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The Best Movie Fight Scenes — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Movie Fight Scenes — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of the bone-crunching “Atomic Blonde,” what is the greatest movie fight scene?

Read More‘Atomic Blonde’: How They Turned One Amazing Action Scene Into a Seven-Minute Long Take Erin Oliver Whitney (@cinemabite), ScreenCrush

I’ve got a soft spot for wuxia so the “best fight scene” immediately evokes Zhang Yimou in my mind. I could list every fight in “Hero,” sequences so spellbindingly beautiful and graceful you forget you’re watching violence. The bamboo forest battle from “House of Flying Daggers” is another all-timer, a mesmerizing fight that almost entirely takes place in the air. And the bone-crunching, table-smashing
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Jackie Chan's Oddest Fight, Comic Book Artist Jack Kirby, And More -- The Lrm Weekend

  By David Kozlowski   |   7 July 2017

Welcome to Issue #3 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column highlighting cool and unique videos about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your favorite videos to: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!

Last Issue: 6.30.17

Why do we love superheroes, martial arts, fantasy, and sci-fi? The big fight scenes, of course. Every week we'll bring you an epic brawl from the recent or distant past -- we want to hear from you, share your favorite fights with us!

Jackie Chan's The Legend of Drunken Master (1994) Bonus: Jackie Chan Talks About Bringing Film To America

The original Chinese language movie poster from 1978!

What Is It?

Drunken Master II is a 1994 Hong Kong kung fu film directed by Lau Kar-leung and Jackie Chan, who stars as Chinese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung.
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8 Great Foreign Action Films Streaming on Netflix

8 Great Foreign Action Films Streaming on Netflix
Subscription streaming services require digging to discover their full value. For example, while I’ve been prepping for IndieWire’s Best Action Films of the 21st Century (coming later this week), I was pleasantly surprised to find how many quality action films were available on Netflix — including works by a number of non-American auteurs. From martial arts to gangster shoot ’em ups to comedy-action films, here are eight highly original, well crafted, director-driven pieces of entertainment that could serve as a welcome alternative this summer when your local cineplex feels like a boring rerun.

Shaolin Soccer” (2001)

Stephen Chow’s films (“Kung Fu Hustle”) are a wonderful and loony mix of comedy and action that have an infectious spirit. For this film the actor/writer/director adds a sports movie to the mix, which might sound bizarre, but once seeing it you’ll wonder why no one has made a martial arts soccer film before.
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Skiptrace Movie Review: Don’t miss the blooper reel

Skiptrace Movie Review: Don’t miss the blooper reel
Director: Renny Harlin Cast: Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, Bingbing Fan, Eric Tsang, Eve Torres, Winston Chao Skiptrace stars Bennie Chan (Jackie Chan; Rush Hour trilogy) a detective from Hong Kong is investigating the murder of his friend Yung (Eric Tsang; The Legend of Drunken Master) from 9 years ago that leads to the elusive crime boss named The […]

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Remembering Florence Henderson, Robert Vaughn and More Reel-Important People We Lost in November

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Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Max Alexander (1953-2016) - Comedian, Actor. He appears in Trainwreck, Forgetting Sarah MarshallMan on the MoonThe Legend of Drunken Master, Roxanne, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Punchline. He died of throat cancer on November 2. (NY Daily News) Al Brodax (1926-2016) - Producer, Screenwriter. He co-wrote and produced The Yellow Submarine in addition to the animated Beatles series. He died on November 24. (Animation Scoop) Fidel Castro...

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Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Yoga Hits Theaters January 2017!

One of the most awaited foreign films of the year, Kung Fu Yoga, will hit Chinese movie theaters on January 28, 2017. Legendary comedian, martial artist and cultural icon Jackie Chan leads this Sino-Indian film. With him are Bollywoood superstars Sonu Sood (Arundhati (2010) and Julayi (2012)) and Amyra Dastur (Anegan (2015) and Mr. X (2015)). The film is directed by frequent Jackie Chan collaborator, Stanley Tong.

With a reported budget of $65 million, Kung Fu Yoga promises to be a hilarious and action packed extravaganza. The film follows celebrated Chinese archeology professor, Jack (played by Jackie Chan) as he searches for ancient treasures scattered all around the world.

Kung Fu Yoga

Kung Fu Yoga is part of the three-film agreement signed between the two nations during the visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping to India last 2015. CatchNews adds that the Sino-Indian film boasts hair-raising action sequences, plus as much hilarity and fun one can expect from Jackie Chan.
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Honorary Oscars to Jackie Chan, Frederick Wiseman, Lynn Stalmaster, and Anne V Coates

The Board of Governors from AMPAS have finally announced their selections for this year's Honorary Oscars. This year they're not giving out the Thalberg (for Producing) or the Hersholt (for Huminatarian efforts) but just the regular ol' Honorary Oscars. If such a thing can be deemed "regular" since they're so hard to come by. Consider that James Ivory still doesn't have one despite being a masterful oft imitated but never duplicated director behind three major Best Picture contenders (and many other beautiful films) and never having won an an Oscar and being 88 years old. Nathaniel wept. Oscar remains remarkably stingy with the gays but at least they've noticed the need for diversity in other ways.

Congratulations to this year's esteemed recipients! 

Jackie Chan's starmaking hit The Legend of Drunken Master (1978)

Superstar Jackie Chan

He's a famous actor, producer, and director and his filmography is just enormous with well over 100 films under his belt.
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The Ultimate Movie Binge: Jawbreaker!

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When you are binge watching movies you want to be entertained the whole time. What better way to keep you entertained than non-stop kick-ass action? Like a fist to the face, this collection of films will get your blood racing even if you’re just sitting there.

Each month the Cinelinx staff will write a handful of articles covering a specified film-related topic. These articles will be notified by the Movielinx banner. Movielinx is an exploration and discussion of our personal connections with film. This month, we're picking our favorite films for binge watching. We'll suggest a theme and the four movies we think would be most enjoyable to watch back-to-back while being related to this theme.

Binge watching TV shows is fun way to spend an afternoon, and it can work equally well for movies. While it may be fun to watch all the films in a trilogy or franchise,
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The 31 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now

When you're in the mood for an action movie, Netflix has plenty to stream. Great, except that so many of their action titles are no-name, forgettable schlock. So we've done some of the heavy lifting by highlighting the best of the best currently available in the genre. Who do you want to see duke it out? Take your pick, from gangsters to gladiators, robots to ninjas, schoolkids to superheroes.

Cue that suiting-up pre-battle montage and start streaming, because here are some of the best action movies Netflix has to offer. (Availability subject to change.)

1. "13 Assassins" (2010) R

From director Takashi Miike ("Audition," "Ichi the Killer") comes this action-packed, samurai spectacular about 13 assassins on a suicide mission. Dig that 45-minute battle scene!

2. "48 Hrs."(1982) R

A cop (Nick Nolte) and a criminal (Eddie Murphy) have 48 hours to round up two cop-killers in this fast-paced action comedy classic.

3. "Assault on Precinct 13" (1976) R

Before
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‘The Legend of Drunken Master’ is an exuberant display of Jackie Chan’s physical and comedic chops

The Legend of Drunken Master (aka Drunken Master II)

Written by Eric Tsang, Edward Tang and Barbie Tung

Directed by Lau Kar-leung

Hong Kong, 1994

Unofficially a sequel to the 1978 hit Drunken Master, The Legend of Drunken Master (the original Cantonese title being Drunken Master II even though the film does not follow up on the storyline of the first one) opens in mainland China at the turn of the 20th century. Wong Fei Hung (Jackie Chan), one of the great proponents of the misunderstood drunken boxing, returns home via train with his renowned doctor father Wong Kei Ying (Ti Lung) and family servant (Cheung Chi-Gwong). Whilst trying to smuggle himself into the first-class compartment, Fei Hung notices a man, a former army colonel named Master Fu Wen-Chi (director Lau Kar-leung), stealing a precious box, prompting Fei Hung to give chase. When his skirmish with the elder man concludes and Fei
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Origin launches sales on Yasmine

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Origin launches sales on Yasmine
Coming-of-age drama is the first feature to come out of Brunei in several years.

Brunei’s Origin Films has launched sales on coming-of-age martial arts film Yasmine, the first feature to come out of the country in years.

Siti Kamaluddin, who has a background as an Ad for films and a director for commercials, is making her feature directorial debut with this story about a girl who goes into competitive silat fighting against her father’s wishes.

Featuring Kuntau, the Brunei form of the Southeast Asian martial art of silat, the action was directed by Chan Man Ching, whose credits include Hellboy 2 and Jackie Chan’s The Legend Of Drunken Master 2 and Rush Hour.

“This is the first time you see Silat in a sports angle for competition. Sometimes you go into something for all the wrong reasons and find something else. The film is about a journey of self-discovery and a reminder that some dreams are worth
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What to Stream This Weekend on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon: The Drink-Until-You-Drop Edition

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What to Stream This Weekend on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon: The Drink-Until-You-Drop Edition
This weekend, as you search for a movie to watch, you can either go out to see The World's End or Drinking Buddies, or stay home and pick one of approximately 14 billion options available on streaming over a variety of services, be it Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, On Demand, or other sites. Every Friday, Vulture tries to make life easier by narrowing it down to a handful of heartily recommended options. This week, we take shots of a martial-arts classic, a history buff's perfect cocktail, and the BFI's 29th greatest movie of all time.The Legend of Drunken MasterIf you're wondering why there's still reverence for Jackie Chan after three Rush Hour movies and The Tuxedo, see Drunken Master II, a.k.a. The Legend of Drunken Master, which has little to do with Drunken Master and everything to do with breathtaking fight choreography. The conceit that massive amounts of booze
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Police Story, Drunken Master And The Legend Of Drunken Master With Jackie Chan In Person!

Okay, Toronto based Jackie Chan fans ... here's your chance to catch a trio of the icon's most iconic films with the man himself on hand to personally introduce the screenings, and to do it for free.Chan's Drunken Master, The Legend Of Drunken Master (aka Drunken Master 2) and Police Story screen this week as part of the Twitch presented Swordsmen, Gangsters And Ghosts program at the Tiff Bell Lightbox and we've got two pairs of tickets to give away to each screening. The Drunken Master pictures play back to back Wednesday night while Police Story follows on Thursday. You want your chance to win? Email me here and name a film in which Chan stars opposite Donnie Yen. Winners will be drawn at random....

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Essential Viewing for fans of ‘The Raid: Redemption’ – 15 Classic Martial Arts Films

The release of The Raid: Redemption has made us revisit our favourite martial arts flicks and pick five favourite films to suggest for Sound on Sight readers.

Before I give my five picks though, I would like to turn the floor over to a man who has been a friend of mine since grade seven at Oxford Street Junior High School in Halifax. As the line editor for Steve Jackson Games’ “Generic Universal RolePlaying System”, Sean Punch aka Dr. Kromm has been directly or indirectly responsible for a number of source-books on the Martial Arts including writing and editing Gurps Martial Arts.

I asked him earlier this week what films he would put on his list. He named three.

You’re not looking for goofy, cinematic Asian martial arts are you? Because I tend to like stuff that is more realistic, more like what commandos would use. You mentioned Steven Seagal
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10 underrated recommendations for Netflix UK

The infamous movie-streaming video buffet-service Netflix hit UK shores recently, but sadly is very lacking compared to the goldmine of content available via the equivalent American service. Furthermore, Netflix UK is somewhat barren in regards to recent releases, with most films at least two years old.

However, there is a silver lining. The lack of modern content left me scouring its ageing database like an antique dealer rooting through a charity shop, and consequently I found a number of diamonds in the rough...

10. Primer (2004)

Perhaps the smartest time-travel movie ever made. Shot on a minuscule budget - though it never feels 'cheap' thanks to a sharp script - and possessing eerily sterile visuals and naturalistic performances, this was a true gem of a find. By the end of the movie you’ll know you’ve watched something special and will be eager for a rewatch, in an attempt to piece together Primer's well-crafted plot.
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Top 10: Karate Chopping Blockbuster Movies

There is something truly thrilling about watching the human body push itself to the limits. Even more so on film, and especially when it’s one of the world’s favourite fighters. Being able to see the full capabilities of the human body, often in an adrenalin fuelled fight to the death, is one of the many reasons we’re so captivated by martial arts films.

Jackie Chan, Lo Wei, Maggie Q, Jet Li and Bruce Lee have all sculpted successful careers in film from their sheer athleticism, the ability to control their bodies in ways most can only dream of and their power on screen. To celebrate the release of The King of Fighters, an action packed old-school arcade game revisited through film, on Blu-ray and DVD on December 26th, we’ve trawled through the archives to find the Top 10 Karate Chopping Blockbuster Movies.

10. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) – Chow Yun-Fat,
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’1911′ Trailer: Jackie Chan Goes To War In 20th Century China

Everyone is familiar with Jackie Chan’s mad martial arts skills, but fewer people are probably aware that he has directed himself many a time in the past - including in Police Story, Operation Condor, and The Legend of Drunken Master - and is doing it again this year, with the Chinese period war drama, 1911, Chan’s 100th film.

A trailer has been released for 1911, which Chan co-helmed with cinematographer Li Zhang (The Banquet, Red Cliff). The film looks to provide the acrobatic actor with another opportunity to show off his pure acting abilities - and not just impress people with his elaborate fighting choreography or incredible stunt performances.

Most U.S. moviegoers have only seen Chan continue to do his (often, comedic) martial arts action shtick recently, ...

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Weekly Poll Results: Best Jackie Chan Movie

In last week's poll, Jackie Chan squared off against himself in a situation not unlike the Jackie Chan movie Twin Dragons. Although it was a hard fought battle, in the end The Legend of the Drunken Master (aka Drunken Master II) came out on top, just barely sneaking past Jackie Chan's first major hit in the U.S., Rumble in the Bronx, to claim the title of Best Jackie Chan Movie. The other movies in the top 5 were Rush Hour, Drunken Master and Police Story respectively, and while there were all fairly close, a noticeable gap separated them from the remaining choices. Pulling up the rear was Project A, an earlier Jackie Chan flick that hardcore fans seem to love, but I suspect that it hasn't been very widely seen. Are you happy with these results? 1. The Legend of the Drunken Master -- 19.1% 2. Rumble in the Bronx -- 18.4% 3. Rush Hour
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Drunk People Are Hilarious: The Mashup

We at NextMovie don't condone drinking to excess. No sir. Nuh-uh. Alcohol is bad, mmkay?

That said, while watching people get drunk in real life isn't always a barrel of laughs (ever been to a St. Patrick's Day parade?), watching people in movies get drunk can be downright hilarious.

They fall on their faces! They say and do crazy things! (Bless you, Will Ferrell, you are indeed going streaking.) They're far more entertaining -- and infinitely more clever -- than your buddy Joe after he's broken open a bottle of tequila.

Watch, enjoy and share our mashup of our favorite drinking and drunk scenes in movies... and you don't even need alcohol to do it.

Movies Included (Click to Buy)

Three Amigos | Arthur | The Blues Brothers | Sixteen Candles | 10 Things I Hate About You | The Big Lebowski | 40 Year Old Virgin | Lost In Translation | M*A*S*H | Shag | My Favorite Year
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Netflix Nuggets: Who’s Up For a Miramax Marathon?

Netflix has revolutionized the home movie experience for fans of film with its instant streaming technology. Netflix Nuggets is my way of spreading the word about independent, classic and foreign films made available by Netflix for instant streaming.

Sorry, folks… there are simply too many great films streaming this week to post an image for them all, but that’s a good thing, eh? You’ve got your movie watching work cut out for you, due in great part to Miramax releasing damn near their entire catalog of films on one day!

B. Monkey (1999)

Streaming Available: 05/01/2011

Director: Michael Radford

Synopsis: Good-hearted schoolteacher Alan Furnace (Jared Harris) desperately wants some excitement in his life — and he may just get some. One lonely night at a London bar, Alan spies the raven-haired beauty Beatrice (Asia Argento) arguing with two friends, Paul (Rupert Everett) and Bruno (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers). Beatrice quickly befriends Alan and
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