5 items from 2011
Reboots, remakes, recycled plots are nothing new these days. Just like history is cyclical, so are movies. Directors, writers and actors are influenced by others that have come before them. Hollywood has many innovators, but it is often replicated and nothing is 100% original. The series Everything is a Remix, produced by Kirby Ferguson strives to prove that point. The videos he creates take fans inside their favorite films to get a close look at what movies borrow from movies before them.
Here are the respective films that influenced The Matrix and their timestamps:
0:27 – Fist of Legend (1994)
0:44 – Fist of Legend (1994)
0:53 – Drunken Master (1978)
1:02 – Fist of Legend (1994)
"Everyone steals from everyone, that's movies." The guys in Swingers knew it and we all know it too. Everyone who has ever made a movie has been influenced by someone before them; even the people who invented the art form had influences from outside film. Of course many people innovate, only to to have their techniques ripped off later, but it's almost impossible to find something that is 100% original in every aspect. That's more or less the thesis of the video series Everything is a Remix, produced by Kirby Ferguson. He produces videos (some of which we've highlighted on the site ) that visually show how some of our favorite movies borrow from movies before them. Ferguson is still working on the fourth installment of the series, but in the meantime he has released a video dedicated to the 1999 hit film The Matrix by The Wachowski Brothers. Part of the reason »
- Germain Lussier
You've got to watch this new trailer for director Yuen Woo Ping's martial arts film True Legend because it's pretty freakin' mind-blowingly badass! Why does this movie look so awesome? Because it comes from Woo Ping, the man who did the kung fu choreography for The Matrix films, Kill Bill 1 and 2, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Fearless. He was also the director of several classic martial arts films including Snake in Eagle's Shadow, Twin Warriors and Iron Monkey. Just watch the trailer already!
Yuen Woo Ping (The Matrix trilogy, Kill Bill Volumes I and II, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero) brings you True Legend, a heart pounding epic about the timeless battle between good and evil. Su Can's (Vincent Zhao) respectable life is obliterated when his vengeful brother, Yuan (Andy On), returns from war armed with the deadly Five Venom Fists. Weakened but not destroyed, Su Can »
Hey gang! Check out this awesome new 1970's style throwback poster to Yuen Woo Ping's upcoming martial arts film True Legend. For those of you who don't know Woo Ping was the kung fu choreographer of death on The Matrix films, Kill Bill 1 and 2, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Fearless. He was also the director of several classic martial arts films including Snake in Eagle's Shadow, Twin Warriors and Iron Monkey.
The movie was shown at Fantastic Fest last year, and I heard that it was pretty freakin' awesome, so this seems like a movie we can look forward to watching, especially if your a martial arts film fan.
Here's the plot of the movie:
Any martial arts / kung fu fans out there? You've got to check this out! AICN has debuted a classic poster for True Legend, the newest martial arts epic from Yuen Woo-Ping, kung fu choreographer on The Matrix films, Kill Bill 1 and 2, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Fearless, and director of numerous martial arts classics including Snake in Eagle's Shadow, Twin Warriors and Iron Monkey. I saw the movie at Fantastic Fest last year and loved it (here's my write-up about it), it's an awesome kung fu flick that has some amazing fight scenes, as Woo-Ping really is the master. The poster really makes me want to see it again. Check it out! You can check out a full-size version of the True Legend poster originally on Ain't It Cool News if you wish. Su Qi-Er (Man Cheuk Chiu) is a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses »
- Alex Billington
5 items from 2011
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