Tag: action

Film Invasion L.A. Lineup Announced

Los Angeles, CA - August 22, 2016 - The official lineup for the inaugural Film Invasion L.A festival has been announced. Film Invasion L.A. is a film festival that brings the work of great filmmakers together and injects them into...

ALIFF'S 7 DIMENSIONS: Battle Ghosts And Demons In Teaser For Malaysian Graphic Novel Adaptation

[Updated with a second, full trailer.] Malaysia is taking what looks to be a fairly significant step into CGI driven urban fantasy with Faisal Ishak's upcoming adaptation of popular graphic novel Aliff Dalam 7 Dimensi (or Aliff's 7 Dimensions). It's...

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

[Updated with English subtitled version!] 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....

Vietnamese Fairy Tale Gets A Glossy Adaptation With TẤM CÁM: CHUYỆN CHƯA KỂ

Best known around these parts for her key roles in Vietnamese action films The Rebel and Clash - both opposite screen fighter Johnny Tri Nguyen - singer, model and actress Veronica Ngo (Ngo Thanh Van) is adding 'director' to her...

Benny Chan's CALL OF HEROES Delivers Old School Kung Fu Action In Trio Of Character Teasers

It's only natural that fans will have certain expectations of a big screen team up of veteran Hong Kong action helmer Benny Chan and iconic action director Sammo Hung. If ever there were a duo capable of delivering a solid...

Ajay Devgn's SHIVAAY Trailer Promises A Bollywood CLIFFHANGER

Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn hits the director-producer-star trifecta with his upcoming Shivaay, and judging from the nearly three million views the trailer has racked up in the day since it arrived online it would appear that Devgn has the makings...

COCK AND BULL: Watch The Slick Trailer For Liu Ye Anchored Crime Comedy

Chinese superstar Liu Ye anchors the cast of Baoping Cao's upcoming crime comedy Cock And Bull. And true to the title this one appears to be a fairly silly affair, the sort of dark comedy that wouldn't be entirely out...

STRATTON Trailer: Dominic Cooper Fights Terrorism in Simon West's Latest

Based on the Duncan Falconer book series, Stratton began life as a vehicle for Superman himself, Henry Cavill, before the Man of Steel bowed out of the project and Dominic Cooper took over. With his performance in AMC's Preacher getting a decent...

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. ...

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...