Fantastic Fest: ‘Baby Assassins’ More Drama Than Action

With some genuine fighting which is fantastically done, Baby Assassins shows promise but leaves us ultimately wanting more! Roommates can be hard. There’s all...

Fantastic Fest: ‘Saloum’ Kicks a Whole Lot of Genre Ass

In this gritty crime thriller/supernatural haunting plenty of people will die. The first thing out of my mouth when it comes to Saloum is “Damn.”...

Fantastic Fest: Meta-Ultimate Korean Action Reigns in ‘Hostage: Missing Celebrity’

Help, I’m a Korean action thriller star—get me out of here! While not a new movie to an astute ultimate action movie fan, Hostage: Missing...

The Taking of Beverly Hills: Silly Kick-Ass Action Done Right

Remembering the cheesy humor and ultimate action of this nearly-forgotten buddy action classic! Some of the greatest action flicks blended light-hearted silliness with kick-ass action...

Nobody: Meet Everybody’s New Favorite Ultimate Action Hero

The against-cast Bob Odenkirk is great as Hutch "Nobody" Mansell, a new action hero archetype in the making. Comedians starring in action films isn’t a...

The Protégé: Maggie Q Serves Up Some Ultimate Lessons in Revenge

Looking at 'The Protégé' and how it contains nostalgia, a lesson for today’s filmmakers, revenge and something else... Is Martin Campbell doing yet another “revenge”...

A Love Letter to Albert Pyun’s ‘Nemesis’ (1992)

In 1992 Albert Pyun realized his ultimate action masterpiece with Nemesis, a film the world is still recovering from... Albert Pyun may be best known...

Raging Fire: Donnie Yen Helms the Best Action Film of 2021

Raging Fire hits hard (plus offers an ultimate farewell to legendary Hong Kong filmmaker Benny Chan)... I got to tell you guys, 2021 has been...

The Marine: Launching John Cena’s Ultimate Action Career

A retrospective look The Marine (2006) and John Cena's foray into the ultimate action ring... John Cena is a man of many talents. He found...

Is ‘A Man Apart’ Actually Vin Diesel’s Best Action Movie?

A Man Apart (2003) isn't perfect, but F. Gary Gray and Vin Diesel do deliver intense and brutal action without complications... Vin Diesel carved out...