REVIEW: 6 Bullets (2012)

REVIEW: 6 Bullets (2012)
November 8, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Jean-Claude Van Damme reunites with ASSASSINATION GAMES director Ernie Barbarash with this action thriller that definitely proves to be a plus when it comes to a comeback quest for the Muscles from Brussels. Ex-mercenary Samson Gaul (Van [...]

Florentine and Adkins reunite for ‘Ninja 2′

Florentine and Adkins reunite for 'Ninja 2'
November 7, 2012 | Posted in Movies by Albert Valentin | 5 Comments »
Major news has rocked the martial arts film world. Director Isaac Florentine and Scott Adkins will be reuniting for a sequel to one of their previous collaborations. Sadly, it is not UNDISPUTED IV as of yet. Instead, [...]

Y.K. Kim’s ‘Miami Connection’ Back in Theaters

Y.K. Kim's 'Miami Connection' Back in Theaters
November 7, 2012 | Posted in Movies by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
80’s B-movie martial arts fans are in for a real treat as independent distributors Drafthouse Films have brought the cult classic MIAMI CONNECTION back to life with a limited re-release in theaters. Originally released in 1987, MIAMI [...]

Wild Stunts Europe’s ‘Tekken Tag Tournament 2′ Short

Wild Stunts Europe's 'Tekken Tag Tournament 2' Short
November 7, 2012 | Posted in Movies by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
The Wild Stunts Europe team give us this short and awesome film that is a tie-in to the video game TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2. Perhaps the makers of the recent TEKKEN live-action film should have gotten their [...]

REVIEW: Flashdrive (2012)

REVIEW: Flashdrive (2012)
November 1, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Franklin Correa, director of the independent film THE PREY, returns with this exciting indie action film filled with some realistic fight sequences. Local reporter Ashley Romano (Janet Miranda) has been searching for the truth revolving an urban [...]

REVIEW: Street Fight (2012)

REVIEW: Street Fight (2012)
October 18, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Scotland’s Noble Brothers, Graeme and John-William, churn out this pretty good independent action drama revolving around the world of street fighting. Simon Bain (Graeme Noble) was a once promising kick boxer who ended up on a downward [...]

Finally! A US release for Donnie Yen’s Dragon (Wu Xia)!

Finally! A US release for Donnie Yen's Dragon (Wu Xia)!
October 9, 2012 | Posted in News by Jean Lukitsh | 8 Comments »
            Radius-TWC, the distribution arm of The Weinstein Company, has just announced on Facebook that the Peter Chan-helmed martial arts film WU XIA, renamed DRAGON, will get a theatrical release in the [...]

Power Rangers’ 20th Season’s Name and Cast

Power Rangers' 20th Season's Name and Cast
October 8, 2012 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Last month, at the annual Power Morphicon, Saban Entertainment has announced the name and cast of what will be the official 20th season of the POWER RANGERS series. POWER RANGERS MEGAFORCE will be the official name of [...]

REVIEW: A Dangerous Place (1994)

REVIEW: A Dangerous Place (1994)
October 7, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
Teen martial arts action star Ted Jan “T.J.” Roberts stars in this very serious drama that combines shades of THE KARATE KID and shades of what to expect in a Lifetime movie. Ethan Keats (Roberts) is a [...]

REVIEW: Shaolin Temple Strikes Back (1981)

REVIEW: Shaolin Temple Strikes Back (1981)
October 7, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 5 Comments »
The talented Chen Shan and Mark Long headline this pretty decent film from director Joseph Kuo (THE 18 BRONZEMEN). When the Manchus plot to take over China, a princess (Ling Sen) is en route to safety with [...]

Austin Wai (1957-2012)

Austin Wai (1957-2012)
October 5, 2012 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
The martial arts film world lost a legend. Hong Kong-based martial artist and actor Austin Wai Tin-Chi has died on October 4, 2012 at the age of 55 at his home in Beijing, China. Wai was the [...]

REVIEW: X-Treme Fighter (2004)

REVIEW: X-Treme Fighter (2004)
September 26, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
A cast of veteran martial artists take the reign in this pretty decent blend of virtual fighting and martial arts action. Jack Tanaka (Don “The Dragon” Wilson) is a martial arts teacher who has been having issues [...]

REVIEW: Lahore (2010)

REVIEW: Lahore (2010)
September 16, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
“An eye for an eye makes the world go blind”. This quote from the late Mahatma Gandhi defines this Bollywood action-drama that emphasizes on the political tension between two rival countries and their attempt to improve relations. [...]

REVIEW: Dragonball – The Magic Begins (1991)

REVIEW: Dragonball - The Magic Begins (1991)
September 16, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
Years before Hollywood unleashed the dreadful DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION (2008), Taiwan made their own adaptation of the beloved Japanese manga and anime created by Akira Toriyama. While the character names are not the same (possibly due to copyright [...]

TRAILERS: “CZ12″

TRAILERS: "CZ12"
September 12, 2012 | Posted in Movies by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
On December 12, 2012, China will release CZ12, or as many fans know the film as, CHINESE ZODIAC. The film is directed by and starring Jackie Chan, in what he says will be his last action masterpiece…for [...]

Interview with Chris Sivertson, director of BRAWLER

Interview with Chris Sivertson, director of BRAWLER
September 11, 2012 | Posted in Features by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Chris Sivertson (right) is a filmmaker who delves into the martial arts action genre with the dramatic BRAWLER, a story of two brothers who fight for a mob-controlled fight ring on the riverboats of New Orleans. A [...]

Interview with Zheng Liu, star of BLOOD MONEY

Interview with Zheng Liu, star of BLOOD MONEY
September 6, 2012 | Posted in Features by Albert Valentin | 5 Comments »
Hailing from China, former Shaolin monk Zheng Liu recently made his film debut opposite Hong Kong legend Gordon Liu and former American Gladiator Alex Castro in BLOOD MONEY. Some are hailing Zheng as the “Next Bruce Lee” [...]

REVIEW: Brawler (2011)

REVIEW: Brawler (2011)
September 5, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
A cross of WARRIOR and FIGHT CLUB, this independent film features some intense drama mixed in with some pretty decent mixed martial arts action. The Fontaine Brothers, Charlie (Nathan Grubbs) and Bobby (Marc Senter), spend their nights [...]

Joe Lewis (1944-2012)

Joe Lewis (1944-2012)
September 4, 2012 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 6 Comments »
The martial arts world lost an American legend as Joe Lewis lost a year-long battle with brain cancer on August 31, 2012 at the age of 68. Joe Lewis was born on March 7, 1944 in Knightdale, [...]

REVIEW: The Sword Identity (2011)

REVIEW: The Sword Identity (2011)
August 31, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Jean Lukitsh | 3 Comments »
Authenticity is a big deal in the martial arts world. The matter should be easy to resolve – who wins? – but in practice, even the experts don’t always agree about “winning.” A lot of variables can [...]