THE BEST Action

Brilliant Moments of Action

Brilliant Moments of Action

CineFix breaks down five sublime examples of movie action sequences, from epic set pieces to one on one fights. Because battles are cool, but battles that we understand and care about are way cooler.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Trailer)

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Trailer)

Former army cop Jack Reacher returns to his old barracks to meet the new commanding officer. But when he gets there, the CO has been framed and he’s being accused of murder. Tom Cruise and Cobie Smulders star in this adaptation of Lee Child’s 2013 novel.

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Wingsuit over a Volcano

Wingsuit over a Volcano

The world’s hottest daredevil, Roberta Mancino, recently took a helicopter ride over Chile’s active Villarrica volcano, and proceeded to jump out wearing her wingsuit. Props to Sebastian Alvarez, who went along for the ride, along with photographer Carlos Pedro Briceño.

Marauders (Trailer)

Marauders (Trailer)

Bruce Willis plays a high-powered banker, and Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista, and Adrian Grenier are FBI agents in this drama about a series of deadly bank robberies which turn out to actually be a cover for something much, much bigger.

Paintball Warfare 2.0

Paintball Warfare 2.0

Devin Supertramp and his posse make a big mess of things as they splatter the hell out of each other in an epic paintball battle on a literally cool set piece made almost entirely from ice. Behind-the-scenes video here.

Jason Bourne (Trailer)

Jason Bourne (Trailer)

Matt Damon reprises his role as the brainwashed super spy. We’re not sure what his deal is this time, but Damon has said he wouldn’t star in another Bourne flick if it didn’t move the character forward. Which is why they should have called this David Webb.

Ice Cross Downhill POV

Ice Cross Downhill POV

First-person footage of an insane sport called Ice Cross – in which athletes perform stunts and race through a luge-like downhill course wearing ice skates. This footage is from this past winter’s Ice Cross Downhill World Championship in Quebec City, Canada.

Sniper Elite 4 (Gameplay)

Sniper Elite 4 (Gameplay)

(Gore) Karl Fairburne continues his fight against the Nazis in 1943 Italy. Sniper Elite 4 promises much larger levels than its predecessor, with improved movement to help you navigate the new levels. Drops for Xbox One, PS4 and Windows in 2016.

Ski Man

Ski Man

From the “because it could be done” file: Jean Yves Blondeau’s rather silly looking ski suit allows him to ski using not just his feet, but also with his hands, chest or back. While it looks insane at times, it’s also a great way to make your falls look intentional.

Aurora Borealis Paramotoring

Aurora Borealis Paramotoring

Acrobatic flyer Horacio Llorens recently combined two amazing bucket list experiences into one as he took on sub-zero temperatures in his motorized paraglider, against the brilliant blue-green backdrop of the Aurora Borealis in Trømso, Norway.

GoPro: Best of 2015

GoPro: Best of 2015

GoPro looks back at 2015 from its customers’ eyes, quadcopters, surfboards, cars, ovens and more in this wonderfully edited compilation. That underwater surfing shot is all kinds of awesome. The song is Blood Theme by Data.

Truck Flipper v Bus Puncher

Truck Flipper v Bus Puncher

The latest short from RocketJump parodies the worst of Hollywood, as two studio execs face off to see who can come up with the best scene where a hero uses their fist to stop a moving vehicle. We’d punch a Super Star Destroyer if we could.

Shadow Complex IRL

Shadow Complex IRL

One of our favorite games of all time is the action packed 3D, yet 2D side-scroller Shadow Complex. The guys at Dark Pixel used a mix of live action stunts and VFX to replicate a level from the game, now available in a Remastered edition free for a limited time on PC.

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The Nice Guys (Trailer)

The Nice Guys (Trailer)

(NSFW) In this promising ’70s comedy whodunit, Russell Crowe plays a hitman tackling a bizarre missing person case. He ends up working with a bumbling private detective played by an unusually animated Ryan Gosling.

Best of Web 8

Best of Web 8

Editor Zapatou has outdone himself with this 21-minute supercut of awesome people, places and things. There are over 500 clips of spectacular acts of athleticism, daring, free-spiritedness, humor and talent, each of which helps reaffirm your faith in humanity.

Singularity

Singularity

As part of their war against humans, sentient androids attacked and pinned down the President of the United States. A team of Delta Force operators is sent to rescue their leader. The Bicycle Monarchy’s action short film cuts straight to the point.

Judge Drone

Judge Drone

Like Mystery Guitar Man, Corridor Digital got their hands on a bunch of Parrot’s fun new MiniDrones. But instead of playing music with theirs, they created a thrilling action short, filled with jumping race drones packing capabilities unlikely to be found on the retail models.

Urban Wingsuiting

Urban Wingsuiting

While most of the wingsuit videos we’ve seen take place in the mountains, check out this awe-inspiring footage of daredevils Brandon Mikesell and Ben Verde as they fly dangerously close to hi-rise buildings along the coast of Panama City, Panama.

SPECTRE (Trailer 2)

SPECTRE (Trailer 2)

The final trailer for the new Bond flick shows some of the perils of being 007, but leaves us with more questions than answers: How is Bond still alive? Will he have a companion with a saucy name? Why do secret organizations have names? What is this movie about?

Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 4

Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 4

(PG-13 Language) It’s been a while since ICON Motorsports tore up the roads for our enjoyment. ICON riders Ernie and Nick find themselves stuck in a rut, until Officer Dan sends them on a mission to get them back up on their mighty steeds. (Thanks Matt!)

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Hardcore (Trailer)

Hardcore (Trailer)

(PG-13 Language, Gore) We’re not expecting nuanced performances or depth of plot, but the non-stop video game style action and violence in the entirely first-person shot Hardcore looks like it grabs you by the balls and doesn’t let go (Thanks Zootor!)

Evening Run

Evening Run

Outdoor adventurer Sebastien Montaz-Rosset takes a run along a perilously narrow mountain ridge with an action cam strapped to his head so we can witness the thrilling view from his vantage point without the fear of actually falling.

Mad Max GoKart Paintball War

Mad Max GoKart Paintball War

To promote the upcoming Mad Max video game, Devin Supertramp set out to make an epic desert wasteland action flick of his own – only the cars in this one are much smaller; and the weapons far less lethal. Go behind the scenes here.

The Last Witch Hunter (Trailer)

The Last Witch Hunter (Trailer)

A witch hunter is cursed with immortality when he slays the witch queen. Now she’s back, and to defeat her he has to team up with a wildling her kind. You fear nothing, Diesel. We hope you won’t need to gather herbs or ride Roach.

STRINGS

STRINGS

Jimmy Loweree’s suspenseful short film packs a serious punch in just under five minutes, following the story of a mysterious woman who’s been kidnapped and sedated, and the sacrifices one man is willing to make to free her.

Dragon Blade (Trailer)

Dragon Blade (Trailer)

Adrien Brody plays the Roman general Tiberius leading an army to take over the Silk Road. This prompts Roman general Lucius played John Cusack to defect and help the Chinese, led by Jackie Chan and his awesome fireman’s hat.

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