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Runaway Blues (1989) Review

Director: David Lai Dai-Wai Cast: Andy Lau Tak-Wah, Shirley Lui Sau-Ling, Ngok Ling, Sunny Fang Kang, Blacky Ko Shou-Liang, Kelvin Wong Siu, Tanny Tien Ni, Chang Shih, Chan Ging-Cheung Running Time: 91 min. By Paul Bramhall Say what you want about how in modern Hong Kong cinema Louis Koo is in just about everything, still nothing can compare to the omni-presence of Andy Lau in the mid to late eighties. … Continue reading

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We Need More Blackjack & Less Poker in Movies

Card games have played a big role in countless movies over the years. From old-time casino classics, to back room gambling flicks, to biopics and other true stories, there has always been a certain dramatic pull luring filmmakers to card tables. And more often than not, the focus ends up being on poker. For many, in fact, the idea of cards in movies is basically synonymous with poker. Just last … Continue reading

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‘The Raid’ helmer Gareth Evans and Tom Hardy cause ‘Havoc’

"The Raid" Theatrical Poster

Writer/director Gareth Evans (Apostle, Merantau), the mastermind behind The Raid franchise, has his next film lined up: a thriller titled Havoc, which will star and be produced by Tom Hardy (Mad Max Fury Road). After a drug deal gone wrong, a bruised detective (Hardy) must fight his way through a criminal underworld to rescue a politician’s estranged son, while unraveling a deep web of corruption and conspiracy that ensnares his entire city (via Collider). … Continue reading

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‘Bullet in the Head’ action stars Simon Yam and Tony Leung Chiu Wai set to reunite in top secret thriller

Bullet in the Head stars Simon Yam (Run and Kill, Operation Red Sea) and Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Europe Raiders, The Grandmaster) are set to reunite in a top secret movie. According to TST, the upcoming “untitled” blockbuster, backed by Emperor Motion Pictures to the tune of HK$200 million (S$34 million), also marks Leung’s return to the Hong Kong movie scene after an absence of three years. The two Hong … Continue reading

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‘The Night Comes for Us’ director Timo Tjahjanto to remake South Korean blockbuster hit ‘Train to Busan’

Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto (The Night Comes for Us) of the “Mo Brothers” directing duo (Killers, Headshot, Macabre), is in talks to to helm a remake of Yeon Sang-Ho’s 2016 South Korean blockbuster hit, Train to Busan. The original Train to Busan, which starred Gong Yoo (The Age of Shadows), Jung Yu-Mi (A Bittersweet Life) and Ma Dong-Seok (Champion), was actually a sequel itself to Sang Ho’s animated film, Seoul Station. Train to Busan was followed up … Continue reading

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There will be frozen blood! Don’t miss the Red Band Trailer for the James Wan-produced ‘Mortal Kombat’ Reboot

Commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid makes his directorial debut with a reboot of Mortal Kombat, a martial arts-thriller based on the highly-successful video game franchise of the same name. The film will arrive in theaters and HBO Max on April 16th. James Wan (Aquaman) is on board as the film’s producer, with a screenplay by Greg Russo (Highwaymen). Other producers include Larry Kasanoff (1995’s Mortal Kombat), E. Bennett Walsh (Men in Black: International), … Continue reading

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‘New World’ helmer’s ‘Night in Paradise’ hits Netflix in April

"Night in Paradise" Korean Theatrical Poster

Filmmaker Park Hoon-jung (The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion, Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale) returns to The New World territory with Night in Paradise, an upcoming crime-thriller starring Um Tae-goo (The Age of Shadows) that hits Netflix on April. Directed and written by Park Hoon-jung, while less than 10 years ago Hoon-jung’s calling card was being known as the man who wrote the scripts for I Saw the Devil and The Unjust, in … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Ninja III: The Domination | Blu-ray | Only $11 – Expires soon!

Ninja III: The Domination: Collecrtor's Edition | Blu-ray (Shout! Factory)

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for 1984’s Ninja III: The Domination, directed by Sam Firstenberg (American Ninja). This 3rd sequel to Enter the Ninja and Revenge of the Ninja teams Lucinda Dickey (Breakin’) with the legendary Sho Kosugi (9 Deaths of the Ninja). The film also stars David Chung (Missing in Action 2: The Beginning) and James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China). Aerobic instructor Christie Ryder (Dickey) becomes possessed … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Bushido Blade | Blu-ray (Dark Force)

Revenge of the Bushido Blade | Blu-ray (Dark Force)

RELEASE DATE: May 25, 2021 On May 25, 2021, Dark Force Entertainment will be releasing the Blu-ray for Revenge of the Bushido Blade (aka The Last Reunion or Ninja Nightmare), a 1980 actioner starring Cameron Mitchell (Raw Force) and Leo Fong (Enforcer from Death Row). Presented for the first time in a 4K remaster, Revenge of the Bushido Blade revolves around a young Japanese boy who witnesses his parents murdered by American soldiers … Continue reading

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Odd Family: Zombie On Sale, The (2019) Review

AKA: Zombie for Sale Director: Lee Min-Jae Cast: Jung Jae-Young, Kim Nam-Gil, Uhm Ji-Won, Lee Soo-Kyung, Jung Ga-Ram, Park In-Hwan, Shin Jung-Keun, Jeon Bae-Su, Oh Eui-Sik, Kim Ki-Cheon, Jo Eun-A Running Time: 112 min.  By Paul Bramhall Korea’s infatuation with the zombie genre may have come a few decades later than its western counterparts, but despite its relatively late-in-the-day appearance, that hasn’t stopped it from becoming a popular fixture on … Continue reading

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Iron Girl Final Wars | Blu-ray (Switchblade)

Iron Girl Final Wars | Blu-ray (Switchblade)

RELEASE DATE: April 6, 2021 On April 6, 2021, Switchblade Pictures will be releasing the Blu-ray for Iron Girl Final Wars, a 2019 Japanese actioner from director Ken’ichi Fujiwara (Iron Girl: Ultimate Weapon) that stars Saki Akai (Lady Ninja: A Blue Shadow), Jun Amaki (Hop Step Jump!), Takaya Aoyagi (Ultraman Z TV series), Kirara Asuka (Iron Girl: Ultimate Weapon). Chris may have survived the Apocalypse, but there are still plenty … Continue reading

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400 Bullets (2021) Review

Director: Tom Paton  Cast: Jean-Paul Ly, Andrew Lee Potts, James Warren, Adesuwa Oni, Steven Blades, Spencer Collings, Wayne Gordon, Adam Sina, Thomas Smart, Tina Barnes, Eddie-Joe Robinson, Duncan Holmes, Jimmy ‘The Bee’ Bennett Running Time: 90 min.  By Martin Sandison Being a huge fan of Jean Paul Ly, especially the deliriously fun Nightshooters – I look forward to every project he does with excited glee. While working as a stuntman on … Continue reading

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Flowers of Shanghai | Blu-ray (Criterion)

RELEASE DATE: May 18, 2021 On May 18, 2021, Criterion Collection will be releasing the Blu-ray for Flowers of Shanghai, a 1998 period drama from director Hou Hsiao-hsien (The Assassin). The film stars Tony Leung Chiu-wai (Chungking Express), Carina Lau Kar Ling (The Eagle Shooting Heroes), Annie Shizuka Inoh (My Kingdom), Michiko Hada (Tokuso 9), Michelle Reis (Bodyguards and Assassins) and Jack Kao (Island on Fire). Read the official details below: An … Continue reading

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John Woo’s 1997 actioner ‘Face/Off’ is getting a sequel from ‘The Guest’ filmmaker Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett

It was originally planned as as reboot, but now a sequel to John Woo’s 1997 actioner Face/Off is currently in-development from Paramount Pictures. The original film centered on an FBI agent (John Travolta) who undergoes a facial transplant surgery to take on the physical appearance of a terrorist (Nicolas Cage). Adam Wingard – of Death Note, The Guest and You’re Next – is attached to direct, with his frequent collaborator, Simon … Continue reading

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Watch martial arts stars Donnie Yen and Wu Jing’s Wushu performance at the 2021 Spring Festival Gala

"2021 Spring Festival" Poster

Watch martial arts movie stars Donnie Yen (Ip Man 4: The Finale, Big Brother) and Wu Jing (Wolf Warrior 2 , SPL II: A Time for Consequences) take the stage during the 2021 Spring Festival Gala Wushu Stage Extravaganza, which aired during a live broadcast by CGTN. Their Wushu performance – featuring Shaolin fighters, weapons, wire work, Wing Chun, Tai Chi and so much more – is set against a backdrop … Continue reading

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