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Timecop: When Van Damme Did Action Sci-Fi Right

Celebrating Van Damme's Sci-Fi Classic Timecop (1994) If Jean-Claude Van Damme were to ever get his hands on a time machine, he might well be...

Pre-Bond Brosnan Goes Ballistic in Taffin (1988)

Before he was James Bond, Pierce Brosnan was Mark Taffin. For many people of a certain age, Pierce Brosnan is their James Bond. Racking up...

Why Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie is Pure 90s Gold

Animated Action Packs A Punch in Street Fighter II (1994) By the early 1990’s, arcades were in a massive decline. Once the haunt of choice...

Legionnaire: Van Damme’s Period Desert Epic

Jean Claude Van Damme gets real in Legionnaire (1998) The late 90s was an odd time to be a fan of action movies. Many big action...

The Birth of ‘The Man with No Name’ Action Movie Archetype

How 'Yojimbo' and 'A Fistful of Dollars' shaped the modern action movie star When Italian director Sergio Leone began production on what would become his...

Bill Hader Tries Serious Action and Acting in ‘Barry’

But does the HBO action comedy work? Best known for his time at Saturday Night Live and being buddies with Lebron James in Trainwreck, Bill...

Remo Williams: Fred Ward as America’s James Bond

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) I was raised reading a series of pulp novels entitled The Destroyer.  It told the story of a NYPD...

Why ‘Pray for Death’ (1985) is the Ultimate Ninja Movie

Sho Kosugi, Ultimate Ninja Warrior As a child of the 80s, I grew up with a lot of awesome things. Saturday morning cartoons. Comic books....

5 Underappreciated Action Movies of the 1990s

Neglected but not forgotten. The 90’s were a strange, fluid time for action flicks. The old model of making them – a huge star would...

5 Things Guaranteed to Make Any JCVD Movie Ultimate

Jean-Claude Van Damme's Formula for Ultimate Awesomeness. I finally had a chance to burn through the entire first (and only) season of Jean-Claude Van Johnson...