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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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!
By: John M Jerva The last Action Fix was a solemn one as we said goodbye to an icon with the passing of Sir Sean Connery. The man was a legend so no more needs to be said and as we say farewell, it’s time to kick things up to a nice positive level and with this edition of The Action Fix, we say happy … Continue reading THE ACTION FIX: Happy Birthday Dolph Lundgren!
By: John M Jerva A true legend and icon has passed away. Sir Sean Connery has left us at 90. Nothing more really needs to be said but I will say that The Rock will always be my favorite role of his. He will best be remembered for being Bond but this Michael Bay Action Classic is and always will be the one I watch … Continue reading THE ACTION FIX: R.I.P. Sir Sean Connery
By: John M Jerva Today, action and martial arts icon Jean-Claude Van Damne turns the big 6-0 and when the man who is personally responsible for rejuvenating the genre back in the 80’s is celebrating his special day, well you do a special Action Fix to commemorate the day. JCVD has had many kick ass action films and sequences throughout his career so picking one … Continue reading The Action Fix: Happy Birthday JCVD!!!
By: John M Jerva To say I was disappointed in the fact that the feature film Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins was delayed for over a year from its initial October release this year to next October so to quell my sorrows, I’ve been on a Snake-Eyes kick for a while now. This includes watching the two live action G.I. Joe films as well as … Continue reading The Action Fix: Snake-Eyes & Storm Shadow Clash Anime Style in GI JOE: RESOLUTE!
By: John M Jerva Yeah, yeah, I know I’m a little late to the party because I’ve been on vacation but what kind of action film blogger would I be if I didn’t serve up my own little celebration of one of the greatest action film ideas to ever come down the line. On August 13th, 2010, Sylvester Stallone assembled one of the greatest action … Continue reading THE ACTION FIX: Happy Anniversary to THE EXPENDABLES!
By: John M Jerva Well this is a pretty cool one-two birthday punch as yesterday we celebrated Jason statham’s birthday and today it is the legendary Donnie Yen’s day of birth as well. Yen is an icon in the martial arts and action community and just like wine, he only gets better with age. Today marks Donnie’s 57th birthday which is pretty hard to believe … Continue reading The Action Fix: Happy Birthday Donnie Yen!
By: John M Jerva Today is Sunday, July 26th and it is a very special day as 53 years ago on this very date, Jason Statham graced the world with his presence. Statham, as most of you who know me, is one of my top three action stars working in the industry today and I couldn’t let the day go by without celebrating his birthday … Continue reading The Action Fix: Happy Birthday Jason Statham!