By: John M Jerva Here’s some welcoming news that graced my email as I returned home from my physical therapy session. It would appear that two of my favorite action stars are set to team up for a new underground fight film from Every Last One of Them and Section eight director Christian Sesma. The new pic is aptly titled Lights Out and it will … Continue reading LIGHTS OUT: Frank Grillo & Scott Adkins Enlist for Director Christian Sesma’s Underground Fight Flick!
By: John M Jerva Is been a while since I posted some news about Frank Grillo which seems weird as the actor seems to be in every other movie being released. The drought is over as Deadline strikes again in bringing word that Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to his upcoming action/thriller Little Dixie. It is a strange name for an action movie but … Continue reading LITTLE DIXIE: Paramount Pictures Acquires the Frank Grillo Led Actioner Set for Release Later this Year
By: John M Jerva Alright, it’s time to put the women and children to bed and go looking for dinner. You’ve checked out 20 to 11 of my Best of Action 2021, now marvel at my top ten list of the best of the best for the year. From smaller, independent action films to big budget blockbusters once again, here they are so buckle up … Continue reading The Best of Action 2021 Part 2- THE TOP TEN!
By: John M Jerva Frank Grillo is one of the most underrated actors working in cinema today. The man makes a dozen movies a year it seems and he is always watchable and engaging in anything that he does. He’s played bad guys, good guys, morally grey guys and more and it doesn’t matter what genre it is because Grillo elevates anything he’s in. Today … Continue reading Review: The New Crime Drama IDA RED is a Brutal and Gritty Hard R Sleeper Hit
By: John M Jerva Frank Grillo has Copshop playing in theaters right now so it makes sense that we would have a new trailer for another film of his that will hit in November. That’s right, the hardest working man in film has another release coming and it’s a crime-thriller which sees him starring with another sensational cast including Josh Hartnett and Melissa Leo. Aptly … Continue reading IDA RED: The New Trailer Hits for the Crime-Thriller Starring Josh Hartnett, Melissa Leo & Frank Grillo
By: John M Jerva Two of my all time favorite action stars team up for one wild ride as the darkly funny and ulta-violent CopShop starring Gerard Butler, Frank Grillo and scene stealer Alexis Louder finally makes its way to theaters. A definitive throwback to the classic 70’s crime thrillers of old like Assault on Precinct 13, director Joe Carnahan does it again with style … Continue reading Review: Butler & Grillo Never Disappoint in the Visceral and Ultra-Violent COPSHOP!
By: John M Jerva Update: You know I can never get enough of Frank Grillo kicking ass in some capacity and it pleases me to update my original post down below that the man will officially be returning to The Purge franchise. Grillo made the announcement while doing press on The Playlist for Copshop which hits Friday. “Committed! We committed to doing that— ‘Purge 6’ … Continue reading THE PURGE 6: (Update) Frank Grillo Officially Confirms His Return to the Franchise!
By: John M Jerva One of Sylvester Stallone’s best films is one that a lot of people probably haven’t seen. Nighthawks starred Stallone as NY cop Deke DaSilva who, with partner Billy Dee Williams, goes after a serial killer played by a menacing Rutger Hauer. It’s a classic in its own right and one that is certainly overlooked. Well the film is set to get … Continue reading Frank Grillo Set to Star in NIGHTHAWKS Reboot TV Series from Sylvester Stallone!
By: John M Jerva When one talks about action heroes and if there are any such contenders nowadays that would make the likes of Stallone and Schwarzenegger proud, few names usually pop up. From Scott Adkins to Jason Statham, these are the names that immediately come to mind and with good reason as they always bring the heat in their many action packed offerings. Well, … Continue reading Gerard Butler Gives the 411 on COPSHOP and DEN OF THIEVES 2!
By: John M Jerva The Skyline franchise from filmmaker Liam O’Donnell has quietly become one of the best sci-fi action franchises out there and while the first film probably isn’t as popular with genre fans, the last two installments have virtually been master classes on how to do kick ass cinema on a budget. Adding in martial arts stars like Iko Uwais and Daniel Bernhardt … Continue reading SKYLINE RADIAL: Filmmaker Liam O’Donnell Teases the 4th Installment in the Sci-Fi Action Franchise!
By: John M Jerva UPDATE: Just a day after the trailer launches, we have new key art for the gleefully violent and over the top action-thriller Copshop which you can now view below! It’s been a while since we’ve had some good action output from my main man Gerard Butler and with him suing over Angel Has Fallen, it doesn’t look like we’ll get a … Continue reading COPSHOP: Frank Grillo & Gerard Butler Wage War in the New Trailer for the Upcoming Action Free for All! (Update: New Key Art Debuts!)
By: John M Jerva We have a Frank Grillo alert! The hardest working man in cinema is back once again and this time he’s looking a tad shady in Lionsgate’s latest crime thriller The Gateway. Also starring Shea Whigham and Olivia Munn and Bruce Dern in one of his last roles, a new teaser is now up. Take a peek below! Shea Whigham (American Hustle), … Continue reading THE GATEWAY: One Man Takes on a Criminal Empire in the New Gritty Thriller with Shea Whigham & Frank Grillo
By: John M Jerva Making the case, although it really doesn’t need to at this point, that Frank Grillo is indeed the hardest working star in cinema today, we have news of yet another action vehicle that teams him up with none other than Dolph Lundgren. The film is titled Operation Seawolf and it’s a WWII submarine thriller no less from director Steven Luke. Reports … Continue reading OPERATION SEAWOLF: Dolph Lundgren & Frank Grillo Unite for Director Steven Luke’s WWII Submarine Thriller
By: John M Jerva Just last week, there was a surprise mention that Gerard Butler’s comet killing thriller Greenland would be getting the sequel treatment as a follow up was announced. The film saw success due to the lack of competition during a pandemic plagued year so we will be getting more of that story soon. With that, we have news of another Butler led … Continue reading COPSHOP: The Action-Thriller Starring Gerard Butler & Frank Grillo Opens Up the Action in September!
By: John M Jerva Lionsgate Entertainment has unveiled a second trailer for the upcoming sequel HITMAN’S Wife’s Bodyguard which features stars Samuel L Jackson, Ryan Reynolds and Salma Hayek in even more action packed hijinks. If you thought the first tease was uproarious, by all means, view the new one at your leisure. Check it out below! The world’s most lethal odd couple – bodyguard … Continue reading A New Trailer for HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD Delivers a Second Round of Action and Funny!
By: John M Jerva Everyday it seems that there’s a new DTV action pic starring Bruce Willis. At one time, Willis was one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood but times have changed. Lately, it seems that Willis is starring in anything he can get his hands on and most of the time, they’re extended cameos. Well, we have another pic to talk about … Continue reading Vertical Entertainment Acquires the Frank Grillo/Bruce Willis Action/Thriller A DAY TO Die!
By: Anthony Francis HOMEFRONT (2013) Written by Sylvester Stallone/ Directed by Gary Fleder I ignored this film when it was released, as Jason Statham films were becoming a retread of the same over-the-top goofiness film after film and I was burned out. There is also the fact that I failed to catch that Sylvester Stallone wrote the screenplay. If I would have paid closer attention, … Continue reading Action Rewind: HOMEFRONT with Jason Statham is an Undervalued Gem in the Action Genre
By: John M Jerva Lionsgate has released a first look teaser for the upcoming action-comedy The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard which sees Samuel L Jackson, Ryan Reynolds and Salma Hayek all returning for more one liners mixed with gunfire and general chaos. The movie recently had its launch date moved up so check out the hijinks in the promo below! Four years after the events of … Continue reading Jackson, Reynolds & Hayek Try to Get Along in the Teaser for THE HITMAN’s WIFE’s BODYGUARD
By: Anthony Francis “Some things you can’t redo. Some things you are forced to do over and over again.” If Frank Grillo were acting in the 1980s, he would havebeen one of the biggest stars of the decade. Grillo can act, he is naturally tough, ruggedly handsome, in excellent shape, and looks completely natural in action scenes. The man has presence. This cannot be denied. Director Joe Carnahan … Continue reading Review: BOSS LEVEL with Grillo & Gibson is a True Thrill Ride and an Absolute Blast!
By: John M Jerva We are less than a month away from Hulu’s release of the long awaited Boss Level which sees Frank Grillo, the hardest working man in cinema these days, starring with Mel Gibson in a brutal and savage take of Groundhogs Day. Grillo relives the same day over and over only to get killed repeatedly by a crazy group of assassins. We … Continue reading BOSS LEVEL with Frank Grillo & Mel Gibson Gets a New Trailer and Crazy Korean Key Art!