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Thou Shalt Honor Van Damme

With The Expendables 2 coming out this Friday, the talk has been how all of these action icons are together for the first time on screen. It also sparked the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger back to the genre we love. However, t...
by Omar
 

 

 

Concrete: Rise of the Vigilante

A month or so ago I watched a short film called “All-In“, directed by and starring fellow Torontonian Tyler Williams. Before the film started we got a few trailers for some other films. One of them was for this wick...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Anatomy of an Action Hero

The “action hero” has been around in film for decades now. Humphrey Bogart’s Samuel Spade, Charlton Heston as George Taylor and Steve McQueen’s portrayal as Bullitt were some of the earlier starts to the action hero. Th...
by Brian M
 

 

 

Symptoms of Watching The Expendables 2

Only take Expendables 2 when your need for hardcore action movies is running low. Never take EX2 if r rated violence, profanity, hardcore fighting, one liners, and seeping testosterone is not your thing. Taking The Expendables ...
by Omar
 

 
 

What’s With The Lens Flare?

Anyone notice how so many movies now have an overuse of lens-flare? The most recent films that spring to mind are J.J. Abram’s Star Trek, Battleship, Lockout and more, all have this effect and it’s really distractin...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

1 Week Today, Kids!

I can’t believe August 17th is almost upon us; the day we’ve not-so-patiently been awaiting since the 2010 original. The legends of action will be reunited and The Expendables 2 will be on the big screen. Now, I don...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

What Skyfall Means To Me

I have great memories of being a small kid and my dad watching a copy of From Russia with Love on the old VCR. His love for 007 is what inspired me to watch my first full Bond film in the summer of 1987, when I caught the quite...
by Brian M
 

 

 

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