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Trailer And Stills For Ensemble Indie Action Finale, DO THE DAMN THING: ULTIMATE
Martial arts film junkies who've been following the indie scene online for the last several years may have come to know the folks over at Rising Tiger Films and the work they've been put out since 2008. One such labor of love includes the shortfilm series, Do The Damn Thing, a concept that gracefully branches itself to other creatives with Jabronie Pictures's own actor and filmmaker Fernando Jay Huerto succeeding the project several installments later.
Conceived entirely of a love for martial arts, comedy and run-on gags, all nine episodes of the Do The Damn Thing project don't necessarily thrive on linear storytelling, but a shared universe of characters that you ultimately come to know and love. From Edmond Shum's spilled soda and Leroy Nguyen's stained white sneakers, to Huerto's global misadventures with women and Asians named Andy, deadly nutshots and sentimental outros and Aerosmith in the background featuring the magical Sunny Smith going from this face to this face in just seconds, Do The Damn Thing stakes its claim as one of the most memorable and beloved projects ever to hit online audiences for today's generation fans alike.
Alas, I'm sharing the Do The Damn Thing series today as a heads-up for those not familiar with it since its conception years earlier. It's one of the best things you'll see with respect to action and comedy between two film groups who've been sharpening their craft ever since with their own respective projects, and the finale is finally set to premiere just in time for Valentines' Day with the tenth and final installment, Do The Damn Thing: Ultimate. Nguyen and Shum return along with Huerto and a handful of other faces new and familiar to the series including Anthony Noceda from Almost Good Films, Alex Chung from Eclipse Stunts, and Eric and Irvin Nguyen from Lunar Stunts Action Cinema...and someone named Andy. ;-)
The Greg and Colin Strause-directed, independent 2010 critical sci-fi flop, Skyline, left a huge enough dent in box office earnings to warrant some wiggle room for a sequel. Enter Liam O'Donnell, having worked his way up from VFX work on several projects, as well as co-scripting and producing the first film and now sets his sights with a sequel as his directorial debut in Beyond Skyline - a film that by some accounts probably wasn't expected to happen or even supposed to. It had been four years since the first film and so no one would see an announcement up until 2014, surprising everyone curious and keen, and not for nothing either. The added touch of throwing in people like Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian would certainly pepper the hype up to a certain degree for fans fond of their work on Merantau, The Raid and it's sequel; The mere thought of seeing the two for nothing short of an eyeblink in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens would be enough to ensue an outcry a year l…
Chances are if you've attended any film festival events in Canada or New York City in the past month or so, you might have spied an eye on James Mark's directorial debut, Kill Order which rolls out on February 6, 2018. The film, currently one of our Five-A-Day entries for 2018, has had a lengthy road to its existence of late and now bears the fruits of several noteworthy reviews circulating online including our own in hailing Mark's milestone achievement thusfar with brother, actor and stuntman Chris Mark also making his debut in a starring vehicle. Chaos erupts when a group of armed men break into a high school classroom. They target David, a quiet kid who secretly suffers from unexplained memories of a horrifying past. Tapping into a previously unknown strength, David fights off his attackers and goes on the run. With his life and the lives of his loved ones in jeopardy, David must master the use of his new superhuman strength and fighting skills to find the people respo…
An exasperating wait, no less, for folks like myself who live in the U.S.. Still, it's nice to know that a Blu-Ray/Digital HD release of the new tournament martial arts thriller, Boyka: Undisputed, is well on its way with an August release, while it's even nicer to know that the film's star, actor and martial artist Scott Adkins wants to do a fifth.
He says so at around the 11:40 mark in his latest interview now online following his recent appearance at MCM Expo in London this week to discuss the role and the film as a whole - And not for nothing either as he continues to pound away at fans who enjoy his movies, but insist on stealing them online which will otherwise kill any chance of the film happening before 2030 if we're lucky (my words, not his).
Adkins also shares several new images from his latest, Accident Man, and some gems on Michael Cuesta's American Assassin, working with Tony Jaa on the recently-wrapped ensemble action thriller, Triple Threat, and muc…