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Manny Camacho interviews action film star Gary Daniels…
Waking up at 4:30 Am is not something many of us like to do. Waking up to go to work at such an ungodly hour is usually far worse. However, waking up at this ungodly hour to go to work because I get to interview a martial art and action star I grew up watching…that is a treat!
Gary Daniels is a prolific actor and martial artist that has been in films on both sides of the pond for over 25 years. He got his start with a variety of talented people in the industry like Jackie Chan, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Lorenzo Lamas, Richard Norton, Malcolm McDowell, Costas Mandylor and a variety of others.
- Manny Camacho
To celebrate the UK DVD release of the bloody, action-packed fantasy, martial arts actioner Ninja Apocalypse on Monday September 15th, we’ve got three copies of the film to give away to our readers courtesy of Signature Entertainment.
Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…
Framed for assassinating Grandmaster Fumitaka (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, 47 Ronin, Tekken, Mortal Kombat), Cage (Christian Oliver, The Three Musketeers, Valkyrie, Speed Racer), his brother Surge (Les Brandt, Smoke, The Resolve, Days Of Our Lives) and the rest of the Lost Ninja Clan must battle their way through an underground nuclear bunker filled with hordes of supernatural enemies, mutants, and flesh eating zombies, pursued by Hiroshi’s (Ernie Reyes Jr., Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, The Rundown, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal) unstoppable Ninja army with orders to hunt them down. Trapped a thousand feet below the earth’s crust, the Lost Clan will face hell. »
- Gary Collinson
“Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever” director Wych Kaosayananda’s latest, “Tekken 2: Kazuya’s Revenge” (formerly “Tekken 2: A Man Called X”) has sneaked its way onto DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD this week. You can grab a copy of the movie from Amazon and other places if you’re so inclined, but frankly, after seeing this trailer for it I’m not sure if you’ll want to. And I actually liked the first “Tekken,” which starred Jon Foo, so I’m a bit disappointed the sequel is not only obviously working on a shoestring budget, but I’m not sure it even makes sense in the context of the last movie. Kane Kosugi, son of the legendary Sho Kosugi, stars in this one. If nothing else, the martial arts should look pretty convincing. But hey, maybe it’s just me. You can judge for yourself. Suffering from amnesia, a young »
Fame Academy may only have lasted two series, but boy, did it burn bright. And even though it was over ten years ago that it was on our screens, we're still belting out David Sneddon's utter tune 'Stop Living The Lie' at our DS karaoke sessions.
But the news of series two's Alistair Griffin teaming up with Kimberley Walsh for a Tour de France single got us thinking - what happened to all of our favourite Fame Academy contestants? Well, here's what we could find out about 16 of the students over both series...
Ashley might have been eliminated in week one of Fame Academy (the shame) but he's not let that little disappointment hold him back. He went on to guest star in an episode of Cbbc's Mi: High... look, we promise, this gets better. He's now a sports presenter who helped launch Arsenal TV, »
With the live-action adaptations of Akira and Bleach still pretty much stuck in limbo, those interested in seeing a Hollywood blockbuster version of the Japanese art form can now turn their sights on Ghost in the Shell.
Deadline reports that Rupert Sanders has signed on to direct a live-action adaptation for DreamWorks.
The studio acquired the project back in 2008, fuelled by the passion of Steven Spielberg. Jamie Moss (Street Kings) was originally to pen the script, before Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) replaced him. But now it looks like the studio has started over, with a new script from William Wheeler (The Reluctant Fundamentalist).
The story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.
The long-running franchise began life as a manga series back in 1989, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. Since then, there have been two further manga volumes, »
- Kenji Lloyd
There's no shortage of bad movies based on video game licenses, particularly ones adapted from fighting games. When Mortal Kombat is the pinnacle of the form, well, that says pretty much everything you need to know. Amongst the lousier titles built around popular beat-'em-ups is 2010’s Tekken, which was inspired by Sony’s game franchise of the same name. While it was only loosely inspired by the games (in that it had characters from the game world fighting), it still managed to earn fans’ ire for being yet another shining example of the fact that Hollywood really doesn’t understand how to adapt games for the screen. The sad part is Tekken should have been better. It was directed by Dwight Little, who’s got a decent Hollywood...
- Mike Bracken
6 items from 2014
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