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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).

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Contra Returns IRL

Contra Returns IRL

For 1980s kids, Contra is one of the all-time classic video games. It recently got a reboot with the mobile game Contra Returns, and to celebrate, Devin Supertramp and company created a fun live-action sequence inspired by the run-and-gun shooter.

Blood Red Sky (Trailer)

Blood Red Sky (Trailer)

While on a flight from Germany to New York, a woman and her son find themselves the victims of a hijacking. But the terrorists are unaware that the woman possesses a dark secret – she’s a vampire. Bloody hell breaks loose in the skies over the Atlantic in this horror-thriller headed to Netflix on 7.23.2021.

The Harder They Fall (Teaser)

The Harder They Fall (Teaser)

When an outlaw discovers that his enemy is being released from prison, he gets his gang together to get revenge on his nemesis. But things don’t go as expected in this fresh new Western, starring Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, Regina King, and Idris Elba. Coming Fall 2021 to theaters and Netflix.

Gunpowder Milkshake (Trailer)

Gunpowder Milkshake (Trailer)

After her career as a professional assassin forces a woman to abandon her child, she ends up crossing paths yet again with her daughter many years later, and it turns out she followed in her footsteps. The two reunite along with a group of badass women to take down a group of bad, John Wick-style. Coming soon to Netflix.

The Ice Road (Trailer)

The Ice Road (Trailer)

Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne star in this action drama about a group of miners who become trapped in a remote and frozen location and the daring rescue effort undertaken by a group of unlikely heroes who must drive their 18 wheelers across the ice to reach survivors. Available on home streaming platforms 6.25.2021.

The CutScene

The CutScene

(Gore) The VFX artists at Corridor usually embellish live-action footage. They went full-CGI this time out, poking fun at video games, their over-the-top cutscenes, and how trapping a difficult boss in an unskippable cutscene might be the one way to take him down.

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HOA

HOA

Most skateboarders get their start rolling around their neighborhoods, using the sidewalks, streets, curbs, and whatever else they can find in place of half-pipes and vert ramps. Colin Kennedy’s short film pays tribute to skateboarding the suburbs and features cameos by Chad Muska and Rodney Mullen.

Speedriding Through an Alpine Resort

Speedriding Through an Alpine Resort

Pro speedrider Valentin Delluc takes us on a wild flight over and through an empty Alpine ski resort. Watch as he paraglides in from the sky, grinds some ski lift cables, and catches insane air off of ski jumps and buildings at Avoriaz 1800.

Sky Rojo (Trailer)

Sky Rojo (Trailer)

This slick-looking action series comes from the creators of Money Heist (La Casa de Papel), and follows the story of three women on the run after they escape from the gangster that was pimping them out at a night club. Coming to Netflix 3.19.2021.

Tribes of Europa (Trailer)

Tribes of Europa (Trailer)

After a mysterious disaster brings the world to its knees, a new tribal order has emerged in the ruins of Europe. Taking place in 2074, this sci-fi/action series follows the stories of three siblings from a peaceful tribe who are separated and must find their own way through the madness. Premieres on Netflix 2.19.2021.

Mine’s Bigger Than Yours

Mine’s Bigger Than Yours

From the hosts of the Really Awful Movies podcast comes a book about the most insane and ridiculous action movies of all time. Despite their low budgets, D-list stars, and often bad special effects, each of the 100 movies in this book deserves a watch if you’re looking for a big bang for your entertainment buck.

Godzilla vs. Dragonzord

Godzilla vs. Dragonzord

In this episode of batinthesun’s Super Power Beat Down, two giant reptilian monsters go toe to toe. One of them is completely organic, while the other is a mech. Will Godzilla’s natural instincts top the Green Ranger’s robotic Zord in the battle arena? Tune in now, and find out.

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