Tag: action

Blowing Things Up In Praise Of Pacifism, Here Comes The HACKSAW RIDGE Trailer

Has Mel Gibson been forgiven? And is his Hacksaw Ridge the most violent movie ever made in praise of pacifism? Well, judging from the fact that Gibson's name never appears in the new trailer for his upcoming Hacksaw Ridge -...

The Lucky Stars Series - with Pom Poms thrown in for the hell of it

I had recently watched the latest Sammo Hung film, My Beloved Bodyguard (2016). The film opened to some unfavourable reviews and made me realise how out of touch I am with what modern audiences look for in a film. Because...

TRAIN TO BUSAN Sets Korean Box Office Records

It is safe to say that things are going rather well for Yeon Sang-ho's Train To Busan. The first live action film from the King Of Pigs director, Train To Busan had its world premiere in selection in Cannes prior...

The Better Tomorrow Series - An Appraisal

With the recent news that John Woo was finally returning to the gangster genre with his remake of the Japanese movie Manhunt (1976), I thought that it would be good to look back at the series of films that turned...

Second MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Trailer Arrives And - Again - Is Way Better Than Expected

Okay, Antoine Fuqua, you got me. You can have my money. And probably my kid's money, too, which is also my money. Because as promised by the first teaser, this new trailer for The Magnificent Seven just looks like way...

First Look at PACIFIC RIM: MAELSTROM! Japan Stands Guard

UPDATE: Darn you, IMDB, you continue to be an unreliable source! Thanks to readers for pointing out that these amazing pieces are in fact artwork created outside the production. I think we can all agree they are pretty amazing regardless. ...

Third Trailer For Russia's DUELIST Delivers Slick, High Octane Action

Russian director Alex Mizgiryov first caught our attention back in December of last year with the first teaser for his gorgeous, period set action film Duelist (Дуэлянт) and anticipation has done nothing but grow since. A second teaser provided a...

LEAGUE OF GODS Brings Big Star, Big Budget Fantasy To China

While you may not recognize Koan Hui by name you are almost certainly familiar with his work if you are at all a fan of classic Hong Kong cinema. A long time collaborator with Tsui Hark, Hui racked up assistant...

OPERATION MEKONG Trailer Feels Like A Misfire From Dante Lam

It wasn't so long ago - just back as the 2000's rolled into double digits - that Hong Kong's Dante Lam made the transition from being a journeyman jobbing director into one of the world's finest purveyors of large scale,...

Black Magic Wizard Versus Bulletproof Cop In Second Trailer For Khomsiri's KHUN PAN

One of the most intriguing genre talents in the world today, Thailand's Kongkiat Khomsiri first came to international attention at the height of the Asian horror craze as part of the Ronin Team - the collective of Thai filmmakers responsible...

SKY ON FIRE: First Teaser For Ringo Lam's Latest

He's set a City On Fire, a School On Fire and a Prison On Fire (twice) and now iconic Hong Kong action director Ringo Lam returns with his latest effort Sky On Fire. Sky On Fire is the latest entry...

Werewolves, Vampires, Witches, A Giant Pig And An Even Gianter Gun In New GUARDIANS OF THE NIGHT Trailer

There aint nothing undead that can't be made undeader. That appears to be the guiding principal behind Emilis Velyvis' Guardians Of The Night, a bit of Underworld meets Night Watch action-horror out of Russia. The story is familiar enough -...

Second Teaser For Johnnie To's THREE Draws Focus To The Characters

Just last week we brought you the first teaser for Three, the latest effort from Hong Kong action maestro Johnnie To. And today another effort arrives, one that doesn't exclude the kinetic action but which certainly has a bit more...

First Trailer For Slick Korean Thriller THE HUNT

Fabulous Korean character actor Ahn Sung-ki - you almost certainly know his face even if you don't know his name if you've been at all aware of Korean film over the past twenty years - takes the lead role in...

THREE: Trailer For Johnnie To's Latest Captures A Master In Fine Form

When it comes to shooting stuff up, there are very few in the world who are better than Johnnie To. While To has always paid his bills with populist romantic comedies and the like - the films he is best...

TEN: THE SECRET MISSION Turns Bikini Models Badass In New International Trailer

The fight against international terrorism has a new weapon in Helfi Kardit's Ten: The Secret Mission. Or, rather, it has ten of them in the form of the ten models recruited by a secret government organization to become an anti-terror...

GRIDLOCKED: Check Out The Red Band Teaser For Indie Action Flick

We were big fans of Allan Ungar's Gridlocked - a deliberate throwback to the pulpy DTV action films of the 90s starring Dominic Purcell, Stephen Lang, Trish Stratus, Danny Glover, Vinnie Jones and Saul Rubinek - back when it premiered...

Nagai Go's Android Hero Returns In CUTIE HONEY: TEARS

Last on the big screen with Neon Genesis Evangelion director Anno Hideaki's live action adaptation in 2004, Nagai Go's hugely popular manga hero Cutie Honey returns with a new adaptation from director Asai Takeshi titled Cutie Honey: Tears. The story...

Russian Vampires On The Prowl In GUARDIANS OF THE NIGHT

Now, I'm not going to pretend to be an expert in Russian copyright law but if I were one of the producers of upcoming action fantasy Guardians Of The Night (Nochnye Strazhi) I might consider having my lawyer on speed...

Thai Cop Stops Bullets With Fabulous Moustache In KHUN PAN Trailer!

No, the moustache does not actually appear to stop bullets in upcoming Thai action fantasy Khun Pan but traditional black magic certainly does and it's hard to imagine the magnificent facial hair doing any harm. Art of the Devil 2...