The Action Fix: “Anybody Seen Ritchie?!”Happy Birthday Steven Seagal!

By: John M Jerva Say what you will about Mr. Steven Seagal and he’s definitely been marred in a few controversies throughout the years but there’s no denying that he’s been entertaining on and off screen. Sensei Seagal has certainly left his mark and impression on action cinema and today is his birthday so it’s customary here to celebrate action stars’ special days and yes, … Continue reading The Action Fix: “Anybody Seen Ritchie?!”Happy Birthday Steven Seagal!

The Action Fix: Happy Birthday to the God of Martial Arts/Action- JACKIE CHAN!

By: John M Jerva I’ve had one long day today as I’m preparing to go under the knife on Monday to repair a torn rotator cuff. It’s not bad enough that every day is a battle dealing with a neurological disorder but now I have to have surgery which will have me in a sling for six to eight weeks followed by months of physical … Continue reading The Action Fix: Happy Birthday to the God of Martial Arts/Action- JACKIE CHAN!

R.I.P. Little Dragon- Remembering Brandon Lee

I remember like it was only yesterday. I was at my martial arts school getting ready to take over a class when one of my assistant instructors came up to me and said that Brandon Lee was killed as the result of a tragic on set accident while filming The Crow. I immediately thought he was making a bad joke but he wasn’t. I returned … Continue reading R.I.P. Little Dragon- Remembering Brandon Lee

The Action-Flix Top 5 Chuck Norris Movies of All Time!

By: John M Jerva Today, Chuck Norris is 82 years young and unlike Mark Dacascos’ birthday, I got the right date this time. It’s no secret that Norris has been influential in not only my love of action films but he’s also personally responsible for my love of the martial arts as well to which I have been practicing for well over thirty years now. … Continue reading The Action-Flix Top 5 Chuck Norris Movies of All Time!

The Action Fix: Happy Birthday to the Legit Martial Arts/Action Icon Mark Dacascos!

By: John M Jerva Today is February 26th and all you serious action aficionados out there knows what that means. It’s Mark Dacascos’ birthday today! I was a day early with my festivities yesterday but I thought I’d get jump started on it because that’s how I roll. Plus the man deserves a birthday week celebration if you ask me. Dacascos is regarded as a … Continue reading The Action Fix: Happy Birthday to the Legit Martial Arts/Action Icon Mark Dacascos!

The Action Fix: Happy Birthday Iko Uwais- Ranking His Top 5 Beatdowns!

By: John M Jerva Today is Iko Uwais’ birthday and as I’m patiently awaiting the arrival of the Wu Assassins film Fistful of Vengeance which hits Netflix next week, I thought I’d celebrate this special day with counting down the five best scenes of fisticuffs from the human tornado. Plus I haven’t given him any love recently so it’s due. I usually hate to do … Continue reading The Action Fix: Happy Birthday Iko Uwais- Ranking His Top 5 Beatdowns!

The Action Fix: Merry Christmas! It’s Dolph Lundgren Vs Matthias Hues from I COME IN PEACE (DARK ANGEL)!

By: John M Jerva It’s Christmas Day and my family is finally done shredding open their tons of presents and even though I’ve taken a few days off for the holidays, I figured I’d send some holiday cheer to everyone in the form of a special Action Fix. When we all think of Christmas action movies, Die Hard and Lethal Weapon always take the lead. … Continue reading The Action Fix: Merry Christmas! It’s Dolph Lundgren Vs Matthias Hues from I COME IN PEACE (DARK ANGEL)!

The Action Fix: Happy Birthday Michael Jai White!

By: John M Jerva As action stars go, Michael Jai White is legit. He’s got multiple black belts in various styles and when he throws a kick or punch it both, the next zip code feels it. White has starred in many action hits but has also dabbled in other genres as well so he’s definitely an acting threat in the industry and will be … Continue reading The Action Fix: Happy Birthday Michael Jai White!

The Action Fix: Happy Birthday to Kenpo Pioneer and Action Star Jeff Speakman!

By: John M Jerva Kenpo master and pioneer Jeff Speakman has been one of the most influential figures in both the martial arts and action cinema. Speakman burst onto the scene back in the 90’s with the hyper-kinetic martial arts actioner The Perfect Weapon. The film was the first of its kind to showcase the lethally beautiful art of Kenpo and it put Speakman on … Continue reading The Action Fix: Happy Birthday to Kenpo Pioneer and Action Star Jeff Speakman!

The Action Fix: Celebrate Batman Day with Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight Going Savage in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE!

By: John M Jerva Today is officially Batman Day and with it, we celebrate all things that make the Dark Knight so great. It’s true that there have been many versions of the Caped Crusader throughout the years and I’m sure you all have your favorites but for me it will always be Batfleck. I remember the day Ben Affleck was announced as Zack Snyder’s … Continue reading The Action Fix: Celebrate Batman Day with Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight Going Savage in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE!

The Action Fix: Remembering a True Martial Arts Star- Brad Allan

By: John M Jerva Yesterday came word that the action cinema community lost one of its finest when it was reported that martial artist, star and stunt and fight coordinator Brad Allan sadly passed away. Allan was a true pioneer in the industry and was the first westerner to be accepted into Jackie Chan’s famed stunt team. Not only did Allan show the world what … Continue reading The Action Fix: Remembering a True Martial Arts Star- Brad Allan

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!

THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday to the Original Martial Law of the 90’s DTV Action Explosion…Jeff Wincott!

By: John M Jerva Happy weekend everyone! Today is May 8th and with that we have to say a very special happy birthday to the original Martial Law himself…Jeff Wincott! When you talk about 90’s DTV action pics, you certainly have to talk about Wincott as he was a staple in the genre for that decade. Wincott, a Canadian born thespian who is a legit … Continue reading THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday to the Original Martial Law of the 90’s DTV Action Explosion…Jeff Wincott!

THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday Dwayne “THE ROCK” Johnson!

By: John M Jerva I think it’s fate that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and I have the same birth year. 1972 to be exact. Unfortunately we don’t share the same day but I’ll take what I can get. Today The Brahma Bull turns 49 and if he can look like he does one year shy of 50 then there’s no excuse for me not to … Continue reading THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday Dwayne “THE ROCK” Johnson!

The Action Fix: Remembering Brandon Lee

By: John M Jerva Today is March 31st and it is the anniversary of Brandon Lee’s death while filming The Crow when an unfortunate mistake led to a fatal shooting during filming a scene. Taken from us way to early, Brandon was just starting to come into his own and remove himself from his famous father’s shadow when tragedy struck while on set. I’m not … Continue reading The Action Fix: Remembering Brandon Lee

THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday Iko Uwais!

By: John M Jerva It is now 11: 15 PM on Saturday, February 13th and before I drift off to sleep, I just wanted to take a moment to wish a very happy birthday to one of the most exciting action stars working in the genre today. His birthday was yesterday so it’s belated but better late than never. Indonesian powerhouse Iko Uwais first exploded … Continue reading THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday Iko Uwais!

THE ACTION FIX: Sylvester Stallone’s RAMBO is an Exercise in Brutal, Bloody Visuals and Dark Storytelling

By: John M Jerva On this day back in 2008, Sylvester Stallone resurrected his iconic character of John J. Rambo in the fourth film of the franchise and it was without a doubt, the most brutal and bloody entry to date. That is until Rambo: Last Blood hit a few years later. Stallone’s legendary Vietnam era killing machine turned Burma into his own personal blood … Continue reading THE ACTION FIX: Sylvester Stallone’s RAMBO is an Exercise in Brutal, Bloody Visuals and Dark Storytelling

THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday Michael Jai White!

By: John M Jerva Another day and another birthday as today we celebrate the birthday of martial arts and action star Michael Jai White who turns 53 years young today. White has been a staple in the action genre as well as others with films like Triple Threat, Blood and Bone, Falcon Rising and most recently Welcome to Sudden Death and is definitely one of … Continue reading THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday Michael Jai White!

THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday Jeff Speakman!

By: John M Jerva The birthdays keep rolling along this month and today Sunday, November 8th, we have a very special birthday to celebrate as Kenpo master and former screen action hero Jeff Speakman is 62 years young today. Speakman is one of the most influential people to me as like I’ve said in the past, his movie The Perfect Weapon is the one that … Continue reading THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday Jeff Speakman!