3 items from 2015
For my money, there are two truly amazing, ass-kicking action flicks that came out of 2014 and wouldn’t you know, neither of them are from the United States. One of them is the Indonesian sequel called The Raid 2 and the other is the Chilean film called Redeemer, written and directed by Ernesto Diaz Espinoza. If you enjoy your action fast-paced and in your face, then this is a must-see movie starring Marko Zaror as Pardo, a top former hit man for a drug cartel who has gone rogue, taking down bad guys and wrong-doers in an effort to redeem himself for his past sins in hopes of one day seeing his wife and unborn child in Heaven, both of whom were murdered by a rival assassin known as Scorpion, played by José Luís Mósca.
Feared and respected by Chilean gangsters, the tattoo-covered Pardo — known as The Redeemer — carries with »
- Travis Keune
There were reports about Aamir Khan and Jackie Chan coming together for a film called Kung Fu Yoga, but it isn't possible for Mr. Perfectionist, who is currently gearing up for Dangal to do the film. Here's the reason...
"Kung Fu Yoga is a film that Jackie is planning. The director is Stanley Tong; he has made Rumble In The Bronx and a number of Jackie's films. That film it's not possible for me to do because they're shooting it this year. I would have liked to do it, but they're shooting this film in September-October this year and I will be shooting for Dangal from September to December. Then after December, I will lose my weight for five months. In June, I will complete Dangal's shoot, the younger portion. I can only start any film next year in August or September. I can't ask them to wait for so long, »
Iran’s top film event, the Fajr International Film Festival, is being reconfigured in an attempt to bring more international movies and film industry executives into the country.
Just as Iran and the U.S. announced the framework of a nuclear agreement that could lead to lifting sanctions, the government-run Cinema Organization of Iran issued two press releases announcing that for the first time the Fajr fest will host a separate new international event in Tehran.
Fajr’s new international offshoot will feature films from around the globe, including the U.S., screening alongside Iranian titles, plus master classes to be held by Hong Kong action-movie master Stanley Tong (“Rumble in the Bronx”); Polish auteur Krzysztof Zanussi (“Life as a Sexually Transmitted Disease”); Film Auckland chairman Pete Rive, who is an expert on doing co-productions with China; and Gallic effects wizard Bertrand Levallois, among others.
The new Iranian event will »
- Nick Vivarelli
3 items from 2015
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