Whatever Happened to John Woo?

I was always a huge fan of Mr. Woo’s movies, the balletic violence, the slow mo and the over use of doves and pigeons. His movies were so stylish: Hard Boiled, The Killer, Face/Off, Hard Target, Broken Arrow and M:I-2 are...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Scott Free

My day job has been too busy lately so I haven’t been able to write much, so I’m trying to make up for it tonight. I’ve talked a lot about great producers who have made some classic actioners but now I am goin...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

An Evening with Al Pacino

So as you may or may not know, Al Pacino was doing a talk in Niagara Falls last night and I was lucky enough to go along and see him. I have to say that he is one of the most entertaining people I’ve ever seen. He is extremel...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

The Death of the Action Hero

I wrote this over a year ago, before The Expendables came out but thought it was still relevant.   So I was flicking through the channels there and Dirty Harry was on. Eastwood chews the scenery in that movie; he takes no ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Outnumbered

So, today I want to bring to your attention an up and coming talent: Taj L. Cooper. He sent me a short student film showcasing some great martial arts and action scenes. It was shot on a tiny budget and is called “Outnumb...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Charity Hurts

I received an email from Andrew Thatcher in Australia, who wrote and directed a low budget martial arts flick called “Charity Hurts.”  He sent me the DVD so I could check it out, which I just did. Synopsis:  ̶...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Frank Martin is a Crap Transporter

You all know who Frank is right? The Transporter (played by Jason Statham).  So, we’re getting a TV Series apparently (someday) which I’ll check out, despite being Stathless. In his place will be Chris Vance from T...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Are Video Games the New Action Movies?

As you all know, this site is all about our love of the action genre. After seeing the amount of money “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” has made in 5 days ($750 Million) it got me thinking. Games are now surpassing ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Sam Worthington: The Next Action Hero?

I’ll probably get a load of flack for this but I don’t care, so I’m just gonna come out and say it.  I think Sam Worthington is a great action star.  Although he isn’t the best at an American accent, w...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Is Blu Ray a Step Back?

First of all, let me say that I love the picture and sound quality of (most) Blu Rays. But that’s about it; here are a number of things I hope the studios take note of and correct in the future. With DVD’s, when you...
by Eoin Friel