Entries in Category ‘Action’

Forbidden Warrior Release Date: 2005 Genre: Adventure | Action | Fantasy Director(s): Jimmy Nickerson Writer(s): Glen Hartford, Rod Hewitt (The Debt), & Mike Machanska Starring: Andrew Divoff,Marie Matiko, Sung Kang, Karl Yune To put it lightly, Forbidden Warrior is unbelievably awful. Sure, I’m not a fan of kung fu films to begin with, but even […]

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Foolproof Release Date: 3 October 2003 (Canada) Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime Directors: William Phillips Writers: William Phillips Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Kristin Booth, Joris Jarsky After a memorable performance as Van Vilder in the movie by the name same, I was pretty sure that the witty Ryan Reynolds was on his way to supporting […]

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Firefight Release Date: 2003 Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller Director(s): Paul Ziller (Bloodfist IV: Die Trying, Snakehead Terror) Writer(s): Elizabeth Sanchez & Paul Ziller (both of Avalanche Alley) Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Steve Bacic, Nick Mancuso To give you an idea of how the direct-to-video industry will readily latch onto anything popular, Firefight was actually […]

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Final Voyage Release Date: 7 October 1999 (Malaysia) Genre: Action | Drama Director(s): Jay Andrews (aka Jim Wynorski) Writer(s): Andrew Stevens (Intrepid) & James Morley III (Intrepid) Starring: Ice-T, Erika Eleniak, Dylan Walsh, Claudia Christian More classic Jim Wynorski (as Jay Andrews, of course) schlock here, as he tackles the aspect of terrorists taking over […]

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Final Impact Release Date: 1992 Genre: Action | Drama Director(s): Joseph Merhi (Rage) & Stephen Smoke (Street Crimes) Writer(s): Stephen Smoke (Magic Kid) Starring: Lorenzo Lamas, Kathleen Kinmont, Michael Worth When Van Damme found success with Kickboxer, Bloodsport, and Lionheart, the direct-to-video world responded accordingly. And by accordingly, I of course mean every single direct-to-video […]

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Extreme Limits Release Date: 2001 Genre: Action | Adventure Director(s): Jay Andrews (aka Jim Wynorski) Writer(s): Steve Latshaw (Curse of the Komodo, Militia) Starring: Treat Williams, Hannes Jaenicke, Gary Hudson, Julie St. Claire The last ten years of Treat Williams’ life has been an up and down affair. While he now comfortably sits in the […]

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Extreme Honor Release Date: 2001 Genre: Action Director(s): Steven Rush Writer(s): Steven Rush Starring: Dan Andersen, Michael Ironside, Oliver Gruner, Michael Madsen Producers realized long ago that to sell a direct-to-video film effectively, a star’s presence can be minimal. Look no further than MTI’s January release of Prize Fighter. The filmmakers only had Gary Busey […]

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Extreme Dating Release Date: 2005 Genre: Action | Romance | Comedy Director(s): Lorena David Writer(s): Jeff Schectman Starring: Devon Sawa, Amanda Detmer, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Andrew Keegan, Ian Virgo, Meat Loaf Extreme Dating is, if I’ve got my facts straight, the last movie in the Franchise Pictures library to get released. Over the years Andrew Stevens’ […]

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Escape from Cuba Release Date: 18 November 2003 (USA) Genre: Drama | Action Director(s): Tom Logan Writer(s): Robert C. Adamski Staring: Carlos Albert, Kerry Corcoran, Jackie Di Crystal Hector Santos, a married man with a daughter, is ecstatic to learn that his illegal opportunity to get out of Cuba has arrived. He’s less than thrilled […]

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Endz Release Date: 2006 Genre: Action Director(s): Curtis J. Schultz Writer(s): Curtis J. Schultz Staring: Kevon Kane, Wendy Elizabeth Abraham and Dee Beckford It makes me feel all warm inside to say that Endz is a pretty decent movie. That’s because, after watching offerings like Dominos and Two Guns in recent months, my faith in […]

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