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Arto (Gameplay Trailer)

Arto (Gameplay Trailer)

This upcoming action RPG drops players into an artful world that has lost its color. Your objective: saturate the place with color while battling an array of challenging enemies and bosses with weapons and magic. Download the Windows demo on Steam, and sign up to be notified when their Kickstarter launches.

JUNG_E (Trailer)

JUNG_E (Trailer)

The latest from Hellbound and Train to Busan director Yeon Sang-ho is a science-fiction movie about a future in which humans decide their best chance for survival is to copy the brains and abilities of one of its greatest fighters into an army of robotic warriors. What could possibly go wrong? Coming to Netflix 1.20.2023.

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65 (Trailer)

65 (Trailer)

Producer Sam Raimi teamed up with A Quiet Place writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods to create this sci-fi action film about an astronaut (Adam Driver) who crash-lands on a mysterious planet filled with dinosaurs. There, he and a lone child survivor face off against a real-world Jurassic Park. In theaters 3.10.23.

Kaleidoscope (Trailer)

Kaleidoscope (Trailer)

Giancarlo Esposito heads up the cast of this Netflix series about a master thief who assembles a crew to pull off a $7 billion heist. With its story unfolding over 25 years, the episodes stream in random order other than the finale. Each resulting sequence offers differing perspectives on the story. Drops 1.1.2023.

Nighttime Mountain Bike Downhill Ride

Nighttime Mountain Bike Downhill Ride

MTB rider and videographer Nikolaj Juhlsen takes us on a crazy-fast downhill ride illuminated only by the headlight on his bike. We’re guessing he’s practiced the run a few times in the daylight, given how flawlessly he performed the daring nighttime ride through the Austrian forest.

Uncharted: A Snowbike Film

Uncharted: A Snowbike Film

After gulping down a can of sponsor Monster Energy’s high-powered drink, snowbiker and X Games athlete Cody Matechuk headed into the snow-capped mountains of British Colombia for a thrilling ride on his motorized snowbike. Expect lots of daring jumps off of rocky cliffs into a thick cushion of fresh powder.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Trailer)

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Trailer)

It sounds like the title of a Tenacious D movie, but the first trailer for the fifth Indiana Jones movie looks pretty awesome. With director James Mangold at the helm (Logan, 3:10 to Yuma), expect incredible action and great storytelling. The main story unfolds in 1969, along with some de-aged flashback scenes. In theaters 6.30.23.

Avatar: The Way of Water (Trailer)

Avatar: The Way of Water (Trailer)

James Cameron goes all-in on CGI and 3D with the long-awaited sequel to Avatar. The Way of Water follows the continuing story of the Sully family as Jake, Neytiri, and their children battle to keep each other safe against a new series of threats from those who wish to exploit their world. Expect lots of underwater action this time.

Fabio Wibmer: Video Game

Fabio Wibmer: Video Game

Cyclist Fabio Wibmer combines his love for riding with video games in this amazing action film. After an accident sidelined Wibmer from riding, he respawned in the Côte d’Azur for this thrill-filled video shot like a third-person sandbox game. The filmmakers deserve equal credit for the exceptional camerawork.

Making a Fake Action Sequence

Making a Fake Action Sequence

There are many ways you can shoot an action sequence, from doing stunts on location to working in front of a green screen in a studio. SoKrispyMedia shows us how they shot a convincing action sequence using CGI backgrounds and the same kind of virtual production technology they use to make The Mandalorian.

Athena (Trailer)

Athena (Trailer)

After a soldier loses his youngest brother in an apparent police altercation, he returns home to help bring justice to the fallen. But things quickly escalate as the community wants revenge. Director Romain Gavras’ immersive Athena drops us smack-dab into the middle of a tense and chaotic scene. Coming to Netflix 9.23.2022.

More Gameplay from Black Myth: Wukong

More Gameplay from Black Myth: Wukong

The action RPG Black Myth: Wukong is looking even better than it’s first gameplay video. The environmental effects are truly impressive, but it’s the fighting and enemy design that has us really excited for this game, inspired by the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West.

Beast (Trailer)

Beast (Trailer)

Idris Elba and Sharlto Copley star in this survival thriller about a family who goes on an African safari vacation, only to encounter the feline equivalent of Cujo. Will they evade the deadly lion’s claws, or will the beast prove it’s at the top of the food chain? Directed by Baltasar Kormakur (Everest, Adrift).

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Lightfall: A Journey in Photography

Lightfall: A Journey in Photography

MTB photographer Sterling Lorence walks us through his efforts to capture the perfect shot. To get there, he headed to the mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore and followed riders Brett Rheeder and Jackson Goldstone into the misty woods. A great documentary about the creative process from Anthill Films for Ride Shimano.

Wyrmwood Apocalypse (Trailer)

Wyrmwood Apocalypse (Trailer)

(Gore) This unhinged Aussie zombie flick looks like what might happen if Mad Max and Zombieland had a love child. It follows the story of a soldier tasked with delivering civilians to a brutal military. When he captures a half-human, half-zombie, he realizes she might hold the secret to ending the apocalypse.

The Rift

The Rift

Despite an intentionally low frame rate, the animation in Olivier Lescot’s short film The Rift is impeccable, producing a great sense of movement through the use of motion blur and other visual techniques. Strap in for a brief but action-packed ride as a man finds himself chased into the night by a mysterious and heavily-armed crew.

Scathe (Trailer)

Scathe (Trailer)

This action-packed FPS from indie game studio Damage State promises “big guns and even bigger demons.” Your objective is simple: escape a maze filled with endless creatures and blow them all away. Coming to PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. A PC demo is coming to the 2022 Steam Next Fest the week of 2.21.

Nathan Drake vs Lara Croft vs Indiana Jones

Nathan Drake vs Lara Croft vs Indiana Jones

What would happen if three of the greatest adventurers came face-to-face in search of the same treasure? Devin Supertramp and crew headed to Uzbekistan to find out. This short action film stars stunt actors Braxton McAllister, Michaela McAllister, and Corbett McAllister as the heroes of Uncharted, Tomb Raider, and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Everything Everywhere All at Once (Trailer)

Everything Everywhere All at Once (Trailer)

Michelle Yeoh stars in this action sci-fi martial arts comedy about a seemingly ordinary woman pulled from her everyday life into an adventure to save the multiverse. We’re thinking this could be a good double feature with Big Trouble in Little China. In theaters 3.25.2022.

Uncharted (Trailer)

Uncharted (Trailer)

Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg take on the characters Nathan Drake and Sully Sullivan in this big-screen adaptation of Naughty Dog’s beloved PlayStation game series. Expect globetrotting action, adventure, and wise-cracking as they pursue “the greatest treasure never found.” In theaters 2.18.2021.

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Finch (Trailer)

Finch (Trailer)

After a solar flare ravages civilization, a man finds himself alone in the world. As he wanders the Earth, he adopts a stray dog and builds a robotic companion. The trio then set out on a dangerous journey to find a new home. Tom Hanks stars as Finch, with director Miguel Sapochnik behind the camera. Coming to Apple TV+ 11.5.2021.

Longboarding Close Calls

Longboarding Close Calls

Longboarding down steep and twisty roads looks like quite the thrill. But it can also be quite dangerous. Boarder Josh Neuman compiled this video of 10 of his most butt-clenching downhill moments. Between the blind corners, steep drop-offs, roadside hazards, and unexpected vehicles, this is one pastime best left to the experts.

The King’s Man (Red Band Trailer)

The King’s Man (Red Band Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) Headlined by the despicable Rasputin, a group of terrible tyrants and criminals aim to kill millions, and one very dapper man aims to stop them. The origin story for The King’s Man agency has been a long time coming, but we’re looking forward to seeing it when it finally hits theaters in December 2021.

Into the Pit (Trailer)

Into the Pit (Trailer)

This retro-inspired roguelite FPS replaces guns with magic. It drops players into a cursed village where they must take down an army of dark magicians while building build powers and rescuing survivors. Coming to Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Game Pass on 10.19.2021.

Black Myth: Wukong (Gameplay)

Black Myth: Wukong (Gameplay)

The action-adventure RPG Black Myth: Wukong isn’t arriving until 2023, but it’s already looking incredible. This extended gameplay trailer gives us a look at the spectacular environments, enemies, and visual effects, powered by Unreal Engine 5. The game is targeting a solid 60FPS at 4K resolution too.

Prisoners of the Ghostland (Trailer)

Prisoners of the Ghostland (Trailer)

Nicolas Cage gets top billing in this colorful samurai western about a criminal who is sprung from jail by a warlord and forced to rescue his runaway granddaughter. If he does not comply or attempts to flee, he’ll meet a terrible fate. We’ve got an Escape from New York meets The Road Warrior vibe going here.

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