This is why most action movies today suck so badly

The majority of action films today suck. They became repetitive formulas. Sterile displays of visual effects, annoying camera movements, and happy ending duels between the hero and his foes. Luckily, there are exceptions. Chris Stuckmann analyzes why this happens in this interesting video. » 2/10/15 9:31pm 2/10/15 9:31pm

Just a badass two minute video of badass action scenes from movies

Oh, nothing to see here. Oh wait. Just kidding. There is everything to see here. This two minute clip of action scenes from MovieClips Trailers is so badass that I've watched it multiple times now. I can't get enough. In fact, it has me hankering for an action movie so bad. Good thing John Wick is out in theaters,… » 10/24/14 10:08pm 10/24/14 10:08pm

Breaking Down Quotable Movie Lines By Grammatical Construction

Are highly quotable, questionably cheesy lines essential to make an action movie good? Not necessarily—but they will help make them memorable. Long after the fight scenes and blow-'em-up sequences have faded from memory, we will—all of us—still be imitating Arnie in T2. Now you can follow the grammatical construction… » 5/18/14 7:00pm 5/18/14 7:00pm

The Raid: A Bloody Romp through Jakarta's Deadliest High Rise (NSFW)

While American audiences must endure summer snoozefests starring '80s action heros rehashing their glory days, a number of East Asian studios are filling the void with a graphic reimagining of the genre. The bloody jewel atop this brutal cinematic crown is Merantu Film's The Raid: Redemption. It's Old Boy meets Man… » 4/25/14 9:00pm 4/25/14 9:00pm

The goofy gag reel of Thor: The Dark World is a raucously good time

Even though it's incredibly hard to believe and goes against sound Sun rises in the east and sets in the west logic, Chris Hemsworth (and to a lesser extent Thor) is not a perfect being that doesn't make goofy mistakes. This gag reel proves he's human after all! Just like us! And sometimes moments get awkward and… » 2/04/14 10:44pm 2/04/14 10:44pm

Movies are pretty corny when you only hear their punchline

You might not want to admit it but your favorite action movie is pretty corny. But it's okay! Because they're fun and they're ridiculous and there are explosions and they're quite wonderful at wasting two hours. But when you only see little bits of the movie? Especially just the punchline? It gets quite embarrassing.… » 12/21/13 2:08pm 12/21/13 2:08pm

How To Hack a Computer: Action Movie Edition

Ever notice how hacking computers in action movies always feels just a little too easy? I'll have you know it's more involved than you'd think. Good thing College Humor threw together this handy movie hacking flowchart! » 6/09/10 10:15am 6/09/10 10:15am