By: John M Jerva In the realm of indie action cinema, there are those few filmmakers that never seem to disappoint. Even when their output isn’t necessarily their A game, they still manage to find a way to make something out of nothing and deliver a steady stream of action drenched entertainment that is character driven and offers a little something different to the masses. … Continue reading Review: WHITE ELEPHANT- Filmmaker Jesse V. Johnson Delivers Another Blood Soaked, Character Driven Crime Saga with a Satisfying Bullet Riddled Finale
By: John M Jerva With Top Gun Maverick taking the world by storm this past Memorial Day Weekend, it’s time to feel the need for speed with other films that feature intense aerial combat footage. One worthy addition is the new WWII action pic Wolf Hound which hails from director Michael B. Chait. Starring James Maslow and Trevor Donovan, the film is a veritable non-stop … Continue reading Review: The New WWII Thriller WOLF HOUND is a Non-Stop High-Octane & High-Flying Aerial Combat Actioner!
By: John M Jerva It’s been thirty six years in the making but Top Gun Maverick is finally upon us! Join me as I delve into one of the greatest cinematic experiences ever and why I think this is a serious contender for best picture! Grab your aviator glasses and bomber jacket because we’re riding into the Danger Zone with our exclusive review of Top … Continue reading The Action Fix Live Review: TOP GUN MAVERICK is a Mach 10 Induced Cinematic Religious Experience! (WARNING: SPOILERS!)
By: John M Jerva Releasing this past Tuesday from Redbox Entertainment is the new revenge thriller Vendetta which boasts a pretty solid cast including Clive Standen, Theo Rossi, Thomas Jane, Mike Tyson and Bruce Willis is one of his last movie roles. From director Jared Cohn (The Horde) comes a taut and lean B action movie that will keep you vested despite the fact that … Continue reading The Action Fix Podcast Review: The Revenge Thriller VENDETTA is a Taut and Lean Hard R Rated Actioner that Does its Job
By: John M Jerva Indie film star Chris Levine is certainly keeping busy with a multitude of projects. The actor who was last seen in the pedal to the metal action Flick The Handler as well as Shadows is dabbling into more action with a new short that features an extended sword fight sequence that respects action films of past. Titled Steel Shadows, Levine not … Continue reading STEEL SHADOWS: THE HANDLER’s Chris Levine Unleashes an All-New Sword Swinging, Old School Action Short
By: John M Jerva It’s time to lock and load and go to war as we delve into the special edition Blu-Ray release of JCVD’s Hard Target from Kino Lorber. I picked up this Holy Grail for serious fans for $1.25 at my local Dollar Tree. Released last December this is the definitive version to own as it contains the 4K restoration of the international … Continue reading BLU-RAY REVIEW: The Kino Lorber Special Edition HARD TARGET Release is Must Have Van Dammage for Any Serious Collector!
By: John M Jerva It’s time to lock and load and go to war with the newest episode of The Action Fix Podcast on Anchor and Spotify! On this installment, I delve into the latest MCU entry with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. Director Sam Raimi takes over the franchise here and with it delivers something a … Continue reading The Action Fix Podcast Review: Director Sam Raimi Delivers a Different Kind of MCU Film with DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS!
By: John M Jerva Redbox Entertainment has unveiled its brand new and brutal thriller Black Site. The film, from director Sophia Banks, stars Michelle Monaghan as CIA operative Abby Trent who must do battle with a ruthless killer named appropriately enough Hatchet (Jason Clarke) when he is delivered to the off the books site that Abby runs. Things run amok, of course, as Hatchet escapes … Continue reading Exclusive Action Fix Podcast Review: The New Thriller BLACK SITE Serves Up Solid Hard “R” Rated Action and Thrills
By: John M Jerva After a lengthy absence due to health issues, I am back with my Action Fix YouTube Show! The video show has transformed into The Action Fix Live and in this latest episode of the show, I review the 2015 prison action flick Riot which stars Matthew Reese, Former MMA/UFC champion Chuck Liddell and action icon Dolph Lundgren. Does this movie have … Continue reading The Action Fix Live: Flashback Review-2015’s RIOT is a Solid Actioner with Substantial Beatdowns!
By: John M Jerva The shadowy world of government spooks and black ops is a world that isn’t made for the faint of heart. If one doesn’t have thick skin, you will certainly not last long when the preverbal shit hits the fan. So is the case of Saban Films’ latest action-thriller titled Agent Game which just hit today in select theaters as well as … Continue reading Review: AGENT GAME- Bullets and Double Crosses Fly as Shadowy Operatives Die in the New Espionage Thriller Featuring Mel Gibson
By: John M Jerva The other day, I put out a review of the decent 2018 DTV action-thriller Acts of Violence which starred Cole Hauser and Bruce Willis in a sordid tale of ex-military professionals going head-to-head with a ruthless human trafficking ring. The movie was solid for a low budgeted affair and mostly due to the strong performances of the cast which included a … Continue reading Review: Kevin Dillon, Frank Grillo & Bruce Willis Square Off in the Serviceable and Bullet Riddled DTV HEAT Inspired Action-Thriller A DAY TO DIE
By: John M Jerva It really is a relief that the unfortunate news about action heavyweight Bruce Willis has finally seen the light of day and with it, hopefully all the hate and bashing on the one-time Hollywood A lister will finally subside. I’ll admit that before I found out that Willis was suffering from a neurological disorder, I immediately changed my way of thinking … Continue reading Flashback Review: Cole Hauser & Bruce Willis Battle Human Traffickers in the 2018 Taut Actioner ACTS OF VIOLENCE
By: John M Jerva I was finally able to see Sony’s latest edition into their planned shared Spider-Man universe, AKA Morbius, and now that I’ve finally seen the film after various delays due to COVID, I wish I’d saved the money on my gift card to see Ambulance this weekend instead. The film, based on the Marvel Comics property about a man who is transformed … Continue reading Review: There’s Blockbusters and Lacklusters- Unfortunately Sony’s Latest Comic Book Endeavor MORBIUS is the Latter
By: John M Jerva Neil McDonough returns as the hitman with a conscience in the sequel to 2021’s Red Stone. This time around, the sequel is simply called Boon which is McDonough’s character’s name and with the simpler title, we have a sequel that ups the action and tension in every way from the original. The first film was a slow paced, slow burn thriller … Continue reading Review: BOON is a Sequel that Surpasses the Original and Lays the Foundation for a Satisfying Assassin Franchise with Neil McDonough at His Killer Best
I’ve always talked about how much of a comic book fan I was growing up and even though I strayed away from them as I grew older, I still dabble from time to time. I am also a fan of all comic book movies, sans Howard the Duck, and I am a firm believer that they are just as much art as any Oscar winners … Continue reading Review: MOON KNIGHT- Oscar Isaac Delivers One of His Finest Performances in the Unsettling & Satisfying Premiere Episode of Marvel’s Latest Limited Series
By: John M Jerva I remember a few months back when I received the trailer and info for actor Neil McDonough’s upcoming action-thriller Boon as he is arguably one of my favorite actors working in the industry today. McDonough usually plays the heavy in film and TV with some of his best turns as antagonist coming in 2004’s remake Walking Tall starring The Rock as … Continue reading Review: RED STONE- Neil McDonough Sizzles as a Hitman with a Conscience in the Slow Burn Crime-Thriller
By: John M Jerva With the foreboding spoken line “I’m coming for all of them,” the new revenge thriller Bull starts off with a blood-soaked ride fueled with brutality and noirish visuals and featuring a tour de force performance from leading man Neil Maskell, this is one film that strives to deliver something a little different in this subgenre. There have been many movies in the … Continue reading Review: The New Thriller BULL is a Blood-Soaked & Visceral Tour De Force Tale of Vengeance Personified
By: John M Jerva What do warriors do when they are no longer able to use the lethal skills that they acquired throughout the years to protect the freedom and sovereignty of this country? This is the underlying question of Paramount Pictures latest military style action-thriller The Contractor which boasts an eclectic cast including Star Trek’s Chris Pine, his Hell or High Water co-star Ben … Continue reading Review: THE CONTRACTOR- The Chris Pine Led Action-Thriller is a Crackling Black Ops Adrenaline Rush Layered with a Poignant Human Story
By: John M Jerva I’ve stated many times in the past that Netflix has really been a champion for foreign action movies as well as television for genre fans looking for something off the beat and path. You don’t have to look hard to find some high-octane titles from other territories and many times these films and/or shows deliver something better than the standard Hollywood … Continue reading Review: Netflix’s BLACK CRAB Presents a Bleak, Dystopian War with Solid Production Values and No Redeeming Value
By: John M Jerva Asian action cinema has assuredly been hit or miss as of late as the one-time genre out of the East could seemingly do no wrong. Current political climate changes have severely hampered film product (yeah, I’m talking to you China) coming out of that area but it’s not to say that there aren’t some gems that are still being released to … Continue reading Review: The New Korean Action-Thriller SPIRITWALKER Cleverly Mixes Genres with a Supernatural Plot Combined with Bloody, Balletic Gun Fu Action