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Episode #306 Monkey Man (2024)

This week we check out the directorial debut of Dev Patel with Monkey Man (2024) A young man ekes out a meager living in an underground fight club where, night after night, wearing a gorilla mask, he's beaten bloody by more popular fighters for cash. After years of suppressed rage, he discovers a way to infiltrate the enclave of the city's sinister elite. As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him. Release date: April 5, 2024 (Canada) Director: Dev Patel Budget: 10 million USD Producers: Dev Patel, Jordan Peele, Samarth Sahni, Basil Iwanyk, MORE Distributed by: Universal Pictures Box office: $34.7 million
7/10/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode #305 Just Some Bullshit

We are back! Dustin and James catch up on what they have been watching.
6/25/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode #304 BeeKeeper (2024)

One man's brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after it's revealed he's a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization known as Beekeepers. Release date: January 12, 2024 (Canada) Director: David Ayer Budget: 40 million USD Distributed by: Amazon MGM Studios Cinematography: Gabriel Beristain Music by: David Sardy; Jared Michael Fry
4/9/20241 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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Episode #303 Rumble in The Bronx (1996)

Hong Kong policeman Keung (Jackie Chan) arrives in New York for the wedding of his uncle Bill (Bill Tung), a grocer who recently sold his Bronx store to the fetching Elaine (Anita Mui). After a biker gang bursts into the store to wreak havoc, Keung springs into action, giving up his vacation to defend the weak and protect the innocent with his extraordinary martial arts skills. As Keung investigates local gangs, he learns more about a criminal syndicate that needs to be brought to justice. Release date: February 23, 1996 (Canada) Director: Stanley Tong Languages: English, Cantonese, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Mandarin Budget: 7.5 million USD Box office: 76 million USD Distributed by: Orange Sky Golden Harvest, New Line Cinema, Hollywood Pictures
4/2/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode #302 Shadow Warriors (1997)

This week we are scraping the bottom of the cheap dvd bin to see if we can find some gold. Dustin is join this week by Andy (AKA Warchild) Hulk Hogan leads an elite Navy SEALS team chosen for an audacious mission to rescue a group of nationals being held captive by a drug lords soldiers who want their leader released. Director Jon Cassar Writers Calvin Clements Jr. Michael Berk Douglas Schwartz Stars Hulk Hogan Carl Weathers Shannon Tweed  
3/26/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode #301 The Glimmer Man (1996)

This week we drop in on our friend Steven Seagal A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole (Steven Seagal) is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell (Keenen Ivory Wayans). Although the two men clash, they gradually become effective partners as they uncover a conspiracy linked to the killings, which also involves terrorism and organized crime. Release date: October 4, 1996 (USA) Director: John Gray Budget: 45 million USD Box office: 41.8 million USD Distributed by: Warner Bros. Music by: Trevor Rabin
3/19/20241 hour, 14 minutes
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Episode #300 300 (2007)

Our 300th Episode!!! We are so original that we are cover 2007th 300 for our 300th episode.  In 480 B.C. a state of war exists between Persia, led by King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Greece. At the Battle of Thermopylae, Leonidas (Gerard Butler), king of the Greek city state of Sparta, leads his badly outnumbered warriors against the massive Persian army. Though certain death awaits the Spartans, their sacrifice inspires all of Greece to unite against their common enemy. Release date: March 9, 2007 (USA) Director: Zack Snyder Sequel: 300: Rise of an Empire Distributed by: Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Pictures Adapted from: 300 Box office: $456 million
3/12/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode #299 Lady Dragon (1990)

This week we do a Patreon pick with 1990's Lady Dragon starring Cynthia Rothrock & Richard Norton 89% liked this movie Google users An old master heals a left-for-dead widow (Cynthia Rothrock) and teaches her how to kickbox for revenge.Description Initial release: 1990 Director: David Worth
3/5/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode #298 Shoot'Em Up (2007)

This week we have Alex and Dean from Return Revenge Resurrection to cover this over the top action packed movie! After saving a newborn infant from assassins, carrot-crunching gunman Mr. Smith (Clive Owen) teams up with a prostitute named DQ (Monica Bellucci) to protect the baby from further attacks. With hit man Hertz (Paul Giamatti) hot on their trail, Smith and DQ uncover a dying senator's plot to harvest bone marrow from babies just like the one in their arms. Release date: September 7, 2007 (USA) Director: Michael Davis Box office: 26.8 million USD Distributed by: New Line Cinema Music by: Paul Haslinger Produced by: Susan Montford; Don Murphy; Rick Benattar;
2/27/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode #297 Transformers (2007)

Not sure why, but this week we watched Transformers (2007) The fate of humanity is at stake when two races of robots, the good Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, bring their war to Earth. The robots have the ability to change into different mechanical objects as they seek the key to ultimate power. Only a human youth, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) can save the world from total destruction. Release date: July 2, 2007 (Canada) Director: Michael Bay Budget: 147 million USD Sequel: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Distributed by: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks
2/20/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode #296 Death Wish 3 (1985)

When architect-turned-vigilante Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) returns to New York City, he discovers that one of his friends has been murdered by gang members. After the cops bring Paul in for questioning, he receives a tempting offer from the police chief (Ed Lauter) : Paul can have free rein to eliminate the gangsters, as long as the police get the credit. Paul agrees and goes to war against Manny Fraker (Gavan O'Herlihy) and his vicious gang of thugs. Initial release: November 1, 1985 Director: Michael Winner Box office: 16.1 million USD Distributed by: The Cannon Group, Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Based on: Characters; by Brian Garfield Music by: Jimmy Page
2/13/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode #296 The Crow (1994)

This week we get a little 90s Goth with Brandon Lee's "The Crow"  The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered by members of a violent inner-city gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger. Tracking down the thugs responsible for the crimes and mercilessly murdering them, Eric eventually confronts head gangster Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) to complete his macabre mission. Release date: May 11, 1994 (USA) Director: Alex Proyas Distributed by: Miramax, Dimension Films Adapted from: The Crow Box office: $94 million Cinematography: Dariusz Wolski
2/6/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode #294 Last Man Standing (1996)

This week we visit our old friend Bruce in "Last Man Standing" Loyal to nobody but himself, John Smith (Bruce Willis) hires his services out to Fredo Strozzi (Ned Eisenberg), a bootlegging gangster who operates in a drab Texas town. However, he is quick to trade information to Strozzi's rival, Doyle (David Patrick Kelly). Then, having learned about Doyle's infatuation with beautiful Felina (Karina Lombard), Smith uses her to push both bosses into full-scale bloodshed. The only one who suspects anything is Hickey (Christopher Walken), Doyle's lieutenant. Release date: September 20, 1996 (USA) Director: Walter Hill Box office: 47.3 million USD Distributed by: New Line Cinema Adapted from: Yojimbo Cinematography: Lloyd Ahern
1/30/202458 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode #293 Crank (2006)

This week we go all out in this adrenaline filled Action flick! Chev Chelios (Jason Statham), a hit man wanting to go straight, lets his latest target slip away, then he awakes the next morning to a phone call that informs him he has been poisoned and has only an hour to live unless he keeps adrenaline coursing through his body while he searches for an antidote. Release date: September 1, 2006 (USA) Directors: Brian Taylor, Mark Neveldine Budget: 12 million USD Box office: 42.9 million USD Sequel: Crank: High Voltage Screenplay: Brian Taylor, Mark Neveldine
1/23/202454 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode #292 Tiger Cage 1&2

This week we have a double feature: Tiger Cage 1&2 Tiger Cage (1988) Two drug agents find that members of the police force work for a narcotics kingpin. Initial release: July 28, 1988 Director: Vien Hoa Binh Language: Cantonese Simplified Chinese: 特警屠龙   Tiger Cage 2 (1990) Gangsters pursue a Hong Kong lawman (Donnie Yen) framed for murder and a lawyer (Rosamund Kwan) they believe is linked to laundered money. Initial release: August 11, 1990 Director: Vien Hoa Binh Film series: Tiger Cage Box office: HK $6,395,102 Language: Cantonese Simplified Chinese: 洗黑钱
1/16/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 1 second
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Episode #291 Red Dawn (1984)

This week we cover 1984's Red Dawn.   In an alternate 1980s, the United States stands alone as communism grows stronger. When Soviet soldiers invade a small Colorado town, brothers Jed (Patrick Swayze) and Matt Eckert (Charlie Sheen) escape with friends to the forest. With their father, Tom (Harry Dean Stanton), a prisoner of the invading army, the children decide to fight against the Soviets. As the country comes under increasing attack, the group teams up with Lt. Col. Andrew Tanner (Powers Boothe) to take back their town. Release date: August 10, 1984 (USA) Director: John Milius Story by: Kevin Reynolds Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Budget: $17 million Produced by: Buzz Feitshans; Barry Beckerman; Sidney Beckerman
1/9/20241 hour, 45 seconds
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Episode #290 2023 Year in Review

Dustin and James look back at the year that was 2023 and look forward to what Action movies they are excited to see in the new year. Happy New Year!
1/1/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode #289 Silent Night (2023)

This week we check in on our old friend John Woo and see what he's been up to.   On Christmas Eve, a man witnesses the death of his young son when the boy gets caught in crossfire between warring gangs. Recovering from a wound that cost him his voice, he soon embarks on a bloody and grueling quest to punish those responsible. Release date: December 1, 2023 (Canada) Director: John Woo Distributed by: Lionsgate Films Box office: $8.7 million Music by: Marco Beltrami Production companies: Thunder Road Films; Capstone Studios; A Better Tomorrow Films
12/24/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 44 seconds
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Expend4bles

Armed with every weapon they can get their hands on, the Expendables are the world's last line of defense and the team that gets called when all other options are off the table.   4.8/10 IMDb 14% Rotten Tomatoes 79% of Google users liked this movie Directed by Scott Waugh Screenplay by Kurt Wimmer Tad Daggerhart Max Adams Story by Spenser Cohen Kurt Wimmer Tad Daggerhart Based onCharacters  by David Callaham Produced by Kevin King-Templeton Les Weldon Yariv Lerner Jason Statham Starring Jason Statham Sylvester Stallone Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Megan Fox Dolph Lundgren Tony Jaa Iko Uwais Randy Couture Andy García   September 15, 2023 (China) September 22, 2023 (United States) Running time 104 minutes[
11/7/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 4 seconds
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Trick ’r Treat

Interwoven stories demonstrate that some traditions are best not forgotten as the residents (Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker) of a small town face real ghosts and goblins on Halloween. Tales of terror reveal the consequences of extinguishing a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight and a grumpy hermit's encounter with a sinister trick-or-treater. Directed by Michael Dougherty Written by Michael Dougherty Produced by Bryan Singer Starring Dylan Baker Rochelle Aytes Anna Paquin Brian Cox Cinematography Glen MacPherson Edited by Robert IvisonMusic by Douglas Pipes Production companies Warner Premiere Legendary Pictures Bad Hat Harry Productions Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Release dates December 9, 2007 (Butt-Numb-A-Thon) October 6, 2009 (United States) Running time 82 minutes Budget $12 million
11/1/202354 minutes, 47 seconds
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House Of The Dead

Simon (Tyron Leitso) and Greg (Will Sanderson) meet a group of friends and set out to attend a rave on a remote island. When they miss the ferry, they decide to ride with Kirk (Jürgen Prochnow), a smuggler. They find the island deserted and discover that the partygoers have been killed by zombies. Now, the group must evade the deadly creatures and try to find safety. However, the only means of escape -- Kirk's boat -- has been overrun, forcing the survivors to ward off the undead. Directed by Uwe Boll Screenplay by Dave Parker Mark Altman Story by Mark Altman Dan Bates Based on The House of the Dead by Sega Corporation Wow Entertainment, Inc. Produced by Uwe Boll Wolfgang Herold Shawn Williamson Starring Jonathan Cherry Tyron Leitso Clint Howard Ona Grauer Ellie Cornell Jürgen Prochnow Cinematography Matias Neumann Edited by David Richardson Music by Reinhard Besser Production Companies Boll KG Productions Mindfire Entertainment Herold & Besser Studios Brightlight Pictures Distributed by Artisan Entertainment (United States) Alliance Atlantis Communications (Canada) Release dates February 15, 2003 (San Francisco) October 10, 2003 (United States) Running time 90 minutesCountries Language English Budget $12 million Box office $13.8 million
10/25/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 28 seconds
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Night Of The Creeps

Alien brain parasites that enter humans through their mouths are turning their hosts into killer zombie-like slug creatures, running amok on a university campus during pledge week. 6.7/10 IMDb    73% Rotten Tomatoes 4.7/5 Amazon.ca 93% Google users liked this movie Directed by Fred Dekker Written by  Fred Dekker Produced by Charles Gordon Starring Jason Lively Tom Atkins Steve Marshall Jill Whitlow Cinematography Robert C. New  Edited by  Michael N. Knue Music by Barry De Vorzon Distributed by  Tri-Star Pictures Release date August 22, 1986 Running time 88 minutes
10/17/202358 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Seventh Curse

6.6/10 IMDb 3.7/5 Letterboxd 83% liked this movie Google users A young cop tries to rescue a beautiful woman before she is sacrificed by a tribe Directed by Lam Ngai Kai Screenplay by Wong Jing. Yuen Gai-chi Based on Dr. Yuen Series by Ni Kuang Produced  by Wong Jing, Chua Lam Starring Chow Yun-fat Chin Siu-ho Dick Wei Maggie Cheung Sibelle Hu Production company Paragon Films Distributed by Golden Harvest Release date 17 October 1986 Running time 81 minutes
10/10/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 1 second
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Talk To Me

7.2/10 IMDb 94% Rotten Tomatoes 71% Google Users   Description When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits with an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill and high-stakes party game -- until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces. Directed by Danny Philippou Michael Philippou Written by Danny Philippou Bill Hinzman Based onConcept by Daley Pearson Produced by Samantha Jennings Kristina Ceyton Starring Sophie Wilde Alexandra Jensen Joe Bird Otis Dhanji Miranda Otto Zoe Terakes Chris Alosio Marcus Johnson Alexandria Steffensen Cinematography Aaron McLisky Edited by Geoff Lamb Music by Cornel Wilczek Production companies Screen Australia South Australian Film Corporation Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund Head Gear Films Metrol Technology Causeway Films Distributed by Maslow Entertainment Umbrella Entertainment Ahi Films Release dates 30 October 2022 (Adelaide) 27 July 2023 (Australia) Running time 95 minutes
10/3/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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Wanted: Dead Or Alive

Directed by Gary Sherman Written by Michael Patrick Goodman Brian Taggert Gary Sherman Produced by Robert C. Peters Starring Rutger Hauer Gene Simmons Robert Guillaume Cinematography Alex Nepomniaschy Edited by Ross Albert Music by Joe Renzetti Production Companies New World Pictures Balcor Film Investors Arthur M. Sarkissian Productions Distributed by  New World Pictures Release dates November 21, 1986 (Florida) January 16, 1987 (United States) Running time 104 minutes
9/27/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cliffhanger

Directed by Renny Harlin Screenplay by Michael France Sylvester Stallone Story byMichael France  Based on A premise by John Long Produced by Alan Marshall Renny Harlin Mario Kassar Starring Sylvester Stallone John Lithgow Michael Rooker Janine Turner Leon Robinson Paul Winfield Ralph Waite Cinematography Alex Thomson Edited by Frank J. Urioste Music by Trevor Jones Production companies Carolco Pictures Le Studio Canal+ Pioneer Corporation RCS Video Distributed by TriStar Pictures Release dates May 20, 1993 (Cannes) May 28, 1993 (United States) Running time 113 minutes
9/20/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 31 seconds
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My Name Is Nobody

7.3/10 IMDb 100% Rotten Tomatoes 88% liked this movie Google users A gunfighter heading for New Orleans to board a ship and retire peacefully to Europe is prevented from hanging up his pistols by the persistent admiration of a young gunman called Nobody. Initially hired to kill the veteran fighter, Nobody becomes his friend and insists that the great man's career should end with a glorious climax.Description   Directed by Tonino Valerii Screenplay by Ernesto Gastaldi  Story by Fulvio Morsella Ernesto Gastaldi Based on An idea by Sergio Leone  Produced by Fulvio Morsella Starring Terence Hill Henry Fonda Jean Martin Cinematography Giuseppe Ruzzolini Armando Nannuzzi Sergio Salvati Edited by Nino Baragli Music by Ennio Morricone Production companies Rafran Cinematografica Les Filmes Jacques Leitienne La Societe Im. Ex. Ci. La Societe Alcinter Rialto Film Preben Philpsen[2] Distributed by Titanus Release dates 13 December 1973 (West Germany) 14 December 1973 (France) 21 December 1973 (Italy) Running time 118 minutes
9/13/202357 minutes, 9 seconds
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SkyScraper

2.9/ 10 IMDb 40% Rotten Tomatoes 77% liked this movie   A Los Angeles helicopter pilot (Anna Nicole Smith) finds herself caught in a hostage drama atop an 86-story building.Description Directed by Raymond Martino Written by  William Applegate Jr. John Larrabee Starring Anna Nicole Smith Richard Steinmetz Branko Cikatić Release date July 24, 1996 Running time 96 min.
9/5/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 12 seconds
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Shogun Assassin

Directed by Kenji Misumi Robert Houston Screenplay by Robert Houston David Weisman Kazuo Koike[1] Based on Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike Goseki Kojima  Produced by Shintaro Katsu Hisaharu Matsubara David Weisman Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama Kayo Mautso Akiji Kobayashi Cinematography Chishi Makiura  Edited by Lee Percy Music by W. Michael Lewis Mark Lindsay Production companies Toho Katsu Baby-Cart Productions Distributed by New World Pictures Release date November 11, 1980 (United States) Running time 90 minutes Countries Japan United States Language English
8/29/202358 minutes, 55 seconds
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Code Of Silence

Code Of Silence Directed by Andrew Davis Screenplay by Michael Butler Dennis Shryack Mike Gray Story by Michael Butler Dennis Shryack Produced by Raymond Wagner Starring Chuck Norris Henry Silva Bert Remsen Molly Hagan Cinematography Frank Tidy Edited by Christopher Holmes Peter Parasheles Russ Kingston Music by David Michael Frank Distributed by Orion Pictures Release date May 3, 1985 (United States) Running time 100 minutes
8/22/20231 hour, 17 seconds
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Avenging Force

A former agent heads to the Louisiana Bayou to track down and destroy the right-wing vigilantes who killed his partner. Directed by Sam Firstenberg Written by James Booth Produced by Yoram Globus Menahem Golan Starring Michael Dudikoff Steve James Bill Wallace John P. Ryan Cinematography Gideon Porath Edited by  Michael J. Duthie Production companies Cannon Films Golan-Globus Productions Release date September 12, 1986 Running time 103 minutes
8/15/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Ethan Hunt and the IMF team must track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity if it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than the mission -- not even the lives of those he cares about most.   Directed by Christopher McQuarrie Written by Christopher McQuarrie Erik Jendresen   Starring Tom Cruise Hayley Atwell Ving Rhames Simon Pegg Rebecca Ferguson Vanessa Kirby Henry Czerny Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release dates July 12, 2023 (United States) Running time 163 minutes
8/8/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 58 seconds
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On Deadly Ground

Forrest Taft (Steven Seagal) is putting his considerable talents as a fighter and marksman to use as a hired gun for the sleazy oil tycoon Michael Jennings (Michael Caine). The latter's bottom-line tunnel vision has him destroying entire communities if it means a bigger profit for his business. While in Alaska taking care of some business for his amoral boss, however, Taft meets a native Eskimo woman (Joan Chen) who helps him to discover the error of his ways and pursue a more righteous path. Directed by Steven Seagal Written by Ed Horowitz, Robin U. Russin  Produced by Steven Seagal A. Kitman Ho Julius R. Nasso Starring Steven Seagal Michael Caine Joan Chen John C. McGinley   Release date February 18, 1994 (United States) Running time 101 minutes
8/1/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 25 seconds
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Lionheart

Léon Gaultier (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a soldier in the French Foreign Legion, serving abroad in East Africa. But after his brother is cruelly murdered, Gaultier deserts his assignment and travels to the United States to help his widowed sister-in-law (Lisa Pelikan), who is now struggling to care for her children. But the job market is tough, so Gaultier takes his hand-to-hand combat skills into the brutal world of bare-knuckle fighting, where the paydays are nearly as big as the risks.   Directed by Sheldon Lettich Written by S. N. Warren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sheldon Lettich  Produced by Eric Karson, Ash R. ShahStarring Jean-Claude Van Damme Harrison Page Deborah Rennard Lisa Pelikan Brian Thompson Cinematography Robert C. New Edited by Mark Conte Music by John Scott Production companies Wrong Bet Productions Imperial Entertainment Distributed byUniversal Pictures Release dates August 1, 1990 (France) January 11, 1991 (U.S.A.) Running time 105 minutes
7/25/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 52 seconds
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A better Tomorrow

An ex-gangster in Hong Kong tries to reconnect with his estranged policeman brother, but he finds that his ties to gangs are harder to break than he thought.   Traditional Chinese 英雄本色 Simplified Chinese 英雄本色 Literal meaning True Colors of a Hero  Directed by John Woo Screenplay by John Woo John Woo Chan Hing-kai Leung Suk-wah Produced byTsui HarkStarring Ti Lung Leslie Cheung Chow Yun-fat Emily Chu Waise Lee Kenneth Tsang Cinematography Wong Wing-hang Edited by Kam Ma David Wu Music by Joseph Koo Production companies Cinema City Enterprises Film Workshop   Release date 2 August 1986 Running time 95 minutes              
7/18/20231 hour, 24 seconds
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Sisu (2023)

During the last days of World War II, a solitary prospector crosses paths with Nazis on a scorched-earth retreat in northern Finland. When the soldiers decide to steal his gold, they quickly discover they just tangled with no ordinary miner. Directed by Jalmari Helander Written by Jalmari Helander  Produced by Petri Jokiranta  Starring Jorma Tommila Aksel Hennie Jack Doolan Mimosa Willamo Onni Tommila Cinematography Kjell Lagerroos  Edited by Juho Virolainen  Music by Juri Seppä Tuomas Wäinölä Production companies Subzero Film Entertainment Stage 6 Films Good Chaos Distributed by Nordisk Film (Nordic countries) Lionsgate (North America) Sony Pictures (International) Release dates 9 September 2022 (TIFF) 27 January 2023 (Finland) 28 April 2023 (United States) Running time 91 minutes Countries Finland United States Languages English Finnish  
7/11/202354 minutes, 11 seconds
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Yes, Madam

A relentless inspector (Michelle Yeoh) and a Scotland Yard detective (Cynthia Rothrock) investigate murder linked to microfilm.   Traditional Chinese 皇家師姐 Simplified Chinese 皇家师姐 Literal meaning Royal Elder Sister Hanyu Pinyin Huángjiā Shījiě  JyutpingWong4 Gaa1 Si1 Ze2 Directed by Corey Yuen  Written by Barry Wong  Produced bySammo Hung Starring John Shum Michelle Yeoh Mang Hoi Cynthia Rothrock Tsui Hark Cinematography Bill Wong Chung-piu Edited by Sek Chi-kong Keung Chuen-tak Peter Cheung Music by Romeo Diaz Tang Siu-lam Production Company D & B Films[1] Release date 30 November 1985 Running time 93 minutes Country Hong Kong  Language Cantonese  
7/4/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 2 seconds
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Kill Bill Vol 2

8/10 IMDb 84% Rotten Tomatoes 92% liked this movie Google users The Bride (Uma Thurman) picks up where she left off in volume one with her quest to finish the hit list she has composed of all of the people who have wronged her, including ex-boyfriend Bill (David Carradine), who tried to have her killed four years ago during her wedding to another man. Leaving several dead in her wake, she eventually tracks down Bill in Mexico. Using skills she has learned during her assassin career, she attempts to finish what she set out to do in the first place. Directed by Quentin Tarantino Written by Quentin Tarantino Produced byLawrence Bender Starring Uma Thurman David Carradine Michael Madsen Daryl Hannah Gordon Liu Michael Parks Cinematography Robert Richardson Edited by Sally Menke Music by RZA Robert Rodriguez
6/27/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 51 seconds
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Nemesis

 Nemesis is a 1992 American cyberpunk action film directed by Albert Pyun and starring Olivier Gruner, Tim Thomerson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Yuji Okumoto, Marjorie Monaghan, Brion James and Deborah Shelton.[3] Set in a near future world populated by androids, the film centers on Alex Rain (Gruner), a cybernetically-enhanced, ex-counterterrorism operative charged by his former employers with assassinating his former lover, the leader of an underground militant group. This is the first installment in the Nemesis film series, and was followed by four direct sequels and a spinoff film. After premiering in Japan, it was released in the United States by Imperial Entertainment in January 1993.   Directed by Albert Pyun Written by Rebecca Charles Produced by Tim Karnowski Eric Karson Ash R. Shah Starring Olivier Gruner Tim Thomerson Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Merle Kennedy Yuji Okumoto Marjorie Monaghan Brion James Deborah Shelton Cinematography George Mooradian Edited by Mark Conte David Kern Music byMichel Rubini Production company Greenleaf Productions[1] Distributed byImperial Entertainment[2] Release dates 26 December 1992 (Japan) 29 January 1993 (U.S.) Running time 95 minutesCountryUnited StatesLanguageEnglishBox office$2 million
6/20/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 42 seconds
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Eraser

6.2/10IMDb 42%Rotten Tomatoes 4.2/5Vudu 80% liked this movie Google users John "The Eraser" Kruger is the top gun in the US Marshall Witness Protection scheme; he erases their past and deals with their future. His latest assignment is whistle-blower Dr. Lee Cullen, who has evidence against a major arms corporation that's selling weapons to terrorists with the collusion of rogue enemy agents within, but there is danger nearer home for Kruger, from within his own department. Release date: June 21, 1996 (USA) Director: Charles Russell Budget: 100 million USD Distributed by: Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Pictures Box office: $242.3 million Edited by: Michael Tronick
6/13/202359 minutes, 42 seconds
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Project Wolf Hunting

6.1/10IMDb 88%Rotten Tomatoes 4.4/5Amazon.ca 90% liked this movie Google users A group of police officers fights against dangerous criminals being transferred on a cargo ship bound for Busan, South Korea.Description Release date: September 21, 2022 (South Korea) Director: KIM Hong-seon
6/7/202356 minutes, 47 seconds
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Expendables 3

6.1/10 IMDb 31% Rotten Tomatoes 35% Metacritic 83% liked this movie Google users Years ago, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) co-founded the Expendables with Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson). After Stonebanks became an arms dealer, Ross was forced to kill him -- or so he thought. Now, Stonebanks is back and he's on a mission to end the Expendables. Ross decides that the way to fight old blood is with new blood, so he assembles a team of younger, faster, more tech-savvy recruits. The battle to topple Stonebanks becomes a clash of old-school methods vs. high-tech expertise. Release date: August 15, 2014 (Canada) Director: Patrick Hughes Producers: Avi Lerner, Danny Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, Les Weldon, John Thompson, Miguel Menéndez de Zubillaga Budget: $90–100 million Box office: 214.7 million USD Distributed by: Lionsgate Films   Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross The leader of the Expendables. Jason Statham as Lee Christmas The team's knife expert, hand-to-hand fighter, and Second-In-Command Antonio Banderas as Galgo A former member of the Spanish Armed Forces, Croatian war veteran, and an expert sharpshooter. Jet Li as Yin Yang The team's hand-to-hand combat expert, now working for Trench. Wesley Snipes as Doctor "Doc" Death Doc, aka. Doctor Death, is former Army Special Forces medic, knife expert, and one of the original Expendables. Dolph Lundgren as Gunner The volatile member of the team. Kelsey Grammer as Bonaparte A retired mercenary and ally of the Expendables. Terry Crews as Caesar The team's barrel-weapons specialist. Randy Couture as Toll Road The team's demolitions expert. Kellan Lutz as Smilee A former U.S. Marine, expert motorcycle rider, recruited to the Expendables. Ronda Rousey as Luna An athletic nightclub bouncer recruited by Bonaparte Glen Powell as Thorn A highly skilled hacker, climber and drone pilot. Victor Ortiz as Mars A sharpshooter and lethal soldier, used to work at DARPA Robert Davi as Goran Vata The head of the Albanian mafia Mel Gibson as Stonebanks Conrad Stonebanks is a ruthless arms dealer who was formerly the co-founder of the Expendables before going rogue Harrison Ford as Drummer A CIA field operations officer and pilot who manages the Expendables. Arnold Schwarzenegger as Trent "Trench" Mauser Barney's former teammate and on and off again friend. Natalie Burn as Conrad's wife Sarai Givaty as Camilla
5/30/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 18 seconds
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Hologram Man

4.2/10 IMDb 29% Rotten Tomatoes 2.7/5 Letterboxd 75% liked this movie Google users Five years after being sentenced to holographic stasis, Norman is given parole hearing. After an orchestrated technical glitch by his cronies, his soul escapes from computer prison and stalks the streets as an electromagnetic hologram Initial release: 1995 Director: Richard Pepin
5/23/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bullet In The Head

7.5/10IMDb 100%Rotten Tomatoes 92% liked this movie Google users Three Hong Kong gang fighters (Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Jacky Cheung, Waise Lee) try crime in Vietnam and land in a prison camp with U.S. soldiers.Description Release date: August 17, 1990 (Hong Kong) Director: John Woo Box office: 8.545 million HKD Awards: Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film Editing Budget: 3.5 million USD
5/16/202359 minutes, 1 second
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13 Assassins

7.5/10IMDb 95%Rotten Tomatoes 81%JustWatch 84% liked this movie Google users In this remake of a 1963 film based on historical events, Shinzaemon Shimada leads a team of assassins in 19th-century Japan to eliminate the ruthless Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira, who is wreaking havoc against his own people. Hired secretly by a government official hoping to end Matsudaira's reign of terror, Shimada recruits the best samurai in Japan and then sets a trap for the lord's large contingent of faithful bodyguards.Description Release date: September 25, 2010 (Japan) Director: Takashi Miike Language: Japanese Adapted from: The Thirteen Assassins Budget: 6 million USD Box office: 17.5 million USD
5/10/20231 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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The Big 4

6.1/10IMDb 91%Rotten Tomatoes 4.9/10FilmAffinity 92% liked this movie Google users Four retired assassins spring back into action when they cross paths with a straight-arrow cop who is determined to track down an elusive murderer that has something to do with their shared past.Description Initial release: December 15, 2022 Director: Timo Tjahjanto Production companies: Netflix, Frontier Pictures Screenplay: Timo Tjahjanto, Johanna Wattimena Distributed by: Netflix Language: Indonesian
5/2/202355 minutes, 21 seconds
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Lethal Weapon 2

7.2/10 IMDb 82% Rotten Tomatoes 2/5 Common Sense Media 91% liked this movie Google users South African smugglers find themselves being hounded and harassed by Riggs and Murtaugh, two mismatched Los Angeles police officers. However, the South Africans are protected by diplomatic immunity, and so the two are assigned to witness-protection duty in an attempt by their captain to keep his job. It is only when this witness reveals to them that he has already dealt with the smugglers that the trouble really starts.Description Release date: July 7, 1989 (USA) Director: Richard Donner Music composed by: Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen, David Sanborn Distributed by: Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Pictures Box office: $227.9 million Screenplay by: Jeffrey Boam   Mel Gibson Danny Glover Joe Pesci Joss Ackland Derrick O'Connor Patsy Kensit
4/26/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 21 seconds
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Busting

6.4/10 IMDb 20% Rotten Tomatoes 3.5/5 Letterboxd 68% liked this movie Google users Los Angeles vice cops Michael Keneely (Elliott Gould), tall and hunched, and Patrick Farrell (Robert Blake), short and resentful, tidy up the streets from the drug dealers, prostitutes and petty thugs without fuss -- or much real interest. Goaded by the brash conceit of mobster chief Carl Rizzo (Allen Garfield), the eclectic partners go after him, earning not only his wrath but that of the their department superiors, who would rather that Keneely and Farrell stick to going after petty criminals.Description Release date: January 25, 1974 (USA) Director: Peter Hyams Screenplay: Peter Hyams Distributed by: United Artists Elliott Gould...Vice Detective Michael KeneelyRobert Blake...Vice Detective Patrick FarrelAllen Garfield...Carl RizzoAntonio Fargas...StephenMichael Lerner...Marvin
4/18/20231 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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Eye Of The Tiger

5.6/10 IMDb 20% Rotten Tomatoes 2/5 Radio Times 77% liked this movie Google users Buck Matthews (Gary Busey) is a former convict trying to live a peaceful life with his wife and daughter in his hometown. When it becomes clear that a vicious motorcycle gang, led by the sadistic Blade (William Smith), now rules the area, Buck fights back, but his defiance makes his family a target. After things take a violent turn for the worse, Buck recruits his old Vietnam-vet buddy J.B. Deveraux (Yaphet Kotto) to do what the local cops won't do, and stop Blade's reign of terror.Description Initial release: November 28, 1986 Director: Richard C. Sarafian
4/11/20230
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John Wick: Chapter 4

John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023) Trailer 8.3/10 IMDb 94% Rotten Tomatoes 78% Metacritic 96% liked this movie Google users With the price on his head ever increasing, legendary hit man John Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Japan to Berlin.Description Release date: March 24, 2023 (Canada) Director: Chad Stahelski Cinematography: Dan Laustsen Film series: John Wick Distributed by: Lionsgate Films   Keanu Reeves...John Wick Laurence Fishburne...Bowery King George Georgiou...The Elder Lance Reddick...Charon Clancy Brown...Harbinger Ian McShane...Winston Marko Zaror...Chidi Bill Skarsgård...Marquis Donnie Yen...Caine Aimée Kwan...Mia Hiroyuki Sanada...Shimazu Shamier Anderson...Tracker Rina Sawayama...Akira
4/5/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 39 seconds
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Plane

6.5/10 IMDb 77% Rotten Tomatoes 4.8/5 Facebook 90% liked this movie Google users Pilot Brodie Torrance saves passengers from a lightning strike by making a risky landing on a war-torn island -- only to find that surviving the landing was just the beginning. When dangerous rebels take most of the passengers hostage, the only person Torrance can count on for help is Louis Gaspare, an accused murderer who was being transported by the FBI.Description Release date: January 13, 2023 (Canada) Director: Jean-François Richet Budget: 25 million USD Distributed by: Lionsgate Films Box office: $51.8 million Cinematography: Brendan Galvin
3/28/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 21 seconds
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Everything Everywhere All At Once

7.9/10 IMDb 95% Rotten Tomatoes 81% Metacritic 82% liked this movie Google users When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Release date: April 1, 2022 (Canada) Directors: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert Awards: Academy Award for Best Picture Screenplay: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert Distributed by: A24
3/21/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Hidden

7/10 IMDb 75% Rotten Tomatoes 3.6/5Letterboxd 84% liked this movie Google users A homicide detective and an FBI agent team up to find the human host of an alien life-form responsible for turning citizens into homicidal maniacs.Description Release date: October 30, 1987 (USA) Director: Jack Sholder Music composed by: Michael Convertino Film series: The Hidden Distributed by: New Line Cinema
3/14/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 21 seconds
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Year In Review 2022

1/9/20231 hour, 59 minutes, 46 seconds
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Gremlins

7.3/10IMDb 86%Rotten Tomatoes 5/5Common Sense Media 83% liked this movie Google users A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the `mogwai' but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve. Release date: June 8, 1984 (Canada) Director: Joe Dante Awards: Saturn Award for Best Director Box office: 212.9 million USD Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures Cinematography: John Hora
12/21/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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Podcasting After Dark: Trancers

We had audio problems, so instead of putting up the annual Trapped In Paradise episode, enjoy our friends at Podcasting After Dark.    We had audio problems, so instead of putting up the annual Trapped In Paradise episode, enjoy our friends at Podcasting After Dark. Podcasting After Dark  Podcasting After Dark is a deep-dive into the world of cult horror and action movies from the 70's, 80's, and early 90's. Each episode, Corey Stevenson and Zak Shaffer breakdown and review a different late-night flick from their youth. These are the movies your parents didn’t want you to watch growing up!
12/14/20223 hours, 18 minutes, 38 seconds
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Anna And The Apocalypse

6/10IMDb 77%Rotten Tomatoes 3.8/5Shudder Anna and the Apocalypse got a 3.829 stars review on Shudder. 79% liked this movie Google users A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other. Release date: November 30, 2018 (UK) Director: John McPhail Music by: Roddy Hart; Tommy Reilly Box office: $670,430 Distributed by: Orion Pictures, Vertigo Films Based on: "Zombie Musical" (short film); by Ryan McHenry
12/7/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Road Warrior

7.6/10IMDb 94%Rotten Tomatoes 4.6/5Amazon.ca 81% liked this movie Google users Description After avenging the death of his wife and young son at the hands of a vicious gang leader, Max (Mel Gibson) drives the post-apocalyptic highways of the Australian outback, fending off attacks from nomadic tribes that prey on outsiders. Falling into an encampment led by the relatively peaceful Pappagallo (Mike Preston), Max at first schemes to steal their oil, but soon becomes the group's reluctant defender against the hulking Humungus (Kjell Nilsson) and his ruthless marauders. Release date: December 24, 1981 (Canada) Director: George Miller Box office: 36 million USD (theatrical rentals) Narrator: Harold Baigent Awards: AACTA Award for Best Direction in Film, MORE Budget: 4 million AUD, 4.5 million AUD
11/29/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 54 seconds
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Hell riders

3.7/10IMDb 2.4/5Letterboxd A small-town doctor (Adam West) and a former blackjack dealer (Tina Louise) stand up to a motorcycle gang.Description
11/23/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ronin

7.2/10IMDb 69%Rotten Tomatoes 67%Metacritic 83% liked this movie Google users Deirdre (Natascha McElhone) puts together a team of experts that she tasks with stealing a valuable briefcase, the contents of which are a mystery. The international team includes Sam (Robert De Niro), an ex-intelligence officer, along with Vincent (Jean Reno), Gregor (Stellan Skarsgard) and others. As their operation gets underway, several team members are found to be untrustworthy, and everyone must complete the mission with a watchful eye on everyone else. Release date: September 25, 1998 (USA) Director: John Frankenheimer Screenplay: David Mamet, J.D. Zeik Budget: 55 million USD Box office: 70.7 million USD
11/15/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Man From Nowhere

7.7 - IMDB 100% - Rotten Tomatoes   92% liked this film Google users Former secret agent Tae-shik's only contact is with a girl named So-mi, who's mother smuggles drugs for a gang. When the gang realise who Tae-shik is they kidnap So-mi and her mother, demanding that Tae-shik make a drug delivery.Description Release date: August 4, 2010 (South Korea) Director: Lee Jeong-beom Languages: Korean, English Box office: 43 million USD Awards: Grand Bell Award for Best Actor, MORE Cinematography: Lee Tae-yoon
11/9/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 55 seconds
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New York Ninja

5.5/10IMDb 96%Rotten Tomatoes 3.4/5Letterboxd 69% liked this film Google users A sound technician in New York City turns to vigilantism after his pregnant wife is murdered.Description Initial release: October 2021 Distributed by: Vinegar Syndrome
11/1/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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Basket Case

6.2/10IMDb 76%Rotten Tomatoes 77%Metacritic 86% liked this film Google users A grotesquely deformed Siamese twin joins forces with his brother to stalk the physician who separated them at birth.Description Release date: April 1982 (USA) Director: Frank Henenlotter Sequel: Basket Case 2 Budget: 35,000 USD Screenplay: Frank Henenlotter
10/25/20221 hour, 43 seconds
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Predators

6.4/10IMDb 65%Rotten Tomatoes 51%Metacritic 83% liked this film Google users Brought together on a mysterious planet, a mercenary (Adrien Brody) and a group of coldblooded killers now become the prey. A new breed of aliens pursues the ragtag humans through dense jungle. The group must work together to survive, or become the latest trophies of the fearsome intergalactic hunters.Description Release date: July 7, 2010 (USA) Director: Nimród Antal Screenplay: Alex Litvak, Michael Finch Cinematography: Gyula Pados
10/19/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 2 seconds
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Green Room

7/10IMDb 90%Rotten Tomatoes 3.7/5Letterboxd 80% liked this film Google users A punk rock band becomes trapped in a secluded venue after finding a scene of violence. For what they saw, the band themselves become targets of violence from a gang of white-power skinheads, who want to eliminate all evidence of the crime. Release date: April 15, 2016 (USA) Director: Jeremy Saulnier Box office: 3.8 million USD Screenplay: Jeremy Saulnier Nominations: Empire Award for Best Horror Budget: 5 million USD
10/11/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Descent

7.2/10IMDb 86%Rotten Tomatoes 3.6/5Letterboxd 87% liked this film Google users A year after a severe emotional trauma, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) goes to North Carolina to spend some time exploring caves with her friends; after descending underground, the women find strange cave paintings and evidence of an earlier expedition, then learn they are not alone: Underground predators inhabit the crevasses, and they have a taste for human flesh. Release date: July 8, 2005 (United Kingdom) Director: Neil Marshall Sequel: The Descent Part 2 Screenplay: Neil Marshall Box office: 57.1 million USD Awards: British Independent Film Award for Best Director, British Independent Film Award for Best Technical Achievement
10/4/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 58 seconds
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Top 5: 90’s Comedies

This week we take a look at our favourite comedies of the 90's.
9/27/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 47 seconds
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Air force One

6.5/10IMDb 79%Rotten Tomatoes 3.2/5Letterboxd 87% liked this film Google users After making a speech in Moscow vowing to never negotiate with terrorists, President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) boards Air Force One with his family (Wendy Crewson, Liesel Matthews) and advisers. When a group of terrorists led by Ivan Korshunov (Gary Oldman) hijacks the flight, the President's principles are put to the test. Feigning escape, ex-solider Marshall stows away in the aircraft and must race against time to rescue his family and everyone else on board. Release date: July 25, 1997 (Canada) Director: Wolfgang Petersen Box office: 315.2 million US   Harrison Ford President James Marshall Gary Oldman Ivan Korshunov Glenn Close Vice President Kathryn Bennett Wendy Crewson Grace Marshall Liesel Matthews Alice Marshall Paul Guilfoyle Chief of Staff Lloyd Shepherd Xander Berkeley Agent Gibbs William H. Macy Major Caldwell Dean Stockwell Defense Secretary Walter Dean Tom Everett NSA Advisor Jack Doherty
9/21/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 47 seconds
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Carter (2022)

5.1/10IMDb 33%Rotten Tomatoes 59% liked this film Google users A man wakes up missing his memories. Directed by a mysterious voice from a device in his ear, he sets off on a hostage rescue mission rife with danger.Description Initial release: August 5, 2022 Director: Jeong Byeong-Gil Budget: 30 billion KRW Distributed by: Netflix
9/13/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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Prey (2022)

7.2/10IMDb 93%Rotten Tomatoes 71%Metacritic 87% liked this film Google users Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, "Prey" is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior. She has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries. Initial release: July 21, 2022 Director: Dan Trachtenberg Music composed by: Sarah Schachner Film series: Predator Screenplay: Dan Trachtenberg, Patrick Aison Distributed by: Disney+, Hulu
9/6/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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Catching Up After Summer Break

We talk about what we have been up to and what we've been watching over summer break
9/6/202240 minutes, 35 seconds
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TopFive Detectives - Patreon Exclusive

  Hello All. It's a quick turnaround but we need more Patrons. Also this was such a fun episode to record we wanted to share it with you. Thanks everyone for listing andCheck out our latest Patreon Top Five with Top 5 Detectives.  If you like this subscribe to out Patreon for more select content.  https://www.patreon.com/Action_Action  
8/9/202253 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Gray Man

6.5/10IMDb 46%Rotten Tomatoes 51%Metacritic 89% liked this film Google users When the CIA's top asset -- his identity known to no one -- uncovers agency secrets, he triggers a global hunt by assassins set loose by his ex-colleague. Release date: July 15, 2022 (Canada) Directors: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo Distributed by: Netflix Adapted from: The Gray Man
8/3/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 8 seconds
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Double Impact

5.6/10IMDb 35%Rotten Tomatoes 40%Metacritic 87% liked this film Google users Nearly 25 years after seeing his father killed by Hong Kong crime boss Raymond Zhang (Philip Chan Yan Kin), Chad Wagner (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is living in Los Angeles as a flourishing yet peaceful martial arts trainer. But Chad has a twin brother, Alex (also Van Damme), who suddenly reunites with his less-aggressive sibling and wants to avenge their father's death. As the pair plan their payback against Zhang, they also struggle to overcome their personal differences. Release date: August 9, 1991 (USA) Director: Sheldon Lettich Box office: $30.1 million Budget: $15 million to $16 million Story by: Sheldon Lettich; Jean-Claude Van Damme; Steve Meerson; Peter Krikes
7/26/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 40 seconds
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Bad Boys 2 with Nick From Nicks Flicks Fix

We are so lucky to have one of the greatest people we know guest on this special episode of Action, Action. Nick From Nicks Flicks Fix joins us to discuss Bad Boys 2. Enjoy! https://linktr.ee/nicksflicksfix   6.6/10IMDb 23%Rotten Tomatoes 4.5/5Vudu 88% liked this film Google users The drug ecstasy is flowing into Miami, and the police want it stopped. Police Detective Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and his partner, Mike Lowrey (Will Smith), are just the men to do it. They track the drugs to a Cuban smuggler, Johnny Tapia (Jordi Mollà), who is also involved in a bloody war with Russian and Haitian mobsters. If that isn't bad enough, there's tension between the two cops because Lowrey is romantically involved with Burnett's sister, Syd (Gabrielle Union). Release date: July 18, 2003 (Canada) Director: Michael Bay Box office: 273.3 million USD    
7/19/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 46 seconds
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Kill Bill Vol. 1

8.2/10IMDb 85%Rotten Tomatoes 4.7/5Amazon.ca 91% liked this film Google users A former assassin, known simply as The Bride (Uma Thurman), wakes from a coma four years after her jealous ex-lover Bill (David Carradine) attempts to murder her on her wedding day. Fueled by an insatiable desire for revenge, she vows to get even with every person who contributed to the loss of her unborn child, her entire wedding party, and four years of her life. After devising a hit list, The Bride sets off on her quest, enduring unspeakable injury and unscrupulous enemies.Description Release date: October 10, 2003 (Canada) Director: Quentin Tarantino Music by: RZA Box office: $180.9 million Adapted from: Lady Snowblood
7/12/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 49 seconds
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Predator 2

6.2/10IMDb 30%Rotten Tomatoes 46%Metacritic 89% liked this film Google users Los Angeles is enduring a heat wave and a crime wave, so the pressure on police officer Michael Harrigan (Danny Glover) to solve a strange string of murders is mounting. Harrigan thinks the culprit can be found among the warring gangs and drug cartels, but FBI Special Agent Peter Keyes (Gary Busey) knows the horrible truth: Their killer is a fearsome extraterrestrial (Kevin Peter Hall) with keen hunting abilities that include superior night vision and the power to make itself invisible. Release date: November 21, 1990 (USA) Director: Stephen Hopkins Box office: $57.1 million Music by: Alan Silvestri Distributed by: 20th Century Studios
7/5/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Northman

7.3/10IMDb 89%Rotten Tomatoes 3.9/5Letterboxd 75% liked this film Google users Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy's mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who raids Slavic villages. He soon meets a seeress who reminds him of his vow -- save his mother, kill his uncle, avenge his father.Description Release date: April 22, 2022 (Canada) Director: Robert Eggers Box office: $68.7 million Adapted from: Amleth
6/28/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 55 seconds
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Die Hard

It's been a long time coming but it's finally here. We have watched 200 movies for the podcast and eventually we had to talk about Die Hard. Will it make the Top 10? Let's find out. 8.2/10IMDb 94%Rotten Tomatoes 4.1/5Letterboxd 91% of Google Users New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who t… MOREDescription Release date: July 22, 1988 (USA) Director: John McTiernan Music by: Michael Kamen Adapted from: Nothing Lasts Forever Budget: $25–35 million Distributed by: 20th Century Studios
6/21/20222 hours, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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No Holds Barred

4.3/10IMDb   10%Rotten Tomatoes   78% liked this film Google users A TV-network boss (Kurt Fuller) pits a wrestler called Zeus against a wrestler called Rip (Hulk Hogan) in a racial match.Description Release date: June 2, 1989 (USA) Director: Thomas J. Wright Budget: $8 million (estimated) Distributed by: New Line Cinema Box office: $16 million (USA) Written by: Dennis Hackin
6/14/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Unplanned Free For All

Mistakes were a made and some people didn't watch the movie. So, we did a free-for-all. Let's see if it turned out.
6/7/202245 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Wraith

5.9/10IMDb 36%Rotten Tomatoes 39%Metacritic 87% liked this movie Google users A high-school hero returns from the dead to take revenge against the psychotic drag racer who killed him. The murdered boy transforms himself into a hi-tech spirit in black leathers and sets out to do battle with a gang of desert-based car thieves led by the man who destroyed him.Description Release date: November 21, 1986 (USA) Director: Mike Marvin Starring: Charlie Sheen; Nick Cassavetes; Sherilyn Fenn; Randy Quaid Movie film location: Tucson, Arizona Featured song: Smokin' in the Boys Room Distributed by: Alliance Communications
5/31/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ambulance

Have you seen this movie? What do you think? We get into it on this episode of Action, Action!   6.1/10IMDb 69%Rotten Tomatoes 50%Metacritic 81% liked this film Google users Needing money to cover his wife's medical bills, a decorated veteran teams up with his adoptive brother to steal $32 million from a Los Angeles bank. However, when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate thieves hijack an ambulance that's carrying a severely wounded cop and an EMT work… MOREDescription Release date: April 8, 2022 (Canada) Director: Michael Bay Distributed by: Universal Pictures
5/24/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 38 seconds
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Extreme Prejudice

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 6.6/10IMDb 70%Rotten Tomatoes 4.1/5Vudu 81% liked this film Google users Jack Benteen (Nick Nolte) is a Texas Ranger who has taken a very different path than his childhood buddy, Cash Bailey (Powers Boothe), a ruthless drug lord. While Benteen and Bailey are on opposites sides of the law, they share a common interest in the lovely Sarita Cisneros (Maria Conchita Alonso),… MOREDescription Release date: April 24, 1987 (USA) Show: Cine Director: Walter Hill Music by: Jerry Goldsmith Story by: John Milius; Fred Rexer Distributed by: Carolco Pictures, TriStar Pictures              
5/17/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 45 seconds
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One Tough Bastard

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   5.3/10IMDb 3.3/5Rate Your Music 78% liked this film Google users When the wife and daughter of Army drill sergeant John North (Brian Bosworth) are killed during an arms deal involving a crooked FBI agent named Karl Savak (Bruce Payne), John decides to take matters into his own hands, only to discover that the henchman responsible for their deaths has been put int… MOREDescription Initial release: December 10, 1995 Director: Kurt Wimmer Distributed by: HBO
5/10/20221 hour, 23 seconds
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Riders Of Justice

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 7.5/10IMDb 96%Rotten Tomatoes 3.8/5Letterboxd 85% liked this film Google users Markus returns home to care for his daughter when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. However, when a survivor of the wreck surfaces and claims foul play, Markus suspects his wife was murdered and embarks on a mission to find those responsible.Description Initial release: November 19, 2020 Director: Anders Thomas Jensen Box office: $7,957,296 Budget: €5.3 million; ($6.4 million) Distributed by: Nordisk Film Languages: Danish, English
5/3/202251 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 8.8/10 MDb 97% Rotten Tomatoes 4/5 Common Sense Media 93% liked this film Google users In the Southwest during the Civil War, a mysterious stranger, Joe (Clint Eastwood), and a Mexican outlaw, Tuco (Eli Wallach), form an uneasy partnership -- Joe turns in the bandit for the reward money, then rescues him just as he is being hanged. When Joe's shot at the noose goes awry during one escapade, a furious Tuco tries to have him murdered. The men re-team abruptly, however, to beat out a sadistic criminal and the Union army and find $20,000 that a soldier has buried in the desert. Release date: December 23, 1966 (Italy) Director: Sergio Leone Featured song: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Music composed by: Ennio Morricone Box office: $31.4 million
4/27/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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Pregaming For The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

What we watched before we watched The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. 
4/19/202235 minutes, 13 seconds
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Drive (1997)

Drive (1997) Drive(Patreon).mp3             Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 6.7/10IMDb 4.3/5Amazon.ca 3.6/5Letterboxd A bionic man (Mark Dacascos) from Hong Kong enlists help from a hostage (Kadeem Hardison) and a woman (Brittany Murphy) to evade villains in San Francisco.Description Initial release: August 4, 1997 Director: Steve Wang Written by: Scott Phillips
4/12/202257 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pregaming for Drive (1997)

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 6.7/10IMDb 4.3/5Amazon.ca 3.6/5Letterboxd A bionic man (Mark Dacascos) from Hong Kong enlists help from a hostage (Kadeem Hardison) and a woman (Brittany Murphy) to evade villains in San Francisco.Description Initial release: August 4, 1997 Director: Steve Wang Written by: Scott Phillips
4/5/202244 minutes, 51 seconds
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Top Dog

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   4.1/10 · IMDb 81% liked this film Google users When terrorists threaten to blow up San Diego, heroic cop Norris is forced to collaborate with a canine partner who seems to outsmart him every step of the way.Description Initial release: April 28, 1995 Director: Aaron Norris Music by: George S. Clinton Box office: $5.1 million Story by: Aaron Norris; Tim Grayem
3/29/202257 minutes, 15 seconds
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PreGaming for Top Dog

Check out what we watched before we watched Top Dog. 4.1/10 · IMDb 81% liked this film Google users When terrorists threaten to blow up San Diego, heroic cop Norris is forced to collaborate with a canine partner who seems to outsmart him every step of the way. Initial release: April 28, 1995 Director: Aaron Norris Music by: George S. Clinton Box office: $5.1 million Story by: Aaron Norris; Tim Grayem Distributed by: Artisan Entertainment Chuck Norris as Lt. Jake Wilder Michele Lamar Richards as Det. Savannah Boyette Erik von Detten as Matthew Swanson Carmine Caridi as Sgt. Lou Swanson
3/22/202248 minutes, 6 seconds
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Stone Cold

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon Directors: Craig R. Baxley, Philippe Mora Cast   Brian Bosworth (Joe Elkhart, Joe Huff/John Stone) Brian Bosworth Joe Elkhart, Joe Huff/John Stone Lance Henriksen (Chains Cooper) Lance Henriksen Chains Cooper William Forsythe (Ice) William Forsythe Ice Craig R. Baxley Craig R. Baxley
3/15/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pregaming for Stone Cold

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon Catching up in anticipation of our Stone Cold rewatch.
3/11/202248 minutes, 43 seconds
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MacGruber

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon Directed byJorma Taccone Screenplay by Will Forte John Solomon Jorma Taccone Starring Will Forte Kristen Wiig Ryan Phillippe Val Kilmer Maya Rudolph Powers Boothe   Distributed byUniversal Pictures Release dates March 15, 2010 (SXSW) May 21, 2010 (United States) Running time 91 minutes [1]CountryUnited StatesLanguageEnglishBudget$10 million[2]Box office$9.3 million[3]
3/8/202253 minutes, 25 seconds
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Pregaming for MacGruber

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   Lets get ready for next weeks episode featuring MacGruber with a pre chat about all the other stuff we've been watching.    
3/5/202249 minutes, 36 seconds
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Raid 2

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 8/10IMDb   82% Rotten Tomatoes   71%Metacritic The Raid 2    90% liked this film Google users   Description After surviving a bloody fight with powerful gangsters, rookie Jakarta cop Rama (Iko Uwais) thinks he can resume a normal life. However, his exploits during that fateful incident have attracted the attention of criminals even more deadly than the last. His family at risk, Rama has no choice but to go under cover. He gets himself thrown in prison, where he befriends the son of a prominent crime kingpin. Rama must lay his own life on the line to finally destroy the criminal empire. Release date: March 28, 2014 (USA) Director: Gareth Evans Budget: $4.5 million Music by: Joseph Trapanese; Aria Prayogi; Fajar Yuskemal Box office: $6.6 million (excluding Indonesia and Japan)
3/1/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 32 seconds
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Pregaming For The Raid 2

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon  It's our weekly discussion of what were watching with a few games thrown in.
2/26/202237 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Blood Of Heroes

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   6.5/10IMDb The Blood of Heroes scored 6.5 out of 10 on IMDb. 13%Rotten Tomatoes The Blood of Heroes scored 13 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. 69%JustWatch The Blood of Heroes scored 69 percent on JustWatch. 91% liked this film Google users Another woman (Joan Chen) joins a future gladiator's (Rutger Hauer) band of "juggers" against fighters of the ruling elite.Description Release date: October 19, 1989 (Australia) Director: David Webb Peoples Music by: Todd Boekelheide Box office: $882,290
2/22/202247 minutes, 2 seconds
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Pregaming For The Blood Of Heroes

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon Check out what we've been watching this week. 
2/18/202236 minutes, 24 seconds
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One Shot

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 5.5/10IMDb 60%Rotten Tomatoes 39%Metacritic One Shot scored 39 percent on Metacritic. 63% liked this film Google users In an effort to prevent a terrorist attack on Washington D.C., an elite squad of Navy SEALs led by Lt. Jake Harris and junior CIA analyst Zoe Anderson must retrieve a detainee from a CIA black site on a remote island. Tensions flare as site manager Jack Yorke refuses to release the suspected terrorist based solely on Anderson's intel, but when the base comes under attack by waves of insurgents, they must band together to complete the mission.Description Initial release: November 5, 2021 Director: James Nunn
2/15/202258 minutes, 19 seconds
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Pregaming For One Shot

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   We have a new pre show that we're testing out. Let us know what you think!
2/12/202229 minutes, 4 seconds
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Pitch Black

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 7.1/10IMDb Pitch Black scored  7.1 out of 10 on IMDb. 60%Rotten Tomatoes Pitch Black scored 60 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. 49%Metacritic Pitch Black scored 49 percent on Metacritic. 83% liked this film Google users A deep space transporter crash-lands on a desolate planet circled by three suns. Among the survivors are pilot Carolyn Fry, mystic Abu `Imam' al-Walid, cop William J Johns and convicted criminal Richard B Riddick, and their first thoughts are of survival and escape. Then Fry finds out that the plane… MOREDescription Release date: February 18, 2000 (USA) Director: David Twohy Sequel: The Chronicles of Riddick Story by: Ken and Jim Wheat Budget: $23 million
2/8/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 16 seconds
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Copshop

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 6.2/10IMDb Copshop scored 6.2 out of 10 on IMDb. 82%Rotten Tomatoes Copshop scored 82 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. 4/5Vudu Copshop got a 4.01 stars review on Vudu. 74% liked this film Google users Screaming through the Nevada desert in a bullet-ridden car, wily con artist Teddy Murretto hatches a plan to hide out from lethal assassin Bob Viddick. He punches rookie officer Valerie Young to get himself arrested and locked up in a small-town police station. However, jail can't protect Murretto f… MOREDescription Initial release: September 9, 2021 Director: Joe Carnahan Box office: $6.7 million Story by: Mark Williams; Kurt McLeod
2/1/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 17 seconds
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Temple Of Doom

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 7.5/10IMDb 84%Rotten Tomatoes 3.6/5Letterboxd 89% liked this film Google users   Description Adventure sequel. Intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones, on the trail of fortune and glory in Old Shanghai, is ricocheted into a dangerous adventure in India. With his faithful companion Short Round and nightclub singer Willie Scott, Indie goes in search of the magical Sankara stone, and uncovers an ancient evil which threatens all who come into contact with it.   Release date: May 8, 1984 (USA) Director: Steven Spielberg Music by: John Williams Story by: George Lucas Box office: $333.1 million Screenplay by: Willard Huyck; Gloria Katz
1/25/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 14 seconds
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Free For All: James

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon Let the warm bath of James wash over you. It's another Free For All, and this time James is in charge. 
1/11/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 57 seconds
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2021Year In Review

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon It's the end of December, and that means it's time to look back at the year that was.  
1/4/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 22 seconds
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Batman & Robin

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 3.8/10 IMDb 12% Rotten Tomatoes 28% Metacritic 57% liked this film Google users This superhero adventure finds Batman (George Clooney) and his partner, Robin (Chris O'Donnell), attempting to the foil the sinister schemes of a deranged set of new villains, most notably the melancholy Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger), who wants to make Gotham into an arctic region, and the sultry Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman), a plant-loving femme fatale. As the Dynamic Duo contends with these bad guys, a third hero, Batgirl (Alicia Silverstone), joins the ranks of the city's crime-fighters. Release date: June 20, 1997 (USA) Director: Joel Schumacher Box office: $238.2 million Music by: Elliot Goldenthal Written by: Akiva Goldsman
12/28/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 7 seconds
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Invasion USA

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon Retired CIA agent Matt Hunter (Chuck Norris) is forced back into the business when a villain from his past re-emerges. Soviet Mikhail Rostov (Richard Lynch), a terrorist whom Matt once caught, wants to exact revenge. After failing to find Matt at his Everglades home, Rostov and his army of Communist Release date: September 27, 1985 (USA) Director: Joseph Zito Music by: Jay Chattaway Box office: $17,500,000 (US) Story by: Aaron Norris; James Bruner Budget: $12 million
12/21/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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Trapped In Paradise (Again) With Talking Back Podcast

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon This week we talk with Dean from The Talking Back Podcast about the most excellent holiday movie ever made, Trapped In Paradise. 5.9/10 IMDb 5% Rotten Tomatoes  63% JustWatch 81% liked this film Google users Fresh out of prison, Alvin (Dana Carvey) and Dave Firpo (Jon Lovitz) pull their brother Bill (Nicolas Cage) back into a life of crime. But the siblings' foolproof bank heist takes a tailspin when Alvin gets lost in the getaway car. That's how the criminal nitwits wind up trapped in the snowbound bur… MOREDescription Initial release: November 21, 1994 Director: George Gallo Music by: Robert Folk Box office: $6 million
12/14/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 54 seconds
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Hallmarks: Fir Crazy

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   This week on the Podcast we go way into left field and watch what is considered to be one of the worst Hallmark Christmas movies of all time, Fir Crazy.   6.4/10IMDb 68%JustWatch   87% liked this film Google users   Description A woman who has always hated Christmas is forced to take over running her father's struggling tree lot when he breaks his leg. Helping people find the perfect decoration for their homes inspires a newfound love of the season and she starts to fall for a repeat customer - but she also has to save the… MORE Initial release: November 24, 2013 Director: Craig Pryce
12/7/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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Armageddon

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 6.7/10 IMDb 38% Rotten Tomatoes 42% Metacritic 87% liked this film Google users NASA astronauts observe that a large asteroid will hit earth in the next eighteen days and destroy life. They realise that their only hope of survival is Harry Stamper, an oil driller.Description Release date: July 1, 1998 (Canada) Director: Michael Bay Featured song: I Don't Want to Miss a Thing Story by: Robert Roy Pool; Jonathan Hensleigh Box office: $553.7 million Screenplay by: Jonathan Hensleigh; J. J. Abrams
12/1/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 51 seconds
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BFOP Round Table (Ghostbusters After Life 2021)

We are back with another BFOP Network Round Table Review episode! This time, Adam & John are joined by Dustin from Action, Action, Tim from Talking Back, and Zak & Corey from Podcasting After Dark and Cartwright to discuss Ghostbusters Afterlife! This is a spoiler review, so if you haven't seen the movie, might be best to watch it first......or don't. It's up to you. Enjoy! Ghostbusters Afterlife (2021) synopsis: “When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.” Starring: Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, and Paul RuddDirector: Jason Reitman We hope you enjoy this roundtable discussion! All the links for each show in our network can be found at BFOPNetwork.com Check us out at: www.patreon.com/blastpastcast www.instagram.com/blastpastcast
12/1/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 20 seconds
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Attack The Block

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   6.7/10IMDb 90%Rotten Tomatoes 3.6/5Letterboxd 87% liked this film Google users A group of valiant teenagers ventures out to battle a savage alien incursion. With the invasive species jeopardizing their vicinity in Southern London, they fight to succeed in their mission.Description Release date: July 29, 2011 (Canada) Director: Joe Cornish Budget: £8 million Music by: Basement Jaxx; Steven Price
11/23/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 2 seconds
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Laser Mission

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 3.5/10 · IMDb 80% liked this film Google users Dr Otto grows a hand out of his head as he conjures a plan to take over the world. Lance Sterling attempts to capture the mad scientist, who continuously evades capture with his appearance-altering device.Description Initial release: November 10, 1990 Director: BJ Davis
11/16/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 40 seconds
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Free For All: Dustin

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon Let's see what Dustin puts together for his Free For All episode.
11/9/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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True Legend

6.4/10IMDb 64%Rotten Tomatoes 4.2/5Vudu 84% liked this film Google users Su Qi-Er retires as Qing dynasty's general in order to start a family and own a martial arts school. His quiet life is shattered when his adopted brother kidnaps his son and leaves his wife to die.Description Release date: February 9, 2010 (China) Director: Yuen Woo-ping Box office: RMB 46.5 million (US$6.82 million) Music by: Shigeru Umebayashi Budget: US$20,000,000
11/2/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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Maniac Cop

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   Maniac Cop is a 1988 American action slasher film directed by William Lustig, written by Larry Cohen, and starring Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Richard Roundtree, William Smith, Robert Z'Dar, and Sheree North.
10/26/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Fog

The Fog (1980) Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 6.8/10 IMDb 75% Rotten Tomatoes 3.5/5 Letterboxd 89% liked this film Google users Folks get ready to celebrate the centenary of Antonio Bay. But, many had suffered due to crimes that founded this town. Now, they rise from the sea, under the cover of the fog, to claim retribution.Description Release date: February 1, 1980 (USA) Director: John Carpenter Box office: $21.3 million (domestic) Budget: $1.1 million Produced by: Debra Hill Screenplay: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
10/19/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   Dawn Of The Dead (1978) As hordes of zombies swarm over the U.S., the terrified populace tries everything in their power to escape the attack of the undead, but neither cities nor the countryside prove safe. In Pennsylvania, radio-station employee Stephen (David Emge) and his girlfriend, Francine (Gaylen Ross), escape in t… MORE Release date: January 1, 1978 (USA) Director: George A. Romero Music by: The Goblins; Dario Argento; Budget: $640,000 Box office: $66 million
10/12/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 46 seconds
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Hunters Blood/Cyst

          Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon On this extraordinary episode of Action Action, we have a guest to kick off Spooktober! Producer Travis Ayers joins us to discuss his upcoming horror movie Cyst and the Deliverance adjacent, Hunters Blood.   5.9/10IMDb 3.1/5Letterboxd 76% liked this film Google users City dwellers (Sam Bottoms, Clu Gulager, Joey Travolta) go deer hunting in Arkansas and meet crazed poachers who see them as prey.Description Initial release: September 26, 1986 Director: Robert C. Hughes
10/5/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 7 seconds
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Free For All Espisode

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon It's a free for all episode. 
9/29/202159 minutes, 54 seconds
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Project A

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon RIP-ROARING ADVENTURE ON THE OLD CHINA COAST. In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. One Coast Guard officer is Dragon Ma, who is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made a fool of.
9/22/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 48 seconds
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Fix - Hands Of Steel

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 5.4/10 · IMDb 88% liked this film Google users Description A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. Release date: August 1986 (USA) Director: Sergio Martino Music by: Claudio Simonetti Screenplay: Sergio Martino, Elisa Briganti, Ernesto Gastaldi, MORE
9/15/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 10 seconds
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In Search Of The Last Action Heroes

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   This is wild but we have Ti Singh and we think everyone will love it.  borntobebad.co.uk, facebook.com/borntobebadbook borntobebad.co.uk
9/7/202157 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Rundown

  Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 6.7/10 IMDb 69% Rotten Tomatoes 59% Metacritic 79% liked this film Google users Beck, a bounty hunter, visits the Amazon jungle to bring home his boss's son, Travis. Soon, they find themselves in danger as local goons wish to acquire the priceless artefact in their possession.Description Initial release: September 26, 2003 (USA) Director: Peter Berg Music by: Harry Gregson-Williams Box office: $80.9 million
8/31/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 39 seconds
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Rambo: First Blood Part II

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon 6.5/10 IMDb 33% Rotten Tomatoes 47%Metacritic 90% liked this film Google users John Rambo is offered the chance to cut short his prison tenure by going on a secret mission for the US government deep into the jungles of Vietnam and locating American POWs.Description Initial release: May 22, 1985 (USA) Director: George P. Cosmatos Story by: Kevin Jarre Budget: $25.5 million Based on: John Rambo; by David Morrell Box office: 300.4 million USD
8/24/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 2 seconds
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Avatar (2009)

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   Jake, who is paraplegic, replaces his twin on the Na'vi inhabited Pandora for a corporate mission. After the natives accept him as one of their own, he must decide where his loyalties lie. Release date: December 18, 2009 (Canada) Director: James Cameron Box office: 2.802 billion USD Produced by: James Cameron; Jon Landau Budget: 237 million USD (2009)
8/17/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 27 seconds
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Action, Action Presents: Two Dollar Late Fee - The Kurt McKinney Interview

We are taking the week off but are stoked to present an episode from out friends at the Two Dollar Late Fee. Enjoy! In episode 45, Zak & Dustin interview the star of No Retreat, No Surrender actor Kurt McKinney! Z& D took a trip down memory lane with Kurt, as he reminisced on his journey from Louisville, Kentucky to starring in one of Z & D’s favorite martial art movies of all time (No Retreat, No Surrender)! Kurt told great stories about making the iconic “kick flick” along with his personal journey that followed! It’s an entertaining, uplifting, and inspiring story. One that the dudes were honored to hear. Now you get to listen to it too! Enjoy! BTW…The Dudes made an exclusive TWO DOLLAR LATE FEE tribute shirt to No Retreat, No Surrender & Kurt McKinney which you can get exclusively at TeePublic.com! Click here to buy it! NEW EPISODES EVERY TWO WEEKS! Please follow us on Spotify & subscribe, rate and review us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts (aka iTunes) Support Us On Patreon: patreon.com/twodollarlatefee
8/10/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 33 seconds
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Deliver Us From Evil

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   An assassin goes to Thailand in order to solve a kidnapping case and finds himself chased by a man whose sibling he killed. Initial release: August 5, 2020 (South Korea) Director: Hong Won-chan Music by: Mowg Box office: $34 million
8/3/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Tomorrow War

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   The world is stunned when a group of time travellers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. Initial release: July 21, 2021 (Indonesia) Director: Chris McKay Budget: $200 million
7/27/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 12 seconds
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Blade II

Blade, a human-vampire hybrid, is forced to ally with his arch enemies to take down the Reapers, a race of mutated vampires with plans of world domination.   Initial release: March 21, 2002 (USA) Director: Guillermo del Toro Box office: $155 million Budget: $54 million
7/20/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ricochet

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   6.2 IMDb 72% Rotten Tomatoes 49% Metacritic 82% liked this film Google users Nick Styles, a rookie cop, sends Earl Blake, a psychotic hitman, to prison. Years later, Blake escapes prison with a well-calculated plan to seek revenge on Styles. Initial release: October 4, 1991 (USA) Director: Russell Mulcahy Box office: 21.76 million USD Screenplay: Menno Meyjes, Fred Dekker, Steven E. de Souza Story by: Menno Meyjes, Fred Dekker
7/13/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 52 seconds
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Snowpiercer

7.1/10 IMDb 94% Rotten Tomatoes 84% Metacritic 82% liked this film Google users Survivors of Earth's second Ice Age live out their days on a luxury train that ploughs through snow and ice. The train's poorest residents, who live in the squalid caboose, plan to improve their lot by taking over the engine room. Initial release: July 29, 2013  Director: Bong Joon-ho
7/6/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Expendables 2

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   6.6/10 IMDb 67% Rotten Tomatoes 91% liked this film Google users All hell breaks loose when Barney, along with his band of old-school mercenaries, sets out on a path of carnage after one of their comrades gets killed during a simple task assigned by Mr Church. Release date: August 17, 2012 (Canada) Director: Simon West Story by: David Agosto; Ken Kaufman; Richard Wenk Budget: 100 million USD Box office: 315 million USD
6/29/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 33 seconds
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Last Action Hero

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   Danny Madigan is an ardent fan of a Hollywood superstar. His best friend gives him a magical ticket that teleports him into the world of his favourite star. Initial release: June 13, 1993 (USA) Director: John McTiernan Box office: $137.3 million
6/22/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 26 seconds
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Marked For Death (1990)

6/10IMDb27%Rotten Tomatoes49%Metacritic   88% liked this film Google users     Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon Description A former narcotics agent travels to Jamaica to seek vengeance against a villainous drug kingpin who tried to kill him and his family. Initial release: October 5, 1990 (USA) Director: Dwight H. Little Box office: $58 million Music by: James Newton Howard Produced by: Michael Grais; Steven Seagal; Mark Victor
6/15/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 26 seconds
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TheTransporter

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon   An ex-soldier turned mercenary 'transporter' moves goods, human or otherwise, from one place to another. Complications arise when a job goes astray and he has to save the life of his female cargo. Initial release: October 2, 2002 (USA) Directors: Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen Budget: €20.9 million; ($20.5 million) Production companies: EuropaCorp; TF1 Films Production; Current Entertainment; Canal+ Music by: Stanley Clarke  
6/8/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 47 seconds
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Cobra

Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon This week on the podcast we revisit, Cobra.  A gang of neo-fascist thugs break into people's homes and kill them at random. Cobretti is brought on to end these activities, which leads to a battle between the thugs and Cobretti. Initial release: May 23, 1986 (USA) Director: George P. Cosmatos Music composed by: Sylvester Levay Screenplay: Sylvester Stallone, Paula Gosling
6/1/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 1 second
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Nobody

This week on the podcast we talk about Nobody with special guest Todd Gaines. Check out Todd here:  Twitter, Letterboxd, Bulletproof Action Check Action, Action here: Instagram Letterboxd Patreon Hutch Mansell fails to defend himself or his family when two thieves break into his suburban home one night. The aftermath of the incident soon strikes a match to his long-simmering rage. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must now save his wife and son from a dangerous adversary -- and ensure that he will never be underestimated again. Release date: March 26, 2021 (Canada) Director: Ilya Naishuller Box office: $44.5 million Budget: $16 million
5/25/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Italian Connection (1972)

A Milanese pimp is framed for heroin theft, and his wife and daughter are murdered in the man hunt, leading him to swear revenge on everyone who was involved. Initial release: September 1, 1972 (Italy) Director: Fernando Di Leo Film series: Di Leo's Milieu Trilogy   Check out our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes.  https://www.patreon.com/Action_Action
5/18/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Driver (1978)

The Detective is hell-bent on nabbing the Driver, a man well-known in the criminal world for manoeuvring getaway vehicles during crimes. The Detective decides to set a bank robbery to trap him. Initial release: June 8, 1978 (Netherlands) Director: Walter Hill Box office: $4.9 million Screenplay: Walter Hill   https://www.patreon.com/Action_Action
5/11/202153 minutes, 43 seconds
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BFOP Network Roundtable Review - Mortal Kombat 2021

Welcome to the very first BFOP Network wide roundtable discussion! We decided to kick off the event by reviewing the new Mortal Kombat movie because most of us have some form of nostalgic love for the franchise, be it movie or game. We hope you have as much fun listening to this episode as we had making it, and please check out all the podcasts on our network! All links can be found at BFOPNetwork .com
5/7/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 9 seconds
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Interview with John Stewart

Holy shit! This is amazing and were were so lucky to speak with the amazing director/stuntman John Stewart about his life in movies. John Stewart is known for his work on:  2007Fall Guy: The John Stewart Story (Video) (stunts)  2002Gale Force (Video) (stunts - as John Michael Stewart)  2001Gabriela (stunt coordinator - as John Michael Stewart)  1999Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (Video) (stunt coordinator)  1997The Bad Pack (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)  1996Playback (stunts - as John Michael Stewart)  1995Hostile Intentions (stunt coordinator - as John Michael Stewart)  1995Leprechaun 3 (Video) (stunt coordinator)  1995Evolver (stunt coordinator)  1994Deadly Target (stunts - as John Michael Stewart)  1994Tryst (stunts - as John Michael Stewart)  1994Blindfold: Acts of Obsession (TV Movie) (stunt coordinator - as John Michael Stewart) / (stunts - as John Michael Stewart)  1994Scanner Cop (Video) (stunts - as John Michael Stewart)  1994Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (stunt coordinator - as John Michael Stewart)  1994The Stöned Age (stunt coordinator - as John Michael Stewart)  1993Witchboard 2 (stunt coordinator)  1993Night Trap (stunts - as John Michael Stewart)  1991Dark Rider (stunts)  1991Grand Canyon (stunt performer - as John Michael Stewart)  1991Journey of Honor (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)  1990Night of the Wilding (Video) (stunts)  1990Cartel (stunts)  1990Down the Drain (stunt coordinator)  1989Death Spa (stunts - as John Michael Stewart)  1989Girlfriend from Hell (stunts)  1988Deadly Intent (Video) (stunts)  1988Survival Quest (stunts - as John Michael Stewart)  1988Nightmare at Noon (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)  1988Phantasm II (stunt player)  1988Night of the Demons (stunt coordinator - as John Michael Stewart) / (stunt player - as John Michael Stewart)  1988Deep Space (stunt coordinator)  1988Slaughterhouse Rock (stunt coordinator)  1988Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (stunt coordinator)  1987Cold Steel (stunt coordinator: second unit - as John Michael Stewart) / (stunts - as John Michael Stewart)  1987Terminal Entry (stunt coordinator - as John Michael Stewart)  1987The Hidden (stunt performer)  1987Creepozoids (stunt coordinator)  1987Zombie High (stunts)  1987Open House (stunt coordinator)  1987Cyclone (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)  1987Munchies (stunt coordinator)  1986Star Slammer (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)  1986Wired to Kill (stunt coordinator - as John Michael Stewart)  1986Death Flash (stunts)  1986Armed Response (stunt coordinator)  1986Ferris Bueller's Day Off (stunts - as John Michael Stewart)  1986The Tomb (stunt coordinator)  1986Billy Galvin (assistant stunt coordinator - as John Michael Stewart) / (stunt double - as John Michael Stewart)  1986Neon Maniacs (stunts - as John Michael Stewart)  1986Foxtrap (stunts)  1985Crime Killer (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)  1985Savage Dawn (stunt co-coordinator - as John M. Stewart)  1985Hard Rock Zombies (stunt coordinator)  1980Skelms (stunts)
5/4/202135 minutes, 10 seconds
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Conan The Barbarian (1982)

Instagram Letterboxd Conan, who was sold into slavery when he was a kid, sets off to find the sorcerer responsible for the genocide of his family and people. Initial release: April 2, 1982 (United Kingdom) Director: John Milius Narrator: Mako Iwamatsu Film series: Conan the Barbarian
4/28/20211 hour, 41 seconds
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48 HRS

Reggie, a street-smart robber, is tasked to help nab his former partners. Jack Cates, a tough cop, and Reggie hate each other but form a special bond as they chase the three criminals. Initial release: December 8, 1982 (USA) Director: Walter Hill Film series: 48 Hrs. Music composed by: James Horner Screenplay: Walter Hill, Larry Gross, Roger Spottiswoode, Steven E. de Souza
4/20/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 14 seconds
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Martial Law (1990) and Martial Law Undercover (1991)

Patreon - Early access, extra content and much more Instagram Letterboxd This week we have two film staring Cynthia Rothrock Martial Law Two cops who are martial arts experts team up to stop a criminal organization headed by a ruthless boss who's also a martial artist. Martial Law Undercover A martial arts expert cop teams up with another to take down a criminal organization after one of his fellow detectives suspiciously dies in a car accident.
4/13/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dark Angel (I Come In Peace) (1990)

Check out Patreon for early access and bonus episodes patreon.com/Action_Action Renegade cop Jack Caine (Dolph Lundgren) is intent on snuffing out a dangerous gang of drug traffickers known as the "White Boys." When the gang makes off with a cache of heroin from federal custody and destroys the building to conceal evidence of their crime, Caine investigates with straight-arrow FBI agent Arwood Smith (Brian Benben). But bizarre new clues reveal that the Boys' criminal enterprise extends much further than anyone had previously imagined. Initial release: January 26, 1990 (South Korea) Director: Craig R. Baxley Box office: $4.35-4.37 million Music composed by: Jan Hammer Screenplay: Jonathan Tydor, David Koepp
4/7/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 16 seconds
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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

Holy, fucking, shit, this movie. There are no words I can give to explain its true glory, just go watch it.  Incarcerated for assault and manslaughter, a man (Siu-wong Fan) survives in a futuristic prison by resorting to more extreme violence. https://www.patreon.com/Action_Action For extra stuff https://www.instagram.com/actionactionpodcast/
3/30/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 55 seconds
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Rad (1986)

Patreon for early access and extra episodes https://www.patreon.com/Action_Action A bicycle-motocrosser (Bill Allen) tries to enter a corrupt promoter's nationally televised cash-prize race. Initial release: March 21, 1986 (USA) Director: Hal Needham Box office: 2 million USD Budget: 3 million USD Screenplay: Sam Bernard, Geoffrey Edwards
3/23/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 49 seconds
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Starship Troopers (1997)

Johnny Rico completes his graduation and joins the Mobile Infantry to serve the nation. Soon, he finds himself fighting against alien bugs that are hell-bent on destroying life on Earth. Release date: November 7, 1997 (Canada) Director: Paul Verhoeven Film series: Starship Troopers Box office: 121.2 million USD Budget: 100 million USD, 105 million USD   Check out Patreon for early access and extra content  https://www.patreon.com/Action_Action
3/16/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 3 seconds
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Flinch (2021)

A young hit man wrestles with his conscience when he begins to develop feelings for the woman who witnesses a murder he commits. Initial release: January 15, 2021 (USA) Director: Cameron Van Hoy Screenplay: Cameron Van Hoy Music composed by: Miami Nights 1984 If you like the podcast please check out our Patreon and instagram, tell a friend, and give us a rating. https://www.patreon.com/Action_Action https://www.instagram.com/actionactionpodcast/?hl=en
3/9/202140 minutes, 58 seconds
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Street Fighter (1994)

Check us out on Patreon for early access and other cool stuff https://www.patreon.com/Action_Action Colonel William Guile and his mix-bag army fight the tyrannical General Bison whose vicious plans include turning a captive into a hideous mutant in order to aid his mega plan of ruling the world. Initial release: December 23, 1994 (USA) Director: Steven E. de Souza Budget: 35 million USD Box office: 99.4 million USD Screenplay: Steven E. de Souza
3/2/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 7 seconds
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Shakedown (1988)

A legal-aid lawyer (Peter Weller) and an undercover officer (Sam Elliott) check a drug dealer's story of police corruption. Initial release: May 6, 1988 (USA) Director: James Glickenhaus Box office: 10.07 million USD Budget: 6 million USD For early access and your chance to pick an upcoming movie check us out our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Action_Action The big list is on Lettboxd: https://letterboxd.com/actionaction/list/greatest-action-movies-ranked/  
2/23/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 23 seconds
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Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)

This week on the podcast in lieu of Valentines Day we watch the most romantic of action flicks, Mr. And Mrs. Smith.  Please check out our Patreon for early access and bonus content.  A husband and wife struggle to keep their marriage alive until they realize they are both secretly working as assassins. Now, their respective assignments require them to kill each other. Initial release: June 7, 2005 (USA) Director: Doug Liman Featured song: Mondo Bongo Box office: 487.3 million USD
2/16/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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Full Contact(1992)

This week on the podcast we watch the 1992 Hong Kong action hit, Full Contact. Check out our Patreon for early access and more information.  Full Contact Jeff (Chow Yun-Fat), who works as a nightclub bouncer in Bangkok, saves his friend Sam (Wong Chow-Sang) from a beating by the local loan shark. The two team up with Sam's cousin Judge (Simon Yam) to rob an arms shipment, but the loan shark that Jeff ticked off persuades Judge to turn against him. Initial release: July 23, 1992 (Hong Kong) Director: Ringo Lam
2/9/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 162: Honest Thief

Back at it with that new Liam Neeson joint. This week on the podcast we watch, Honest Thief. Hoping to cut a deal, a professional bank robber agrees to return all the money he stole in exchange for a reduced sentence. But when two FBI agents set him up for murder, he must now go on the run to clear his name and bring them to justice. Honest Thief Initial release: October 8, 2020 (Russia) Director: Mark Williams Box office: 29.5 million USD
2/2/202155 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 161: Jurassic Park 3

We are back with a new episode and we have guests. This week on the podcast we watch Jurassic Park III with out friends form the Mighty 90's podcast.  Please check them out here to follow all of their amazing content.  Thanks for subscribing and we'll see you next week. Jurassic Park 3 Paul and Amanda Kirby, a wealthy couple, offer research funding to Alan Grant, a doctor, on the condition that he accompanies them to find their missing son on a deadly island. Initial release: July 16, 2001 (USA) Director: Joe Johnston Based on: Characters created; by Michael Crichton Box office: 368.8 million USD Budget: 93 million USD
1/26/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 28 seconds
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Cross Post: Mighty 90's Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World

Hey everyone, this week on the podcast we are posting James and John guesting on an episode of Mighty 90's Jurassic Park 2. It's a great episode and these are great guys. Please check them out and don't sleep on their other podcast's Fox River (Prison Break Podcast) and The Ravens (One Tree Hill Podcast). We know you'll love them https://www.patreon.com/tenthirtyproductions  
1/19/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 14 seconds
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Cross Post: A Podcast On Elm Street: Spookober Special 4

This week were are happy to share an episode from out friends at A Podcast On Elm Street. Please check them out and subscribe. Podcast Instagram Well we did it Dream Warriors! We made it through our Spooktober Specials and we’re ending it with a bang! Come check out our longest episode ever where we are joined by Josh from Horror Movie Crew. We discuss our love for these movies as well as sprinkle in some shit talking to each other! Not one you want to miss!
1/12/20213 hours, 37 minutes, 12 seconds
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Cross Post: Podcasting AfterDark - The Car

Hello, We are still stuck in holiday mode and thought this week we would post an episode from out friends over at Podcasting After Dark. Check them out at https://www.podcastingafterdark.com/
1/5/20212 hours, 43 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 157: Trapped In Paradise

Get ready for the unheralded Christmas classic, Trapped In Paradise. We got Cage, Lovitz, Carvey, all the classics. Great Christmas movie or greatest Christmas movie?   Fresh out of prison, Alvin (Dana Carvey) and Dave Firpo (Jon Lovitz) pull their brother Bill (Nicolas Cage) back into a life of crime. But the siblings' foolproof bank heist takes a tailspin when Alvin gets lost in the getaway car. That's how the criminal nitwits wind up trapped in the snowbound burg of Paradise, Pa., on Christmas Eve with a bag full of stolen cash. With suspicious police on one side and hospitable townsfolk on the other, could a change of heart be far away?
12/22/202056 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 156: Re-post Jingle All The Way

Here we are again. Jingle All The Way is the movie the burrows its way into your family classics. Let us know what is the next Christmas movie we need to watch?
12/15/20201 hour, 54 seconds
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Episode 155: Fatman

They don't make Christmas movies like they used to. This week on the podcast we watched Fatman. To save his declining business, Chris Cringle, also known as Santa Claus, is forced into a partnership with the U.S. military. Making matters worse, Chris gets locked into a deadly battle of wits against a highly skilled assassin, hired by a precocious 12-year-old, after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.
12/8/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 154: Action USA

This week on the podcast we talk about the recently re-released, Action USA.  Two FBI agents (Gregory Scott Cummins, William Hubbard Knight) protect the fleeing girlfriend (Barri Murphy) of a jewel thief slain by gangsters. https://vinegarsyndrome.com/products/action-usa-vsa
11/30/202053 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 153: Free Fire

This week on the podcast, we check out Ben Wheatley's single location, bloody, shoot 'em up; Free Fire.    In Boston in the 1970s, a black market weapons deal between Chris, the buyer, and Vernon, the dealer, goes terribly wrong and turns into a large-scale shootout.
11/17/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 152: Sudden Death

It's Die Hard In a hockey rink. This week on the podcast we watched, Sudden Death.  McCord, an ex-firefighter, finds himself in a tough situation when he has to save his family as well as the US vice president from a group of terrorists.
11/10/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 151: Rambo: Last Blood

We've talked about the first Rambo on the podcast now it’s time for the last. This week on the podcast its Rambo: Last Blood. John Rambo's peaceful life is interrupted when Gabriela, his friend's granddaughter, disappears in Mexico. He decides to free her from the clutches of local cartels, starting a cycle of revenge.
11/3/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 150: The Evil Dead

This week on the podcast, we wrap up Spooktober in exemplary fashion. We had fans narrow down our final film on Instagram, and by popular demand, you chose the 1981 classic, The Evil Dead.  Five friends travel to a remote cabin in the woods where they play a tape with incantations. This releases the demons which possess them in succession until only one is left fighting for survival.
10/27/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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149: TheThing (1982)

Spooktober continues with one of the greatest Horror movies of all time, 1982's The Thing.  In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.
10/20/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 148: Maximum Overdrive

We keep going with Spooktober this week with Stephen King's directorial debut, Maximum Overdrive.  After a comet causes a radiation storm on Earth, machines come to life and turn against their makers. Holed up in a North Carolina truck stop, a group of survivors must fend for themselves against a mass of homicidal trucks. A diner cook, Bill Robinson (Emilio Estevez), emerges as the unlikely leader of the pack, attempting to find an escape plan for himself and the survivors, who include his boss, Bubba Hendershot (Pat Hingle), and a newlywed couple.
10/13/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 147: VFW

We kick off Spooktober on Action Action with 2019 Action/Horror, VFW. A typical night for veterans at a VFW turns into an all-out battle for survival when a desperate teen runs into the bar with a bag of stolen drugs. When a gang of violent punks come looking for her, the vets use every weapon at their disposal to protect the girl and themselves from an unrelenting attack.
10/6/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 146: Showdown In Little Tokyo

This week on the podcast we watch our first Brandon Lee film and check back in with Dolph Lundgren in Showdown In Little Tokyo.   Chris, a detective, and his partner Johnny are tasked with nabbing Yoshida, a drug lord. In addition, they must also protect Minako, a witness willing to testify against Yoshida.
9/29/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 145: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

This week we dip back into Tom Cruise and check out Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. When the IMF is wrongly accused of bombing the Kremlin, Ethan and his team race against time to find the real culprits and clear the reputation of their organization.
9/22/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 144: Broken Arrow

This week on the podcast we check back in with a hero of the 90's action film, John Travolta. Broken Arrow has it all, or does it? Lets find out on episode 144. Major Vic Deakins holds the US government to ransom by stealing a nuclear warhead and threatening to detonate it in a major city. His co-pilot and a park ranger attempt to thwart his plans.
9/15/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 143: The Delta Force

Chuck is back in a big way on Action Action. Can The Delta Force get over the failure of The Octagon and clear Chucks name? Let's find out.  A jetliner en route to Rome from Athens, with its final destination being New York City, is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists order that the pilot transport them to Beirut.
9/8/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 10 seconds
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106. Live Free Or Die Hard (2007)

Another year, another Die Hard. To celebrate one more year of Action, Action we watched Live Free Or Die Hard.  The Director of FBI's Cyber Crime Division assigns John McClane the task of tracking down a hacker. John ends up working with Thomas, an ethical hacker who helps him deal with the cyber criminals.
9/7/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 142: Upgrade

This week on the podcast from the Androids Amazing Podcast we have Hunter and we watch Upgrade. Grey, a technophobe, suffers paralysis and loses his wife during an attack. But when a billionaire hands him a chip in his body that restores his mobility, he sets out to get vengeance.
9/1/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 141: The Running Man

Big episode this week. It's 1987 and you cant go a year without at least two Stephen King movie adaptations. This week on the podcast we watch 1987's Running Man.   In a dystopian America, a falsely convicted policeman gets his shot at freedom when he must forcibly participate in a TV game show where convicts, runners, must battle killers for their freedom.
8/25/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 140: The Old Guard

This week on the podcast we discuss the new Netflix comic book movie The Old Guard. A group of mercenaries, all centuries-old immortals with the ablity to heal themselves, discover someone is onto their secret, and they must fight to protect their freedom. Initial release: July 10, 2020
8/18/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 139: Hard Ticket To Hawaii

This week on the podcast we check out a cult classic, Hard Ticket To Hawaii Donna and Taryn, two cargo operators, chance upon a stash of diamonds as they prepare to ship a large snake to a local zoo. The gems belong to a drug-lord who tries everything to get his cache back.
8/11/202059 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 138: The Punisher (1989)

This week on the podcast we fulfil a fan request and watch 1989s The Punisher.   This is a big one, as requested we watch 1989s The Punisher. Based on the popular Marvel comic book, this film begins with Frank Castle (Dolph Lundgren) as a respected police officer dedicated to eradicating the Mafia's influence -- that is, until the mob responds with a lethal car bomb that decimates Castle's family. Now, filled with rage and presumed dead from the horrific explosion, Castle takes to the city's underground sewer tunnels to bring his own brutal brand of vigilante justice to the streets and wreak vengeance on those who killed his family.
8/4/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 137: Pacific Rim

This week on the podcast we welcome friend of the show Wes on to enjoy the 2013 blockbuster Pacific Rim.    The government assumes the Jaegers, robotic war machines battling the Kaijus, to be ineffective. However, Stacker Pentecost's team believes that only the Jaegers can save the world from destruction.  
7/28/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 136: Kung Fu Hustle

This is a John pick : Kung Fu Hustle. After all these years does it hold up? Lets find out.   Kung Fu Hustle is a 2004 action comedy film directed, produced and written by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role. The other producers were Chui Po-chu and Jeffrey Lau, and the screenplay was co-written with Huo Xin, Chan Man-keung, and Tsang Kan-cheung.
7/21/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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135: The Expendables

What a week ... @nicksflicksfix is on this week with his pick the long awaited The Expendables. What a movie.  A group of mercenaries are tasked with a mission to overthrow a Latin American dictator. But they soon discover that he is a mere puppet controlled by a ruthless ex-CIA officer.
7/14/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 134: Heat

This week on the podcast we discuss Micheal Manns 1995 classic Heat. Lieutenant Hanna, a detective, decides to catch a highly intelligent seasonal criminal who has vowed to pull off one last robbery before he retires for good.
7/7/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 133: Above The Law

This week we go back and watch Steven Seagal in his first leading role in Above The Law. Ex-CIA Nico Toscani works as a policeman and while on an investigation he discovers the existence of a big weapon trade. On investigating further he finds a sinister plot of corruption and murder. 
6/30/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 132: Baby Driver

This week we quickly jump back to Edgar Wright with the 2017 film Baby Driver. Doc forces Baby, a former getaway driver, to partake in a heist, threatening to hurt his girlfriend if he refuses. But the plan goes awry when their arms dealers turn out to be undercover officers.
6/23/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 131: Bloodshot

It's Vin time. This week we take a look at the new Vin Diesel movie, Bloodshot.   After he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine - Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot recall anything from his former life. But when his memories flood back and he remembers the man that killed both him and his wife, he breaks out of the facility to get revenge, only to discover that there's more to the conspiracy than he thought.
6/16/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 130: Taken

On this episode of Action, Action we watch the classic Dad movie, Taken. An ex-Secret Service agent's teenage daughter is abducted by human traffickers while on a trip to Paris. With almost no information on her whereabouts, he travels to Paris to find and save her.
6/9/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 129: The Fifth Element

On this weeks show we welcome Jackson from the We Watched This Movie Podcast to discuss The Fifth Element.  Korben Dallas, a cab driver, tries to secure four mystical stones and a mysterious fifth element that alone can defeat a cosmic evil force during an apocalyptic war.
6/2/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 128: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

On this episode we wrap up May with Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Scott Pilgrim meets Ramona and instantly falls in love with her. But when he meets one of her exes at a band competition, he realises that he has to deal with all seven of her exes to woo her.
5/26/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 127: Top Secret

It's week two of fuck it month and we watched a doozie, 1984s Top Secret! The movie traces the life of Nick, a handsome American and a rock and roll singer. He falls in love with Hillary, a beautiful heroine and helps her rescue her father. Initial release: June 8, 1984 (USA) Directors: David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker Budget: $8.5-9 million Box office: 20.5 million USD Screenplay: David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, Martyn Burke
5/19/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 126: Braindead: Dead Alive (1992)

Fuck It Month rolls on with the truly messed up 1992 Peter Jackson film, Braindead: Dead Alive. Overprotective mother Vera Cosgrove (Elizabeth Moody), spying on her grown son, Lionel (Timothy Balme), as he visits the zoo with the lovely Paquita (Diana Peñalver), is accidentally bitten by the fearsome Sumatran rat-monkey. When the bite turns his beloved mother into a zombie, Lionel tries to keep her locked safely in the basement, but her repeated escapes turn most of the neighbors into the walking dead, who then crash a high-society party thrown by Lionel's boorish Uncle Les (Ian Watkin).
5/12/202054 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 125: The Way Of The Gun (2000)

This week we watch a hidden gem, 2000s The Way Of The Gun. Parker and Longbaugh, two criminals, get more than they bargained for when they kidnap the surrogate mother who is carrying the child of a mafia kingpin.
5/5/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 124: Robocop (1987)

This week on the podcast, we take a second look at a classic, 1987's Robocop.   In a dystopic and crime-infested Detroit, a terminally injured policeman returns to the force as a potent cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
4/28/20201 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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Episode 123: GoldenEye (1995)

This week on Action, Action we dip our toe into the James Bond series of films with GoldenEye. When a powerful satellite system falls into the hands of Alec Trevelyan, AKA Agent 006 (Sean Bean), a former ally-turned-enemy, only James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) can save the world from an awesome space weapon that -- in one short pulse -- could destroy the earth! As Bond squares off against his former compatriot, he also battles Trevelyan's stunning ally, Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen), an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon.
4/21/202059 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 122: Lockout (2012)

This week we watched Guy Pierce in Lockout. When Emilie, the President's daughter, and her crew are held hostage in an outer space prison, the government approaches Snow, a falsely convicted agent, offering him his freedom if he rescues her.
4/14/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 121: Guns Akimbo (2019)

This week on the podcast we watch the sequel to Harry Potter, Guns Akimbo (2019)   Miles is a video game developer who inadvertently becomes the next participant in a real-life death match that streams online. While Miles soon excels at running away from everything, that won't help him outlast Nix, a killer at the top of her game.
4/7/202049 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 120: Cyborg (1989)

It took two records but we got it done. This week on the podcast 1989's Cyborg.   Gibson Rickenbacker, a martial artist, must help a cyborg named Pearl Prophet deliver the cure for a crippling plague to the right people before humanity goes extinct forever.
4/2/202054 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 119: Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)

It's March of 2020 and the world if falling apart. This week on Action, Action we watch Edge Of Tomorrow. When Earth falls under attack from invincible aliens, no military unit in the world is able to beat them. Maj. William Cage (Tom Cruise), an officer who has never seen combat, is assigned to a suicide mission. Killed within moments, Cage finds himself thrown into a time loop, in which he relives the same brutal fight -- and his death -- over and over again. However, Cage's fighting skills improve with each encore, bringing him and a comrade (Emily Blunt) ever closer to defeating the aliens.
3/24/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 118: Masters Of The Universe (1987)

It's a throw back to our childhood with 1987's Masters Of The Universe.   Skeletor wants the cosmic key as he wants to be powerful and take over the world. He-Man and company must save the world from Skeletor and free Sorceress, who is Skeletor's prisoner.
3/17/202043 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 117: Torque (2004)

 This week on the podcast we get deep into a 2004 Nu Metal  and motorcycle classic, Torque.    Cary Ford, a biker, is falsely accused of murdering another biker gang's member. Thereafter, he is then targeted by the victim's brother for revenge while he attempts to prove his innocence.
3/10/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 116: Bad Boys (1995)

It's time for an all time banger, 1995's Bad Boys. Will Smith,Martin Lawrence, and Micheal fucking Bay. Watch out! Miami-Dade detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) blow a fuse when $100 million worth of heroin they recently confiscated is heisted from station headquarters. Suspecting it was an inside job, Internal Affairs gives them five days to track down the drugs before they shut down the narcotics division. Action meets farce when Marcus is compelled to masquerade as his partner in order to gain the trust of a call girl (Tea Leoni), a key witness in their investigation.
3/3/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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115: Con Air (1997)

This week on the podcast we have a special Jeremy and get down to business to discus the Nick Cage classic, Con Air Cameron is a wrongly convicted prisoner who is going to be released when his plane is hijacked by other criminals. While they seize control of the plane, he attempts to wrest control and return home. Release date: June 6, 1997 (Canada) Director: Simon West Featured song: Sweet Home Alabama Budget: 75 million USD
2/25/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 38 seconds
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114: Tammy And The T-Rex (1994)

Well this is some movie. This week on Action, Action we talk about one of the craziest movies we have ever seen, Tammy And The T-Rex Synopsis: A teen (Denise Richards) learns that a scientist (Terry Kiser) implanted her dead boyfriend's brain into an animatronic dinosaur. Initial release: December 21, 1994 (USA) Director: Stewart Raffill Music composed by: Tyler Bates Screenplay: Stewart Raffill, Gary Brockette Producers: Diane Kirman, Laura Tateishi
2/18/20201 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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113: Point Break (1991)

Point Break! How has it been this long before we watched this classic? Big shout out to super fan Andy for showing up and killing it on this episode. Should you take over? FBI agent Johnny Utah infiltrates a group of surfers involved in a number of bank robberies. However, things get complicated when he befriends the gang's leader, Bodhi.
2/11/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 32 seconds
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112: Terminator 2 Judgment Day (1991)

This week on the podcast we watch a big one, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.  In this sequel set eleven years after "The Terminator," young John Connor (Edward Furlong), the key to civilization's victory over a future robot uprising, is the target of the shape-shifting T-1000 (Robert Patrick), a Terminator sent from the future to kill him. Another Terminator, the revamped T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger), has been sent back to protect the boy. As John and his mother (Linda Hamilton) go on the run with the T-800, the boy forms an unexpected bond with the robot.
2/4/20201 hour, 49 minutes, 10 seconds
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111: Atomic Blonde (2017)

This week on Action, Action we catch watch the co-director of John Wick, David Leitch, latest film Atomic Blond. Sensual and savage, Lorraine Broughton is the most elite spy in MI6, an agent who's willing to use all of her lethal skills to stay alive during an impossible mission. With the Berlin Wall about to fall, she travels into the heart of the city to retrieve a priceless dossier and take down a ruthless espionage ring. Once there, she teams up with an embedded station chief to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
1/28/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 110: Hardcore Henry (2015)

This week on Action, Action we watch the 2015 first person action movie Hardcore Henry. A man wakes up in a Moscow laboratory to learn that he's been brought back from the dead as a half-human, half-robotic hybrid. With no memory of his former life, a woman who claims to be his wife tells him that his name is Henry. Before she can activate his voice, armed thugs storm in and kidnap her. As Henry starts to understand his new abilities, he embarks on a bloody rampage through the city to save his spouse from a psychopath (Danila Kozlovsky) who plans to destroy the world.
1/21/202046 minutes, 30 seconds
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109. 6 Underground (2019)

This week on the podcast we catch up with one of the last big action releases of 2019, 6 Underground.  Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future.
1/14/202055 minutes, 45 seconds
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108. 2019 Year In Review

It's our 2019 end of the year wrap up. On this episode we look back a the year that was and what we are looking forward to in 2020
12/31/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 52 seconds
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107. Batman Returns (1992)

This week we wrap up Christmas with 1992's Batman Returns. When Max, an entrepreneur, and criminal Penguin team up to wreak havoc in Gotham City, Batman decides to stop them. Catwoman's alter ego, Selina Kyle, seeks revenge on Max for trying to kill her.
12/24/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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105. Rare Exports (2010)

Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas! It's the second week of December and we are headed to Finland. This week we watched 2010s Rare Exports.  In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up. This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.
12/10/201952 minutes, 20 seconds
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104. Reindeer Games (2000)

It's the holiday season so we are working our way through some Christmas movies. Up first, Reindeer Games.  When his former cellmate, Nick, is killed during a prison riot, Rudy takes it as an opportunity to meet Nick's girlfriend. His plan goes awry when he finds himself being forced into a casino robbery. 
12/3/20191 hour, 30 seconds
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103. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

This week we check in on the first Fast & Furious spin off, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.  Brixton Lorr is a cybernetically enhanced soldier who possesses superhuman strength, a brilliant mind and a lethal pathogen that could wipe out half of the world's population. It's now up to hulking lawman Luke Hobbs and lawless operative Deckard Shaw to put aside their past differences and work together to prevent the seemingly indestructible Lorr from destroying humanity.
11/26/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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102. Chronicle (2012)

This week we watch the indie hit, 2012's Chronicle.   Three high school friends stumble upon a discovery that empowers them with superhuman powers. What begins as fun and games soon turns into a dark nightmare as they lose control over themselves.
11/19/201958 minutes, 4 seconds
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101. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

This week we catch up with one of our favourite action series, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.  After gunning down a member of the High Table -- the shadowy international assassin's guild -- legendary hit man John Wick finds himself stripped of the organization's protective services. Now stuck with a $14 million bounty on his head, Wick must fight his way through the streets of New York as he becomes the target of the world's most ruthless killers. 
11/12/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 29 seconds
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100. Bloodsport (1988)

It's episode 100 and we are re watching a classic. This week we have a guest to take a second look at 1988's Blood Sport. U.S. soldier Frank Dux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) has come to Hong Kong to be accepted into the Kumite, a highly secret and extremely violent martial-arts competition. While trying to gain access into the underground world of clandestine fighters, he also has to avoid military officers who consider him to be AWOL. After enduring a difficult training and beginning a romance with journalist Janice Kent (Leah Ayres), Frank is given the opportunity to fight. But can he survive?
11/5/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 3 seconds
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99. The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

This week on Action Action we wrap up Halloween with 2014's The Purge: Anarchy. One night per year, the government sanctions a 12-hour period in which citizens can commit any crime they wish -- including murder -- without fear of punishment or imprisonment. Leo, a sergeant who lost his son, plans a vigilante mission of revenge during the mayhem. However, instead of a death-dealing avenger, he becomes the unexpected protector of four innocent strangers who desperately need his help if they are to survive the night.
10/29/20191 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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98. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

We are nearing the end of October and have another action/horror movie to watch. This week it's 1996's From Dusk Till Dawn.    On the run from a bank robbery that left several police officers dead, Seth Gecko (George Clooney) and his paranoid, loose-cannon brother, Richard (Quentin Tarantino), hightail it to the Mexican border. Kidnapping preacher Jacob Fuller (Harvey Keitel) and his kids, the criminals sneak across the border in the family's RV and hole up in a topless bar. Unfortunately, the bar also happens to be home base for a gang of vampires, and the brothers and their hostages have to fight their way out.
10/22/20191 hour, 6 seconds
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97. Aliens (1986)

Spooktober continues with the 1986 James Cameron classic, Aliens.  After floating in space for 57 years, Lt. Ripley's (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found by a deep space salvage team. Upon arriving at LV-426, the marines find only one survivor, a nine year old girl named Newt (Carrie Henn). But even these battle-hardened marines with all the latest weaponry are no match for the hundreds of aliens that have invaded the colony.
10/15/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 37 seconds
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96. World War Z (2013)

Spooktober continues with 2013's World War Z.  When former U.N. investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family get stuck in urban gridlock, he senses that it's no ordinary traffic jam. His suspicions are confirmed when, suddenly, the city erupts into chaos. A lethal virus, spread through a single bite, is turning healthy people into something vicious, unthinking and feral. As the pandemic threatens to consume humanity, Gerry leads a worldwide search to find the source of the infection and, with luck, a way to halt its spread.
10/8/201953 minutes
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95. Dog Soldiers (2002)

It's October, and we kick the month off with special guest Angela Quinton of werewolf-news.com, and we watch 2002's, Dog Soldier. During a routine nighttime training mission in the Scottish Highlands, a small squad of British soldiers expected to rendezvous with a special ops unit instead find a bloody massacre with a sole survivor. The savage attackers of the special ops team return, and the men are rescued by Megan (Emma Cleasby), a zoologist who identifies what hunts them as werewolves. Without transport or communications, the group is forced to retreat to a farmhouse to wait for the full moon to disappear at dawn.
10/1/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 22 seconds
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94. Nighthawks (1981)

We are back with another Stallone flick. Is 1981's Nighthawks any good? Let's find out.  Fresh from mounting a devastating bomb attack in London, an international terrorist arrives in New York and remains intent upon wreaking further bloody havoc. His preparation is clinical and thorough but he overlooks one thing - the grit and steely determination of one New York cop.
9/24/201955 minutes, 11 seconds
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93. Escape From New York (1981)

This week we watch another movie by the great John Carpenter. It's 1981's Escape From New York. In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president (Donald Pleasence) is taken hostage by a group of inmates. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom.
9/17/201953 minutes, 49 seconds
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92. Equilibrium (2002)

Before he was Batman he was Clerick John Preston. This week we watch the 2002 Christian Bale film Equilibrium.    In a futuristic world, a regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Clerick John Preston (Christian Bale) is a top-ranking government agent responsible for destroying those who resist these rules. When he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion, Preston, who has been trained to enforce strict laws of the new regime, suddenly becomes the one capable of overthrowing it.    
9/10/201944 minutes, 2 seconds
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91. Sin City (2005)

This week on Action, Action we watch a Nicky Katt classic. 2005's, Sin City. In this quartet of neo-noir tales, a mysterious salesman (Josh Hartnett) narrates a tragic story of co-dependency, while a musclebound vigilante (Mickey Rourke) tears his way through the criminal underworld in search of his lost love (Jaime King). In another part of the city, a grizzled cop (Bruce Willis) foils the ambitions of a child-killer (Nick Stahl), and an ex-prostitute (Brittany Murphy) evades her ex-pimp (Benicio Del Toro) with the help of her new boyfriend, Dwight (Clive Owen).  
9/3/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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90. White House Down (2013) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

This is a big episode. On this weeks double header episode we watch Twin Films White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen.  White House Down Capitol police officer John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) as a member of the Secret Service. Not wanting to disappoint his young daughter with the bad news, Cale takes her on a tour of the White House. While he and his daughter are there, a heavily armed paramilitary group attacks and seizes control. As the nation's government dissolves in chaos, only Cale can save his daughter, the president and the country. Olympus Has Fallen Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
8/27/20191 hour, 40 minutes, 39 seconds
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89. Smokin' Aces (2006)

So many stars, but is it any good? This week we watched 2006s Smokin' Aces. Las Vegas magician and would-be crime boss Buddy `Aces' Israel agrees to testify against former partner and friend Primo Sparazza in return for admittance into the Witness Protection Programme. However, before the deal can be hammered out, Sparazza orders a hit on Israel, and a host of hit men and women race to kill the snitch and kill the bounty, while the FBI endeavours to keep their source of information alive.
8/20/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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88. Raw Force (1982)

This week we watch a cult classic, 1982's Raw Force. An accountant (Geoffrey Binney) and his karate club fight cannibal monks' zombies on an island.
8/13/201942 minutes, 22 seconds
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87. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

Action? Adventure? This week we talk about one of the greatest action adventure movies of all time, Raiders Of The Lost Ark.    Description Epic tale in which an intrepid archaeologist tries to beat a band of Nazis to a unique religious relic which is central to their plans for world domination. Battling against a snake phobia and a vengeful ex-girlfriend, Indiana Jones is in constant peril, making hair's-breadth escapes at every turn in this celebration of the innocent adventure movies of an earlier era.
8/6/201959 minutes, 59 seconds
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86 Battle Royal (2000)

On this weeks episode, we watch an all-time cult classic 2000's Battle Royal.   42 9th graders are sent to a deserted island. They are given a map, food, and various weapons. An explosive collar is fitted around their neck. If they break a rule, the collar explodes. Their mission: kill each other and be the last one standing. The last survivor is allowed to leave the island. If there is more than one survivor, the collars explode and kill them all
7/30/201959 minutes, 16 seconds
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85. Punisher War Zone (2008)

It's not superhero month, but we couldn't wait any longer we had to watch Punisher War Zone. Strap in and get ready for one of the most violent and truly comic book movies of all time.   Frank Castle, aka The Punisher (Ray Stevenson), turns the streets of New York City red as he wages a one man war against the crime syndicate responsible for the death of his wife and two kids. Aided by his trusted sidekick, Microchip (Wayne Knight), he almost kills Billy Russoti (Dominic West) and leaves him horribly disfigured. Billy renames himself Jigsaw and with the help of his crazed brother Loony Bin Jim, recruits criminals from every corner of the city to do battle with Frank.
7/23/201952 minutes, 48 seconds
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84. Drunken Master II (1994)

This week we watch an absolute classic, 1994's Drunken Master II. From a land where honor and tradition reign, comes the legend of a martial-arts hero unlike any other -- the "Drunken Master" -- who can turn just one drink into devastation and humiliation for his enemies. His technique is fast, furious... and powerfully funny.
7/16/201957 minutes, 44 seconds
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83. Avengement (2019)

It's been a busy year for Jesse V. Johnson. This week we watched the second he put out this year, 2019's Avengement.  While on a prison furlough, a lowly criminal evades his guards and returns to his old stomping ground to take revenge on the people who turned him into a coldblooded killer.
7/9/201946 minutes, 16 seconds
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82. Road House (1989)

This episode we check in with Dalton and the Double Duce. It's the 1989 classic, Road House.    The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton (Patrick Swayze) has been hired to clean it up. He might not look like much, but the Ph.D.-educated bouncer proves he's more than capable -- busting the heads of troublemakers and turning the roadhouse into a jumping hot-spot. But Dalton's romance with the gorgeous Dr. Clay (Kelly Lynch) puts him on the bad side of cutthroat local big shot Brad Wesley (Ben Gazzara).
7/2/201949 minutes, 36 seconds
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81 First Blood (1982)

Who drew first blood? Not fucking us. We watched the 1982 classic First Blood.   Vietnam veteran and drifter John J. Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) wanders into a small Washington town in search of an old friend, but is met with intolerance and brutality by the local sheriff, Will Teasle (Brian Dennehy). When Teasle and his deputies restrain and shave Rambo, he flashes back to his time as a prisoner of war and unleashes his fury on the officers. He narrowly escapes the manhunt, but it will take his former commander (Richard Crenna) to save the hunters from the hunted.
6/25/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 26 seconds
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80 Hot Fuzz (2007)

Time for a John pick. This week we watched on the great action/comedies of the 2000's, Hot Fuzz.  As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf (Nick Frost) for a partner. However, when a series of grisly accidents rocks Sandford, Nick smells something rotten in the idyllic village. 
6/18/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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#79. Timecop (1994)

This week we hope through time with Action, Action heavy Jean-Claude Van Damme. We watched 1994's, Timecop.   When mankind perfects time travel, the government establishes the Time Enforcement Commission to thwart criminal attempts to alter the timeline. Police officer Walker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is recruited by TEC Cmdr. Matuzak (Bruce McGill), but soon finds his investigation of Senator Aaron McComb (Ron Silver) being thwarted by elements within the government. When Walker's wife, Melissa (Mia Sara), is attacked, he must travel across time to rescue her and save the future.
6/11/201953 minutes, 31 seconds
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78. The Terminator (1984)

We have gone too long without watching this 1984 Arnold classic, The Terminator.    Disguised as a human, a cyborg assassin known as a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). Sent to protect Sarah is Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), who divulges the coming of Skynet, an artificial intelligence system that will spark a nuclear holocaust. Sarah is targeted because Skynet knows that her unborn son will lead the fight against them. With the virtually unstoppable Terminator in hot pursuit, she and Kyle attempt to escape.
6/4/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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77. John Wick 2 (2017)

With the release of John Wick 3 we take a look back at 2017's, John Wick 2. Retired super-assassin John Wick's plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D'Antonio shows up on his doorstep with a gold marker, compelling him to repay past favours. Ordered by Winston, the kingpin of secret assassin society The Continental, to respect the organisation's ancient code, Wick reluctantly accepts the assignment to travel to Rome to take out D'Antonio's sister, the ruthless capo atop the Italian Camorra crime syndicate.
5/28/20191 hour, 11 seconds
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76 Triple Threat (2019)

Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen, Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, and Michael Bisping in one movie? Is there anyway it can live up to the hype? This week we watched 2019's Triple Threat. A crime syndicate places a hit on a billionaire's daughter, making her the target of an elite assassin squad. A small band of down-and-out mercenaries protects her, fighting tooth and nail to stop the assassins from reaching their target.
5/21/201957 minutes, 45 seconds
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75 The Matrix (1999)

This one has been a long time coming. 1999's The Matrix.  Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question -- What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life.
5/14/201958 minutes, 24 seconds
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74 Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

This week on the podcast we watch an all time classic, Big Trouble in Little China. Kurt Russell plays hard-boiled truck driver Jack Burton, who gets caught in a bizarre conflict within, and underneath, San Francisco's Chinatown. An ancient Chinese prince and Chinatown crime lord has kidnapped a beautiful green-eyed woman, who is the fiancee to Jack's best friend. Jack must help his friend rescue the girl before the evil Lo Pan uses her to break the ancient curse that keeps him a fleshless and immortal spirit.
5/7/201956 minutes, 26 seconds
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73 Under Siege (1992)

We finis off I'm On A Boat month with possibly the best movie Steven Seagal has made. Take that as you wish. It's 1992's Under Siege An ex-Navy Seal turned cook is the only person who can stop a group of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. battleship.
4/30/201954 minutes, 26 seconds
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72 Gator (1976)

I'm on a boat month floats on. This week we watch one of Sterling Archers favourite films 1976's Gator.  After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky (Burt Reynolds) moves in with his father in a cabin in the Okefenokee Swamp. His bootlegging plans are cut short, however, when a federal agent tells McKlusky that he will lose custody of his 9-year-old daughter unless he helps bring down local crime lord Bama McCall. McKlusky enlists the help of reporter Aggie Maybank (Lauren Hutton) and a few local eccentrics to bring down McCall's empire. 
4/23/201941 minutes, 23 seconds
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71 Deep Blue Sea

Would you rather watch Deep Blue Sea or listen to Deep Blue Something? It's your life. We watched the movie. What do you think about that? On an island research facility, Dr Susan McAlester (Saffron Burrows) is harvesting the brain tissue of DNA-altered sharks as a possible cure for Alzheimer's disease. When the facility's backers send an executive (Samuel L. Jackson) to investigate the experiments, a routine procedure goes awry, and a shark starts attacking the researchers. Now, with sharks outnumbering their human captors, McAlester and her team must figure out a way to stop them from escaping to the ocean and breeding.
4/16/201955 minutes, 54 seconds
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70 Waterworld (1995)

Disaster or misunderstood? This week we watched the 1995 Kevin Costner film Waterworld.   After the melting of the polar ice caps, most of the globe is underwater. Some humans have survived, and even fewer still, notably the Mariner (Kevin Costner), have adapted to the ocean by developing gills. A loner by nature, the Mariner reluctantly befriends Helen (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and her young companion, Enola (Tina Majorino), as they escape from a hostile artificial island. Soon the sinister Smokers are pursuing them in the belief that Enola holds the key to finding the mythical Dryland.
4/9/201955 minutes, 9 seconds
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69 Battleship (2012)

It's I'm On A Boat Month and boy do we start with a doozie. It's 2012's Battleship.   Lt. Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) is a weapons officer aboard the destroyer USS John Paul Jones, while his older brother, Stone (Alexander Skarsgård), is the commanding officer of the USS Sampson. Unknown to Alex, Stone or the rest of the U.S. Navy, alien invaders have arrived on Earth with plans to steal Earth's resources. When a confrontation with the invaders knocks out the Navy's radar capability, American and Japanese forces must work together to find a way to save the planet.
4/2/201949 minutes, 15 seconds
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#68 Five Deadly Venoms (1978)

Time for a cult classic. We at Action, Action really need to do more of these. It is 1978 at we are watching the Shaw Brothers classic, Five Deadly Venoms.    A dying master sends his last student to check up on five former pupils, who each know a special style of kung fu.
3/26/20191 hour, 55 seconds
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#67 Final Score (2018)

We are back with Die Hard in a soccer stadium, it's 2018's Final Score.  Dave Bautista stars as an ex-soldier forced into action when armed terrorists take control of a packed football stadium.
3/19/20191 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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#66 Fast Five (2011)

This week we jump into the middle of one of the largest movie franchises in history. It's 2011's Fast Five. Ever since ex-cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and Mia Torretto (Jordana Brewster) broke her brother Dom (Vin Diesel) out of custody, they've traveled border to border to evade authorities. In Rio de Janeiro, they must do one final job before they can gain their freedom for good. Assembling their elite team of car racers, Brian and Dom know they must confront the corrupt businessman who wants them dead, before the federal agent (Dwayne Johnson) on their trail finds them.
3/12/20191 hour, 52 seconds
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#65 Dredd (2012)

This week we visit Mega City One and check out the second best 2012 movie about storming an apartment complex.  Dredd - 2012 Mega City One is a vast, violent metropolis where felons rule the streets. The only law lies with cops called "judges," who act as judge, jury and executioner, and Dredd (Karl Urban) is one of the city's most feared. One day, Dredd is partnered with Cassandra (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities. A report of a terrible crime sends Dredd and Cassandra to a dangerous area controlled by Ma-Ma (Lena Headey), a drug lord who will stop at nothing to protect her empire.
3/5/201955 minutes, 27 seconds
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#64 Demolition Man (1993)

On this episode we welcome back an old friend Sylvester Stallone. It's 1995's Demolition Man. With innocent victims caught in the crossfire in Los Angeles' intensifying war on crime, both cop John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) and violent thug Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) are sentenced to a state of frozen incarceration known as "CryoPrison." When Spartan is finally thawed 36 years later, it's 2032, and Los Angeles is now a pacifist utopia called San Angeles. But with Phoenix again on the loose, Spartan must team up with future cop Lenina (Sandra Bullock) to apprehend the killer.
2/26/201942 minutes, 3 seconds
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#63 Commando (1985)

We check back in with one of our early lost episodes 1985's Commando. Retired Special Forces soldier John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) lives with daughter Jenny (Alyssa Milano) in isolation, but his privacy is disturbed by former commander Franklin Kirby (James Olson), who warns him that his fellow soldiers are getting killed one by one. After Kirby leaves, Jenny is kidnapped by former Latin American dictator Arius (Dan Hedaya), who wants Matrix to restore him to power. Instead, Matrix sets out to take down the rogue leader and rescue his daughter.
2/19/201958 minutes, 46 seconds
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#62 The Bourne Identity (2002)

We start another franchise, this time at the beginning. Its 2002's The Bourne Identify. The story of a man (Matt Damon), salvaged, near death, from the ocean by an Italian fishing boat. When he recuperates, the man suffers from total amnesia, without identity or background... except for a range of extraordinary talents in fighting, linguistic skills and self-defense that speak of a dangerous past. He sets out on a desperate search-assisted by the initially rebellious Marie (Franka Potente) - to discover who he really is, and why he's being lethally pursued by assassins.
2/12/201946 minutes, 51 seconds
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#61 The Night Comes For Us (2018)

This week we watched the truly over the top Indonesian action film, The Night Comes For Us. Ito, a gangland enforcer, is caught amidst a treacherous and violent insurrection within his Triad crime family.
2/5/20191 hour, 26 seconds
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#60 Speed (1994)

It's time for another Keanu classic. We watched the 1996 blockbuster, Speed. Los Angeles police officer Jack (Keanu Reeves) angers retired bomb squad member Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) by foiling his attempt at taking hostages. In revenge, Payne arms a bus with a bomb that will explode if it drops below 50 miles per hour. With the help of spunky passenger Annie (Sandra Bullock), Jack and his partner Harry (Jeff Daniels) try to save the people on the bus before the bomb goes off, while also trying to figure out how Payne is monitoring them.
1/29/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 55 seconds
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#59 Action Jackson (1988)

Whoa, whoa, whoa. There’s still plenty of meat on that bone. Now you take this home, throw it in a pot, add some broth, a potato. Baby, you’ve got a stew going.   The amazing Carl Weathers blessed us with the 1988 gem Action Jackson. Due to the use of excessive force in arresting a sexual predator, Detective Lt. Jericho "Action" Jackson (Carl Weathers) is demoted to police sergeant. What's worse, the father of the man he roughed up, Detroit industrialist Peter Dellaplane (Craig T. Nelson), declares war on Jackson, framing him for the murder of his own wife, Patrice (Sharon Stone). But Jericho manages to elude arrest and, with the help of a drug-addicted singer named Sydney (Vanity), goes after Dellaplane.
1/22/20191 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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#58 Ballistic Ecks vs Sever (2002)

We are back with another new episode. Of all the movies we have watched not one has a worse reputation than Ballistic Ecks vs Sever. How did we like it? Do we have a new worst? Listen to find out.  Haunted by the mysterious death of his wife, Jeremiah Ecks (Antonio Banderas) has become a recluse, but the former FBI manhunter is blackmailed back into service to track down an unstoppable ex-DIA operative, code-named Sever (Lucy Liu), who has kidnapped the young son of the head of a secret committee of international security agencies.
1/15/201950 minutes, 19 seconds
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#57 Predator 2 The Retro Craptacular

Hey, happy new year and we are still off. James and John were on an our the Retro Craptacular. Check out our discussion on Predator 2. http://retrocraptacular.libsyn.com/    
1/8/20191 hour, 32 minutes
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#56 Year In Review

We started this podcast about a year ago. A lot has changed and a lot more people are listing. Thank you to everyone is downloads this each week. It's more than we could have ever expected. Looking forward to all the action in 2019!
1/1/201954 minutes, 56 seconds
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#55 Trapped In Paradise (1994)

It's a personal favourite. Not an action movie but 100% Christmas and 100% Nicolas Cage, Trapped In Paradise.  Fresh out of prison, Alvin (Dana Carvey) and Dave Firpo (Jon Lovitz) pull their brother Bill (Nicolas Cage) back into a life of crime. But the siblings' foolproof bank heist takes a tailspin when Alvin gets lost in the getaway car. That's how the criminal nitwits wind up trapped in the snowbound burg of Paradise, Pa., on Christmas Eve with a bag full of stolen cash. With suspicious police on one side and hospitable townsfolk on the other, could a change of heart be far away?    
12/26/201856 minutes, 23 seconds
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#54 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

Christmas keeps getting closer. It's only a week away so we watched Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Two-bit crook Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.) stumbles into an audition for a mystery film while on the run from the cops. Winning the part, he lands in Hollywood, where he's flung into a tangled, murderous conspiracy with his childhood sweetheart, Harmony Lane (Michelle Monaghan), and hard-boiled private eye Perry van Shrike (Val Kilmer). This deadpan, affectionate parody of film noir tropes is named for film critic Pauline Kael's influential 1968 collection of film reviews and essays.
12/18/201847 minutes, 54 seconds
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#53 Die Hard with a Vengeance

No, It's not "the" Die Hard yet but probably second best. We continue our December traditoin of watching the other Die Hards with Die Hard with a Vengeance. Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) is now divorced, alcoholic and jobless after getting fired for his reckless behavior and bad attitude. He is called back into action, however, when a cryptic terrorist (Jeremy Irons) takes New York City hostage in a lethal game of "Simon Says" and refuses to speak with anyone but McClane. Teaming up with a street-savvy electrician named Zeus Carver (Samuel L. Jackson), McClane dashes through the city, trying to stay one step ahead of a murderous plot
12/11/201859 minutes, 6 seconds
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#52 Jingle All The Way (1996)

Put the cookies down! We kick off December with 1996's Jingle All The Way. Workaholic Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wants to make things up to his son, Jamie (Jake Lloyd), and wife, Liz (Rita Wilson). He promises to get Jamie the hottest toy of the season, Turbo-Man -- even though it's Christmas Eve and the toy is practically sold out. As Langston hunts down the elusive gift, he runs into mailman Myron (Sinbad), another father on the same quest. With the clock winding down, Langston's moral code is tested as he starts to learn the real meaning of Christmas.
12/4/20181 hour, 39 seconds
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#51 Drug War (2012)

Back with our 51st film it's 2012's Drug War. After he's taken into custody, a drug lord (Louis Koo) must help the police bust his former associates or else face the death penalty.
11/27/201854 minutes, 42 seconds
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#50 Savage Streets (1984)

This week we watch the once banned Savage Streets. Crossbow-armed Brenda (Linda Blair) hunts down a Hollywood gang led by a punk (Robert Dryer) with a razor-blade earring.
11/20/201853 minutes, 19 seconds
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#49 Hard Target (1993)

It's John Woo's first Hollywood movie, 1993's Hard Target. Chance Boudreaux (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a sailor skilled in martial arts, is employed to guard Natasha Binder (Yancy Butler) as she tracks down her father, an itinerant Vietnam veteran living in New Orleans named Douglas (Chuck Pfarrer). They soon uncover a sinister group of wealthy men who hunt the homeless for sport, paying them $10,000 if they can survive a crosstown journey. When Chance discovers that Natasha's father was one of their victims, he decides to destroy the evil hunters.
11/13/20181 hour
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#48 The Rock (1996)

Back again with more Nick Cage it's the 1996 classic, The Rock. FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed (Nicolas Cage) is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason (Sean Connery), to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel (Ed Harris) from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war reparations to be paid to the families of slain servicemen who died on covert operations. After their SEAL team is wiped out, Stanley and John deal with the soldiers on their own.
11/6/201859 minutes, 41 seconds
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#47 Army of Darkness (1992)

We wrap up October with 1992's Army Of Darkness. Ash is transported back to medieval days, where he is captured by the dreaded Lord Arthur. Aided by the deadly chainsaw that has become his only friend, Ash is sent on a perilous mission to recover the Book of the Dead, a powerful tome that gives its owner the power to summon an army of ghouls.
10/30/201848 minutes, 52 seconds
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#46 Resident Evil (2002)

It's a video game/action/horror kind of day, so we watched 2002's Resident Evil. Based on the popular video game, Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez star as the leaders of a commando team who must break into "the hive," a vast underground genetics laboratory operated by the powerful Umbrella Corporation. There, a deadly virus has been unleashed, killing the lab's personnel and resurrecting them as the evil Un-dead. The team has just three hours to shut down the lab's supercomputer and close the facility before the virus threatens to overrun the Earth.
10/23/20181 hour, 2 seconds
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#45 Mandy (2018)

Haloween is getting closer so we watched Mandy. In the Pacific Northwest in 1983, outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with deadly fire.
10/16/201853 minutes, 56 seconds
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#44 The Predator (2018)

This week we invite Aaron Dawson from the Retro Craptacular (@retrocrappod) podcast back to talk about the new Predator movie. From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biologist can prevent the end of the human race.
10/10/201857 minutes, 48 seconds
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#43 They Live (1988)

We kick of October with the first of our horror/action them, They Live. Nada (Roddy Piper), a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.
10/2/201857 minutes, 34 seconds
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#42 Police Story (1985)

Jackie Chan is back in episode 41, it's Police Story. An honest Hong Kong cop protecting a Triad boss's girlfriend-turned-informer, finds himself framed for the murder of a dirty cop and going on the run. The movie mixes slapstick with wild stunts and features some painful outtakes during the final credits.
9/25/201848 minutes, 21 seconds
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#41 Mission Impossible-Fallout (2018)

How does this franchise keep getting better? Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.
9/18/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 13 seconds
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#40 Death Wish (1974)

Do's a 70's movie about vigilante justice hold up in 2018? We watched 1974's Death Wish to find out. Once a mild-mannered liberal, New York City architect Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) snaps when intruders break into his home, murdering his wife (Hope Lange) and violently raping his daughter. A business trip to Tucson, Ariz., lands him a gift from a client, a revolver he uses to patrol the streets when he returns home. Frustrated that the police cannot find the intruders, he become a vigilante, gunning down any criminal that crosses his path. The public finds this vigilantism heroic.
9/12/201848 minutes, 55 seconds
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#39 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

It's time for another Segal movie. You thought we would go with Under Siege, no way man, it's Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. Former U.S. Navy SEAL Casey Ryback (Steven Seagal) has left the armed forces to lead a quiet life as a chef in Denver. While taking time off from his new job, Ryback decides to go on a scenic train trip with his niece Sarah (Katherine Heigl). When the arrival of evil genius Travis Dane (Eric Bogosian) and an international team of hijackers interrupts their relaxing journey through the majestic Rocky Mountains, Ryback must get involved and save the day.
9/5/201848 minutes, 32 seconds
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#38 Miami Connection (1987)

It's 1987 and Dragon Force is gonna kick posative jams into your face. We watched Miami Connection and so should you. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound embark on a wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice, clamping down on Florida's narcotic trade.
8/28/201854 minutes, 41 seconds
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#37 Desperado (1995)

We take a look at Robert Rodriguez's 1995 film, Desperado. Mariachi (Antonio Banderas) plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican drug lords, Bucho (Joaquim de Almeida), for an action-packed, bullet-riddled showdown. With the help of his best friend (Steve Buscemi) and a beautiful bookstore owner (Salma Hayek), the Mariachi tracks Bucho, takes on his army of desperados, and leaves a trail of blood of his own.
8/14/201858 minutes, 58 seconds
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#36 Total Recall (1990)

Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a bored construction worker in the year 2084 who dreams of visiting the colonized Mars. He visits "Rekall," a company that plants false memories into people's brains, in order to experience the thrill of Mars without having to travel there. But something goes wrong during the procedure; Quaid discovers that his entire life is actually a false memory and that the people who implanted it in his head now want him dead.
7/31/20181 hour, 24 seconds
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#35 Den Of Thieves (2018)

Nick O'Brien is the hard-drinking leader of the Regulators, an elite unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Ray Merrimen is the recently paroled leader of the Outlaws, a gang of ex-military men who use their expertise and tactical skills to evade the law. O'Brien, Merrimen and their crews soon find themselves on a direct collision course as the criminals hatch an elaborate plan for a seemingly impossible heist -- the city's Federal Reserve Bank.
7/17/20181 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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#34 Proud Mary (2018)

Do's this Blaxploitation looking thow back stand up? We watched 2018's Proud Mary. Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.
7/3/201834 minutes, 47 seconds
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#33 John Wick (2014

Legendary assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retired from his violent career after marrying the love of his life. Her sudden death leaves John in deep mourning. When sadistic mobster Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) and his thugs steal John's prized car and kill the puppy that was a last gift from his wife, John unleashes the remorseless killing machine within and seeks vengeance. Meanwhile, Iosef's father (Michael Nyqvist) -- John's former colleague -- puts a huge bounty on John's head.
6/19/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 7 seconds
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#32 Stone Cold (1991)

Mr Brian Bosworth invites you to lisen to 1991's Stone Cold. A street-smart cop goes undercover to infiltrate and bring to justice a ruthless motorcycle gang before they can carry out their plans of tyranny and murder.
6/12/201859 minutes, 42 seconds
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#31 Fist Of Legend (1994)

A classic from 1994, Fist of Legend. Chinese martial arts student Chen Zhen (Jet Li) is studying in Kyoto, Japan, when he learns his mentor has died in a match against Ryuichi Akutagawa (Jackson Liu). Returning home to the Japanese-occupied Shanghai of 1937, Chen challenges Ryuichi to a fight and easily defeats him. Concluding his master was set up, Chen has an autopsy performed. Meanwhile, word of his martial arts skill entices new students hoping to study with him, making his teacher's son, Huo Ting-An (Chin Siu Ho), jealous.
6/5/201847 minutes, 2 seconds
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#30 Logan (2017)

An X-Man gets old it's 2017's, Logan. In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.
5/29/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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#29 The Dark Knight (2008)

Super Hero month continue with 2008's, The Dark Knight. With the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) has been able to keep a tight lid on crime in Gotham City. But when a vile young criminal calling himself the Joker (Heath Ledger) suddenly throws the town into chaos, the caped Crusader begins to tread a fine line between heroism and vigilantism.
5/23/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 19 seconds
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#28 Watchmen (2009)

This espisode we see if Alan Moore's Watchan is filmable.  In an alternate 1985 America, costumed superheroes are part of everyday life. When one of his former comrades is murdered, masked vigilante Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) uncovers a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his retired associates, only one of which has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a far-reaching conspiracy involving their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the world's future.    
5/15/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 1 second
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#27 Avengers: Infinity War

The biggest movie in the world is up this week on Action, Action. Its Avengers: Infinity War. Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
5/8/20181 hour, 54 seconds
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#26 Ghost Rider (2007)

We kick off Super Hero Month at Action, Action with 2007's Ghost Rider. Years ago, motorcycle stuntman Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) sold his soul to save the life of a loved one. Now, he transforms into a fiery, avenging agent of justice at night wherever evil roams. As the only one who can walk in both worlds, Johnny is charged by Mephistopheles (Donal Logue) himself to destroy Blackheart (Wes Bentley), a demon that wants to overthrow Mephistopheles and create a worse hell than the one that currently exists.  
5/1/201851 minutes, 14 seconds
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#25 The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974 and 2009)

What is the original Mr Blue have going on? We find out in 1974's The Taking of Pelham 123. In New York City, a criminal gang led by the ruthless "Mr Blue" (Robert Shaw) hijacks a subway car and threatens to start shooting one passenger per minute unless they receive a million dollars in cash from the city within an hour. On the other end of the line, crusty veteran transit policeman Zachary Garber (Walter Matthau) has his hands full dealing with the mayor's office and his hotheaded fellow cops, while also trying to deliver the ransom before the deadline expires.
4/24/201846 minutes, 59 seconds
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#24 The Exterminator (1980)

Larry Bird is a vigilante set on taking down some bad dudes. Its 1980's The Exterminator. A New York police detective (Christopher George) follows a vigilante's (Robert Ginty) gory trail of justice.
4/17/201836 minutes, 39 seconds
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#23 Tango & Cash (1989)

Are you more of a Tango or a Cash? Find out this week when we watch 1989's Tango & Cash. Police officers Ray Tango (Sylvester Stallone) and Gabe Cash (Kurt Russell) are narcotics experts working to bring down drug lord Yves Perret (Jack Palance). In an attempt to stymie their efforts, Perret sets up Tango and Cash, making it look as if they've killed an FBI agent. Arrested and put in prison, the two cops formulate an escape plan and, once out, team up with Tango's exotic dancer sister, Katherine (Teri Hatcher), in order to clear their records and take down Perret once and for all.
4/10/201838 minutes, 38 seconds
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#22 Vanishing Point (1971)

We take a trip across the South West in 1971's cult classic, Vanishing Point. Vietnam War hero Kowalski (Barry Newman) has become a pill-addicted driver for hire. Transporting a car from Colorado to California, he enlivens the journey by making a wager with his drug dealer: If the trip takes under 15 hours, Kowalski's latest amphetamine purchase is free. But Kowalski's recklessness on the road results in a much-publicized police chase. Radio jock Super Soul (Cleavon Little) covers the pursuit and turns Kowalski, who refuses to pull over, into a martyr for freedom.
4/3/201854 minutes, 56 seconds
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#21 Young Guns (1988)

You can't be any geek of the street if you wanna listin to this episode. This week we watched 1988's Young Guns. A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
3/27/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 20 seconds
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#20 The Wild Bunch (1969)

Give 'em hell Pike! This week we watched 1969's The Wild Bunch. An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.
3/20/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
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#19 Django (1966)

This week we find out what in Django's coffin when we watched the 1966 cult classic, Django. Stranger Django (Franco Nero) rides into the middle of a border fray between Mexican bandits and the Ku Klux Klan.
3/13/201850 minutes, 27 seconds
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#18 Tombstone (1993) (fix)

You called down the thunder, well Action, Actions coming and hells coming with it. Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russell) and his brothers, Morgan (Bill Paxton) and Virgil (Sam Elliott), have left their gunslinger ways behind them to settle down and start a business in the town of Tombstone, Ariz. While they aren't looking to find trouble, trouble soon finds them when they become targets of the ruthless Cowboy gang. Now, together with Wyatt's best friend, Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer), the brothers pick up their guns once more to restore order to a lawless land.
3/6/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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#17 Predator (1987)

Its time for an epic handshake when Aaron from the @retrocrappod shows up to talk about 1987's, Predator. Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a soldier of fortune, is hired by the U.S. government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala. But when Dutch and his team, which includes weapons expert Blain (Jesse Ventura) and CIA agent George (Carl Weathers), land in Central America, something is gravely wrong. After finding a string of dead bodies, the crew discovers they are being hunted by a brutal creature with superhuman strength and the ability to disappear into its surroundings.
2/27/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 48 seconds
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#16 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

We head into the sewers for some pizza with the TMNT. Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.
2/20/20181 hour, 29 seconds
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#15 Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

It's a white hot night of hate this week when we watch 1976's Assualt on Precinct 13. When the LAPD kills several members of the South Central gang Street Thunder, the remaining members avenge themselves by way of a bloody war waged against cops and citizens alike. Caught in the crossfire is Lt. Ethan Bishop (Austin Stoker), who's managing a skeleton crew at the local and soon-to-be-closed police precinct. As the gang members close in, Bishop forms an unlikely alliance with a group of prisoners in order to defend the station and the lives of everyone in it.
2/13/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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#14 Universal Soldier (1992)

This week we check in with JCVD, its 1992's Universal Soldier. During the Vietnam War, soldier Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) finds that his superior officer, Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), has turned violently deranged, and the two fight to the death. After their bodies are retrieved, they are placed into a secret program in which they are reanimated and trained to become unquestioning killing machines. While Devereaux and Scott initially have no memory of their former lives, glimpses of their pasts start to return, rekindling their intense conflict.
2/6/201856 minutes, 31 seconds
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#13 Out For Justice (1991)

This week everyone is looking for Ritchie, it's Out For Justice. Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is a Brooklyn police detective whose partner and longtime friend is shot down in the street in front of his wife and children. The culprit is Richie Madano (William Forsythe), a drug lord in the neighbourhood who has known Gino since they were kids. With the blessing of his captain (Jerry Orbach), Gino is sent alone into the drug underground to find Richie by any means necessary. Along the way, Gino uncovers secrets about his deceased partner that he never suspected.
1/30/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 31 seconds
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#12 True Lies (1994)

This week were back with another heavy hitter, 1994's True Lies. Secretly a spy but thought by his family to be a dull salesman, Harry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is tracking down nuclear missiles in the possession of Islamic jihadist Aziz (Art Malik). Harry's mission is complicated when he realizes his neglected wife, Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis), is contemplating an affair with Simon (Bill Paxton), a used-car salesman who claims he's a spy. When Aziz kidnaps Harry and Helen, the secret agent must save the world and patch up his marriage at the same time.
1/23/201856 minutes, 22 seconds
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#11 Shanghi Noon (2000)

This week we lighten it up with Jackie Chan and Owen Wilsons 2000 film Shanghai Noon. Bumbling Chon Wang (Jackie Chan) works as an Imperial guard in the Forbidden City of China. When Princess Pei Pei (Lucy Liu) is taken hostage, Wang pursues her captors to the wild frontier land of Nevada, where he meets good-natured thief and occasional cowboy Roy O'Bannon (Owen Wilson). Using O'Bannon's love of money, Wang convinces him to help recover the princess, and together the two form a curious partnership -- the likes of which the West has never seen.
1/16/201841 minutes, 30 seconds
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#10 Face/Off (1997)

This week we watch our first Nicolas Cage movie, 1997's Face/Off/ Obsessed with bringing terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) to justice, FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) tracks down Troy, who has boarded a plane in Los Angeles. After the plane crashes and Troy is severely injured, possibly dead, Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy's. As Archer tries to use his disguise to elicit information about a bomb from Troy's brother, Troy awakes from a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery to give him Archer's face.
1/9/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 8 seconds
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#9 Enter The Dragon (1973)

This week we watch one of the greatest martial arts movies of all time, 1973's Enter the Dragon. Bruce Lee plays a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for the death of his sister. Lee enters a kung fu competition in an attempt to fight his way to the dealer's headquarters with the help of some friends.
1/2/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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#8 Mad Max Fury Road (2015)

This week we watch the latest in the Mad Max franchise, Mad Max Fury Road. Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot's five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck the War Rig, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland.
12/26/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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#7 Lethal Weapon (1987)

This week we finish off our Christmas themed run with 1987's Lethal Weapon. A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers. Check out our website actionacionpodcast.com
12/19/20171 hour, 36 seconds
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#6 The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

This week on the podcast we continue our Christmas epidoses with 1996's The Long Kiss Goodnight. Schoolteacher and single mother Samantha Caine (Geena Davis) lives an average suburban life -- until she begins having strange memories of unexplained violence and discovers that she has physical skills that she never imagined. Hiring private detective Mitch Hennessey (Samuel L. Jackson) to probe into her past, Samantha discovers that she's a well-trained government assassin who went missing after suffering a bout of amnesia and that her former handlers want her back in their employ.
12/12/20171 hour, 15 seconds
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#5 Die Hard 2

This week on the podast we kick of December with Die Hard 2. A year after his heroics in L.A, detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) is mixed up in another terrorist plot, this time at Washington Dulles International Airport, where he is waiting for his wife (Bonnie Bedelia). That same night, South American politico and drug profiteer Ramon Esperanza (Franco Nero) is arriving in U.S. custody. McClane takes action when a treasonous ex-colonel (William Sadler) seizes control of the airport, threatening to crash every inbound flight unless Esperanza is freed.
12/5/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 30 seconds
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#4 Mission: Imposible (fix)

This week on the podcast we talk about 1996's Mission: Imposible. When U.S. government operative Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his mentor, Jim Phelps (Jon Voight), go on a covert assignment that takes a disastrous turn, Jim is killed, and Ethan becomes the prime murder suspect. Now a fugitive, Hunt recruits brilliant hacker Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and maverick pilot Franz Krieger (Jean Reno) to help him sneak into a heavily guarded CIA building to retrieve a confidential computer file that will prove his innocence.
11/29/20171 hour, 12 minutes, 31 seconds
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#3 Blade

In this episode, we discuss the 1998 Wesley Snipes film, Blade. A half-mortal, half-immortal is out to avenge his mother's death and rid the world of vampires. The modern-day technologically advanced vampires he is going after are in search of his special blood type needed to summon an evil god who plays a key role in their plan to execute the human race.
11/21/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 55 seconds
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#2 The Raid Redemption

On this episode, we discuss the 2011 Gareth Evans Film The Raid Redemption. 
11/14/20171 hour, 21 minutes, 48 seconds
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#1 Intro To Action, Action

The podcast that sets out to rate every action movie ever made.
11/14/20172 minutes, 41 seconds