Underrated Gem: 3000 Miles to Graceland

If you rely on scores from Rotten Tomatoes then you’ll be missing out on practically every action or horror movie ever made. 3000 Miles to Graceland is sitting at 14% Rotten on the site which shows that critics don’t know d...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Runner Runner Flop. A Genre is in Desperate Need of Modernisation.

Gambling is a perfect subject for narrative drama.  A poker game has a cast of characters and the interplay of these characters will affect the outcome of the narrative.  The game imposes a narrative structure, with a...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

What If Collateral Was Set in the John Wick Universe?

I was watching Collateral the other day as it’s one of my favourite Tom Cruise movies and arguably my top Michael Mann movie (alongside Thief) too. Obviously I’d had a few drinks and my imagination ran away with me and I st...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Revisiting Blood Warriors (1993)

I go into a few spoilers from this movie so if you haven’t seen it then best look elsewhere. You may have noticed that I am looking back on a lot of older action movies just now but that’s mostly because this year sucks...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

RIP Michael Nyqvist

2017 is proving even worse than last year with the sad news that Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” films alongside Noomi Rapace, died on Tuesday following a ba...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

U.S. Seals II (2001): A Retrospective

Has anyone actually seen the first US Seals movie? I haven’t however, this film is a sequel in name only and is directed by Isaac Florentine. I bought this movie on VHS (yeah VHS!) a few weeks back and had been itching to che...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

The Brink New Trailer

Rising actor star Max Zhang (SPL II: A Time for Consequences, Ip Man 3) reunites with SPL II director Soi Cheang along with choreographer Nicky Li, and collaborates with Shawn Yue (Infernal Affairs, Invisible Target) in upcomin...
by Jeffrey Hu
 

 

 

Celebrating 25 Years of Batman Returns

Being the obsessive Batfan that I am I thought tonight I would pay tribute to the Tim Burton classic Batman Returns which is 25 years old today. At the time of release back in 1992 I think a lot of people didn’t quite kno...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

John Wick Spin-Off TV Series The Continental in the Works

As much as we love the first two John Wick movies and anxiously wait for Chapter 3 to come out, we should also be expecting a spin-off TV series of the stylish gun-fu franchise called The Continental sometime in the future. Yes...
by Jeffrey Hu
 

 

 

Forgotten Gem: Extreme Justice (1993)

I hadn’t watched this movie for many years but it finally answered a question I’d asked a while back. If you’re part of The Action Elite Facebook Group you’ll remember a few weeks ago I asked if anyone remembered a movi...
by Eoin Friel