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Our favourite martial arts scenes in time for Birth of the Dragon

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Our favourite martial arts scenes in time for Birth of the DragonOur favourite martial arts scenes in time for Birth of the DragonAdriana Floridia8/24/2017 12:08:00 Pm

Martial Arts have a special place in the movies.

For those of us who have never practiced martial arts, they're especially a marvel to experience on the big screen. While primarily being featured in Asian cinema, many American films have adopted the enthralling combat style for their own fight sequences.

The most notable martial artist ever in film has to be Bruce Lee. He nearly single-handedly brought martial arts into pop culture, and with films like Enter the Dragon, Fist of Fury and The Big Boss, he has cemented his status as a legend.

This Friday, Birth of the Dragon hits theatres. The film tells documents Bruce Lee's early days in 1960's San Francisco. In celebration of the films release, we are
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Latest Soundtrack Releases From Dutton Vocalion

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By Darren Allison

Vocalion have the rare ability to continuously satisfy. Not only does the label re-connect us to the past with essential CD reissues, but also through re-recordings of long forgotten and often overlooked classics. Vocalion’s three latest CD releases continue to exemplify these principles, and all with a certain sense of style.

Themes from The Exorcist (1974) and Flashpoint (1975) are two albums from Ray Davies and the Button Down Brass. As albums, they formed part of an essential collective, an audio treasury that would find their way into the hands of young and enthusiastic kids, particularly of those who displayed an early interest and love of both cinema and TV. They were usually the affordable route; a few weeks pocket money would often result in one of these albums making it into the comforting domain of your bedroom. Sat alongside your Geoff Love compilations, they would provide countless hours of repeated enjoyment.
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'Fargo' Season Finale Recap: Trump Cards

'Fargo' Season Finale Recap: Trump Cards
For months now, Fargo has entertained us with bus crashes, air conditioner murders, Hollywood sleazeballs, bridge tournaments, fake sex tapes and interdepartmental police squabbles. All the while, creator Noah Hawley has dropped us into a place where bad dudes manipulate the culture via hacking, trolling and outright lies – nothing like the world you see outside your front door, in other words. But after all its spectacular violence, unapologetic wackiness and barbed satire, this season ultimately ends quietly and elliptically, just the way it began – with a scene where a government
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Pelle the Conqueror

Bille August’s 1987 award winner is yet another full cinema meal, a deeply satisfying drama about working conditions among Scandinavian immigrants back when being poor was a life sentence. Max von Sydow’s performance is stunning, as an aging stock tender forced to begin again as a veritable serf. He and his good son Pelle are surrounded by little dramas dealing with injustices among the workers and servants, as well as between the landholders in the big farmhouse.

Pelle the Conqueror


Film Movement Classics

1987 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 150 min. / Pelle erobreren / Street Date May 30, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow, Erik Paaske, Bjorn Granath, Astrid Villaume, Axel Strobye, Troels Asmussen, Kristina Tornqvist, Karen Wegener, Sofie Grabol, Lars Simonsen, Buster Larsen, John Wittig, Troels Munk, Nis Bank-Mikkelsen.

Cinematography: Jörgen Persson

Film Editor: Janus Billeskov Jansen

Original Music: Stefan Nilsson

Written by Bille August, Per Olov Enquist, Max Lundgren, Bjarne Reuter

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Marvel's Iron Fist episode 13 viewing notes: Dragon Plays With Fire

James Hunt Apr 3, 2017

It's not as if Iron Fist can't be smart, satirical and funny, so why is the finale such a disappointment?

These viewing notes contain spoilers.

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When we last got together at the monthly meeting for the liberal media elite and I was assigned the job of ensuring that Iron Fist was a failure, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do it. Despite the advance reviews, I was sure that the show would be no worse than the other Marvel Netflix shows, and that I would be unable to surrender my integrity and bash it despite the money being dumped on my front lawn by the wheelbarrowful.

But it turned out I need not have worried,
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PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bundles: best deals on Amazon now

Rob Leane Mar 31, 2017

The current console kings are the PS4 and the Xbox One. Here are the best prices...

When I was a kid, the rival consoles of the hour were the Sega MegaDrive and the Nintendo 64. Those days are now behind us (although you can still buy those classic consoles), with the 'which one do you have?' console conflict now firmly being a face-off between Sony and Microsoft. 

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The PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One are their current contenders, and our chums at Amazon have some very reasonable prices for whichever one you fancy. Or hey, why not get both and make your home a
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Legion: 13 questions we have after the season 1 finale

Rob Leane Mar 31, 2017

Legion’s finale was just as barmy as we’ve come to expect. Here are some questions, and our attempts to answer them. Spoilers...

This feature contains spoilers for the Legion finale.

See related Marvel's Iron Fist episode 12 viewing notes: Bar The Big Boss Marvel's Iron Fist episode 11 viewing notes: Lead Horse Back To Stable Marvel's Iron Fist episode 10 viewing notes: Black Tiger Steals Heart Marvel's Iron Fist episode 9 viewing notes: The Mistress Of All Agonies

Legion season one has come to an end, and as you probably could’ve predicted, the finale was a bit of a bamboozling experience. Since season two has already been confirmed, there was no need here for anything to be properly wrapped up.

Instead, in keeping with the show’s mind-bending M.O., we were left with a lot of questions and not many answers when the credits rolled on episode
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The Void review

There's a lot of buzz surrounding 80s throwback horror film The Void, but is it actually worth your time?

The horror scene is currently littered with filmmakers who grew up with classic 80s horror movies. I’m old enough to remember the era (super old) and those films got about as much respect from your more discerning audience as the present horror influx does, i.e. basically none; but it’s still acceptably cool to like old horror movies - they’ve had the time to earn it.

See related Marvel's Iron Fist episode 12 viewing notes: Bar The Big Boss Marvel's Iron Fist episode 11 viewing notes: Lead Horse Back To Stable Marvel's Iron Fist episode 10 viewing notes: Black Tiger Steals Heart Marvel's Iron Fist episode 9 viewing notes: The Mistress Of All Agonies

In 15 or 20 years, there’ll no doubt be a bunch of aging horror fans sitting around in the post-nuclear wasteland,
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‘Fists of Fury’ DVD Review

Presented by Cynthia Rothrock | Written by Leroy Patterson | Directed by Charles Band

Trailer compilations have, in recent year, become big business, they have also become increasingly important in terms of keeping trailers alive. In this time of streaming and digital downloads, where films come sans trailers and extras, there’s no real way – beyond these types of compilations – of seeing interesting trailers for obscure films you may not be aware of.

Titles such as Trailer War, Trailers from Hell, the UK’s very own Grindhouse Trailer Classics, Drive-In Delirium, Attack of the 80s, and 42nd Street Forever have not only kept the trailers alive in a physical format, but also allowed new audiences to discover new (old) films. Keeping up this tradition is Full Moon, who have released a number of trailer compilations already as part of the Grindhouse line – mainly focussing on the sleazier end of genre cinema like
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Fists Of Fury: Cynthia Rothrock Explores Old School Kung Fu, on DVD This Month

If you are under the impression that you need a refresher on bargain bin kung fu cinema then consider taking a look at Fists of Fury, a survey film hosted by one time martial arts legend Cynthia Rothrock. We have included the trailer below. Just in case, you know, you have $15 you do not know what to do with.  Charles Band's label FullMoonDirect is releasing the flick on region free DVD and on January 20th. Known for his cult films like The Puppet Master Band produced and directed Fists of Fury.  Earn your cinematic black-belt with Cynthia Rothrock's Fists Of Fury!   This January, get ready for the ultimate explosion of martial arts mayhem as Full Moon Entertainment unleashes Fists Of Fury!   Presented by...

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7 Films New To Netflix to Watch In December 2016, Including ‘Animal House’ and ‘Waking Life’

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Next month, Netflix has a wide variety of films — modern to classic, animated to live action, Oscar winners to romantic comedies — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch once they’re made available on the streaming service. Enjoy.

Read More: 7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In November 2016, Including ‘Boyhood’ and ‘The Jungle Book

1. “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (available December 1)

John Landis’ 1978 classic college comedy follows the rowdy Delta Tau Chi fraternity’s battle to remain on campus after they provoked the ire of the conniving Dean of the college. Features John Belushi in his most anarchic performance, toga parties, and sing-a-longs to “Louie Louie” and “Shout!”

2. “Waking Life” (available December 1)

Richard Linklater’s 2001 film “Waking Life” examines a bevy of philosophical issues — the nature of dreams, the limitations of consciousness and the meaning of life — in a surreal, rotoscoped dreamscape that demands the viewer’s mind to take flight.
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Horror Highlights: Funko’s Logan Collectibles, Officer Downe, Inktober Artwork, Stern Pinball, El Rey Network Marathon, Polaris Programming

Before Hugh Jackman's Wolverine takes one last "hurrah" on the big screen next year, check out his collection of Funko Pop! figures, Dorbz, and keychains. Also: cover art and details on the new graphic novel edition of Officer Downe, a look at Jeaux Janovsky's Inktober cartoons, details on the Stern Pinball digital arcade, info on El Rey's "Way of the Turkey" marathon, and two clips from Maker Studios' revamped Polaris YouTube Channel.

Images and Release Details for Funko's Logan Collectibles: From Collector Corps via Funko: “He’s the best at what he does, but what he does isn’t very nice!

The adamantium-filled, self-healing superhero Wolverine is getting an all-new Funko treatment!

Collect Wolverine and his retractable claws as Pop!s, Dorbz, and a Pocket Pop! Keychain!

Be sure to look for exclusive figures! Collect the Logan tank top.

Pop! and Dorbz only at Hot Topic, and Weapon X Wolverine Pop!
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Luke Cage Netflix Series: Does It Meet Expectations? (Spoilers)

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Marvel’s latest Netflix series Luke Cage debuted this weekend, to high expectations. So far, the previous Marvel Netflix shows have been outstanding. Does Luke Cage continue the high quality trend? The answer is…mostly yes, but with reservations. Beware of Spoilers!

Marvel’s previous Netflix shows Daredevil (both seasons) and Jessica Jones have far exceeded the quality of the many network superhero TV shows that currently air. Daredevil in particular has raised the bar to new levels. That being the case, fan expectations for Luke Cage were sky high, especially after the positive response Mike Colter got for his debut of the character on Jessica Jones. Does it deliver? Yes…for the most part. It’s no Daredevil but it’s entertaining.

Luke Cage is different from what you might be expecting after seeing the earlier Netflix shows. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, because no one wants
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Off The Shelf – Episode 102 – New Blu-ray Releases for the Week of September 6th, 2016

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the weeks of August 30th, 2016 and September 6th.

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Episode Notes & Links News Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) Star Trek: The original Series – The Roddenberry Vault Blu-ray The Skull Blu-ray Olive Films Announce November Titles The Bruce Lee Premiere Collection Blu-ray: The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, The Way of the Dragon, Game of Death 50% Off Arrow DVDs & Blu-rays | Barnes & Noble Middle-earth Limited Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray + DVD): Various: Movies & TV American Buffalo (1996) Going Out Of Print September 12th!! – Screen Archives Entertainment Links to Amazon


Arrow: Season 4 Barbarosa Chimes at Midnight Destiny The Immortal Story The Jungle Book The Night Manager Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Season 2 Disco Godfather Evils of the Night Eyewitness Hangmen Also Die! People of the Mountains Sid And Nancy
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‘Charlie vs. Goliath’ Profiles the Senatorial Campaign of a True Political Outsider

‘Charlie vs. Goliath’ Profiles the Senatorial Campaign of a True Political Outsider
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress — at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Charlie vs. Goliath

Logline: The fight to get money out of politics stampedes through the Wild West in “Charlie vs. Goliath,” a feature-length documentary about a penniless 75-year-old former Catholic priest who runs an inspiring campaign to win a Us Senate seat in Wyoming.

Elevator Pitch:

Tired of hearing about Drumpf, Clinton and politics as usual? Look no further than the Wild West of Wyoming, where I’m doing a feature documentary about the most inspiring political campaign in the country. Surprised? You should be. Us Senate candidate Charlie Hardy couldn’t be more unconventional. He’s a 75-year old Catholic
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The Current Debate: Getting Serious About "Ghostbusters"

The new Ghostbusters remake has resembled a cultural flashpoint for so long—thanks to a series of stupid protests by Internet-dwelling misogynists—that it felt like a tired topic even before the movie arrived in theaters last week. But if there is a positive side effect of that unwarranted attention, it’s that the critical debate surrounding the film has been somewhat more rousing than a decisively mediocre studio comedy might usually attract. At the New York Times, Manohla Dargis describes the movie’s generally agreed-upon strengths:It’s at once satisfyingly familiar and satisfyingly different, kind of like a new production of “Macbeth” or a Christopher Nolan rethink of Batman. As it turns out, the original “Ghostbusters” is one of those durable pop entertainments that can support the weight of not only a lesser follow-up (the 1989 sequel “Ghostbusters II”), but also a gender redo. That the new movie stars four
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Udine Far East Festival 2016

The biggest European film festival excludsively dealing with Asian cinema will open on Friday the 22nd of April with the South Korean blockbuster “The Tiger” and close with the Hong Kong thriller “The Bodyguard” on Saturday the 30th with the presence of the legendary Sammo Hung. Legendary director Johnnie To and composer Lim Giong will also attend.

The festival will feature 72 films in the official selection (5 world premieres) a retrospective of Japanese science fiction, the restored 4K versions of four Bruce Lee masterpieces and over 100 events organized around the city.

The line up of 2016 includes the followings:

Competition Section

China (10)

Chongqing Hot Pot, Yang Qing, crime-action- hipster noir, China 2016, European Premiere

The Dead End, Cao Baoping, cop-loves-cop thriller, China 2015, European Premiere

Destiny, Zhang Wei, human drama, China 2016, World Premiere

The Left Ear, Alec Su, youth drama, China 2015, European Premiere

Lost in Hong Kong, Xu Zheng, clash of cultures comedy, China 2015, International Festival Premiere

The Master,
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Competition: Win ‘Ip Man 3′ on DVD

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Ip Man 3, which releases on digital download Monday 18th April, and DVD & Blu-ray from Monday 25th April, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment!

Former boxing champion and the “world’s most dangerous man” Mike Tyson is back doing what he does best – fight – battling Hong Kong’s greatest action star, Donnie Yen (upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, Ip Man, Ip Man 2) – his final showdown before taking his incredible martial arts skills to the Star Wars universe in Rogue One. Expect fast, furious and hard-hitting action in this battle between two of the greatest fighters on the planet.

To win a copy of Ip Man 3 on DVD, just answer the following question:

Donnie Yen appeared in the TV remake of what classic Bruce Lee movie?
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Sammo Hung to present 'The Bodyguard' at Italy’s Far East Film festival

Sammo Hung to present 'The Bodyguard' at Italy’s Far East Film festival
The 18th Feff will feature 50 titles in competition, including Lost In Hong Kong, Mojin: The Lost Legend and Ip Man 3, as well as a new Focus Asia market.Scroll down for full programme

The Udine Far East Film Festival (Feff) has revealed the programme for its 18th edition (April 22-30), featuring a myriad of high-profile Asian titles from the past year.

The event will close with the European premiere of director and actor Sammo Hung’s latest feature, The Bodyguard [pictured], with Hung due to be in attendance.

Hung’s appearance marks the second year in a row that the festival has played host to a Hong Kong film icon, after Jackie Chan attended last year’s edition.

The Bodyguard (also known as My Beloved Bodyguard) has grossed close to $50m since its release in China on April 1. The film stars Sammo Hung as a retired bodyguard who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young girl.

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Hkiff to host Bruce Lee, Shakespeare screenings

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Hkiff to host Bruce Lee, Shakespeare screenings
This year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hkiff) will screen the digitally remastered films of Bruce Lee, as well as a special programme to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Shakespeare Live In Film will showcase three very different interpretations of Macbeth with Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood (1957), starring Mifune Toshiro; Roman Polanski’s The Tragedy Of Macbeth (1971), which proved controversial for its violence and nudity; and Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth (2015), starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

Hkiff will also present other films based on Shakespeare’s plays in its CineFan April and May programme.

The festival’s Bruce Lee focus will present four of the films he made before his untimely death – The Big Boss (1971), Fist of Fury (1972), The Way Of The Dragon (1972) and The Game Of Death (1978) – in a new 4K digital format.

This year’s Hkiff, which marks its 40th edition, will run from March 21 to April 4. The opening night takes
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