Author Archives: JJ Bona

‘Han Solo’ film drops the ‘Legos’ and gains Ron Howard

Apparently, the force isn’t strong with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (duo behind The Lego Movie) – at least according to Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, and the brand manager of the Star Wars franchise. At 6 months into production (filming started in January 2017), Kennedy fired the directing … Continue reading

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New Battles Without Honour & Humanity | Blu-ray & DVD (Arrow Video)

RELEASE DATE: August 22, 2017 Back in December 2015, Arrow Films released Kinji Fukasaku’s original Battles Without Honour and Humanity Collection. Now, Arrow is bringing some new Yakzua tales back with the New Battles Without Honour and Humanity Trilogy to Blu-ray & DVD on July 18th. Check out … Continue reading

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Seijun Suzuki’s Taisho Trilogy | Blu-ray & DVD (Arrow)

RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2017 On August 8, 2017, Arrow Academy will be releasing Seijun Suzuki’s The Taisho Trilogy, which will include the following three films: Zigeunerweisen, Kageroza and Yumeji. Read the full details below. After over a decade in the wilderness following his firing … Continue reading

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Racial tensions reach a boiling point in Justin Chon’s ‘Gook’

Justin Chon (Revenge of the Green Dragons) writes, directs and stars in Gook, an upcoming thriller that examines the relationships between Korean and African American communities set around the 1992 L.A. Riots. Eli (Chon) and Daniel (David So) are two Korean American … Continue reading

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Aaron Kwok is having ‘A Hard Day’ in ‘Peace Breaker’

On August 18th, Aaron Kwok (Monk Comes Down the Mountain) is going to have one heck of a day in Lien Yi-Chi’s Peace Breaker (aka Perpetrators), a Chinese remake of the 2014 Korean thriller, A Hard Day. Wang Qianyuan (Brotherhood of the … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Kill Zone 2 | Blu-ray | Only $9.99 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray for Cheang Pou-soi’s Kill Zone 2 (aka  SPL II: A Time for Consequences). When an undercover cop gets too close to revealing the mastermind of a drug syndicate, his cover is blown. Double-crossed, he’s thrown into a Thai … Continue reading

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Tak Sakaguchi goes ballistic in the new trailer for ‘Re:Born’!

Tak Sakaguchi rose to fame with the 2001 cult favorite Versus, a movie that managed to combine the low-budget charms of Evil Dead-like horror with blistering martial arts and gunplay. The actor later scored another cult hit with Battlefield Baseball, … Continue reading

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Catch Scott Adkins in ‘American Assassin’ if you can…

On September 15th, Lionsgate will be releasing American Assassin into the theaters. This upcoming action thriller is directed by Michael Cuesta (Kill the Messenger) and based on a series of novels by the late Vince Flynn. The film stars Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) as a special … Continue reading

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Vin Diesel to return as Xander Cage for ‘xXx 4’

The H Collective, a newly formed film company – headed by veteran producers Sid Ganis, Nancy Hult Ganis, Mark Johnson, Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum – has its first project on its to-do list: xXx 4 (via TW). xXx 4 is at early … Continue reading

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Rising ‘Ip Man 3’ co-star is on ‘The Brink’ of destruction

Max Zhang – the rising star of The Grandmaster S.P.L. II and Ip Man 3 – is revisiting danger in The Brink, an upcoming thriller by first-time director Jonathan Li. The Brink follows a group of fishermen who smuggle gold … Continue reading

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New Trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s Netflix creature film ‘Okja’

Bong Joon-ho (The Snowpiercer), the acclaimed director of the 2006 Korean monster masterpiece The Host, will debut his latest film Okja (read our review) on Netflix June 28th Meet Mija (Seohyun An), a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, … Continue reading

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Scott Adkins’ ‘Savage Dog’ unleashes in August

Action director Jesse V. Johnson (The Last Sentinel, Green Street Hooligans 2) is currently prepping his next film, Savage Dog (read our review) which is described as “A bold, non-stop action epic unlike any other.” Savage Dog will feature martial arts stars Scott … Continue reading

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Jean-Claude Van Damme finally show us some ‘Full Love’

If you’re a fan of Jean-Claude Van Damme, chances are you’ve heard of the completed, but unreleased The Eagle Path (aka Full Love or Soldiers). The action drama is Van Damme’s first directorial effort since 1996’s The Quest. The project was shot … Continue reading

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‘Cannonball Run’ gets help from ‘Central Intelligence’?

Despite the departure of director Etan Cohen (Get Hard), a remake of Cannonball Run is still in gear. According to Deadline, Warner is now negotiating with Night At The Museum’s Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant to write and Central Intelligence’s Rawson Thurber to direct the … Continue reading

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S.W A T.: Under Siege | Blu-ray & DVD (Sony)

RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2017 Sony Entertainment presents the Blu-ray & DVD for S.W A T.: Under Siege, an upcoming actioner directed by Tony Giglio (Chaos). When a D.E.A. and S.W.A.T. cartel takedown ends in a shootout, S.W.A.T. Agent Travis Hall (Sam … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! Ip Man Trilogy | Blu-ray | Only $9.99 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is the Blu-ray set for the complete Ip Man Trilogy, which contains 2008’s Ip Man, 2010’s Ip Man 2 and 2015’s Ip Man 3. One Great Man. One Inspiring Story. And now, one quintessential collection. This biographical … Continue reading

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Steven Seagal returns to TV for ‘General Commander’

Steven Seagal (End of a Gun, Perfect Weapon), who previously tackled the small screen in the True Justice series, as well as the reality show Lawman, is hitting the tube once again for General Commander, an upcoming, 12-episode actioner directed by Philippe Martinez, … Continue reading

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Eddie Peng sets the screen on fire in Derek Kwok’s ‘WuKong’

Within just a few years, Derek Kwok (As the Lights Goes Out) firmly established himself as one of Hong Kong’s hottest directors. His last feature Full Strike, was a co-directorial effort just like his previous films, Gallants and Journey to the West… … Continue reading

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Deal on Fire! JCVD Triple Feature | Blu-ray | Only $7.45 – Expires soon!

Today’s Deal on Fire is for the JCVD Triple Feature Blu-ray set, which includes the following films: Cyborg (read our review), a 1989 post-apocalyptic film from Albert Pyun, the director of 1990’s Captain America. Death Warrant (read our review), a 1991 “prison flick” written … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee’s 10-episode actioner ‘Warrior’ gains momentum

Cinemax has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for Warrior, a project based on unpublished writings by the late Bruce Lee, which were recently discovered by his daughter, Shannon Lee. News of this project was originally ordered as a pilot. Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond, Finishing the Game) is attached … Continue reading

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