"Game over, man. Game over!"
HOW TO TELL . . .
Are you a
or just a FAN?
Action Movie Fans
other genres in comfort.
Action Movie FREAKS will start shifting in their seats 10
minutes into a movie where nothing has crashed or been blown up
yet . . .
Action Movie Fans can quote
a few one-liners from a few
popular action movies.
"I'll be back!"
"Make My Day!"
try to work
their favorite quotes into
conversation all the time!
"God has his tricks, but getting
[paper jams out of copiers],
that's one of mine.*"
Action Movie Fans have watched their favorite action
a handful of times.
FREAKS can recite
the entire opening scene
word-for-word from at least 2 movies they're obsessed with!
Hovitos are near, the poison is still fresh—3 days, they're
following us . . . "
"They are an army, unlike any other, crusading across the stars
toward . . . "
And if you can easily finish
this entire quote:
"I know what you're thinking,
did he fire 6 shots,
or only 5 . . . "
just admit it now,
(That quote should be required memorization if you're
to call yourself an
Action Movie FREAK!)
most movie violence.
Action Movie FREAKS
will clap when the action reaches its gross-out best! Remember
the incredible opening of Ninja Assassin . . .
What's that? You didn't see
Then you're an
Action Movie Fan.
Let's start again.
Remember the incredible opening of
Ninja Assassin, which ended when the blood splatter
becomes the title
you knew it was coming, but you clapped anyway! (Yes, true
Action Movie FREAKS
clap when the violence is really good like horror movie fans
laugh when it gets really gross) If, right about now,
you're shaking your head or laughing,
Action Movie Fan.
If you're all fired up . . .
"Welcome to the Jungle!"
CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK
"God has his tricks, but gettin'
outta places no one else can, that's one of mine."
The Wild Wild East:
The Raid 2
April 11, 2014
Been hearing for months that The Raid 2 was the
be-all, end-all Action Movie. You have to wonder if any movie
could live up to that much hype. Um, YEAH! It's
INCREDIBLE. In every way the Action is sick. So many fight scenes.
They do the close quarters fight, myriad weapons, a scene like
Transporter hallway axe fight, and the many-against-one so
well that it brought me back to the old TV Show The Wild Wild
West and Jim West (the king of kicking multiple ass).
I don't want to ruin anything, and it's gonna take me a little time
to write about it. So just go see it. There is NO WAY you will be
disappointed. You will, like me, want to see it again ASAP. You're
thinking there won't be (can't be) a better fight than the
knock-down, drag-out match in the first movie. You'd be wrong.
The BEST fight in Captain America was the
Chris Evans (and one of his 3 stunt doubles Chris Brewster, Daniel Hargrave,
and/or Sam Hargrave) vs. Georges St. Pierre.
Went to see Captain America kicking ass (and he did) but he
looked so wan the whole movie that it was sad—Bromance and Romance
gone astray. What I came away with was the impressive acrobatic
choreography and sheer athleticism of whoever was doubling Scarlett
Johansson. So I looked her up. I saw in the credits it was Amy
@amyejohnson, so I tweeted it, but turns out she had two
stunts doubles. Heidi Moneymaker is listed further down
(guess I didn't scroll enough). Thanks to
@FCSyndicate for telling me so I could give more credit
where credit is due. Check out their amazeballs stunt reels:
AMY JOHNSTON STUNT REEL
HEIDI MONEYMAKER STUNT REEL
Mainlining the EXPENDABLES 3
April 3, 2014
Can't stop watching . . .
EXPENDABLES 3 TRAILER
first ACTION MOVIE magazine
April 3, 2014
Looking at the e-magazines on
issuu.com (they have an
app for android now), I thought how great it would be to read an
Action Movie magazine, et violá! Introducing "PAYBACK
action movie magazine". I am not making a penny off it, but I
hope to publish it every month. This inaugural issue honors
GINA CARANO. Go see In the Blood to support women in Action
Movies (no pirating!)
IN THE BLOOD TRAILER
A Full-Blooded Action Movie
Mar 31, 2014
Sabotage is a full-blooded Action Movie and hits all the
Action Movie Essentials. Opening on a female torture
victim, we then jump right into the
Action with a DEA bust on a Mexican drug cartel stash house.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's character "John 'Breacher'
Wharton" is the head of a DEA Special Operations Team (SOT). They are
riding up to a house in a
Lenco BearCat SWAT vehicle (love specialized
then moves into
camaraderie and dominance, and
trash talking . . .
THE PROTECTOR 2
Action/Adventure/SciFi | May 2, 2014
Action/Adventure/SciFi | July 18, 2014
Action/Adventure | July 25, 2014
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Action/Adventure/Comedy | August 8, 2014
THE MAZE RUNNER
Action/Mystery/SciFi | Sept. 19, 2014
Need for Speed:
An All-American Rush!
Mar 16, 2014
What's more American than their love of cars?
How about a drive-in? Meet small-town mechanic and local street-racing legend "Tobey Marshall" (Aaron Paul)
who lost his girl to 'the bad guy': his high-school football and
racing rival turned professional driver. So, this movie ain't just
about racing, it's about
Revenge. Each major plot point kicks up the revenge motive
more and more, but with a twist.
The movie featured a lot of elements we loved in
Race 2000 (1975),
Grand Theft Auto
The Cannonball Run
Thelma & Louise (1991),
The Fast and The Furious series,
Getaway (2013). The movie was directed by
of Valor), and the old-school stunts are the work of
Gilbert. Need I say more?
more . . .
If it says "Luc Besson", I'm there. The best part for me was
how perfect Kevin Costner was. It's an Oscar-worthy
performance, but because it's Action, and it's understated, it will
go unnoticed. Another great surprise was that it's not just an
Action Movie, it's a great movie, period. The opening gun
fight is good. Love when the timing of the re-loads count, and a big
explosion is always a plus. His character is experienced, observant,
and smart. Kevin Costner is convincing and competent in how he
runs and how he handles a gun. Not only does he seem like an
experienced agent, he's damn good. He's a big-name actor but unlike
most actors, he's believable in the Action.
Movies where "Dead men have nothing to lose" always bring the
tension. The movie had a lot of surprises. One of the things
that made a big difference is that he's a man, not a boy. His
daughter in the movie asks her mother "Is Dad a Bad Ass?"
He is a TOTAL Bad Ass. The script is great! It's
a funny balance between parenting and CIA work. All of a sudden the
range of themes and the complexity of the movie hit me, in a wave of
emotion: the beauty of Life, the preciousness of Time, Love,
Death, New Life, Lost Love, Continuity, Reliance, Perseverance,
Drama, Family Love, Decency, Crime and Punishment, the Law, and
being Outside the Law, Kindness, Mentoring, Compassion. Charity,
Honesty, and Starting Over. It made me a bigger fan of
McG, but I was already a huge Luc
Besson fan, so it's kind of off the charts now.
If you haven't seen it, don't let it leave the
theater. It's great fun, and really so worth the ticket
Tacky. If it wasn't for the epic sea battles, it would
have been unbearably boring exposition. And where was the nobility, and the beef? For
a men-in-leather-bikinis movie, there was a serious lack of muscle.
I would watch parts of it again, but as roles for women in
Action Movies go, it's near the bottom.
Read more . . .
The most popular and profitable genre and still we are shunned!
When will they right this INJUSTICE! There should be an Oscar for
Best Stuntman, Best Stunt Choreographer, and Best 2nd Unit
Director. But, in the meantime, we know who the real cool
kids are . . .
about a rumor that a new Matrix trilogy is being prepped by
the Wachowskis. (He notes the exclusive came from Kellvin Chavez
Latino-Review.com.) There is lots of speculation in both
articles but I like Fischer's question "Could [the origin of the
Matrix story] be expanded to create . . . the Wachowskis' own
version of the late stages of the Terminator storyline?"
Regardless of whether the previous animated films have any effect on
the live-action movies (Chavez says he was told not, but Fischer
uses them as an intriguing jumping-off point), the idea of machines
versus Man is what we have been waiting to see. I would rather have
a more evil, metal-y robot look than the A.I.s but I think back to
Star Trek's version of The Matrix . . .
Movie Freaks hunger for the movie depicting the war between man and
machines that the Terminator movies talk about, which, for some
reason, nobody who makes movies has realized is missing and what we
REALLY want to see. (A
little while back fellow action movie freak on the
ActionMovieFreak.com Facebook Fan Page, Christian Glenn Webb, commented about how long they've
been making us wait for a Terminator movie about the war, and
I thought HELL YEAH, it's not just me.) So, in my mind I see this scene where
they gun us down or round us up and turn us into batteries and then
start to make this fake world they can watch and feed off of like
that matrix-y 2-part episode of Star Trek we've all also been waiting
for them to make a movie of, The Menagerie.
STAR TREK THE MENAGERIE REVEAL
Bring on the Dubstep! Loving this new The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer,
and wondering if they will have any dubstep in the movie. So many times
the music in the trailer is not there and you miss it because it
seemed so perfect.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 TRAILER
Brock Lesnar has to look up at The Undertaker. Oh, the drama. Greatest
theme music ever. Wrestlemania XXX, match #22.
Tickets on sale now.
Subscribe to WWE Network.
"Larger than live superheroes and things of that nature . . . "
LESNAR VS. UNDERTAKER
What Are the TOP 6 Rumored
WRESTLEMANIA 30 Matches? According to F4WOnline.com, the following are the
Top 6 WrestleMania 30 matches currently being planned by
- Batista vs. Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Title
- Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker
- Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena
- CM Punk vs Triple H
- Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus
- Ryback vs The Ultimate Warrior
Dead or Alive? . . .
Feb 20, 2014
The movie, like the man, was too much machine. They made him
sympathetic but not likeable and definitely not a bad ass. They
didn't set up the bad guy enough. Sure we hated him and wanted him
to die but it wasn't satifying enough when he did. He got off easy.
The biggest thing that was missing beside MOST of the man himself (WTF
with the minimal body parts?!), was the over-the-top scrumbag
criminals and out of control society we used to justify the
violence. Plus, way too much Samuel L. Jackson and news show
(and we couldn't change the channel). In the end, it was like the
best and the worst of America all at once. We didn't want to
see him fighting robots away from the streets. We wanted real world
shit. In this case, the sum of the parts was WAY less the whole. So
many great parts with so little effect. Much of it
was good except how it was all put together. They missed the mark.
Let Screen Junkies explain it to you:
ROBOCOP HONEST TRAILER
Not only is he 6' 1" and has an English accent, but Game of Thrones
heartthrob Ed Skrein
(pronounced Skrine) is also a rapper! aka
"Skrein" and has rapped with
(link to a song of theirs I like). How cool is that? Love his
attitude in this video below, and think it makes him a spot-on choice to be
Frank Martin. Somebody get him a suit that fits!
ED SKREIN RAPS FOR RUN DEM CREW
Andrew Suleiman, part of
ZeroGravity Stunt team
L.A., wrote to say he has an indie project he's shooting in Indonesia:
YOU CAN'T HEAR
ME. YOU CAN'T SEE ME. It features Capoeira, Brazilian
jujitsu, and other grappling
arts in Hong-Kong-Action
Here are the teaser trailers:
(also below) or
Please check out their videos and Like them and leave a positive
comment. Action Movie Freaks must stick together!
UCHE UCSM PROOF OF CONCEPT TEASER TRAILER
Below is their stunt rehearsal video. Looks like fun!
("Somewhere over the rainbow", there's an Action Movie that they dream
about . . . Hope it comes true.)
At least one of them is on instagram
and twitter: Andy Ganda as
Verdy bhawanta as @Galo_De_Ouro,
and Andrew Suleiman
@andrewsuleiman are on twitter.
UCHM UCSM STUNT REHEARSAL VIDEO
Had to see this movie twice. It was really moving yet
enjoyable, and it sure makes you appreciate the sacrifice they made
for us. Peter Berg is an AWESOME Action Movie Writer/Director!
Mark Wahlberg must still be pinching himself over how great
his career was in 2013, and it's still going strong.
how much I loved it . . .
LONE SURVIVOR TRAILER
(biting nails) Yeah Yeah! It looks so cool . . . and will she
operate a power loader? I know, I know it's
but they just gotta!
SEGA ALIEN: ISOLATION TRAILER
little while back a fan on Facebook Christian Glenn Webb commented about how long they've
been making us wait for a Terminator movie about the war. This
Crisys 3 trailer really makes me wish they're hurry up and
make that movie! Still waiting to visit the Underverse with
What are you waiting for?
Tell me on
Facebook (sorry I don't have comments—doesn't mean I don't
want to hear from you).
CRISYS 3 TRAILER
Happy New Year!
Action Movies for 2014:
Jan 1, 2014
Each year I start a new page, so if you're looking for more content,
please click on
or on the links on the right.
First, No Release Dates on these Action Movies (not complete/still
working on this . . .)
uBad Boys III
Action/Crime/Thriller is moving forward according to
Clevver Movies. Love Action Movies set in Miami! Both
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will be back.
uI'm wondering will we EVER get a
Gears of War movie . . . ? And it's just gotta be Dave
Bautista as Marcus Fenix.
Action Movies by Release Date
looked forward to this movie and it more than delivered! I
was looking forward to the camaraderie
Super Soldier-iness, but also because
Mark Wahlberg has been incredible lately (always) in
everything he does!
The Legend of Hercules Action/Adventure
Directed by Renny Harlin (also had
a writing credit) and starring Scott Adkins and
Kellan Lutz. Kellan Lutz is
handsome to be sure and popular after the Twilight movies, but for
Action Movie Freaks, he's not big enough to be Hercules. He looks
like the lite/Frat Boy version. I will see it for Scott
Adkins and because it's Renny Harlin :).
Jai Ho Action/Drama
I have to include
any Salman Khan movie—they are so enjoyable!
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
directed by Kenneth Branagh. With Colm Feore
(Riddick’s Lord Marshall), Kevin Costner, and
Nonso Anozie should make up for Keira Knightley. I like
Keira Knightley, it’s just that she’s not really an ‘Action
Figure’ type. She’s a beautiful woman without question and a
great actress, but I really want to see more
physically strong women in Action Movies.
Love Ice Cube and
Kevin Hart. Hope the script lives up to the talent!
Nicholas Hoult “Set
in the future when water is hard to find a teenage boy sets
out to protect his family and survive.”
So much will depend on the script . . . by Writer/Director
“Two teams of treasure hunters go on a illegal dig in
Corregidor Island, Philippines to find missing gold buried
by the Imperial Japanese during WWII.” Love an expedition
The Monuments Men
you like War Movies, this is for you! I suspect it
will be heavy on the heartstrings and light on the Action.
Not a big fan of War Movies unless they are about the
The Lego Movie
How can you not see this?!
last movie. Release date is for Romania (US not listed)
Kind of hard to tell from the cast list if this is a team of
female SEALs, but there is no such thing (yet). The cast
lists two men as “Creature”. Sounds like a bad movie with
great Action. I could be right: just spotted Eric Roberts
on cast list—B-Movie Gold! Another hint: previous
long-awaited remake! RoboCop hasown niche:
Action/Crime/Sci-Fi and it’s so
all about the weapons: he is one! (click on the
link to see the weapons on IMFDB Internet Movie Firearms
3 Days to Kill
Right up Kevin Costner’s alley: “A dying Secret
Service Agent trying to reconnect with his estranged
daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his
life in exchange for one last assignment.” Directed by
McG, Writers Luc Besson, Adi Hasak
I will see it for
the special effects. They look breathtaking!
Trejo and 50 Cent. I expect it will be like
Faster or Snitch.
300: Rise of an Empire
Surprise, surprise, Casino
Royale's Vesper is the lead in this as Artemisia,
a female naval commander in the Persian Empire, under
Xerxes I. The naval scenes in the trailer make this a
non-to-be-missed movie for me! It is sure to bring lots of
300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE TRAILER
I read the books, and it’s
not an Action Movie.
The Raid 2
aka The Raid
2: Berandal “Mad Dog” is back—Should be bloody awesome!
Fast & Furious 7
. . .
bittersweet since we lost Paul Walker, but with the
addition of Jason Statham, Michael Jai White,
Djimon Hounsou, Kurt Russell, Ronda Rousey, and Bow
Wow, it will be an incredible experience. Also, it’s rumored
Johnny Strong is back (he was in the first movie
The Fast and the Furious). We need MORE JOHNNY STRONG in
Arnold looks large and in charge in
and speaking of large: Joe Manganiello is
a bad ass in corn rows!
“A terminally ill scientist
downloads his body into a computer. This grants him power
beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable.”
starring Johnny Depp!? NO. If I heard the special
effects are good and I could see it for free, maybe
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Can’t wait to see Jamie Foxx
stretch his acting muscles! Love Andrew Garfield in
this role and Emma Stone is perfect!
Somebody knows just what
we want in a Godzilla movie. It looks so right!
X-Men Days of Future Past
. . . not so much. I'm
really X-Men and Wolverine'd out.
Edge of Tomorrow
Tom Cruise is
saving the world as a soldier fighting aliens (click
for video). Two words:
Bill Paxton. Say it with me. Here's hoping they're
in some "real pretty shit".
22 Jump Street
The first movie,
21 Jump Street, was great. If this one is half as
good, it will be worthwhile. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill
make a great team. Love how they played on all the
high-school stereotypes. Jonah we expect to be funny, but
Channing knocked it out of the park.
I'm sure everyone
wants to see what
Mark Wahlberg will bring to
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 7 Netherlands
A remake I'm really excited about is
Heat—not the "Where's the
van?"-1995-Heat —this was from 1986: a
Burt Reynolds gem. It's not even listed as Action,
although the first one was
Action/Crime/Drama, this one is
Crime/Drama/Thriller. I have high
Jason Statham will also be perfect. The opening of
that movie makes the story, so I hope they keep the twist.
The rest of the casting is good as well. The movie
gets to the heart of what courage is, and what it takes to
be a hero, a man, and a friend. It's the ultimate
Buddy movie for me because it takes the average guy
and puts him up against a larger-than-life character and
situation. Both men are flawed, and that's what makes it
interesting. Plus, I want to see Jason Statham dressed up as
a pimp! LOL The movie changed Directors. I was excited it
would be Brian De Palma, but it's now listed as Simon West
Heat is a really great Action Movie with smart and vicious
fight scenes, so I highly recommend it if you've never seen
it. If you're not a huge Burt fan, this movie will convert
you. Guaranteed! (The playlist on YouTube of the movie in
pieces is missing an important chunk of the ending.)
The Expendables 3
This mega cast is so over the top, it can't fail.
Just waiting to see how they interact. Sure hope there are
lots of wisecracks and insults. I hope Ronda Rousey
begins an Action Movie career.
As in Leagues Under the
Sea . . . ?
I rarely feel (if I ever have) that a
Western is a real Action Movie. IMDB's
Westerns List bears me out. This one stars Rose
McGowan and Danny Trejo, and that should tell you
all you need to know as to whether or not it's your kind of
movie. It also has Keith David (They Live).
Westerns are Westerns. War Movies are War Movies. You know
an Action Movie when you see one.
"A CIA Analyst (Hayden Christensen)
gets caught up in an alternate government organization's
secret operation while trying to investigate his father's
Johnny Two Guns
“A failed musician
becomes an enforcer for a violent Nashville gangster but
soon finds a reason to pick up his guitar once more.”
Starring ?? Johnny Strong?
$20M budget Olga
Kurylenko movie with no plot summary. Yeah, I’d see
They are re-making
All Quiet on the
ZZZzzzz! It’s a straight
War Movie. Pass.
In The Blood
"When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean
vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men
she thinks are responsible." Payback's a bitch!"
Batman vs. Superman
It has been reported that Jason Momoa might
be a villain.
The Rock has been
hinting as well. They've cast Wonder Woman,
and I heard The Flash will make an appearance, so it
is really too much to hope for everyone in this picture. I
am seeing AQUAMAN every time I look at
Stephen Amell as Arrow on the CW.