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In The Crosshairs

Nathan Whitehead Talks Beyond Skyline

Composer Nathan Whitehead is best known for the scores for the blockbuster film franchise “The Purge.” Recently he completed scoring the feature films “Keanu,” “The Purge: Election Year,” and Beyond Skyline. Nathan chats with The Action Elite about working on Beyond Skyline. How did you first get involved with Beyond Skyline? I scored a movie […]

Forgotten Sequel: The Base 2 (2000)

I don’t know if this is necessarily forgotten but I’ll admit I had never seen The Base 2: Guilty as Charged until I picked it up on trusty VHS a few weeks ago. My expectations were minimal as Mark Dacascos wasn’t returning for this sequel but this time he is replaced by Antonio Sabàto, Jr. […]

New US Chasing the Dragon Trailer

Chasing the Dragon is one of my favourite movies of the year; it was something different from Donnie Yen and the addition of Andy Lau only made it better. What’s even cooler is that I’m quoted in the trailer which is a first and rather exciting. Plot: Donnie Yen stars as infamous real-life drug kingpin […]

Exclusive New Photos from Cops & Robbers

Michael Jai White, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Patrick Kilpatrick and Tom Berenger star in this upcoming actioner and today we have some new stills from the movie. Plot: A strung out hostage negotiator plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a cornered bank robber who is hell bent on getting out of the bank […]

Creed 2 Has a New Director

Sylvester Stallone was initially set to direct the upcoming sequel to Creed but now it appears Steven Caple, Jr. has taken the reigns. Michael B. Jordan posted on his Twitter last night as follows: Excited for Coogler to hand over the reins to Steven Caple, Jr. – our director for Creed 2! Can’t wait to […]

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The Game Changer (2017) Review

Plot: The movie is set during the gang wars of 1930’s Shanghai. An adaptation of Shanghai Bund, the TV series. Review: I’ve had this on Blu-ray for months and last night I finally sat down and watched it, but I have to admit I was quite disappointed. After an exciting first 20 minutes which starts […]



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William Zabka Interview

William Zabka will always be remembered for his role as one of the most hated bullies in cinematic history. It’s been just over 30 years since the release of the 80’s classic, THE KARATE KID and audiences still hold...
by Corey Danna
 

 
 

Official Trailer for The Asian Connection

Today we have the official trailer for Steven Seagal’s new film The Asian Connection. The plot is about two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, who unwittingly steal a drug lord’s money when they rob a series of banks i...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Classic Trailer: Big Trouble in Little China

Hard to believe this movie turns 30 this July and I’ll do a celebration of it around about that date but today I thought I would post the original trailer which remains as quotable as ever. PLOT: Kurt Russell plays hard-b...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

In Defence of Steven Seagal

In the 90’s I was all about JCVD and Sensei Seagal; they were arguably my favourite action stars and movies like Out For Justice, Hard to Kill, Above the Law and Marked for Death were practically on repeat in my trusty VH...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Charlize Theron Joins Furious 8

It’s the series which just won’t end and according to Deadline “Universal Pictures has closed Charlize Theron to star in Fast 8, which director F. Gary Gray and producer Neal Moritz move into production next m...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

We’re Getting 4 Avatar Sequels?

That’s not a typo… FOUR! I don’t even care about one sequel; sure Avatar was pretty looking and an entertaining watch but it didn’t need a sequel and it’s been so long since the original that would...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Trailer for Western ‘Traded’

Any movie with Kris Kristofferson in it is worth watching; he doesn’t even need to act in this movie, he was a born cowboy like Sam Elliott. Traded also stars Trace Adkins and Michael Paré and is directed by Timothy Wood...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Celebrating 30 Years of Cobra

Plot: Los Angeles policeman Lt. Marion “Cobra” Cobretti (Sylvester Stallone) finds himself at the center of a spate of murders carried out by a secret society called New Order: killers who select “weak”...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Iko Uwais Joins Foxtrot Six?

Last year it was announced that legendary producer Mario Kassar would be producing the first ever Southeast Asian Hollywood-style franchise, developed with Rapid Eye Pictures and East-West Synergy. Production is set to take pla...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Escape Plan to Be a Trilogy

It looks like Escape Plan is becoming an unexpected franchise with Sylvester Stallone set to return for a third entry. More Sly is always a good thing so count me in. According to Deadline “Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films CEOs a...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Close Range (2015) Review


The Verdict: 4 / 5 - Explosive!
by david j. moore
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Driven to Kill (2009) Review


The Verdict: 2 / 5 - Below Average
by Eoin Friel
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Re-Action: Clash of the Titans (1981) vs. Clash of the Titans (2010)

As long as Hollywood continues to remake/reboot action films, fans will continue to debate: “Should they have even done it?” “Did they stay true enough to the original, without blatantly ripping it off?” And maybe the m...
by Brian M
 

 
 

Is This the Plot for Die Hard 6?

We were contacted by Jacqueline Swift who said there’s a rumour going around that British screenwriter and author Ben Trebilcook who penned a couple of Die Hard 4 drafts a few years back has done a treatment for a sixth. ...
by Eoin Friel