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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.


 
 

 

Bullets and Bright Lights: 5 Action Films Set in Las Vegas

Hop onto Google Maps and point the satellite at Las Vegas, Nevada. What do you see? The peak of a triangle made of Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Sin City itself, Las Vegas is in the middle of nowhere, the jewel in a realm of sandy ...
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Happy Birthday Arnold Schwarzenegger

Today is Legend of Action Arnie’s 70th birthday so what better way to pay tribute to the biggest action hero of all time than with the best tribute video I’ve ever seen? This was put together by YouTube User BlowXL ...
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Wolf Warrior II (2017) Review

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The Verdict: 3.5 / 5 - High Octane!
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Marko Zaror Talks Savage Dog

With the impending release of Savage Dog, as promised here is part 2 of the massive Marko Zaror interview. Please read part one for more information http://theactionelite.com/2017/01/marko-zaror-interview-part-one-exclusive/ Si...
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Atomic Blonde (2017) Review

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The Verdict: 3 / 5 - Rent It!
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Will We Get a Season 2 of Hitman?

                          “Matt Alonzo Filmmaker” (Public Domain) by inspirefilmmaker In recent times episodic video game titles have b...
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Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior 2 Hits UK Cinemas 4th August

Cine Asia and CMC Pictures presents action epic, Wolf Warrior 2. Following the incredible box office success of the original, a fresh take on the ‘Wolf Warrior’ hits UK cinemas. Wolf Warrior 2, directed by and starring ...
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Death Rides a Horse (1967) Review

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The Verdict: 5 / 5 - A Classic!
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Angel Has Fallen Found a Director?

I love the “Has Fallen” franchise; it’s old-school action and the only problem I’ve had with both movies so far was the dodgy CGI but hopefully with this third entry it will be kept to a minimum. Deadlin...
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New Trailer for Shot Caller

A new trailer has emerged for this action thriller starring Jon Bernthal, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Lake Bell!  Plot: A newly released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime...
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John Wick Universe Expands With Ballerina

It’s kind of hard for a film to sound badass when it’s called Ballerina but I’m intrigued by this one and anything that takes place in the John Wick universe immediately has my attention. THR is reporting that...
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Chain of Command (2015) Review

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The Verdict: 1 / 5 - Lame
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