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Space Jam Star Michael Jordan Is Voted Favorite Athlete in a Movie

11 November 2016 1:03 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

LeBron James has often been compared to Michael Jordan, but it is Michael Jordon who just came out on top In what might be the most important category of all time. According to the movie going public, Michael Jordan's performance in the 1996 classic Space Jam is considered to be the best ever big-screen appearance by a sports star in a movie. LeBron James also made the list for Trainwreck, but he placed fourth. Maybe that will change after he stars in Space Jam 2?

The list was determined by a recent poll conducted by Fandango with more than 1,000 people voting for who they thought should come out on top. There is a lot of love from 90s kids for Space Jam, so it isn't that surprising that Michael Jordan won this race. LeBron James landed in the number four spot for his work in the Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck. »

- MovieWeb

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Paramount developing Rob Liefeld comic book Avengelyne for the big screen

3 November 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you’ve been itching to see more Rob Liefeld creations heading to the big screen after this year’s Deadpool, you may be in luck as Deadline is reporting that Paramount has snapped up the rights to the Avengelyne comic book series, with Akiva Goldsman attached to produce what is being touted as “John Wick with a fallen angel”.

Created by Liefeld and Cathy Christian, Avengelyne first launched in 1995 and follows the title character, a fallen angel banished from Heaven after being tricked into questioning God’s love for humans. She now battles the forces of evil on Earth, where she is set to lead Heaven’s Warhost in the coming Armageddon.

This isn’t the first time there’s been talk of an Avengelyne movie, with Liefeld announcing at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con that he was writing a live-action movie with Gina Carano (who later starred in Deadpool) as the lead. »

- Gary Collinson

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Kickboxer: Vengeance review

2 October 2016 2:22 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Duncan Bowles Published Date  Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 05:17

How much you’re likely to enjoy Kickboxer: Vengeance will be dependent on two main factors - how heavily you were invested in, or even loved, the glorious heyday of westernised martial arts action movies released in the 80s and how much you still love them. Since the new Kickboxer has already seen its release Stateside there’s a swarm of reviews that seem content to rubbish it, as is often the trend with action cinema, based on the notion that the original Kickboxer, and all movies of its kind, are disposable and worthless.

If, however, you happened to be a teenager when Jean Claude Van Damme’s star was on the rise, maybe taking up a martial art to emulate your hero, perhaps even drawing pictures of him on your text books at school, then his films were anything but throwaway. »

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Movie Review – Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)

29 September 2016 2:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kickboxer: Vengeance, 2016.

Directed by John Stockwell.

Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dave Bautista, Alain Moussi, Sara Malakul Lane, T.J. Storm, Gina Carano, George St-Pierre, Matthew Ziff and Sam Medina.

Synopsis:

A martial arts fighter seeks revenge after his brother is killed in the ring.

It’s been a long time coming and now it is finally here, as Jean-Claude Van Damme (Kickboxer/Bloodsport) returns to the franchise that initially made him a star back in the late 1980s. However, this time Jcvd is playing the master instead of the pupil as Kickboxer: Vengeance is a straight-up remake of the 1989 VHS hit, with newcomer Alain Moussi in Van Damme’s original role of Kurt Sloane, a man who witnesses his kickboxing brother Eric (the late Darren Shehlavi) getting killed in the ring by the fearsome underground fighting champion Tong Po (Spectre’s Dave Bautista). Fuelled by revenge, Kurt is forced into hiding »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’ review: “Cheap, dull, and lacking in dungaree vests”

29 September 2016 12:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Kickboxer Vengeance review: Jean Claude Van Damme returns to one of his classics with Alain Moussi taking the lead.

Kickboxer Vengeance review by Andrew Gaudion.

1989’s Kickboxer was the film that helped establish Jean-Claude Van Damme’s star persona. That and Bloodsport demonstrated Van Damme’s athletic charisma if not much else. Built very much like an ultra-violent Rocky set in Thailand, Kickboxer has enjoyed something of a cult following in the 27 years since its release. It is easy to see why, it has that wonderfully tone-deaf balance between violent action and ridiculous cheese that only the 80’s could muster (I am sure we all fondly remember a certain dance number). As has been the case with many 80’s sport action movies, a franchise was quickly formed around it, but without Van Damme.

Now, in 2016, Van Damme has been lured back to the franchise he helped create (probably fancied another holiday in Thailand, »

- Andrew Gaudion

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Ronda Rousey Opens Up About Her Introduction to Mma Fighting in New Documentary

28 September 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mma legend Ronda Rousey is opening up about her inherited interest in fighting - and how her start in Judo eventually led to her international fame and success as a Ufc fighter. In The Hurt Business, a Mma documentary out Thursday featuring fighters Jon "Bones" Jones and Rashad "Suga" Evans, Rousey explains that her mother was responsible for her initial enthusiasm for martial arts. In a first look at Rousey's interview in the film - released exclusively to People - the athlete says she was drawn to Mma fighting after watching Gina Carano take on Julie Kedzie in 2007, but initially »

- Rose Minutaglio, @RoseMinutaglio

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Watch an exclusive clip from ‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’

26 September 2016 4:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

In cinemas and on demand from this Friday is the long-awaited remake of Kickboxer, Kickboxer: Vengeance. Jean Claude Van Damme stars in the film alongside an all-star cast that also includes Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre), Gina Carano (Deadpool, Heist, Fast & Furious 6), Georges St-Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Alain Moussi (Warcraft, X-Men: Apocalypse). We have an exclusive clip from the film to share with you, which you can check out in our player below.

After witnessing his brother being killed in the ring in a brutal bout in Thailand, young kickboxer Kurt decides to train under the tutelage of his brother’s legendary, no-nonsense coach Durand, in order to take-on Tong Po, the man responsible for his brother’s death.

Durand doesn’t feel Kurt has what it takes to defeat the awesome strength of Tong Po. But Durand doesn’t reckon on Kurt’s »

- Paul Heath

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Watch an exclusive clip from Kickboxer: Vengeance featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Alain Moussi

26 September 2016 1:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kickboxer: Vengeance opens in the UK this Friday (September 30th), and thanks to Kaleidoscope Entertainment, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the movie featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Alain Moussi; check it out here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Kickboxer: Vengeance here

After his brother is killed in the ring in a brutal bout in Thailand, young kickboxer Kurt travels to the country from Los Angeles to train under the tutelage of his brother’s legendary, no-nonsense coach Durand, in order to take-on Tong Po, the man responsible for his brother’s death.

Durand doesn’t feel Kurt has what it takes to defeat the awesome strength of Tong Po. But Durand doesn’t reckon on Kurt’s powerful and unquenchable thirst for vengeance.

Kickboxer: Vengeance is set for release on September 30th on Pvod and in Cinemas, with John Stockwell (Blue Crush) directing a cast that includes Jean-Claude Van Damme, »

- Gary Collinson

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Movie Review – Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)

19 September 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kickboxer: Vengeance, 2016.

Directed by John Stockwell.

Starring Jean Claude Van-Damme, Alain MoussiDave BautistaGina Carano, Georges St-Pierre, Sara Malakul Lane, Darren Shahlavi and Matthew Ziff.

Synopsis:

When his brother is killed during a Muay Thai tournament, a martial artist heads to Thailand to seek revenge.

Jean-Claude Van Damme made a name for himself in the late 80’s with his star-making role in Bloodsport. The cult classic fight fest launched The Muscles from Brussels as one of the most popular action stars, particularly during his peak in the late 80’s and 90’s where he followed on the coat tails of Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. What followed Bloodsport was a slew of films following a similar path. Van Damme himself did Kickboxer, and then Lionheart (also known as Awol). Essentially the same film again. Likewise Bloodsport and Kickboxer both spawned numerous sequels and innumerable cheap knock-offs, perhaps most notably Roger Corman’s Bloodfist series. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for September 2016

1 September 2016 4:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just like that, it’s fall already. The first round of films fresh out of Tiff and Venice and Telluride are making their ways to theaters and living rooms nationwide. And now, we enter the last third of the year, with plenty of titles to be excited about. Below, you’ll see every planned theatrical release for the month of September, separated out into films with wide runs and limited ones. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)

Each week, we’ll give you an update with more specific information on where these films are playing. In the meantime, be sure to check our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. Happy watching!

Week of September 2 Wide

Morgan

Director: Luke Scott

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Boyd Holbrook, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kate Mara, Michelle YeohPaul Giamatti, Rose Leslie, Toby Jones

Synopsis: A corporate troubleshooter is sent to a remote, »

- Steve Greene

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Film Review: Kickboxer: Vengeance

29 August 2016 9:10 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

If the superheroes can have remakes and reboots, why can’t the martial artists? Jean-Claude Van Damme, starring in the reinvention of one of the franchises that put him on the map in the 1980s, is here to tell you that they can. 

In Kickboxer: Vengeance, he’s now aged into the role of the sage mentor who helps the hero, Kurt Sloane (Alain Moussi), in his quest for revenge against cruel martial arts champion Tong Po. The villain is played with demonic gusto by real life wrestler, as well as actor, Dave Bautista. If the movie’s battle scenes are infused with a scene of realism to go along the mostly uneven narrative it’s because they are—Bautista is a wrestling and fighting expert, and he’s opposed by professional stuntman Moussi. Their action sequences are to martial arts what Pixar is to animation—the closest to the »

- J Don Birnam

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Film Review: ‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’

22 August 2016 5:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After a summer notable for many expensive action-movie disappointments in which even concepts traditionally associated with hands-on stuntwork (i.e. “The Legend of Tarzan”) were overwhelmed by CGI, there’s something refreshing about the admittedly dopey but good-natured, straightforward mano a mano of “Kickboxer: Vengeance.” This de facto remake of the 1989 martial arts favorite, with Jean-Claude Van Damme returning a quarter century later (albeit this time as the hero’s wise elder trainer), improves on the boilerplate original without really changing its essentials.

This revamp (which ignores several interim direct-to-video sequels Van Damme did not participate in) is a bit shorter, a tad more stylish, and utilizes the same clichés a little less ponderously. Brainiacs need not apply to this otherwise unreconstructed testosterone-a-thon, but of its type, “Vengeance” is well-crafted good fun — and good proof that you don’t need more than two hours or $100 million to give ticket buyers »

- Dennis Harvey

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Sdcc: Rob Liefeld’s Comic-Con poster for Deadpool

23 July 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to ComicBook, we’ve got a look at an exclusive Comic-Con poster for 20th Century Fox’s smash-hit Deadpool movie, which has been designed by Rob Liefeld, co-creator of the Merc with a Mouth; check it out here…

See Also: Concept art from Jeff Wadlow’s rejected Deadpool pitch

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

See Also: Follow all of our Deadpool coverage here

Deadpool sees Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth alongside T.J. Miller (Transformers: Age of Extinction) as Weasel, Morena Baccarin (Gotham) as Copycat, Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) as Angel Dust, »

- Gary Collinson

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Kickboxer Vengeance Poster Teams Bautista and Van Damme

22 July 2016 5:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

'Wait a minute! You're telling me there's a movie coming that stars both Dave Bautista and Jean-Claude Van Damme?' Yes, sucka! And that movie is Kickboxer: Vengeance! After releasing an exciting new trailer earlier in the week, Rlj Entertainment has now released a brand new poster, which arrives as a real kick to the face. The movie brings Van Damme back to the franchise that made him an international superstar. But the action is hotter and the stakes are a lot higher this time around.

Cat Run and Blue Crush director John Stockwell is behind this new action epic. Like the original, it follows brothers Eric and Kurt Sloan, descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt has always been in older brother Eric's shadow as he lacks the instincts needed to become a champion. But when Kurt witnesses the merciless murder of his brother at »

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Targets Dave Bautista in Trailer for ‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’

18 July 2016 6:20 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If there’s one man in Hollywood that is still sticking to his guns, it is Jean-Claude Van Damme. His latest feature is John Stockwell‘s Kickboxer: Vengeance where he assumes a Myagi role to a vengeful brother’s quest to take down Dave Bautista because Big Dave sort of murdered his brother in a no-holds-barred underground fight.

The men are ripped, the (only discernible) woman is treacherous, the testosterone is almost breaking the man-o-meter, and the punches are constant. Also starring Gina CaranoAlain MoussiLuis Da Silva Jr, see the trailer below ahead of a fall release.

After his brother is brutally killed by the fighter Tong Po (Dave Bautista), Kurt, Etop Udo-Ema Sloane (Alain Moussi) travels to Thailand and trains with the legendary Master Durand (Jean-Claude Van Damme) to avenge his brother’s death.

Kickboxer: Vengeance strikes at theaters on September 2nd.

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- Mike Mazzanti

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The full ‘Kickboxer Vengeance’ trailer has arrived

18 July 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Kickboxer remake trailer lands online. Watch the full promo for Kickboxer: Vengeance below.

The Kickboxer remake trailer arrives ahead of the film’s debut in September.

Kickboxer remake trailer

The Kickboxer remake trailer has arrived online ahead of its debut at this week’s Fantastia Film Festival over in Canada. The film’s full title is Kickboxer: Vengeance, and will arrive in cinemas later this year.

The great news is that Jean Claude Van Damme is present, alongside fellow cast members Alain Moussi, Dave Bautista, Gina Carano, Georges St-Pierre and Cain Velasquez. John Stockwell is directing the film, which is set to arrive in September.

Here’s the plot.

Eric and Kurt Sloane are the descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt has always been in older brother, Eric’s shadow, as he lacks the instincts needed to become a champion. Against Kurt’s concerns, Eric »

- Paul Heath

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Kickboxer remake: the first trailer

17 July 2016 10:53 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jul 18, 2016

Kickboxer: Vengeance arrives in cinemas in September, with Jcvd on board. Here's the first trailer...

Heading to cinemas later this year is the new take on Kickboxer, that’s going by the name of Kickboxer: Vengeance. It appears to be Jean-Claude Van Damme-endorsed too, given that the muscly Brusselly one is appearing in the new film.

Alongside him in the cast? Well, he’s passing the torch to Alain Moussi, with Dave Bautista, Gina Carano, Georges St-Pierre and Cain Velasquez in the cast too. John Stockwell has directed the movie, which lands in cinemas in September.

What’s more, we’ve got the first trailer for the movie too.

And here’s the synopsis too…

Eric and Kurt Sloane are the descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt has always been in older brother, Eric’s shadow, as he lacks the instincts needed to become a champion. »

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New trailer for Kickboxer: Vengeance starring Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dave Bautista

16 July 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release in September, a new trailer has arrived online for Kickboxer: Vengeance, the upcoming remake of the 1989 cult classic, which sees Jean Claude Van-Damme taking on the role of mentor Master Durand to Alain Moussi’s Kurt Sloane, who is out for revenge after his brother is killed during a fight with Tong Po (Dave Bautista). Check it out here…

See Also: Jean-Claude Van Damme returning for Kickboxer: Retaliation

Eric and Kurt Sloane are the descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt has always been in older brother, Eric’s shadow, as he lacks the instincts needed to become a champion. Against Kurt’s concerns, Eric accepts a paid offer and travels to Thailand to challenge the Muay Thai champion Tong Po and fails with dire consequences. Kurt sets out for revenge. He trains with his brother’s mentor, Durand, for a »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: First Full Trailer for 'Kickboxer' Remake 'Kickboxer: Vengeance'

16 July 2016 7:13 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"No rules, no refs, and the chance to be remembered for a lifetime..." Rlj Entertainment has debuted the first official trailer for the new remake of the original 1989 Kickboxer action classic, this one retitled to Kickboxer: Vengeance. Believe it or not, they actually got Jean-Claude Van Damme to come back (as a trainer), and the rest of the cast isn't so bad either. Canadian stuntman Alain Moussi plays the new young kickboxing hot shot, and he goes to battle against Dave Bautista as a guy named Tong Po. The cast also includes Gina Carano, Georges St-Pierre, Cain Velasquez, Fabricio Werdum, Matthew Ziff and Darren Shahlavi, among others. I don't have that many good things to say about this, as it's probably better to just watch the original Kickboxer instead, but maybe some people will be entertained. Have fun. Here's the first official trailer for John Stockwell's Kickboxer: Vengeance, originally »

- Alex Billington

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Full Trailer: "Kickboxer: Vengeance"

15 July 2016 2:31 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Rlj Entertainment has released the full trailer for "Kickboxer Vengeance," the upcoming reboot of the 1989 Jean-Claude Van Damme martial arts movie.

John Stockwell helms the new one in which Alain Moussi plays a man who witnesses the merciless murder of his brother at the hands of Muay Thai champion Tong Po (Dave Bautista). He vows revenge and with the help of his brother's mentor (Jean-Claude Van Damme taking on the mentor role this time out) sets out to avenge his brother/s death.

Gina Carano, George St. Pierre and Sara Malakul Lane also star in the film which Dimitri Logothetis and Nick Celozzi will produce.

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- Garth Franklin

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