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 | 1 Comment »
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 [...]

REVIEW: Kundo – Age of the Rampant (2014)

REVIEW: Kundo - Age of the Rampant (2014)
October 11, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Part-Robin Hood, part-spaghetti western, all historical piece, this Korean action-comedy has been making waves as one of the most entertaining films of the year and that is definitely true. It is the year 1859. During the Joseon [...]

REVIEW: Ninja Terminator (1985)

REVIEW: Ninja Terminator (1985)
October 11, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
This Godfrey Ho/Joseph Lai production has the distinction of having some of the ridiculous at times in the form of some of the newer ninja scenes mixed in with an exciting Korean action film starring the legendary [...]

REVIEW: Full Metal Ninja (1988)

REVIEW: Full Metal Ninja (1988)
October 7, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
This film was this reviewer’s introduction to the “cut-and-paste” ninja genre of the 1980’s, where Godfrey Ho would work with the likes of Joseph Lai at IFD and Tomas Tang at Filmark. This film takes a period [...]

VIDEO: ‘Wheels on Meals’ homage fight

VIDEO: 'Wheels on Meals' homage fight
October 6, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
Fans of the 1984 Hong Kong film WHEELS ON MEALS, starring Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao, are in for a very special treat courtesy of Emmanuel Manzanares. Manzanares wanted to pay homage to the classic [...]

A “Rush Hour” series in the works

A "Rush Hour" series in the works
October 6, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
With Jackie Chan saying he was done with making more installments of the RUSH HOUR films, Warner Brothers have decided to do the next best thing, or worst: turn the franchise into a TV series. This past [...]

REVIEW: Zombie vs. Ninja (1988)

REVIEW: Zombie vs. Ninja (1988)
October 6, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
In the mid-80’s, the team of Godfrey Ho and Joseph Lai, under Lai’s IFD Films and Arts Company, gained a cult following with their “cut-and-paste” method of the ninja genre. This film combines newer footage with the [...]

‘Crouching’ sequel to hit Netflix and IMAX…and its backlash

'Crouching' sequel to hit Netflix and IMAX...and its backlash
October 3, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The sequel to the 2000 foreign hit CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON will be arriving in August 2015. However, it will be quite a different sort of release. The very popular streaming output Netflix has recently made an [...]

TRAILER: Big Match

TRAILER: Big Match
October 3, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The trailer for the Korean martial arts action thriller BIG MATCH has finally been unleashed. Looking to be a fun action thriller, the film stars Lee Jung-Jae (THE NEW WORLD) as martial arts champion Choi Ik-ho. When [...]