How ‘GoldenEye’ Set the Foundation for a Post-Cold War Era James Bond

A James Bond essay on 'GoldenEye' and the relics of the cold war. GoldenEye set the foundations for what Ian Fleming’s character should be in...

The Smart and Poignant Action of James Bond and ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’

How Pierce Brosnan's 'Tomorrow Never Dies' performance might have been his most on point. Tomorrow Never Dies was definitely an event film. It was also...

How ‘The Mummy’ Remains a Relevant Action Adventure 20 Years Later

Tom Cruise doesn't have anything on the great Brendan Fraser. Without a doubt, the 1999 remake of The Mummy is the best-known version of the...

The Dark Soul: A Murder Mystery with Kung Fu and a Haunted Heart

Kevin Brewerton is an Emerging Kung Fu Star in 'The Dark Soul' The Dark Soul begins with a particularly gruesome murder. Then it cuts to...

How ‘Thunderball’ Set The Stage For The Modern Age of James Bond Action

Exploring the ultimately ambitious action of 'Thunderball' (1965) At the time of its release, the British cinema poster for Thunderball had the tagline: “Here Comes...

Scott Adkins is the Modern Action Renaissance Man in ‘Avengement’ (2019)

Are we in a new golden age of ultimate action movies? So… what do you do when you believe you've just seen the best action...

The True Heir to Bruce Lee is Sonny Chiba in ‘The Street Fighter’

Give it up for certified UAMC legend Sonny Chiba! Everybody has an opinion about who was the natural successor to Bruce Lee upon his death...

UAMC Reviews: John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum #2

If you want war, prepare for Wick... John Wick is the living personification of martial arts and Parabellum is the masterpiece he is about to...
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UAMC Reviews: John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum #1

Apparently 'Parabellum' is Latin for overblown? 2014’S John Wick was a pleasant surprise. And ticked all the boxes for a successful action movie – brutal...

The Comforting, Unpretentious and Ultimate Legacy of ‘Patriot Games’ (1992)

Harrison Ford's Jack Ryan serves up an ultimate helping of action movie comfort food. Patriot Games is not a movie that’s going to blow your...