Jan-Michael Vincent: Edge of Greatness (2016) Book Review

About: With his chiseled features, effortless screen presence, otherworldly vitality, striking blue eyes, Jan-Michael Vincent seemed destined for superstardom. However, the real Jan-Michael Vincent was a reluctant sex symbol plagued by doubt and low self-confidence, a perpetual misfit doomed to alcoholism. Jan-Michael Vincent: Edge of Greatness covers Vincent’s entire life, beginning in his hometown of ..

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The Good, the Tough, and the Deadly: Action Movies and Stars (2016) Book Review

About: This massive study on action movies and stars from around the world, from the 1960s to the present, is filled with more than a thousand in-depth movie reviews that cover every action star who’s crossed over from the world of martial arts, sports, professional wrestling, and stunt work. Exploding with beautiful images, exclusive interviews, ..

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Bronson’s Loose Again! (2015) Book Review

About: This all-new companion volume to the acclaimed Bronson’s Loose!: The Making of the ‘Death Wish’ Films reveals more information on the Death Wish series and also details the complex histories behind eighteen other Charles Bronson movies. Documented herein are fascinating tales behind some of the finest Bronson films of the mid-1970s (including Hard Times and ..

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The Genesis Exiles Vol. 1 (2015) Book Review

Plot: Seized as a child, Captain Ben Torres was raised to serve the government as one of the Evolutionary Children, a clandestine team with extraordinary powers formed to fight terrorists and other extraordinary threats. Cold and methodical, he operates without sanction as an ideal soldier and powerful force against enemies of the state. When new ..

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RoboCop: The Definitive History (2015) Book Review

About: In 1987 a science fiction blockbuster arrived and a pop culture legend was born. RoboCop is the story of a hero police officer in near-future Detroit who is gunned down and reborn as justice-seeking cyborg. The groundbreaking visual effects, thrilling set pieces, and biting satire entertained audiences the world over. The film spawned two ..

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Blood Father (2006) Book Review

Plot: Lydia Carson, age 17, has managed to get herself mixed up with the wrong people: her boyfriend, an older man, is obviously not on the right side of the law. When he takes her along on a job and then insists that Lydia shoot someone (as a character-building exercise), Lydia does exactly that–but instead ..

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Life of Action (2015) Book Review

About: Martial Arts and Action cinema fans can now get the inside track on their favourite stars and movies through this fascinating selection of candid interviews with top talent such as Scott Adkins (Undisputed II & III, The Expendables 2), Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Special ID), Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, The Expendables), Tsui Hark (Once ..

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The Action Cinema Handbook (2015) Review

About: The Action Cinema Handbook is a new guide to cinema’s most exciting genre by Andy Johnson. Review: If ever there’s a book that’s essential for all action cinema fans it’s the Action Cinema Handbook, written by Andy Johnson. It’s a comprehensive and hugely entertaining look at the best of the genre and even discusses ..

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Nothing Lasts Forever (1979) Book Review

Plot: High atop a Los Angeles skyscraper, an office Christmas party turns into a deadly cage-match between a lone New York City cop and a gang of international terrorists. Every action fan knows it could only be the explosive big-screen blockbuster Die Hard. But before Bruce Willis blew away audiences as unstoppable hero John McClane, author ..

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