“How’s the Action, Boys?” Hard to Kill

I haven’t posted a clip from a Sensei Seagal movie for a while so what better way to spend a snowy (here at least) Sunday morning than watching our ponytailed hero kill some bad guys in hilariously brutal fashion. Note wh...
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Nightclub Shoot-out from John Wick

I never grow tired of watching this movie and this scene just completes it for me; why is the sequel not out yet? In case you’ve been living under a rock and have never seen this movie Keanu Reeves plays John Wick, a ret...
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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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The Punisher Arrives: Punisher: War Zone

I remember watching this movie in the theatre back in 2008 and I’ll stick my hand up and say I’ve always really enjoyed it; it has a huge bodycount and this scene alone has our boy Frank shooting, decapitating and i...
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Classic Action Scene: The Matrix Lobby Shoot Out

This still stands up today as one of the greatest shoot outs of all time. It’s funny, I remember the first time I watched The Matrix I thought it was just OK, but when I watched it again I liked it more and now I consider...
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Epic Shootout from No Tears for the Dead

Although I prefer The Man from Nowhere No Tears for the Dead still has some spectacular action scenes and this is one of best I’ve seen recently. The plot tells the tale of a veteran assassin (Jang Dong-gun) who accidenta...
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Stairwell Fight from Firestorm (2013)

Andy Lau stars in this underrated actioner where he plays a cop who battles robbers in the streets of Hong Kong as a typhoon hits the city. The action scenes are really well done for the most part but there is the odd noticeabl...
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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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Classic Action Scene: Bar Fight from Above the Law (1988)

“You’ll never be the man!” Note to self. If Steven Seagal walks into a bar, everyone should leave immediately. This is one of his most bad ass scenes as his character Nico Toscani searches for a girl. For some...
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Bar Fight from Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear

This is one of my favourite fight scenes from the past few years and was easily the highlight of the movie Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear starring Scott Adkins. In this scene Casey (Adkins) is sitting at the bar minding his own bus...
by Eoin Friel