The Man from Nowhere (2010) vs. No Tears for the Dead (2014)

Korean action cinema is rapidly becoming the go-to place for adult oriented action movies. Two of my favourites from the past few years have been 2010’s The Man from Nowhere and 2014’s No Tears for the Dead. Both movies hav...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Franchise Wars: Bloodsport vs. Kickboxer Sequels

Bear in mind this is not about the Jean-Claude Van Damme movies Bloodsport and Kickboxer, but actually their sequels which vary in quality but still manage to have some entertainment value. The stars of these sequels are Daniel...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist vs. Mortal Kombat: Legacy

It’s a rare occasion that video game adaptations are actually decent movies but occasionally the odd gem pops up and I think we can all agree that two of the all-time greats are in fact web series. Street Fighter: Assassin’...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Friday Fight: The Grey vs. The Edge

Following on from my blog about survival movies the other day I thought this would be a fitting battle for this week’s Friday Fight. Two movies where a few men survive a plane crash and end up in the wilderness; they find...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Con Air: Theatrical vs. Extended Cut

Con Air has always been one of my favourite films so imagine how pleased I was when I bought the Extended Edition a few years ago. The extended cut is apparently 379 seconds longer than the theatrical cut; a lot of it is sweari...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Soldier vs. Universal Soldier

One is a highly regarded action romp amongst action fans, while the other is a “lost in the shuffle of a time when Hollywood was making its reinvention of itself”. Universal Soldier was released in 1992 at the heigh...
by Brian M
 

 
 

Friday Fight: Man of Steel vs. Iron Man 3

This week’s Friday Fight is between two of this year’s biggest blockbusters: Man of Steel and Iron Man 3. Both movies have been huge hits although it looks like Iron Man 3 will certainly win that battle. But is it t...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Days of Future Past Theatrical vs. Rogue Cut

I picked up the extended Rogue Cut of X-Men Days: Days of Future Past the other day so I thought I’d put a piece together to see if it was worth purchasing. The short answer is yes, it is very much worth picking up. Although ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

King Kong (1933) vs. King Kong (1976) vs. King Kong (2005)

He’s one of the greatest movie monsters of all time and few things can compare to him beating up other huge monsters, be it a T-Rex or Godzilla. He’s been in 3 Hollywood versions so King Kong vs. Godzilla, etc doesn...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Casino Royale (1967) vs. Casino Royale (2006)

Seeing as everything from The Crow to Commando is being lined up for the remake treatment in the coming months, it seems like a good time to have a look back over how other cinematic revamps have fared. In particular, it’s th...
by Eoin Friel