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Platoon Leader (1988) Review

Posted  September 30, 2014  by  Eoin Friel

Plot: A young officer, just out of West Point is sent to Vietnam, where the men don’t respect him until he gets wounded and returns to be a wiser soldier and a better commander. Review: I have to admit I’m not the world’s biggest war movie fan; I like my action more escapist where I’m […]

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Scarface (1932) vs Scarface (1983)

Posted  September 30, 2014  by  Eoin Friel

I have to admit that I only saw the original 1932 version of Scarface recently and it really is a fantastic film. It’s arguably the most influential gangster film of all time and without it we wouldn’t have The Godfather, Goodfellas and pretty much any other ultra-violent gangster film since. Everyone quotes the Pacino movie […]

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Legends of Action: Hans Zimmer

Posted  September 29, 2014  by  Eoin Friel

Birth Date: 12 September 1957 An action movie is nothing without a kick ass music score and few people come close to the legend that is Hans Zimmer. He has composed music for over 150 films, including The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, The Thin Red Line (1998), […]

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Executive Command AKA Strategic Command (1997) Review

Posted  September 29, 2014  by  Eoin Friel

Plot: Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos Gruber, break into the FBI research lab. They steal large amounts of a newly created germ warfare chemical called Bromax-360, loosing two […]

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JCVD & the ‘Shadow of Death’

Posted  September 29, 2014  by  Eoin Friel

After the box office success of Hard Target, production company Alphaville, star Jean-Claude Van Damme and director John Woo briefly considered re-teaming for another action/thriller to be titled “Shadow of Death”. Sadly, due to the difficult relationship between Van Damme and Woo, the project never materialized. Hard Target was originally going to focus on Lance […]

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Justice League: War (2014) Video Review

Posted  September 28, 2014  by  stephenstein

The world’s finest heroes found the Justice League in order to stop an alien invasion of Earth.

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Platoon Leader (1988) Review

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The Verdict: 4 / 5 - Explosive!
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 
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Scarface (1932) vs Scarface (1983)

I have to admit that I only saw the original 1932 version of Scarface recently and it really is a fantastic film. It’s arguably the most influential gangster film of all time and without it we wouldn’t have The Godfather, G...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 
hans-zimmer

Legends of Action: Hans Zimmer

Birth Date: 12 September 1957 An action movie is nothing without a kick ass music score and few people come close to the legend that is Hans Zimmer. He has composed music for over 150 films, including The Lion King (1994), Crim...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 
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JCVD & the ‘Shadow of Death’

After the box office success of Hard Target, production company Alphaville, star Jean-Claude Van Damme and director John Woo briefly considered re-teaming for another action/thriller to be titled “Shadow of Death”. ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 
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Albert Pyun to Remake Lionheart with JCVD?

Lionheart AKA Wrong Bet AKA AWOL AKA Full Contact AKA End of the Line, etc just might be up for a reboot. The interesting thing is that Jean-Claude Van Damme just might be involved too. It’s one of my favourite JCVD movie...
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JCVD vs. Seagal @ TIFF from November

Well this is the greatest news in the history of awesome; as a resident of Toronto I will personally be at a few of these screenings. The TIFF Lightbox will be showing some of Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steve Seagal’s best...
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Operation Rogue (2014) Review

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The Verdict: 3.5 / 5 - High Octane!
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Kill Count: Special Forces (2003)

Special Forces is a bit of an underrated gem from Isaac Florentine with an early ass kicking role from Scott Adkins. Plenty of evil people are destroyed in this movie and there are some great action scenes too. if you havenR...
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Short Film: Rough Edges

I received an email from India this morning from Gagan; he’s a new film-maker and this short film Rough Edges is a story about love, infidelity, betrayal and hatred. Rough Edges was apparently shot in just 1 day with zero...
by Eoin Friel