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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.


 
 

 

Die Hard 2 Screening at the Arclight Hollywood

Our buddy Duvien Ho from Dammaged Goods contacted us about a new event that’s taking place at The Arclight in Hollywood. Celebrate Christmas 90’s style with machine guns, one liners, naked Tai Chi and exploding ever...
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5 Things Wrong With Modern Action Movies

Someone recently asked me on our Facebook page to discuss 5 things wrong with modern action movies; it took me a while to come up with 5, but here you go. Enjoy!.           Shaky Cam: This is the bane o...
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Small Scale Action

I love my big budget actioners with cities exploding and huge set-pieces, however my favourite type of action is smaller in scale. As much as I enjoy the bigger budget fare I find the bigger the action scene, the less involving...
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Behind Enemy Lines (1997) Olive Blu Ray Review

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The Verdict: 3.5 / 5 - High Octane!
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The Flash: Season 1 (2015) Soundtrack Review

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Bottom Line: 4 / 5 - Explosive!
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Shim vs Godzilla – video

I made this for no reason – it may be the first of many other Shim-ventures!
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Who Should be in The Expendables TV Show?

With yesterday’s announcement that an Expendables TV series is in the works, we’re all wondering just who would they get to star in it and what would the show actually be like. It’s been described as “a fun action drama...
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Falling Down (1993) Review

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The Verdict: 5 / 5 - A Classic!
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Bowling Alley Clip from The Package Starring Dolph Lundgren & Steve Austin

Directed by Jesse V. Johnson and written by Derek Kolstad, The Package features Austin as Tommy Wick, a nightclub bouncer and enforcer for Seattle crime boss Big Doug (Eric Keenleyside, Dreamcatcher, Firewall). When Big Doug in...
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Trailer for Short Film “Predator: Dark Ages”

It doesn’t seem like a new Predator movies is on the horizon any time soon but thankfully there are always fans trying to create something a little different. I have to say that I kinda love the idea of a Predator going u...
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Heist Trailer

Robert De Niro and Jeffery Dean Morgan lay it all on the table in the new trailer from Lionsgate Premiere’s HEIST! (previously titled Bus 657). Directed by Scott Mann, the nail-bitting thriller starring De Niro and  Mo...
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Mana-A-Mano: Frank Dux vs. Chong Li – Bloodsport

I think we can all agree that this is one of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s very best fight scenes; we really get to see his martial arts skills and when he finally gets Chong Li to say “Matte” we all cheer. Bolo Yeu...
by Eoin Friel