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Don "The Dragon" Wilson's Paying Mr. McGetty gets a new poster and a trailer!

Action superstar and kickboxing legend Don "The Dragon" Wilson's latest film Paying Mr. McGetty, a quirky action comedy from Traditionz Entertainment, has premiered a new poster and a trailer! Wilson co-stars as a laconic hitman, while star R. Marcos Taylor (Baby Driver, Luke Cage) appears as a man about to have the most hilarious and perilous day of his life. The film premiered at the Burbank International Film Festival and won awards, and is looking at a release late 2017. Paying Mr. McGetty features a hot soundtrack by Kanye West, Etcetera, and more. Traditionz Entertainment produced the film, their latest picture with Don Wilson. Their previous collaboration was the family favorite The Martial Arts Kid, co-starring Jansen Panettiere and Cynthia Rothrock.  ...

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Exclusive interview with Black Rose star Alexander Nevsky

david j. moore chats with Black Rose star Alexander Nevsky

Western Audiences may not be familiar with bodybuilder-turned action star Alexander Nevsky, but in Russia he’s a bona fide star. Nevsky has been quietly creating his own projects to star in, starting with the surprisingly earnest and stellar film Moscow Heat, which emulated the Walter Hill actioner Red Heat, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Speaking of Schwarzenegger, Nevsky’s build, voice, and demeanor are a striking ringer for Arnold, and Nevsky knows this and plays it to his benefit. Nevsky’s other films include the also quite entertaining genre hybrid mashup Treasure Raiders, which combined the best ingredients of The Fast and the Furious and National Treasure, and he’s back with this year’s serial killer thriller/action film Black Rose, co-starring Kristanna Loken, and a little later in the year with the Expendables-type action flick Showdown in Manila, which
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Vision Films picks up action thriller 'Ultimate Justice'

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Vision Films picks up action thriller 'Ultimate Justice'
Exclusive: Ruediger W. Kuemmerie’s martial arts film stars Mark Dacascos.

Us outfit Vision Films has picked up martial arts action thriller Ultimate Justice for worldwide sales.

Starring Mark Dacascos (Cradle 2 The Grave), Matthias Hues and Mike Moeller, the film follows a team of elite soldiers who are drawn back into battle when one of their families is threatened.

It marks the second feature from German-based production company Silent Partners, whose first film One Million K(I)cks was picked up for the Us by Parade Deck Films and for the UK by Evolutionary Films.

Ultimate Justice was directed by Martin Christopher Bode from a screenplay by Marco Theiss. Ruediger W. Kuemmerie produced with Mike Leeder and Markus R. Vogelbacher of International Film Partners executive produced. Mike Moller served as co-producer and choreographed the fight scenes, Alois Knapps was DoP.

China-based Kuemmerie self-financed the project and returned to his hometown of Goeppingen, Germany, to shoot
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Sgiff: Simon Yam Declines Hollywood Move, Wants Asian Stories Told

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

Paying Mr. McGetty, 2016.

Directed by Michael Baumgarten.

Starring Don “The Dragon” Wilson, R. Marcos Taylor, Anita Clay, Alissa 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)

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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Beautiful Downtown Burbank Hosts a Film Festival That Includes 25 World Premieres

The 7th Burbank International Film Festival, which will run September 9th through 13th, announced its full lineup, including 100 films from 31 countries, 25 world premieres, 22 award categories, and opening and closing night screenings. The festival is open to the public, with tickets available at Here

The five-day festival will honor pioneering actress and United Nations delegate Marsha Hunt with the 2015 Awareness Award for her humanitarian work worldwide.

“Located in the Media Capital of the World, our audience is film-savvy, enthusiastic, and linked to the movie business, giving filmmakers privileged access to top industry professionals. This year, we’re proud to deliver our best festival yet, featuring incredibly diverse and talented filmmakers, exciting red carpet premieres, and the best in independent filmmaking,” said Jeff Rector, Festival Director.

Festival events will occur at numerous venues throughout Burbank, with Opening Night at the AMC 16 in Downtown Burbank, Night of Sci-fi, Fantasy & Horror at the Iatse Local 80 Sound Stage, Closing Night Gala at The Castaway Burbank, and more than 100 films screening at the AMC 6 at Burbank Town Center.

Festival Highlights:

Wednesday, September 9th

Opening Night ’s feature films will include "Hoovey," directed by Sean McNamara ("Soul Surfer") starring Patrick Warburton and Lauren Holly, and "Few Options," directed by George A. Pappy Jr., starring Kenny Johnson, Erin Daniels, and Brad Dourif.

Thursday, September 10th

The Comedy / New Media program will showcase 23 films including "Made for Each Other," directed by Bo Svenson, and "Too Hip for the Room," directed by Oktay Ortabasi and starring Kelly Monteith.

Friday, September 11th

There will be 22 films in the Drama category, including Short Films by Women, and featuring "Shevenge," directed by Amber Benson. The Drama Centerpiece Feature will be "4Got10," directed by Timothy Woodward. Jr., written by Sean Ryan, and starring Dolph Lundgren, Vivica A. Fox, Danny Trejo, and Michael Paré. Headlining the Drama category will be the theatrical world premier of "Twelve Movie," capturing a rare collaboration among 12 award-winning filmmakers shot over 12 months in Los Angeles.

Saturday, September 12th

The festival will dedicate Saturday daytime screenings to Family Friendly Programming, including submissions by L.A. County Student Filmmakers (K through 12), Student Films, Animated Short Films, and Faith-Based films.Featured presentations will include "The Martial Arts Kid" directed by Michael Baumgarten and starring martial arts legend Don Wilson, along with Cynthia Rothrock, Jansen Panettiere, and Kathryn Newton, and the 30th Anniversary Screening of Sci-Fi classic, "Back To The Future," directed by Robert Zemeckis.Saturday will conclude with a Night of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror showcasing 16 films, as well as the festival world premiere of "Sharknado 3," directed by Anthony C. Ferrante.

Sunday, September 13th

The Documentary / Foreign Film category will include 15 films, and will feature the documentary "Brotherhood of the Popcorn" directed by Inda Reid.The Festival Closing Feature will be "Marsha Hunt’s Sweet Adversity," directed by Roger C. Memos. In addition to screening this important documentary, the Burbank International Film Festival is pleased to present Marsha Hunt with the Awareness Award for her humanitarian work worldwide.

For a complete festival lineup including screening times visit www.burbankfilmfest.org
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'The Scorpion King 4' Preview Starring Victor Webster | Exclusive

'The Scorpion King 4' Preview Starring Victor Webster | Exclusive
The great Scorpion King and a disloyal rival race against time to find a treasure that possesses the power to rule the world in The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power, debuting on Digital HD on January 6, 2015 and on DVD and Blu-ray on January 20.&#160 The epic next chapter in the billion-dollar The Mummy franchise, The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power &#160propels the enormously successful series to new heights with a cast of renowned veterans and icons from the mixed martial arts and professional wrestling worlds as well as the intrigue and pulse-pounding action than fans have come to embrace.

We have an exclusive look at The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power featuring star Victor Webster. When the king of Norvania is assassinated, the evil heir to the throne frames Mathayus and sends an entire kingdom of soldiers after him.&#160 Mathayus' (Victor Webster) only allies are a mysterious woman and her unconventional father,
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DVD Review - Circle of Pain (2010)

Circle of Pain, 2010.

Directed by Daniel Zirilli.

Starring Tony Schiena, Dean Cain, Bai Ling, Heath Herring and Kimbo Slice.

Synopsis:

When a friendly sparring session between an Mma champion and his best buddy goes horribly wrong, a ruthless promoter discovers a golden opportunity to set up a lucrative ‘dream clash’ between him and the fearsome new and undefeated title holder.

As something of an expert in action movies of all levels, I took up the challenge to watch and review Circle of Pain. My first impressions looking at the artwork, were that this would involve fighting and pain. True, and true! I was also under the impression that Kimbo Slice would be the star of the film as he takes centre stage on the cover. However by the time the credits were rolling, Kimbo, who for those who don’t know, is a Ufc fighter, had appeared briefly in two scenes.
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