Tag: action

60 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: Robert Nolan Fights Off Bad Guys in New Poster and Exclusive Gallery

I will confess that I've only known of Robert Nolan's work through the horror community here in Toronto. So the idea of watching Nolan as an action actor is supposed to feel alien to me, no? Then I watched the...

Fantasia 2018 Review: LOI BAO Is A Fun Martial Arts Oddity From Vietnam

It's been several years since the Vietnamese film industry had its moment as the next big thing in martial arts action. Back in the late '00s, led by incredible performer Johnny Tri Nguyen and director Charlie Nguyen, Vietnam was beginning...

Fantasia 2018 Review: KASANE Explores The Tyranny Of Appearances

Based on the popular manga by Matsuura Dasuma, Kasane - Beauty and Fate - is a film that dissects tyranny of good looks through a horror lens. Habuta (Asano Tadanobu) is a talent agent looking for his next big star...

New York Asian 2018 Interview: Hong Kong Action Legend Dante Lam and Producer Candy Leung Talk OPERATION RED SEA

The New York Asian Film Festival is celebrating a true Master of Action.  Director/producer/writer Dante Lam’s career spans Hong Kong’s Golden Age with films like Beast Cops, Twins Effect, Jiang Hu, through today with Beast Stalker, Unbeatable, and To The Fore....

ILLANG: THE WOLF BRIGADE: Netflix Nabs Near-Global Rights For Kim Jee-woon's Live Action Version of Anime JIN-ROH

Big news from Variety this morning. Streaming powerhouse Netflix have acquired nearly all global rights for Kim Jee-woon's Illang: The Wolf Brigade. This new film from the director of such hits as The Good The Bad The Weird and I...

What The Hell Is Michael Douglas Doing In ANIMAL WORLD?

Cashing a check, that's what he's doing. Probably a pretty big one. Michael Douglas is on screens worldwide right now in Ant Man And The Wasp but that's not his only current big screen foray. Nope. Douglas is also on...

Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival Announces Full Lineup For 2018

Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) today announced a full programme of genre treats ahead of their July 6th start date. In addition to the previously announced world-first focus on genre films of New Zealand and the festival's highlighting of...

Cinepocalypse 2018: Nine World Premieres And Festival Faves Dominate Full Lineup!

Next month, between June 21st and 28th the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Illinois will be invaded with all manner of beasts and terrors. In only its second year Cinepocalypse is making a strong move to becoming a key go-to...

Blu-ray Review: BLACK PANTHER, An Afrofuturist Wonderland In HD

As the superhero movie world shudders in the immediate wake of Avengers: Infinity War (a film I was pretty bored by), this week on store shelves lands Ryan Coogler's (Creed) Black Panther, one of the most successful films of the...

Blu-ray Review: CYBORG Kicks its Way Home

Shout Factory's new release of Cannon Films' Cyborg is likely the best the film has ever looked since it's initial theatrical release. As a fan of most of Cannon's canon, I'm sad to say that 1989's Cyborg didn't do it for me, story...

THE PREDATOR Trailer: Shades of AVP Haunt Shane Black's "Reinvention"

Gun to my head, I would admit to being a fan of both AVP films. Paul WS Anderson's first is a harmless romp through a haunted pyramid, a call back to the kind of tale that might have been told in...

New CHINA SALESMAN Trailer: Mike Tyson Says Fire! Steven Seagal Nods His Head

Released last year in China, the action picture China Salesman has been acquired for U.S. distribution by Cleopatra Entertainment, which plans to roll it out into select theaters on June 15 and on VOD platforms on June 20. To celebrate...

Toronto Japanese Film Festival: TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL, OUTRAGE - CODA And YOCHO - FOREBODING Round up 2018 Lineup Announced

Hey Toronto. We know that it looks like Spring has all but given up coming to our fair city this year but fear not, Summer is pretty much right around the corner now. How can we be so sure? Well,...

Review: PSYCHOKINESIS, Sang-ho Yeon's Superhero Film Is Fun, Humane And Relevant

South Korea’s Yeon Sang-ho explored fantastic cinema for the first time with his diptych about a zombie invasion, Seoul Station and Train to Busan. After a couple of totally sordid animated features, The King of Pigs and The Fake, Yeon...

Five Fingers for Marseille secures USA release!

Five Fingers for Marseilles tells the story of a group of young men who stand up to brutal police oppression in Marseilles, a town in the rugged badlands of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The film made its world premiere at...

HEADSHOT Villain Sunny Pang Has A KILL-FIST

Veteran Singaporean actor and stunt performer Sunny Pang turned heads around the world opposite Iko Uwais as the main villain in 2016's Headshot and will soon be seen alongside Uwais again - along with The Raid's Joe Taslim - in...

Large Scale Tank Battles In Aleksey Sidorov's T-34 Trailer!

Russian helmer Aleksey Sidorov first came to our attention here with his slick boxing themed crime thriller Shadowboxing several years back. He was clearly a director looking to create large scale entertainment with the technical chops to do exactly that...

Have Your Say: Will We See EVANGELION 3.0 + 1.0 This Decade?

Ah, Evangelion... sigh. Its series and films are rightfully the stuff of legends. I tried to write a short overview of the franchise's history, when the first of the fou... Wait. That's what I wrote over two years ago already....

5th HORRORANT FILM FESTIVAL: TRAUMA, FRAMED And WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND Lead First Wave of Titles at Greek Genre Fest

It is good to see that outside of the work of Yorgos Lanthimos (The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Lobster and Dogtooth) that the genre scene in Greece is being upheld by the work of the organizers of the...

Indonesian Western BUFFALO BOYS Teaser Promises Slick, Crowd Pleasing Fun

While you may not know his name, if you're a fan of recent genre films out of South East Asia you are almost certainly familiar with the work of Mike Wiluan. Wiluan has been busy as a producer over the...