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Warner Brothers are on the lookout another Bruce Wayne. But don.t worry, Ben Affleck will still dominate the role in the upcoming film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Casting calls are scouting two boys ages 10 and 12, one to portray a younger version of Ben Affleck. According to OneHeadlightLink, Midthunder Casting is searching for the young talents and have a few requirements. The casting call reads: "Midthunder Casting is conducting a talent search for a Warner Brothers feature film which will heavily feature two young boys in SAG principal roles; one Caucasian 12 year old boy (to portray a young Ben Affleck) and one Caucasian 10 year old boy. Both Boys must have extensive Wushu, Kung Fu, or Pencak Silat training and experience; however, they will consider high level (state - world champion) competitors in all martial art forms." That.s a curious description. Why does the film need such a »
I know many of you have probably seen many of the movies i will post about, but this is also for anyone new to the genre of Kung Fu and even Swordplay and looking for other movies to enjoy. I hope you enjoy the movies i have listed and please feel free to comment about any of the movies.
Snuff-Bottle Connection (1977)
Studio: Fortuna Film Co
Director: Lau Lap Lap, Richard Tung Chin Hu
Action Director(s): Yuen Woo Ping
Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog (1978)
Studio: Gar Bo Motion Picture Company
Director: Karl maka
Cast: Sammo hung, lau Kar Wing, »
Happy Monday everyone! For today’s installment of Daily Dead’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, we’re bringing you some stellar gift ideas perfect for horror, sci-fi and pop culture fans including collectibles from Neca, a new book celebrating Planet of the Apes, the ultimate box set from Universal and much more.
After you check out today’s gift guide, be sure to enter our Holiday Horrors trivia contest below for your chance to get your hands on some fantastic prizes from our sponsors at HorrorDecor.net, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Scream Factory.
Vendor Spotlight: Cutestreak Designs
Launched in 2013 by Chelsea Patterson, Cutestreak Designs creates original pop culture infused artwork that’s inspired by some of the most iconic movies and television series of all time (and also creates the killer art for Deadly Magazine each and every month.
And if you’re on the lookout for something non-horror related, Cutestreak »
- Heather Wixson
I have been waiting for this game a while now, i seen some of the early footage 6 months back and it looked great. Now, the game is finally released online through steam and in its full appearance, looks amazing. Every Kung Fu and Martial Arts fan needs to grab this, the characters are re-named but you can tell who they are instantly, such as Angela Mao, Jim Kelly, Jackie Chan, Bruce lee, Lau kar Leung, Gordon Liu, Tony Jaa and more.
The backgrounds on the levels looks fantastic, with traditional Kung Fu movie sets up like tea house fight, Drunken master training scenery and many more. Each fighter has there own style, Muay Thai, Drunken Fist, Karate and must face the lead villain called Red Ronin.
So, if you are a Kung Fu movie fan, this game is for you 100%. You have been waiting »
Before Benedict Cumberbatch was confirmed as the lead in Marvel's "Doctor Strange," Joaquin Phoenix was at the final stages of negotiations before ultimately dropping out. According to rumors, the actor didn't feel comfortable signing a multi-picture contract. NukeTheFridge recently sat down with Phoenix and asked him how close he came to playing the title character. "I don't know," he replied. But when pushed for more details, the actor spoke about why he was considering the movie in the first place. "I like all sorts of movies. I know that I typically do dramas that I guess are maybe considered independent but I like all sorts of different movies," he said. "I'm just looking for good characters and big ideas and a great filmmaker. Sometimes the fit is right and that's it. Those guys make great movies. I loved 'Iron Man,' I liked 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' I »
Ann Hui's presence and voice is uncommon in world cinema. Probably the most acclaimed of the Hong Kong New Wave directors, Hui began her career in the late 1970s in a film industry then dominated by Kung Fu movies. She continued to make films in Hong Kong for over 30 years, striking an almost impossible balance between art, politics and commercial success. She has been described as an ‘innovator within the mainstream’, working on relatively low budget productions with Hong Kong stars such as Andy Lau and Chow Yun Fat, and even bringing the legendary Deanie Ip out of retirement to star in her recent film A Simple Life (2011). Her latest The Golden Era (2014), a period film about the Chinese writer Xiao Hong premiered as the closing film at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
- CineVue UK
Opening midweek, the star-studded period romantic drama grossed RMB30.1 million ($4.90 million) on Tuesday Dec. 2, and a further RMB11.8 million on Wednesday, for a two day opening score of RMB41.8 million ($6.82 million).
Distributor Le Vision Pictures said that the picture accounted for 58% of box office receipts on Tuesday.
That should be enough to depose “Interstellar” which held on to top spot at the weekend from Hong Kong director Pang Ho-cheung’s comedy drama “Women Who Flirt,” which opened with $13.2 million between Friday and Sunday.
“The Crossing” is presented by producer Beijing Galloping Horse, LeVision Pictures, China Film Group as well as Huayi Brothers. LeVision is reported to have guaranteed a cumulative gross box office of RMB800 million for the two parts of “The Crossing.” The second instalment will release in 2015.
The big budget film, »
- Patrick Frater
Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode Usually sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson review a Scream Factory release, however this week the ScreamCast gang are tackling something a little different…
This week Sean and Brad welcome in the Christmas season by discussing Lewis Jackson‘s Christmas Evil, but not before taking a slight detour into the South China Sea with the Burbank Kung Fu Club and 1982’s Wtf-opus Raw Force! Brian Saur returns from his hiatus to join in on the ridiculous conversation. The gang also share their favorite Christmas film traditions.
Don’t forget to check out TheScreamCast.com for the show notes and for more news and reviews of Scream Factory releases and make sure to follow them on Twitter too!
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- Phil Wheat
If you're a collector of limited-edition Blu-rays, today's your lucky day! Sony Pictures Home Entertainment recently teamed up with Gallery 1988 for “Project Pop Art” to re-release sixteen cult classic films on Blu-ray in SteelBook Packaging. The collection features innovative art work from up-and-coming artists and designers that commemorate the selection of iconic films. The collection is currently on sale exclusively at Best Buy, but we here at Collider have been provided with prize packs to give away to a few lucky readers. The grand prize winner will receive a set of all sixteen mini posters and a Blu-ray SteelBook copy of Superbad, while three runners up will also receive a full set of mini posters. Find out how you can enter after the jump In order to enter the contest, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and include Project Pop Art Giveaway in the headline. You also »
- Haleigh Foutch
Wladimir Klitschko might be in trouble ... 'cause his number one enemy Shannon Briggs is hanging out with an '80s movie star who might posses a weapon capable of dethroning the champ.The all powerful "Glow."Briggs spent some time recently with Taimak -- that's right, the dude who played Leroy Green in the urban Kung Fu classic "The Last Dragon" -- and says the two worked on some "deep breathing techniques."Yeah right fellas ... this was a "Glow" session. »
- TMZ Staff
I haven’t read the story line for this movie yet as there doesn’t seem to be much on the internet about this movie. The trailer shows some nice fight sequences from rza, so lets hope it delivers.
Here is the trailer, i hope you enjoy.
Gullible media types have billed “Marco Polo” as Netflix’s possible answer to “Game of Thrones.” The more logical comparisons would be a thematic one to “Shogun” — that splendid miniseries of yesteryear, about a European traveler navigating strange-to-his-eyes Asian culture — and a qualitative tilt toward History’s “Vikings,” albeit with far more nudity, as well as clunkier dialogue. Handsome to look at, reasonably entertaining and questionable as history, the series luxuriates in a period setting that provides license for all the usual barbaric diversions. Still, having viewed the first six of 10 episodes, if somebody yells, “Marco!” nobody should feel compelled to answer right away.
Instead of a slavish devotion to the adventures of Marco Polo (newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy) — the young Italian who spent time in the court of Mongol leader Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong) in the 13th century, and gave rise to a game played by children in swimming pools »
- Brian Lowry
Lou Ye’s Blind Massage was the big winner at this year’s Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan, scooping six prizes including best film and best new performer for Zhang Lei.Scroll down for full list of winners
The mainland China production also won best adapted screenplay (Ma Yingli), best cinematography (Zeng Jian), best film editing (Kong Jinlei, Jolin Zhu) and best sound effects (Fu Kang).
Ann Hui won best director for historical biopic The Golden Era, while best original screenplay went to Yee Chih-yen for Meeting Dr Sun.
Chen Jianbin won best new director and best actor for A Fool, along with best supporting actor for Paradise In Service, which also took the best supporting actress prize for Regina Wan’s performance. Chen Hsiang-chi took best actress for Exit.
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Hong Kong — “Interstellar” topped the Chinese box office with big numbers for the Christopher Nolan sci-fi thriller. But honors also went to Johnnie To’s romantic comedy sequel “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2,” and to “The Penguins of Madagascar.”
Over its five day Wednesday to Sunday trajectory “Interstellar” clocked up $42.3 million from 7.14 million admissions, according to data from local agency Ent Group.
Warner Bros.’ confirmed figures for the film’s five day run were Rmb 255.05m ($41.7m) from 7,743 screens. The studio said that put the film 144% ahead of director Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” and 4% ahead of “The Dark Knight Rises.” It was also Warner’s all time highest opening 2D title in China and its second biggest opening weekend of all time behind “Pacific Rim” which played in 3D.
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2” and “Penguins of Madagascar” were both examples of counter-programming, with the Hong Kong comedy »
- Patrick Frater
Dancing With The Stars is rocketing towards its final episodes, and the competition has never been hotter as the show's best couples performed some of their most impressive dances on Monday night's jaw-dropping episode.
The big story going into this week was Alfonso Ribeiro's back injury, which he suffered during rehearsals earlier this week. Everyone tuned in to see how it would affect his performance, but it seemed to only make him stronger and more determined.
Video: Alfonso Ribeiro Injured During 'DWTS' Rehearsal
The night was filled with laughs, inspiring routines and elegance, but not without some missteps. Let's check out the best, worst and weirdest moments of the evening.
Bethany and Derek's Adorable RomCom Dance- Bethany Mota and Derek Hough have been nailing their dances week after week, and this episode was no exception. However, they upped their game with a fun, romantic story to frame their dance. Derek had to »
The kinetic comedy actioner was originally released in 2004. It has been “comprehensively enhanced” and will be released in Mandarin and Cantonese versions by China Film Group, Huayi Brothers and Sony / Columbia Pictures.
The release date is tentatively set for Dec. 24.
Althought the 2004 original grossed $17 million in North America, there are currently no plans to re-release the 3D film outside mainland China, a Sony spokesman said.
The original film grossed RMB170 million in China, worth $20 million at prevailing 2004 exchange rates and $27.6 million at today’s rates.
Since that time the Chinese film industry has been transformed by modernization and multiplexing and the national box office has multiplied more than 30-fold. That gives the rerelease a strong chance of beating the score of the original outing.
Chow’s last »
- Patrick Frater
This weekend is when that cool art exhibition inspired by movie sequels that were never made opens up, but that's not the only place you can find awesome big screen artwork for your walls. Hero Complex Gallery is opening up their latest "Kung Fu Theater" show in Los Angeles, and while the title might indicate this will only focus on movies with martial arts, it's actually much more broad and includes a variety of Asian film tributes. From anime hits like Princess Mononoke and Akira to The Karate Kid, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and more. There's some impressive pieces here, and one is even on bamboo. Look! Sam Gilbey's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Mark Manev's Princess Mononoke Doaly's Hard Boiled Adn's Karate Kid Adam Wheatley's Kung Fu Wars Dan Nash's Godzilla Guillaume Morellec's Akira Male Cuellar's Totoro Craig Drake's Princess Mononoke The gallery show is co-curated by Craig Drake and Adam Smasher, »
- Ethan Anderton
Don’t let the name “Kung Fu Theater” throw you off. The latest exhibit at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles, CA isn’t explicitly about martial arts. That subject is in there – big time – but this exhibit features Asian films of all action persuasions. The weapons aren’t just feet and fists, but guns, […]
The post ‘Kung Fu Theater’ Art Show at Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
From Director Wong Ching Po (Revenge: A Love Story) and acclaimed Action Director Yuen Wo Ping (The Grandmasters, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) comes Once Upon A Time In Shanghai, debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Jan. 13 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The modern action-packed fable features rising martial arts star Philip Ng (Young and Dangerous: Reloaded) as a country bumpkin who moves to 1930's Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich, but ends up honing his kung fu skills to become a lethal fighting machine. Once Upon A Time In Shanghai also stars the legendary Sammo Hung (Ip Man franchise), Andy On (As the Light Goes Out, White Vengeance), Michelle Hu (Mr. & Mrs. Player), Luxia Jiang (Ip Man: The Final Fight), Mao Junjie (Jackie Chan Presents: Wushu), Chan Koon-Tai (The Man with the Iron Fists), Yuen Cheung-Yan (Kung Fu Hustle, Charlie's Angels franchise) and Fung Hak-On (Tai Chi Zero »
Back in September we dropped you the news that directors Cheung Kei and Dai Che’s old school classic Kung fu fest Hero of Shaolin was getting the remaster treatment, in the UK. Its due in just 4 days time but to seal the deal heres the UK trailer to round things off. Dubtastic! Synopsis: A troop of monks from the Shaolin Temple embark on a mission to get the Golden Sutra to Tibet after the Shaolin Abbot is killed by their traitorous teacher. They are joined on their quest by a beautiful female warrior, out to avenge her father's death. They traverse forests and mountains on their mission, all the while fighting off deadly ninja assassins, vicious gangsters and even the undead. Hero of Shaolin UK trailer »
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