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Trailers

New Trailer for Tomb Raider

SYNOPSIS: Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Tomb Raider is the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a […]

Exclusive Footage

New Clip from the Upcoming Jawbone

Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, and Johnny Harris star in the hard-hitting action-thriller Jawbone, arriving on DVD, Digital, and On Demand January 23 from Lionsgate. Scoring a 100% Certified FreshTM rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the stakes are high in this poignant tale of friendship, forgiveness, and salvation as former prizefighter Jimmy McCabe, played by Johnny Harris, […]

Interviews

Casper Van Dien Talks Showdown in Manila

Casper Van Dien became a household name after the smash hit Starship Troopers from Paul Verhoeven was released and his career has gone from strength to strength since. His latest project titled Showdown in Manila unites multiple action heroes including Alexander Nevsky, Olivier Gruner, Cynthia Rothrock and Don “The Dragon” Wilson. Casper chats with The […]

News

Black Water To be Released in Second Quarter 2018

Deadline have announced that Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Pasha Patriki’s action thriller Black Water which stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. Saban Films is planning a theatrical release the second quarter of 2018 for what is the fifth collaboration between Van Damme and Lundgren. Black Water tells the story of […]

Articles

Bronson Look-Alike Stars in Death Kiss

This is uncanny but this dude is a dead ringer for the late, great Charles Bronson. The actor’s name is Robert “Bronzi” Kovacs and is starring in a new film from writer/director Rene Perez called Death Kiss. It’s an action-revenge thriller feature co-starring Daniel Baldwin and Eva Hamilton. Death Kiss tells the tale of a […]

Articles

Rare Pic of JCVD as The Predator

We all know Jean-Claude Van Damme was initially in the soon-to-be-classic sci-fi actioner Predator but dropped out for various reasons. According to Arnold Schwarzenegger in his autobiography he spent the whole time complaining about the costume. Anyway, the Stan Winston School Instagram page just shared a rare behind the scenes photo of Van Damme in […]


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Shoot to Kill (1988) Review

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The Verdict: 4.5 / 5 - Essential
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Action Hero Name Generator

Here’s something cool I found while scouring the Internet while drinking copious amounts of coffee this morning. An Action Hero Name Generator. Just enter your name and Sex and it’ll give you an awesome 80’s s...
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Who Should Be in the Female Expendables Movie?

Omar did a blog a while back asking if the film itself was a good idea. The remains to be seen but just for fun, who would you like to see in it? Well here’s my two cents: Cynthia Rothrock is obviously utterly essential; ...
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What the Star Wars Prequels Got Right

We all love to dump on the Star Wars prequels (mostly due to Jar Jar), but let’s face it, they are still Star Wars and if you watch closely there is something to enjoy in all 3 of the prequel movies. Here are several things w...
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Legends of Action: Jean-Claude Van Damme

I grew up watching Jean-Claude Van Damme’s films; I have every single one on DVD. He is actually one of my all time favourite action heroes as I used to go to the cinema and watch any of his new releases with my Dad.  I ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Sue Me! I Love Death Wish 3

While watching Electric Boogaloo the documentary about the rise and fall of Cannon films, Bill & Ted star Alex Winters said something incredibly disturbing: “Death Wish 3 is one of the worst films of all time”. To that ...
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Hit or Miss: London Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen was one of my favourite action movies of the past few years; it was a massively entertaining throwback to the Die Hard-style actioners of yore with plenty of hard R violence thrown in for good measure. Gerard...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

‘Batman V Superman’ Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Releases July 16

Since Batman V Superman has cleaned up the box office this weekend, Forbes has provided details on the upcoming Blu-ray release. We finally have an official street date for the home entertainment release, which seems to include...
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Sneak Peak at Batman – The Killing Joke

I can’t wait to finally see this adaptation brought to life as The Killing Joke remains one of the most iconic Batman stories. With Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill both returning to the roles they made their own, this should...
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Official Trailer for Gridlocked

I was lucky enough to see Gridlocked last year and it was one of my favourite films; entertaining script and hard R action with a cast who are clearly having a ball. It stars Dominic Purcell, Cody Hackman, Stephen Lang, Danny G...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Female Action Directors

Greetings readers of The Action Elite. The one hundred million dollar budget ‘Wonder Woman’ in 2017 marks the very first time a female director has been in charge of a budget this large. ‘Wonder Woman’ D...
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Dredd 3D (2012) Review

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The Verdict: 4 / 5 - Explosive!
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Messenger of Death (1988) Blu-ray Review

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The Verdict: 3.5 / 5 - High Octane!
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