Tag: action

Watch: Telugu Megastar Chiranjeevi Returns in KHAIDI NO 150, But Is It a Return Worth Making?

I know I'm going to get mountains to shit for this piece, but someone has to say it. India's Telugu language film industry, Tollywood, has one star who rises above all others. That star is Chiranjeevi, an unbeatable screen presence...

Behold The Insanity Of Chinese Mad Max Ripoff MAD SHELIA

Heavily modified battle cars blaze across the expanse of a blasted post apocalyptic wasteland, their occupants locked in a battle for survival and the most creative use of leather and decorative studs. But, no, this is not the return of...

Malaysia Delivers Large Scale Action With J.REVOLUSI

Heads up, fans of Asian action films because upcoming Malaysian effort looks to be one you'll want to keep an eye out for. Zul Azhar directs Zul Ariffin, Izara Aishah, Fazura, Farid Kamil, Azad Jazmin, Iedil Putra, Peter Davis and...

Sci-Fi SPECTRAL to Premiere on Netflix December 9

Anyone wishing for a more grounded approach to ghosbusting may be interested in Spectral, Nic Mathieu's debut feature, which is being touted as "Black Hawk Down meets Ghostbusters". Produced by Legendary Pictures and Universal, the film was pulled from a theatrical run...

Sadly Forgotten: The life and career of Big Silly Head and the Blue Jean Monster (1991)

Only Hong Kong cinema could produce an actor like Shing Fui-On, affectionately known as Big Silly Head by his fans. Alternating between playing comedy characters to playing the worst villains cinema has to offer, Shing Fui-On built a successful acting...

Exclusive Clip: CALL OF HEROES, Jar Fight - Go Behind the Scenes

Of all the spectacular moments in the spectacular Call of Heroes, one of the most memorable is a jar fight between Eddie Peng and Wu Jing. It's not like they're standing inside a cafe tossing jars at each other. No,...

SAIGON BODYGUARDS Trailer Delivers Action Comedy Energy

Upcoming action-comedy is a curiously international affair. Produced by Canada's Rhombus Media - backers of Antiviral and Hobo With A Shotgun - with the backing of Korean giant CJ Entertainment - who are increasingly active in Vietnam - with JApanese...

There Are More Bullets In Ringo Lam's SKY ON FIRE Trailer Than Most Complete Films.

Bang! Bangbang! Bangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbang! Cue building falling down. Smash window. Bangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbang! There you go, that's a summary of the brand new trailer for Ringo Lam's upcoming Daniel Wu starring action thriller Sky On Fire in which there apprently weren't enough things...

THE ADVENTURERS: Andy Lau, Shu Qi And Jean Reno Offer High Stakes Heist Action In Stephen Fung's Latest

After a foray into US television as a producer and second unit director on Badlands following his massive 2012 two part Tai Chi Hero epic, director Stephen Fung returns to the big screen with upciming effort The Adventurers and -...

Classic movie review: Shiri, a South Korean action movie from 1998

Movies with war, political and society differences can be difficult to avoid being a propaganda movie instead of being just an ordinary movie. But there are a few movies that actually succeeded to get away from the propaganda stamp such...

The Young and Dangerous Series and the people behind it: Young and Dangerous 2 - 1996

Coming only two months after the release of the first film in the series, Young and Dangerous 2 actually improves on its predecessor. Young and Dangerous 2 focus more on the complexities of gang life, and is decidedly less comic...

AnarchyVision: Talking MOONLIGHT, THE HANDMAIDEN and More

In this weekend at the movies chat, I talk about the fantastic Moonlight, Park Chan-Wook's terrific The Handmaiden, the great music doc Oasis: Supersonic and, uh, Inferno....

Review: DOCTOR STRANGE Brings Psychic Psychedelic Action

Once upon a time, when Iron Man turned out to be quite watchable and it became known what exactly Disney and Marvel were planning with their "Cinematic Universe", we were wondering how the hell they were going to fit in...

Genre Cinema From Our Canadian Ladies in Inagural Bloody Mary Film Festival!

The week after Halloween the inagural Bloody Mary Film Festival will haunt Toronto at the Carlton Cinema on November 3rd and 4th. The brand new film festival's mandate is to bring focus on our awesome Canadian women working in genre...

Pretty Packaging: Germany Gives COMPANEROS A Mighty Salute

I saw Sergio Corbucci's 1970 western Compañeros during the video-boom of the early eighties, when suddenly an immense wealth of titles became available for home viewing, and renting a stack of videotapes was a part of each weekend's routine. Not...

THE SAMURAI IN AUTUMN (JESEN SAMURAJA): Action RomCom From Serbia

Director Danilo Backovic may very well have delivered the first fight film from Serbia with The Samurai In Autumn (Jesen Samuraja), a film that aims to blend realistic karate and MMA action with comic melodrama and action. The story follows...

Toronto After Dark 2016 Review: KILL COMMAND, A Promising Debut From FX Supervisor Steven Gomez

An elite squad is sent to a remote island for a dull and routine training session. A techie, a cyber enhanced human, Mills, is assigned to the group to monitor the team and investigate mysterious line of code in the...

MonsterFest 2016: A Gunfight, Deadly Relatives and an Autopsy Lead First Wave of Titles

MonsterFest is coming! Prepare yourselves, Melbourne, Australia, for your fill of fantastic film delights at the end of November. The first wave of titles was announced today and there are heaps of goodness coming to Melbs.    Attendees will see...

OFFICER DOWNE Reports for Duty in First Trailer

Earlier this year, producer Mark Neveldine made a bold claim, stating that the upcoming comic book adaption of Officer Downe is “better than any Marvel movie or DC movie ever made.” While this kind of comment usually has mainstream comic book...

Pretty Packaging: THE IRON GIANT Gets A Giant Boxset

In 1999, Warner Brothers was regretting its investment in its own animation studio, and was already planning an exit strategy for it. One of the smaller titles still being released was Brad Bird's The Iron Giant, about a boy who,...