‘Chyna’ joins ‘Kung Fu Man’ cast

'Chyna' joins 'Kung Fu Man' cast
November 3, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 4 Comments »
Martial arts-trained Hollywood actor Andre “Chyna” McCoy, star of indie actioners RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE and GAME OVER, will have a prominent role in the upcoming martial arts comedy KUNG FU MAN (formerly KUNG FU HERO), starring [...]

Jay Chou’s ‘The Treasure Hunter’ preview

Jay Chou's 'The Treasure Hunter' preview
November 3, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 6 Comments »
BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS is expected to be one the top Chinese-language hits at the end of the year but Taiwanese director Kevin Chu’s THE TREASURE HUNTER, another big-budget action movie that we haven’t covered as much, is [...]

Gordon Chan’s ‘King of Fighters’ coming to a gas pump near you

Gordon Chan's 'King of Fighters' coming to a gas pump near you
November 2, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 2 Comments »
I’m all for accessibility when it comes to getting entertainment to the masses but this news may be taking the idea a bit far. It’s been announced that PumpTopTV has partnered with MovieSet to begin showing behind-the-scenes [...]

Dolph Lundgren on ‘The Expendables’

Dolph Lundgren on 'The Expendables'
November 2, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 6 Comments »
It must feel like 1985 again for action star Dolph Lundgren. Not since his breakout performance opposite Sylvester Stallone in ROCKY IV has he enjoyed the level of popularity he is experiencing now for his upcoming role [...]

REVIEW: Triangle (2007)

REVIEW: Triangle (2007)
November 2, 2009 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Mark Pollard | 1 Comment »
Hong Kong filmmakers Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam and Johnnie To take turns helming this frequently confused yet well-shot and acted heist-gone-wrong movie starring Simon Yam, Louis Koo and Sun Hong-lei as three desperate men given one chance [...]

REVIEW: Triangle (DVD – Magnolia Home Entertainment)

REVIEW: Triangle (DVD - Magnolia Home Entertainment)
November 2, 2009 | Posted in Home Video Reviews by Mark Pollard | 3 Comments »
Magnolia Pictures’ DVD release of TRIANGLE, a rollercoaster of a crime drama featuring the combined direction of Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam and Johnnie To, is adequate for viewing but lacks explanatory bonus material that would have been [...]

‘Ninja’ opens in Malaysia to mixed reviews

'Ninja' opens in Malaysia to mixed reviews
October 30, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 3 Comments »
Director Isaac Florentine’s martial arts actioner NINJA, starring Scott Adkins and Tsuyoshi Ihara, opened to theaters in Malaysia yesterday and has received a mixed response from critics so far that suggests a mediocre story with solid martial [...]

Golden Harvest aims high for studio revival

Golden Harvest aims high for studio revival
October 30, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 8 Comments »
Earlier this year it was revealed that Hong Kong movie studio Golden Harvest, once an industry leader that gradually scaled down operations and closed its production wing in 2003, was on the comeback trail with new owners [...]

Donnie Yen to bring ‘The Legend of Chen Zhen’

Donnie Yen to bring 'The Legend of Chen Zhen'
October 29, 2009 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 10 Comments »
In 1995, Hong Kong action star and filmmaker Donnie Yen played Chen Zhen, the role made famous by Bruce Lee, in a television series version of Lee’s classic martial arts film FIST OF FURY (1971). Wu-Jing.org has [...]

Full trailer for ‘The Storm Warriors’

Full trailer for 'The Storm Warriors'
October 28, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 7 Comments »
The final trailer for Oxide and Danny Pang’s digital effects-filled sequel to THE STORM RIDERS has been released. Aaron Kwok and Ekin Cheng reprise their roles in THE STORM WARRIORS as super-powered swordsmen “Cloud” and “Wind” respectively, [...]

Cung Le on ‘Tekken,’ ‘Bodyguards’ and fight work

Cung Le on 'Tekken,' 'Bodyguards' and fight work
October 28, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 12 Comments »
Popular Vietnamese-American kickboxer and MMA fighter Cung Le recently spoke to film site Rama’s Screen to discuss his current and future projects and plans in the film industry. Not only is he making some exciting appearances in [...]

‘Ong Bak 2′ opens in theaters, Jaa eyes Hollywood

'Ong Bak 2' opens in theaters, Jaa eyes Hollywood
October 28, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 9 Comments »
The Associate Press reports that Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa, whose latest movie ONG BAK 2 opened in select theaters last Friday, is suggesting that it’s a “matter of time” before he appears in a Hollywood [...]

New ‘Sherlock Holmes’ TV trailer

New 'Sherlock Holmes' TV trailer
October 27, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 2 Comments »
A new TV trailer for Guy Ritchie’s upcoming period actioner SHERLOCK HOLMES has arrived and it packs in even more action than previously seen. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, as Holmes and Watson respectively, star in [...]

RZA wants Bruce Lee out of ‘Last Dragon’

RZA wants Bruce Lee out of 'Last Dragon'
October 27, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 18 Comments »
Hip-hop artist RZA was recently interviewed by The Onion’s non-satirical offshoot A.V. Club to promote his new self help book “The Tao of Wu” and he dropped precious little new information about his upcoming martial arts films, [...]

‘Four Marshals,’ two films, one battle over title

'Four Marshals,' two films, one battle over title
October 27, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | No Comments »
Hong Kong filmmaker Gordon Chan is planning a big screen adaptation of Taiwanese author Wen Rui-an’s popular wuxia novel “Four Marshals,” AKA “Four Famous Detectives,” but he’s having to fight for the title. Although Chan has rights [...]

HKFA presents Yuen Clan films and exhibition

HKFA presents Yuen Clan films and exhibition
October 23, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | No Comments »
As we previously reported, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of Master Yu Jim-yuen’s China Drama Academy which provided the demanding Chinese opera training for Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Yueh Wah, Corey [...]

Jackie Chan heads all-star ‘Shaolin’ epic

Jackie Chan heads all-star 'Shaolin' epic
October 23, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 15 Comments »
Martial arts movie action is heating up in China and Hong Kong again in a big way. It has been announced that superstar actors Jackie Chan, Andy Lau and Nicholas Tse will headline the massive $30 million [...]

Eight-minute promo for ‘Bodyguards and Assassins’

Eight-minute promo for 'Bodyguards and Assassins'
October 23, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 5 Comments »
A mammoth eight-minute preview of director Teddy Chan’s upcoming period action epic BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS has been released. It features extensive footage of what looks very much like the movie event of the year for fans of [...]

Michael Jai White on ‘Black Dynamite’

Michael Jai White on 'Black Dynamite'
October 23, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 1 Comment »
Michael Jai White has been making the rounds to promote his latest movie. No, not BLOOD AND BONES, the other oneā€¦ BLACK DYNAMITE. This crowd-pleasing send-up to the Blaxploitation genre has been a big hit on the [...]

Preview of MMA actioner ‘Unrivaled’

Preview of MMA actioner 'Unrivaled'
October 23, 2009 | Posted in News by Mark Pollard | 2 Comments »
NEVER SURRENDER director and star Hector Echavarria is cranking out B-grade MMA movies left and right. The one currently filming is UNRIVALED and MovieSet has gone behind the scenes to offer up an on-set preview of the [...]