Saturday, November 28, 2015

ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHANGHAI: A Renewed Kung Fu Tale With A New Face For Kung Fu Fans

Actor Philip Ng is currently bound for what's sure to be a breakout role as the legendary marital artist and film star, Bruce Lee in director George Nolfi's new film, Birth Of The Dragon. In the meantime, Ng has definitely left an impression on fans of the martial arts genre with a career in which he's worn several hats, including the stunt department. It's a career that otherwise lined-up a very opportune moment for Ng in the role of the classic Chinese hero, Ma Yongzhen in director Wong Ching-Po's 2014 film, Once Upon A Time In Shanghai.

YOU CAN'T HEAR ME, YOU CAN'T SEE ME, But You Can Do Both With A Ten Second Teaser Clip From The New Action Short!

With Street Society helmer Awi Suryadi and actor and martial artist Andrew Suleiman still working the festival rounds with their latest Holy Bastards proof short, You Can't Hear Me, You Can't See Me, I'm guessing we are not too far off from its online release. As for what that means for its feature film prospects, I am uncertain, although the short itself guarantees something particularly fun for fans of the genre, and I've said that many times in the past year and a half I've discussed it.

ZHONG KUI: SNOW GIRL &THE DARK CRYSTAL: A CG-Enhanced Love Story That Will Leave You Soul-Searching

I choose to believe that better days are ahead for CG in Asian cinema. For now, what we get is a mixed-bag in at least one particular entry into fantasy wuxia with Zhao Tianyu's latest, Zhong Kui: Snow Girl & The Dark Crystal, yet another foray into Chinese folklore that boldly goes all-in on visual spectacle to encompass its epic scope. It's a noteworthy effort but it's not without its stumbles.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Get Another Close Up Of Our Killer Villains In The Upcoming Short, ZAMBO DENDE!

Director Riccardo Gabrielli R.'s superhero action short, Zambo Dende, is still in post production with a trailer arriving between now and early next month. In the meantime hopefully you've kept up in the last year or more since this project started taking shape as it advances the prospects of a Latin American superhero entering the arena of today's saturated market laden with comic book movie fandom.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Get A Kick Out Of The New Teaser For KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE!

With the promise of a sequel already in play, director John Stockwell's latest induction into the reboot category with Kickboxer: Vengeance is on deck for a release in 2016. The film is still in post production with the forthcoming acting debut of stuntman and martial artist Alain Moussi who reprises the role of Kurt Sloan, as previously legendary film star Jean-Claude Van Damme who joins in as the master who trains Kurt to avenge his brother's death at the hands and knees of the vicious Muay Thai fighter, Tong Po, now played by Dave Bautista.

Over 100 Set Photos And 20 Minutes Of Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Pedring Lopez's New Action Horror, NILALANG

Director Pedring Lopez's latest action horror thriller, Nilalang, remains on deck for a similataneous local release on December 25 coinciding with this year's Metro Manila Film Festival installation. In the meantime, the promotional campaign continues for what looks to be deemed as a reinforcing milestone for former adult entertainer Maria Ozawa who is journeying toward a more career centric on serious roles.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Pits Heroes Against Heroes In The New Teaser!

With friends like these, who needs enemies? I suppose we'll learn more by 2019 after the Infinity War erupts for the Avengers end of the MCU, but for now we have what's coming to us in the latest installment of the Marvel movie saga, Captain America: Civil War.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

REEDEMER Gets A Homecoming Release For Its Star!

I can't say much on why it took so long for Chile to finally get a release for director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza's most recent martial arts action thriller, Redeemer. Nevertheless, the film finally has a release set for December 3, and hopefully Chileans have taken heed to the good press this film has already gotten since its Fantastic Fest debut late last year.

Tom Cruise To Rediscover THE MUMMY For Universal

Universal Pictures has been keen on reamping its Monsterverse for a while now, with particular respect to last year's origin thriller, Dracula Untold with Luke Evans. Since then the studio had already begun developing a reboot of The Mummy apart from its preceding trilogy which starred Brendan Fraser, with Chris Morgan joining fellow producer Alex Kurtzman who will also direct the reboot.

Marvel Officially Announces Principal Photography On DOCTOR STRANGE

The next phase of the Marvel craze is already upon us with Captain America: Civil War on track for May of next year among other titles forthcoming. Hardcore comic book geeks can pretty much figure out what's left after this but the journey is finally beginning with an official announcement from Marvel regarding principal photography on Doctor Strange which releases a little less than a year from now.

Warner Bros. Adavances WHITE KNIGHT With Scott Cooper In Talks To Direct

Deadline reports that Crazy Heart and Out Of The Furnace helmer Scott Cooper is well on the way to board a potential franchise launcher, White Knight, for Warner Bros. The studio is reportedly advancing the film in the vein of Bourne and 007 with a plot that centers on a disgraced secret service agent hired to protect the family of an arms dealer only to find himself at the center of a global CIA manhunt.

Alexander Nevsky's BLACK ROSE Buds With Exclusive New Photos!

With debut director and rising action star Alexander Nevsky (Moscow Heat, Treasure Raiders) fresh from the successful market sales of his 2014 overseas hit, Black Rose, release dates remain pending for 17 countries around the world. The film represents the next stage of Nevsky's career ascension stemming from his successes in Russia as a three-time Mr. Universe winner before establishing himself as a notable film producer, and with particular adherance to a certain goal.

Monday, November 23, 2015

THE HIT LIST - November 23, 2015

So I pretty much spent my weekend doubling down on a serious Netflix binge. It was a necessary evil though, so I'm sure it'll benefit me sometime in the not-too-distant future after this. In the meantime, I've gotten a few goodies together for this week's Hit List which I've just edited at the last minute for your viewing pleasure.

DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Gets A Futuristic First Look Through Time In A New Promo

Guaranteed whatever timeline you follow within the CW's establishment of DC Comics properties, DC's Legends Of Tomorrow reassures a great time for superhero fandom on television. We gained an extensive glimpse into the show back in May and with that footage now offline, the network has officially unveiled new footage showcasing what's in store.

Big Guns, Bill Goldberg And Many Points In The New Trailer For CHECK POINT

Director Thomas J. Churchill's latest, Check Point, has already made a few rounds at Comic-Con in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is now rolling out its official trailer for the public to see. I haven't seen former wrestler-turned-actor Bill Goldberg in a while so it's nice to see him back on screen along with the likes of actress Michelle Lee and William Forsythe.