13 items from 2017
Stars: Amy Johnston, Dolph Lundgren, Cortney Palm, Rey Goyos, Sean Faris, Shaun Brown, Levy Tran, Folake Olowofoyeku, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez, Jeanette Samano, Briana Marin, Amanda Bell | Written by Anastazja Davis, Miguel A. Ferrer | Directed by Miguel A. Ferrer
Fresh off her starring role in Lady Bloodfight, Amy Johnston returns in yet another Dtv action flick that, this time around, makes excellent use of not only her fight skills (which are as impressive as ever) but also her acting skills…
Here Johnston plays Becca, a former underground fighter who abandons the sport for a life at an animal shelter after a brutal family tragedy invovling her father. However when her sister Kate comes to her and begs her to help repay a massive debt, Becca must re-enter the world of illegal underground fighting and resume her fight career as “Bex the Beast”. Whilst training Kate’s team of fighters – hence the »
- Phil Wheat
TV News Roundup: ‘The Orville’ Becomes Fox’s Biggest Drama Debut in Two Years in Delayed Viewing
Andrew Niccol directed from his own script about a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance, or anonymity. Owen portrays a man who, while investigating a series of unsolved murders, finds a young woman (played by Seyfried) who has disappeared with no identity or history.
- Dave McNary
7 September 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Central Films Media, run by Fernando Sulichin (Snowden), sued Field and Radar Pictures in 2015, and early this year added fraud claims, alleging that it issued a bridge loan for the film after Field was "extremely aggressive" in soliciting the money and that he breached their agreement by failing to repay the loan on time.
In a trial brief filed Thursday, Central Films attorney Mathew »
- Ashley Cullins
By David Kozlowski | 4 August 2017
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Audiences Are Tired Of Spectacle And Hollywood Doesn't Care. »
- David Kozlowski
Ok, let’s all just say it together. Scott Adkins is the saviour of Dtv action movies. Charismatic, skilled and just a downright badass (and likeable) actor, whatever Adkins seemingly touches turns to gold – the Universal Soldier franchise was improved by his addition, as was the Undisputed series: in fact he made that particular fighting franchise Better with each and every sequel. Even the football-themed series Green Street was made watchable by the appearance of Adkins in the third installment, and that coming from someone who, typically, refuses to watch movies based on idiotic football hooligans.
Adkins has single-handedly kept the direct to market action genre alive, »
- Phil Wheat
Competition is stiff for the title of cinema’s most violently harrowing prison drama, and tougher still for the all-time most pummeling boxing movie. Gutsily, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s “A Prayer Before Dawn” comes out fighting for both, landing a number of clear knockouts in the process. At once exhausting and astonishing, this no-holds-barred adaptation of British junkie-turned-pugilist Billy Moore’s Thai prison memoir is a big, bleeding feat of extreme cinema, given elevating human dimension by rising star Joe Cole’s ferociously physical lead performance. For French director Sauvaire, it’s a return to the hungry, technically dazzling form of his unshakeable 2008 child-soldier study “Johnny Mad Dog,” as well as a testament to his suitability for an international range of hard-genre projects.
A24 has already scooped the U.S. rights to “A Prayer Before Dawn,” appropriately premiered at Cannes as a midnight screening — the right slot for a film that »
- Guy Lodge
I think we’re all well aware of the fact that far and away the best scene in the classic martial arts film Kickboxer starring Jean Claude Van Damme is the scene where Van Damme is inebriated and starts dancing with the ladies at a local bar. There’s zero question that’s the highlight of the film. There’s one line I think I can impersonate in that scene. It’s when he’s drunk and says “Good stuff.” But in the entire movie there’s one scene I think I can nail down pretty well. It’s the scene in which Van Damme first finds out
- Nat Berman
In what could only be described as an Oscar-winning caliber song and Oscar worthy acting performance, the movie Bloodsport gets my pick for our latest “Great uses of songs in movies” segment. As we all know, Bloodsport is clearly one of the best martial arts movies of all-time. Between that and Kickboxer, Jean Claude Van Damme solidified himself as “the man” when it came to action movies spearheaded by martial artists in the 80s. While he wasn’t quite at the level of a Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger, you’d be hard pressed to find a more impressive portfolio of action
- Nat Berman
Title: Kickboxer Vengeance Director: John Stockwell Writer: Dimitri Logothetis, Jim McGrath Cast: Dave Bautista, Alain Moussi, Gina Carano, Georges St-Pierre, Sara Malakul Lane, Darren Shahlavi, Jean-Claude Van Damme Eric Sloane (Darren Shahlavi; IP Man II) is an up and coming, champion fighter. Promoter Marcia (Gina Carano; Deadpool) tells Eric about an underground fight in Thailand […]
The post Kickboxer Vengeance Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Legendary Actor and Film-Maker Sammo Hung is back with a bang, teaming up with Kickboxer Actor Dennis Chan to form a new film company “Sammo Hung films“. This is very exciting news with many Projects already being planned such as To Catch a Killer, Back to School, Operation: Ground Zero, Silk Road, I-Ching Warriors, The Detrimental Protectors and the big one The Return of Lucky Stars.
The Return of Lucky Stars will bring together the old “Lucky Stars Gang”, reuniting Sammo Hung with Richard Ng, Eric Tsang and John Sham. I’m a very big fan of the Lucky Star Movies from the hard hitting Wheels On Meals to the Hilarious Winners And Sinners, i am sure The Return of Lucky Stars will be another hit for the gang. I am more confident now, we could get the Three Dragons back together for one last time, Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao. »
I happen to be a huge Jean Claude Van Damme fan. Next to guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, there weren’t any better action stars than these guys from about 1986 to 1999. Bloodsport and Kickboxer alone solidify Van Damme’s legacy as being one of the most well known martial arts actors but people seem to forget that he starred in dozens of films in his day. Some of my personal favorites were Double Impact, Death Warrant, Lionheart. Even later on I though The Quest was pretty decent. However, if there’s one thing you can’t deny about Jean Claude
Incredible 90s Photos of Action Star Jean Claude Van Damme »
- Nat Berman
11 January 2017 7:20 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Frederick "Ted" Field was once listed by Forbes as one of the 400 richest people on the planet, but according to a civil lawsuit, his fortune has dissipated and he's become a "deadbeat movie producer" who has run a "Ponzi-like scheme." On Wednesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge permitted the plaintiff to add a fraud claim that's partly premised on the way Field allegedly misrepresented himself when soliciting a loan for a remake of Kickboxer, the 1989 film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. A trial, originally scheduled for Jan. 23, has also been pushed back to April 10.
Field came to »
- Eriq Gardner
Tony Sokol Jan 5, 2017
Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren will be on the same side for the first time in their action filled careers, with the two almost-iconic action stars will co-star in the upcoming action thriller Black Water. The screenplay was written by Chad Law and the search is on for a director to steer the project.
In it, Van Damme will play a deep-cover agent in deep waters: he's being held in a prison that the CIA runs on, of all places, a submarine. There's no word on Lundgren’s character, but we assume he'll be able to tread water.
Van Damme and Lundgren have, of course, appeared on screen together before, »
13 items from 2017
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