The Warriors: Interview with Michael Beck

This April, the cast of 1979 cult classic The Warriors makes their way to the UK for the first time, an unmissable event for fans. It was an honour and pleasure to interview leading man Michael Beck for this, my favourite film, on behalf of MMA Uncaged Magazine. Still a landmark of action cinema, director Walter Hill’s stylised masterpiece remains a favourite all over the world. Engrained in pop culture, it has been referenced in TV shows like The Simpsons, …

Eric Jacobus is back in Blindsided

I’ve been a big fan of Eric Jacobus for a long time: both his solo projects and team-efforts with his kickass stunt troupe, The Stunt People. I also interviewed him at length for my book Life of Action and he remains an incredibly creative filmmaker, actor and stunt performer. Despite more mainstream work in the likes of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, A Good Day to Die Hard and ABCs of Death 2, he is most inventive through his indie action output. In his new action short, Blindsided, our unlikely …

Essential Action Movie Books

It’s a real honour for Life of Action to be included in The Action Elite‘s recently compiled “Essential Action Movie Books” in very good company. Some excellent titles are featured elsewhere in this list so it’s a very kind gesture. Thanks guys! “Until recently there had never really been that many books about action movies; it was always a genre that critics scoffed at and never gave it the respect it was due, despite the fact it’s the most popular movie genre …

Life of Action Volume 2 Teaser

I posted this teaser image on Facebook for Life of Action Vol. 2. I’ve had a lot of emails and messages hoping for a new book so I appreciate the enthusiasm and support. This photo features myself with multi-talented action star and filmmaker Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight, Black Dynamite, Blood and Bone) who is involved in the next book. The accompanying caption reads… “Life of Action Vol. 2 spoiler alert! Very early days but things are progressing. Thanks for all your …

The Best of Christmas Action

Action cinema is raw, visceral and the classic setup of good guys battling the odds simply never gets old. It’s also the perfect entertainment for any season. Aside from the great slapstick of seasonal picks like Home Alone and Jingle All the Way, nothing beats a good old fashioned Christmas action movie to kick back to during the holidays. To celebrate this grand tradition, here are five of my personal favourites, a reminder that bad guys don’t take time off… and neither do our heroes! First …

Filming Wrapped on The Verge

I have just wrapped on The Verge, a female-driven action short with a tight and simple premise. Really happy to be part of this one and had the chance to team up again with my good friend, actor, producer and stunt coordinator Mark Strange (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, 12). The Verge is a frantic action, sci-fi short film following three women fighting for survival on the edge of an ongoing apocalypse. In the basement of a derelict building, three young women wait to face the final …

Eden Gray Interview

Here is an interview I filmed just before fight coordinating new kickass short film, Eden Gray, which has now wrapped. In the story, soldier Eden Grey becomes the target of a shadow agency when she escapes a facility after being subjected to an off-the-record experiment. On the run, Eden must avoid capture and go public with evidence that will expose the startling truth behind the clinical trials. In the interview I talk about my background, previous work, my efforts with my book Life of Action …

Filming Wrapped on Eden Gray

I have just wrapped filming Eden Gray, a kickass new short action/thriller. In the story, soldier Eden Grey becomes the target of a shadow agency when she escapes a facility after being subjected to an off-the-record experiment. On the run, Eden must avoid capture and go public with evidence that will expose the startling truth behind the clinical trials. It is written and directed by Tyrone Samuels, a very talented young filmmaker, and stars Mhairi Calvey (Braveheart) in the title role. The whole …

Redcon-1 on the Horizon

Redcon-1 is a movie I’ve had on the radar for sometime. Touted to be an ambitious British action/horror epic, I’ve been keeping a close watch since its very early development and have been a fan of the filmmaking team for many years, even interviewing writer/director Chee Keong Cheung, actor/producer Carlos Gallardo and actor/producer Mark Strange in Life of Action. Cheung and Strange have made homegrown Brit indie action movies like 12 and Bodyguard: A New Beginning and Gallardo is best known for his famous collaborations with Robert …

Guest on Spin 1038 Radio

I joined Gordon Hayden on SPIN 1038 to talk Life of Action and all things action cinema. We also covered Scott Adkins in Doctor Strange, Donnie Yen in Star Wars: Rogue One and a range of other topics. Thanks for having me! The interview was broadcast on air and you can also listen below. If you love your action and martial arts movies then you’ll be intrigued to read Life of Action from fight choreographer and movie journalist Mike Fury. It features interviews …

Ti Lung Birthday Tribute

To celebrate the birthday of Shaw Brothers icon Ti Lung, me and a host of others writers share our favourite movies from his vast career. Thanks to Shaolin Chamber 36 for asking me to contribute. “Ti Lung is an action icon in the truest sense. In fact, listing his best kung fu flicks is extremely tough because there are so many greats, just as you’d expect from someone whose career was forged at the iconic Shaw Brothers studios. I also …

Guest on Kung Fu Movie Guide Podcast

I was very happy to chat with Ben Johnson from Kung Fu Movie Guide for Episode 2 of their new podcast. We discussed a wide range of topics including my book Life of Action, favourite movies and actors, my own on set film experiences, future projects and more. It was a lot of fun, thanks for having me! Mike Fury is an author, journalist, choreographer and action movie expert. He is also a great guest to have on the Kung Fu …

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