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Review: MULAN, Not Quite Equal to an Illustrious Predecessor

Directed by Niko Caro, Disney's live-action adaptation of a classic Chinese tale stars Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen and Jet Li.

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 4

2000’s Continued It would be three years after the success of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon before Chow Yun Fat would star in another film. Surprisingly he decided to follow that classic up with the comic book movie Bulletproof Monk (2003),...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 3

2000’s Even though Rush Hour was a critical and financial success, Jackie Chan chose not to solely focus on the American market. Following Rush Hour, Chan would go on to star in the romantic comedy Gorgeous (1999), a very different...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 2

Moving into the 1990’s Golden Harvest would once again make an attempt for American success. Unfortunately their first American made film of the decade was the poor China O Brien (1990), an attempt by Golden Harvest to launch star Cynthia...

Interview: Yuen Woo Ping, a TRUE LEGEND

Yuen Woo Ping, an influential filmmaker best known for his work in action choreography, is responsible for some of the most memorable fight scenes in the history of cinema. In Chinese-speaking countries, his work has earned him the title of...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Jet Li's LEAGUE OF GODS in Cinemas!

Based on the classic fantasy novel Investiture of Gods, the upcoming big budget Chinese epic League of Gods has an incredibly strong cast, which includes Jet Li, Louis Koo, Huang Xiaoming, Fan Bingbing, Angelababy, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Wen Zhang,...

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...

Donnie Yen In, Jet Li Out Of XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE

Vin Diesel posted the above photo a couple of hours ago on Facebook, welcoming Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen to the cast of XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage, the reboot of the other action franchise Diesel launched with...

The Many Faces Of Jet Li

We do have scoops now and then, and the news that Jet Li would be joining the third xXx film (re-starring Vin Diesel) was one of those occasions. That news has now been corroborated, so with Jet Li in mind,...

CONFIRMED: Tony Jaa, Jet Li and Deepika Padukone Join Vin Diesel In XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE

[The Hollywood Reporter have just confirmed the news originally reported here January 1, 2016 with word that Jet Li's deal for the film is now officially closed.]That Vin Diesel's New Year's Resolution involves punching a lot of people in the...

Pretty Packaging: Those Crazy Dutch EXPENDABLES Releases

(Throw as much stuff against a wall as you can find, and then see what sticks... hey, it worked for the films!) We can discuss all we like about whether the Expendables films are good, bad or awful, and get...

CHOPPER Director To Pen Justin Lin's SHAOLIN TEMPLE Remake

Andrew Dominik, the New Zealand writer-director of Chopper, Killing Them Softly and the criminally under-seen western The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford will next write the screenplay for Shaolin Temple, the big-budget remake of the 1982...

The Gang's All Here In These EXPENDABLES 3 Character Posters

Want to get a good look at Sylvester's Stallone's veiny arm, Kelsey Grammar's fishing hat, Wesley Snipes' collection of knives and / or Mel Gibson preparing to say something unprintable? Then look no farther than this collection of Expendables 3...

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Tsui Hark

This year on Full Disclosure we are focusing on a different celebrated filmmaker each month and getting ourselves better acquainted with their body of work. Last week, Hong Kong institution Tsui Hark celebrated his 64th birthday, and so in recognition...

Justin Lin To Direct SHAOLIN TEMPLE Remake In China

A remake of the kung-fu flick Shaolin Temple was first unveiled back in August of 2012 but no director was attached to the project. Yesterday it was confirmed by Film Business Asia that Justin Lin, director of some of the...

China Box Office: AFTER EARTH Ghosts Its Way To The Top

Will Smith's domestic turkey, After Earth, enters the Chinese charts in pole position, but only just ahead of Johnnie To's still-strong Blind Detective. Rank Title Origin 8/7-14/7 (US$M) Total (US$M) Screening days 1 After Earth USA $13.89 $13.89 3 2...

China Box Office: Johnnie To's BLIND DETECTIVE Bests Keanu's MAN OF TAI CHI

Female-centric youth comedy Tiny Times holds on to the top spot for a second week, but Johnnie To's Blind Detective easily outperforms Keanu Reeves' actioner Man of Tai Chi. Rank Title Origin 1/7-8/7 (US$M) Total (US$M) Screening days 1 Tiny...

Review: BADGES OF FURY Is Barely A Jet Li Movie At All

Martial arts fans relishing the chance of seeing Jet Li square off against an assortment of villainous screen legends under Corey Yuen's action direction may well be left disappointed, as Badges of Fury really wants to be a goofy...

Final Trailer For Action Comedy BADGES OF FURY

With the mainland China premiere today for the action comedy Badges of Fury with Jet Li and Wen Zhang as the cop duos, Enlight Pictures has release the final "All-star" trailer that features an overview of the cast.  There is...

New To Netflix: Space Monsters, TKD Rock & Roll, Aging Beefcake, and More!

You have found this weeks entry for New To Netflix! Not that we are actually new to Netflix, we're just happy, able, willing to help you find out what kind of 'Twitch-y' material is coming to the big red virtual...