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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...

Rambo: A Love Letter to Sylvester Stallone’s ‘First Blood’

First Blood (1982): My First Ultimate Action Movie Whether it’s your first word, first step, first kiss, first job, first date, etc., life is about...

A Wish for Death: Ranking The Original ‘Death Wish’ Movies

Because Charles Bronson Wishes Death On Us All The Death Wish movies hold a special place in my heart. My all time favorite action franchise in...

The Ultimate List of the Best Action Movie Hero Names

Action Movie Hero Names You Can Count On. What’s in a name? A lot, especially when it comes to action heroes. When you think about...

Brawl in Cell Block 99: A Modern Ultimate Action Movie

What 'Brawl' means for the future of ultimate action. If you're unfamiliar, a new actioner is on the scene. Brawl in Cell Block 99, starring...