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Check Out A New Still From The Upcoming RUROUNI KENSHIN Sequels

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Warner Bros. Japan took to the web on Saturday to unveil a new set photo for the upcoming release a new still from the upcoming sequels that will release next year for the Rurouni Kenshin film franchise. Produced Shinzô Matsuhashi and Minami Ichikawa and executive produced by Maya Fukuzawa and Hiroyoshi Koiwai, the two sequels follow the success of the first 2012 film based on the original 1994 manga from author Nobuhiro Watsuki.

Rurôni Kenshin: The Great Kyôto Fire Arc and Rurôni Kenshin: The End of a Legend Arc are directed by Keishi Ōtomo and will release in the summer of 2014 with actor Takeru Satoh reprising his role. Other cast members, returning and new, include Emi Takei, Yusuke Iseya, Munetaka Aoki, Yuu Aoi, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Yosuke Eguchi, Tatsuya Fujiwara, with Min Tanaka, Kazufumi Miyazawa, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Kaito Ōyagi, Maryjun Takahashi, Ryōsuke Miura and Lisa Ulliel.

Watch The New International Trailer For THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

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Writer and director Peter Jackson's second installation of the Middle Earth fantasy adventure, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, received a new international trailer which you can now view below. Releasing worldwide on nine dates between this December and February next year, the film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee and Hugo Weaving, with Evangeline Lilly, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Michael Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Ken Stott and Aidan Turner.
The film releases in the U.S. on December 13, 2013 courtesy of Warner Bros.
SYNOPSIS: The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure o…

Watch New Footage From FAST AND FURIOUS 7 (For Now)

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Several days ago, it was announced that Universal Pictures would share an exclusive sneak peek at a scene from Fast And Furious 7 in the upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray release of Fast And Furious 6. Movies.com brought the details of that scene featuring returning actors Vin Diesel, Christopher Bridges, Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson at the funeral scene for deceased character "Han" played by actress Sung Kang, with a glimpse of actress Gal Gadot who played "Gisele" through the second trilogy of the forthcoming Fast And Furious enealogy. You can now view that scene in the embed below (provided it isn't taken down).

Currently filming in Atlanta, Georgia for a July 11, 2014 release, Fast And Furious 7 is directed by James Wan, and also stars returning franchise cast members Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Bow Wow, Dwayne Johnson, Lucas Black and Nathalie Kelley, with newly added actress Nathalie Emmanuel, and actors Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Tony Jaa, Djimon Ho…

Kellan Lutz Stars In The Newly Titled THE LEGEND OF HERCULES

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Following a recently settled lawsuit between Lionsgate and MGM, Summit Entertainment has since unveiled its newest retitling of director Renny Harlin's epic fantasy action adventure, Hercules: The Legend Begins, now rebranded as, The Legend Of Hercules.

Releasing on January 10, 2014 in 2D and 3D as the first of two films (the other sepetately directed by Brett Ratner for MGM's August release), The Legend Of Hercules stars Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins and Gaia Weiss, with Liam McIntyre, Liam Garrigan, Johnathon Schaech, Roxanne McKee and Rade Serbedzija. The film is written by Daniel Gliat, and is produced by Danny Lerner, Les Weldon, Boaz Davidson and Harlin. 
SYNOPSIS:
In the epic origin story THE LEGEND OF HERCULES, Kellan Lutz stars as the mythical Greek hero -- the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to …

New Poster, Banners And Trailers For FIRESTORM

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Several new trailers and posters for writer and director Alan Yuen's latest action thriller, Firestorm, are here. The new feature debut from Yuen starring actor and producer Andy Lau and actor Gordon Lam is already the talk of the town with sites like Jaynestars lending its own praise for the film's authenticity to classic Hong Kong action.
The film is heading for Hong Kong theaters on December 12, 2013 in China, and on December 19th in 2D and 3D, and also stars Hu Jun, Yao Chen, Ray Lui, and Michael Wong, with appearances by Kenny Wong, Oscar Leung and Cheung Kwok Keung.
Check out two new trailers below, including new poster and banner art and the new English subbed fifth trailer right below the synopsis.
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A storm is heading to the city, and with it comes another occurrence so destructive, it vows to bring down everything it touches.   A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu Jun), armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent…

Watch The New Trailer For The South Korean Action Thriller, THE SUSPECT

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The so-called "Bourne formula" designed in recent years by the likes of writer and director Tony Gilroy and Paul Greengrass seems to be the way to go for a lot of movies these days. Visually, it's a formula that most notably works with the involvement of cuts in editing and choreography that garner the attention of a specific fan base, which is what director Won Shin-yeon seems to be doing for his latest epic fast-paced South Korean thriller, The Suspect.

A behind-the-scenes featurette trailer was unveiled earlier this month with actor Gao Yoon in full action star form, debuting in his first-ever lead role in an action movie about a former government agent on a mission of vengeance and in search of hidden enemy with nefarious plans that could threaten a nation. And on Friday this week, we now finally get to see a full trailer. So stay tuned for more information as it trickles.

Opening on December 24, 2013, The Suspect stars Yoon along with Park Hee-soon, Cho Seong-ha a…

Daniel Bernhardt Joins The Russian Mafia In Reeves' Next, JOHN WICK

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Promising a spectacular action packed revenge thriller, Deadline has reported that actor and martial arts action star, and The Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire co-star Daniel Bernhardt(Bloodsport 2, 3 and 4, The Cutter, Parker) has been added to the cast of the next Keanu Reeves-starring action vehicle, John Wick. Based on a screenplay by The Package scribe Mark Kolstad, the film features Reeves in the title role, following the story of a former hitman whose late wife's dog is murdered by a thug and his friends who steal his 1969 Ford Mustang, leading Wick to a climatic showdown with the thug's father, a Russian New York crime boss who makes Wick a target.

Produced by Basil Ilwaynk and Mike Witherill, and executive produced by Reeves along with Kevin Scott Frakes and Raj Brinder Singh for Thunder Road Pictures and H & W Movie Partners, the New York-based production of John Wick was intially announced back in May, marking the forthcoming directorial debut for Chad Stahelski a…

Gouken And Gouki Get Ready To Spar In A New Set Photo From STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN'S FIST

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Post by Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist.
From now through 2014, martial arts cinema and Street Fighter fans will continue to be teased with a series of set photos and stills of the forthcoming multi-platform chapterized movie, Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist. One of those photos includes Thanksgiving Day's newly unveiled look at actress Hyunri as Sayaka, and actors Togo Igawa as Master Gôtetsu, and actors Shogen Itokazu and Gaku Space portraying younger versions of characters Gôuken and Gôuki.

Based on the highly successful tournament fighting videogame franchise from Capcom, the new film from co-star, co-writer and creator and director Joey Ansah is expected to tell the epic origin story of characters Ryu and Ken (played by Mike Moh and film co-writer and creator Christian Howard), as they are faced with confronting the dark legacy of the Asatsuken (the Assasin's Fist), the deadly style in which they have trained their entire lives under the teachings of aged Master Gôu…

Dina Cataldi Powers Up In The Stellar New Trailer For MMPR!

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After completing its Fall season cross-country comic-con run, the new trailer aired publicly on Thanksgiving Day for the upcoming non-profit fan film episode of the inspired new vision of the long-running Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series titled MMPR. The new fan film, directed by Dominick Sivili, comes well over a year since Sivili began a successful crowdfunder for his highly ambitious take on the now 20-year old high energy television series which crossed over to America in the early 1990's courtesy of Saban Entertainment.
Coming in 2014, MMPR kicks off the new year with the first episode starring Dina Cataldi as the Blue Ranger, with future episodes featuring Don Money (Red Ranger), Ricky Barksdale (Black Ranger), and Kimberly (Pink Ranger) and Ashley Carvalho (Yellow Ranger). They are joined by actors John Damroth and Matt Meinsen, actors Robert Axelrod and Jerry Murdock as the respective voice and body of a newer take on 'Power Rangers' season two TV villain, Lor…

Watch The New International Teaser For ROBOCOP (ロボコップ)

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The new international TV spot for Robocop went online on Thursday hosted by Japanese subtitles and narration, and you can now catch it below courtesy of ComingSoon.net. Although no announcement yet for the film's Spring 2014 release date in Japan has been made, the film is expected to release on February 12 in North America, and on the 14th in other countries. Click HERE for the worldwide release dates, and be sure to catch the latest trailer at the very bottom.
Directed by Jose Padilha from a script by Josh Zetumer, Robocop stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Jennifer Ehle, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
SYNOPSIS: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years - and it's meant billions for OmniCorp's bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their contro…

Cryptik Soul Consumes The Streets In New Musical Action Short, BEEF & BROCCOLI

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It's been about a year since hip-hop artist, filmmaker and business mogul Damon Dash spent his days in Hong Kong with a talented crew of stunt professionals led by producer, stunt coordinator and Hong Kong Cinema historian Bey Logan for Dash's latest venture into interpretive shortfilm action with martial artist, model and hip hop performer J. Cheung titled Beef & Broccoli. Cheung, who goes by the stage name Cryptik Soul, takes the lead in this new sketch of action and hip-hop that sees him leading an entourage of beautiful women and taking on a gang of thugs in a crowded street market, and finishing off the butt-whoopery in a kung fu toe-to-toe with martial arts impressario and star of the upcoming film, Vor, actor Tom Caserto.
Cheung is slated to be heard in the pending music soundtracke for director Antony Szeto's upcoming action thriller, Fist Of The Dragon, and indie filmmaker Franklin Correa's upcoming gritty crime drama, Mistaken. Be sure to subscribe to Che…

Catch The New Series Teaser For Season 2 Of METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES!

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After launching a successful first season for the comic book-based French marketed TV series, Metal Hurlant Chronicles, season two is finally on its way with some new and returning cast members. Kicking off episode one are James Marsters and Michael Biehn, with the series set to include some of the biggest names in action cinema such as Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Silvio Simac, Michelle Lee and Darren Shahlavi, with fight choreography by Larnell Stovall. After showing out this past weekend at the Paris International Fantastic Film Festival, we now have a look at the new trailer, courtesy of Dread Central.
DESCRIPTION: In the lineage of fantastic series such as Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits, Metal Hurlant Chronicles is the adaptation of the world renowned magazine of the same name. Discover the live versions of these exceptional comics by the writers of X MEN , BATMAN , SPIDERMAN , IRON MAN , GI JOE , STAR WARS , SUPERMAN, BLADE etc,... Fitted for the international market, eac…

JCVD Hates Guns But Will Kill You With His Bare Hands In The New Trailer For ENEMIES CLOSER!

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It's funny, whenever I see actors Tom Everett Scott and Orlando Jones, I think about that drummer from That Thing You Do and the actor from the syndicated sketch comedy series, Mad TV. Scott and Jones are the last two people you would expect to see in a movie starring opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme as two former military servants at odds with each other amidst the emergence of a murderous drug smuggler and his small army.
Well, director Peter Hyams in his latest return to the set with the Belgian epic Volvo truck splitter since their previous time together on the set of Timecop and Sudden Death, made it happen once again for the forthcoming North American release of the new thriller, Enemies Closer. And after releasing an international trailer a few months ago, we now have a new viral trailer making the rounds courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, which shares more of the narrative shared between our two conflicted protagonists and their newfound foe.
Van Damme's segments here are beyond…

AROUND THE WEB: Super Mario Vs. Link, Second Chances And Fighting Social Networking Distractions

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Three new spectacular action shorts made their way online this week, and for this, we have to thank the participants of independent film groups, the California-based teams EMC Monkeys and SubOverHype, Canada's own Yung Lee of GakAttack.

The first features a brand new interpretive comedic action short titled Live Action Super Mario vs Link, with EMC member Xin Wuku back as a fired-up Super Mario opposite actor Johnny Yang as the classic Legend Of Zelda character, Link, with a special (royal) appearance by Thousand Pounds Action Company's own, actress Amy Johnston, as the captive princess waiting for her rescue...but from which hero? Check it out!

The second brings our friends from SubOverHype back to the screen in a dramatic new skit titled Second Chances. Written by Laura Brooks and co-writer and director Caine Sinclair, their new situational drama shares an artful, surreal look at conflicting situations, rendering the finale with a noteworthy reflection on starting over. It&…

Catch The Brand New Trailer For HERCULES: THE LEGEND BEGINS!

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The new trailer for director Renny Harlin's upcoming action epic, Hercules: The Legend Begins, made its world premiere online on Tuesday, with actor Kellan Lutz playing the titular role of the demigod who rises against the empire he once served. Written by Daniel Gliat, the film also stars Scott Adkins, Liam McIntyre, Liam Garrigan, Gaia Weiss, Johnathon Schaech, Roxanne McKee and Rade Serbedzija, and is produced by Danny Lerner, Les Weldon, Boaz Davidson and Harlin. 
Hercules: The Legend Begins is set for a January 10, 2014 2D and 3D release courtesy of Summit Entertainment.
SYNOPSIS: In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose,…

Watch The Second Explosive Teaser For GUARDIAN!

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July saw a fresh, explosive first teaser for Indonesia's latest upcoming bilingual action thriller, Guardian, from executive producer Sarjono Sutrisno and director Helfi Kardit. This week, a brand new second teaser is online and delves right into a little bit more of the film's narrative with some dialogue from the cast, in addition to another peak into the action, by way of Kardit's own admiration for Hollywood blockbusters namely reminiscent of the Bourne franchise, and films by filmmakers Michael Mann and the late Tony Scott.

Primed for a 2014 release after its pending film festival run, Guardian stars Sarah Carter, Dominique Diyose, Belinda Camesi, Tio Pakusadewo, Nino Fernandez, Kimmy Jayanti, Ganindra Bimo, Claudia Soraya, Naomi Zaskia and Alina Malina.
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After Wisnu got killed in his own house, his wife Sarah urge their daughter Marsya to train martial art which she despise. Until the day Paquita and her gang come to hunt them. Sarah ask for help from her dea…

Watch The Second Trailer For NINJA 2: SHADOW OF A TEAR

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The eagerly-awaited martial arts action thriller, Ninja 2: Shadow Of A Tear has a new trailer this week, as we near its forthcoming U.S. release. As far as new footage goes, there's only a teeny bit with the action segments staying roughly similar to what was already seen in the first trailer, so there's pretty much no spoiling it from here on out unless you've already seen the film during its festival run in September.

Directed by Isaac Florentine, Ninja 2: Shadow Of A Tear releases its way home on December 31, 2013, and stars Scott Adkins, Mika Hiji, Kane Kosugi, Shun Sugata and Vithaya Pansringarm, with co-star and fight choreographer Tim Man.
SYNOPSIS: Casey Bowman has finally settled down. He's happily married to Namiko (who is pregnant with their first child), living in Japan and teaching at the Koga dojo. While buying her a present, Casey is attacked by two punks. He shrugs it off, assuming it to be a simple mugging. But when Namiko is brutally murdered later tha…

Gary Daniels Wages War On The Underworld In The New Teaser For MISFIRE

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Co-writer, producer and director R. Ellis Frazier went viral a few months ago with a new teaser for his upcoming international action thriller, Misfire. The film sees action powerhouse Gary Daniels taking on Mexico's criminal underworld in search of his ex-wife while facing his own demons in the process.

The teaser illustrates some very surreal slow-motion shots featuring Daniels dodging a hail of bullets and explosions, and a dark tone accentuated by very loud grunge metal with no dialogue, offering a fresh look into a new Gary Daniels action vehicle that is sure to please action fans upon its 2014 release next to Daniels' next film from Ara Paiaya, Skin Traffik.
Misfire has since been acquired worldwide at this year's AFM, so we will learn more in the months ahead. The film also stars Vanessa Vasquez, Michael Greco, Luis Gatica, Geoffrey Ross, Patricia Peinado Cruz, Justin Nesbitt, Anthony J. Rickert-Epstein and Fabian Lopez.
SYNOPSIS: Johnny wakes from a drunken stupor in …

JCVD Kicks Nature In The Face In The New Trailer For WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

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Actor Jean Claude Van-Damme is continuing his latest string of come back films with the pending releases of the Peter Hyams-directed Enemies Closer in January 24, 2014, followed by the forthcoming release of director Rob Meltzer's long-awaited nature comedy, Welcome To The Jungle. The latter received a brand new trailer on Tuesday to headline its VoD/limited theatrical release on February 7, and already shows ample humor, comedic action with a fresh cast, over-the-top raunchy gags and overexaggerated spectacle enough to keep JCVD fans attached for the laughs.
Watch the new trailer below.
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Legendary action star Jean-Claude Van Damme takes on his first comedic role and joins Adam Brody, Rob Huebel, Kristen Schaal, Megan Boone, and Dennis Haysbert in "Welcome to the Jungle". This laugh-out-loud comedy follows a group of unsuspecting office workers who find themselves stranded on a desert island when a corporate retreat led by unhinged former Marine Storm Rothchild (VA…

Film Of The Week: THE WORLD'S END (2013)

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Director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for a third film following the successes "Shaun of the Dead" (2004) and "Hot Fuzz" (2007). In "The World's End," 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries.REVIEW:

The World's End was my first experience watching any of the "Three-Flavors Cornetto Trilogy" movies on the big screen. Actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost make a great …

CHAMPION ROAD: My Chat With Actor TOMMY LENG

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It's not everyday you get to meet boxing champion Manny Pacquiao. Although if you live somewhere in California, you are likely to bump into at least one individual who gets to taste just a little bit of that celebrity quite regularly. His name is Tommy Leng, actor, nine-year athlete, six-year veteran screenfighter, stuntman and member of the highly acclaimed cinematic action performance and independent filmmaking team, EMC Monkeys.
The team recently featured Leng in a new promo to showcase another one of their concepts for action design titled Champion Road, which you can view at the bottom of the page. The skit features Leng donning a pair of boxing gloves as the iconic Flipino boxer up against actor Malcolm McAllister as Floyd Mayweather, and illustrates another in a string of innovative film ideas for Team EMC to hopefully be able to build off on.
In light of the instavideo above, shot during the broadcast of Saturday night's match between Pacquiao and Brandon Rios at Buf…

Watch Togo Igawa Erupt During ADR For STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN'S FIST

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Post production continues on actor, writer and director Joey Ansah's forthcoming multi-platform live-action feature film, Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist. Hopefully you are all already subscribed to the project's official page by now and are clued-in on what's happening with this amazing ambitious project led by Ansah along with fellow lead actor and co-writer/creator Christian Howard.

However, in case you are just now catching onto things, the film, which will also be released as an episodic series in several parts, has undergone specific ADR sessions in Los Angeles with the cast. The official SFAF Facebook page and Twitter recently shared some photos with Ansah and Howard, in addition to actors Akira Koieyama and Togo Igawa taking on their respective roles as Masters Gôken and Gôtetsû.

Followers also got a small glimpse of the post production stage with Igawa in the recording booth recording a scene that involved some pretty intense and powerful screaming (the vid…

Tony Jaa And The Rock Share A Photo-Op On The Set Of FAST 7

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One of the most gifted martial artists in the world. Brother, Tony Jaa. #Thailand#Respect#MuayBoranpic.twitter.com/5DzBOu5I45
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 23, 2013
One of the biggest main elements expected to mark the release of director James Wan's induction into Universal Pictures's highly successful Fast And Furious franchise is the level of hand-to-hand fight performance being coordinated for the upcoming release of The Fast And Furious 7. Some of the viral media featuring Jason StathamVin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez training with international action star Tony Jaa and UFC defending champion and newcomer actress Ronda Rousey has lended some pretty high expectations, in the action department, which guarantees the particular cast expansion seen here in the next film next film will include a little something for everyone, and hopefully, as Diesel himself puts it, "...in a very cool way.".
That said, the latest on-set teaser photos with Jaa and action …

Watch The Brand New U.S. Trailer For RAZE

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After featuring a red-band trailer in October, IFC Midnight's upcoming release of the TriBeCa film festival 2013 favorite all-female underground throwdown thriller, Raze arrived online with new trailer this weekend. Raze features actresses Zoë Bell and Rachel Nichols as two of fifty women kidnapped and trapped in a closed-circuit underworld nightmare of fists, blood and horror overseen by rich, elite gamemasters betting their earnings.
The film also stars Rebecca Marshall, Bailey Anne Borders, Allene Quincy, Tracie Thoms, Doug Jones, Sherilyn Fenn, Amy Johnston, Rebecca Marshall, Bruce Thomas, Tara Macken, Adrienne Wilkinson and Nicole Steinwedell, and will get a digital and limited theatrical release on January 10, 2014.
SYNOPSIS: Awakening after being abducted, JAMIE finds herself in a concrete bunker, and she discovers that she is not alone. She and SABRINA, a fellow abductee, both soon realize that they are in a modern day “coliseum” where, along with 48 other women, they are c…

Watch Shoko Nakagawa And Her Enchanted Bear Kill Zombies In The New Full Trailer For NUIGULUMAR Z: GOTHIC LOLITA BATTLE BEAR

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After unveiling a teaser back in August and hitting the film festival circuit in Stockholm this month, cult filmmaking favorite Noboru Iguchi is back with the full trailer for the sexy tokusatsu action adventure flick, Nuiguluar Z: Gothic Lolita Battle Bear. Based on a novel and song concept by author and Kinniku Shouju Tai frontman Kenji Ohtsuji, the film stars actress, idol and otaku personality Shoko Nakagawa as the newest superheroine to defend mankind against a zombie apocalypse. The film also stars martial artist and actress Rina Takeda who also suit-doubled for Nagakawa for the spectacular fight scenes, in addition to playing one of the villains.

Hiroshi Neko, Mao Ichimichi and Koto Takagi round out the cast of the film which is set for a January 25, 2014 Japan release.

SYNOPSIS:
Gothic lolita fashion enthusiast Yumeko Ayukawa, nicknamed Dameko, possesses the ability to merge with her talking pink teddy bear Buusuke to form Nuigulumar, a sexy leather-clad superheroine. Using her…

Go Behind-The-Scenes Of UK Action Drama Short, DOG

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After releasing the new trailer for their upcoming 40-minute UK action crime drama, Dog, writer and director Robin Schmidt unveiled several more bits on his vimeo channel, including a brief on-set interview with him and producer and lead actor Simon Wan, and a behind-the-scenes look on the set. The film comes from crowdfunding efforts led by Schmidt and Wan earlier this year, both who make up the UK indie film production group, We Are Supermassive, in collaboration with co-star and fight supervisor Martin Wan and fight choreographer Chris Jones accompanie

Cage Fighting, Nakedness And More In The New NSFW Trailer For RED X PINK!

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Director Koichi Sakamoto is a WAY different man of film nowadays. I mean, I'm astonished! The man has sure come a long way from his days with Alpha Stunts while working on Power Rangers and Mark Dacascos action vehicle Drive. And if his latest work is proof of nothing else (i.e. Travelers, Innocent Lillies), it concludes that the veteran stuntman and stunt coordinator has come into his own, with sexy, gorgeous women front-and-center and in on the action... and not just the usual...well...action.

Basically, if you're at work, you shouldn't look at this. Rather, take a minute, grab your smartphone and act like you just got an emergency call that needed to be taken privately, and then watch actresses Yukia Haga, Rina Koike, Asami Tada and Ayame Misaki in the newest NSFW trailer for Sakamoto's latest risque sexy action fight flick, Red X Pink, based on prize-winning author Kazuki Sakuraba's 2003 publication surrounding four women who partake in cage fighting.

February…

SPL 2 Offers A Tease At The Synopsis

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Pictures are still pouring in from the celebratory dinner shared by director Pou Soi Cheang (a.k.a. Terence Cheung) and those involved in the currently developing, tentatively titled action thriller sequel, SPL 2: The Rise Of Wong Po. Wilson Yip is set to produce from a screenplay by Jill Leung and Huang Ying with action choreography by Dion Lam whose previous work ranges from Hong Kong to Hollywood with titles like Black Mask, The Storm Riders, The Matrix Trilogy, Doom and Spider-Man 2.
While it is also known that action stars Wu Jing and Tony Jaa will be starring in the film, not much is yet known of actor Ken Lo's involvement since seeing him in earlier images. So things are still early at the moment, but the folks at Filmbiz.Asia learned a little more about the film's synopsis submitted to government censorship board SARFT, who greenlit the film for production in late summer.
According to Kevin Ma, the synopsis of the film focuses on "a Thai prison guard who needs to…

A Lawless City Meets A New Breed Of Hero In BIKE COP!

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Independent filmmaker Julian Wilkins launched his new webseries this week titled Bike Cop. Formerly titled Bike Cop: Begins, development on the project has been on-going for a couple of years now and underwent a few changes before initially crowdfunded for the purpose of an ambitious new independent action film from Canada-based Red Eye Studios.

The first episode is now available online to give you a small taste of what's to come. As far as indie film goes, Wilkins wasn't afraid to have a little fun and push the envelope every now and then with some of the violence and zany comedy. Awkward humor, noir-ish interludes, some satire, over-the-top character delivery, excessive blood splatter and fake accents, accompanied by the usual screenfighting action talent from the amazing folks of Canadian martial arts cinema stunt troupe, Eclipse Stunts, are what you get from Wilkins' new product. And you can expect new 10-minute episodes to air on the official YouTube channel every Tues…

Go Behind The Scenes With Andy Lau And The Cast And Crew Of FIRESTORM

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Writer and director Alan Yuen's latest directorial debut, the $20 million dollar action drama, Firestorm, is expected to kick off the ScreenSingapore Film Festival at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel on December 4 before its Hong Kong release on the 19th. And we now have two new behind-the-scenes clips to help get you in on the action.

Produced by Bill Kong, Firestorm is primed for a 2D and 3D release, and stars Andy Lau and Gordon Lam along with Hu Jun, Ray Lui and Eddie Cheung.
SYNOPSIS: A storm is heading to the city, and with it comes another occurrence so destructive, it vows to bring down everything it touches.  A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu Jun), armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent armored car heist in broad daylight in a crowded street. Whoever tries to get in their way, they will show no mercy. This puts the police force to shame and humiliation.  A hardboiled senior police inspector Lui (Andy Lau), hot on the trails …

Enter Gowe's 16-Bit World Of Poetic Wonder In AURORA

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Being that I'm in a musical mood lately, I felt like highlighting the latest entry into Machinima's 2nd Annual Online Interactive Film Festival from 2nd-generation Chinese-American underground hip hop artist, Gowe, titled Aurora. Completed and aired back in February, it has all the trimmings of all the kinds of 80's and 90's anime and gaming fanfare being used to highlight Gowe's message, which also apparently involves robots, lasers, supermoves, spaceflight, a girl with wings, and a 16-bit likeness of Gowe himself kicking ass, armed with a rocket launcher, and yes...explosions, of course.

Good times. Follow Gowe on Twitter. In Aurora, Gowe describes the battles in his musical journey as an independent artist against his harsh critics and the conformity of mainstream entertainment. The animation pays homage to both new and old video games of the 8-bit and 16-bit eras, classic arcades, 90's cartoons, and Japanese animé.

Watch The Explosive New Trailer For SABOTAGE!

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In light of a four new stills unveiled on Wednesday, Open Road Films unleashed the latest trailer for the April 11, 2014 theatrical release of director David Ayer's latest action heist thriller, Sabotage. The film underwent some reshoots earlier this year, in addition to a few name changes since its first working title was announced as Ten and Breacher, which left some room for debate over what would have made a better title (which was also the case for Schwarzenegger's October prison break thriller, The TombThe Escape Plan). Although, from the looks of the trailer, the name shouldn't be a huge issue-the trailer pretty much speaks for itself as another high mark for the blockbuster actor since returning back into the fray from California politics.
Executive produced by Alex Ott, Sabotage also features Sam Worthington, Mireille Enos, Joe Manganiello, Terrence Howard, Josh Holloway, Olivia Williams, Max Martini, Harold Perrineau and Josh Holloway. The film is produced by Bi…

Simon Wan Is Hungry For Blood In The New Shortfilm Trailer For DOG

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After a lengthy post production period that followed what was once an original concept for a dual-themed music video featuring MTA Records hip hop recording artist Dream McClean before turning into something much more ambitious, we now have a new trailer for the upcoming gritty martial arts shortfilm, Dog.

Set for a late 2013/early 2014 release, Dog is written and directed by independent filmmaker Robin Schmidt and is the latest long-awaited collaboration from Schmidt's independent company, We Are Supermassive, and martial arts stage and film stunt and choreography team, SG Action. Dog stars actor and producer Simon Wan, along with McClean, Martin Wan, Sophia del Pizzo, and Henry Maynard with fight choreography by Chris Jones.
SYNOPSIS: A gangster's pet hitman is charged with baby sitting a building and the only thing stopping him going mad is an old gameboy and his noodles. One night a young woman looking for a flame for her drugs and a pillow for her head changes his whole un…

SNOWPIERCER Director Bong Joon-Ho: "We're Talking A Lot About Keeping The Original Cut."

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It was intially reported back in August that film distributors over at The Weinstein Company were going to release a version of director Bong Joon-Ho's latest science fiction action epic, Snowpiercer, which would have twenty minutes of the film removed. The initial report from IF Magazine quoted writer and film festival programmer Tony Rayns who said "TWC people have told Bong that their aim is to make sure the film ‘will be understood by audiences in Iowa… and Oklahoma,’”, further adding that TWC's treatment of the film for the U.S., which would unnecessarily add opening and closing voice overs and remove a lot of the character development that was so elemental for the film's success, was also reflection on other English-speaking areas for which they pre-bought the rights to the film earlier on.
At this point, the film was already generating favorable reviews which only increased between its South Korean premiere, its record-breaking debut in France and the upward res…