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 [...]

REVIEW: Blood Money (2012)

REVIEW: Blood Money (2012)
August 24, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 5 Comments »
Former Shaolin monk Zheng Liu makes his feature film debut in this action packed film that features rap artist Pitbull in a cameo appearance and the legendary Gordon Liu. Zheng plays Zhou, a former Shaolin warrior who [...]

Free Kung Fu Movies in Boston!

Free Kung Fu Movies in Boston!
August 21, 2012 | Posted in News by Jean Lukitsh | 1 Comment »
It’s that time of year again. The seventh annual Films at the Gate, a free outdoor kung fu film festival that takes place in Boston’s Chinatown, will be held from Aug. 23 to 26 in the Greenway [...]

REVIEW: The Himalayan (1976)

REVIEW: The Himalayan (1976)
August 19, 2012 | Posted in Home Video Reviews by Albert Valentin | 3 Comments »
Angela Mao and Delon Tan showcase their impressive kicking skills in this underrated classic that also highlights the power of one Chan Sing. In a small village of Tibet, the Tseng family is one of the most [...]

REVIEW: Wu Xia (2011)

REVIEW: Wu Xia (2011)
August 19, 2012 | Posted in Film and TV Reviews by Albert Valentin | 6 Comments »
Donnie Yen continues his reign as the new Hong Kong action legend in this exciting drama from director Peter Ho-Sun Chan (THE WARLORDS) which pays a double homage to a classic martial arts film. 1917 China. In [...]