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Apr 11, 2020.

Our critics review Sea Fever, Bloodshot, and The Way Back for your at-home weekend viewing

Our critics review Sea Fever, Bloodshot, and The Way Back for your at-home weekend viewing

Over the last couple weeks, Film Club has taken a few creative detours. With no new wide releases to discuss, our critics A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife have taken this opportunity to

examine the pandemic’s impact on the film industry , pilot a new A.V. Club feature , and discuss the “F” CinemaScore . Today, its back to basics with an extended discussion on three relatively new films, all of which...
Mar 19, 2020. 9 comments

Bloodshot hitting on-demand early, should that be something you think you'd like to demand

Bloodshot hitting on-demand early, should that be something you think you'd like to demand

We were decidedly lukewarm on Vin Diesel’s new comic adaptation

Bloodshot , a movie that spends a lot of energy pretending that it’s about more than just Diesel using his magical nanomachine blood to rip apart a bunch of generic mooks. On the other hand, there is that famous proverb about beggars, choosers, etc., and so, if you’re finding yourself in the need for some new capital-C Content...

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Mar 17, 2020. 11 comments

Weekend Box Office: The coronavirus and social distancing result in the worst totals in 20 years

Weekend Box Office: The coronavirus and social distancing result in the worst totals in 20 years

There’s no way around it: This is probably going to be the weirdest look at the weekend’s box office numbers in a long time. In the days since we wrote about

Pixar’s Onward easily trouncing second-place finisher The Way Back , people have actually started taking the threat of spreading the coronavirus much more seriously, leading to some major impacts on the entertainment industry —including...

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Mar 11, 2020. 20 comments

Vin Diesel’s comic-book potboiler Bloodshot is dumb fun dressed like smart sci-fi

Vin Diesel’s comic-book potboiler Bloodshot is dumb fun dressed like smart sci-fi

Does every A-list action idol eventually reach the point in their career where their vehicles start to look like career commentaries? Think of Arnold, reflecting on his own obsolescence as a perfect physical specimen. Or Will Smith, sparring with the digital phantom of his past self. In Bloodshot, a preposterous new superhero time-waster that’s like something Philip K. Dick might have dreamt...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Jan 14, 2020. 16 comments

Bloodshot looks good, actually

Bloodshot looks good, actually

Yeah, go ahead, laugh at the movie where Vin Diesel plays a “superhuman, biotech killing machine” with a heart of gold. Chuckle when he earnestly says, “Gina, I’m home” like the world’s baldest Frankenstein. Clap when his face literally gets blown off his head in the trailer.

But you will enjoy Bloodshot. We say this not having seen it. We say this only because Vin Diesel is a gift from the...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Oct 21, 2019. 15 comments

Vin Diesel gets shot in the face in the Bloodshot trailer

Vin Diesel gets shot in the face in the Bloodshot trailer

To watch the trailer for Sony’s Bloodshot is to remind one’s self that Vin Diesel was absolutely made for this shit.

It was last year that we learned

Diesel would star in the adaptation of the long-running Valiant comic, playing a dead guy who gets reanimated as an enhanced super-soldier via nanomachines, which we just assume the real Diesel already has swimming through his blood. And, yeah,...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jun 03, 2015. 22 comments

Exclusive Valiant preview: Enter the Squirtverse in Bloodshot: Reborn #5

Exclusive Valiant preview: Enter the Squirtverse in Bloodshot: Reborn #5

With a Bloodshot film currently in development with John Wick directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, Valiant has been putting a lot of effort into making Bloodshot an intriguing character in its comic-book universe. Bringing writer Jeff Lemire on board for the Bloodshot: Reborn ongoing series was an excellent decision by Valiant editorial, and Lemire has taken the character in a new...

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