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Sicario (2015): Denis Villeneuve’s Neo-Action Masterpiece

A look at how Siciario channeled 80s action into a neo-hit. Sicario is completely and totally an action movie classic. From the opening card to...

UAMC Review: Vigilante Justice Goes Sci-Fi in Upgrade (2018)

Upgrade (2018) creates an ultimate blend of sci-fi and vigilante justice. So I went into the theater hoping for a grind house movie right out...

What makes the 80s and 90s action movies so ultimate?

UAMC Discussion: When Does the UAMC Era Begin and End? Before we dive into the ultimate action movies of the 1980s and 1990s, let’s start...

Honoring John Carpenter’s Ultimate Action Movie Classics

John Carpenter has a black belt in Action Movies! John Carpenter is known as the maestro of the horror film as the director of two...

The 5 Most Ultimate Moments from Blind Fury

Rutger Hauer unleashes his Blind Fury (1989) Blind Fury is, hands down, one of the oddest action movies ever to come out of the 1980s....
Cynthia Rothrock

7 Reasons Why Cynthia Rothrock is the Queen of Kicking Ass

Cynthia Rothrock is the Ultimate Queen of Action Movies! Women have always played roles in action movies, but in this testosterone fueled genre they mainly...

How Classic Cinema’s Sam Peckinpah Influenced Action Movies

From the 'The Wild Bunch and 'Cross of Iron' to modern action classics Recently I have been thinking about the origins of the genre of...

Teensplotation Meets Action on the Savage Streets (1984)

Linda Blair gets Savage on the Streets. On a steamy night in 1984 Los Angeles, Brenda (Linda Blair), her deaf-mute younger sister, Heather (Linnea Quigley),...

An Introduction to the Samurai Way in ‘The Challenge’ (1982)

Scott Glenn, Toshiro Mifune and the Way of the Samurai. The Challenge is a 1982 martial arts masterpiece and one of my all time favorite...

The Most Villainous Bad Guys in Ultimate Action Movie History

The Best Bad Guy Villains You Love to Hate. For UAMC fans, an ultimate action movie really only needs two things. One, an ultimate action...