80s action movies, slasher films, and their parallels

Tim George Feature
Dec 11, 2015

What's the narrative difference between a film like Rambo: First Blood Part II, and Friday The 13th? Not that much, as it happens...

8 big movies whose scripts dramatically changed

Ryan Lambie Odd List
Jun 18, 2015

Con Air, Last Action Hero, Brainscan and Die Hard 4.0 could all have been very different films, going by the early drafts of their scripts.

Revisiting Commando at 30

Ryan Lambie Feature
May 4, 2015

As the Director's Cut arrives on Blu-ray, Ryan pays a return visit to 1985's Commando, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger...

The things action movie heroes get up to on their days off

Ryan Lambie Feature
Apr 17, 2014

What do the film characters of Schwarzenegger, Van Damme, Stallone, Norris et al get up to in the non-action bit of an action movie? Er...

Why 1985 was a golden year for videogaming

Ryan Lambie Odd List
Apr 24, 2014

From technical innovation to the advent of Super Mario Bros, we look at 9 reasons why 1985 was a vital year in games history...

Pumping Iron and the birth of the 80s action hero

Ryan Lambie Feature
Mar 19, 2014

The 1977 docu-drama Pumping Iron launched Schwarzenegger's career, and led to an era of fitness obsession and action heroes, Ryan writes...

The movies we were forced to watch at school

Simon Brew Feature
Jul 15, 2013

We asked you what bizarre film choices your teachers foisted on you. Er, there’s a wide selection...

The Last Stand, Arnie, and the end of the action icon

Simon Brew Feature
May 31, 2013

Was The Last Stand's title all-too appropriate a description of Arnold Schwarzenegger's action career? Simon fears it might be...

Dangling people upside down from buildings in film

Ryan Lambie Feature
Jun 4, 2013

If movie cops want information from villains, they dangle them from buildings. Ryan celebrates a curious film staple...

The 10 best Arnold Schwarzenegger performances

Luke Savage Top 10
Mar 18, 2013

Better known for his brawn than his acting chops, Arnie has still turned in some great performances over the years, as Luke reminds us...