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Cine-Sunday: ‘Detective Dee – Mystery of the Phantom Flame’ Review

4 hours ago | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Catrina Lau, Lee Bingbing, Deng Chao | Written by Chen Kuofu & Lin Qianya | Action Director: Sammo Hung | Directed by Tsui Hark

Review by Baron Fortnightly

“When a series of mysterious murders prevents the inauguration of China’s first Empress, Detective Dee, the greatest investigative mind and Kung Fu Master of his generation, is brought back from exile to embark on a manhunt that will forever change the course of history! With a matchless performance from leading-man Andy Lau (Warlords and House of the Flying Daggers) and breathtaking action from the martial arts director of Ip Man and Ip Man 2, Detective Dee is non-stop, heart-racing entertainment in the highest traditions of Asian Action Cinema.”

Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame is a 2010 Chinese martial arts/whodunit movie based on the Chinese folk hero and celebrated Tang Dynasty official Di Renjie, otherwise known as Judge Dee »

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‘The Expendables’ and ‘The Expendables 2’ Bound for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

22 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

If you already own The Expendables 3 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release then it won't have to sit for long without the other films in the series.

Lionsgate has revealed plans for 4K Uhd Blu-ray versions of The Expendables and its immediate sequel, The Expendables 2. Both 4K catalog titles will arrive in stores on May 2nd.

Both action flicks are packed with stars between them including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lungren, Terry CrewsJet Li, Eric RobertsRandy CoutureSteve AustinDavid ZayasMickey RourkeChuck NorrisJean-Claude Van DammeBruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The 4K presentations will each feature English Dolby Atmos audio and bonus features on the inclusive Blu-ray/Digital HD versions as noted below:

The Expendables

Comic-Con 2010 Panel

Inferno: The Making of The Expendables” Featurette

“From the Ashes: Post Production” Documentary

Gag Reel

Deleted Scene

Audio Commentary with Director Sylvester Stallone »

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Olivier Megaton unveils conman doc at the Efm

11 February 2017 9:59 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Paris-based Upside Distribution is screening a teaser trailer at Efm. 

French action director Olivier Megaton is hitting the European Film Market (Efm) this weekend with a teaser screening of his upcoming documentary Roc, The World’s Greatest Con Artist, about infamous French con artist Christophe Rocancourt, which is currently in post-production.

The Taken 2 and Taken 3 and Transporter 3 director reveals that between big budget action pictures he likes to make documentaries.

“I started out as a painter, not a director. Documentary helps me return to something more human and artisanal that I had when I was painting,” says Megaton. 

“As time goes by the films I make are more and more heavy, complicated and pressured. When I am not making films, I need to do something different as I am addicted to work and find it impossible to stop. Documentary is something perfect for me. There’s not so much pressure and I love »

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Megaton unveils conman doc at the Efm

11 February 2017 9:59 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Paris-based Upside Distribution is screening a teaser trailer at Efm. 

French action director Olivier Megaton is hitting the European Film Market (Efm) this weekend with a teaser screening of his upcoming documentary Roc, The World’s Greatest Con Artist, about infamous French con artist Christophe Rocancourt, which is currently in post-production.

The Taken 2 and Taken 3 and Transporter 3 director reveals that between big budget action pictures he likes to make documentaries.

“I’m started out as a painter, not a director. Documentary helps me return to something more human and artisanal that I had when I was painting,” says Megaton. 

“As time goes by the films I make are more and more heavy, complicated and pressured. When I am not making films, I need to do something different as I am addicted to work and find it impossible to stop. Documentary is something perfect for me. There’s not so much pressure and I love »

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Post-Super Bowl TV Shows: The Good, The Bad, and Each Network’s Best Choices

6 February 2017 5:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Whether you’re a football fan or not, one of the best ways to wind down after what was more than likely a chaotic Super Bowl is to sit back and watch an episode of whatever show the host network deems worthy of airing after the big game. Maybe you’re actually looking forward to the episode, or you’re just curious as to what is on. The network broadcasting the game definitely has these things in mind when choosing which show to put on with the year’s biggest spotlight already on their station. But the question is raised: Which shows utilized this TV slot most effectively?

The Super Bowl has historically rotated between airing on four stations: Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC. Each station has had individual success, but Fox, which hosted last night’s thrilling match between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, has never had »

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Post-Super Bowl TV Shows: The Good, The Bad, and Each Network’s Best Choices

6 February 2017 5:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Whether you’re a football fan or not, one of the best ways to wind down after what was more than likely a chaotic Super Bowl is to sit back and watch an episode of whatever show the host network deems worthy of airing after the big game. Maybe you’re actually looking forward to the episode, or you’re just curious as to what is on. The network broadcasting the game definitely has these things in mind when choosing which show to put on with the year’s biggest spotlight already on their station. But the question is raised: Which shows utilized this TV slot most effectively?

The Super Bowl has historically rotated between airing on four stations: Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC. Each station has had individual success, but Fox, which hosted last night’s thrilling match between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, has never had »

- Michael Gonzalez

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Incredible 90s Photos of Action Star Jean Claude Van Damme

2 February 2017 3:39 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

I happen to be a huge Jean Claude Van Damme fan.  Next to guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, there weren’t any better action stars than these guys from about 1986 to 1999.  Bloodsport and Kickboxer alone solidify Van Damme’s legacy as being one of the most well known martial arts actors but people seem to forget that he starred in dozens of films in his day.  Some of my personal favorites were Double Impact, Death Warrant, Lionheart.  Even later on I though The Quest was pretty decent. However, if there’s one thing you can’t deny about Jean Claude

Incredible 90s Photos of Action Star Jean Claude Van Damme »

- Nat Berman

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Liam Neeson to Plow Snow and Cocaine Gangsters In 'Hard Powder'

31 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

There was a time when you could count on action movies to have cheeky, playfully-on-the-nose titles. Jean-Claude Van Damme, in particular, was the king in this arena, with classics - yes, classics! - like Sudden Death (terrorists take over a hockey rink during the Stanley Cup finals), Double Impact (where Jcvd plays his own twin brother), and Timecop (about a time traveling police officer). But these days action movies have forgotten how to have fun with their titles. Everything is either a character's name (John Wick, Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne) or a generic noun (The Accountant, Criminal, The Gunman). But one actor is still keeping their self-aware action movie title game strong. We are of course talking about Liam Neeson. Sure, Taken 1-3 may be generic, but...

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A History Of Violence: The Fugitive scored action cinema some acclaim—and a Best Picture nomination

26 January 2017 10:00 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

With A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to whatever Vin Diesel’s doing this very minute.

The Fugitive (1993)

Something funny happened to action movies in the ’90s. They became, after a fashion, respectable. The action blockbusters of the ’80s had made a ton of money, but they always looked and moved like B-movies, even when they had extravagant budgets. Brutality and crassness were big parts of their appeal. But in the ’90s, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, the twin giants of the ’80s action movie, gradually fell off. And the people who were supposed to be their successors, martial artists like Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal, never quite made it to the A-list.

Instead, the biggest action movies of the era were slick, accessible entertainments whose stars didn’t ...

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- Tom Breihan

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Alain Moussi On ‘Kickboxer: Vengeance,’ Jean-Claude Van Damme, Hugh Jackman [Video Exclusive]

17 January 2017 9:35 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Pro stuntman Alain Moussi is filling the very big shoes of Jean-Claude Van Damme in Kickboxer: Vengeance. Directed by John Stockwell, it is a reboot of the original series, and was released in September of 2016. The film follows the lives of brothers Eric and Kurt Sloane, descendants of a well-known family of martial artists. When Eric […]

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The post Alain Moussi On ‘Kickboxer: Vengeance,’ Jean-Claude Van Damme, Hugh Jackman [Video Exclusive] appeared first on uInterview. »

- Kate Chia

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Rushes. Golden Globes, "Twin Peaks," World Poll, New "Death Race"

12 January 2017 6:13 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries.NEWSLast weekend the generally derided yet fiercely observed Golden Globes winners were announced 2016, which included La La Land (Best Director, Screenplay, Song, Score and Actor, Actress and picture for a musical/comedy), Moonlight (Best Drama), and Elle (Best Foreign Language film, Best Actress for a drama).Okay, it's not strictly cinema news, but 18 episodes of new moving pictures directed by David Lynch counts as news to us! Showtime has revealed the number of episodes of the upcoming season of Twin Peaks, all directed by Lynch, and that the two-hour premiere of the show will be on May 21, immediately followed by the digital release of the third and forth episodes. Those film professionals who will be in Cannes at the time better plan on skipping their Monday morning screenings!Great news for those, like us, still enamored by celluloid: Kodak has »

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Movie Mogul Ted Field Set to Stand Trial for Fraud

11 January 2017 7:20 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Frederick "Ted" Field was once listed by Forbes as one of the 400 richest people on the planet, but according to a civil lawsuit, his fortune has dissipated and he's become a "deadbeat movie producer" who has run a "Ponzi-like scheme." On Wednesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge permitted the plaintiff to add a fraud claim that's partly premised on the way Field allegedly misrepresented himself when soliciting a loan for a remake of Kickboxer, the 1989 film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. A trial, originally scheduled for Jan. 23, has also been pushed back to April 10.

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UK sales outfit Amp International launches with Salt team

11 January 2017 2:11 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Alliance Media Partners teams with Salt executives to launch new company; Matt Bomer thriller on slate.

Production and finance company Alliance Media Partners (Amp) is joining with former Salt sales boss James Norrie to launch London-based sales outfit Amp International, which will take on the Salt slate and some of its staff.

Norrie (below), previously of Icon and Capitol Films, will spearhead sales at Amp International. Joining from Salt will be Nina Kolokouri and Timo Suomi, sales and acquisitions executive.

The current Salt slate includes Walking Out - launching at Sundance in the Us Dramatic Competition later this month - produced by Brunson Green, Laura Ivey and starring Matt Bomer and Bill Pullman; and Malicious, a supernatural horror thriller starring Delroy Lindo, Josh Stewart[/link], Bojana Novakovic, Melissa Bolona and Yvette Yates, directed by Michael Winnick, and produced/financed by Lost Hills Films.

The new Amp group (Alliance Media Partners and Amp International) will work across film sales »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Jean-Claude Van Damme may be back for The Expendables 4

8 January 2017 10:15 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jan 9, 2017

It's a long shot, but a new report hints that Jean-Claude Van Damme might be back for The Expendables action...

There’s a spoiler for The Expendables 2 ahead.

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The fourth and final movie in The Expendables series, cunningly going by the title of The Expendables 4 so far, is expected to see many familiar faces return. It’s a fair bet that alongside Sylvester Stallone will be Dolph Lundgren, The Statham and Arnold Schwarzenegger for a start. But also comes a report that suggests Jean-Claude Van Damme is returning to the series.

This’d be something of a stretch, given that Jcvd, er, didn’t make it to the end of The Expendables 2, »

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Movie News: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren to Reunite in 'Black Water'

5 January 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Black Water: Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren will star in Black Water. The two action stars previously appeared together in Universal SoldierUniversal Soldier: Regeneration (above) and The Expendables 2, among others. The upcoming action thriller revolves around "a deep cover operative (Van Damme) who awakens to find himself imprisoned in a CIA black site on a submarine." [THR]   Game Night: Jason Bateman (Office Christmas Party, above) was touted to star in and produce the ensemble comedy Game Night back in 2013. Now Bateman has formalized his commitment and Rachel McAdams (Spotlight, above) has been recruited to star opposite him. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Vacation) wrote the latest draft of the screenplay...

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Black Water Sees Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren Joining Forces on a Sub

5 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

2017 has barely kicked off and already action fans are being assured 2018 won’t pull any punches. Or at least, that’s what we’re hoping to get once Black Water is released: a high-octane, kick-ass thriller centered around the latest on screen pairing of Dolph Lundgren and the Muscles from Brussels. Last seen together in The Expendables 2 and the rather stylishly choreographed Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (both in 2012), the newest collaboration between Lundgren and Van Damme, scripted by Chad Law,  starts shooting later this month. In Black Water: A CIA operative (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is imprisoned in a secret black site on board a nuclear submarine. With the help of a new ally (Lundgren) he must make his escape and clear his name before...

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Action Thriller Black Water Begins To Take Shape With Jean-Claude Van Damme And Dolph Lundgren

5 January 2017 8:02 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Even if they don’t hold the same clout as, say, Stallone and Schwarzenegger, Van Damme and Lundgren are two names that are often revered in Hollywood’s action scene, and over the years fans have lapped up their on-screen battles in the likes of Universal Soldier and its widely derided sequel, Universal Soldier: Regeneration.

But it appears Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren are ready to let bygones by bygones, for The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the duo has been cast in Black Water, a new action-thriller in which they’ll play on-screen allies for the very first time. No director is attached just yet, but THR reveals that the script by Chad Law revolves around a “deep cover operative (Van Damme) who awakens to find himself imprisoned in a CIA black site on a submarine.” Little is known about Lundgren’s involvement, but we assume his character »

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Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren reunite for Black Water

5 January 2017 6:02 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Action icons Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren are set to reunite for the upcoming action thriller Black Water, THR is reporting.

The new film has been scripted by Chad Law (6 Bullets, Drive Hard) and follows “a deep cover operative (Van Damme) who awakens to find himself imprisoned in a CIA black site on a submarine.”

Black Water will mark the first time that Van-Damme and Lundgren have appeared together as allies, having found themselves as enemies in their previous collaborations Universal Soldier, Universal Soldier: Regeneration, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning and The Expendables 2. »

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Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren to re-team on ‘Black Water’

4 January 2017 11:31 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, the two action stars who first teamed up on Universal Soldier back in the 1990s, are to reunite on screen in a forthcoming action flick named Black Water.

In the film a deep cover operative (Van Damme) awakens to find himself imprisoned in a CIA black site on a submarine. The film will see them stars as onscreen allies for the first time, so reports The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision.

Van Damme is a busy boy as he also has his original Amazon series Jean-Claude Van Johnson, which was picked up for series late last year.

Shooting will start on Black Water, which is set up at Dawn’s Light Media, later this year. Chad LAw wrote the screenplay.

The post Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren to re-team on ‘Black Water’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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Jean-Claude Van Damme & Dolph Lundgren set for Black Water

4 January 2017 3:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Jan 5, 2017

Jcvd and Dolph Lundgren are set to do battle on a submarine in Black Water...

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren will be on the same side for the first time in their action filled careers, with the two almost-iconic action stars will co-star in the upcoming action thriller Black Water. The screenplay was written by Chad Law and the search is on for a director to steer the project.

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In it, Van Damme will play a deep-cover agent in deep waters: he's being held in a prison that the CIA runs on, of all places, a submarine. There's no word on Lundgren’s character, but we assume he'll be able to tread water.

Van Damme and Lundgren have, of course, appeared on screen together before, »

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