Wednesday

Predator

Predator Movie Information
Genre:
Action | Sci-Fi
Main Cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Elpidia Carrillo
Bill Duke
Kevin Peter Hall
Jesse Ventura
Carl Weathers

Director:
John McTiernan


About the m
ovie:
Predator is a combination of the elements of action, science fiction and horror. It was directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger , Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura and Kevin Peter Hall. It was released in 1987 by 20th Century Fox.


The Pred
ator is an alien humanoid creature that is fond of hunting and is capable of interstellar traveling and has a multiple visions and armored by a light-bending suit with advance weapons. It descended on Earth, specifically in Central America, to hunt for humans. However, the US Army Special Forces unit led by Major Dutch Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is also on the same location to rescue a cabinet minister in the hands of a rebel group. But the members of the military unit is beginning to disappear and they still don't have the idea that another enemy is attacking them - the Predator. Until they finally encounter the extraterrestrial creature and found out that it is powerful enough that their weapons are no match with this alien assassin.

This
action-packed movie maintains a feeling of fear and tension all throughout with gun-fighting, explosions and hair-raising sight of the Predator.

After the suc
cess of the Predator movie (and the character as well), having a gross revenue of $60,000,000 in United States, sequels of this movie have been made. These are Predator 2 (1990) and Alien vs. Predator (2004).


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Saturday

Total Recall (1990)

Total Recall Movie Information
Genre:
Action | Sci-Fi
Main Cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Rachel Ticotin
Sharon Stone
Michael Ironside
Ronny Cox
Director:
Paul Verhoeven

About the movie:

Total Recall is a major box office movie that stars Arnold Schwarzenegger. This is a science fiction action movie based on the story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” written by Philip Dick. The movie was released on 1990 and it won a Special Achievement Academy Award for its quality visual effects. At the time of its production, Total Recall movie had the biggest authorized budget produced by Hollywood studio.


This
action movie's casts are Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, Michael Ironside and Ronny Cox and is directed by Paul Verhoeven.


Arnold Schwarzenegger is Douglas Quaid in the
movie. He is a construction worker that is being haunted by nightmares of the planet Mars. He longs for an adventure cause he's bored with what he regularly do. One day he heard about Rekall Inc., a company that is selling and implanting false memories and he purchased a vacation to Mars as a spy. Then the procedure goes terribly wrong that Doug lost some parts of his memory and he's into another personality surface believing that he's name is Hauser and he's a former Mars Intelligence Agent and he is being chased by a group of assassins. He also battles with mutants, aliens, and alien machines from Mars and he met Melina that told him about his identity as an agent. Quaid's wife didn't believe him; and he is also confused if everything that's happening to him is real or just a dream.


Total Recall is a fascinating
action movie with a few twists and unpredictable plot. A movie full of action and violence, it is highly recommended for the action movie fanatics.

Wednesday

RoboCop (1987)

RoboCop Movie Information
Genre:
Action | Sci-Fi
Main Cast:
Peter Weller
Nancy Allen
Dan O'Herlihy
Ronny Cox
Kurtwood Smith
Miguel Ferrer
Director:
Paul Verhoeven
About the movie:

RoboCop is a 1987
action movie about a cyborg police officer created to control the Motor City known as Detroit that has been ruled by criminals and a gang of cop killers. It is both an action and science fiction movie that features advanced science and cybernetics.



The
movie stars Peter Weller as RoboCop, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, and Miguel Ferrer. RoboCop was directed by a Dutch Film director Paul Verhoeven.


Robocop
is about a good police officer that was brought back to life after being killed by feared gang leader in Detroit. The Omni Consumer Products (OCP) that runs Detroit Police Department, offers a new solution against the well-armed criminals in the city by building an almost inexterminable ED 209 robot combining the body of Murphy with the high tech gadgets and weaponry to dispatch the city criminals. The scientists rewires Murphy's brains with computer chips for communication control and self-organization system that blocks up his memories. However, his former partner, Officer Lewis recognized RoboCop's body that started to reveal his true identity.


RoboCop
film has a well-written plot and action-packed stunts, a very fitting entertainment for the action movie aficionados.


It's also entertaining that there's a heart breaking scene in this
movie where RoboCop visits his former house without the chance of getting back what he had left before.


This may be the first high-profile movie directed by Verhoeven but it was directed well with a sense of smooth style and appeal that made RoboCop a great
action movie. By its good remarks, it is considered as one of the best action movies of its genre and it was followed by movie sequels and RoboCop TV series.

Monday

True Lies

True Lies Movie Information

Genre:Action | Sci-Fi

Main Cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Jamie Lee Curtis
Tom Arnold
Bill Paxton
Art Malik
Tia Carrere

Director:
James Cameron


About the movie:

True Lies is one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's best action movie, was released in 1994 and a remake of a French movie LA Totale. The casts also include Jamie Lee Curtis, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere, Tom Arnold, Charlton Heston and Art Malik. True Lies was written and directed by James Cameron .


The
movie is about Harry Tasker (played by Schwarzenegger), known as an ordinary computer salesman by his family, but he's actually the United States' top secret agent. Harry's wife began to seek for some adventure in her life dating another man because she thinks that he's dull and boring. He then found out that Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis) is having an affair with a car salesman and seduced her by a lie that he is a spy. So Harry sends his colleagues to kidnap them, but they are actually the ones that were accidentally kidnapped by a group of Arab terrorists. By this event, Helen founds out that Harry is a secret agent by night, and he need to do his job against the terrorists that posseses an atomic bomb planted in Florida.


The most exciting part of the
movie is when Harry tries to track down the bomb of the terrorists. While the escape scene on the bridge that connects Florida to the mainland is one of the best shot and the most thrilling part in the movie.


True Lies contain the elements of
action, comedy and political thriller rolled into one pleasing entertainment movie. It's an old-fashioned yet high-tech action movie with fresh ideas to deliver the excitement for the breath-taking scenes.


It has a great
action stunts that was often executed by Schwarzenegger and Curtis themselves and it has an expensive special effects having a production cost of approximately $120 million.

Saturday

Terminator (Movie Series)

Terminator Movie Information

Genre:
Action | Sci-Fi


Main Cast:
>The Terminator
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Michael Biehn
Linda Hamilton
Paul Winfield

>Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Linda Ha
milton
Edward Furlong
Robert Patrick

>Terminator 3: Rise of the MachinesArnold Schwarzenegger
Nick Stahl
Claire Danes
Kristanna Loken


Director:
James
Cameron - The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Jonathan Mostow - Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines


About the movie:

The Terminator, released in 1984, is a science-fiction action movie about a seemingly indestructible cyborg assassin that was sent from the future for a deadly mission. The Terminator's task is to kill Sarah Conor and his unborn son because it will play a significant role in the future against the machines.


James Cameron, an Academy Award winning director and producer had created the concept of the terminator characters.
Sequels of The Terminator are Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger.

It's hard to believe that the first Terminator movie has a low production cost but the quality of the movie and all its elements are well made.


The Terminator movie series were all set in a future where machines are having war against man for the desire to dominate the human race. Having the robots as one of the main characters in this
movie series, made this film captivating. There is a science fiction element on each movie and the technology helped the cyborg characters to look authentic. The design of the cyborgs seem very realistic and convincing. The special effects and action sequences of the Terminator movies stands out. The theme is presented well, having the human qualities in each film, projecting what's more important than anything else.


The Terminator series are those that can be considered as classic
movies...movies that never grow old. Simply one of the best action movies ever made.

MOVIE CRITIC REVIEW:
"...a science fiction action movie that astounded fans of the genre."

anonymous
TV Guide

Wednesday

Bourne (Movie Series)

Bourne Movie Series Information

Genre:
Action | Spy

Main Cast:
Matt
Damon
Julia Stiles
Franka Potente

Director:
Doug Liman - Bourne Identity (2002)
Paul Greengrass - Bourne Supremacy (2004), Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

About the movie:
The Bourne trilogy is entirely about Bourne and how he deals with his memory loss and being hunted without knowing why.

One of the best action movie series, the Bourne trilogy is based on the #1 best selling novel by Robert Ludlum. The main character here is Jason Bourne, an amnesiac assassin who is being chased by his former employers.

Bourne movies have been an amazing and action-packed trilogy of thrillers featuring the same characters and plot. One of Matt Damon's best work of his career in this action movie.

Bourne Identity and Bourne Supremacy paced the action and drives the tension of the scenes. A non-stop action movie from beginning to end.


Movie Synopsis:

The Bourne Identity (2002)
Jason Bourne is found nearly dead and was rescued at the sea by an Italian fishing boat crew. Jason finds himself carrying a Swiss bank account but could no longer remember what happened to him.
He discovers useful information about him in a safe deposit box from Zurich.He realized that his name was Jason Bourne and he lives in Paris. He also found a hidden pile of his different passports, automatic weapon and a huge pile of cash.

It became a mystery for him that his life is in danger and unaware that he possesses extraordinary fighting abilities, linguistics and self-defense.

Then he meets Marie Kreutz in U.s. Embassy and offered her $10,000 for a ride to Paris. Marie takes the cash and went with Jason to find clues about his identity and past life and why his life is in danger, not knowing that it'll change her life forever.

Jason Bourne is clueless that he is in the middle of two assassination plots masterm
inded by the CIA.


The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Two years ago since Jason Bourne was saved, he then now moved in Goa, India with his girlfriend Marie Kreutz. Jason is still haunted by his past, having bad dreams and disturbing memories that he was once a killer but not certain if its the truth or just his imagination.
Jason and Marie tried to move from city to city to stay away from possible threats that may occur and to keep Marie out of danger.

His flashbacks are slowly helping him to remember his identity and the reasons why he is being chased by the authorities.


The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
After Marie's death, Jason Bourne decided to go back to where it all started.

He goes to Paris and still in the quest to unveil the secret of his identity. He then read an article that describes Jason Bourne as a CIA operative and it was written by a London-based journalist Simon Ross. The information from the journalist triggers a new set of memories for Jason Bourne, and he must discover his dark past while trying to get ahead of the cops, and federal agent from killing him.

Thursday

Lethal Weapon (Movie Series)



Genre: Action | Suspense

Main Cast: Mel Gibson Danny Glover

Lethal Weapon (Filmography):


Director: Richard Donner (all 4 Lethal Weapon series)

ABOUT: Lethal Weapon is an action movie series about a quarreling team-up of two of Los Angeles Cops played by Mel Gibson (as Martin Riggs) and Danny Glover (as Roger Murtaugh).

The movie is about the incompatibility of two cops and how they manage their team-up as crime fighter and as buddies. Martin Riggs is the rebel type with suicidal tendencies since he lost his wife from a car accident. On the Other hand, Roger Murtaugh is a family guy, a homebody and a conservative 50 year old man. In spite of being mellow, Murtaugh could be as tough as Riggs when it comes to catching criminals. They worked together to investigate the death of Riggs' wife but unintentionally unmasked a huge drug-smuggling operation run by the Shadow Company, a group of Vietnam War veterans lead by a retired General Peter McAllister.

The elements of an action movie could be seen here - chase scenes, bomb explosions, weapons, hostages, violence, heroes and villains. These are the common things that we always see in an action movie. But what sets out this movie from the others? Well, it's the chemistry between Mel Gibson and Danny Glover that makes this movie more exciting and appealing than the action scenes.



MOVIE CRITIC REVIEWS & RATINGS:

Lethal Weapon 1 (1987)
• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 84% with an average score of 7.1/10
• IMDB Ratings : 7.6 stars /10

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 83% with an average score of 6.6/10
• IMDB Ratings : 7.2 stars /10

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 56% with an average score of 5.5/10
• IMDB Ratings : 6.7 stars /10

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 52% with an average score of 5.8/10
• IMDB Ratings : 6.6 stars /10


"Nothing, however, can really prepare audiences for the generally good, though offbeat, performances, gritty action and serio-comic exploits of the Good Guys vs. the Bad Guys."
~ Roger Hurlburt (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)


"The story, which proceeds with inevitability, is enlivened by Donner's rousing action sequences."
~ Desmond Ryan (Philadelphia Inquirer)

"A vivid, visceral reminder of just how exciting an action film can be."
~ Richard Harrington (Washington Post)

Tuesday

Face Off

Face Off Movie


Face Off (1997), directed by John Woo, is an action movie with a rare concept and radical idea loaded with emotional aspects of a hero and a villain. The movie centers around one of the most wanted criminal and an agent of FBI that swap faces and identities.

Face Off movie
Face Off is about Sean Archer (John Travolta), an FBI terrorism expert whose passion is to bring down Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage), a terrorist that planted a bomb in Los Angeles area and also the one who killed his son in one of their encounters.

Years passed when Archer founds out that Troy had a bomb hidden somewhere in LA and he is in comatose. He then decided to undergo facial surgery, swapping Troy's facial features to his own forgetting the consequences that might happen. That way, Archer (as Troy) would try to locate the bomb through Troy's brother Pollux (played by Alessandro Nivola) whose in prison. Things get complicated when Troy recovered from his coma and found out that his face was replaced by Archer's. Now the terrorist assumes the role of the FBI agent and vice versa.

For an action movie, Face Off set out an impressive action sequences. The direction of John Woo in the movie's breathtaking scenes are remarkable. He used slow motion style that eventually enhances the effectiveness of the scenes. Aside from the turbulent action scenes in the movie, its emotional aspect is also impressive.



MOVIE CRITIC REVIEWS & RATINGS:

• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 91% with an average score of 7.9/10
• RT Audience Score : 83% | Average rating : 3.5/5
• IMDB Ratings : 7.3 stars/10


"After Hard Target and Broken Arrow, John Woo cements his Action-God status with the sort of thrilling, pumped-up, stunt-packed film that will leave you on a high. Hugely satisfying."
~ TotalFilm

"An engaging and at times sophisticated story of identity and behavior, wearing the leering face of a farcical action cartoon."
~ Gary Thompson (Philadelphia Daily News)

"An action picture that finally pleases the mind as well as the eye.
"
~ Madeleine Williams (CINEMATTER)

"A rather standard, but intelligent, action movie."
~ Ram Samudrala (Movie Ram-blings)

Saturday

Die Hard Series

Die Hard 1Die Hard 2Die Hard with VengeanceLive Free or Die Hard


Considered as one of the best action movies ever made, and the prototype of a modern action film, Die Hard set a new standard for the genre. The movie series is about John McClane of NYPD and his mission against crime and terrorists.

Genre:
Action | Suspense


The Die Hard Series (Filmography):


The story is about John McClane (played by Bruce Willis in the entire series) and the difficult situations faced by a crime fighter. His action adventure starts from fighting the German terrorists in a high rise office building, to protecting the travelers in a major international airport invaded by a rebellious group of military commandos, then solving dangerous puzzle to save New York City from the hands of a revenging German terrorist he knocked down before, and the recent one where he had a battle with a group of internet hackers whose intention is to take down all the computer and technological structures (traffic control system, etc.) that supports the economy of the United States.

Every aspect in the movie is remarkable...the story, the acting, the direction, the production and of course, the impressive action scenes and pyrotechnics. Over-all it's really one of the best action movies in Hollywood.

The lead character- John McClane is one of the most distinguished action hero in Hollywood movies. Why? Because he fights without shoes, socks, or a regular shirt, armed only with a Beretta 92F pistol, and he is famous for this tagline: "Yippee-Ki-Yay Mo****Fu****".



MOVIE CRITIC REVIEWS & RATINGS:

Die Hard (1988)
• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 92% with an average score of 8.4/10
• IMDB Ratings : 8.3 stars /10

Die Hard 2 (1990)
• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 66% with an average score of 6/10
• IMDB Ratings : 7.1 stars /10

Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 51% with an average score of 5.7/10
• IMDB Ratings : 7.6 stars /10

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 82% with an average score of 6.8/10
• IMDB Ratings : 7.3 stars /10


"Die Hard is an action picture with a capital A. In fact, you might as well go ahead and capitalize the whole darn word."
~ Jay Boyar (Orlando Sentinel)

"The best action movie ever. You'll have a hard job finding a better one."
~ Gary Panton (Movie Gazette)

"It's a perfect action movie in every detail..."
~ Christopher Null (Filmcritic.com)

"This is the action series often imitated but never outdone"
~ WatchMojo