UAMC Reviews: Why No One Is ‘Cooler’ Than Patrick Swayze in ‘Road House’

Road House (1989): Swayze's Greatest Legacy Much can be said of Liam Neeson’s late-career resurgence from a traditional thespian into a full-blown, grade A, American action...

Nicolas Cage in ‘Con Air’ – The 90s Action Hero We Never Knew We...

Con Air (1997): Part 2 of the Beige Volvo Trilogy Note: This is part 2 of The Beige Volvo Trilogy. Read Part 1 on 'The Rock'...

In Memory of Shotgun Jones’ Baadasssss Song

Ian 'Shotgun' Jones Lives On. Welcome to Los Angeles. It’s 1989 and a mad basher is picking up hookers and killing them in cheap hotel...

Nicolas Cage in ‘The Rock’ – The 90s Action Hero We Never Knew We...

The Rock (1996): PART 1 OF THE BEIGE VOLVO TRILOGY At the 1996 Academy awards, Nicolas Cage was awarded the Oscar for best actor in a...

Man is The Best Prey in Surviving The Game (1994)

EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD HUNT. What is the allure of hunting? It is something I've always wanted to try but never got round to. In...

Celebrating Cannon Films’ Greatest Action Movie – American Ninja (1985)

American Ninja: Cannon’s Perfection In 1981, Van Halen released “Fair Warning,” their fourth LP. (Note to younger readers: the acronym “LP” stands for long...

Jeff Speakman is the Perfect Action Hero in The Perfect Weapon (1991)

The Dos and Don'ts of Creating The Perfect Action Hero. It was 1991, and Jeff Speakman was busy promoting his first action movie for Paramount...

VHS Review: College Kickboxers (1991) is a Martial Arts Revelation

The Karate Kid Goes to College. Anyone who spent some time browsing the Action section of their local video store back in the 90’s can...

The James Bond Gymnast: Remembering the UAMC Classic ‘Spitfire’ (1995)

Action Packed Super Spy Gymnast. It was 1995 and director Albert Pyun (Cyborg, Dollman) was prepping to film his new cyborg/kickboxing movie, Heatseeker. Facing delays,...

The Hidden: A Review on 80s Excess and Action

The Hidden. Ultimate Gem. Directed by Jack Sholder, The Hidden came out in 1987, which was a great year for action movies with such classics as...