Tag: action

THE GREAT WALL Interview: Zhang Yimou on Its Meaning and Misconceptions

When the man who gave us such critically acclaimed, award-winning epics as Red Sorghum, Hero, and Raise the Red Lantern makes a self-described “popcorn flick,” it’s a pretty big deal. Director Zhang Yimou had a brief chat with me about...

MAJOR GROM Brings Russian Comic Book Hero To The Big Screen

While recent efforts such as Guardians have shown a desire within the Russian film industry to tap into the super hero craze with some original characters of their own there has apparently never been an adaptation of a Russian graphic...

Wu Jing Has A Message For Frank Grillo In First WOLF WARRIOR 2 Trailer

I think it's fair to say that 2015 action effort Wolf Warrior was an unexpected hit. The Wu Jing / Scott Adkins team up was - and I seriously say this with immense affection - dumb as a bag of...

J REVOLUSI: Things Go Boom In Full Trailer For Malaysian Action Flick

It was back in November that we shared the first teaser for Zul Azhar's upcoming Malaysian action film J Revolusi, noting at the time that this looks to be the latest in an impressive run of local market action films...

Take an EXTRAORDINARY MISSION in Action-Packed Teaser

What is this movie about? It's right there in the English-language title: Extraordinary Mission. The teaser may not have English titles, but its 30 seconds are filled with action that looks pretty solid. It was posted on YouTube by Hong...

The Young and Dangerous Series and the people behind it: Young and Dangerous 4 - 1997

In their fourth outing, it’s pretty much more of the same from the Young and Dangerous clan. Fans of the continuing series will still find a lot to enjoy in Young and Dangerous 4 (1997), but this is probably the...

Kickboxing Champ Buakaw Banchamek Anchors LEGEND OF THE BROKEN SWORD WARRIOR

While I'll never understand the failure of Born To Fight star Dan Chupong to really catch on as a martial arts leading man - I've always found him enormously charismatic myself - it would appear that those awaiting the rise...

The Wonderful World of DTV - A Review of Steven C Miller's Arsenal (2017)

Last year I had written an article on film director Steven C Miller and how his films had a noticeable rise in quality from the usual DTV fare. At the time his latest film had just been released. Marauders (2016)...

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....