By: Anthony Francis “You are committing a genocide on a people you don’t know, for somebody you don’t know anything about. Does that make you feel good?” In the “cannon” (forgive me) of Cannon Films, there are not many action entries that have a statement to make. 1988’s “Mercenary Fighters” is an exciting yet sadly forgotten action film that, inherently, has a bit to say … Continue reading Action Rewind: MERCENARY FIGHTERS with Reb Brown, Ron O’Neal & Peter Fonda is One of the Finest Cannon Films Productions from the Ever so Explosive 80’s!
By: John M Jerva A few weeks back, I helped promote the live streaming event for the premiere of the full length documentary for the Cannon Films 80’s action classic Avenging Force which stars Michael Dudikoff snd the late, great Steve James. The event lasted all weekend long and culminated in a special Q&A which included Sam Firstenberg who helmed the flick and the director … Continue reading Watch the Full Length Documentary to the 80’s Action Classic AVENGING FORCE!
By: John M Jerva Well if you’re like me and you grew up during the action boom of the 80’s then this world premiere event will be right up your alley. Legendary filmmmaker Sam Firstenberg is set to hold a live Q&A session on Sunday, January 31st following the debut of the feature length documentary The Making Of Avenging Force on January 29th! We all … Continue reading THE MAKING OF AVENGING FORCE Streaming Event Premieres on January 29th with Live Q&A Featuring Director Sam Firstenberg!
By: Anthony Francis When Action Movies Had Balls! 10 to Midnight- 1983 Written by William Roberts/ Directed by J. Lee Thompson 10 to Midnight is one of the best cop films of its decade and the best of Bronson’s later career efforts during his time at Cannon Films. It is a great cop thriller and a great serial killer film. The plot is simple as can be. … Continue reading When Action Movies Had Balls! 10 TO MIDNIGHT- 1983
By: John M Jerva Considered one of the best collaborations between 80’s action star Michael Dudikoff and director Sam Firstenberg is the 1986 “Most Dangerous Game” inspired action hit Avenging Force which reunited Dudikoff with his American Ninja co-star Steve James. The film is getting the special edition Blu-Ray treatment in the UK courtesy of 88 Films and you can check out the cover art … Continue reading AVENGING FORCE Unleashes On UK Blu-Ray in August from 88 Films!
By: John M Jerva Book Review: Stories From The Trenches: Adventures In Making High-Octane Hollywood Movies With Cannon Veteran Sam Firstenberg! Author: Marco Siedelmann Get ready for the one of the most action packed, most candid, and most explosive career-spanning interview books in cinematic history! Straight from the glory days of the the legendary Cannon Film Group comes STORIES FROM THE TRENCHES: Adventures in Making High … Continue reading Book Review: Take a Stroll Down 80’s and 90’s Action Memory Lane with the Essential STORIES FROM THE TRENCHES!
By: John M Jerva If you’re a product of 80’s and 90’s action cinema and most preferably the glory days of Cannon Films, then the must have book you need to get for your collection has arrived! From aurthor Marco Siedelmann, the book is a treasure trove of the great career of action maestro Sam Firstenberg, who is responsible for some of the greatest action … Continue reading STORIES FROM THE TRENCHES: The Must Have Book of the Glory Days of Action with Director Sam Firstenberg is Now Available!