Wrath of Man (2021) Music Score Review

By: Eoin Friel Review: It’s been a while since I’ve heard a truly great action movie score and not only is Wrath of Man one of my favourite action pictures of the year but (thus far) it’s easily got the best music. We rarely get music scores with melody these days so Wrath of Man is a breath of fresh air. This is composer Chris Benstead’s … Continue reading Wrath of Man (2021) Music Score Review

Coming Soon: THE RETIREMENT PLAN with Nicolas Cage

By: Eoin Friel Deadline has announced that Nicolas Cage will star alongside Ron Perlman, Ashley Greene, Ernie Hudson, Jackie Earle Haley, Joel David Moore and Grace Byers in the action movie The Retirement Plan. Filming is about to start in The Cayman Islands and will be directed by Tim J. Brown who also wrote the script. In The Retirement Plan, when Ashley (Ashley Greene) and … Continue reading Coming Soon: THE RETIREMENT PLAN with Nicolas Cage

Action Rewind: Looking Back at Love and a Bullet and a Tribute to Xavier Kantz

By: Eoin Friel In a piece of sad news writer/director Xavier Kantz AKA Kantz passed away recently and one of his best known movies was the action comedy Love and a Bullet which he co-wrote and directed with Ben Ramsey (Blood & Bone). My friend Franklin thought it would be a nice tribute to Xavier if we did a retrospective on the movie and to … Continue reading Action Rewind: Looking Back at Love and a Bullet and a Tribute to Xavier Kantz

Coming Soon: BLOWBACK Starring Randy Couture & Cam Gigandet

By: Eoin Friel Director Tibor Takács (1987’s cult classic The Gate, and Lies & Illusions) is helming a new action picture called Blowback starring Randy Couture (as “Jack”), Cam Gigandet (as “Nick”) and Louis Mandylor (as “Detective Cooper”) written by Kevin Yarris and Robert Edward Thomas. Blowback is produced by Elias Axume (Premiere Entertainment Group), Al Bravo (Al Bravo Films) and Executive Produced by Carlos Rincon. Matthew Helderman and … Continue reading Coming Soon: BLOWBACK Starring Randy Couture & Cam Gigandet

Review: WARRIOR Season 2 is Essential Action Viewing!

By: Eoin Friel Plot: WARRIOR is a gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances. After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hop Wei, one … Continue reading Review: WARRIOR Season 2 is Essential Action Viewing!

The First Teaser for the DIE HARD Inspired OLD HABITS from Brian Trainor Hits!

By: Eoin Friel Check out the new teaser for the hugely inspired Die Hard style film Old Habits based on the Old Habits Die Hard screenplay and original novel Old Habits from Ben Trebilcook. Directed by Brian Trainor. SYNOPSIS: Retired New York City police detective Joe Brady is invited to Tokyo by global super-brand The Oshiro Corporation, wanting to commend him for bravery and his … Continue reading The First Teaser for the DIE HARD Inspired OLD HABITS from Brian Trainor Hits!

THE MANDALORIAN: Season 2 (2020) Review

By: Eoin Friel Plot: The Mandalorian has been tasked with returning his charge, a child, to its people, the Jedi. He begins searching for other Mandalorians who he believes can help him find the Jedi Review: I go into MAJOR spoilers here so if you haven’t finished season 2 of The Mandalorian yet then read no further! The first season of The Mandalorian contained some of … Continue reading THE MANDALORIAN: Season 2 (2020) Review

The Awesome Trailer for NOBODY with Bob Odenkirk Hits!

By: Eoin Friel Oh Hell yeah! Count me in for this one; keep your eyes open for Jiu Jitsu’s Alain Moussi in the trailer too. “Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life’s indignities on the chin and never pushing back. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent … Continue reading The Awesome Trailer for NOBODY with Bob Odenkirk Hits!

Action Rewind: Looking Back at 1994’s FINAL ROUND with Lorenzo Lamas!

By: Eoin Friel Plot: After a recruiter sees him winning a bar fight, Tyler Verdiccio (Lorenzo Lamas) is kidnapped and thrown into an abandoned industrial complex which has been converted into the arena. Along with his lover, Jordan, and another kidnapped man, Verdiccio is hunted by mercenaries in a televised death duel which is the main event for a multi-million-dollar gambling racket. One thing I’ve … Continue reading Action Rewind: Looking Back at 1994’s FINAL ROUND with Lorenzo Lamas!

Short Film Spotlight: OFFICER DOWN Serves Up 18 Minutes of Pure Adrenaline!

By: Eoin Friel Plot: Set amidst a divided country, with fear and civil unrest at it’s peak, OFFICER DOWN tells the story of police officer Alex Trent, who becomes trapped in a rundown building with a dangerous extremist group, hell-bent on taking violent action. Disillusioned and radicalised, the group is led by ELIJAH, a man branded as a threat to the country and the last … Continue reading Short Film Spotlight: OFFICER DOWN Serves Up 18 Minutes of Pure Adrenaline!

ACTION REWIND: Jeff Speakman Dishes Out the Kenpo Karate in 1999’s RUNNING RED!

By: Eoin Friel Plot: “Upset over his brother’s murder, Soviet special agent Gregori Wallace leaves Russia to start a new life in the United States. Now happily married to a beautiful woman and the father of a little girl, Gregori soon realizes that he can’t outrun the past.” Review: Jeff Speakman stars in this solid if somewhat forgettable actioner where he plays a former Soviet Special … Continue reading ACTION REWIND: Jeff Speakman Dishes Out the Kenpo Karate in 1999’s RUNNING RED!