Earlier this week we learned that Jet Li will join star Vin Diesel in director D.J. Caruso’s xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. Now, here’s more intriguing news: Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Furious 7) has signed on, too.
The moment when you discover what Starship Troopers is really about is one of the great eureka moments in the life of any young movie dork. I’ve got vivid memories of staggering out of a suburban multiplex in 1997 and sputtering, “What the fuck was that?” To my teenage self, it was basically Saved by the Bell plus…
Jean-Claude Van Damme is known for movies like Universal Soldier and Cyborg, as well as the awesomely ridiculous action scenes. Someone’s just gone through and counted up all of the people he’s killed on screen, and it takes a good half-hour to run through the list.
If you’re the sort of person who huffs paint and gives yourself mild concussions for fun, then you’ll enjoy the heck out of Hitman: Agent 47, in theaters today. Actually, anybody who enjoys incredibly dumb movies will get a kick out of this cinematic gem.
Like we said the other day, the Suicide Squad footage that premiered at Comic-Con really was stupendous. And after poring over it for a whole 24 hours, we’ve noticed lots of fascinating details and easter eggs. Here’s our complete breakdown of everything you might have missed.
The best way to get interested in this new Hitman: Agent 47 trailer is to take a page out of the film’s main character: Empty your brain. Forget this is the second adaptation of the popular video game series.
At some point, deep into middle age, RZA decided that he wanted to be a B-level action-movie star. This is an absurd thing. RZA is one of the greatest rap producers of all time. He’s the mastermind behind the Wu-Tang Clan, the favorite rap group of just about everyone who doesn’t listen to that much rap music. He’s…
The Matrix was one of the best sci-fi action movies of all time and the rest of the trilogy had some of the most outrageously awesome action sequences ever, even if the movies themselves didn't reach the levels of the original. Basically, The Matrix trilogy is responsible for a lot of awesome moments in film history.…
Disney's been having great success with live-action remakes of its classic animated films. So why not cast, as Saturday Night Live did last night, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as everyone's favorite deer ... and reconfigure the story as an over-the-top action thriller, with plenty of puns and guns for all? WHAM BAM BAMBI!
Twister has it all: growling tornadoes, a battle of good vs. evil in the competitive world of meteorology, a young Philip Seymour Hoffman, and a megameta scene in which a funnel cloud decimates a drive-in just as Jack Nicholson hacks up a door at the Overlook. It's corny, it's scientifically iffy, and WE LOVE IT.
Tons of science fiction movies feature crazy stunts, fight scenes, chases, and explosions. And plenty of action movies have some science-fictional ideas buried in their plot twists. But what's the absolute greatest science fiction (or fantasy) action movie ever made?
We're just on the verge of the summer movie season, when everything is one big dark conflagration full of angst and quips. But if you want to see a real motherfucking action movie, you don't have to wait: at least not in some U.S. cities, where Tai Chi Hero is opening today.
Remember when action movies were fun, slick, fast-paced and centered on a lovable muscle-bound jerk with a quip for every occasion? Lockout does — the new "space prison" movie, out today, feels like it was filmed in 1987 and somehow preserved in a vault for the past 25 years. If you miss the days of classic…
We're thrilled Sandra Bullock's starring in Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity — we just hope it's as memorable as her last science-fiction role, in Demolition Man. Here are our favorite Bullock moments from Demolition, including her sex scene with Sylvester Stallone.
The Expendables is big loud action movie in which Naugahyde-hewn war gods turn junta lackeys into goulash for the better half of 103 minutes. It's screamingly ordinary, but the mass nostalgia it hawks is a genre cinema paradigm.
Now that people like Shia LaBeouf are headlining action movies, Sylvester Stallone feels nostalgic for the old days. He blames the death of the old-school action movie on Batman. Specifically, the Tim Burton version:
Predators pretty much ruled — but after we walked out of it, we were left going, "Waaaaait a minute." Because this movie's trailers were deceptive as heck. They included one iconic shot that wasn't quite in the actual film. Spoilers!
Here's the first picture of Gerard Butler from Game, the movie about prisoners being forced to play a deadly game to the death, while they're controlled by spoiled teenagers. He looks every bit the psycho killing machine, dealing out death and destruction at the whim of his rich online controller. Writer/directors…