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Mine’s Bigger Than Yours: The 100 Wackiest Action Movies

Christopher Lombardo & Jeff Kirschner

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A celebration of the wildest and weirdest that action cinema has to offer, the hosts of the Really Awful Movies podcast take you on a fun-filled pilgrimage through the nuttiest movies in the genre. Traversing both decades and continents, these 100 titles reach beyond the typical patron saints of action, giving unsung genre heroes like Vic Diaz, Reb Brown, and Godfrey Ho their due. Our intrepid hosts have highlighted action gems with all of the necessary components for greatness: Heroes! Villains! Henchmen! But something’s typically missing. Usually, it’s a budget. Often, it’s talent. But that doesn’t mean these films aren’t as entertaining as any mainstream fare. Divided into nine chapters by subgenre, featuring stills and posters, and with a foreword by genre icon Brian Trenchard-Smith, Mine’s Bigger Than Yours is a romp through the world of fisticuffs, jailbreaks, pit fighting, mercenaries, and really big explosions—all the stuff that makes action movies great.

Size: 7" x 10" x 1 1/6" | 90 color images | 384 pp
ISBN13: 9780764360251

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Kirschner and Lombardo are the hosts of the Really Awful Movies podcast, and authors of Death by Umbrella! The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons.

Jeff Kirschner grew up wanting to be either Indiana Jones, Rocky Balboa, or some demented hybrid of both. His room was plastered with dozens of photos of Harrison Ford and Sylvester Stallone in their respective heroic alter egos. And lots of posters of Bruce Lee, whom he wanted to emulate despite never making it past white-belt level in his karate lessons. Robocop made him an action freak and Die Hard an action fanatic. And it’s been all about the henchman ever since. He’s a Toronto author, writer and college professor.

Christopher Lombardo has studied aikido, shot guns, done Muay Thai, and boxed—and is terrible at all of them. He’s simply not henchman material. Luckily, he has been able to vicariously enjoy all things action through the wonder of cinema. Lombardo is a Toronto author and writer who’s written for the CBC, Toronto Star, and Globe & Mail.