The Mechanic

May 23, 2011

For awhile it seemed like Jason Statham, Vin Diesel and The Rock were going to represent the new generation of action heroes for the new Millennium. Initially, all three men were well on their way until Diesel got mired in the Fast & Furious franchise... 

The Expendables

November 30, 2010

For fans of action films from the 1980s and early 1990s, it has always been a pipe dream to see their favourite action stars team up or, better yet, battle each other. Think of it as the cinematic equivalent of fantasy football. With The Matrix (1999),... 

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels: Locked ‘N Loaded Director’s Cut

October 20, 2006

Guy Ritchie burst on the scene with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) as England’s answer to Quentin Tarantino, only funnier. Like his American counterpart, Ritchie took movie characters and put everyday conversations into their mouths with... 

Transporter 2

April 2, 2006

Ex-Special Forces man Frank Martin is back for more impromptu violence with household objects as the little boy he looks after is abducted by nasty men with accents. There’s a certain appeal about both the Transporter films and their leading man,... 

The Transporter: Special Delivery Edition

January 25, 2006

Since The Fifth Element (1997), Luc Besson has been content to write and produce B action movies with international casts and crews to keep down costs and maximize profits with a winning formula that features a protagonist of few words, kick-ass action,... 

The One

June 25, 2003

Daz settles down to watch a film where people battle it out with each other with the winner absorbing the other’s power, and the line ‘There can be only one’ is uttered. That’s right, it’s Jet Li in ‘The One’....