By: John M Jerva Action heavyweights Dolph Lundgren and Scott Adkins have been quietly assembling an action genre dream team as of late as the two stars have appeared in four films together with a fifth one on the way. Lundgren and Adkins have brought their high-octane A game to such pics as Expendables 2, Legendary, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning and now with the … Continue reading Review: CASTLE FALLS- Dolph Lundgren & Scott Adkins Reunite for the Action-Drama that Delivers Signature Style Action Combined with a More Human Centered Story
By: John M Jerva This has certainly been a comeback year for Marvel with 2020 being the calamity it was due to the pandemic. The studio has put the pedal to the metal this year with its newest crop of success stories like Black Widow, Shang-Chi and most recently The Eternals. There have also been the Disney Plus limited series triumphs such as Wandavision, The … Continue reading Review: The First Two Episodes of Marvel’s HAWKEYE Injects Adrenaline, Humor & Holiday Cheer into the MCU!
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
By: John M Jerva I’ve been a retail sales worker for over thirteen years now and when I saw that they were making a satire on Black Friday which featured lowly workers having the worst shopping day ever, I was immediately drawn to it. Throw in the fact that it stars Devon Sawa, Michael Jai White and the legendary Bruce Campbell and you had me … Continue reading Review: BLACK FRIDAY- Temper Expectations and You Might Enjoy the Fun Albeit Forgettable Ride of this Holiday Horror Satire
By: John M Jerva DTV in name only sequels to popular action films have always been a curious enjoyment for me. Are they attempts at capitalizing on the name of a popular film to make money? You betcha. Look, I totally understand why it happens and even though these follow ups have nothing to do with the original most of the time, I still enjoy … Continue reading Review- NEVER BACK DOWN: REVOLT is Essentially an MMA Film of Missed Opportunities
By: John M Jerva It’s weird as I feel this should be an entry in Action Rewind or Essential Action but seeing that it’s a director’s cut and a reimagining of the original 1985 film, it feels like reviewing a new film that has just come out. Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has dabbled with director’s cuts of his films before and to this day I … Continue reading Review- Stallone’s ROCKY IV: ROCKY VS. DRAGO Packs a Definite, Stronger Dramatic Punch
Into by: John M Jerva Video Review by: The Arty Dans Ever since I saw the insane looking trailer for Louis Fan’s (Siu-Wong Fan) violently looking adrenaline rush of a film One More Shot, I’ve been dying to see it. Fan is known to most genre fans as the martial arts talented actor who starred in the cult classic Ricky-Oh: The Story of Ricki. Through … Continue reading VIDEO REVIEW: Louis Fan is Back in the Hyper-Kinetic ONE MORE SHOT!
By: John M Jerva I’m an action fan and most importantly an 80’s action fan so with that it must be said that I was old enough when Bruce Willis oozed coolness and bravado in his movies. From the Die Hard films to The Last Boyscout, Willis was the epitome of action cinema gravitas with his every man demeanor and sly wit. Mr. Willis is … Continue reading Review: APEX Goes Way Off Target and Delivers Another Missed Opportunity for Bruce Willis
By: John M Jerva Frank Grillo is one of the most underrated actors working in cinema today. The man makes a dozen movies a year it seems and he is always watchable and engaging in anything that he does. He’s played bad guys, good guys, morally grey guys and more and it doesn’t matter what genre it is because Grillo elevates anything he’s in. Today … Continue reading Review: The New Crime Drama IDA RED is a Brutal and Gritty Hard R Sleeper Hit
By: John M Jerva This has certainly been a crowded week for action fans as a deluge of choices have arrived this week to satisfy hardcore cravings. We’ve had One Shot with Scott Adkins, Dangerous with Scott Eastwood, Jesse V Johnson’s Hell Hath No Fury and now one of the most ridiculous guilty pleasures you’ll watch this year. I’ve saved the best, or I mean … Continue reading Review: ESCAPE FROM DEATH BLOCK 13 is a Ridiculous, Over the Top 80’s Style Guilty Pleasure of Immense Proportions
By: John M Jerva I don’t know how many times I can say it but I’ll say it here to officially start my review of the new WWII action-thriller Hell Hath No Fury. Former stunt professionals turned filmmakers are the best at making action movies. Having cut their teeth in one of the hardest aspects of filmmaking, stunts, these men and women know how to … Continue reading Review: Director Jesse V Johnson’s HELL HATH NO FURY is a Haunting Powder Keg of Raw Emotion & Unflinching Battle Action
By: John M Jerva Actor Scott Eastwood has one of the most famous and iconic surnames in Hollywood history. The man’s father is a living icon and legend and I applaud Scott for going into the family business and making it his mission to make a name for himself. The young man is definitely on the right track having starred in some pretty heavy films … Continue reading Review: Scott Eastwood is the Right Kind of Bad in the New Action-Thriller DANGEROUS
By: John M Jerva Update: I’ve just done something I’ve never done on my site. After watching the adrenaline laced, one take bravado of One Shot with Scott Adkins again, I changed my score of the movie to a perfect 5 out of 5. This is quite literally essential viewing for any serious action film fan and it might just be Scott’s finest hour as … Continue reading Review: ONE SHOT with Scott Adkins is a Relentless Barrage of Real Time Action and Bravado
By: John M Jerva The one good thing about doing this site is the fact that I can champion for underrated action stars who certainly need more love from fans in the genre. There’s a great deal of talent that have been quietly kicking ass for some years that just don’t get the level of recognition they deserve and it’s high time we shine the … Continue reading Review: Paul Sloan Takes Down EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM in One Brutal and Bruising Old School Action Flick
By: John M Jerva I’ve just celebrated my sixth year anniversary running Action-Flix.com and it recently came to my attention that I’ve never reviewed an animated action film here. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of animation and Anime but unfortunately I never thought about doing one…until now. I’ve rectified this dilemma with one doozy of an animated superhero film with the release of … Continue reading Review: The DC Animated Film INJUSTICE is a Bloody & Brutal Adult Superhero Fever Dream of Epic Scope
By: John M Jerva Action movies are in a league of their own. They are regarded as a religion to many and if you’re on the outside looking, then you’ll never fully understand why so many of us indulge in these violent works of escape art. Most will never win any awards at the Oscars but who cares because it’s the fans that make the … Continue reading Review: Daniel Stisen is Sheer Brute Force in the Body Count Driven, Throwback Actioner LAST MAN DOWN
By: Anthony Francis Female driven Action films. Let’s have ‘em. Keep them coming. The good news? Over the last decade or so, mainstream Hollywood has allowed the modern Action picture to warm to the idea of tough-as-nails female-led protagonists. The bad news? Ninety nine percent of them always revolve around a female assassin. Hollywood seems to think that the only way a woman can truly be … Continue reading Review: RANGE RUNNERS is a Tight & Rugged Little Thriller that Entertains
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!
By: John M Jerva It’s funny how Hollywood takes present day issues and turns them into entertainment for the masses and once again, we have a dystopian actioner where the dreaded COVID virus has ravaged the world to the brink of extinction. Thank the lord art doesn’t imitate life here as even though we’ve had a lot to deal with, the people in this movie … Continue reading Review: Jonathan Rhys Meyers & John Malkovich Fight the Pandemic and Each Other in the Cold Blooded Action-Thriller THE SURVIVALIST
By: John M Jerva First I’m going to go on record as saying that even with its flaws, I still enjoyed the Netflix Marvel series Iron Fist. Sure it had its share of problems but I’m probably such a super fan that I’ll take what I can get. The second season was light years better but I feel that the show never recovered from its … Continue reading Action Short: IMMORTAL 65 is the IRON FIST that the Netflix Marvel Series Should Have Been!