Classic Scenes: The Expendables Harbour Explosion

This is a new section of the site where we will go over some of our favourite scenes from some of the best (and maybe worst) action movies. What better way to start than the best scene of The Expendables series? It begins with ...
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Chaney vs. Jim Henry: Hard Times (1975)

Hard Times remains one of Walter Hill’s finest hours with Charles Bronson looking lean and mean as drifter turned fighter for hire Chaney. He gets taken on by the fast talking Speed (James Coburn) and takes part in a few ...
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Classic Action Scenes – Battle In The Courthouse “Stone Cold”

Just like most popular songs in the 80’s, this is Brian Bosworth’s one hit wonder. The film is among the best actioners of the 90’s and was supposed to make Bosworth a house hold name in action films, but unfo...
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Marked for Death (1990) Mall Fight

Remember when Seagal fight scenes were awesome? This was one of my favourites as he casually takes on several members of the Jamaican posse in a mall after they “fuck with his family”. Limbs are snapped as if they a...
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Final Shootout from Open Range (2003)

Plot: Boss Spearman, Charley Waite, Mose Harrison and Button freegraze their cattle across the vast prairies of the West, sharing a friendship forged by a steadfast code of honor and living a life unencumbered by civilization. ...
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Classic Action Scene: Warehouse Shoot-Out From Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree AKA Army of One is one of my favourite Dolph Lundgren movies; mainly for this scene alone where Dolph kills about 20,000 people. It’s funny that I only ever saw the cut version of this movie when I lived in th...
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Bar Fight from Above the Law (1988)

What better way to celebrate Sensei Seagal’s 64th birthday than to pay tribute to one of his very best movies: Above the Law. Plot: A martial-arts expert and former CIA agent, Nico Toscani (Steven Seagal) is working as a ...
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Classic Action Scene: The Gauntlet from ‘Mission of Justice’ (1992)

Mission of Justice is arguably Jeff Wincott’s best movie with some stunning action scenes; this one is the stand-out and features Wincott taking on several men at once. Before this movie, apparently Wincott had not receiv...
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Face/Off: Crashing the Plane (1997)

“FLY BITCH!” Today marks the 20th anniversary of the John Woo classic Face/Off starring Nicolas Cage and John Travolta as an FBI agent and terrorist who swap faces. To this day it remains a bonkers concept but our t...
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Classic Action Scene: Equilibrium Final Shoot Out

If ever there’s a movie that deserves a lot more love it’s this frankly classic sci-fi actioner starring Christian Bale and Taye Diggs. The concept is fabulously out there, but the execution is so expertly done that...
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