Camera rig and drone maker DJI sent photography expert Peter McKinnon one of their RS2 stabilizing rigs along with the simple instruction “Blow our minds.” Naturally, Peter obliged and put together this fantastic reel of talented dancers and athletes showing off while the camera smoothly tracked their movements.
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Back in 2018, the talented drone pilots of Team BlackSheep headed to Germany’s Bikepark Idarkopf for the Audi Nines mountain bike competition. While there, they followed along with riders and captured some truly outstanding footage of their spins and flips. Their ski and snowboard footage is equally amazing.
Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger square off in this over-the-top fantasy adventure about a kung fu master who must escape his homeland to bring his daughter a special talisman that lets her control a dragon. It looks completely ridiculous, and we kind of just want to see it for the hairdos. Drops 11.20.2020.
(PG-13) Created by stuntman John Stewart back in 1989, this rarely-seen, over-the-top B-movie has been restored for new audiences to enjoy. Packed with action, profanity, blood, and practical FX, it’s a welcome break from the CGI and shakycam fight sequences of today. Available to rent from Alamo on Demand through 10.12.2020.
(PG-13: Language) Using footage from 1980s and 1990s action movies, mashup filmmaker Antonio Maria Da Silva (Hell’s Club) created an entire feature-length film that brings together stars like Bruce Willis, Sean Connery, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Nic Cage to defeat an army of killer dinosaurs.
(PG-13: Language) “We shoot bad guys in the head… with charisma bullets.” Freddie Wong reteams with Corridor for the latest in the TactiCOOL series. As usual, the guys come out all guns blazing with their over-the-top action-comedy style as a cocky new member joins their team.
Daniel Craig’s final turn as 007 has been delayed until November 2020, but from the look of the intense action and stunt sequences in the latest trailer, it’ll be worth the wait. We also get a closer look at Rami Malek’s pockmarked face as the villainous Safin.
With movie theaters off limits, Netflix has been keeping us entertained by streaming popcorn flicks into our homes. Despite its flaws, we thought The Old Guard was thoroughly entertaining. Screen Junkies is here to give us their snarky take on the Charlize Theron action movie about a team of immortal mercenaries.
Currrently available on Steam Early Access for Windows and Mac, Darklight is an intense 2D-scrolling action platformer with impressive lighting and cool cyberpunk aesthetics. As you move through its dimly-lit industrial levels, you’ll encounter dangerous creatures who only appear under the light of your companion drone.
After spending years being medicated, a fry cook discovers she’s been repressing her superpowers. Once she starts to understand her abilities, she finds others with similar powers, and stumbles onto a dangerous conspiracy. This fun looking German import arrives on Netflix 9.2.2020.
It’s been a while since we checked in with the guys at SoKrispyMedia, with their last Chalk Warfare video debuting back in 2014. Now, they’ve drawn their chalk weapons once again, and headed back to the battlefield to give us their most epic action and VFX sequence yet. We loved the R/C car and gravity gun made out of chalk.
While the trailer basically tells us nothing, the plot synopsis for this gritty action film definitely piques our interest. Joe Manganiello stars as Max Fist, a man who insists he’s a hero who fell through time and space and landed on Earth, where his superpowers don’t work. From fan-owned movie company Legion M.
Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback star in this Netflix action movie about an addictive and dangerous new pill that turns up on the streets of New Orleans and is capable of bestowing those who take it with a random superpower – for five minutes at a time. Drops 8.14.20.
(PG-13: Language, Gore) After the horrifying events of season one, Billy Butcher, Hughie and their gang are on the run from Vought’s so-called superheroes, while a new member of the team, Stormfront, could shake things up even for the lead megalomaniac Homelander. Premieres 9.4.2020 on Amazon Prime Video.
Originally planned for an early 2020 release, Matthew Vaughn’s origin story for Kingsman is now set to drop 9.18.20. It delves into the earliest days of the secret intelligence organization, as they emerge to root out corruption, crime, and terror during World War I, including a run-in with the infamous Grigori Rasputin.
In this action-packed clip from Toyo Tires, driver Alan Ampudia shows off just a little bit of why he was the overall winner of the 2019 SCORE Baja 1000, as he flies through Ensenada and gives musician Lil Jon the ride of his life in his Pro2 truck. The clip also serves to demonstrate the capability of Toyo’s Open Country A/T III tires.
This short film from motorcycle culture and lifestyle magazine META uses audio and composition to evoke images of astronauts being launched into space, but instead of orbiting Earth in a rocketship, athletes Austin Hackett-Klaube and Harrison Ory take to the skies on their dirt bikes against a harsh desert backdrop.
Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs star in the TNT series Snowpiercer, a post-apocalyptic thriller based on the film by Oscar winner Bong Joon Ho (Parasite). Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the politics of survival play out on a perpetually moving train circling the globe. Debuts 5.17.20.
(PG-13: Language) Chris Hemsworth stars in this Netflix film about a mercenary who’s called on to rescue the kidnapped son of a notorious drug lord. The plot sounds pretty trite, but with Avengers’ stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave directing, and the Russo Brothers producing, it’s sure to have thrilling action sequences. Drops 4/24/20.
(PG-13: Language) Daniel Radcliffe stars in this insane looking action flick about an internet troll who finds himself pulled into a real-world, live-streamed death match after thugs turn up at his door and bolt a pair of guns to his hands. Of course, his first opponent is the biggest badass of the whole game.
Action filmmaker Devin Supertramp and his crew headed to the historic streets of Uzbekistan to play out a chase sequence inspired by Disney’s Aladdin. Parkour athlete Calen Chan plays our protagonist as he bounces off walls, tears through alleyways, and bounces off rooftops to avoid the baddies. POV footage here.
With Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective Season 1) directing, and writing by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve), we’re excited for Daniel Craig’s final appearance as James Bond. The action-packed trailer looks to amp things up more than ever for 007, as he comes out of retirement to hunt down a new evil guy packing dangerous tech.
After hitting it big with Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney is repackaging another of its theme park attractions as a movie. Emily Blunt stars as a woman on a mission to find a rare Amazon plant with healing powers, and Dwayne Johnson is her guide on an adventure that’s sure to be filled with thrills and a few bad jokes.
With Linda Hamilton back on screen, James Cameron involved in the story, and Tim Miller of Deadpool fame behind the camera, we’re actually kind of excited for the new Terminator flick. The latest trailer showcases more of Sarah Conner’s story, and what transpired after the events of T2. Drops 11/1/19.
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