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Action Smacked

My way or the kumite. Action Smacked celebrates action films of all kinds. Join your host Chris, co-author of Mine's Bigger Than Yours! The 100 Wackiest Action Movies, in a journey through some of the wildest films in the genre. 


Jun 1, 2023

Arguably the last "real" Steven Seagal, but who wants to argue?

Orin Boyd (really?) is a streetwise urban cop, in The Motor City. The Detroit precinct he's in, is corrupt to the core. 

Exit Wounds co stars DMX and the always irritating Tom Arnold, and a slew of other really cool folks to balance things out - like Jill...

May 25, 2023

Grab your dune buggy and come along for the ride. Exterminators of the Year 3000 is one of the countless Mad Max clones out there, and it ain't half bad. 

May 18, 2023

Lionheart is another golden-era, 90s Jean Claude Van Damme flick. And it features that time-honored genre trope of the clandestine pit fighting tournament, about which oh, 10,000 films have been made. And why not? That concept is so damn fun.

In this one, the titular character is on the lam from the French Foreign...

May 11, 2023

Gutshot Straight. A Vegas movie featuring, what else? A guy in a porkpie hat with a gambling problem. That is the plot of some, oh, 2700 feature films. 

Luckily, there is more to this. After all, you have Steven Seagal as a shady underworld figure. Bonus, Vinnie Jones! While they both get a lot of poster art attention,...

May 11, 2023

Is Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, basically Die Hard on a Train? The answer is a resounding yes!

But it's more. Like the first film, there is a star-studded cast, though nothing that can touch the likes of Gary Busey and Tommy Lee Jones. Still, you've got a gun-wielding Jonathan Banks from Better Call Saul, and Morris...