Long Kiss Goodnight Sequel We Never Saw

Shane Black is everywhere at the moment and that’s OK in my book; while promoting his new action comedy The Nice Guys everyone keeps asking him about The Predator reboot amongst other things. But one of the more interesti...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

The Arnie Movies We Never Saw

I’m currently reading Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autobiography (which is fascinating by the way) and there is a chapter where he talks about having heart surgery. This was way back in 1997 when Arnie had all sorts of i...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Why Christian Bale is Awesome

Before Terminator Salvation was about to be released some tapes came out of Christian Bale berating the DOP of the movie for ruining a take. The world suddenly turned against him and it arguably affected the movie’s box offic...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Thoughts on the 6 Minute Ant-Man Preview

Before Jurassic World last night we got a special 6 minute preview of Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster Ant-Man; to be honest there wasn’t much we haven’t seen before but I thought I’d share my thoughts on i...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Stuntmen: Real Life Action Heroes

This has been a hotly debated topic for some time so I thought I would weigh in with my thoughts on the subject. Stunt work has been around since the beginning of cinema with legends like Buster Keaton, James Lew, Vic Armstrong...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Director Antony Szeto Unleashes Action!

While the stars of action films get all the glory, accolades and shine on the red carpet, sometimes the directors and action coordinators often are in the shadows as they are either too busy working, or are low key for the reco...
by Dan Templegod
 

 
 

‘Nam in the Movies

In the 80s Vietnam Vets were the protagonists for so many action films; although the movies tended to be pure entertainment, they still managed to have heart and few of them compare to Rambo: First Blood. In the novel Rambo is ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

The Action Elite Voted Site of the Week

Well it’s hugely gratifying to know that The Action Elite has just been voted site of the week over at Rusticb.com. A huge thank you to Rustic Bodomov for his fantastic write up for this site. Check it out over at his sit...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Paul Logan: Born to be Badass

Earlier on this year we were treated to the action horror flick The Horde which had some quality R rated violence but most importantly a new badass on the block named Paul Hogan. His character John Crenshaw is essentially a new...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Head Out on the Highway: Celebs Who Love Motorcycles

You’ve heard of Jay Leno’s garages full of all things motorcycles and car. I’m also guessing he owns a separate garage full of various motorcycle accessories, too.  Need to change a brake pad? Leno’s probably got it. O...
by Eoin Friel