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Super Heroes vs Game Heroes

Super Heroes vs Game Heroes

It’s Thor’s Mjölnir versus Master Chief’s Mjölnir as superheroes and videogame heroes battle it out in this fun short made possible by the action VFX dudes at Corridor Digital. Today’s lesson: The Tesseract is really just a Minecraft block.

Endhiran Train Fight

Endhiran Train Fight

One of the ridiculously over-the-top fight sequences from the 2010 Tamil action film, Endhiran, in which the robotic protagonist takes on an army of thugs aboard a moving train. The roller-shoes bit on the train tracks is priceless.

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Iron Sky 2 (Teaser)

Iron Sky 2 (Teaser)

The sequel to the 2012 sci-fi comedy about Nazis on the Moon, Iron Sky The Coming Race ditches the final frontier for a hidden civilization underneath the Earth… where there are Nazis. And Nazi dinosaurs. What?

Top-Down Shooter

Top-Down Shooter

Corridor Digital pays tribute the style of top-down video games like Metal Gear Solid, and Hotline Miami in their latest action-packed short film. Be sure to watch in HD and see how they made it here. DJI S900 drone FTW.

Taken 3 (Trailer)

Taken 3 (Trailer)

Brian Mills is framed for the murder of his ex-wife. Bad move. Liam Neeson returns as the man with a particular set of skills in Taken 3. It’s co-written by Luc Besson and directed by a dude who changed his last name to Megaton. So buckle up.

Kingsman: The Secret Service (Trailer 2)

Kingsman: The Secret Service (Trailer 2)

Kingsman: The Secret Service shows off some of its action, humor and gadgets, as well as the villain played by Samuel L. Jackson. We’re giving this the benefit of the doubt because Matthew Vaughn is at the helm.

Jupiter Ascending (Trailer 3)

Jupiter Ascending (Trailer 3)

The latest trailer for Jupiter Ascending elaborates on the movie’s plot: Earth is but one of countless planets that have been given life by an ancient alien race, who eventually come back to harvest that life to sustain their own.

John Wick (Trailer)

John Wick (Trailer)

A retired hitman goes on an unstoppable rampage after some punk kills his dog. That plot and this trailer don’t exactly inspire confidence, but critics are raving about this action flick. Sad Keanu? Nah, he’s Mad Keanu.

Flippenout: The Wall

Flippenout: The Wall

Trampoline experts Sean and Eric Kennedy of Flippenout demonstrate their synchronized acrobatic skills as they fly up to 22 feet in the air in this beautifully-shot (all too) short film by Dominick Sheldon for NOWNESS.

The Shadow of Mordor

The Shadow of Mordor

(Gore) Corridor Digital’s most ambitious short film yet is a live-action promo for the upcoming video game Shadow of Mordor. Regardless of whether or not you’re buying the game, the action, effects and makeup will draw you in.

Ricoh WG-M1 Adventure Camera

Ricoh WG-M1 Adventure Camera

Designed to handle just about anything you can throw at it, Ricoh’s action cam is waterproof to 30 feet, shock-resistant to 6-foot drops, dust-proof, and cold-resistant. Shoots ultra-wide-angle video at 1080p/30 resolution and 14mp stills.

Surfboard Switch

Surfboard Switch

Surfer Jamie O’Brien pulls off a daring and impressive move as he swaps surfboards mid-wave as he rides the foam in at The Wedge in Newport Beach, California. We’re assuming he eventually recovered his first board.

Autómata (Trailer)

Autómata (Trailer)

Autómata is set in a bleak future where humans are relying increasingly on robots to survive. Antonio Banderas plays an insurance investigator for a robot company who finds out that their “products” might soon become their masters.

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GoPro Compilation

GoPro Compilation

Video editor Luc Bergeron (aka Zapatou) put together this dizzying montage of 178 of the amazing action clips captured and posted to the GoPro YouTube channel since the start of 2014. Our faves: #031 and #057. Which are yours?

The Guest (Trailer)

The Guest (Trailer)

A discharged soldier visits his fallen comrade’s grieving family, claiming that he promised his departed friend that he would look after them. From the makers of You’re Next. Starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey).

Urban Zipline Surprise

Urban Zipline Surprise

For their latest action video, Devin Supertramp and friends headed to Panama City and set up a perilously steep zipline, and then proceeded to jump off of it just part way down. Fortunately, they had parachutes. BTS video here.

Mad Max: Fury Road (Trailer)

Mad Max: Fury Road (Trailer)

We didn’t know what to think of a Mad Max movie without Mel Gibson, but the trailer for the 2015 reboot looks totally awesome. It doesn’t hurt that director George Miller is back at the helm. Stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

Dracula Untold (Trailer)

Dracula Untold (Trailer)

Desperate to protect his citizens and his family, a king makes a deal with a devilish being. The trailer practically gives the whole movie away, but the visual effects and battle scenes have us intrigued.

Fury (Trailer)

Fury (Trailer)

Brad Pitt plays a battle-hardened sergeant in World War II, leading a five-man crew and their Sherman tank Fury on a suicide mission in Germany. Written & directed by David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch).

The Expendables 3 (Trailer)

The Expendables 3 (Trailer)

The first full trailer for The Expendables 3 features as many celebrities as stunts and explosions. It looks like the rookies are easy pickings for Mel Gibson’s character, which means its up to the granddads to do the dirty work.

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Sniper Elite 3 (Gameplay)

Sniper Elite 3 (Gameplay)

(Gore) Sharpshooter Karl Fairburne heads to Africa in Sniper Elite 3. The game will feature a more open world, with multiple cooperative two-player modes. The X-Ray Kill Cam returns and zooms in on mechanical objects as well.

The Equalizer (Trailer)

The Equalizer (Trailer)

(Gore) Denzel Washington resumes his badassery in The Equalizer, an adaptation of the eponymous late 80s action TV show. Also starring Chloë Grace Moretz. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Shooter).

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth star in this adaptation of Mark Millar, Matthew Vaughn and Dave Gibbons’ comic book, which is basically a bastardized take on James Bond. Yep, that’s Millar all right.

Rurouni Kenshin 2 (Trailer 2)

Rurouni Kenshin 2 (Trailer 2)

More hair-raising footage from the upcoming installment of the bestselling manga series’ live-action adaptation. It appears that the movie will be split into two parts. We wholeheartedly approve of that decision.

Footkhana

Footkhana

In this promo clip for Castrol Edge motor oil, Hoonigan Ken Block plays a little game of football with FIFA World Cup player Neymar Jr. to see if its easier to score goals with your cleats or with a Ford Fiesta ST RX43.

How to Make a Sick Edit

How to Make a Sick Edit

In this amusing promo clip for NSMB, Matt Dennison explains to us the best way to capture footage of mountain biking action, poking fun at the myriad clichés found in action sports videos.

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