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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Emmanuelle Chriqui Gets Back To Work In The New Season 2 Trailer For Crackle Series, CLEANERS


A new trailer has been unveiled for the forthcoming premiere of the second season of digital series, Cleaners. The show is one of a handful of series of multi-genre programs launched by Crackle, a unit of Sony Pictures Television, since its announcement last May with its premiere six months later.

The Bailey Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014)


SYNOPSIS:
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team--the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits--Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand--with the galaxy's fate in the balance. 
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which first appeared in comic books in MARVEL SUPER-HEROES #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. 
James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige producing, and Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and James Gunn, with screenplay by James Gunn. Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014. 
In addition to "Guardians of the Galaxy," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" on April 4, 2014; "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on May 1, 2015; and "Ant-Man" on July 31, 2015.

REVIEW:

Marvel Studios has established itself as a powerhouse in the market. Whether you're a comic book fan or not, the movies themselves are made at such a high level of expertise that you can't help but be a fan of at least one film. Captain America: The Winter Soldier raised the bar with it's intellectual story, espionage thriller approach, and the best hand-to-hand combat of any Marvel film to date. That really put the pressure on Guardians of the Galaxy to deliver, and it did...some of the time.

This review will NOT contain spoilers.

Edward Zwick Will Direct Live Action Manga, SOUL REVIVER

And just when you thought Hollywood was through with reworking live-action Japanese properties for the big screen, here comes another!

Make Room For Caesar In The New Trailer For THE EXPENDABLES 3

Provided that you weren't a selfish jizzbag and illegally downloaded director Patrick Hughes's new film, The Expendables 3, two weeks from its release, the latest minute-long trailer for the upcoming action thriller offers just a little bit of new footage for fans otherwise waiting for the film's big screen opening.

Harry Shum Jr. Will Defend Legendary Weaponry In CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON 2!

Harry Shum Jr. as Kuai Liang in Mortal Kombat Legacy: Season 2
Production has commensed on director and action auteur Yuen Woo-Ping's new film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2: The Green Destiny, and a cast is now assembling that so far includes returning sequel actress Michelle Yeoh and actors Donnie Yen and Nicholas Tse. Production is tentatively expected to last through November this year, and as we move forward, the film is still making announcements on who will officially star, aside from leaving a few names of interest that are otherwise worth mentioning.

Watch The Official Music Video For RUROUNI KENSHIN 2 And 3!

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, the first of director Keishi Otomo's two-part finale to the titular trilogy will finally be out today overseas in Japan long after fans have been glittered with continuous trailers, TV spots and posters.

Hollywood Ninja Presents: BALIW CRAZY STYLE

Open to rekindle the flames of Filipino action cinema, independent filmmaker Jeff Centauri is on a mission to bring back the glory days of a genre once widely supported in his own country up until the late 1990's and early 2000's. They're small steps considering it's a zero budget affair, but each are greatly significant in contributing to what he wants to see happen for the action cinema niche in his own country.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

[UPDATED] Is Jamie Foxx Getting Ready To Play Mike Tyson In A New Film?


Update 4:29pm EST: Variety has confirmed that actor Jamie Foxx is in talks to portray Mike Tyson in a yet-to-be-titled feature film, penned by writer Terence Winter and produced by Foxx's manager Rick Yorn. The film is reportedly without a studio at the moment while the details of what Winter's script will entail are being ironed out for a transition to the silver screen. There was no mention of Martin Scorsese but things could change, so stay tuned!

EARLIER REPORT:

Subscribers of Cartoon Network will be able to get a glimpse of an animated version of former boxer Mike Tyson this Fall in the zany new series, Mike Tyson Mysteries during Adult Swim, following its recent push at San Diego Comic-Con. But the entertainment headlines don't end there.

CINEMATIC FIGHT STUDIO: One Year Later

From L to R: Neyssan Falahi, Adam Lee and Lang Yip of Cinematic Fight Studio
It's not often that I see my own news site get credited in a press release. Point in fact, I had one horror story earlier this year in which I wrote an article promoting a crowdfunder for a shortfilm thay ended up being plagiarized in not one, but two press releases. Since then, I demanded answers and a change to the content, but I never heard back from the person in charge of those press releases. Quite an unpleasant time indeed.

However, this time it's a little different. And needless to say, it feels very gratifying on several levels.

Toshiaki Karasawa Lights Up The Camera In The New Trailer For IN THE HERO!

A second official trailer for director Masaharu Take's new drama, In The Hero is online ahead of its Japan release on September 6 courtesy of Toei. The new film, written by Keiya Mizuno and Lee Bong-Ou, presents what promises to deliver a captivating story surrounding the struggles of a passionate veteran suit stunt actor training a younger, popular prodigy ahead of a film in which the director may be more demanding of the dangerous feats he wants performed for the camera.

MARY KOM Knocks Out The Competition In The New Biopic Teaser And Trailer

If you were ever looking forward to the feature-length presence of a strong female figure this summer, feel free to pan over here where international sales agent Viacom 18 is currently pushing the latest athletic biographical fight pic based on the life and times of Indian boxer, Olympian bronze medalist and biography author, Mary Kom. Actress Priyanka Chopra takes the lead in the thrilling sports drama which was announced in 2012 by producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the same year the real-life Kom became the only female boxer to qualify for the summer Olympics, on top of being a five-time world amateur champion, and then some.

LBP Stunts Chicago Presents: MIDNIGHT RUN


I'm not too sure if this has anything to do with the classic DeNiro/Grodin 1988 road comedy of the same name, but it does carry its own weight.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

KILL BILL: THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR Is Coming In 2015!


If you attended San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, you might have come across director Quentin Tarantino making the rounds to promote his Django Unchained/Zorro crossover comic. In light of this and other news, it turns out the retro cinema throwback visionary auteur best known for his work on cult hits like Resevoir Dogs, Jackie Brown and the incomparable Pulp Fiction is currently doing business with The Weinstein Company to theatrically a longer verison of his two-part martial arts spaghett-western kunoichi smash hit, Kill Bill.

Father And Son Join Forces In The New Trailer For SNIPER: LEGACY

You know a franchise has been successful when it continues to remain relevant, especially for a direct-to-DVD run. It's been more than twenty years since actor Tom Berenger took the role of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Beckett in the 1993 film, Sniper with director Luis Llosa.

Check Out The Kickass Monekymaker Sisters In The New Shortfilm Trailer For BEHIND EVERY GREAT MAN!


Action films are awesome to watch, especially if the performances are done by trained stunt professionals who know how to act. The case is often made on this site as a platform for stunt professionals who can creating high quality action content, including the professionals over at California-based film and stunt training facility 87 Eleven Action Design who are back to do just that with their newest shortfilm, Behind Every Great Man.

ACTION WITH A MESSAGE: A Word With Dorian Kingi And Linda Jewell For The New Shortfilm, VIOLENCE

It was back in 2012 that stuntman and award-winning independent filmmaker Dorian Kingi took to his third stint behind the camera for dramatic action short that coupling dramatic action and themes with the assembly of raw stunt talent. The project in question is titled Violence, existing under the PMV Entertainment indie film banner founded by fellow actor and stuntman Jason Sweat, and hosts principal performances by Solomon Brende and Xingu Rodil starring as two guys who rush to a graffiti wall owned by a group of thugs to settle the score for brutally attacking their friends.

I got a chance to talk to a few of the people involved in the making of Violence, including Kingi, who explained some of his motives behind the project, among a few other things. He was quite forward and very insightful in many of his answers.

The Final Battle Highlights Eleven New Posters For THE FOUR 3D!


Enlight Pictures got the week started with the brand new teaser for the forthcoming finale of the Gordon Chan-directed trilogy, The Four 3D, in addition to a slate of stills from the film. On Tuesday, the push continued as fans and followers of the film were granted a look at eleven new posters, including nine one-sheets featuring the main cast.

Monday, July 28, 2014

KUNDO: AGE OF THE RAMPANT Gets A North American Release Date!

To say that director Yoon Jong-bin's latest Korean period action epic, Kundo: Age Of The Rampant, had a great opening weekend since last Friday would be quite an understatement. To date, the film has earned KRW23.4 billion, beating out How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, while others like Transformers: Age Of Extinction and the Korean crime thriller, The Divine Move, stood their ground in the first six spots.

The Sexy New Red-Band Trailer For SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Cuts Straight To The Chase!

The new trailer for Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For, may very well be the sexiest trailer I have ever seen for any action movie as of late. Ever.

THE ONG BAK TRILOGY Home DVD Release Gets A New Trailer

In Thailand, you are given several names when you were born. But when Tatchakorn Yeerum took to the film stage and partook in the legendary legacy of stellar cinematic action, the world would come to know him as the one and only Tony Jaa, star of the 2003 break out hit, Ong Bak.

Watch The Epic New Trailer For THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES!

This Christmas will mark the epic finale to director Peter Jackson's epic middle-Earth tale inspired by author J.R.R. Tokien's universe, filled with magic, mystery, intrigue and danger at every turn. The new official trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies has arrived ahead of its release on December 17, featuring an epic cast led by, but not  Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Evangeline Lily, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch and Orlando Bloom.

The Trailer For Michael Jai White's FALCON RISING Is Here, And You're Welcome!

Action star Michael Jai White gave fans a grand sigh of relief this month when he announced the official release date for his brand new action thriller, Falcon Rising. The film has already made its way throughout the festival circuit earning much approval as the latest martial arts action vehicle to hit the genre scene, one which credits White greatly as the film offers him a chance to play a role he's waited for his entire career.

El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Ltd Announce New Deal Extension!


Well, it looks like some subscribers to El Ray Network are getting their prayers answered.

Check Out The New Teaser For THE FOUR 3D!


Banking on his promise to deliver a full trilogy as of a few years ago, director Gordon Chan has returned to the fray with the latest teaser for The Four 3D, featuring the return of our cast including Deng Chao, Crystal Liu, Anthony Wong and many more. The film marks the final installation of the franchise based on a series of novels by Malaysian author Wen Ruian about four unique detectives who use their skills to solve unsolvable crimes and apprehend powerful criminals, incidentally swept into what the film deems as their final battle with an ultimate evil force.

Oh No, NOT ANOTHER PARKING LOT FIGHT!


Fancy some indie action to start your day? Are you up for a cool little fight scene in a parking lot?

Panem Rebels Find Their Leader In The First Teaser For THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1


Between now and next year, the world will catch fire as actress Jennifer Lawrence returns to the fray as the lead heroine in the two part finale to the epic Hunger Games franchise, with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Choose Your Fate! Watch One Or Both Versions Of The New Violent Action-Packed Short, HARD BOILED COP


It was earlier this month that an official trailer was added to the growing push for independent filmmaker, VFX whiz and Flatcoin Productions founder Ulrik Bruchholz's newest comprehensive action project, Hard Boiled Cop. Assembled in the course of nearly two-and-a-half years, the project ended up evolving from beyond that period with a few other concepts up to then, and this week, Bruchholz is rolling out the new project in a pretty cool, experimental way.

SDCC 2014: Road Rage Goes Nuclear In The New Teaser For MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Director and co-writer George Miller may have taken sixteen years or so to finally manifest his vision for a fourth installment in the epic desert Mad Max saga, but the efforts have already been paying off. Tom Hardy takes the lead handed down from previous franchise actor Mel Gibson who headlined the first three movies up to Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1986), and despite some of the significant hinderances the film endured, early test screenings are drawing some pretty positive buzz, particularly from this weekend's events at San Diego Comic Con with the first four character posters unveiled on Saturday.

SDCC 2014: A Little Marvel This, A Little Marvel That

Comic-Con hype has been rife with a plethora of updates regarding superhero movie multifranchise business dealings. I'm not there for all the action so it feels a little overwhelming and difficult to keep up with as things are always happening from many angles (i.e. the sudden mysterious release date additions and switcheroos that tooks place earlier this week for several Marvel universe-related titles as well as the forthcoming third and fourth films of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise).

#WBSDCC: New Action-Packed SDCC Promo For Season ARROW Teases Deeper Story Layers And A New Villain


With the hype currently building for the third season of the hit TV series, Arrow, netizens got to check out some exciting new footage from the series over the weekend, with our lead hero played by Stephen Amell, as well as a look at actor Manu Lanzi's Deathstroke, Colton Haynes's Arsenal and Caity Lotz's Black Canary to name a few. However, it wasn't until after the San Diego Comic-Con panel yesterday afternoon that fans everywhere were graced with a new version of the epic new teaser, which also offered new look at the forthcoming appearance of supervillian, Ra's al Ghul.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

SDCC 2014: Peter Jackson Introduces THE HOBBIT FAN FELLOWSHIP CONTEST!

The forthcoming finale of director Peter Jackson's cinematic middle-Earth adventure, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies got to unveil its latest exclusive teaser for San Diego Comic-Con attendees on Saturday at the behest of Warner Bros. in the company of a star-studded panel. Several sites have a description of the teaser which you can now read about while the first trailer footage is yet to be revealed until October as Jackson continues the post-production process.

If The New Trailer For TEKKEN 2: KAZUYA'S REVENGE Satisfies You, Good Luck With That

Last year I ranted about the first ever live-action rendition of the hit fighting game, Tekken directed by Rapid Fire helmer Dwight Little. The film did an adequate job as serving a nice little tournament action film but it was far from satisfying for the purists who hated the film, even so far as basing their disproval of the film on the very first U.K. trailer back in 2010 (and you crazy asshole YouTubers know what I mean). But moreover, it nearly undercut almost any hope of a potential, proper live-action rendition in the same notable fashion that Street Fighter got this year by way of Assasin's Fist (I can only hope I'm wrong in that regard).

Watch The New Teaser For Toa Fraser's THE DEAD LANDS Ahead Of TIFF 2014


The latest teaser has already gone viral for the forthcoming release of director Toa Fraser's new period action adventure, The Dead Lands. The film is poised for a debut at this year's Toronto International Film Festival this Fall and the teaser has finally been allowed virility through the official YouTube channel for New Zealand/Austraila distributor, Transmission Film.

SDCC 2014: It's A Road War In Four New Character Posters For MAD MAX: FURY ROAD!

The long awaited release of writer and director George Miller's new film, Mad Max: Fury Road has had its fair share of production-related stops and starts in the last several years, but the film is finally gearing up it promotional campaign having already unveiled a handful of set stills from the new dystopian action adventure on wheels. Tom Hardy takes on the classic character (once made popular by actor Mel Gibson since 1979) for the film's finalized release date of May 15, 2015, and in the wake of its latest publicity at this year's San Diego Comic Con, the film has four new character posters now available below the following synopsis:

SDCC 2014: Warner Bros Unveils BATMAN V SUPERMAN Comic-Con Footage And A Wonder Woman Full-Frontal!


Warner Bros went live this weekend kicking off a panel of its own with cast members from several of its films, namely Zack Snyder's newest production, Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The film has already begun promoting several images of the title cast, namely Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman.

SDCC 2014: Capcom Announces STREET FIGHTER: WORLD WARRIOR

For starters, to simply address the overwhelming support drawn for creative duo, actors Joey Ansah and Christian Howard's new online webseries release of Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist would be nothing short of an understatement. The phenomenon has captured the hearts of any growing number of thousands of fans this year and in the years since the journey began to reclaim the rightful cinematic vision for Capcom's highly popular video game franchise, and it's finally heading to television, DVD, Blu-Ray and VoD platforms soon. And as much support as there has been for the series, it was only a matter of time before sequel-hungry fans got the update they were waiting for.

The King Has Returned In The New Teaser For THRONE!


It's great to live in an age where the online independent film scene has expanded to a point where bonafide stunt performers and martial artists are able to come together en masse and create something as epic as what actor, stuntman and co-writer Aaron Toney is currently brewing. Case in point: The latest teaser for Throne, the story of a king who sets out find the man responsible for framing him for the death of his own family.

Friday, July 25, 2014

THE MARTIAL ARTS KID Gets A New Teaser!

Director and co-writer Michael Baumgarten's newest martial arts family drama has been on the receiving end of an intense promotional campaign this year headlined by martial arts action stars Don "The Dragon" Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign going into the summer, The Martial Arts Kid marks the latest film project for Traditionz Movie 1, LLC in conjunction with N.J.-based anti-bullying organization, Kickin It, a move that puts the film's very theme front and center with leading actor Jansen Panetierre in the title role.

Silat Action Drama YASMINE Gets Global Distribution

Debut director Siti Kamaluddin is still gracing the summer film festival circuit with her newest martial arts action drama, Yasmine, starring Liyana Yus.

Much to Kamaluddin's approval and that the folks behind the curtain over at Origin Films, the film is marking a major milestone for the director who has so far been busy touring with the film in parts of Asia, and over in Switzerland where it won best Asian film for its Neuchatel premiere earlier this month. And this week, the new film is making headlines with some astonishing updates for fans of the genre all over the world.

Watch The Explosive New Trailer For BLACK AND WHITE 2: THE DAWN OF JUSTICE 3D!


Following director Tsai Yueh-Tsun's previous work on Black And White: The Dawn Of Assault, his next big effort with Black And White 2: The Dawn Of Justice is another bold effort to sharpen the equality of blockbuster action movies overseas. And so far, we've seen a teaser and featurette that helps showcase a little more of that effort, but largely toward the big scale of storytelling.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cinematic Fight Studio Presents: MOST WANTED

It took all but three months of training in hand-to-hand and weapons for independent filmmakers and stunt trainers at Cinematic Fight Studio to help assemble their latest project with student, up-and-coming actress Kadia Saraf. The end result is what you now see in their new experimental action shortfilm, Most Wanted, which showcases Saraf as she takes on a bounty hunter hot on her tail, played by actor, martial artist and fellow trainer and choreographer, Neyssan Falahi.

Ben Affleck Gets A Close-Up In New Comic-Con Pic For BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Warner Bros. is currently busy promoting its next theatrical slate of films for this year's events at San Diego Comic Con, which also include just a touch of what fan can expect with costume pieces from Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The film is currently in production under director Zack Snyder with lead actor Henry Cavill reprising his role from last year's Man Of Steel and is poised for a May 6, 2016 release.

Wu Jing And Scott Adkins Trade Blows In The First Teaser For SPECIAL FORCE: WOLF WARRIOR!


Some say that patience is a virtue for anything worth waiting for, and for fans of martial arts stars Wu Jing and Scott Adkins, the reward is finally getting closer with the latest thirty second teaser for Wu's solo directorial debut, Special Force: Wolf Warrior (formerly known as Warg and Wolf War).

ASSASSIN'S CREED UNITY Goes Live Action In France With A New Parkour Short!


Gamemaker Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Unity comes out this October, and if you love all things Assassin's Creed, then San Diego Comic Con is especially the place to be. In light of the event, independent filmmaker Devin Graham has unleashed his newest action short attributed to the fifth game of the series titled, Assassin's Creed Unity Meets Parkour In Real Life.

TOYKO TRIBE Debuts The Music Video For Its Official Anthem, "HOPE"


There's still plenty of room between now and August 30 when Nikkatsu gives director Sono Sion's latest film, Tokyo Tribe, its big screen live-action debut. The film is being billed as "the world's first hip-hop battle rap musical" as indicated by the latest trailer which aired earlier this month, and this week, the film's feature single, "Hope", is now available in Japan, in accordance with the film's new music video which you can now watch below courtesy of Warner Bros. Japan.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Watch The New Trailer For THE NOVEMBER MAN!

Actor Pierce Brosnan may be long far from his days as James Bond, but he's back in action and ready to shoot and blow things up in Roger Donaldson's newest thriller, The November Man. The film is based on the seventh book in the titular book series by author Bill Granger, centered on the story of a former CIA operative who finds himself pitted against his former pupil, while forced back into the field on a very personal mission to find a woman on the run from her past who holds the key to an international conspiracy involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.

Bollywood Action Remake BANG BANG! Sounds Off With A New Teaser!

Director Siddharth Anand is looking to set the benchmark for Bollywood action, and the latest trailer for his newest film, Bang Bang!, is every indication. The film was a global production aimed at remaking helmer James Mangold's 2010 action comedy, Knight And Day, featuring action star Hrithik Roshan and actress Katrina Kaif.

Could The Late LAU KAR-LEUNG Get His Own Movie?


The past year saw a grave loss of a few notable, memorable and iconic film figures of the martial arts and film industry as a whole, including the passing of action cinema arbiter and late kung fu cinema legend Lau Kar-Leung.

The New Poster And Trailer For BARAKTI Blends Modern Action Adventure With Period Epic Thrills

February was the last mostly anyone of us heard on the forthcoming release of director Monty Tiwa's new film, Barakati.

[UPDATED]Weapons Clash In The Intense New Teaser For THE DEAD LANDS!


I don't know how excited you are about seeing what period Maori martial arts action looks like on the big screen, but I'm frickin stoked! The first official teaser arrived this week for director Toa Fraser's new film, The Dead Lands, which has earned a pretty good headstart in building up a fair amount of hype since production process began late last year.