Action Breakdown #8: Cop Buddies

We know them. We love them and tolerate them at the same time. The yin to the yang. The peanut butter to the jelly. The Powell to his McClane. The action buddy. The duo who will stop at nothing to stop the bad guy from getting ...
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Action Breakdown #14: Action Movie Kids

It seems like action movies need a few things in order to be made. A badass action lead, an evil villain, lots of explosions, and a kid. One of these things is not like the other, doesn’t it? Well, like them or hate them,...
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Action Breakdown #9: The One-Liner

We all say them at work or around friends. We even say it to ourselves when the time asks for them. One of the biggest staples of an action movie and almost Shakespearean in its delivery. The one liner. Everyone gets one even v...
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Action Breakdown #13: Action Stuntmen

We all love our action heroes and the crazy stunts that they pull in their movies. Jumping off of buildings, driving cars over cliffs, flipping cars over, smashing through walls, and many more insane acts of adrenaline. As much...
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Action Breakdown #17: Action Horror

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve loved the horror genre before the action genre. My first real exposure to movies (aside from kid’s films) were horror followed by action movies. These two genres se...
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Action Breakdown #15: Action Movie Marketing

All movies have a certain style of marketing in order to get butts in the seats of the cineplex. Horror movies emphasize on scares and gore, comedies focus on the comedians and the wacky antics, and dramas focus on great acto...
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Action Breakdown #19: Quiet Moments

Hey guys! I have returned after a long hiatus to bring you another edition of the Action Breakdown because of high demand. Well, not really, but I’m still back for more detailed deconstructions of the action genre. This w...
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Action Breakdown #18: PG-13 Action Movies

You want to know how to make an action junkie mad? Mention a PG-13 action movie and watch them devolve into insanity just at the mere mention of that phrase. It’s a trigger word that should not be taken lightly. However...
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Action Breakdown #11: Police Chiefs

Everyone knows how crazy our action hero has to be in order to catch the bad guys. They need to cause an indescribable amount of damage that would give any politician a stroke and a heart attack at the same time. Of course, the...
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Action Breakdown #7: Action Movie Scores

Action movies can be a very visual experience, but it can be quite the audio experience as well. As much as action scenes can help create excitement and tension, action movies need a great score to accompany them to help build ...
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