How Mark Dacascos Paved the Way for John Wick in ‘Sanctuary’ (1997)

Before there was Keanu Reeves as John Wick, there was Mark Dacascos as Father Luke. One of my favorite straight to video titles of the...

The Rise of Ultimate Action Disaster Movies with ‘Damnation Alley’

George Peppard, Jan Michael Vincent and the greatest vehicle in movie history! The 1970s was the decade of the disaster movie. It brought us Airport,...

Assassins: How the Stallone Action Thriller Inspired The Matrix

Assassins occupies a strange place in the Sylvester Stallone action movie canon. Neither widely acclaimed or roundly lambasted, it’s a film that’s largely been consigned...

Sudden Death: When Jean-Claude Van Damme Checked Die Hard

It's Van Damme on ice in Sudden Death (1995). Yes, we all love Die Hard. While it might technically owe its roots to other disaster...

UAMC Reviews the Camp Action of ‘Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance’

A look into how Samurai Cop II (2015) expounds upon the campy original actioner. In her “Notes on Camp,” Susan Sontag noted that the best...

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...

Knightriders: Remember George A. Romero’s Motorcycle Renaissance Film

The odd - but still ultimate - action of George A. Romero's 'Knightriders' (1981). The close of the 1970s gave us a movie about a...

3 Reasons ‘U.S. Marshals’ is Better Than ‘The Fugitive’

Wesley Snipes steps in for Harrison Ford, but Tommy Lee Jones gets the spotlight. Based on the popular 1960s TV series, the 1993 remake of...

The Documentary Story of How Chuck Norris Defeated Communism

Chuck Norris = 1. Communism = 0. Chuck Norris has literally altered the course of human history. And he did it without firing a single...

Air Force One: When a Fictional American President Became Ultimate

All hail Harrison Ford's Ultimate President Marshall! When I first viewed Air Force One (1997), I really did not like the film. That’s because for...