Arnold Schwarzenegger's greatest muscle flexes

Jake Wilson Feature
Jun 16, 2016

An appreciation of the rippled muscles of Arnold Schwarzenegger, from his Hercules days through to Predator...

1980s' action movie anthems: a mixtape

Tim George Feature
May 9, 2016

From 48 Hrs and Rocky III to Transformers: The Movie and Commando: we salute the action anthems of the 1980s...

25 great action films that are 90 minutes or under

Nick Horton Feature
Mar 11, 2016

Want a quality action film, but you only have an hour and a half? Step this way...

Rambo: First Blood Part 2 Vs Commando

Tim George Feature
Mar 22, 2016

Two 80s action favourites, with one film directly influencing the other. We salute Schwarzenegger and Stallone in their action prime...

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...