TRAILER: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

TRAILER: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
March 27, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
The trailer to the Michael Bay-produced live action adaptation of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES has finally arrived. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman (WRATH OF THE TITANS), the film stars Megan Fox as April [...]

Meet Nishi’s ‘High Kick Angels’

Meet Nishi's 'High Kick Angels'
March 26, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
Fuyuhiko Nishi, the martial artist turned filmmaker who introduced the world to Rina Takeda with his 2009 film HIGH KICK GIRL! plans to unleash a new team of female action stars with his latest film, appropriately titled [...]

TEASER: Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire/End of a Legend (2014)

TEASER: Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire/End of a Legend (2014)
March 24, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
A new teaser trailer for the upcoming back-to-back sequels to the 2012 hit adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s manga RUROUNI KENSHIN has been unleashed and gives the viewer more insight as to what to expect as our heroic [...]

A first look at Uekrongtham’s ‘Skin Trade’

A first look at Uekrongtham's 'Skin Trade'
March 22, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
A recent viral video is showing some of the action that will be seen in Ekachai Uekrongtham’s upcoming action thriller SKIN TRADE. The film’s major pluses is a stellar cast that includes Tony Jaa, Dolph Lundgren, Michael [...]

REVIEW: In the Blood (2014)

REVIEW: In the Blood (2014)
March 16, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
Following her debut lead role in HAYWIRE, former mixed martial arts champion Gina Carano proves with this follow-up that she can not only fight, but proves herself to be a good actress. Carano plays Ava, a woman [...]

VIDEO: Hammer Girl (NSFW)

VIDEO: Hammer Girl (NSFW)
March 16, 2014 | Posted in Short Films by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Can’t wait for THE RAID 2: BERANDAL to come out? Neither can filmmaker Vlad Rimburg, who once again shines as an up and comer filmmaker and fight choreographer who has been unleashing some great short videos for [...]

REVIEW: Manhattan Chase (1998)

REVIEW: Manhattan Chase (1998)
March 16, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
For his final feature, Hong Kong filmmaker Godfrey Ho teams up real-life friends Cynthia Rothrock and Loren Avedon in a somewhat lackluster film that compared to his previous two English language attempts starts off promising but ends [...]

REVIEW: Force of Execution (2013)

REVIEW: Force of Execution (2013)
March 2, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 14 Comments »
Despite top billing from Steven Seagal, the real star of this action drama is taekwondo champion Bren Foster, who could be one of the next big action stars if he continues this route. Foster plays Roman Hurst, [...]

The Dragon and the Lady Dragon teach ‘The Martial Arts Kid’

The Dragon and the Lady Dragon teach 'The Martial Arts Kid'
February 28, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
Martial arts icons and best friends Don “The Dragon” Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock are teaming up for an upcoming film entitled THE MARTIAL ARTS KID. The two will play a husband and wife who takes in their [...]

TRAILER: In the Blood (2014)

TRAILER: In the Blood (2014)
February 27, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
The trailer for IN THE BLOOD, the upcoming action thriller starring former mixed martial arts diva Gina Carano is up! Gina Carano stars as Ava, a trained fighter with a dark past. When her new husband (Cam [...]

REVIEW: The Grandmaster (US Blu-Ray)

REVIEW: The Grandmaster (US Blu-Ray)
February 22, 2014 | Posted in Home Video Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
On March 4, Anchor Bay Entertainment and the Weinstein Company will release the official United States Blu-Ray of Wong Kar-Wai’s martial arts film THE GRANDMASTER. For a review of the film, go to my review HERE. The [...]

Gina Carano’s ‘In the Blood’ set for April 4 release

Gina Carano's 'In the Blood' set for April 4 release
February 19, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
Former MMA star Gina Carano’s latest film has finally scored a release date of April 4 in theaters, Video on Demand and iTunes. Titled IN THE BLOOD, the film stars Carano as Ava, a trained fighter with [...]

REVIEW: Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger (2013-2014) [TV]

REVIEW: Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger (2013-2014) [TV]
February 18, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
The 37th Super Sentai Series brings back the theme of dinosaurs but adds a little samba flavor to make this one of the most fun installments of the series. Set in Earth in the present day, the [...]

REVIEW: Lady Whirlwind (1972)

REVIEW: Lady Whirlwind (1972)
February 15, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Angela Mao takes center stage in this classic kung fu film that takes the revenge theme and doubles the action with Mao and Chang Yi doing what they do best. Mao plays Tien Li-Chun, a young woman [...]

TRAILER: Brick Mansions (2014)

TRAILER: Brick Mansions (2014)
February 13, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 5 Comments »
The trailer to the remake of DISTRICT B13 has finally been unleashed and it’s gotten a lot of positive buzz. Entitled BRICK MANSIONS, the film was the last completed film from actor Paul Walker, who passed away [...]

Dragonfest 2014 to be held on May 18 in Burbank

Dragonfest 2014 to be held on May 18 in Burbank
February 11, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
After nearly a decade of disappearance, the martial arts-themed convention known as Dragonfest is making its return, thanks to Michael Matsuda and the Martial Arts History Museum. Originally founded by martial artist and film star Gerald Okamura, [...]

REVIEW: King of the Streets (2012)

REVIEW: King of the Streets (2012)
February 10, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 5 Comments »
Martial artist and filmmaker Yue Song unleashes this film with the cliché of a man trying to change his life but is forced back to action when his quest for a new life is threatened. Yue plays [...]

A new ‘Transporter’ movie in works with new lead actor

A new 'Transporter' movie in works with new lead actor
February 9, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Get ready to rev up the engine and to deliver the package! Luc Besson is returning to bring THE TRANSPORTER back with a new installment. That’s the good news Besson had delivered at the recent Berlin Film [...]

Red-Band trailer for Franklin Correa’s “Mistaken”

Red-Band trailer for Franklin Correa's "Mistaken"
February 9, 2014 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Ninjitsu expert turned filmmaker Franklin Correa is back with a red-band trailer to his upcoming action thriller MISTAKEN. The plot of the film, taken from the film’s Facebook page is as follows: Five years after leaving New [...]

Hong Kong legend Wu Ma dies at 71

Hong Kong legend Wu Ma dies at 71
February 4, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
The Hong Kong cinematic world lost another legend when it was announced that Wu Ma had lost his battle with cancer on the morning of February 4, 2014 at the age of 71. Born Feng Hongyuan on [...]