Bitch Slap. The cover art—boasting a trio of armed, sweaty, dirty women—sets the tone for this politically correct cinematic investigation into feminism’s role in our violent, misogynistic […]