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In a Nutshell: Ninja Apocalypse

19 September 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Remember that level in Streets of Rage where you battle a horde of bad guys on a lift as you make your way up to the final boss? That's what Ninja Apocalypse reminded me of. But without the awesomeness. Obviously. Ninja Apocalypse isn't a bad film by any stretch of the imagination, it's just not a very good one either. Directed by Lloyd Lee Barnett, who worked on the visual effects for big budget pictures like Avatar, Spiderman and The Lord of the Rings, Ninja Apocalypse reads like a goofy concept on paper but takes itself way too seriously for that. Thankfully, as you would expect considering his track record in the industry, Barnett does conjure up some nifty effects work along the way. It's not much but it certainly takes the focus away from the lukewarm action choreography. Framed for assassinating Grandmaster Fumitaka (Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat), the »

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In a Nutshell: Ninja Apocalypse

19 September 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Remember that level in Streets of Rage where you battle a horde of bad guys on a lift as you make your way up to the final boss? That's what Ninja Apocalypse reminded me of. But without the awesomeness. Obviously. Ninja Apocalypse isn't a bad film by any stretch of the imagination, it's just not a very good one either. Directed by Lloyd Lee Barnett, who worked on the visual effects for big budget pictures like Avatar, Spiderman and The Lord of the Rings, Ninja Apocalypse reads like a goofy concept on paper but takes itself way too seriously for that. Thankfully, as you would expect considering his track record in the industry, Barnett does conjure up some nifty effects work along the way. It's not much but it certainly takes the focus away from the lukewarm action choreography. Framed for assassinating Grandmaster Fumitaka (Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat), the »

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First Poster Art And Images From Kiriya Kazuaki's The Last Knights

10 August 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

As post production is currently underway for Kiriya Kazuaki's English-Language debut, The Last Knights, a new poster art and several new images have arrived, giving us our first look at Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman. The action adventure is a Us/Korean co-production featuring an international cast that includes Cliff Curtis (The Last Airbender), Tsuyoshi Ihara (Ninja, 13 Assassins), Sung-kee Ahn (The Tower) and Park Si-yeon (Dachimawa Lee).A knight seeks vengeance when his lord is unjustly executed by a tyrannical emperor.Knight's commander Raiden receives an honor above all else when Bartok, his childless lord, names him as his heir. But his happiness is destroyed when the emperor's evil emissary Mott forces him to behead his surrogate father, and casts him and his men out of their...

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Tony Jaa and Scott Adkins will face off in ‘Kickboxer’ remake

6 August 2014 6:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) The "Kickboxer" remake just pulled in some next-level talent. Directed by "Tai Chi Zero‘s" Stephen Fung, the 3D action film has added Thai muay thai master Tony Jaa and British martial artist Scott Adkins, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jaa gained international fame after starring in "Ong-bak" and "The Protector." He took a break to become a Buddhist monk, but is back making films, including his first American feature performance in "Fast & Furious 7." Adkins has made a name for himself in the "Ninja" films, and appeared alongside original "Kickboxer" star Jean-Claude Van Damme in "The Expendables 2," "Assassination Games" and "Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning." “'Kickboxer' will display a style of acrobatic, rapid-fire martial arts action that Scott Adkins is increasingly becoming synonymous with,” producer Brian O’Shea said. “Along with Tony Jaa, 'Kickboxer' has compiled a talented cast to push the boundaries of the martial arts form. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Tony Jaa And Scott Adkins Join The Ass-Kickers Of Kickboxer 3D

5 August 2014 11:36 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Suddenly, it's become impossible for an action nut to ignore that Kickboxer 3D is happening. The film was to star newcomer Alain Moussi, with Marvel grads Dave Bautista (Guardians Of The Galaxy) and Georges St. Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) onboard. But now, the production has gotten an unexpected infusion of badassery. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Scott Adkins and Tony Jaa are joining Kickboxer 3D in unspecified roles. If you want badass toughies who will dominate the ring, you can't get two better picks than Adkins and Jaa, the fiercest onscreen fighters in the industry. Together with Moussi, Bautista and St. Pierre, that's one fierce collection of heavies. Adkins has risen through the ranks of the direct-to-dvd world, starring in some of the better entries in the action-fighting field. He was the star of both Ninja and Ninja II from director Isaac Florentine, films that brought a »

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Adkins, Jaa, Bautista, St Pierre And Newcomer Alain Moussi Star In Stephen Fung's Kickboxer Remake

5 August 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

While it may fall to newcomer Alain Moussi to fill Jean Claude Van Damme's shoes in the Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Hero) directed remake of Kickboxer he's going to have some familiar - and dangerous - faces around him rounding out the cast with Tony Jaa (Ong Bak), Scott Adkins (Ninja), Dave Bautista (Guardians Of The Galaxy) and Georges St Pierre (Ufc badass) rounding out the principal cast. And, really, with a cast like that, the only question is who gets to hit who and how hard?Aug 5, 2014 - Brian O'Shea, CEO of The Exchange, has announced and confirmed that in addition to having Dave Batista, star of Guardians Of The Glaxy, former Ufc welterweight champion George St. Pierre, and Alain Moussi of X-men:...

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Urban Action Showcase 2014: Interview With Demetrius Angelo

13 July 2014 6:06 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

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Urban Action Showcase is an event to showcase action and martial arts to the world. The events are presented by Action Scene Combat (Asc) Productions, a production company which was founded in 2000 by Demetrius Angelo. Demetrius worked on movies and tv shows, not only as a fight choreographer, but also as an actor and director. Some of them include S.E.A.L.S Domestic Warfare (TV series), 3 X Harder: My Man’s and ‘Em and more. Demetrius also has a great background in Martial Arts, studying in styles such as Western Boxing, Chinese Boxing, Kobudo and many more.

Past events have brought many stars which include Michael jai White (Blood And Bone), Robert Samuels (Dont Give A Damn), Kelly Hu (Martial Law), Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, Ron Van Clief and many more great stars. Urban Action also brings you workshops to get involved with, »

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In a Nutshell: Ninja - Shadow Of A Tear

13 May 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

I'd like to start by apologising to Scott Adkins. I've been aware of his existence for several years now, but in truth, I've always dismissed him as a low-rent action star. For the record, he still is a low-rent action star, but isn't that how all the greats started out? The Expendables 2 should've been a bigger platform for Scott, he certainly outshone Van Damme in every conceivable way, and his bruising encounter with Jason Statham proved to be one of the films many unapologetic highlights. Ninja: Shadow of the Tear looks and sounds like the kind of movie I would usually avoid, but positive word of mouth steered me in the right direction. Thank you, positive word of mouth. The plot is inconsequential, but we'd better gloss over it anyway. Adkins stars as Casey Bowman, who returns home one day to find that somebody has killed his wife and unborn baby. »

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In a Nutshell: Ninja - Shadow Of A Tear

13 May 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

I'd like to start by apologising to Scott Adkins. I've been aware of his existence for several years now, but in truth, I've always dismissed him as a low-rent action star. For the record, he still is a low-rent action star, but isn't that how all the greats started out? The Expendables 2 should've been a bigger platform for Scott, he certainly outshone Van Damme in every conceivable way, and his bruising encounter with Jason Statham proved to be one of the films many unapologetic highlights. Ninja: Shadow of the Tear looks and sounds like the kind of movie I would usually avoid, but positive word of mouth steered me in the right direction. Thank you, positive word of mouth. The plot is inconsequential, but we'd better gloss over it anyway. Adkins stars as Casey Bowman, who returns home one day to find that somebody has killed his wife and unborn baby. »

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DVD Review – Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013)

11 May 2014 11:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ninja: Shadow of a Tear, 2013.

Directed by Isaac Florentine.

Starring Scott Adkins, Kane Kosugi, Mika Hijii, Shun Sagata, Tim Man and Vithaya Pansringarm.

Synopsis:

Ninjitsu master Casey is back and out for revenge when his pregnant wife is murdered.

British action star Scott Adkins has seen his star gradually rise in the last few years. He’s a franchise star thanks to his turn as Uri Boyka in Undisputed 2 and 3 (a fourth is in the works), as well as jumping aboard another franchise in Universal Solider: Day Of Reckoning, and also getting his face on the big screen in The Expendables 2. These days it’s a tough job launching yourself as an action star, and maintaining a long career, but Adkins is hitting full steam and seems set to emulate some of the success of his older contemporaries.

Ninja: Shadow of a Tear sees Adkins teaming, once again, with fight film specialist, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Ninja: Shadow of a Tear’ Review

8 May 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Scott AdkinsMika HijiiKane Kosugi, Shun Sugata, Vithaya Pansringarm, Mukesh Bhatt, Tim Man, Jawed El BerniSaichia Wongwirot, Shogo Tanikawa, Futoshi Hashimoto | Written by David N. White | Directed by Isaac Florentine

I’m a huge fan of 2009′s Ninja, as my signed Blu-ray will atest, so it’s safe to say I was super-excited for the UK release of the sequel Ninja: Shadow of a Tear. Whereas the first film saw Scott Adkins titular hero Casey Bowman using his ninjutsu skills on the streets of New York, this film sees Casey return home from some late night shopping to find someone has brutally killed his wife Namiko (Mika Hijii) and their unborn child. Bereft, Casey has only one thing left to live for… revenge.

The only clues to Namiko’s killer are the barbed wire marks left around her neck. So, with the help of his trusted friend Nakabara »

- Phil Wheat

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Win Ninja: Shadow of a Tear on Blu-ray

5 May 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Ninja: Shadow of a Tear on 12th May, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Scott Adkins (The Expendables 3) stars as Casey Bowman, who returns home one day to find someone has brutally killed his wife Namiko (Mika Hijii) and their unborn child. Bereft, Casey has only one thing left to live for… Revenge.

The only clues to Namiko’s killer are the barbed wire marks left around her neck. So, with the help of his trusted friend Nakabara (Kane Kosugi), the trail sends Casey from Osaka to Bangkok to the jungles of Rangoon in search of the assassin. Honing his battle skills to a new level, Casey is as discreet as he is deadly, as he becomes a warrior that truly deserves the title Ninja.

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Top 5: Reasons to attend McM Comic Con Birmingham

17 March 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

McM Comic Con and Memorabilia Birmingham take place this weekend, March 22nd-23rd, at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC). Unlike the huge event that is McM Comic Con London, this event is on a smaller scale – focusing more on memorabilia and the attending autograph guests. Having always attended the London event we took time out last November to attend our first McM Comic Con/Memorabilia Birmingham and enjoyed it so much we’re heading back this weekend.

But why should you attend? Well here’s out Top 5 reasons to attend McM Comic Con/Memorabilia Birmingham:

1) The Guests

As with any McM event, the guest list for Birmingham is packed with a veritable smorgasbord of actors and actresses from movies, television and anime. Plus for the more grown-up nerds there’s even an appearance from the odd glamour model and porn star!

My personal highlights for this weekends event are »

- Phil Wheat

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Special Features - The must-see straight-to-video action films of 2014

19 February 2014 12:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe on the must-see straight-to-video action films of 2014...

If you’re a little fed up of the never ending stream of remakes, kid friendly PG13 (12A or 15 here) CGI heavy theatrics and Marvel/DC action films that fill up the multiplexes, or you’re no stranger to the unrepentant, simple delights of a bit of straight to video (or Netflix) action, then here is a list of the best to look out for this year.

As big screen action caters more and more for younger audiences, straight to video still largely offers a bit more adult entertainment. What it might lack in big budget thrills it makes up for with F-bombs and gallons of blood (if that’s your thing). As for myself, alongside a steady upbringing of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sly Stallone and Bruce Willis in the late 80’s and 90’s, I’ve also had more than my share »

- Gary Collinson

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