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John Wick: Chapter 3 image offers first look at Halle Berry’s assassin

The official Twitter account for John Wick: Chapter 3 has unveiled a first look image of Halle Berry’s assassin Sofia, who is flanked by her two canine companions; check it out here…

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John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s “Excommunicado” – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the
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Keanu Reeves featured in latest John Wick: Chapter 3 set photos

As filming on John Wick: Chapter 3 continues in New York, some new set photos have arrived online featuring Keanu Reeves’ titular assassin, along with his canine co-star; check them out here…

See Also: Why Mark Dacascos is the best piece of casting in John Wick: Chapter 3

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s “Excommunicado” – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.
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John Wick: Chapter 3 adds Anjelica Huston, Halle Berry, Mark Dacascos and more

With filming now underway on John Wick: Chapter 3, Lionsgate has announced several new additions to the cast of the third instalment in the hit action series.

Set to star alongside the returning Keanu Reeves are Anjelica Huston (Isle of Dogs), Halle Berry (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Asia Kate Dillon (Billions), Mark Dacascos (Lucky Day), Jason Mantzoukas (The House), Tiger Hu Chen (Man of Tai Chi) and The Raid’s Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman.

Huston is set to play The Director, with Berry as Sofia, Dillon as The Adjudicator, Dacascos and Mantzoukas as assassins Zero and Tick Tock Man. Tiger Hu Chen, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman will also play professional hitman who Reeves’ Wick finds himself going up against.

John Wick: Chapter 3 reunites Reeves with director Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad. Also returning to the cast are Ian McShane (Winston), Common (Cassian), Laurence Fishburne (The
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Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston Join ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’

Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston Join ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’
Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, and Jason Mantzoukas have joined the cast of “John Wick: Chapter 3.”

The film, starring Keanu Reeves, will bring back Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, and Lance Reddick. It will be released by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label on May 17, 2019.

Reeves’ character returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

“We’re thrilled to bring audiences the third installment of our hit ‘John Wick’ franchise with an exciting cast and world-class creative team,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake. “This is our latest expansion of the ‘John Wick’ universe, which already spans film, television, gaming, and location-based entertainment.”

“John
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Exclusive Interview with Silvio Simac on Knights of the Damned

The wide world of action and martial arts has produced some truly legendary and talented performers. As the era of the action star seems to be waning in the wake of digital effects and casting well-known actors in physically demanding roles (like Liam Neeson, Matt Damon, and Tom Cruise, for example), real martial artists and athletes have been denigrated and sidelined to stunt capacities rather than leading man roles, which is a shame. In the downloadable age, very few action star hopefuls have been rising in the ranks of the industry, but one such man has been working incredibly hard in the martial arts and action world, and with the release of his latest film, the sword and sorcery fantasy film Knights of the Damned (currently out on DVD from Vertical Entertainment), Silvio Simac has proven that he’s someone to watch out for. In a diverse career that has
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‘Triple Threat’ Trailer: This Could Be a Martial Arts Movie Fan’s Dream

‘Triple Threat’ Trailer: This Could Be a Martial Arts Movie Fan’s Dream
If you recognize the names Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, and Tiger Chen without looking them up, then your day is about to get a whole lot better: the three martial arts movie stars (who appeared in films like Ong-Bak, The Raid, and Man of Tai Chi, respectively) have teamed up for a new action movie called Triple […]

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Triple Threat Teaser: Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais and Tiger Chen Team-Up

In which the headline says it all and I don't need to write anything else... Okay, well, that's not quite true. Only a few days after announcing they accquired the North American rights, WellGo USA has dropped a teaser to what is no doubt going to be a hotly anticipated title for 2018. Triple Threat sees Iko Uwais (The Raid: Redemption), Tony Jaa (Ong Bak) and Tiger Chen (Man of Tai Chi) as a band of rag-tag mercs who take on a gang of profesh assassins led by Scott Adkins. Directed by stunt veteran Jesse V. Johnson and co-starring Michael Jai White, Celina Jade and Jeeja Yanin, Triple Threat looks to hit the spot for those in need of some raw martial arts action. Watch...

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‘John Wick: Chapter 2′ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo | Written by Derek Kolstad | Directed by Chad Stahelski

2014′s John Wick took pretty much everyone by surprise. The third in a trilogy of action movies Keanu Reeves made in 2013/4, John Wick succeeded where 47 Ronin and The Man of Tai Chi (in which Reeves played the villain) didn’t. And that’s not to say that either of those films were sub-par, far from it. However there was something about the stoic, unstoppable hitman John Wick that resonated with audiences across the globe. And so three years later we finally get a sequel.

From the same writer/director team as the first film, Derek Kolstad and Chad Stahelski respectively, John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up where the first film left off. Literally. John heads back to the gang who stole his
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Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 6

It would turn out that Enthiran wouldn’t be the only Indian film that Yuen Woo Ping would work on. He would go on to create the fight scenes for the romantic thriller I (2014). Although it does have some well directed fight scenes throughout the film, its excessive length and overstretched plot don’t do the film any favours, making viewing of I a decidedly mixed bag. It also pales in comparison to his work on the previous year’s Man of Tai Chi. In some cases, there are a number of films that have fleeting appearances from Hong Kong stars, like Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014). Although Li Bingbing plays a main role in the film as Stanley Tucci’s assistant, there is blink and you will...

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Martial Arts Action Stars Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, and Tiger Chen Will Team Up for Triple Threat

If you're a fan of martial arts films, there's a movie called Triple Threat that you're going to want to keep your eye out for. The movie brings together three of today's most talented martial artists for the first time: Ong Bak star Tony Jaa, The Raid star Iko Uwais, and Man of Tai Chi star Tiger Chen. These guys are the ultimate badasses, and they will be squaring off against Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty, Doctor Strange), Ufc middleweight champ Michael Bisping, and action movie vet Michael Jai White.

According to THR, "The action kicks off after a billionaire's daughter becomes the target of a mercenary cartel. Her only protection are two down-on-their-luck fighters and a third who has vowed revenge against the others." They go on to clarify that "Jaa, Uwais and Chen are the protagonists, while American thespians Adkins, Bisping and White are the villains."

Triple Threat
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Action Stars Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais and Tiger Chen to Team for First Time in 'Triple Threat'

Action Stars Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais and Tiger Chen to Team for First Time in 'Triple Threat'
Talk about an action-star sextuple bill.

Ong Bak star Tony Jaa, The Raid breakout Iko Uwais and Tiger Chen (Man of Tai Chi) will square off against Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty), Ufc middleweight champ Michael Bisping and action movie vet Michael Jai White in Triple Threat.

Jesse Johnson is directing the feature, which hails from Arclight Films. Mike Selby of Sc Films International and Arclight’s Mike Gabrawy and Gary Hamilton are producing. Chen also is producing, as are Elliot Tong and Ying Ye.

The action kicks off after a billionaire's daughter becomes the target of a mercenary cartel. Her...
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‘Headshot’: Film Review

Although it has long been a staple of regional cinema, the traditional Southeast Asian martial art of silat burst onto the international scene in a big way with the debut of Gareth Evan’s 2011 action film The Raid and its 2014 sequel. In fact, silat expert Iko Uwais so impressed that smaller stunt roles in Keanu ReevesMan of Tai Chi and then Star Wars: The Force Awakens soon followed.

Meanwhile, writer-directors Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel (as The Mo Brothers) were developing their genre chops with Indonesian features Macabre and Killers, while Tjahjanto also contributed to U.S. omnibus horror...
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‘John Wick: Chapter 2′ Review

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo | Written by Derek Kolstad | Directed by Chad Stahelski

2014′s John Wick took pretty much everyone by surprise. The third in a trilogy of action movies Keanu Reeves made in 2013/4, John Wick succeeded where 47 Ronin and The Man of Tai Chi (in which Reeves played the villain) didn’t. And that’s not to say that either of those films were sub-par, far from it. However there was something about the stoic, unstoppable hitman John Wick that resonated with audiences across the globe. And so three years later we finally get a sequel.

From the same writer/director team as the first film, Derek Kolstad and Chad Stahelski respectively, John Wick Chapter 2 picks up where the first film left off. Literally. John heads back to the gang who stole his car
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Keanu Reeves: The King of Action!

Tom Jolliffe on Keanu Reeves, the king of action…

With John Wick: Chapter 2 in cinemas now, it seems a good time to take a look back over Keanu Reeves’ forays into the action genre. Over the years Reeves has dipped his toes into just about every genre. He broke out of course in comedy, becoming forever identified as Ted Theodore Logan in the two Bill and Ted films. He’s done dramas, thrillers, romance and horror films. He’s even done Shakespeare (not that the world, or indeed Reeves himself needs reminding of that). However, Ted Logan aside, his most iconic work has been in the action genre.

The ageless Reeves took his first foray into the genre back in 1991 with the cult classic, Point Break. Whilst undoubtedly he was overshadowed by Patrick Swayze in the film, what was apparent was that Reeves, while still actively trying to shake
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The Tao of Keanu Reeves, From 'Whoa!' to 'John Wick'

The Tao of Keanu Reeves, From 'Whoa!' to 'John Wick'
The appeal of Keanu Reeves – philosopher, lover, martial artist, musician, motorcycle enthusiast, movie star – is that he carries himself lightly, even in the movies that require him to turn from "cool breeze" (the Hawaiian translation of his first name, for those of you playing at home) to howling tempest. He's the type of guy who's had to deny being Buddhist, even though he's played the Buddha onscreen – because it's just widely assumed that he would swing that way religiously. ("I haven't take refuge in the dharma," he has assured us.
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Exclusive: Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne Dish on Their Fun 'Matrix' Reunion in 'John Wick: Chapter 2'

Exclusive: Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne Dish on Their Fun 'Matrix' Reunion in 'John Wick: Chapter 2'
In John Wick: Chapter 2, Keanu Reeves reprises his role as the eponymous master assassin for another round of insane gun play and gritty violence that puts him in the path of a brutal crime lord named The Bowery King, played by Laurence Fishburne.

The casting of Reeves' Matrix co-star was great news for action fans across the world, who are excited to see the pair reunite on the big screen for the first time since The Matrix Revolutions came out in 2003.

Recently, Et's Courtney Tezeno sat down with Reeves and Fishburne at a press junket for their new action epic to get the inside story on this long-awaited reunion came together.

Watch: Keanu Reeves Shows Off Impressive Action Skills at a Gun Range for 'John Wick: Chapter Two'

"I was at his house and we were talking, catching up," Reeves recounted. "He was saying that he really liked John Wick and I said, 'Oh you do
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Killer Role: Interview with the star of John Wick: Chapter 2, Keanu Reeves

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Killer Role: Interview with the star of John Wick: Chapter 2, Keanu ReevesKiller Role: Interview with the star of John Wick: Chapter 2, Keanu ReevesIngrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine2/9/2017 3:26:00 Pm

Keanu Reeves’ career has been defined by contradictions.

As a young actor he radiated an old soul, now as an older actor he embodies youth. He’s a movie star despite a limited acting range, and he’s a household name yet no one can tell you much about his personal life.

He’s best known for playing Neo in the game-changing Matrix trilogy, a role that showcased his laconic coolness and martial-arts skills. But the last Matrix pic hit theatres in 2003 and since then Reeves has been content to keep busy on Hollywood’s perimeter — appearing in small indie movies, directing his first film (the martial-arts movie Man of Tai Chi), and producing the documentary Side by Side,
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How Keanu Reeves and His Former Stunt Double Turned ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Into An Ass-Kicking Sequel for the Ages

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How Keanu Reeves and His Former Stunt Double Turned ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Into An Ass-Kicking Sequel for the Ages
John Wick” director Chad Stahelski was 30 years old when he heard the six magical words that changed his life forever: “Hey, you look like Keanu Reeves.”

For most of us, that would be a flattering compliment; for Stahelski, a stuntman and former kickboxer who got his start doubling for Brandon Lee after the actor was killed in a freak accident on “The Crow,” it was a call to action. “I was working on a show called ‘The Pretender,’” he recalled over a cup of coffee in the swank foyer of TriBeCa’s Greenwich Hotel, “and my boss noticed the resemblance. He said ‘You do all that martial arts stuff, right? They’re having an audition for something down in Burbank. Why don’t you go check it out after you’re done with this.”

Stahelski will never forget what happened next, even though it’s a miracle he can remember it at all.
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The Matrix Cast Reunite in John Wick 2 Premiere Photos

The Matrix Cast Reunite in John Wick 2 Premiere Photos
While fans still have to wait nine more days until John Wick 2 hits theaters, the stars all converged on Los Angeles last night for the world premiere of this action-packed sequel. The movie itself already serves as a reunion for Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne after playing Neo and Morpheus in the 1999 blockbuster The Matrix and its subsequent sequels, but the premiere added one more to the reunion. While she doesn't have a role in the film, Carrie-Anne Moss, who played Trinity in The Matrix trilogy, stopped by to support her former co-stars, and round out this Matrix "trinity" of stars, so to speak.

The photo was posted last night on the official Twitter account for John Wick: Chapter 2, showcasing the stars reuniting on the "black carpet." There has already been talk of John Wick 3, with director Chad Stahelski recently teasing that Lionsgate has asked him and writer
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If You Have to Visit Black Rock, This New Blu Is the Way to Go

Warner Archive Delivers the Best Way to Enjoy a Bad Day at Black Rock

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Pick of the WeekBad Day at Black Rock [Warner Archive]

What is it? A one-armed man arrives via train in a remote western town, and the populace reacts with suspicion and violence.

Why buy it? Spencer Tracy excels as the polite but mysterious stranger whose presence sets everyone on edge, and the more he probes the harder they push. The film explores threads of America’s deep-seated racism and small-town insulation, and it pairs that commentary with a steadily increasing suspense. The themes and actions here are still sadly relevant, even now, and it makes for an important watch that still manages to entertain. Tracy’s potential adversaries include Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Walter Brennan, and
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