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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) – Stephen Norrington

The Sci-Fi Chronicles plunges us into the world of Alan Moore’s graphic novels with this film adaptation of his work directed by Stephen Norrington, which suffers from a bit of … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Traielr Tracks: The Hunt For Red October (1990) – John McTiernan

To pair up with my look at Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit today, I thought it would be nice to go back and have a look at the original trailer for … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trailer Tracks: Time Bandits (1981) – Terry Gilliam

Time Bandits was my first introduction to Terry Gilliam films, and by extension, Monty Python as well. I caught this one night during a SuperChannel free weekend event, back in … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trailer Tracks: Highlander (1986) – Russell Mulcahy

Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Christopher Lambert, music by Queen, and swords in modern-day New York… what’s not to like about this epic story?!?

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Everything Or Nothing (2012) – Stevan Riley

Bond… James Bond. I’ve been a fan since I saw the trailer for For Your Eyes Only on SuperChannel, and tried to buy a James Bond book for the road … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Rock (1996) – Michael Bay

Michael Bay finds his way back onto the 101 Action Movies to see before you die, and brings an impressive cast with him, in this, my favorite of his films. … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hunt For Red October (1990) – John McTiernan

Tom Clancy’s techno-thriller, which I remember reading back in grade 9, when my friend Michael introduced me to it and after that, every Christmas until I 1989, I would receive Clancy’s … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Diamonds Are Forever (1971) – Guy Hamilton

Sean Connery returns as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007, his last official appearance as James Bond. Never Say Never Again is a remake of Thunderball which was released by Warner … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Anderson Tapes (1971) – Sidney Lumet

Mr. Sean Connery appears on the 101 Action Movies list again, this time on the other side of the law, as the likable Duke Anderson, sans hairpiece, a safe-cracker, fresh from a … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) – Peter Hunt

O.H.M.S.S. is a welcome addition to the 101 Action Movies list. I still stand by my belief that if this one had starred Sean Connery as Ian Fleming’s James Bond, then … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 2 Comments


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