Wu enters the ‘Badlands’ for AMC

Wu enters the 'Badlands' for AMC
December 19, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
While supporting cast members have been confirmed for the upcoming AMC series BADLANDS, the lead role has officially been cast. Variety has reported that one of the series’ executive producers, Hong Kong actor and producer Daniel Wu, [...]

KFC favorite lands crew role in ‘Kickboxer’ remake

KFC favorite lands crew role in 'Kickboxer' remake
December 13, 2014 | Posted in Movies by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The hard work has paid off for Kung Fu Cinema favorite Emmanuel Manzanares, whose short films have always impressed fans of the genre. Manzanares has landed the role of assistant stunt coordinator on the remake of Jean-Claude [...]

Gina Carano joins ‘Kickboxer’ remake

Gina Carano joins 'Kickboxer' remake
December 9, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Former mixed martial arts fighter turned actress Gina Carano (FAST AND FURIOUS 6) has signed on to join the cast of KICKBOXER, the John Stockwell-directed remake of the Jean-Claude Van Damme film. Carano will be playing a [...]

Brother and love interest cast in ‘Kickboxer’ remake

Brother and love interest cast in 'Kickboxer' remake
December 6, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
The remake of KICKBOXER is revving up full speed with two important roles cast this week. KFC favorite Darren Shahlavi, who will be next seen taking on Jean-Claude Van Damme in POUND OF FLESH, will reunite with [...]

Van Damme returns to ‘Kickboxer’ in new role

Van Damme returns to 'Kickboxer' in new role
December 1, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
In what could stand out as one of the biggest news involving the remake of KICKBOXER, the original star looks to be returning in a brand new role. The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Jean-Claude Van Damme [...]

‘Kickboxer’ begins production; new cast members announced

'Kickboxer' begins production; new cast members announced
December 1, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Production on the remake of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 1989 film KICKBOXER has begun production last week in New Orleans. Martial artist and stuntman Alain Moussi (X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST) makes his lead role debut as Kurt [...]

REVIEW: Fist of the Dragon (2013)

REVIEW: Fist of the Dragon (2013)
November 30, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
From the director of the Sammo Hung-led WUSHU comes this action packed thriller produced by the one and only Roger Corman. Damon “The Dragon” Chamberlin (Joshua J. Thomson) is a former mixed martial arts champion who after [...]

Shocking “Kickboxer” remake update

Shocking "Kickboxer" remake update
November 23, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The remake of the 1989 Jean-Claude Van Damme film has recently hit some major bumps in the road with a shocking update this past weekend. Film Combat Syndicate has reported that both supporting Tony Jaa and director [...]

REVIEW: Bangkok Assassins (2011)

REVIEW: Bangkok Assassins (2011)
November 20, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
What started out as perhaps homage to a classic Shaw Brothers film turns out to be a ridiculous mess in the end, making this a very disappointing film. Fifteen years ago, a band of kids were kidnapped [...]

Sasha Mitchell returns as David Sloan

Sasha Mitchell returns as David Sloan
November 19, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
While shooting will begin soon on Stephen Fung’s remake of the Jean-Claude Van Damme film KICKBOXER, it was recently announced that Sasha Mitchell, who starred in KICKBOXER 2, 3, and 4, will be returning to the role [...]

REVIEW: Brawl (2012)

REVIEW: Brawl (2012)
November 19, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
This international action film combines the genres of underground fighting and redemption and it is safe to say this is a decent effort from female filmmaker Julaluck Ismalone. Mike Thomas (Jawed El-Berni) is a former boxer who [...]

‘The Raid’ stars to fight aliens

'The Raid' stars to fight aliens
November 10, 2014 | Posted in Movies by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Two stars of the action packed franchise THE RAID will go from facing each other and gangsters to facing off against aliens in an upcoming sci-fi film. Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian will join forces in the [...]

‘The Martial Arts Kid’ New Trailer and Poster

'The Martial Arts Kid' New Trailer and Poster
November 10, 2014 | Posted in Movies by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
At the Urban Action Showcase in New York City this past weekend, a new trailer and poster was unveiled to promote the upcoming family-friendly film THE MARTIAL ARTS KID. Jansen Panettiere plays the titular role of Robbie, [...]

REVIEW: Once Upon a Time in Vietnam (2013)

REVIEW: Once Upon a Time in Vietnam (2013)
November 6, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Dustin Nguyen makes his directorial debut and wrote the screenplay for this action film that melds genres and is quite a fun film overall. Nguyen plays Dao, a member of the Emperor’s Guards, an elite band of [...]

REVIEW: Die Fighting (2014)

REVIEW: Die Fighting (2014)
November 2, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
This action packed thriller, the first feature film from Z Team Films, stands out in terms of independent action films to be released this year. For a while now, a group of actors have been attempting to [...]

TRAILER: The Chemist

TRAILER: The Chemist
October 27, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Thanks to director and fight choreographer Art Camacho, the trailer for his latest film, THE CHEMIST, has finally arrived in time for the American Film Market. The film stars Olivier Gruner as Steele, an aging assassin who [...]

REVIEW: Iceman (2013)

REVIEW: Iceman (2013)
October 22, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Donnie Yen stars in this remake of the 1980’s sci-fi action film ICEMAN COMETH. However, while the action scenes are the highlight of this first of two films, the film’s story at times seems a bit jumbled. [...]

‘Die Fighting’ hits VOD on November 4

'Die Fighting' hits VOD on November 4
October 22, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
On November 4, Gravitas Ventures and Lighthouse Pictures will unleash the martial arts action film DIE FIGHTING on Video on Demand. Originally titled THE PRICE OF SUCCESS, the film stars Fabien Garcia, Laurent “Lohan” Buson, Didier Buson, [...]

TRAILER: Skin Trade

TRAILER: Skin Trade
October 13, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
The official trailer to the upcoming action thriller SKIN TRADE has finally been unleashed. The film stars Dolph Lundgren as New York City detective Nick Cassidy, whose family is murdered by a vicious crime lord, Viktor Dragovic [...]

TRAILER: Vengeance of an Assassin

TRAILER: Vengeance of an Assassin
October 13, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The trailer for the final film from Thai stuntmaster Panna Rittikrai has been unleashed with a release date of November. For what is his final film before his death this past summer, Panna Rittikrai reunited with Dan [...]