Tag "action"

Stunt Man Takes The Lead IN THE HERO

Ah, the lowly suit actor ... a somewhat uniquely Japanese phenomenon, the name reserved for the action performers whose faces will never be seen on screen despite years put in making others look good. They're the guys inside the hero... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Michael Jai White Ain't Your Regular Tourist In Kick-Ass FALCON RISING Trailer

Director Ernie Barbarash recently wrapped on Pound Of Flesh in China with Jean Calude Van Damme, but before that hits our screens, take a look at his Brazil-set martial arts revenge thriller Falcon Rising (formerly titled Favella) starring Michael Jai White.The... More »
  

Scott Adkins And Wu Jing In First SPECIAL FORCE: WOLF WARRIOR Teaser

Chinese martial arts star Wu Jing sits in the director's seat for the upcoming Special Force: Wolf Warrior - a project previously known just as Wolf - but you know he's not going to let his international co-star Scott Adkins... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE DEAD LANDS: Maori Warriors Battle In First Teaser For Toa Fraser's Period Action Epic

Soon to have its world premiere as part of the Special Presentations program at the Toronto International Film Festival, director Toa Fraser breaks new ground with his upcoming feature The Dead Lands. An entirely Maori language action-drama set before the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: THE RUN Strikes Familiar Chords With Fists And Knees

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Then baby, let me tell you Malaysian action flick The Run is flattering a whole lot of folks from other parts of Asia. When Khaliff (Aaron Aziz) returns to his... More »
  

COLD HARBOUR: Watch The Trailer For The South African Crime Thriller

Carey McKenzie's Cold Harbour won a glowing review from our own Stuart Muller after its world premiere in Durban and if you're wondering why ... well, the first trailer below should give you a solid indication. Here's how the festival... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Durban 2014 Review: HARD TO GET Is Easy To Love

Over the past few years there has been an unmistakable sense that South Africa is a film nation on the rise and if that is, indeed, the case then its continued ascent will rest on the shoulders of bright young... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Love Is HARD TO GET In Slick South African Crime Romance

The opening slot at the 2014 Durban International Film Festival belongs to Hard To Get, the debut feature from Zee Ntuli. And while the title promises that the lead actress may be hard to get this one certainly doesn't look... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Banned South African Action Film JOE BULLET Storms Back To Screens With Restored Release

Produced in 1971, Louis de Witt's South African crime film Joe Bullet was one of the first films from that nation to feature an all black cast. Of course, in 1971 South Africa was also in the grips of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

More Cleaver Chopping Action In Full Trailer For KUNDO: AGE OF THE RAMPANT

A Korean Robin Hood armed with a meat cleaver? That's essentially what you've got with upcoming Korean period epic Kundo: Age Of The Rampant. and you know what? Wonky English in the title aside, that's alright by me.The year is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

LUPIN THE THIRD: Kitamura Delivers Rollicking Action With Full Trailer For Live Action Adaptation

Fans excited at the prospect of Versus director Kitamura Ryuhei tackling hugely popular manga and anime property Lupin The Third in a new live action adaptation, you now have more reason to be excited. The first trailer for the upcoming... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE DIVINE MOVE: Dive Into Korea's Gambling Underworld With The First Teaser

When it comes to high stakes gambling prone to lead to outbursts of extreme violence the board game go does not seem a likely candidate. But, hey, Tazza: The High Rollers managed to take the card game of hwatu and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Van Damme Wraps POUND OF FLESH In China

Principal photography has just wrapped on Jean Claude Van Damme's latest martial arts thriller, Pound of Flesh, which was filming at ACE Studios in Nanhai, China under the direction of regular collaborator Ernie Barbarash (6 Bullets, Assassination Games). JCVD stars alongside... More »
  

Review: EDGE OF TOMORROW Is High Concept Sci-Fi At Its Most Fun

Tom Cruise is on fine form in the high concept sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow, playing a military spin doctor in a war torn near-future, who is caught in a time loop, re-living the same day of mass carnage over... More »
  

Explosive First Teaser For Taiwanese Cop Actioner BLACK & WHITE EPISODE II: THE DAWN OF JUSTICE

Big explosion and plenty of shoot'em up descended upon Harbor City yet again and its up to the cops to restore the peace in Tsai Yueh-hsun's Black & White Episode II: The Dawn of Justice, the second installment of the... More »
By Al Young   
  

Mike Tyson Stars In Algerian Action Film GATES OF THE SUN. Check The First Poster Now.

An action film from Algeria? With Mike Tyson? It's happened with Jean-Marc Mineo's Gates Of The Sun and we've got the first artwork for you to take a look at. Zakaria Ramdane and Lorie Pester star in this story of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Get Out Your Cleavers And Start Chopping With KUNDO: AGE OF THE RAMPANT Trailer

Rampant what, exactly, you may ask of the title for Yoon Jong-bin's upcoming Korean action film. Luckily the first teaser for the historical action epic is here to provide some possible answers. It could be rampant swords, for example. Or... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Korean Transgender Cop Thriller MAN ON HIGH HEELS Plays It Straight And Looks All The Better For It

You'll be forgiven if you cringe a little when you first hear of director Jang Jin's upcoming Korean cop movie Man On High Heels, expecting from the title and the transgender aspect of the story that what is coming is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Battling Marxists, Feminists And Communist Ninjas To Keep The World Safe For Fascism! Check The CAPTAIN FALCON Trailer Now!

Fear not, faithful Fascists!In a world gone mad with opportunity for all and equal rights for women one man is standing up for you! The Captain is coming! Yes, Joao Leitao's action comedy Captain Falcon (Capitao Falcao) continues to wend... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check The Trailer For Korean POINT BLANK Remake THE TARGET

An official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, where it will screen in an out of competition slot, single named Korean helmer Chang remakes Fred Cavaye's French action flick Point Blank with The Target.Once a skilled mercenary, Yeo-hoon now leads... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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