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London Has Fallen Lives Up to Title, Not Much Else

Daniel Nelson | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Daniel Nelson

London Has Fallen follows Hollywood's classic recipe for surefire box-office gold. Its an action movie's action movie: rather than develop a plot, it detonates a city. Breakneck chase scenes and big, big booms are meant to put bums in the seats and dough in the coffers, not impress the critics.

London Has Fallen

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.02.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

A good action/thriller movie keeps you tense, engaged and excited. A great action/thriller does all that and you still feel anxious long after you've ...

Why Should Women Have a Voice in Sci-Fi? Introducing My Film UFO Diary

Govindini Murty | Posted 02.21.2017 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Women have been the stars of many of our biggest sci-fi films recently. This has been a very welcome development - but we need more women behind the camera as creators of sci-fi, as well.

Nostalgia Theater Podcast: Rambo Creator David Morrell Draws First Blood

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.09.2017 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For this week's Nostalgia Theater Podcast I discuss the Rambo phenomenon with author David Morrell, whose 1972 novel First Blood is where it all began...

Die Hard 2 and Bad Boys Screenwriter Talks About the Heyday of Screenwriting in the 80s and 90s!

ScreenCraft | Posted 01.26.2017 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

The 12 Steps to Becoming an '80s Action Star

Playboy.com | Posted 12.08.2016 | Entertainment
Playboy.com

Today's action stars just don't have the same feel of the ones we had in the '80s. Back then it was serious business. You weren't going to be in some YouTube parody video. You were going to blow up bad guys and you were going to insult them from beyond the grave with a straight-faced pun. Are you looking to become a star of the '80s yourself? Here are 12 simple steps that will have you on your way to stopping terrorism and kissing hot babes in no time!

5 Things Every Screenwriter Should Know About Action Writing

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.17.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

9 Lessons I Learned About Parenting From Being A Pro Stuntwoman

Vanessa Motta | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Vanessa Motta

Performing stunts on Hollywood sets one moment, parenting at home the next. It's all in a day's work for this tough mom.

How a Multiracial Cast Lead to "Fast and Furious 7's" Success

Ximena N. Beltran | Posted 09.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Ximena N. Beltran

History will not remember "The Fast and The Furious" as a work of art, but it will be the pioneering franchise that allowed a multiracial cast, predominately Latinos, to take center stage as full-fledged characters and not as caricatures of themselves - pillaging the box office in the process.

Mission: Impossible at 50 (ish)

William Bradley | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

At 53, a rather perilous age for an action star, Cruise shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, he's doubled down on the spectacular and daring-looking personal stunts.

15 Movie Mistakes You Didn't Notice In Your Favorite Action Films

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a scenery-related continuity error! Even the most mind-blowing, heart-pounding action flicks can contain the occasiona...

Film Review: San Andreas

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

If you've lived in California, a major earthquake is your worst nightmare. The thought of a 9.5 quake is almost unimaginable and terrifying. Quick, stand under a doorway or hide under a desk, it's coming and the aftermath is not all that pretty in San Andreas.

The Category That Is Still Missing at The Oscars

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

The Academy recognizes many different areas and not just the actors. From "Best Sound" to "Best Costumes" these technical awards are given to the hardworking members of the film industry. However, there is still a group of hardworking men and women left out of the big show despite their contributions to the film world.

'Action Movie Kid' Proves Quality Time With Dad Is Never Boring

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents

For James, aka Action Movie Kid, hanging out with dad is far from ordinary. With a little editing, DreamWorks digital effects artist Daniel Hashim...

Transformers: Age of Extinction Is Exactly What You Think It Is

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 08.31.2014 | Entertainment
Lelia Nebeker

The only thing Transformers movies do better than CGI robot fights and mass destruction of major cities is seamless product placement.

There Is Still a Category Missing at the Academy Awards

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Besides a great script/cast, many technical aspects are needed to create the magic the moviegoer sees on screen. Almost all these important pieces are recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with categories at the Oscars.

Not Ready For Monday? This Video Will Help You Take On The Week

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment

It's Monday, and we can think of no better way to get pumped for the week ahead than seeing how some of the best action heroes suit up for their vario...

That's A Knife...

Posted 12.23.2013 | Comedy

Finally, all your favorite action movie zingers, from the super corny to the bad-assiest, have been compiled into one big compilation. Need too get y...

If Real Life Was An Action Movie

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy

YouTube dude theDOMINICshow couldn't help but wonder what his life would be like if it were an action movie. The result? Everything is faster, cooler ...

The Problem With Female Butt Shots

Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment

"Avengers" director Joss Whedon is known for treating female characters on par with his male ones, but even the posters for that movie took pains to s...

6 Reasons Why Chuck Norris Is The Best Post 50 Action Star Ever

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 03.10.2013 | Fifty

A universal fact? Chuck Norris is not someone you want to mess with. It's a fact that's remained constant even as the action star has gotten older...

ReThink Review: A Good Day to Die Hard -- Killing a Classic

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Instead of stone-faced bodybuilders or martial arts experts, Die Hard had John McClane, an everyman New York cop with only street smarts and a sense of humor on his side who seemed as surprised as anyone to be an action hero.

(Another) Unknown to Icon Story

John Luessenhop | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Luessenhop

Dan Yeager is another in the long line of Hollywood discovery stories. Another unknown to billboard icon. He's the new Leatherface -- the iconic centerpiece to a franchise with a central throne in the pantheon of horror.

WATCH: Jack Black Kicks All The Asses In 'Lost' Movie

Posted 10.11.2012 | Comedy

It's amazing that Jack Black has been starring in action movies since the mid-'80s, but in this 100% authentic clip of the gritty B-movie "Lethal Just...

More Female Scientists Are Showing Up In Action Movies

Slate | Posted 07.05.2012 | Women

It's hard to decide when the James Bond franchise hit bottom (before being resuscitated by Daniel Craig in the 2006 remake of Casino Royale). But a go...