Action Movie Calendar


2021 2020  2019 2018 2017 2016

I apologize for not having time to keep up with the calendar pages (college courses/full-time job). Back when I closed out 2018, it seemed like there were less and less Action Movies in theatres (with many I would have liked to have seen on the big screen going straight to disc). I wished that Action Movies would be back on the rise (rated R got big again—even Sylvester Stallone said he should have not gone PG). 2019 had quite a few Action Movies I was REALLY looking forward to—here were my choices.  But then Covid-19 killed 2020, for the most part. I really like doing this because it's a year-at-a-glance kind of thing that's helpful to look back on.  I am working to catch up and wondering where are tomorrow's new big beefy Action Figures coming from? Will they be female? Isn't it past due that we have truly strong women on screen? Where are the Private Vasquez types? The Rock's daughter Simone? Any of Arnold's kids? Van Damme's daughter? Ronda? When will they finally make She Hulk (Gaby Garcia? RIP Chyna) Can they do it without it being ridiculous/ unintentionally humorous? She would have to take a ton of shit first before using her power . . . like Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.

I adopted a new mantra: "But is it an Action Movie?" scoring movies on a list I made of Action Movie Essentials to see if it's an Action Movie, or just a "movie with action". Can't wait to get the biggies under my belt and see what the scores reveal.

 A look at what's In Development / Pre-Production

  • 1421: The Year China Discovered the World   action adventure

  • A Ticket to Die action  No Date

  • Batman Infinite action  No Date

  • Beverly Hills Cop 4  action comedy  No Date
    Ready for this: 1) Brett Ratner, now Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah 2) Eddie Murphy, 3) Jerry Bruckheimer (?) 4) Filming in Detroit  The rest of the casting will be everything for this movie . . .

  • Broad Daylight action  No Date "When an ex-US Army Ranger is brutally killed at the hands of a shadowy private military contractor his old military unit re-teams stateside to expose the contractor's corruption and avenge his death."

  • Chemical Cowboys action crime drama  No Date

  • Cloudveil action thriller  No Date
    "A former Army Ranger with a shady past takes a group of delinquent teens on a team-building trip into the Grand Teton National Park only discover one of the boys is being tracked by a gang of ruthless thugs."

  • Colony 10 (was called Necrosis) action sci-fi thriller No Date
    "Colony 10. Is a Colony created on a Earth-like planet to ensure the survival of mankind. A group of Scientists and Space Marines are sent to Colony 10 to investigate after the Colony hasn't been heard from for some time." One-woman-show (horse whisperer, visionary?) Wendy Crouse has Director, Writer, voice star, Producer, Cinematography, Film Editing, and Sound Editor credits. Cast has 6 women (not counting Wendy's narration) and 2 men. [ website | vimeo trailer ]  LOL from her IMDb bio page-> "In Her Action Films: There is a character who thinks they are going to get a kiss. It never works out too well for them."

  • Die Fightin' the Domination  action thriller  No Date  (is this a women's lib movie? #funnynotfunny)

  • El Patron action biography crime No Date (John Leguizamo plays  Pablo Escobar—A must see!)

  • Eye of War / [Eye] of War action  No Date
    Tagline: "Diehard [sic] with 2 Nukes"  Summary: "A virtuoso Mossad team, lead by an exotic honey-trap killer, kidnaps the CIA's top psychological operations Expert to hunt a genocidal Arms Dealer intent on starting the next war in the Middle East by detonating two nukes in America. Col David Lord is trying to retire, but is ordered to investigate the assassination attempt on the first female President of the United States. He goes to a strip club in D.C. and meets Dara, a Mossad Agent, who manipulates him into a maelstrom that whirls into a dark world of sex, drugs, murder, and political intrigue. Lionel Darkschild has stolen two nuclear weapons and is hell-bent on detonating them to incite a war for profit, unless they stop him first. Col. Lord must learn to trust Dara and the Mossad to survive and trust is something he doesn't do, especially when dodging drone missiles and countless attempts on his life. Besides, his last girlfriend shot him . . . twice." Doesn't sound like the tagline to me.

  • Fighting Back  action crime thriller  No Date "A former United States Marine embarks on a brutal personal mission to find his Cousin's murderer."

  • Garrison 7: The Fallen action adventure drama No Date "When an elite special forces commander accidentally uncovers an insidious military conspiracy, his family is brutally murdered. Now the target of an intergalactic manhunt, they will stop at nothing to silence him." Stars Casper Van Dien and stuntwoman/actress Marjean Holden.

  • Girl Samurai  action  No Date
    Jane Nickel's family is murdered [because? . . . ]. The British mob mistakes her for another woman wanted for an assassination attempt. Jane becomes Girl Samurai in order to exact her revenge, which culminates in a fight-to-the-death underground fight."

  • Going Rogue  action crime  No Date
    A highly decorated fighter pilot steals an advanced jet with an intent to use it against those who he considers 'Enemies of the State.'"

  • Gun Play action "A John-Woo-inspired action extravaganza." No Date

  • Guns, Hookers & a Pound of Coke (pass, unless the hookers are men) action adventure crime No Date

  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 action fantasy  No Date
    I enjoyed the first one. I though the Action was excellent. "After killing the dark evil witch, the brother and sister Hansel and Gretel think that they are safe. But what they don't know is, there is another dark force striking them soon."

  • Head Smash action sci-fi thriller No Date

  • High Rise action No Date

  • IDF Girls  action No Date
    Five Female Israeli Defense Officers are sent on a dangerous mission that could end all their lives."

  • Jason and the Argonauts: The Kingdom of Hades action adventure family

  • (BIG SHOES to fill!) 

  • Knight Rider action crime sci-fi  (They left out comedy . . .)  No Date
    "Based on the 1982 series of the same name, a lone crime fighter battles the forces of evil with the help of his indestructible and artificially intelligent car." Stars Danny McBride. Somehow I feel like that's saying it's a Burt Reynolds movie starring Norm McDonald. Should be a classic, not-to-be-missed send up. There's no way it can be 'serious'. Gotta love it!

  • Noodle Man aka American Revenge (what happened to this movie?) "A cop-turned-noodle shop owner finds a new lease on life in New York's Chinatown when a Chinese drug lord—responsible for the death of the former's partner during a botched mission 15 years ago— walks into his life." Stars Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh. In the meantime, Ip Man 4 and Master Z: Ip Man Legacy were both listed for 2018 (no exact release date)

  • Police Cops (and the winner for worst title goes to . . . )

  • Power Rangers

  • Red 3 (I'm game: Red 2 got the old-school action so right!)

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Oh, I doubt that, but . . . WHY?!)

  • Rise of Spider (Now where have I heard this before . . . "A teenager is bitten by a spider and turns into a hero and facing new and old enemies.")
  • Semi-Super Heroes (Gonna be bad. Just depends who's in it.)

  • Six Hot Chicks in a Warehouse OH HELL NO. Action Horror. Why are they still making this crap?!
  • Skin Traffik (It's got Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Michael Madsen . . . )

  • Space Racer (hope it's not for kids—want it to be for adults :D)

  • Spectral ("A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings that have taken over New York City.")

  • Steel Man

  • Steele Aces

  • Tarzan  (Alexander Skarsgard is Tarzan?  Nooooo)

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


  • The Beserker action drama sci-fi

  • The Brutes

  • The Courier

  • The Junior Squad ("A group of superhero teenagers are hired by the president to take down and bring down an army of villains and bring them to justice."  Because putting children in harm's way is our only hope?)

  • The Last Warlord

  • The Mummy

  • The Rogue
    "Recruited from an elite military unit, CIA officer Mike Cutler carries out a dangerous mission to track and trace Al Qaeda leaders, only to find himself at the center of a deadly political standoff." Starring Scott Patterson, Luke Goss, and Costas Mandylor.

  • The Six Billion Dollar Man (starring Mark Wahlberg This is from "The story is loosely based on Martin Caidin's 1972 bestseller, Cyborg. The book inspired the film's television-based predecessor, ABC's Lee Majors led The Six Million Dollar Man as well as spin-of series The Bionic Woman. The homage to classic tech centric sci-fi favorites . . . will likely draw in fans of the old series as well as target the younger generation of special effects craving sci-fi movie goers." )

  • Thunder Lord

  • Top Fuel

  • Transformers 5 (not by Michael Bay. WHEN will they ever do BEAST WARS?!)

  • Tremors 5: Bloodline

  • Uncharted (always interested in any "El Dorado" story)

  • Uncommon Honour

  • Unearthed

  • Untitled Jeremy Renner/Bourne Sequel

  • Untitled Matt Damon/Bourne Sequel

  • Untitled Planet of the Apes Sequel

  • Untitled Star Wars Project

  • Untitled Teenage Cop Project (Teenage Cops? What?!)

  • Vengeance II

  • Virtua Cop

  • Warcraft (Have to see this at an off time so I don't have to hear the complaints on how it doesn't match the game)

  • X-Force

  • Xombie






    • Avatar 4 action adventure fantasy sci-fi

    • Ready N' Reloaded action crime thriller April 2
      "Two cops are framed for murdering the president and must escape from prison in order to find out who set them up."



    • Avatar 5 action adventure fantasy

    • St. Cairo action crime drama November 6

    • The Embodiment action crime horror