Tag Archives: Action

Terrifying Tuesday: The Purge (2013)

There are many ways to unsettle or frighten an audience in the world of cinema. There are probably as many as there are people because there is no telling what might be scary to one person or another. Lately I’ve talked about films that use sound as the device to horrify, and films with such […]

The 1978 Italian Double Feature: Damned In Venice and Blazing Bullets

Hey folks. It’s the beginning of the week, and that means another dose of Italian cinema. This week I’ve got a pair of features for you that both made their way to the screen 31 years ago in 1978. First up, Dammned in Venice manages to rip off The Omen and still come out on […]

Christmas Shorts: Black Santa’s Revenge (2007): Ken Foree Blows a Ho-Ho-Ho-le In the Bad Guys

Black Santa’s Revenge is a short I’ve meant to catch up with for years, but it took doing this series of Christmas Shorts to remind me of it. Starring Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) and based on a 6 page comic that appeared in the magazine BadAzzMofo, Black Santa’s Revenge is as close as […]

The Eddie Romero Files: Case 1- Black Mama, White Mama (1973)

Case File: Eddie Romero-01 Reason for Inquiry: Subject has made a number of cult films that have gone unrecognized for many years. Background: The subject of this investigation is well respected Filipino director Eddie Romero (a.k.a The Other Romero). Born in 1924 in the Philippines, the subject began selling short stories to local papers at […]

Expendables Week #2- Blackjack (1998): Dolph Does Heroic Bloodshed

As the week begins to slip by, we’re growing ever closer to The Expendables, and I just can’t wait. To hold me over I’m looking at films from some of the stars all week. Yesterday, I started with Eric Roberts in the action classic Best of the Best, and today I get a chance to talk […]

Multi-Monday with Enzo’s The Big Racket and Fulci’s Perversion Story

This weekend I got a chance to check out a couple of great films, and I thought I would take Monday to give you folks a double dose of Italians. Both Enzo G. Castellari and Lucio Fulci are responsible for some of my favorite films like Street Law and Cat in the Brain, but they […]

Expendables Week #1: Eric Roberts Is the Best of the Best (1989)

Hello folks. There are only a few days left until The Expendables makes its debut on screens nationwide, and I could not be more excited. Not only does it promise to be one of the best pure balls to the wall action films since Rambo IV, but it features a great array of stars from […]

B.L.O.G Presents Bandidas(2006)

Welcome Ladies and Gents to another edition of Beautiful Ladies of Genre. Tonight we have a film that I’ve seen at least a dozen times, and I’m not proud… or ashamed to be a fan of….. People think that good old trash cinema is dead, but in the last two nights I watched Beyonce beat […]

A Tale of Two Matt Hunters: Norris vs. Dudikoff

I could not resist getting into The Chuck Norris Blogothon hosted by Matt-Suzaka over at Chuck Norris Ate My Baby, and I wanted to talk about one of my favorite films of his, 1985’s Invasion U.S.A. It’s a film full of classic Norris badassary, and it was something of a childhood favorite of mine. However, […]

Angel of Death (2009): Zöe Bell Proves There’s Life After Death (Proof)

Like most folks, I was introduced to the stuntwoman turned actress Zöe Bell through her performance in Quentin Tarantino’s part of Grindhouse, Death Proof. While her acting was only so-so, the skill she showed with her stunt work was incredible, and when I came home and checked her out, I was surprised to see how […]