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The 12th Annual Kick Ass Awards

This weekend the 90th Academy Awards are happening but more important right now is the 12th Annual Kick Ass Awards, Everything Action’s celebration of the best and worst from the previous year including such important categories as the best Jason Statham movie, the biggest Ass Kicker and what is our Kick Ass Movie of 2017?  Read on to find out the winners of those and so much more.

Most Obscure Character Return: Eddie King in Arsenal

Best Directorial Comeback: M. Night Shyamalan with Split

Scariest Concept: The Sunken Place in Get Out

Best Xtreme Stuntz: xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

The “Thank God It’s Over” Award: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Best Batman Movie: The Lego Batman Movie

Best Low Key Shootout: John Wick vs Cassian

PC Principal Award for Biggest Outrage: The Great Wall (Runner Up: Ghost in the Shell, The Last Jedi)

Best Character Finale: Logan

Best Kaiju Action: Kong: Skull Island

Best Car Chase/Soundtrack Synergy: Baby Driver

Worst Day at the Office: The Belko Experiment (Runner Up: Mayhem)

Worst Product Placement Presented by Krispy Kreme: Power Rangers

Worst Attempt to Be 21 Jump St: Baywatch (Runner Up: CHiPs)

Most Needing a Spin-Off: The Shaw Family from Fate of the Furious


Funniest MCU Movie: Thor: Ragnorak (Runner Up: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)

Worst Explanation for Something That Didn’t Need Explaining: The Creation of the Xenomorphs in Alien: Covenant

The “That’s Enough, Johnny Depp” Award: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Worst Attempt at Updating a Classic Character: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Best Thing About the DC Cinematic Universe: Wonder Woman

Worst Attempt to Start a Cinematic Universe: The Mummy (RIP Dark Universe)

The “Probably the Worst Final Action Sequence in History” Award: Transformers: The Last Knight


Welcome Home Award: Spider-Man: Homecoming

The “Everything is Better with Zouks” Award: The House

Most Misleading Title for a Still Great Movie: War For the Planet of the Apes

The “War is Hell” Award: Dunkirk

Best Looking Trainwreck: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Most Exhaustingly Awesome Fight: Atomic Blonde

Worst Attempt at Condensing an Entire Book Series to One Movie: The Dark Tower

The “WTF is Even Happening” Award: Armed Response

Best Shane Black Impersonation: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Best Use of Daniel Craig: Logan Lucky

Best Stephen King Adaptation: IT

Worst Use of Scott Adkins: American Assassin

Best Movie No One Saw: Blade Runner 2049

Strangest Plot Decision: Jackie Chan Disappearing for 1/3 of The Foreigner

Most Unforgivably Boring Disaster Movie: Geostorm

Worst Villain: Steppenwolf in Justice League

Worst Attempt to Relaunch a Horror Franchise: Jigsaw

The “Fun But Not As Good as the Book” Award: The Disaster Artist

Most Surprisingly Fun: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Best Use of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Runners Up: Logan Lucky, Alien: Covenant)

Most Brutal Opening: Hostiles

Most Unnecessary Subplot: Finn and Rose’s Adventure in Canto Bight in The Last Jedi

Worst Netflix Original Movie: Bright

Ass Kicker of the Year: John Wick (Runner Ups: Wonder Woman, Lorraine Broughton, Deckard Shaw, Xander Cage, Logan)


Steven Seagal Direct to DVD Award, Sponsored by Lightning Energy: Savage Dog


Jason Statham Award for Excellence in Stathaming: The Fate of the Furious

Lincoln Hawks Memorial Over the Top Award: xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

Kick Ass Movie of the Year: Logan (Runners Up: John Wick Chapter 2, Lego Batman, Wonder Woman, IT, Guardians Vol. 2)


Everything Actioncast Ep 379 “Creed 2: The Revenge”

This week on the first podcast of 2018, Zach, Chris and Joe talk about Tomb Raider, DC Animated films, John Wick: The Series, Predators, the latest from Liam Neeson, the Son of Ivan Drago and much more.

  • News: Tomb Raider, The Terror, Braven and Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay trailers, TV cancellations and renewals, John Wick TV show moving forward at Starz, Monsters turning into a TV show, True Detective Season 3 casting and release info, New Flashpoint movie directors, the son of Ivan Drago cast for Creed 2, Casting for Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, Leonardo DiCaprio starring in Tarantino’s Charles Manson movie, X-Movies get shuffled release dates and Hulu getting a Blumhouse anthology series.
  • Show and Tell: Joe checked out the Taken TV show, Chris has been reading Predator Hunters from Dark Horse and Zach watched The Commuter, Armed Response, The Wall, Logan Lucky and The Gifted season finale.

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Battle at the Box Office 9/4

Wrapping one of the worst months in the history of summer box office, The Hitman’s Bodyguard stayed on top for a third week in the row but it was the worst Labor Day weekend in over 10 years.

Hitman’s Bodyguard took in another $13.4 million, bringing it up to over $58 million but the entire top 12 only grossed just over $51 million combined, which is the worst Labor Day weekend since 2000.

Annabelle: Creation remained in second with another $9.3 million, bringing it to just over $90 million and it’s far outpacing the first Annabelle movie and it may have a shot at topping The Conjuring 2, which made $102 million.

Wind River got 500 more theaters over the weekend and moved up to the third spot with $7.9 million, putting it over $20 million.

Leap! and Logan Lucky rounded out the top 5 with the former getting an additional 130 theaters over the weekend.

Possibly as a last gasp of summer before school starts, a bunch of the kid’s movies that were out got a bump and Despicable Me 3 and The Nut Job 2 both jumped back into the top 10 and The Emoji Movie moved back up the top 10, going from tenth to eighth and Cars 3 even came back to theaters and made an additional $2.34 million.

Further down the list, Steven Spielberg’s classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind returned to theaters to celebrate it’s anniversary and made $2.3 million in 901 theaters.

Battle at the Box Office 8/21

August 2017 continues to be a slog at the box office but The Hitman’s Bodyguard managed to perform slightly above expectations and win the weekend with $21.6 million.

The entire box office was down about $38 million from the same time last year with all movies making a total of $81.5 million.  The Hitman’s Bodyguard was the eighth best opening for Ryan Reynolds and 28th for Samuel L. Jackson but he’s been a part of some of the biggest franchises of all time.  It was also up about $6 million from director Patrick Hughes’ last movie, The Expendables 3.

Annabelle: Creation dropped to second with another $15.5 million, bringing it to just over $64 million for its two weeks out, plus another $96.7 million worldwide.  The Conjuring franchise has now made over $1 billion worldwide with four movies in the franchise so far and at least 3 more on the way.

Logan Lucky did not fare quite as well as expected, especially since it was the much heralded return from retirement of Steven Soderbergh.  The movie made $8 million, which is one of the lowest wide releases for Soderbergh between Haywire and his remake of Solaris.  It was also one of the lowest wide release openings ever for stars Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig.

Dunkirk and The Nut Job 2 rounded out the top 5, with the former crossing past $165 million.

Further down the list, Girls Trip continues to be one of the biggest surprise hits of the summer and passed Baby Driver to make it into the top 10 for the whole summer at number 10 with $103.9 million.

Wind River made it into the top 10 with a wider expansion into 649 more theaters and took tenth place with $3 million.

Wonder Woman also continued to dominate and is now the highest grossing superhero origin movie with $404 million, topping the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man movie, which made $403 million back in 2002 (although it’s technically fourth if you adjust for inflation).

Admit One 8/18

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida

Directed by: Patrick Hughes

Plot: The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 39%

Critic Consensus: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard coasts on Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds’ banter — but doesn’t get enough mileage to power past an overabundance of action-comedy clichés”

Logan Lucky

Starring: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Sebastian Stan, Katherine Waterson, Seth McFarlane

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Plot: Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

RT Freshness: 93%

Critic Consensus: “High-octane fun that’s smartly assembled without putting on airs, Logan Lucky marks a welcome end to Steven Soderbergh’s retirement — and proves he hasn’t lost his ability to entertain”

August Movie Preview

August 4th

  • The Dark Tower: The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black
  • Kidnap: A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
  • Detroit: Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel.

August 11th

  • Annabelle: Creation: Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
  • The Glass Castle: A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.
  • The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature: Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City’s mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

August 18th

  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard: The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
  • Logan Lucky: Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

August 25th

  • All Saints: ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.
  • Birth of the Dragon: Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man – a battle that gave birth to a legend.
  • Crown Heights: When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Colin’s innocence.
  • A Gentleman: Gaurav is on a mission to settle down. He is in the process of trying to charm Kavya into creating life with him and getting married. However, Kavya dreads the thought of taking the plunge and settling down. Her only wish is that her “sundar susheel” gentleman lives life to the full, with a little more risk and excitement. However, things take an interesting twist when an assignment takes Gaurav to Mumbai.
  • Leap: An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.
  • Tulip Fever: An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.

Everything Actioncast Ep 351 “Murder on the Millenial Express”

This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe discuss bizarre trailer music choices, the death of the Tales from the Crypt reboot, Sin City, Blair Witch, Blank Check, Knight Rider, the end of Samurai Jack and more.

  • News: Murder on the Orient Express, The Mountain Between Us and Logan Lucky trailers, Neill Blomkamp making short films for Steam, Sin City getting a TV reboot, Tales from the Crypt reboot dead at TNT, Adam Wingard directing Godzilla vs Kong, Animaniacs reboot in the works and Far Cry 5 announced.
  • Show and Tell: Everyone saw Blank Check and Zach and Joe also saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Joe saw Blair Witch, Chris saw the end of Samurai Jack and Silicon Valley and Zach saw Knight Rider, Sleepless and The Great Wall.

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Soderbergh Delivers a New Heist in Logan Lucky (Trailer)

Steven Soderbergh took a “sabbatical” from directing films after 2013’s Side Effects, focusing on shows like The Knick and the adaptation of his movie The Girlfriend Experience for Starz but he’s back in seemingly classic form for the new heist movie Logan Lucky.  Starring Channing Tatum and Adam Driver as a couple of dim-witted brothers, they come up with a scheme to rob the take of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and enlist the help of incarcerated demolitions expert Joe Bang (Daniel Craig).  The brothers also get help from their sister, played by Riley Keough, and Hilary Swank, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterson, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson and Jim O’Heir co-star as well.  It looks more like a Coen Brothers movie than the Ocean’s films but it looks great and hilarious, especially blonde, redneck Daniel Craig.  The move is out on August 18th and you can check out the trailer below.