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Kill Count: Get the Gringo

I’ve always loved this movie and it deserved better than the straight to DVD/VOD fate it received.The plot was about a youngster who helps an American career criminal (Mel Gibson) learn to survive behind the walls of a brutal Mexican prison. Gibson has never been bad in anything and Get the Gringo is no exception. […]

News

Attack Force Z Getting New Blu-ray Release

Thanks to Wes Ray for letting us know about this one; according to Blu-ray.com Umbrella Entertainment and MVD Entertainmnet Group have officially announced their upcoming 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition of director Tim Burstall’s action drama Attack Force Z (1981), starring Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood, and John Waters. The release will be available for purchase on […]

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Bushwick (2017) Review

Plot: When a military force invades their Brooklyn neighborhood, 20-year-old Lucy and war veteran Stupe must depend on each other to survive. Review: Bushwick is one of the most intense action movies I’ve seen this year with a very timely premise: what happens when America has the next Civil War? When Donald Trump got into […]

Best Of

Awesome Action Movie Opening Scenes

If an action movie doesn’t grab you from the start, then it’s failed at its job; it needs to have something spectacular happen, introduce a great villain or just have a hero kick some ass. Below are some of my favourite action movie opening scenes. Star Wars and LOTR aren’t included as they’re more Sci-Fi/Fantasy […]

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Security (2017) Review

Plot: An ex-special services veteran (Antonio Banderas), down on his luck and desperate for work, takes a job as a security guard at a run-down mall in a rough area of town. On his first night on the job, he opens the doors up to a distraught and desperate young girl who has escaped and […]

Behind the Scenes

Terminator 2 3D Interview: Villain To Hero

Terminator 2 returns to theaters this coming week and I can’t wait; apparently it has been beautifully remastered and looks fantastic. The following interviews have Jim Cameron and Arnie talking about transforming the Terminator from a villain into the good guy. Arnie saying “bullshit” is the highlight.


 
 

 

Fred Williamson Interview

One of the pioneers of blaxploitation action films, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson played professional football for the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1960) and the AFL with the Oakland Raiders (1961–1964) and th...
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Kill Count: The Expendables (2010)

It’s my favourite day of the week: Kill Count Day, so I think seeing as we had the trailer to the third Expendables film a few days ago then now is a good time to see how many bodies were dropped in the first film. In case yo...
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Wolf Warrior (2015) Review

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The Verdict: 3 / 5 - Rent It!
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Classic Action Scene: Restaurant Fight from The Protector

There are few sights more awesome than watching Tony Jaa beat up an entire restaurant full of goons, which is one of the things that makes this fight scene so jaw dropping. The fact that it is also a 4 minute long steady cam se...
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Riot (1996) Review

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The Verdict: 4 / 5 - Explosive!
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Confrontation Theme from Thief (1981)

Thief may well be my favourite Michael Mann film; James Cann is fantastic in it but as with all Mann films where would they be without some classic music? The score to Thief was provided by Tangerine Dream who were one of the m...
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New Trailer for Wonder Woman

SYNOPSIS: Wonder Woman hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princes...
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Awesome Rambo Blu-Ray Collection With Grenade Packaging

Dammit! Why didn’t I know about this until today? All four classic Rambo movies in one awesome grenade box-set. Sadly, it is only available in the UK  but I’m not sure if it’s Region Free or not. Blu Rays usu...
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Trailer #2 for Batman v Superman

There were rumours that we would get a new trailer for the upcoming superhero epic Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at Comic Con and they were right. Here is a new look at the film which hits theatres next March. Plot: Fearin...
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Stuntmen: Real Life Action Heroes

This has been a hotly debated topic for some time so I thought I would weigh in with my thoughts on the subject. Stunt work has been around since the beginning of cinema with legends like Buster Keaton, James Lew, Vic Armstrong...
by Eoin Friel