The Substitute: Tom Berenger is the True Ultimate Action Teacher

A slightly cheesy, but compelling, story smoothly combines with ultimate action in The Substitute (1996). Going to school is pretty boring sometimes, but in the...

Escape from Mogadishu: Check out this South Korean Action Thriller

Full of tension and spellbinding action, Escape from Mogadishu is another killer South Korean modern actioner. Escape from Mogadishu is a South Korean Action/Drama/Thriller from...

Fantastic Fest: The Absurd and Abstracted Action of ‘Preman’

A look into the creative action filmmaking of the Indonesian action film Preman. In this brisk world it’s rare that we get not just an...

Death Machine: Stephen Norrington’s Perfect Low-Budget Sci-Fi Actioner

Before there was a Blade, there had to be a Death Machine! By the early 1990s, all the masterpieces of modern Sci-fi action cinema were...

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”...