Action Rewind: Martin Kove is a Sword Wielding Action Hero Bad Ass in the Gloriously Over the Top STEELE JUSTICE

By: John M Jerva I wonder what this newer generation thinks of when they watch an action movie from the 80’s. I’m sure there are those politically correct morons out there that totally miss what the film is going for and then proceed to try to cancel it because, you know, they know what’s good for us. I feel sorry for youngsters nowadays as they … Continue reading Action Rewind: Martin Kove is a Sword Wielding Action Hero Bad Ass in the Gloriously Over the Top STEELE JUSTICE

Essential Action: Revisiting Donnie Yen’s Visceral Instant Classic RAGING FIRE, Now Available on HI-YAH!

By: John M Jerva A lot of times I get screeners for movies that I unfortunately have to watch on my phone because my laptop was old and has since bought the farm and I can’t cast them to my TV. Even on the laptop which was slightly bigger, it still doesn’t do some films justice. Some movies were just made for a large screen … Continue reading Essential Action: Revisiting Donnie Yen’s Visceral Instant Classic RAGING FIRE, Now Available on HI-YAH!

Essential Action: Revisiting the Greatness of the “Holy Grail of Action Films”TRIPLE THREAT!

By: John M Jerva Back in 2019, director Jesse V. Johnson delivered one of the best action films in a long time as the Expendables of the East arrived in Triple Threat. The movie which originally started off as The Makeshift Squad which was an original concept of martial arts star Tiger Hue Chen brought together some of the most explosive martial arts talent the … Continue reading Essential Action: Revisiting the Greatness of the “Holy Grail of Action Films”TRIPLE THREAT!

Tubi Top Pick: “Everyone Goes Home” in Cannon Films’ Flag Waving 1986 Vietnam Actioner P.O.W. THE ESCAPE with David Carradine!

By: John M Jerva I don’t know how many times I’ve said growing up in the 80’s was a fantastic time to be an action lover but, HEY!, let me say it one more time. During that marvelous decade, Cannon Films was the leader in over the top, exploitive action fare with company gurus Meneham Golan and Yoram Globus leading the charge. Watching the documentaries … Continue reading Tubi Top Pick: “Everyone Goes Home” in Cannon Films’ Flag Waving 1986 Vietnam Actioner P.O.W. THE ESCAPE with David Carradine!

Action Rewind: The Late, Great Rutger Hauer is the Epitome of Cool in 1987’s WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE

By: John M Jerva Since I’ve been down for the count and no real or legit action films have seen a new release this week, I’ve been dabbling in my classic and vintage action section of my movie collection empire here at home. Out of the blue while I was strolling through my titles of limitless action greatness, one film from the 80’s screamed out … Continue reading Action Rewind: The Late, Great Rutger Hauer is the Epitome of Cool in 1987’s WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE

Action Rewind: Don “The Dragon” Wilson Fights a Bloody Future War in Director Jesse V. Johnson’s Sci-Fi Actioner THE LAST SENTINEL

By: John M Jerva It’s time to Action Rewind once again and in this installment of my action trip down memory lane, we’re kicking it with former champion kickboxer turned DTV action star Don “ The Dragon” Wilson. With action maestro Jesse V. Johnson unleashing his newest WWII action epic Hell Hath No Fury next month, I’ve been gearing up for it by watching some … Continue reading Action Rewind: Don “The Dragon” Wilson Fights a Bloody Future War in Director Jesse V. Johnson’s Sci-Fi Actioner THE LAST SENTINEL

Action Rewind: WHITE GHOST- William Katt Turns Bad Ass Action Hero in 1988’s Bullet & Blood Splattered Kill Fest!

By: John M Jerva “What we have here gentlemen is a real clusterf@ck.” With a quote like that, it must be time to Action Rewind once again and since I’ve been down for the count with medical issues I’ve had a lot of time on my hands and thus have been dusting some massive dust of some oldies but goodies in the action genre. I’m … Continue reading Action Rewind: WHITE GHOST- William Katt Turns Bad Ass Action Hero in 1988’s Bullet & Blood Splattered Kill Fest!

Action Rewind: Gary Daniels Levels a Country in the Lost ‘80’s Action Gem FINAL REPRISAL!

By: John M Jerva It’s time to Action Rewind and wipe the dust off of another forgotten action gem and this one is really forgotten as it never had a proper release here in the states. Action star and martial arts phenom Gary Daniels was a staple in the DTV action craze of the 90’s but we all had to get our start somewhere and … Continue reading Action Rewind: Gary Daniels Levels a Country in the Lost ‘80’s Action Gem FINAL REPRISAL!

Action Rewind: Jerry Trimble Kicks it Die Hard Style in the 1994 Action Fest STRANGLEHOLD from the Late, Great Cirio H. Santiago!

By: John M Jerva It’s time to Action Rewind and this time we’re turning back the clock to 1994 which was the height of the DTV action craze. Every week, numerous action filled titles filled video store shelves featuring some of the best and most lethal action stars the time had to offer. One of the best was Jerry Trimble who was a champion kickboxer … Continue reading Action Rewind: Jerry Trimble Kicks it Die Hard Style in the 1994 Action Fest STRANGLEHOLD from the Late, Great Cirio H. Santiago!

Action Rewind: Fred Dryer Vows DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR in 1987’s Rousing Patriotic Action-Thriller!

By: John M Jerva It’s time to Action Rewind! It is no question that the 80’s were a very patriotic time in the U.S.A. and with a president like Ronald Reagan in office, it was a period in history when movies reflected the sign of the times. Sometimes that wasn’t always a good thing as many action films portrayed America as the quintessential good guys … Continue reading Action Rewind: Fred Dryer Vows DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR in 1987’s Rousing Patriotic Action-Thriller!

Action Rewind: Steve James & Reb Brown Deliver the Ultimate 90’s Actioner in STREET HUNTER!

By: John M Jerva The 80’s and subsequently the 90’s were a marvelous, and I do mean marvelous, time to be an action fan. Numerous action stars graced the screens of countless movie theater and even VHS and eventually DVD were coming into their own which opened up a whole new world for genre fans. The action just seemed more bombastic and the use of … Continue reading Action Rewind: Steve James & Reb Brown Deliver the Ultimate 90’s Actioner in STREET HUNTER!

WHEN ACTION FILMS HAD BALLS- DEATH WISH/ DEATH WISH 2

By: Anthony Francis Michael Winner’s Death Wish and it’s sequel Death Wish 2 are two films that COULD NOT be made in today’s political and social climates., the way Winner designed them.  1974’s “Death Wish” gave birth to a true anti-hero (who became a hero, cinematically speaking) Paul Kersey, a man who lost his wife and (eventually, in the sequel) daughter to rapist thugs. Kersey took to … Continue reading WHEN ACTION FILMS HAD BALLS- DEATH WISH/ DEATH WISH 2

Action Rewind: Antonio Banderas Excels In Florentine’s Best Film, ACTS OF VENGEANCE!

By: Jacob Bloodee Jacob Babcock Released in 2017 “Acts of Vengeance” starred the accomplished Antonio Banderas as “Frank Valera”, a hotshot arrogant lawyer yet distant and self centered father whose wife and daughter are murdered. The police are uncooperative so he trains his body and takes a vow of silence until he exacts his vengeance. This was directed by Isaac Florentine who is responsible for … Continue reading Action Rewind: Antonio Banderas Excels In Florentine’s Best Film, ACTS OF VENGEANCE!

THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday Kate Beckinsale!

By: John M Jerva Well I just wished a very happy birthday to my man Jason Statham and now it’s time to let the ladies represent as the one and only Ms. Kate Beckinsale shares a birthday with The Stath. Yes it’s true that Beckinsale’s filmography of action hits only includes mostly one character but when it’s Selene the death dealer then that’s good enough … Continue reading THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday Kate Beckinsale!

THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday Jason Statham!

By: John M Jerva Ah yes, today is July 26th and with that it is the birthday of one of my top 3 all time favorite action stars. Sure he’s taken a bad rep from some people who say that he plays the exact same character in all his movies but wouldn’t you if that said character oozed immense charisma and gravitas. I’m talking about … Continue reading THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday Jason Statham!

Action Rewind-Rapid Fire Review: Nic Cage Soars in the Ultimate 90’s Action Epic, CON AIR!

By: Jacob Bloodee Jacob Babcock “Con Air” released in 1997 and starred Nicolas Cage (with the greatest hairstyle in all of cinema), John Malkovich, John Cusack with a sizable supporting cast in Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Colm Meaney, Danny Trejo, M.C. Gainey, Dave Chappelle, Monica Potter and even Powers Boothe in an uncredited role. It follows paroled former army ranger Cameron Poe who is heading … Continue reading Action Rewind-Rapid Fire Review: Nic Cage Soars in the Ultimate 90’s Action Epic, CON AIR!

Action Rewind: MERCENARY FIGHTERS with Reb Brown, Ron O’Neal & Peter Fonda is One of the Finest Cannon Films Productions from the Ever so Explosive 80’s!

By: Anthony Francis “You are committing a genocide on a people you don’t know, for somebody you don’t know anything about. Does that make you feel good?” In the “cannon” (forgive me) of Cannon Films, there are not many action entries that have a statement to make. 1988’s “Mercenary Fighters” is an exciting yet sadly forgotten action film that, inherently, has a bit to say … Continue reading Action Rewind: MERCENARY FIGHTERS with Reb Brown, Ron O’Neal & Peter Fonda is One of the Finest Cannon Films Productions from the Ever so Explosive 80’s!

Action Rewind: Nicolas Cage Dazzles in the Under Appreciated Sci-Fi Actioner NEXT!

By: Jacob Bloodee Jacob Babcock Next” is a sci-fi action film released in 2007 and stars Nicolas Cage as “Cris Johnson”, a man who can see ahead by a couple minutes. He keeps a low profile as a magician and con man in Vegas. When he prevents a shooting he is noticed by the FBI and sought by agent Callie Ferris (Julianne Moore) who then … Continue reading Action Rewind: Nicolas Cage Dazzles in the Under Appreciated Sci-Fi Actioner NEXT!

Action Rewind: Liam Neeson Delivers All the Great Character Driven Action in RUN ALL NIGHT!

By: Jacob Bloodee Jacob Babcock “Run All Night” released in 2015 and is the third collaboration between Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra, having previously worked on Unknown and Non-Stop. This follows Neeson as an aging former hit man Jimmy Conlon who is worn down and at the end of his rope due to all his regret of what he’s done in his life. Over … Continue reading Action Rewind: Liam Neeson Delivers All the Great Character Driven Action in RUN ALL NIGHT!

Action Rewind: Zack Snyder’s SUCKER PUNCH is an Underrated Blast of Style and Substance!

By: Jacob Bloodee Jacob Babcock My first time watch! Sucker Punch released in 2011, it remains one of the most divided films in the filmography of Zack Snyder who I’m a big fan of. Nearly everything he’s done from the Snyder Cut to Man of Steel, Watchmen and 300, love him or hate him he’s left one of the most unique stamps in cinema in … Continue reading Action Rewind: Zack Snyder’s SUCKER PUNCH is an Underrated Blast of Style and Substance!