By: John M Jerva The Action Elite Live was in full effect this past Friday as our distinguished panel delved deep into the 1990 Van Dammage that was Death Warrant. Starring iconic action star Jean-Claude Van Damme in an action movie set within a prison and once again delivered a politically incorrect action film that only the 90’s could produce. From blistering signature Van Damme … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room- “Bring Me a Dream,” Analyzing the Van Dammage of DEATH WARRANT!
By: John M Jerva Last night, my action brother Eoin Friel over at The Action Elite invited me onto a bonus episode of TAE Live: The War Room. This episode, we delved into the recently released Michael Bay helmed action-thriller Ambulance which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. This film is one of our favorites from this year so far and we serve up … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room- Delving into AMBULANCE and BAYHEM!
By: John M Jerva Macho movies are in order as we discuss the films of filmmaker Walter Hill. The man who is best known for delivering such action classics as 48 Hrs., The Warriors, Extreme Prejudice and Streets of Fire is the subject of this latest episode of TAE-The War Room. Eoin, Charlie and myself delve deep into the ultra-violent films of one of the … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room- The Films of Walter Hill
By: John M Jerva This week on The Action Fix Live we delved into a film that is near and dear to my heart. The film that started me on my Kenpo journey. We discuss the man that inspired me to finally enter a dojo. In 1991, Kenpo master Jeff Speakman erupted from out of nowhere in a martial arts film that spoke the world … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room- Jeff Speakman is THE PERFECT WEAPON!
By: John M Jerva Live him or hate him (and you know you love him) Steven Seagal has left his mark on action cinema forever. Seagal, at one time, was the premiere action star of the 80’s and into the 90’s with his onscreen dominance and his lightning quick Aikido moves. Seagal burst onto the scene in 1988’s Above the Law which combined Seagal’s larger … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room- Discussing Steven Seagal’s Intro to Action Cinema- ABOVE THE LAW!
By: John M Jerva This week, I made my triumphant return to live YouTube as I joined this week’s conversation which is a topic that’s near and dear to my heart. That’s right, we are talking about the first R rated action movie I saw in theaters which is also known as Invasion USA starring action god Chuck Norris. Eoin of The Action Elite welcomed … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room- “It’s Time to Die!” This Week, We Take on INVASION USA with Chuck Norris!
By: John M Jerva After a few months off, Eoin over at The Action Elite has returned with his live podcast The War Room. What better film to talk about on this episode then the crazy 1997 Jean-Claude Van Damme film Double Team which paired the Muscles from Brussels up with the most unlikely of partners in former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman. What could possibly … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room Returns! Let’s Talk JCVD’s DOUBLE TEAM!
By: John M Jerva Eoin over at The Action Elite wrapped up the War Room Live for 2021 with a retrospective of the best and not so best in action cinema this year. It certainly was another interesting year for cinema in general with the pandemic still hanging it’s ugly head around but the last twelve months still has some good stuff to talk about. … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room- 2021 The Year in Action
By: John M Jerva Hey all you action aficionados out there! Happy Holidays and to celebrate Eoin Friel over at The Action Elite is back with a brand new episode of TAE: The War Room! I’m still on injured reserve but Eoin and J-Man take the reigns for a versus trip down memory lane with Golan & Globus! For serious action freaks out there, we … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room- TAE Live: Cannon Films Does RAIDERS! It’s King Solomon’s Mines vs. Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold!
By: John M Jerva This week on The War Room over at The Action Elite, Eoin along with J-Man and Stephen discuss one of the curious entries in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s filmography. The movie is Last Action Hero and upon it’s initial release back in 1993, the movie wasn’t well received and Schwarzenegger himself considered this movie the initial ending of his career. I think he … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room- Discussing the Underrated Schwarzenegger Action-Comedy LAST ACTION HERO
By: John M Jerva I’m on injured reserve for the time being but The Action Elite Live: The War Room is back and better than ever. In this episode, ringmaster Eoin Friel along with J-Man and Sean discuss the greatness of the 1993 action classic Demolition Man which starred Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes in a winner take all sci-fi action extravaganza that was the … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room: Discussing the Greatness of DEMOLITION MAN!
By: John M Jerva In the first ever versus battle on The War Room Live, Eoin and J-Man discuss the Exterminator films from the 80’s with Robert Ginty as a cross between Paul Kersey and Frank Castle in a wonderful example of exploitation cinema. Which film was the victor? Was it Exterminator or Exterminator 2. Find out in the latest episode of The War Room! … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room- EXTERMINATOR Vs. EXTERMINATOR 2
By: John M Jerva When one talks about action stars of today, one name that has to absolutely come up is Gerard Butler. From the Has Fallen franchise to less mainstream movies like Gamer and his newest Copshop, Butler is definitely carrying the torch for this generation in terms of bad ass action heroes. In this installment of The Action Elite Live: The War Room, … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room- Discussing Our Favourite Gerard Butler Action Films
By: John M Jerva During the 80’s and 90’s and even beyond, Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the most unstoppable stars in action cinema. From films like Conan The Barbarian to the body count epic Commando, Arnie was a force to be reckon with and each entry was more over the top then the one before it. There is one film that sums up just … Continue reading The Action Elite Live- The War Room: Discussing the Greatness of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Sci-Fi Action Epic TOTAL RECALL
By: John M Jerva Love him or hate him (and God help me do I love a Steven Seagal flick, good or bad) there’s no denying that the Aikido master has had an influential effect on the action genre. Ever since Sensei Seagal came out of nowhere in the 1988 testosterone fueled action epic Above the Law, he’s bashed in more heads and put more … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room – Let’s Walk… ON DEADLY GROUND (1994)
By: John M Jerva We just talked about The Expendables franchise a few weeks back on TAE Live but with the news releases yesterday that the fourth film of the series is finally ready to shoot in October and the new casting announcements, Eoin from The Action Elite and myself just had to do a special chat. From now until the cameras roll, fans will … Continue reading The Action Elite War Room Live: Let’s Chat EXPENDABLES 4 Fan Casting!
By: John M Jerva Another great episode of The Action Elite War Room Live took place last night as we delved into the glory days of DTV VHS action movies and most notably Showdown and other great martial arts action flicks starring the powerhouse Billy Blanks. Blanks, before he became the guru of Tae Bo, was one of the kings of martial arts action films … Continue reading The Action Elite War Room Live: Discussing SHOWDOWN and Other Billy Blanks Flicks
By: John M Jerva You can say it a million times and it still won’t be enough but there’s nothing like the golden days of action cinema in the 80’s where theaters and video stores were packed with the most unapologetic and deliciously violent action fests with some of the industry’s greatest stars. One such film was the rapid fire slugfest Showdown in Little Tokyo … Continue reading The Action Elite War Room Live: Celebrating 30 Years of SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO!
By: John M Jerva I never got to do a proper review of one of my most anticipated films of the year in Snake Eyes GI Joe Origins unfortunately due to time constraints and life in general so it was great to finally chat about the film and my passion for all things Snake and GI Joe as well as serve up my feelings on … Continue reading The Action Elite War Room Live: The Yin & Yang of SNAKE EYES- GI JOE ORIGINS
By: John M Jerva It was another entertaining round of the Friday War Room over at The Action Elite War Room Live as we discussed the 90’s underrated gem Hard Rain which starred Christian Slater, who spent a few years doing the action hero thing, and Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman. Eoin, myself, J-Man and Stephen also discussed other lesser known Christian Slater action gems and … Continue reading THE ACTION ELITE WAR ROOM LIVE: Discussing HARD RAIN, Other Christian Slater Action Movies and More!