Action August 2013

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This might have been an ad for sound, but it is the same experience you have if you see an awesome action movie in the theater!!!

Action August is over, and brought fifty-five new movie reviews to BasementRejects.  It has been extremely challenging to review all these films since many of them aren’t my favorite type of film, but it was also nice to see some of the movies I enjoyed as a teen (and how being an adult changed my perspective of them).

Action movies aren’t for everyone and they aren’t always for me, but they often are what becomes “blockbuster” films.  I think that it is a result of appealing to mass audiences through action (that brings in the guys) and often a love story (which helps woo women).

The other aspect of the action pic is the sheer spectacle of most of these films…you want to see action pictures in the theater where you can see the big booming explosions and hear the sounds reverberating through the walls…plastering you to your seat like the old Maxwell advertisement with the man glued to his chair with the intensity of the sound.

BasementRejects is still growing strong and even though Action August 2013 is over stay tuned for more action and other themed months like the upcoming 31 Days of Horror (the 3rd Annual!!!).  Get your geek on!!!

The 2013 Action August Movies and links to the reviews:

August 1, 2013

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Escape from New York (1981)

Escape from New York (1981)

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Escape from L.A. (1993)

Escape from L.A. (1993)

August 2, 2013

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Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator (2000)

August 3, 2013

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Independence Day (1996)

Independence Day (1996)

August 4, 2013

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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

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Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

August 5, 2013

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Last Action Hero (1993)

Last Action Hero (1993)

August 6, 2013

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Cliffhanger (1993)

Cliffhanger (1993)

August 7, 2013

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Avatar (2009)

Avatar (2009)

August 8, 2013

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Charlie’s Angels (2000)

Charlie’s Angels (2000)

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Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

Charlie’s Angels:  Full Throttle (2003)

August 9, 2013

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War of the Worlds (2005)

War of the Worlds (2005)

August 10, 2013

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Men in Black (1997)

Men in Black (1997)

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Men in Black II (2002)

Men in Black II (2002)

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Men in Black III (2012)

Men in Black III (2012)

August 11, 2013

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Godzilla (1998)

Godzilla (1998)

August 12, 2013

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Bad Boys (1995)

Bad Boys (1995)

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Bad Boys II (2003)

Bad Boys II (2003)

August 13, 2013

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Kill Bill–Volume 1 (2003)

Kill Bill—Volume 1 (2003)

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Kill Bill–Volume 2 (2004)

Kill Bill—Volume 2 (2004)

August 14, 2013

The Expendables (2010)

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The Expendables 2 (2012)

The Expendables 2 (2012)

August 15, 2013

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Death Wish (1974)

Death Wish (1974)

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Death Wish II (1982)

Death Wish II (1982)

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Death Wish 3 (1985)

Death Wish 3 (1985)

August 16, 2013

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Commando (1985)

Commando (1985)

August 17, 2013

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Speed (1994)

Speed (1994)

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Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

Speed 2:  Cruise Control (1997)

August 18, 2013

Eraser (1996)

August 19, 2013

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Battlefield Earth (2000)

August 20, 2013

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Wild Wild West (1999)

August 21, 2013

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

August 22, 2013

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Dreamscape (1984)

Dreamscape (1984)

August 23, 2013

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Battleship (2012)

Battleship (2012)

August 24, 2013

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The Losers (2010)

The Losers (2010)

August 25, 2013

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National Treasure (2004)

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National Treasure:  Book of Secrets (2007)

August 26, 2013

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The Black Hole (1979)

August 27, 2013

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Universal Soldier (1992)

Universal Soldier (1992)

August 28, 2013

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Under Siege (1992)

Under Siege (1992)

August 29, 2013

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider (2001)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider (2001)

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life (2003)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider:  Cradle of Life (2003)

August 30, 2013

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The Mummy (1999)

The Mummy (1999)

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The Mummy Returns (2001)

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

The Mummy:  Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

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The Scorpion King (2002)

The Scorpion King (2002)

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The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (2008)

The Scorpion King 2:  Rise of a Warrior (2008)

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The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (2012)

The Scorpion King 3:  Battle for Redemption (2012)

August 31, 2013

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xXx (2002)

xXx (2002)

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xXx: State of the Union (2005)

xXx:  State of the Union (2005)

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

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Flash Gordon (1979)

Flash Gordon (1980)

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Kick-Ass (2010)

Kick-Ass (2010)

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Passenger 57 (1992)

Passenger 57 (1992)

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Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
Follow me on Twitter @JPRoscoe76! Loves all things pop-culture especially if it has a bit of a counter-culture twist. Plays video games (basically from the start when a neighbor brought home an Atari 2600), comic loving (for almost 30 years), and a true critic of movies. Enjoys the art house but also isn't afraid to let in one or two popular movies at the same time.

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