An Evening With Sylvester Stallone

So, last night I was in Niagara Falls with the family and we went to “An Evening with Sly Stallone”. It was in the same venue as the Al Pacino show we went to last year. Thankfully I knew the score before I got ther...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Why Do So Many Big-Budget Action Scenes Look The Same?

There seems to be a trend with the blockbusters just now for any action scene to look just like Transformers. All robots/aliens seem to have the grey gun-metal look to them. Battleship just looks like Transformers 4: “Oh ...
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The Importance of Action Movie Music

The music score is one of the most important and underappreciated elements of a film. The music in a film tends to go unnoticed by so many film-goers, which is a great shame as without it; films would lack the emotion and tensi...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Out of Breath Actors

Have you ever noticed how a select few actors always seem to sound like they’re short of breath? No matter what the role is, they always seem to sound like they’re going to pass out. Here’s the top 4 off the t...
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How the French Reinvented Action Cinema

On September 11th, 2001, America was changed forever; the way they saw themselves and made their movies would never be the same. After the horrific events of that day, America stopped making action movies and lost their confide...
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Doomed to Fail

A while back I wrote a blog called “It’s the Marketing, Stupid“, so this is kind of a follow up to that. There’ve been a bunch of movies over the past couple of years that have died at the box office and...
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Funny How?

I’m inspired to write this after my dissection of the Transformers Trilogy and a world changing question now plagues my existence: Why is comic relief never funny? Let’s look at some examples: Jar Jar Binks in the S...
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All-In

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a short film premiere in Toronto; the film in question was called All-In and starred Tyler Williams who I interviewed a few weeks ago for the site. I have to say that All-In was one of...
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A Call to Action

August 17th can’t come quickly enough for us action fans; for me, this is the big movie of the summer, even more so than Batman. But why? What is it about The Expendables 2 that makes it so exciting? That answer is pretty...
by Eoin Friel