31 Days of Action: Day 11 - The Specialist


After watching Stallone in a supporting role in Death Race 2000 I decided I wanted to go back and watch one of his starring roles that I had never seen before. It turns out there is plenty to pick from as I am not nearly as up on the man’s filmography as perhaps I thought. It was a toss-up between this, Assassins, Daylight and Judge Dredd but I ultimately chose The Specialist as I already had a copy of it and it felt like the easiest route.

100 minutes later and I was quite sure any of the other three options would have made a far better choice.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ep #10 - The Tale of Jake and the Leprachaun


I remember being very excited when this episode was first going to air because the commercial revealed that one of the main characters was going to be named Shawn and I was eerily psyched about that. Unfortunately the dude spells it “Sean” which is unfortunately the way my name is usually represented so all of that excitement was for naught.

Also this episode isn’t very good, so there’s that working against it as well.

31 Days of Action: Day 10 - Death Race 2000


It’s strange that I’ve never actually seen this one before. I’ve only seen the Jason Statham remake/maybe sequel I don’t remember which, from a few years back. I thought it was decent but obviously it stripped away one of the primary elements the original is known for – the scoring system for murdering innocent pedestrians. I’d always been familiar with the concept due to homages such as the Carmageddon series of PC games, but had never actually watched the movie that birthed it.

31 Days of Action: Day 9 - Damage


Alright the whole marathon thing was delayed due to three straight days of Comic Con and work so I'm going to struggle hard to get caught up and back on track as I am absolutely determined to see this through until the very end!

31 Days of Action: Day 8 - The Amazing Spider-Man 2


I wasn’t sure if I was going to count this one as part of the action movie marathon at first but screw it, it’s got plenty of action in it and not-surprisingly, it’s super time consuming to watch 31 movies in a month so if I can get one more day covered out of this one then I am damn sure going to take advantage of that.

31 Days of Action: Day 7 - Parker


Jason Statham is definitely at a point where you can describe one of his films as simply “Well, it’s a Jason Statham movie” and that tells you just about everything you need to know about in terms of tone, plot, characterizations, etc. It also more often than not tells you the quality you can expect in the end – decently entertaining but completely forgettable. For me, that description applies to The Mechanic, Safe, Homefront, Killer Elite and now, Parker.

31 Days of Action: Day 6 - No Holds Barred


I had never even heard of this movie until a few weeks ago when some people on the Internet seemed excited about it getting a blu ray release. I am overall though not very educated on the filmatic works of Mr. Hulk Hogan. I remember the trailer for Suburban Commando used to play at the beginning of a VHS tape I used to watch a ton as a kid (I believe it was Home Alone) but I never saw the full movie. We also used to make fun of Santa with Muscles, the movie with the bluntest name in history until the release of Snakes on a Plane. Oh and of course he was Thunderlips in Rocky III, a movie I have seen countless times. So this may in fact be the first Hulk Hogan starring vehicle I have seen in its entirety.

31 Days of Action: Day 5 - The Adventures of Ford Fairlane


Welcome to 31 Days of Action, a nice counter point to my usual “horror movie a day” marathon that happens in October. Throughout the month of May, I will be watching and reviewing a different action movie each day. The only rule is that it has to be one I’ve never seen before which has proved surprisingly tricky so maybe don’t expect quality products to be discussed.

31 Days of Action: Day 4 - Firestorm


Welcome to 31 Days of Action, a nice counter point to my usual “horror movie a day” marathon that happens in October. Throughout the month of May, I will be watching and reviewing a different action movie each day. The only rule is that it has to be one I’ve never seen before which has proved surprisingly tricky so maybe don’t expect quality products to be discussed.

31 Days of Action: Day 3 - Brick Mansions


Welcome to 31 Days of Action, a nice counter point to my usual “horror movie a day” marathon that happens in October. Throughout the month of May, I will be watching and reviewing a different action movie each day. The only rule is that it has to be one I’ve never seen before which has proved surprisingly tricky so maybe don’t expect quality products to be discussed.

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