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 [...]

REVIEW: The Cub Tiger from Kwangtung (1973)

REVIEW: The Cub Tiger from Kwangtung (1973)
February 3, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Hong Kong action legend Jackie Chan made his lead role debut with this standard kung fu film, which would later be used in a composite film that capitalized on his success. This review is for this original [...]

A look at the new ‘Ninja Turtles’?

A look at the new 'Ninja Turtles'?
February 2, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 16 Comments »
Since shooting began on the Michael Bay-produced version of the rebooted TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES project, the question remains what will the new turtles look like? The answer may have finally come in the form of a [...]

Florentine and Adkins at “Close Range”

Florentine and Adkins at "Close Range"
February 2, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Director Isaac Florentine and his constant leading man Scott Adkins are back at it with a new upcoming project, and before anyone can say UNDISPUTED IV, it’s not it as of yet. Florentine (left) and Adkins are [...]

Check out the teaser to a potential film, “You Can’t Hear Me, You Can’t See Me”

Check out the teaser to a potential film, "You Can't Hear Me, You Can't See Me"
January 31, 2014 | Posted in Movies by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
A new Indonesian-based action comedy is in the works from director Andrew Suleiman, a longtime fan of Kung Fu Cinema. YOU CAN’T HEAR ME, YOU CAN’T SEE ME tells the story of two guys, one deaf and [...]

Introducting PeiPei Yuan as the “Dragon Lady”

Introducting PeiPei Yuan as the "Dragon Lady"
January 25, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 2 Comments »
Vlad Rimburg’s latest film features a brand new star in the making and her name is PeiPei Yuan. DRAGON LADY is a four-and-a-half minute short film that stars Yuan as a mysterious woman who is challenged by [...]

Scott Adkins wants to be in ‘The Raid 3′

Scott Adkins wants to be in 'The Raid 3'
January 25, 2014 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 10 Comments »
With the recent buzz surrounding THE RAID 2: BERANDAL, which made its premiere at last week’s Sundance film festival, one martial arts action star has made it clear he wants to be part of the next installment. [...]

REVIEW: The Silent Force (2000)

REVIEW: The Silent Force (2000)
January 25, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
Loren Avedon and the late Karen Kim star in this action packed film about one man’s mission to avenge his entire team. Avedon plays FBI agent Frank Stevens, who has been part of an operation to take [...]

REVIEW: Tom Yum Goong 2 (2013)

REVIEW: Tom Yum Goong 2 (2013)
January 19, 2014 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 7 Comments »
Thai action icon Tony Jaa returns to one of his most famous roles in this long awaited sequel to his second major action film. While it is long awaited, it best to come seeing this film with [...]