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Fantaspoa 2015 Interview: REDEEMER Director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza

Redeemer marks the fourth collaboration between director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza and martial artist Marko Zaror, and is considered by the director himself as his most serious movie, since it accompanies its carefully choreographed and violent as hell fights with a... More »
  

Review: POUND OF FLESH Is Soft In All The Wrong Places

Jean-Claude Van Damme continues to explore and embrace his darker side in this modest Asian action thriller, as a kidnap & rescue specialist who falls foul of organ traffickers in the Philippines. Sadly, budgetary constraints and a lack of interesting... More »
By James Marsh   
  

They Should've Just Paid The Man. Check Out The International Trailer For Julien Seri's NIGHT FARE

Call it the four-wheeled version of the dine-and-dash, that sudden impulse to simply hop out of a taxi and bolt without paying. What's the driver going to do, right? He can't very well just abandon his car, can he? It's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BLOOD RED SKY: Slick Promo Promises DIE HARD On A Plane With Vampires

Well, hello there!While it seems like well nigh everyone has got a proof of concept reel floating around for the film they want to make - many of which mostly provide arguments about why they shouldn't - the simple fact... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: SKIN TRADE Trades On Ensemble Face-Kicking

Thirty years after its explosive heyday, Dolph Lundgren is here to show us how little action movies and muscle-led cinema have evolved. And yet, we're meant to think that they have. In 1985, Rambo won the Vietnam War. It was a... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

SPL2 Gets A Poster, And A Whopping Big Set Of Stills

A few weeks ago we got the teaser trailer to SPL 2, and... well, damn... that looked very promising indeed! Tony Jaa and Wu Jing kicking ass, a brutally melodramatic plot that would get even the most pacifist fighter's blood... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Malaysian Thriller FULL THROTTLE Bags FURIOUS 7 DP Stephen Windon To Direct

Stephen Windon, the Australian cinematographer best known for his work on the Fast & Furious franchise, has been announced as the director of Full Throttle, a Malaysian-based action thriller produced by DragonSlate Media.This will mark the directorial debut for Windon,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

THE THIEVES Director Delivers More High Gloss Action With ASSASSINATION Trailer

South Korea's Choi Dong-hun has arguably become the nation's most reliable purveyor of big time, high gloss popcorn cinema with just enough depth to keep even critics happy. Choi has delivered a string of big time hits in Korea -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Byron Mann Lays A Beating In This Clip From Steven Seagal's ABSOLUTION

Steven Seagal returns to screens alongside Vinnie Jones in the upcoming Absolution and while the action veteran is not to be seen in this new, exclusive clip from the film have no fear: co-star Byron Mann's pretty damn good at... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

COMIC 8: CASINO KINGS Trailer Spoofs On THE RAID, HUNGER GAMES With A Big Ass Croc Thrown Into The Mix ...

Like most - I suspect - outside of Indonesia, I have never had the chance to see the original Indonesian comedy Comic 8. But based on the trailer for Anggy Umbara's upcoming sequel Comic 8: Casino Kings I really, really... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Adil El Arbi And Bilall Fallah Dive Into Belgium's Youth Gangs With Super Slick Teaser For BLACK

What's this? An ultra slick youth-gang romantic drama from Belgium? That may not be the first thing you think of when the European nation is mentioned by directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallahare delivering exactly that with their adaptation... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Nishimura Unleashes His NINJA WAR In New Trailer

Tokyo Gore Police helmer Nishimura Yoshihiro appears to be taking a somewhat more reserved approach with his latest feature, The Ninja War Of Torakage with nary a geyser of blood to be found in the just released first trailer. And,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hong Kong 2015 Review: TWO THUMBS UP, A Delightfully Gonzo Heist Flick

Long-time screenwriter Lau Ho Leung (Painted Skin, Kung Fu Jungle) makes his directorial debut in this energetic action comedy following a gang of thieves who masquerade as cops to pull off a heist, only to encounter a rival posse with... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Fight The Communist Threat With New CAPITAO FALCAO Trailer

When traditional fascist values are under attack Portugal knows where to turn: Capitao Falcao will save them! Joao Leitao's tongue in cheek deconstruction of the Salazar years hits Portuguese screens April 23rd and has just released a new trailer for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

An Icon Battles Evil In The HELEN KELLER vs NIGHTWOLVES Teaser!

She's deaf and blind and mad as hell. Someone's handed Helen Keller a pair of knives and she's clearly itching to use them in the first teaser for Helen Keller vs Nightwolves.Helen Keller vs Nightwolves tells the shocking story of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tony Jaa And Wu Jing Kick Ass In First SPL 2 Teaser

There have been a great many mixed feelings in the lead up to SPL 2, the sequel to a film that many consider one of the finest martial arts films of recent days and the film which triggered the mid... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: INSURGENT Is Dystop-less

Part two of the big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's bestselling series of YA sci-fi novels boasts a larger budget and sharper hairstyles than its predecessor, but remains incapable of stepping out from the long shadow cast by rival franchise... More »
By James Marsh   
  

TORO LOCO: Check Out An Exclusive Clip From HIDDEN IN THE WOODS' Director's Latest

Chilean helmer Patricio Valladares won notoriety around the globe with his 2012 shocker Hidden In The Woods - since remade in English with Michael Biehn - and having spent the past several years with his backwoods shocker he now moves... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Jaa. Lundgren. SKIN TRADE American Trailer.

International action stars Tony Jaa and Dolph Lundgren - and that Michael Jai White guy, he's pretty good, too - team up to take down Ron Perlman's flesh trading ring in the upcoming Skin Trade and if that hasn't gotten... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Four Friends, Twenty Two Kilos Of Coke. Check Out The Trailer For HOMIES.

Dutch helmer Jon Karthaus makes his feature debut with Homies, an action comedy that opened strong in the Netherlands late in January. Love Eternal star Robert de Hoog takes the lead as Timo, one of a group of friends swept... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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