I totally forgot how busy the last week of July was for action star birthdays. We’ve had The Stath, Donnie Yen and now we close out the month with arguably the biggest action star on the planet…Arnold Schwarzenegger. I always enjoy sharing my favorite clips from movies to help celebrate that special day and today, for Arnie’s 75th, I’ve chosen an ensemble piece as even … Continue reading The Action Fix: “Get to Da Birthday Cake!” Happy Birthday Arnold Schwarzenegger!
Well yesterday it was The Stath and today July 27th, it is officially a very happy birthday for action icon Donnie Yen. The master of all things martial arts and Gun Fu is the top tier when it comes to electrifying audiences all over the world with his trademark, signature break neck action flicks so today, as I always do, I’m sharing a special video … Continue reading The Action Fix: Best of the Best- Happy Birthday Donnie Yen!
What kind of Jason Statham super geek would I be if I didn’t post some high-octane video from one of his movies to help celebrate his birthday today? Well, I wouldn’t be much of one and seeing that The Stath is in the top three of my favorite action stars right now, it’s kind of a law that I share one of my favorite scenes … Continue reading The Action Fix: Bringing a Spoon to a Knife Fight- Happy Birthday Jason Statham!
By: John M Jerva 35 years ago today, yours truly along with countless others, experienced one of the greatest opening weekend Friday afternoon at the movies ever. It was an age when larger than life action heroes took the box office by storm and delivered some of the most unapologetic, politically incorrect and body count fueled action films ever. Living today, I miss those days … Continue reading The Action Fix: “If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It!” Happy Anniversary PREDATOR!
By: John M Jerva It just dawned on me today that i haven’t done an Action Fix post since Seagal’s birthday and today we are looking to remedy that situation as it is officially frank Grillo’s special day. We all know that Grillo is one of my favorite action stars and actor all around and he’s a man who can elevate any movie he’s in … Continue reading The Action Fix: Happy Birthday Frank Grillo!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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)!
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!