By: John M Jerva During the 80’s and 90’s and even beyond, Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the most unstoppable stars in action cinema. From films like Conan The Barbarian to the body count epic Commando, Arnie was a force to be reckon with and each entry was more over the top then the one before it. There is one film that sums up just … Continue reading The Action Elite Live- The War Room: Discussing the Greatness of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Sci-Fi Action Epic TOTAL RECALL
By: John M Jerva Love him or hate him (and God help me do I love a Steven Seagal flick, good or bad) there’s no denying that the Aikido master has had an influential effect on the action genre. Ever since Sensei Seagal came out of nowhere in the 1988 testosterone fueled action epic Above the Law, he’s bashed in more heads and put more … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room – Let’s Walk… ON DEADLY GROUND (1994)
By: John M Jerva After months of waiting, Marvel Studios second film in Phase IV Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings finally kicks its way into theaters and with it, we have our first full blown Marvel martial arts action epic. Newcomer Simu Liu leads the way in the title role along with veteran Hong Kong icon Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh and Awkwafina … Continue reading Action Fix Video Review: Marvel’s SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS is Flat Out, Kick Ass Fun!
By: John M Jerva Do you remember the time that Batman took on The Punisher? I sure do but unfortunately it wasn’t the dream matchup in the literal sense but Ben Affleck did throw down with Jon Bernthal on the sleeper hit The Accountant. The movie featured Affleck as high functioning math savant Christian Wolff who secretly worked for the world’s most lethal criminal organizations … Continue reading THE ACCOUNTANT: Director Gavin O’Connor Confirms a Sequel with Ben Affleck is Coming!
By: John M Jerva It seems like every other day we mention a DTV Bruce Willis project with the trailer for his upcoming thriller Survive The Game dropping just the other day. That after his other new thriller Midnight in the Switchgrass with Megan Fox debuted on Blu-Ray last month. See what I mean? Don’t forget about Cosmic Sin with Frank Grillo hitting earlier this … Continue reading APEX: RLJE Films Acquires The Bruce Willis Futuristic Actioner for a November Release
By: John M Jerva We just talked about The Expendables franchise a few weeks back on TAE Live but with the news releases yesterday that the fourth film of the series is finally ready to shoot in October and the new casting announcements, Eoin from The Action Elite and myself just had to do a special chat. From now until the cameras roll, fans will … Continue reading The Action Elite War Room Live: Let’s Chat EXPENDABLES 4 Fan Casting!
By: John M Jerva Another great episode of The Action Elite War Room Live took place last night as we delved into the glory days of DTV VHS action movies and most notably Showdown and other great martial arts action flicks starring the powerhouse Billy Blanks. Blanks, before he became the guru of Tae Bo, was one of the kings of martial arts action films … Continue reading The Action Elite War Room Live: Discussing SHOWDOWN and Other Billy Blanks Flicks
By: John M Jerva I never got to do a proper review of one of my most anticipated films of the year in Snake Eyes GI Joe Origins unfortunately due to time constraints and life in general so it was great to finally chat about the film and my passion for all things Snake and GI Joe as well as serve up my feelings on … Continue reading The Action Elite War Room Live: The Yin & Yang of SNAKE EYES- GI JOE ORIGINS
By: John M Jerva Task Force X is back in action as director James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is finally here. The movie is a balls to the wall, pedal to the metal comic boof flick but does it measure up to be Action-Flix Approved? Check out my full video review below as I dig into the latest comic book endeavor which is not short … Continue reading Video Review: THE SUICIDE SQUAD is Task Force X at its Over the Top, Balls to the Wall Best!
By: John M Jerva It was another entertaining round of the Friday War Room over at The Action Elite War Room Live as we discussed the 90’s underrated gem Hard Rain which starred Christian Slater, who spent a few years doing the action hero thing, and Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman. Eoin, myself, J-Man and Stephen also discussed other lesser known Christian Slater action gems and … Continue reading THE ACTION ELITE WAR ROOM LIVE: Discussing HARD RAIN, Other Christian Slater Action Movies and More!
By: John M Jerva I was going to do a video review of Snake Eyes finally tonight but that was put on the back burner as my partner in crime Eoin Friel from The Action Elite invited me to do a special YouTube War Room show on F9 and the Fast and Furious saga which dammit I enjoy the hell out of. I take a … Continue reading THE ACTION ELITE WAR ROOM: Revving Up with F9 and the FAST AND FURIOUS SAGA!
By: John M Jerva Last night, I had the distinct honor of being a member of the latest Action Elite Live YouTube show hosted by Eoin Friel of TAE and we got to talk about one of my favorite action franchises…John Wick starring Keanu Reeves. It was a blast and I’m looking forward to more in the future. The films which have been helmed by … Continue reading THE ACTION ELITE LIVE WAR ROOM: Examining the JOHN WICK Franchise and it’s Effects on Modern Action Cinema
By: John M Jerva Scott Adkins June has Arrived Here at ACTION-FLIX.COM!!! Happy post Memorial Day to all of the Action-Flix fanatics out there! Last week, I resurrected my tribute page to the one and only Human Highlight Reel who also goes by the name of Scott Adkins and with it in the coming weeks, I will be rolling out new exclusives that you’ll only … Continue reading THE ADKINS FIX: Scott Adkins & Donnie Yen Engage in a Match for the Ages!
By: John M Jerva This August will mark six glorious years since I started my action film website Action-Flix.com and it’s been a wild ride to say the least. I never imagined it would be where it is today but I owe it all to the wonderful people in my life that have made it the success that it is. It’s time to start the … Continue reading The Next Evolution is Here! The ACTION FIX YouTube Show is Live!
REVIEW: MORTAL KOMBAT
STARRING: Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, Hiroyuki Sanada, Sisi Stringer, Matilda Kimber, and Laura Brent
DIRECTED BY: Simon McQuoid Continue reading Review: MORTAL KOMBAT Delivers Non-Stop Fisticuffs and a Heaping Dose of Blood Soaked Fan Service!
By: John M Jerva REVIEW: NOBODY STARRING: Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd, and RZA DIRECTED BY: llya Naishuller Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, The Post, Nebraska) stars as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life’s indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A nobody. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to … Continue reading Review: Unlikely Action Star Bob Odenkirk Channels JOHN WICK to Near Perfection in this Year’s First Big High-Octane Actioner!
By: John M Jerva REVIEW: INSIGHT STARRING: Ken Zheng, Sean Patrick Flanery, Madeline Zima, John Savage, Tony Todd and Keith David Directed By: Livi Zheng and Ken Zheng Jian (Ken Zheng) is a counter terrorism agent who blends his skills as a martial artist and clairvoyant to bring the world’s most nefarious individuals to justice. This lone wolf is forced to make an unexpected detour … Continue reading Review: Ken Zheng Serves Up Some Old School Fight Action in the Seviceable B-Martial Arts Thriller INSIGHT!
By: John M Jerva Welcome to another bone jarring, fisticuffs fueled edition of Foot Fist Friday! I know what you’re all thinking and that it’s Saturday not Friday and yes I have to admit that I’m a day late with this but like I always say, better late than never and this week, I’ve picked a good one and one that not to many people … Continue reading FOOT FIST FRIDAY: It’s East vs West as Jet Li and Jerry Trimble Throwdown in 1992’s THE MASTER!
By: John M Jerva UPDATE: Just after the enormously awesome trailer hits, we also have new key art to show you which features the iconic Scorpion and Sub-Zero! Check it out below!!!! The moment a lot of us have been waiting for has finally arrived as Warner Bros and HBOMAX have finally unleashed the first trailer for the epic Mortal Kombat reboot which promises to … Continue reading It’s Time to Fight as the Official Trailer for MORTAL KOMBAT is Unleashed in all its Brutal Glory! (Update: New Poster Drops!)
By: John M Jerva A new martial arts action star is here and his name is Ken Zheng. Born and raised in Jakarta and a practitioner in the arts of Kendo, Sanchou kickboxing, Muay Thai, Silat and others, Zheng is about to light up the screen in the new action-thriller Insight which hits on March 12th courtesy of Gravitas Ventures. Check out the new trailer, … Continue reading INSIGHT: New Martial Arts Star Ken Zheng Lights Up the Screen in the Hard Hitting Trailer for the Upcoming Action-Thriller!