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...
by Omar
 

 

 

Machete Kills……Everyone in Hollywood

Robert Rodriguez had always liked to round out his casts with the most random set of people ever. It’s almost like he just picks people at random and places them in his movies. Take a gander at some of his casts: Machete:...
by Omar
 

 
 

So… What Happened To The Joker?

Well, most of us have seen The Dark Knight Rises but fear not, I will not spoil anything here just in case there’s a few stragglers that haven’t seen it yet. After the tragic death of Heath Ledger, we all wondered h...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

The Gangster Squad Editing Issue

Us action fans love our movies. We cherish them and care for them almost like a loved one in a way. The many great memories and feelings to us as fans that it’s no wonder why we cherish them so much (that’s why this...
by Omar
 

 
 

Keep it Simple, Stupid!

Why does Hollywood feel the need to try to make everything more complex than it has to be? Complexity does not automatically equal quality, nor is it a substitute for simply just being good. I was thinking about this the other...
by Nite Owl
 

 

 

You Don’t Win Friends With Salad!

Welcome to a new blog series in which I break down minor moments that stand out to me as odd in otherwise decent movies. Or just me randomly ranting about something incredibly stupid, so the usual. Anyway today’s rant is ...
by Nite Owl
 

 
 

Why is The Punisher so Hard to Adapt in Live Action?

News of this possible TV Series where Frank Castle is a Detective by day, Vigilante by night raises a question fans have been asking for a long time. In a time when comic book based movies are dominating the Box Office, and eve...
by Nite Owl
 

 

 

Action Breakdown #5: Violence

If there is one thing that we love in our action movies more than explosions is violence. Bodily harm. Gore. Gunshot wounds. Dismemberments and just overall death and destruction. Aside from horror movies, action movies tend to...
by Omar
 

 
 

Action Breakdown #6: Love Interests

You know them and you love them. The love interest. The womanly touch that every action movie has. The one to give that other kind of “action”. The lady that needs rescuing or maybe does some of the rescuing. Every ...
by Omar
 

 

 

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 ...
by Omar