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Movie Review – Boyka: Undisputed (2016)

Boyka: Undisputed, 2016.

Directed by Todor Chapkanov.

Starring Scott Adkins, Teodora Duhovnikova, Martyn Ford, Brahim Achabbakhe, Emilien De Falco, Alon Aboutboul, Julian Vergov, and Valentin Ganev.

Synopsis:

In the fourth installment of the fighting franchise, Boyka is shooting for the big leagues when an accidental death in the ring makes him question everything he stands for.

As far as odd film franchises go, the Undisputed series is right up there. It’s not so much the popularity they’ve achieved. That itself has been well warranted from the second film onwards. It’s more the genesis of the franchise. That moment where someone decided that 2002’s largely forgotten prison drama starring Ving Rhames and Wesley Snipes (directed by veteran Walter Hill) should be turned into a martial arts mayhem franchise. Moving from prison boxing to mixed martial arts. Somehow it was figured it would prove popular. In the video market at least,
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Chuck Norris to star in Blood Brothers

Botswana had better brace itself, as according to Weekend Post (via The Action Elite), Chuck Norris is heading to town to shoot the new action movie Blood Brothers from director Isaac Florentine (Undisputed II: Last Man Standing, Ninja).

The film is said to revolve around the war between the Botswana Defence Force and poachers and follows two Batswana brothers who “encounter a deadly gang of poachers, which eventually alters the course of their lives forever, leading them back to their roots in the United States, where they are caught up in a political conspiracy.”

76-year-old action icon Norris has only appeared in one movie since 2005, appearing as Booker in 2012’s The Expendables 2, so his inclusion in the cast of Blood Brothers is certainly a surprise, albeit a welcome one.
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9 great modern B-movie directors

Tim George Jul 14, 2016

They might not be at the level of John Carpenter or Wes Craven yet, but meet the directors who are keeping the B-movie flag flying...

B-Movies. Exploitation flicks. Genre cinema. Someone has to make them, and here is a list compiling the best of the today’s crop of filmmakers who are unabashed in their love of genres, and have honed their talents producing enjoyable and sometimes great B-Movies. While all the movies they make may not be great, do not dismiss them. The seeds of great things are contained in their filmographies, and it would come as no surprise if one or two of these guys are able to attain the same heights as luminaries like Hill, Carpenter, Craven and Corman.

Jaume Collet-Serra

One of the most consistent directors of mid level Hollywood genre fare, Collet-Serra has quietly turned into a solid genre filmmaker without too
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First teaser trailer for Boyka: Undisputed

British action star Scott Adkins has released the first teaser trailer for Boyka: Undisputed, which sees Adkins reuniting with Undisputed II: Last Man Standing and Undisputed III: Redemption helmer Isaac Florentine for more martial arts action; check it out here…

In the fourth installment of the fighting franchise, Boyka is shooting for the big leagues when an accidental death in the ring makes him question everything he stands for.

Boyka: Undisputed is set for release in 2016.
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'Doctor Strange' Gets 'Expendables' Star Scott Adkins

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'Doctor Strange' Gets 'Expendables' Star Scott Adkins
Just two days after Amy Landecker signed on for a mystery role in Doctor Strange, the Marvel adventure has brought on another new cast member. The Wrap reports that Scott Adkins has joined the cast in an unspecified role. The actor is best known for his martial arts expertise, and sources claim that the actor will have numerous major action scenes featuring hand-to-hand combat. We don't know for sure if this character will be fighting Doctor Strange himself, but hopefully we'll get more details as production continues.

Regardless of who he's playing, Scott Adkins joins a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West and Rachel McAdams as the female lead. Rachel McAdams has been rumored to be playing Night Nurse, but that has not been confirmed. It isn't known how many other main
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Scott Adkins wants to work with Vidyut Jamwal

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The English actor and martial artist, Scott Adkins, has expressed his desire to work with bollywood actor Vidyut Jammwal. Scott is reportedly impressed by Vidyut’s action scenes and wants to collaborate with him on a project.

In an recent meeting with Sunil Rodrigues, one of B-Town’s action directors, Scott made a reference to Vidyut and revealed that he had seen Vidyut’s film Commando and his videos online. The surprised action director took Twitter to share about Adkin’s reference to Vidyut.

Jammwal is also looking thrilled to be on Scott’s radar. He says, “It feels great to have my action scenes recognised and appreciated by an incredible international action star like Adkins. He has one of the best bodies in the business and some amazing action sequences to his credit in films like Undisputed II and Ninja (2009) among others.”

“Having him follow my work after seeing
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Assassin’s Bullet Review

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Assassin’s Bullet Review
Title: Assassin’s Bullet Director: Isaac Florentine Cast: Christian Slater, Donald Sutherland, Elika Portnoy, Timothy Spall I feel bad for Christian Slater, Donald Sutherland and Timothy Spall. They must have either been manipulated into acting in Assassin’s Bullet, or straight out lied to. Those would be the only logical assumptions that can be made for why anyone would make the decision to be in this catastrophic disaster. Director Isaac Florentine, who also directed the Mma-based films, Undisputed II: Last Man Standing and Undisputed III: Redemption, now brings us a new film in his catalogue, called Assassin’s Bullet, which hits an all-time low. For the aforementioned Mma films, you could make the argument [ Read More ]
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Scott Adkins finally gets an Expendables 2 character poster

When Lionsgate released a whole batch of character posters for The Expendables 2 a couple of weeks back, one name that was noticeably absent from the line-up was that of Adkins - a.k.a. British actor and martial artist Scott Adkins, who is set to appear in the epic action ensemble as Hector, the right hand man of the film's main bad guy, Jean Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme). Well, fear not Adkins fans, for here it is at last:

Adkins is perhaps best known for the direct-to-video sequels Undisputed II: Last Man Standing and Undisputed III: Redemption, as well as for sharing the role of Weapon XI with Ryan Reynolds in X-Men: Origins Wolverine. He and Van Damme are no strangers, having shared the screen in The Shepherd: Border Patrol, Assassination Games and the upcoming Universal Soldier: A New Dimension (the latter of which features fellow Expendables 2 co-star Dolph Lundgren
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Five important moments in mixed martial arts movie history

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Five important moments in mixed martial arts movie history
Baseball has "Field of Dreams." Basketball has "Hoosiers." Hockey has "Slap Shot." In other words: you can't be a major American sport without a major American sports movie.

It looks like mixed martial arts might have found its major sports movie with this week's "Warrior," the story of two brothers (Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton) who both enter a massive Mma tournament. The film's already garnering rave reviews and strong social media word of mouth, and even generating some Oscar buzz. It looks on track to be one of the surprise hit of the fall.

While "Warrior" is certainly mixed martial arts' biggest and potentially most acclaimed appearance on the silver screen to date, it's far from the first movie set the world of Mma. We'll have our review of "Warrior" later in the week; in the meantime, here is a look at five important milestones on Mma's journey to cinematic legitimacy.
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Universal Soldier 4 to host Adkins v. White rematch?

I'm a huge vocal fan of Scott Adkins and particularly his work in the Undisputed series of Mma prison fight movies. Undisputed II: Last Man Standing introduced him as villainous Russian Yuri Boyka, who went toe to toe with Michael Jai White's wrongly imprisoned convict. Personally I prefer the fight sequences in the follow-up, Undisputed III: Redemption, which were choreographed by the award-winning Larnell Stovall - currently working with Adkins and Jean Claude Van Damme on the fourth Universal Soldier film. Stovall posted this picture on his Twitter feed recently, which features Adkins, Stovall and the mighty Mjw all on set together, further fueling long-held rumours that White was involved. Could this mean a rematch for two of the best onscreen fighters in the business?...
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[DVD Review] Undisputed III: Redemption

About eight years ago, the first of the Undisputed series was released to a few theaters. It starred Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames and Peter Falk among others. Despite the moderate star power, it didn’t do very well in the box office. Judging from the relative success of Undisputed II: Last Man Standing, which I have read is more similar to Undisputed III: Redemption, the first Undisputed only scratched the surface of what appeals to its desired fan base. By this third installment in the trilogy, they have done a much, much better job at hitting the proverbial target, and causing the target to spew its bloody mouth guard clear out of the ring. In slow-mo.

To bring you up to speed: there is an organized fighting circuit among maximum-security prisons around the world where a select group of high-roller, mob-type wardens take their best prisoner/fighter, and enter him
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'Ninja' trailer and images added.

See the trailer and pics from First Look Studios "Ninja," starring Scott Adkins, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Mika Hijii, Todd Jensen, Togo Igawa, Garrick Hagon and Miles Anderson. The actioner is helmed by Isaac Florentine ("Undisputed II: Last Man Standing") from the writing by Boaz Davidson, Michael Hurst and Zaki Rubenstein. It remains as true today as it did in the days of the ancient Samurai: the weapons of the Ninja hold legendary powers for both good men and evil. The deadly weapons of the last Koga Ninja have now been entrusted to an American Ninjutsu student (Scott Adkins, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables, Undisputed) studying in Japan. Commanded by his Sensei to return to New York and protect the weapons at all cost, he must defeat the skilled...
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Isaac Florentine’s Ninja Trailer: The Most Badass Thing You’ll See All Day

Sit right down folks and prepare yourself for some badass ninja action -- the likes of which you haven't seen in a long while. That is, unless you went and saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine last weekend. For those who did see Wolverine, you may have been impressed with some of the awesome stuntery of Scott Adkins, the martial artist turned actor who played the 'roided up version of Deadpool (also known as Weapon XI) toward the end of the film. Don't worry, this isn't a spoiler -- there are shots of his epic fight scene with Wolverine and Sabretooth in the trailer. Either way, its a badass scene with some awesome fighting from Mr. Adkins. As it turns out, Adkins is not only playing hybrid mutants these days, he's also suiting up ninja style for director Isaac Florentine (Undisputed II: Last Man Standing) in the aptly named action film Ninja -- not to be confused with the
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Scott Adkins training for Undisputed 3

Whenever a discussion is brought up on who is the next action star, I would undoubtedly put my money on Scott Adkins. Like I said before in a previous post, the guy is a talented Martial Artist and an awesome on-screen fighter with a solid track record in action films including the upcoming X-men Origins: Wolverine and Ninja. Beside his impressive physical abilities, he really showcase his acting chops in Undisputed II: Last Man Standing as Yuri Boyka, a Russian champion of a illegal prison fight circuit. Even though Scott was the villain, he arguably stole the show from Michael Jai White with his memorable badass performance. Its easy to see why his character is stepping up to the main lead for Undisputed 3. In preparation for getting back to the ring and deliver some bone crunching fight scenes, Scott is hitting the gym and training intensively. Scott Adkins Fanz
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