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Sgiff: Simon Yam Declines Hollywood Move, Wants Asian Stories Told

6 December 2016 3:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Singapore — Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam has turned down multiple offers to move to Hollywood, where he is known for his role in “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.”

Yam, who received the 27th Singapore International Film Festival’s Cinema Legend award on Saturday, revealed this during an In Conversation event at the festival on Sunday.

“I’m not going to Hollywood to make Hollywood movies,” Yam said. “I’m staying in South East Asia. There are so many stories to be told here. Whether it is Singapore or Malaysia or China, people must tell their local stories. Build your foundation, focus on it and the world will come around.”

Yam’s performances in films including “Ptu,” “Election,” “Echoes of the Rainbow” and “Ip Man,” and more recently “Mrs. K” have resonated around the world. “Don’t isolate yourself,” is Yam’s advice to actors. “The film »

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Movie Review – Paying Mr. McGetty (2016)

5 December 2016 2:40 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paying Mr. McGetty, 2016.

 

Directed by Michael Baumgarten.

Starring Don “The Dragon” Wilson, R. Marcos TaylorAnita ClayAlissa Schneider and Wade Williams.

Synopsis:

After a night of drinking and gambling, Tyrell (R. Marcos Taylor) is awakened by an angry call from his girlfriend, Meena (Anita Clay) and finds himself in bed with a strange woman, Cecelia (Alissa Schneider) — a local mob boss’ daughter. Once the local mob boss finds out, he hires Shota (Don Wilson) — a relentless hitman. To make matters worse, the reward on Tyrell’s head has dozens of others looking for him, too. Adding to Tyrell’s troubles, the worst thing of all… Meena, the love of his life, is put in harm’s way. Tyrell must make a stand by taking on the mob, taking on Shota, and finding the money to pay their landlord — Mr. McGetty — before the day ends.

A hearkening back to the »

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Movie Review – The Martial Arts Kid (2015)

13 October 2016 4:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Martial Arts Kid, 2015.

Directed by Michael Baumgarten.

Starring Jansen Panettiere, Don Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock,Kathryn Newton and Matthew Ziff.

Synopsis:

When misguided teen orphan, Robbie Oakes (Jansen Panettiere) gets in trouble with the law one too many times, his grandmother has little choice but to uproot him from Cleveland to Cocoa Beach to live with his estranged Aunt Cindy and Uncle Glen (Cynthia Rothrock and Don “The Dragon” Wilson). Trouble quickly finds Robbie when he makes enemies with town bully, Bo Whitlaw (Matthew Ziff) by talking to his girlfriend, Rina (Kathryn Newton), but upon discovering his aunt and uncle are martial artists, Robbie wastes no time becoming their pupil in the hopes he can finally put a stop to the bullying.

It’d be a low down shame to write off Martial Arts Kid as just some Karate Kid knock off. Even though it sometimes leans on a familiar »

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