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Great Use of a Song in a Movie: “Where the Streets Have No Name” in Fearless

11 May 2017 6:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

No I’m not talking about the Jet Li movie Fearless.  I’m talking about the 1993 film Fearless that stars Jeff Bridges as a man who is coping with his survival of a horrific plane crash.  The film was directed by one of my favorites, Peter Weir and also stars Isabella Rossellini who plays Bridges’ wife.   Rosie Perez is also in the film.  The movie was a very gutsy look at a topic people don’t like to bring up not do they ever want to think about.   If you haven’t seen the movie then I highly suggest it.  I personally think

Great Use of a Song in a Movie: “Where the Streets Have No Name” in Fearless »

- Nat Berman

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‘Lady Bloodfight’ Review

28 April 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Amy Johnston, Muriel Hofmann, Jenny Wu, Kathy Wu, Jet Tranter, Mayling Ng, Sunny Coelst, Rosemary Vandebrouck, Lisa Cheng, Chalinene Bassinah, Lauren Rhoden, Lisa Henderson, Isa Sofa Chan Kwan Nga, Nathalie Ng, Kirt Kishita, Happy Ma | Written by Bey Logan | Directed by Chris Nahon

Question: Are you a fan of Bloodsport, Kickboxer, King of the Kickboxers, or any of the many similar “fighting championship” movies that were released around the time Van Damme’s film hit it big? You are? Then stop reading any firther and go out and buy Lady Bloodfight. Right now. Go on. You can come back here later to read what I think…. Shop’s are shut? Go buy it digitally. Now.

Why? Because Lady Bloodfight is The female equivalent of Bloodsport. It may have taken 28 years but we’ve finally got one. It’s just as badass, just as packed with top-notch martial arts and »

- Phil Wheat

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Giveaway – Win Drunken Master on Dual Format

24 April 2017 2:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We have three copies to give away of the Kung-Fu Classic Drunken Master starring the undisputed Godfather of Martial Arts Action-Comedy Jackie Chan.

Hong Kong action pioneer Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and martial arts superstar Jackie Chan burst onto the scene in 1978 with a one-two punch of kung fu masterpieces, and it was the second of these, Drunken Master, with its Keatonesque slapstick and flawlessly choreographed fight scenes that would leave the biggest impact.

Jackie Chan plays Wong Fei-hung (a legendary Chinese folk hero who has also been portrayed on screen by Jet Li, Gordon Liu and Donnie Yen amongst many others), who is punished for his frequent troublemaking by being forced to study under the martial arts master Su Hua Chi (Yuen Siu-tien), notorious for his drinking as much as he is for leaving his students crippled. Wong proves himself an adept pupil, but »

- Gary Collinson

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Cine-Sunday: ‘Tai Chi Master’ Review

9 April 2017 4:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Siu-hou Chin, Shun Lau, Fennie Yuen | Written by Kwong Kim Yip | Directed by Yuen Woo Ping

Two orphans are raised in the legendary Shaolin Temple, and grow to become the greatest fighters of their generation. As a barbaric regime tightens its grip on the empire, each will choose a different path. One, played by Jet Li, will fight for the freedom of his people; the other, played by Chin Siu-ho (Fist of Legend), will exercise ruthless ambition on his barbaric rise to power. When a fearless female freedom-fighter (Yeoh) is captured and condemned to death, the two men will meet on the battlefield for one last life-or-death confrontation.

Tai Chi Master is the full uncut version of the film Tai ji: Zhang San Feng, and as such it’s a thousand times better than the cut and dubbed version that was previously released on DVD »

- Phil Wheat

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Lady Bloodfight Trailer: An Insane, Blood-Soaked Fight to the Death

5 April 2017 5:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Vertical Entertainment has released the first trailer from their upcoming action-thriller Lady Bloodfight, which is set for a theatrical release on May 5. The studio has also provided us with the first poster that takes us closer into the action, showcasing the characters who square off against each other in a brutal fighting tournament known as The Kumite. While this tournament bears the same name as the tournament portrayed in the 1988 classic Bloodsport, this upcoming action-thriller showcases an all-female tournament.

Lady Bloodfight centers on Jane (Amy Johnston), a beautiful but troubled American girl backpacking her way through Hong Kong. When she successfully fends off three thugs trying to rob her, she draws the attention of Shu (Muriel Hofmann), a Wudang champion, who is impressed by her raw street fighting abilities. Shu recruits Jane and trains her to fight in the vicious, all-female, underground martial arts tournament known as "The Kumite" in »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Won’t Do Expendables 4 Without Sylvester Stallone

5 April 2017 4:11 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The Expendables franchise is one that was made in heaven for fans of overly-masculine action cinema. It was a franchise where you could find your favorite washed-up action hero alongside a dozen other washed-up action heroes (and yes, I understand they aren’t all washed-up). Over the course of its three-film run, we’ve seen the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Ronda Rousey, Mickey Rourke, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Harrison Ford, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Mel Gibson.

It was a great concept, though as fun as the films have been on some level, I’d argue that they haven’t quite lived up to the promise of the premise. While we wouldn’t say the films took themselves seriously, they were a bit darker than I thought they had any business being. I hate throwing this word around, »

- Joseph Medina

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He’s Expendable after all – Sylvester Stallone reportedly leaving the action franchise

3 April 2017 6:41 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

It seems as though Sylvester Stallone has become “expendable” and that the Oscar Winner is departing The Expendables franchise after three films. The actor, who helped start the series in the first place, has apparently left after disagreements with Nu Image/Millenium Films chief Avi Lerner which have reportedly been going on for a year according to Deadline.

Stallone was instrumental in getting the project off the ground in the first instance, writing and directing the film before co-writing parts two and three (Simon West and Patrick Hughes took over directing duties respectively) but it seems he and Lerner had different opinions and is has led to them going their separate ways. Though despite this, Lerner suggests it may not be over just yet, telling Deadline:

“We’ve got disagreements with Sly, but we’ve had them for over a year and a half. Right now, each one has opinion. »

- Scott Davis

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Stallone Exits Expendables 4, What Does This Mean for the Franchise?

31 March 2017 2:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sylvester Stallone is now leaving the Expendables franchise he helped create, backing away from starring in Expendables 4, despite what would reportedly be the biggest payday of his career. Sources claim that the actor would take in a whopping $20 million for starring in Expendables 4, which we had reported in December would be the final sequel in this action-packed franchise. Still, producer Avi Lerner revealed that he doesn't think Sylvester Stallone is leaving quite yet, so there may still be hope for the actor's return.

Deadline reports that Sylvester Stallone and producer Avi Lerner, whose Nu Image/Millennium company has produced and financed all of the Expendables movies, can't find common ground on the script or who will take over as the new director. Another point of contention is the use of Avi Lerner's own VFX house, the Bulgaria-based Nu Boyana, with Sylvester Stallone reportedly worried about the "underwhelming" results of this franchise. »

- MovieWeb

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Cine-Sunday: ‘Shaolin’ Review

12 March 2017 5:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Andy Lau, Nicolas Tse, Jackie Chan, Wu Jing, Fan Bingbing, Yu Hai, Xiong Xinxin | Written by Alan Yuen | Action Director Corey Yuen | Directed by Benny Chan

Review by Baron Fortnightly

China’s last imperial Dynasty has fallen and a ruthless warlord (Andy Lau) amasses a vast fortune through the violent subjugation of his people. Faced with a brutal betrayal, he runs for his life, seeking redemption in the fabled Shaolin Temple. When his enemies discover his location, he must stand with his new brothers and fight his lifes greatest battle…

Shaolin, also known as The New Shaolin Temple, is a 2011 film directed by Benny Chan (New Police Story, Gen X Cops) and an updated version of the 1982 classic and Jet Li’s film debut, The Shaolin Temple. I’ve seen a lot of films recently that whilst watchable have been lacking that certain something that makes them really enjoyable »

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Filmart: Chinese Actors Say Farewell to Hollywood

12 March 2017 1:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

For Chinese actors, crossing over into Hollywood isn't what it used to be.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Hong Kong's A-list talent weren't considered true superstars until they had made their mark in Hollywood. Jackie Chan, Jet Li, John Woo, Stephen Chow and others strove to transport their careers to the larger industry pond of Southern California — and often succeeded. But the growth of the Chinese industry has brought an ironic twist: U.S. studios are more interested in the Middle Kingdom's leading lights than ever before, but today's top Chinese actors aren't necessarily rushing to return the call.

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- Patrick Brzeski

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Filmart: Chinese Actors Say Farewell to Hollywood

12 March 2017 1:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

For Chinese actors, crossing over into Hollywood isn't what it used to be.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Hong Kong's A-list talent weren't considered true superstars until they had made their mark in Hollywood. Jackie Chan, Jet Li, John Woo, Stephen Chow and others strove to transport their careers to the larger industry pond of Southern California — and often succeeded. But the growth of the Chinese industry has brought an ironic twist: U.S. studios are more interested in the Middle Kingdom's leading lights than ever before, but today's top Chinese actors aren't necessarily rushing to return the call.

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- Patrick Brzeski

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Review: Commando 2: The Black Money Trail, Too Much Talking, Not Enough Punching

5 March 2017 2:15 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Vidyut Jamwal is an actor with the skills, looks, and talent to become an international action regular. I hesitate to say he could be a star on the level of someone like Jackie Chan or Jet Li, but he certainly as at least as much charisma as someone like Tony Jaa or Iko Uwais. He's good fashion model good looks, a physique good enough to dampen the loins of the women of the world, and his martial arts and gymnastic skills are solid enough to give someone like Jaa a run for his money with the size of someone like Michael Jai White of Marko Zaror. So why isn't he a star yet? Probably because of films like Commando 2: The Black Money Trail. In...

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‘Headshot’ Review: ‘The Raid’ Star Iko Uwais Stars in Another Brutally Exhausting Bloodbath

2 March 2017 8:06 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Everything you need to know about “Headshot,” an Indonesian bloodbath that stars the same actor from “The Raid” and feels like it was cut together from that film’s deleted footage, can be gleaned from an early fight scene aboard a public bus that’s just been shot to pieces by a gang of vicious criminals.

Our hero, an amnesiac ass-kicker named Ishmael (Iko Uwais), doesn’t remember that he used to be a member of the same syndicate that he’s now trying to kill, hops on board and promptly begins to snap ligaments and gouge eyeballs. Directors Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto make spectacular use of the confined area, and — as with all of the many, many death matches that are stretched across this saga — the sequence continues for so long that you forget how the characters actually got there.

So when Ishmael eventually tackles one of the »

- David Ehrlich

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

26 February 2017 4:01 AM, PST | 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 »

- Guest

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Jet Li’s New Website Brings Martial Arts Videos To International Audiences

23 February 2017 8:52 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Across dozens of Chinese films and a handful of American productions, Jet Li has dazzled viewers with his kung fu skills. Now, the 53-year-old actor has a new outlet. His website, JetLi.com, is home to a plethora of martial arts videos that showcase masters across a variety of disciplines.

As The Hollywood Reporter notes, Li launched his new website in collaboration with a local partner, the Zaomengzhe Development Company. While Li himself is known as an expert practitioner of kung fu, his website will feature training secrets and footage from masters of jiu jitsu, capoeira, and other international martial arts.

So far, a few videos have been launched on the Jet Li website and YouTube channel. The first series distributed through the hub is Hero In All Of Us, which shares the philosophies adopted by top martial artists.

“I really want to help more people, younger people around the world, »

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Jet Li Launches Kung Fu Video Site

23 February 2017 1:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Veteran Chinese actor and kung fu master Jet Li has launched a video website dedicated to martial arts.

Li unveiled the official launch of the site, Jetli.com, on Chinese social media service Weibo on Tuesday, saying his purpose is to share his "passion for bringing the philosophies and lifestyle of kung fu to people all over the world."

"Founding Jetli.com is a continuation of my dream, not something I did from an impulse," he wrote. "Kung fu is not just about the movements of arms and legs, it is also about pursuing your dream with persistence and patience."

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- Patrick Brzeski

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Jet Li Launches Kung Fu Video Site

23 February 2017 1:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Veteran Chinese actor and kung fu master Jet Li has launched a video website dedicated to martial arts.

Li unveiled the official launch of the site, Jetli.com, on Chinese social media service Weibo on Tuesday, saying his purpose is to share his "passion for bringing the philosophies and lifestyle of kung fu to people all over the world."

"Founding Jetli.com is a continuation of my dream, not something I did from an impulse," he wrote. "Kung fu is not just about the movements of arms and legs, it is also about pursuing your dream with persistence and patience."

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- Patrick Brzeski

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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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Jing Tian: The Great Wall’s Commander Lin Mae on Zhang Yimou's Fantasy Epic

16 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

East will meet West in movie theaters this weekend as Legendary and Universal Pictures open The Great Wall nationwide this Friday.

This will be the first major Hollywood movie directed by China’s top director, Zhang Yimou, whose Opening Ceremonies for the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008 helped make him a lot more known to Western audiences.  Of course, fans of world cinema have probably already seen Jet Li’s Hero and some of director Zhang’s previous films, many of which China had put up as their Oscar selections.

The collaboration between China and Hollywood allowed Zhang to cast a lot of Chinese actors including the up and coming Chinese star Jing Tian, who plays Commander Lin Mae, the leader of the Chinese Army’s “Crane Corps,” who are stationed at the Great Wall of China to fight off demons, known as Tao Tei. (The Crane Corps use long cables »

- Edward Douglas

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Eureka announce new blu-ray of ‘Drunken Master’

15 February 2017 9:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Eureka have this week announced that Drunken Master, the original kung-fu classic starring one of my all-tim favourite martial artists & sction movie superstars, Jackie Chan, will be released as part of their Masters of Cinema series in a definitive Dual-format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 24 April 2017.

This new Blu-ray features the definitive transfer of the film from a 4K digital restoration; the original complete Cantonese soundtrack, rarely heard on home video; alternate Cantonese, English and Mandarin audio options; and newly translated English subtitles.

From the press release:

Hong Kong action pioneer Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and martial arts superstar Jackie Chan burst onto the scene in 1978 with a one-two punch of kung fu masterpieces, and it was the second of these, Drunken Master, with its Keatonesque slapstick and flawlessly choreographed fight scenes that would leave the biggest impact.

Jackie Chan plays Wong Fei-hung (a legendary Chinese »

- Phil Wheat

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