Independent urban action movies are heating up the movie market both domestically and internationally. Hollywood studios like Universal Pictures (American Gangster), Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (Live Free Or Die Hard), Columbia Pictures (We Own The Night) Warner Bros. Pictures (The Departed) first dominate movie theaters. Then later when you’re in your local Blockbuster to rent a DVD you see dozens of copies of these big budget movies. Some have an entire shelf to themselves. Despite very little to no marketing, smaller budgets, and without the backing of a major studio independent urban action movies are growing in popularity with movie viewers. People that are looking to rent or buy the latest Hollywood action movie online or in stores are taking chances on lesser known urban action movies to see some thing different than the typical formula Hollywood often uses. Some times these independent urban action movies stink. Other times they can be highly entertaining because at the independent level movie makers can take chances with the language, style, and content. They don’t have to hold back because some corporate sponsor or out of producer wants them sell out to make a total commercial piece of crap that follows the urban action formula.
Case in point is the drag down fight fight movie maker Tony Kaye got into with New Line Cinema over his movie American History X. He didn’t even want to be on the credits because the studio tried to water down the story he wanted to tell. Viewers were robbed of seeing the real American History X the way it was meant to be. Thriving outside the same old is a new wave of movie making that’s connecting with urban action movie fans. Codeblack
You have to have a spark to start a fire. The spark for the booming independent urban action market is the rising movie makers. Some people know the names Spike Lee (Clockers), John Singleton (Four Brothers & Boyz n the Hood) and The Hughes Brothers (Dead Presidents). There talent as movie makers has shined a light on them making them household names. Some new names that are bursting onto the scene in the independent urban action movie arena are Mike O’Dea the filmmaker you love to hate. Hate him or love him, Mike O’Dea cast name actors in his first film with no money. Quadreple threat O’Dea (Writer-Director-Editor-Actor) penned his script TOWNIES in eight months landing him a phone call from Harvey Keitel. TOWNIES is the most realistic Irish Mob movie ever. H.M. Coakley gives viewers HOLLA a urban action movie dressed as a horror movie. It will become a classic in time. A new independent name I discovered is Writer and Director Sid Kali who put out the urban action movie CONSIGNMENT.
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Source by Raymond Nubsteen