Tag "action"

Dominic Purcell Kicks Ass In First Clip From GRIDLOCKED

Dominic Purcell anchors the cast of Allan Ungar's indie action film Gridlocked and with the film set to have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest later today the first clip is freshly arrived online.David Hendrix (Dominic Purcell) has got it... More »
By Todd Brown   

Jean Luc Herbulot's DEALER Gets A Global Rollout In October, Check Out A New Clip And The International Trailer!

We've been keeping a close eye on Jean Luc Herbulot's gritty French crime thriller Dealer for quite a while now and following a lengthy festival run the film will soon be available around the globe with a worldwide digital release... More »
By Todd Brown   

Get Punched In The Face By SPL 2!

Already a massive hit in China, martial arts extravaganza SPL 2 has it's North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival with a midnight screening at the Ryerson Theatre tomorrow - Thursday, September 17th - and North American Distributor... More »
By Todd Brown   

Trailer: In SAVING MR. WU Andy Lau Is Going To Die

Ding Sheng, director of Little Big Soldier and the lacklutre yet highly lucrative Police Story 2013 (aka Police Story: Lockdown in the US), trades Jackie Chan for Andy Lau in Saving Mr. Wu, a high-stakes hostage thriller based on real... More »
By James Marsh   

Cameras Roll On Dante Lam's OPERATION MEKONG

Distribution Workshop announced today the start of shooting on Dante Lam's latest action drama. Kicking off in Thailand, Operation Mekong reunites the director once more with Taiwanese leading man Eddie Peng, whom he has previously worked with on box office... More »
By James Marsh   

Toronto 2015 Review: HARDCORE's Visceral Action Will Squeeze Your Balls Off

In some number of years from now when Virtual Reality is finally really here and we're all immersed in first person narratives, we'll look back at Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore and ask, "Were we all really so impressed by this film?"... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Review: AMERICAN ULTRA, Ultra Violent Yet Ultra Forgettable

We've seen a lot of Americans at the movies in the past decade or so. American Beauty, American Sniper, American Gangster, American Movie, American Hardcore, American Pie - the list goes on and on. It's been a veritable melting pot... More »
By Jim Tudor   

Yakuza Turned Priest Returns To Violence In Russian Action PRIEST: CONFESSION OF A SAMURAI

There appears to be a pretty fascinating collision of cultures at the center of upcoming Russian action picture Priest: Confession of a Samurai. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa stars in the picture as a former yakuza turned Orthodox priest pulled back into his... More »
By Todd Brown   

Impressive Trailer For Polish War Picture KARBALA

Though war pictures set in the Middle East have been a hard sell in recent years given the ongoing nature of the conflict - nobody seems to want to pay to watch events play out on a big screen that... More »
By Todd Brown   

Anggy Umbara Lays On The Future-Silat In Indonesian Actioner 3

Indonesian director Anggy Umbara clearly belongs to the John Woo school of filmmaking, which means that the only thing better than slow motion is more slow motion. In the rain. He also believes in laying on a good smackdown and... More »
By Todd Brown   

POPOZ: New Kid Huub Smit Stars In The Dutch Cop Comedy

You could call Dutch cop comedy Popoz a regional response to the Jump Street films and not be too far off, though I have a hunch you'd be selling it just a touch short by doing so. Directed by Martijn... More »
By Todd Brown   

Watch The Ultra Slick Trailer For Malaysian Action POLIS EVO

Malaysia has been steadily upping their game when it comes to action films in recent years with a strong of glossy, high budget efforts making big waves at the local box office. And I think it's fair to say that... More »
By Todd Brown   

Deepa Mehta Turns To Guns And Crime In First Trailer For Her BEEBA BOYS

Guns and drugs and blood may not be the first things that spring to mind when thinking of acclaimed Canadian director Deepa Mehta but she's setting out to change that with her upcoming effort Beeba Boys. A crime story revolving... More »
By Todd Brown   

MONSTER HUNT: Full Trailer For Hong Kong Fantasy Delivers Creatures A-Plenty

If there were any doubts remaining as to what Ramen Hui's upcoming Monster Hunt was aiming to be after the recent release of a first scene from the film, the freshly released theatrical trailer makes it very clear. What we've... More »
By Todd Brown   

More Titan Action In New Hong Kong ATTACK ON TITAN Trailer

Don't let the opening of the new Hong Kong theatrical trailer for Higuchi Shinji's live action adaptation of hugely popular manga and anime series Attack On Titan fool you. While it starts up as a simple translation of the previous... More »
By Todd Brown   

VETERAN: Watch The Teaser For Ryoo Seung-wan's Latest Blast Of Entertainment

He's been doing it for so long now that it seems a misnomer to continue referring to director Ryoo Seung-wan as Korea's 'action kid', the title he earned in his early days. And yet, despite now being deep into his... More »
By Todd Brown   

Akshay Kumar And Sidharth Malhotra Star In Bollywood MMA Film BROTHERS

The director of Agneepath teams up with stars Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotrafor his latest effort, the MMA themed fight drama Brothers. Kumar, of course, is one of the absolute biggest stars going on the subcontinent and also a highly... More »
By Todd Brown   

Review: POLICE STORY: LOCKDOWN, Another Jackie Chan Letdown

A sequel in name only to Jackie Chan's hugely popular action series, this latest offering moves proceedings to mainland China for a small scale, straight-faced and relatively thrill-free drama with a tendency to pontificate about civil responsibility.Jackie Chan's Police Story... More »
By James Marsh   

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   
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