By: John M Jerva This week on The War Room over at The Action Elite, Eoin along with J-Man and Stephen discuss one of the curious entries in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s filmography. The movie is Last Action Hero and upon it’s initial release back in 1993, the movie wasn’t well received and Schwarzenegger himself considered this movie the initial ending of his career. I think he … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room- Discussing the Underrated Schwarzenegger Action-Comedy LAST ACTION HERO
By: John M Jerva I’m on injured reserve for the time being but The Action Elite Live: The War Room is back and better than ever. In this episode, ringmaster Eoin Friel along with J-Man and Sean discuss the greatness of the 1993 action classic Demolition Man which starred Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes in a winner take all sci-fi action extravaganza that was the … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room: Discussing the Greatness of DEMOLITION MAN!
By: Eoin Friel Summary No Time to Die is going to be the most divisive Bond film of all time and I think many fans (like myself) will hate what they did with it. It has a few decent set-pieces but lacks the sense of fun that past entries had and I have no desire to ever watch it again. 2 Out of 5 Stars … Continue reading Review: NO TIME TO DIE has a Few Decent Set Pieces but Lacks Fun
By: John M Jerva In the first ever versus battle on The War Room Live, Eoin and J-Man discuss the Exterminator films from the 80’s with Robert Ginty as a cross between Paul Kersey and Frank Castle in a wonderful example of exploitation cinema. Which film was the victor? Was it Exterminator or Exterminator 2. Find out in the latest episode of The War Room! … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room- EXTERMINATOR Vs. EXTERMINATOR 2
By: Eoin Friel Last week my friend and filmmaker Franklin Correa suffered cardiac arrest and is currently still in hospital. We’re trying to raise funds to help him pay for his medical bills so if you can spare even 5 dollars to help him out it would be much appreciated. Just follow the GoFundMe link below. Thank you and get well soon, Franklin! https://www.gofundme.com/f/lets-help-franklin-correa About … Continue reading Let’s Help Franklin Correa Fundraiser
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 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: Eoin Friel Summary Free Guy may be The Truman Show for the Fortnite crowd but I was surprised how enjoyable it was with Ryan Reynolds his usual self but it works perfectly for this movie and he makes Guy an immediately appealing protagonist. There is plenty of action with explosions, chases and even some fights so if you’re looking for some bright escapism from … Continue reading Review: FREE GUY (2021)
By: John M Jerva You can say it a million times and it still won’t be enough but there’s nothing like the golden days of action cinema in the 80’s where theaters and video stores were packed with the most unapologetic and deliciously violent action fests with some of the industry’s greatest stars. One such film was the rapid fire slugfest Showdown in Little Tokyo … Continue reading The Action Elite War Room Live: Celebrating 30 Years of SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO!
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 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 This week’s edition of The Action Elite War Room was a big one as we delved deep into one of the best men on a mission franchises in action cinema history, The Expendables. Formed by action icon Sylvester Stallone, each film put together some of the greatest action stars in history including Jason Statham, Jet Ali, Dolph Lundgren along with fellow … Continue reading The Action Elite War Room: Taking on One of the Greatest Men on a Mission Franchises Ever- THE EXPENDABLES!
By: John M Jerva Everyone who has a man card knows that Rambo is the greatest action hero ever and Stallone definitely has the street cred for bringing him to life in five glorious films. Rambo, the name alone, is synonymous with action so it’s only fitting that we revisit one of the greatest action franchises ever…period. Thanks to Eoin of The Action Elite for … Continue reading THE ACTION ELITE Live: The War Room- RAMBO Franchise Retrospective
By: John M Jerva I have to tell you all, after a long day at work, I really look forward to being a guest on THE ACTION WAR ROOM and therapeutically chat about anything and everything in the world of action cinema. It really does act as a stressor and it’s fun as hell. If you’ve been following, Friday nights have become a Free For … Continue reading THE ACTION ELITE LIVE: Friday Night Free for All- Talking THE TOMORROW WAR, 35 Years of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA & More!
By: John M Jerva Well this was a fun one for sure. The Friday Night Free For All over at The Action Elite War Room live on YouTube brought out the big guns as Eoin Friel, J-Man, Sean, Stephen and myself discussed the lesser known Val Verde Cinematic Universe. Created by Steven E. deSouza and starting with Commando with Schwarzenegger, there’s a bigger picture at … Continue reading THE ACTION ELITE LIVE: Friday Free for All – Discussing the Val Verde Cinematic Universe, Die Hard Franchise, Ninja Movies & More!
By: John M Jerva Raiders of the Lost Ark recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and to celebrate, I joined Eoin Friel and crew for The Action Elite Live War Room. We chatted up the legacy of Steven Spielberg’s iconic movies which starred Harrison Ford as the globe trotting archeologist and adventure. Check out the full episode down below! Eoin, J-Man, John Jerva, Stephen and Sean … Continue reading THE ACTION ELITE LIVE-The War Room: Celebrating 40 Years of Indiana Jones!
By: John M Jerva This week was massively busy and with a new schedule in place for my new job, I hunker down as I try to balance life with my passion that is action films and blogging. I was supposed to join this past Wednesday’s chat with Eoin Friel and company as JCVD’s Hard Target and Scott Adkins’ subsequent sequel were the topic but … Continue reading THE ACTION ELITE FRIDAY FREE FOR ALL: Talking All Things Action in The War Room!
By: Eoin Friel Synopsis: The world’s most lethal odd couple — bodyguard Michael Bryce and hit man Darius Kincaid — are back for another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’s even more volatile wife. Soon, all three are in over their heads when a madman’s sinister plot threatens to leave Europe in total chaos. Review: The Hitman’s … Continue reading Review: HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD (2021)
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