By: John M Jerva REVIEW: The Protégé STARRING: Maggie Q, Samual L. Jackson, Robert Patrick, Ray Fearon and Michael Keaton DIRECTED BY: Martin Campbell Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody, Anna is the world’s most skilled contract killer. However, when Moody is brutally killed, she vows revenge for the man who taught her everything she knows. As Anna becomes entangled with an enigmatic … Continue reading Review: The Protégé Delivers with a Sensational Cast and Hard R Action!
By: Anthony Francis Director Nicholas Barton’s new Western “Death Alley” begins with a dichotomy. The opening credits roll as authentic Old West photography of dead outlaws roll by like a grim slideshow. A proper opening for a film such as this one to be sure, but the Rock & Roll song played over the opening credits is a bit out of place. As a Western … Continue reading Review: In a Time of so Few Westerns, DEATH ALLEY is a Good One
By: Anthony Francis Interesting and well-crafted thrillers are hard to come by these days. Most modern films are too timid in their screenplays and are in too much of a hurry to get to the action. Gone are the days of films such as Sidney Pollack’s “Three Days of the Condor”, John Schlesinger’s “Marathon Man”, or Arthur Penn’s massively undervalued 1985 film, “Target”. Films such … Continue reading Review: Beckett is the Type of Thriller Cinema Needs More Of
By: Anthony Francis A man is being chased. The men after him catch their prey and beat the hell out of him. They are after something important. With a P.O.V. shot of a kick to the face, so begins the new Strike Back Studios production “Overrun”. Omar Zadir stars as Marcus, a former military specialist trained in the Martial Arts. He works for bad dude Ray … Continue reading Review: OVERRUN is an Exciting and Always Involving Action-Thriller!
By: John M Jerva REVIEW: Raging Fire STARRING: Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse, Qin Lan DIRECTED BY: Benny Chan Shan (Donnie Yen) is a highly respected hardline cop with a long history of success on dangerous cases. However, his past unexpectedly comes back to haunt him when a sting operation is attacked by a mysterious group of criminals led by Ngo (Nicholas Tse), his former protégé, … Continue reading Review: RAGING FIRE- Donnie Yen and the Late, Great Benny Chan Deliver an Operatic Action Spectacle!
By: John M Jerva Task Force X is back in action as director James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is finally here. The movie is a balls to the wall, pedal to the metal comic boof flick but does it measure up to be Action-Flix Approved? Check out my full video review below as I dig into the latest comic book endeavor which is not short … Continue reading Video Review: THE SUICIDE SQUAD is Task Force X at its Over the Top, Balls to the Wall Best!
By: Anthony Francis “I’m starting to learn that, sometimes, there are two truths.” An Action-Thriller based on important history that has something to say. Yes please! “Escape From Mogadishu” was the opening night film at this year’s New York Asian Film Festival and it is one hell of an entertainment: not only on an action level but on every level. This is a film rich … Continue reading Review: ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU is a Powerful and Stunning Work that will Leave Viewers Riveted!
By: Anthony Francis An updated version of Charles Dickens 1883 classic “Oliver Twist” redone as an Action-Heist film full of Parkour stunts? I cannot say with any honesty that you “had me at hello” but consider me intrigued! Dickens’ characters have been moved to the 21st century for a film that is silly and completely unnecessary, but one that does have its moments, be they … Continue reading Review: TWIST is a Head Scratcher with some Fun Action and Worth a One Time Watch
By: Anthony Francis Fans of Wuxia style action (such as myself) will be pleased with the new film “The Emperor’s Sword”. Directed by Zhang Yingli, this is a fast paced and action-packed film that delivers some good battles with skill and style while telling a great story that unfolds like an ancient tale handed down for generations to the youth by their elders. During the Qin Dynasty … Continue reading Review: THE EMPEROR’S SWORD will Please Fans of Wuxia Style Action Cinema!
By: Anthony Francis Shane Dax Taylor directed one of the most undervalued films of its decade, 2010’s soulful character piece “Bloodworth” that found Kris Kristofferson as a country singer who returns home to his hometown and the broken family he left behind. The film was a small and moving film rich in character and place and was one of the finest of its year. Proving he could … Continue reading Review: The New Thriller MASQUERADE is Populated by Solid Performances, Tight Direction and a Clever Finale!
By: Jacob Bloodee Jacob Babcock “Jolt” is the latest significant film to land on streaming, this time on Amazon. It stars A-List actor Kate Beckinsale as “Lindy”, a woman with deep anger/impulse control issues, has been studied and experimented on and is now using tech that is supposed to shock control it. This all unravels when her lover is murdered and she sets out to … Continue reading Review: Kate Beckinsale Hits with High Energy Action & Fun in JOLT!
By: John M Jerva REVIEW: Jolt STARRING: Kate Beckinsale, Jai Courtney, Stanley Tucci, Bobby Cannavale, Laverne Cox, and Susan Sarandon DIRECTED BY: Tanya Wexler THE REVIEW: It’s only fitting that today being Kate Beckinsale’s birthday, I serve up some thoughts on her newest action offering Jolt which premiered last Friday on Amazon Prime. It’s a good thing I guess that the effects of the pandemic … Continue reading Review: JOLT with Kate Beckinsale is a Gleeful Mixture of Raw Action and Dark Humor!
By: Jacob Bloodee Jacob Babcock Gunpowder Milkshake is the latest Netflix original film and stars Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Chloe Coleman, Michelle Yeoh, Carla Gugino, Angela Bassett, Paul Giamatti and Ralph Ineson. It follows Eva (Gillan) a young troubled woman and assassin who ends up deciding to protect a little girl (Coleman). While on the run she reunites with her estranged mother (Headey) as they … Continue reading Review: Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Yeoh & More Deliver a Blast in Gunpowder Milkshake!
By: Anthony Francis The most frightening words to hear regarding the trailer for any type of film are, “Based on the video game…”. Historically, video games have not been translated into successful cinema. Most of the lot are simply not good (the “Hitman” films, “Street Fighter”, the “Tomb Raider” films) with a few being completely awful (“Silent Hill, “Alone in the Dark”, and the abomination … Continue reading Review: Netflix’s DYNASTY WARRIORS is a Fun Film that Gives Genre Fans Just Enough of a Good Time!
By: John M Jerva REVIEW: Gunpowder Milkshake STARRING: Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Carla Gugino, Paul Giamatti, Michelle Yeoh, and Ralph Ineson. DIRECTED BY: Navot Papushado The film follows three generations of female assassins who, over the course of a single night, fight to stop a cycle of violence. Leading the charge is Sam (Karen Gillan), who was only 12 years old when her … Continue reading Review: GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE Shakes Off a Lackluster Start to Give Fans What They Came for with a Bloodthirsty Finale!
By: Danny Templegod Greetings valued Dan’s Movie Report and Action-Flix.com readers. Thanks to John over at Action-Flix I heard about ‘The Fatal Raid’ being released in the USA on Well-Go, yet the film was actually released a couple of years back in Asia and is actually available to buy as an import with English subtitles. Being an old guy, ha the HK Girls with Guns … Continue reading Review: THE FATAL RAID (2021)
By: John M Jerva REVIEW: The Tomorrow War STARRING: Chris Pratt, J.K. Simmons, Yvonne Strahovski, and Betty Gilpi, Sam Richardson, Theo Von, Jasmine Matthews, Keith Powers, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Edwin Hodge, Mike Mitchell, Seychelle Gabriel, Alan Trong, Chibuikem Uche, and Alexis Louder. DIRECTED BY: Chris McKay In The Tomorrow War, the world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrives from the year 2051 … Continue reading Review: THE TOMORROW WAR is Loud, Action Drenched and Fun as Hell!
By: Anthony Francis Liam Neeson has always been a gifted actor and a strong screen presence. He is an actor who can captivate an audience and bleeds that rugged and exciting yet tender persona of actors such as William Holden and Burt Lancaster. In the beginning of his career, Neeson carved out many memorable supporting roles, as filmmakers knew how to use him. In period films such … Continue reading Review: Liam Neeson’s THE ICE ROAD is an Avalanche of Cliches
By: Danny Templegod Greetings valued Dan’s Movie Report and Action-Flix.com readers, across my desk today comes the second installment of the Occupation film series titled ‘Occupation: Rainfall. The film is released in the USA on Saban Films. When director Luke Sparke had a vision for the original film he probably never could have imagined how a indie film from Australia could have such a global … Continue reading Dan’s Movie Report Review: OCCUPATION: RAINFALL (2021)
By: Anthony Francis There is nothing like a good revenge film. The sub-genre has given us many classics and gave certain actors some of their most popular films. In perhaps the best example, Charles Bronson finally became a bankable lead actor in the U.S. with the “Death Wish” series, films based on his character becoming a vigilante due to the rape and murder of his wife and … Continue reading Review: XTREME is an Unapologetic Revenge Tale with Kick Ass Action!