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Guest on I Must Break This Podcast

I was happy to be invited to join episode 11 of I Must Break This Podcast, currently the only podcast dedicated to the career of action star, Dolph Lundgren who Mike also interviewed for his book, Life of Action. “On this month’s episode, we’re discussing the 1994 sports drama / action thriller Pentathlon. In this film, Dolph Lundgren played Eric Brogar, an East German Olympic athlete who defects to America in order to escape his sadistic coach.  Yet his violent …

A Brief History of Universal Soldier

Looking back to the tough, no-nonsense 1992 original, the first Universal Soldier film was a thrilling blend of sci-fi and martial arts action as two major genre stars, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, fronted one of their all-time biggest hits. They played two regenerated dead soldiers continuing their rivalry even when resurrected as assets in an illegal government scheme. The movie boasted great production values, a good story, quality action and a strong soundtrack, notably the Ice-T fronted Body Count track “Body Count’s in …

Action Stars Behind The Camera

Established for punching, kicking, shooting and generally pulverising bad guys, some action actors have taken a step further and ambitiously stepped behind the camera to shape their own vision of the ideal onscreen outing. These ventures have returned a mix of results but generally offer a refreshing take on the norm and for bonafide action fans, provide an interesting look into the mind of an action master. It also begs the question when others will do the same? And who …

The Expendables 2 in UK Cinemas

The Expendables 2 hits UK cinemas today on 16 August! Please go support the film guys! No piracy, no downloading, just enjoy the big screen experience! Trust me, this is a great action trip that delivers the goods. I was lucky enough to attend the UK premiere and can honestly say it pulls no punches and raises the bar set by the first film! In addition to the already-legendary star ensemble of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, …

The Expendables 2: They’re Back!

They’re back and action fans around the world can hardly wait! With the theatrical release getting closer by the day, action cinema comes a step closer to total reignition from another spectacular lineup of genre legends, featuring the returning original all-star cast alongside some exciting new additions – kicking ass on both sides of the law! Lionsgate reveal that in this sequel: “The Expendables are reunited when Mr. Church enlists them to take on a seemingly simple job. When things …

The Expendables – 3 Disc Steelbook Preview

Movie Info Director: Sylvester Stallone Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas, Mickey Rourke, Gary Daniels, Giselle Itie, Bruce Willis & Arnold Schwarzenegger Run Time: 99 mins Distributor: Lionsgate Discs: 3 Cert: 18 Synopsis: You know the story already but lets revisit the concept: Action Movie Monarch Sylvester Stallone delivered genre fans a nostalgic and much-needed ‘blast from the past’ when he constructed an old-school action epic in the vein …

The Expendables: Uncut Interview with The Brit, Gary Daniels

Here is my full, uncut interview with British action legend, Gary Daniels, on his recent work in Sylvester Stallone’s star-studded epic, The Expendables. In this exclusive chat, Gary talks in-depth about how he came to co-star in one of the biggest action movies ever made. He also shares unique experiences working alongside  Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Eric Roberts and many more, plus teaming up with the world-famous 87Eleven Action Design. Best known in the movies for City Hunter, Bloodmoon …

Isaac Florentine: Taking Action To The Next Level

Isaac Florentine is a name very well known to Martial Arts movie fans around the globe! Ask around! When it comes to the action genre, everyone who knows their stuff would agree that Isaac is doing fantastic work to illuminate the quality of action movie talent in the west. Looking ahead to his next film, scheduled to begin filming soon, I thought this would be a good opportunity to revisit some of the greatest filmmaking accomplishments of this exceptionally talented …

The Expendables: Shooting An Action Scene with Gary Daniels – AskMen.com

Written with Gary Daniels. British Kickboxing sensation and actor, Gary Daniels, shares the screen with three generations of action star in Sylvester Stallone’s hugely anticipated action epic, The Expendables. Co-starring as The Brit, a former Expendable turned bad, Gary takes on his former teammates and faces a two-on-one battle again Jason Statham and Jet Li!  Gary was kind enough to share some experiences working on the biggest action movie of the summer… Read the interview here!

The Expendables: The Verdict

There can be no doubt about it: The Expendables is the action movie event of the year, let alone the summer. For most action fans whose love for the genre dates back to the 1980s, this movie really is a big deal. Delivering this calibre of action and pulling together the talents of three generations of action star was a mission and a half, and the unenviable task of writer, director and star, Sylvester Stallone. Stallone has also long-proven his …

5 Reasons Dolph Lundgren Still Kicks Ass!

Action fans around the world will universally agree that Dolph Lundgren is the man! Whether it’s Universal Soldier, Red Scorpion, Men of War or Showdown in Little Tokyo that ranks top of your list, Sweden’s ultimate He-Man (literally) has always been a consistent fan favourite. The best news is he’s still kicking ass to this very day! With some of his grittiest, most gutsy action projects released in the past few years and plenty of exciting titles on the way …

The Expendables: Most Anticipated Action Movie of 2010?

Like many of you, I haven’t been this pumped for a good ol’ fashioned action outing for quite some time. Since the project was announced in its earliest stages, the internet has been a breeding ground for gossip, news and cast rumours. Put simply, this is a film that sounded too good to be true. As the rumours were confirmed and the teaser poster was circulated, this die hard action-fans’ dream became an exciting reality. One of the most thrilling …

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