REVIEW: The Great Fight (2011)

REVIEW: The Great Fight (2011)
June 3, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
An independent film about a boy with autism who learns martial arts to channel his violent temper, this may not be CHOCOLATE (2008), but it is a film with heart. Nick Tantino (Frank Giglio) is a former [...]

REVIEW: Urban Fighter (2012)

REVIEW: Urban Fighter (2012)
June 2, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
German-born martial arts ace Mike Möller stars and directs this action packed film about one man’s shot at revenge against the gang responsible for his brother’s murder. What is interesting is that most of the film is [...]

Introducing Vidyut Jammwal, Bollywood’s New Martial Arts Action Hero

Introducing Vidyut Jammwal, Bollywood's New Martial Arts Action Hero
June 1, 2013 | Posted in Movies by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Bollywood has had some top ranking action talent over the years, from Dharmendra to Akshay Kumar. The latest who will prove his mettle on screen will be martial artist/model turned actor Vidyut Jammwal. In his upcoming film [...]

VIDEO: Il Y a Toujours une Solution (There is Always a Way)

VIDEO: Il Y a Toujours une Solution (There is Always a Way)
June 1, 2013 | Posted in Short Films by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
You gotta hand it to the LBP Stunts Chicago Team. They have made a major impression amongst fans of the genre as of late. There latest short film, IL Y A TOUJOURS UNE SOLUTION (THERE IS ALWAYS [...]

TRAILER: Shinobi Code (2013)

TRAILER: Shinobi Code (2013)
June 1, 2013 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Freerunning champion and martial artist Ryan Doyle stars in a new independent martial arts action film entitled SHINOBI CODE. Directed and co-written by Terry Cheung, the plot goes as follows: “For generations a hidden war fought covertly [...]

TRAILER: Iceman 3D (2014)

TRAILER: Iceman 3D (2014)
May 27, 2013 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The teaser trailer for Donnie Yen’s upcoming remake to the 1989 action film THE ICEMAN COMETH has been unleashed. Yen plays the role originated by Yuen Biao in the 1989 original, a former Ming Dynasty official who [...]

REVIEW: Warrioress (2012)

REVIEW: Warrioress (2012)
May 27, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
LEFT FOR DEAD director Ross Boyask is back and his latest film, an homage to the sword and sorcery epic meshes well with exciting martial arts action in this British indie film. There is a legend that [...]

Franklin Correa returns with ‘Mistaken’

Franklin Correa returns with 'Mistaken'
May 27, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
New Jersey-based indie filmmaker and martial artist Franklin Correa is back with a new upcoming action thriller entitled MISTAKEN. “When JoJo (Franklin Correa) is accused of murdering his partner and best friend Lashawn (Lester Greene), he flees [...]

REVIEW: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (2012-13) [TV]

REVIEW: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (2012-13) [TV]
May 27, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The 36th Super Sentai Series, set in an alternate period, is quite fun and at times, quite dark. Nevertheless, it upholds the tradition of the superheroes decked out in costumes and unleashing the trademark world of toku-katsu [...]

‘The Raid’ star enters a ‘Dead Mine’

'The Raid' star enters a 'Dead Mine'
May 26, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
THE RAID and FAST AND FURIOUS 6 co-star Joe Taslim stars in a new horror-action thriller entitled DEAD MINE, coming out on DVD on May 28th from XLrator Media. Fans who have Video on Demand (VOD) have [...]

REVIEW: Double Blast (1993)

REVIEW: Double Blast (1993)
May 17, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
It’s RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK meets 3 NINJAS in this family friendly action adventure from the makers of AMERICAN KICKBOXER 2. Jimmy (Lorne Berfield) and Lisa Matthews (Crystal Summer) are the kids of kickboxing champion Greg [...]

Yen is the “Last of the Best”

Yen is the "Last of the Best"
May 17, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Donnie Yen will begin shooting his next film, a modern day action thriller, at the end of May for a 2014 release date. Titled LAST OF THE BEST, Yen plays a former police martial arts instructor who [...]

Yen, Yeoh, and Yuen re-unite for “Crouching Tiger” Sequel

Yen, Yeoh, and Yuen re-unite for "Crouching Tiger" Sequel
May 17, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 4 Comments »
Major news have come on the horizons involving the sequel to the 2000 hit wuxia pian CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. Screen Daily has reported that shooting will begin next March for the sequel, entitled THE GREEN DESTINY. [...]

REVIEW: The Power Within (1995)

REVIEW: The Power Within (1995)
April 23, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
What if a ring gave you the self-confidence and power to make yourself a better person? That is the question that revolves around this teen action film starring martial arts champion Ted Jan Roberts. Stan Dryer (Roberts) [...]

REVIEW: Tiger Heart (1996)

REVIEW: Tiger Heart (1996)
April 22, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
T.J. Roberts makes his final film for PM Entertainment in this exciting action drama that is definitely for the teen audience. Roberts plays Eric Chase, a young man from a rich family who has typical teen issues. [...]

REVIEW: East L.A. Warriors (1989)

REVIEW: East L.A. Warriors (1989)
April 22, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
In this early film from the makers of RING OF FIRE, one man prepares to make the wrong things right in the barrios of East Los Angeles. A drive-by shooting at a birthday party leaves a six-year [...]

Trailer: ‘Man of Tai Chi’

Trailer: 'Man of Tai Chi'
April 20, 2013 | Posted in Videos by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
Here is the exclusive teaser trailer to MAN OF TAI CHI, the directorial debut of Keanu Reeves. Reeves also plays the main villain. From this teaser, it is apparent that Reeves has respect for martial arts, especially [...]

REVIEW: Deadly Bet (1992)

REVIEW: Deadly Bet (1992)
April 18, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Sin City is the setting for this action packed drama filled with some excellent fight scenes choreographed by the legendary “King of Kata”. Angelo (Jeff Wincott) is a former gambler who is ready to leave Las Vegas [...]

REVIEW: To Be the Best (1993)

REVIEW: To Be the Best (1993)
April 18, 2013 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | No Comments »
The sport of kickboxing in Las Vegas can be a deadly game in this action packed drama from the team behind RING OF FIRE (1991). The International Kickboxing Championships have gained a lot of attention in Sin [...]

‘Man of Tai Chi’ First Images

'Man of Tai Chi' First Images
April 13, 2013 | Posted in News by Albert Valentin | 1 Comment »
Chinese magazine QQ has unveiled the first poster and promotional images of MAN OF TAI CHI, the feature film directorial debut of Keanu Reeves. Reeves co-wrote and helped finance the film for his good friend, Tiger Hu [...]