Scott Adkins in Ninja 2: Shadow of a Tear (2013)

How Scott Adkins singlehandedly keeps the Ninja genre alive and kicking! 10 years ago, there was a major attempt at revitalizing the Ninja movie subgenre....

The Soldier: The Greatest Arthouse Action Movie Ever Made

Arthouse Surrealism Combines with Ultimate Action in The Soldier (1982) September 19th, 1980 saw the release of The Exterminator, a film by an up and...

Why Didn’t ‘Action Jackson’ Get a Sequel?

The story of an ultimate 'Action Jackson' (1988) sequel. Action Jackson was the film that was supposed to launch the action movie career of its...

The Origins of Stallone’s Rambo Franchise and its ‘First Blood’

The story of how 'First Blood' went from a novelized script in production hell, to a mega-blockbuster action franchise! It seems almost unbelievable that we...
The Terminator Harlan Ellison Origins

The Dark Conspiracy Behind The Terminator’s Origins

How the sci-fi influences of Harlan Ellison helped shape the iconic action sci-fi franchise... The Terminator (1984) is an important movie and here's why. Not...

UAMC Review: Mad Max Fury Road in Black & White Chrome 4K

A review of how Mad Max Fury Road holds up in Black & White 4K in a theater. Few action movie franchise reboots have enjoyed...
Bloodsport Van Damme

What is the Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movie?

A discussion of Van Damme's best action movie! Let's start with the answer to the question first. The best Jean-Claude Van Damme movie is Bloodsport...

Shane Black’s ‘Lethal Weapon 2’: The Darkest Buddy Cop Movie That Never Got Made

How Shane Black almost brought a much darker 'Lethal Weapon 2' to light... Lethal Weapon was the film that put screenwriter Shane Black on the...

UAMC Reviews Sylvester Stallone’s Rock Solid Action Classic – Cliffhanger (1993)

Not Rocky, Rambo or Cobra; but Cliffhanger is another solid Stallone action classic! Gabe Walker (Sylvester Stallone) works as a ranger in the Rocky Mountains....
Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines

Is ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’ a Good Action Movie?

In Defense of T3: Rise of the Machines... By the mid-1990s James Cameron was interested in returning to the director's chair to make a third...