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‘Kung Fu Killer’ attempts to be something more, half succeeds

23 July 2015 4:39 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

Kung Fu Killer (aka Kung Fu Jungle)

Directed by Teddy Chang

China/Hong Kong, 2014

A homicidal martial artist, a kung fu killer if you will, is on the loose challenging the best fighters in their discipline (boxing, kicking, weapons, etc.) to prove he alone is the greatest fighter on the planet. Hahou Mo, played by the phenomenal martial arts actor Donnie Yen (whose Yuen Wu Ping collaboration, Iron Monkey, is among the greatest in kung fu cinema), is serving a prison sentence for losing his control and killing a man, and just so happens to hold the title of the greatest fighter on the planet. Upon learning of the crimes, he offers his expertise to catch the madman before he kills again.

It’s a pretty straight-forward concept, and between the acrobatics and stunt works, director Teddy Chang and star Donnie Yen offer some concerns with martial arts’ place in »

- Jae K. Renfrow

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Lethal Weapon 4's ridiculously fast turnaround time

22 July 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Warner Bros greenlit Lethal Weapon 4 late in the day - giving director Richard Donner just over six months to make the movie...

The closing chapter of the Lethal Weapon movie saga was a film that, tonally, was a long way away from the movie that started the series.

In the original Lethal Weapon back in 1987, the character of Martin Riggs - as played by Mel Gibson - was on the verge of suicide, working uneasily alongside Danny Glover's Roger Murtaugh. By the end of Lethal Weapon 4, as the song Why Can't We Be Friends played out, it was all happy families. With babies. Riggs had a wife and child, any hints of suicide were long gone, and the film feels a lot more like a comedy than an action thriller.

But then Lethal Weapon 4 was a film with very different expectations on it. The original Lethal Weapon was a surprise hit. »

- simonbrew

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The Week in Star Wars – Pre-Comic Con 2015 Edition: Han Solo spin-off movie confirmed, Darth Vader & Boba Fett in Rogue One and more

9 July 2015 4:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this pre-Comic Con edition of The Week in Star Wars, the Han Solo movie has been confirmed, there’s a couple of possible cameos in Rogue One and more…

It had been rumoured for quite some time that one of the Anthology movies for Star Wars would be focused on Han Solo. We’ve heard news stories that Taron Edgerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) had screen tested for the movie and several sites claimed the plan was for a Han Solo vs. Boba Fett flick. But, now we have the official announcement. The film doesn’t have an official title yet, but it will be directed by The Lego Movie‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller with a script by Lawrence Kasdan. “This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with,” said Lord and Miller. “We promise to take risks, »

- Luke Owen

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Lionsgate Developing ‘Expendables’ Mobile Game

8 July 2015 12:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate is partnering with Millennium Films and Hong Kong game maker Fifth Journey to develop a mobile game based on its “Expendables” franchise.

The studio plans to release a game for phones and tablets by the end of 2016, which could coincide with the release of the fourth film in the franchise.

Lionsgate has not yet dated a fourth “Expendables.” It opened the previous three films — which starred Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Bruce Willis and Dolph Lundgren — in 2010, 2012 and 2014, with worldwide box office totaling nearly $800 million.

“We’re delighted to partner with the incredibly talented and successful Avi Lerner of Millennium Films and the innovative Eric Tan of Fifth Journey to expand the universe of ‘The Expendables,'” said Peter Levin, Lionsgate’s president of interactive ventures and games. “Combining a powerful brand, a global fanbase stretching from North America to China and cutting edge technology, ‘The Expendables’ is »

- Dave McNary

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100 Great Kung Fu Movies – Part 4 (39-21)

7 July 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

When it comes to making features like this one, i love the idea of coming up with my own personal “100 Great Kung Fu Movies” of all time. It is tough choosing just 100 because you know there are many more great Kung Fu movies that are not on the list.

I have decided that to make the list, a movie must have a few hand to hand moments during fight scenes in the movies chosen. If for example its mainly sword play with one fight scene hand to hand it won’t make the list. Its old school “style” Kung Fu movies, not modern day settings.

I understand everyone will have their own personal favorites and some may not agree with my list and that’s fine because it’s nice to have different opinions on this genre which keeps it fresh and alive when having good debates.

Anyway, thank you »

- kingofkungfu

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May The Force Be With Yen: Donnie Yen To Film Star Wars Episode 8?

7 July 2015 2:38 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

It’s been a while since Donnie Yen appeared in Hollywood movies, starring alongside Jackie Chan in Shanghai Knights and Wesley Snipes in Blade 2. But now, Hollywood has reportedly come calling and if this is true, Donnie will once again show the world his excellent martial arts abilities in Star Wars Episode 8.

But there were other rumours that the movie could actually be Star Wars: Rogue One as the director Gareth Edwards has been looking at Chinese Actors for a certain role. So which movie will be feature in? Maybe he will appear in both, but one thing for sure is a lot of fans around the world will be excited by this news.

It’s been mentioned that Donnie Yen beat a few of his fellow actors to the role including Jet Li and Daniel Wu. according to Twitch, Donnie will fly into London this August to start »

- kingofkungfu

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'Star Wars 8' Wants Hong Kong Action Star Donnie Yen?

6 July 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Late last week, it was heavily rumored that Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One has already begun production at London's Pinewood Studios, with star Felicity Jones having shot one major scene. And we're expected to hear some big announcements at this year's Comic Con, where Star Wars: The Force Awakens will have a big presence this Friday. But today, we have an unconfirmed rumor that Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is in pre-production with director Rian Johnson, is already starting to cast new actors. And apparently the production wants Hong Kong action legend Donnie Yen, known best in the states for his Ip Man franchise, for an important yet undisclosed role.

The news comes from Apple Daily, a Hong Kong tabloid not exactly known for its blockbuster movie scoops. They claim that Donnie Yen has already signed on, insuring that Star Wars: Episode VIII has international box office appeal. Spoiler Alert! »

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Action Star Donnie Yen Joining Star Wars Episode VIII?

6 July 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Take this one with a hearty grain of salt until more official confirmation comes our way, but Hong Kong tabloid Apple Daily is reporting that martial artist and action star Donnie Yen has scored a role in Lucasfilm and Disney’s Star Wars Episode VIII, which will be the third of the relaunched Star Wars films to hit theaters.

Rian Johnson (Looper) is directing the film, which will reportedly be shooting in London next month. Yen, best known for the Ip Man trilogy, will supposedly take on the role of a Jedi and have at least one scene with Harrison Ford’s Han Solo. Currently, only Oscar Isaac, playing Poe Dameron, is confirmed for Johnson’s pic.

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According to the report, studio execs were looking at Yen and Jet Li for the role, but Li’s asking price was far higher. Stephen Chow, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Donnie Yen reportedly joins Star Wars: Episode VIII

6 July 2015 2:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s certainly an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan, what with Lucasfilm gearing up for a marketing blitz on Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead of its December release, as well as kicking off production on Gareth EdwardsStar Wars Anthology: Rogue One.

Now it seems we may have our first piece of casting news on the next project on Lucasfilm’s slate, Star Wars: Episode VIII, with Hong Kong tabloid Apple Daily claiming that martial arts star Donnie Yen (Ip Man) has signed on for a role in the Rian Johnson-directed film, having won the part ahead of competition from Chinese actors such as Wang Lee Hom, Stephen Chow, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Daniel Wu, Jet Li and Chang Chen.

The tabloid claims that Yen will be filming scenes in London next month for the May 2017 release, which does cast doubts on the reliability of the report, »

- Gary Collinson

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100 Great Kung Fu Movies – Part 3 (59-40)

27 June 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

When it comes to making features like this one, i love the idea of coming up with my own personal “100 Great Kung Fu Movies” of all time. It is tough choosing just 100 because you know there are many more great Kung Fu movies that are not on the list.

I have decided that to make the list, a movie must have a few hand to hand moments during fight scenes in the movies chosen. If for example its mainly sword play with one fight scene hand to hand it won’t make the list. Its old school “style” Kung Fu movies, not modern day settings.

I understand everyone will have their own personal favorites and some may not agree with my list and that’s fine because it’s nice to have different opinions on this genre which keeps it fresh and alive when having good debates.

Anyway, thank you »

- kingofkungfu

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100 Great Kung Fu Movies – Part 1/5 (100-80)

25 June 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

When it comes to making features like this one, i love the idea of coming up with my own personal “100 Great Kung Fu Movies” of all time. It is tough choosing just 100 because you know there are many more great Kung Fu movies that are not on the list.

I have decided that to make the list, a movie must have a few hand to hand fight scenes in the movies chosen. If for example its mainly sword play with one fight scene hand to hand it won’t make the list. Its old school “style” Kung Fu movies, not modern day settings.

I understand everyone will have their own personal favorites and some may not agree with my list and that’s fine because it’s nice to have different opinions on this genre which keeps it fresh and alive when having good debates.

Anyway, thank you for taking »

- kingofkungfu

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Movie Review – Skin Trade (2014)

28 May 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Skin Trade, 2014.

Directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham.

Starring Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, Peter Weller, Michael Jai White and Celina Jade.

Synopsis:

After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests, NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.

This long gestating passion project for Dolph Lundgren has finally come to fruition. Originally conceived around 7 years ago when Lundgren read a news story about human trafficking, he’s had a long road waiting for the right circumstances to get the film made. Initially the plot was to take place between New York and Eastern Europe, and at one point even Steven Seagal was tentatively rumoured as a co-star. However after working in Thailand on a film with Tony Jaa (the yet unreleased, A Man Will Rise) Lundgren decided his co-star »

- Gary Collinson

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Kung Fu Killer – The Review

27 May 2015 6:28 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A martial arts instructor (Donny Yen) convicted of killing someone in a duel is released from prison by a tough as nails woman Police Lt. (Charlie Yeung) in order to help catch a serial killer, who is targeting master martial arts fighters.

A very simple setup leads to a multi themed action movie that is both old school kung fu and a post modern Valentine to the kind of action films that used to dominate Hong Kong film studios like Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest.

Kung Fu Killer is a fight filled action movie, and as you would expect the fight scenes are excellent, Donny Yen is probably the best martial arts actor in Hong Kong right now. It is also a police procedural with the Hong Kong police doing all the forensics and lead tracking and high tech surveillance we are now used to from Hollywood, European and Asian crime films. »

- Sam Moffitt

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Swordfights

27 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

Sword fights, like one-on-one fights, target the emotion and power of each individual fighter, but are amplified by the extension of their weapon. Whereas one-on-one fights test the might and bronze of our competitors, sword fights add an extra element of intelligence and skill. A fighter can scrape by through luck in a brawl of fists, but a sword (and knife) fight exposes the true strengths and weaknesses of its opponents.

 

10. Rob Roy (1995) – No quarter asked, no quarter given

Roger Ebert called the final duel between Rob Roy (Liam Neeson, in a »

- Shane Ramirez

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Unofficial Prequels: Films That May Have Been Prequels but You Didn’t Know It

24 May 2015 6:10 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Do some films get made as secret sequels to unconnected earlier films, turning those older films into prequels? It may just be random coincidence, but some movies seems to work perfectly as continuations of earlier, unrelated films. The earlier films may not be official prequels, and they weren’t made by the same people—or even the same studio—but there are hints, if you look for them, which indicate that later filmmakers possibly looked at earlier projects and secretly wrote their newer films as informal sequels to those prior hits. Or maybe this is all just unplanned happenstance. Look at our list and see what you think.

 

Fight Club is a prequel to the Dark Knight: The theory is that the unnamed narrator (Edward Norton) of Fight Club goes on to become the Joker (Heath Ledger) in the Dark Knight. The evidence for this…The narrator of Fight Club »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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100 Essential Action Scenes: One vs. Many Fights

21 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

You know an action hero is the baddest of badasses when he or she walks in and the room goes silent. The drug lord’s bodyguards, the mastermind’s henchmen, or even the foolhardy pack of drunkards outside a roadside bar stand at attention, ready for a challenge. It’s just one person. This shouldn’t be too hard. Seconds later, they’re on the ground nursing bruises, or worse, stumps where their arms and legs used to be. The One vs. Many Fight is the chance for the hero to prove »

- Shane Ramirez

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100 Essential Action Scenes: One on One Fights

19 May 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

A good fight scene is built into the fabric of an action film such that you can sense it coming like a storm on the horizon. It’s in the details of the opponents: the cracking of knuckles, the puffing of chests, the staredowns that say, “It’s about to go down.” A good fight scene makes you want to cover your eyes yet is impossible to look away from. You get tingly waiting for the violence to erupt, and if it’s done its job, you come away dizzy, invigorated, or even nauseated. »

- Shane Ramirez

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Have kung fu films lost their punch?

28 April 2015 12:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Since its heyday, kung fu seems to be giving way to other action genres, but could it be making a comeback?

There was a time when everyone was indeed kung fu fighting. Films belonging to the genre, made popular in the 1970s by the late Bruce Lee, helped to boost Hong Kong cinema, not to mention the careers of various Chinese actors such as Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Jet Li. However, in recent years, it seems that the kung fu film is losing the raw bad-assery that fans have grown up watching. As martial arts films are now evolving to feature more computer animation and culture rather than pure, unadulterated violence, has kung fu lost its touch?

The first kung fu film dates back to the late 1930s, when folk heroes and famed martial artists Fong Sai-Yuk and Wong Fei-Hung were immortalised for the first time (they would »

- simonbrew

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5 Awesome End Fight Scenes – Part 4

13 April 2015 3:01 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

What we lack more and more these days are epic fight scenes in the final part of kung Fu/Martial Art movies. We have seen less and less one on one fight scenes in the final battle over the past 15-20 years, which is a shame but we have seen recently a few flicks bringing that winning formula back.

I want to name a few of my favorite end fight scenes and please feel free to comment below, your favorite fight scenes and maybe they will be added to the future features. I only add fight scenes which i can find the clips for on youtube, so some classics might not be added to the lists.

1.Drunken Master 2 (1994)

Cast:Jackie Chan, Lau Kar Leung, Ti Lung, Anita Mui, Ken Lo, Andy Lau, Mark Houghton

Fight Choreographer: Lau Kar Leung, Jackie Chan

2.Ong Bak 2 (2008)

Cast:Tony Jaa, Nirut Sirichanya, Sorapong Chatree, »

- kingofkungfu

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5 Awesome End Fight Scenes – Part 2

9 April 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

What we lack more and more these days are epic fight scenes in the final part of kung Fu/Martial Art movies. We have seen less and less one on one fight scenes in the final battle over the past 15-20 years, which is a shame but we have seen recently a few flicks bringing that winning formula back.

I want to name a few of my favorite end fight scenes and please feel free to comment below, your favorite fight scenes and maybe they will be added to the future features.

 

Hitman In The Hand Of Buddha

1.Hitman In The Hand Of Buddha (1981)

Cast:Hwang Jang Lee, Eddie Ko, Tino Wong Cheung, Meng Hoi, Fan Mei Sheng, Corey Yuen

Fight Choreographer:Meng Hoi, Corey Yuen, Chin Yuet Sang

 

Fist Of legend

2.Fist of Legend (1994)

Cast:Jet Li, Chin Siu Ho, Billy Chow, Yasuaki Kurata, Shinobu Nakayama

Fight Choreographer: Yuen Woo Ping

 

Kickboxer

3.Kickboxer (1993)

Cast:Yuen Biao, »

- kingofkungfu

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