In The Crosshairs

Action Adventure Fantasy
 
 
 
 
 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Review

Plot: Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a […]

Versus

John Wick vs. John Wick: Chapter 2

A genuinely decent, nicely shot, R rated actioner with first rate characters is pretty rare these days but there have been a select few. I’d say the best series would have to be John Wick which not only reinvigorated Keanu Reeves’ career but also demonstrated that an action movie could have oodles of style and […]

Action Comedy
 
 
 
 
 

Baywatch (2017) Review

Plot: Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. Review: I’ll be honest and say I went into Baywatch with pretty low expectations; the trailers weren’t particularly funny and I figured it was just going to be low […]

Thriller
 
 
 
 
 

Black Butterfly (2017) Review

Plot: Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Paul offers Jack a place to stay – and soon […]

Trailers

Final Trailer for Valerian

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara […]

Trailers

All New Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

SYNOPSIS: A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert […]


 
 

 
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First Trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road

A last! We finally get a look at the new Mad Max film starring Tom Hardy… and not Mel Gibson. Despite the absence of the man himself, this still looks pretty damn incredible. Slightly disturbed that there is CGI in it, bu...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

10 of the Best: JCVD Movies

I’ve been a Jean-Claude Van Damme fan since I was 12 so this is arguably the hardest list I’ve ever had to write, but here goes: Bonus:  Maximum Risk – This was always a very underrated action movie with some...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Suicide Squad Undergoing Major Re-shoots

The guys over at Birth Movies Death are reporting that Suicide Squad is currently undergoing major re-shoots. Major to the tune of tens of millions of dollars of re-shoots. Apparently the suits at Warner Brothers are concerned ...
by Alex Paul
 

 

 

Exclusive All New Tony Jaa Interview

Last weekend martial arts star Tony Jaa was kind enough to take a break from shooting XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage and take The Action Elite out for dinner. I was joined by Amanda Da Silva and we went for a spectacular Thai...
by Eoin Friel and Amanda Da Silva
 

 
 

Revisiting Dolph Lundgren’s Punisher

The 1989 Punisher film was the first official live action incarnation of the infamous Marvel vigilante and starred Dolph Lundgren as Frank Castle; a man who would provide his own sense of justice to wrongdoers in his city. It w...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Is This the Best Trilogy Ever?

Behold our first blog from my brother Ed; play nice, kids. When Batman Begins was released in 2005, there were no big expectations.  Audiences still had the awful noise of Batman and Robin ringing in their ears.  This migrain...
by Ed
 

 
 

Trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Behold! Today we finally get the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; I wonder if it will still have the opening crawl, will the Emperor make an appearance? I don’t know but this is looking pretty cool so far. ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

London Has Fallen (2016) Review

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The Verdict: 3.5 / 5 - High Octane!
by Eoin Friel
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Which director is the best fit for Star Wars: Episode VII?

So… what in the world is a Star Wars fan to do for the next few grueling weeks, until more solid news about Episode VII is announced? Why, speculate of course! Here are some of my thoughts on possible directors, whose names h...
by Brian M
 

 
 

10 of the Best: 2012 Action Movies

So, December is here and we’ve already done the Action Elite Awards for the year. But what are the 10 best R Rated action movies of 2012? 1. Safe – Like I said before, it was a tough choice between this and Ex 2, bu...
by Eoin Friel