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First trailer for Jiang Wen’s ‘Gone with the Bullets’

THE MOVIE: Actor/writer/director Jiang Wen is prepping a ‘spiritual sequel’ to his breakout 2010 hit, Let the Bullets Fly. The next film, titled Gone With the Bullets, is the second installment of a proposed trilogy. This time around the story … Continue reading

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John Woo’s ‘Beast’ will have its day!

Can’t say I ever saw this coming. John Woo is reportedly planning to direct a remake of Seijun Suzuki’s 1963 film Youth of the Beast. Woo’s version will carry the title Day of the Beast. Here’s where things get crazy (and … Continue reading

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Watch a new ‘Mud Fight’ action clip for ‘The Raid 2′!

THE MOVIE: Written and directed by Gareth Evans, The Raid 2: Berandal picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate … Continue reading

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Newest poster for Dante Lam’s ‘That Demon Within’

Dante Lam is arguably the leading action director in Hong Kong right now (sorry, Wilson Yip) thanks to movies like Fire of Conscience and The Stool Pigeon. Lam is a veteran of the industry going all the way back to … Continue reading

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‘Once Upon a Time in Vietnam’ gets a July 2014 release date

Back in 2007, former 21 Jump Street star Dustin Nguyen managed to reinvent his image by playing a nearly invincible martial artist bad guy in the Vietnamese hit The Rebel. Now, Nguyen is parlaying his status in the burgeoning Vietnamese … Continue reading

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Watch the extended TV Spot for ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′

THE MOVIE: Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) squares off against the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and the powerful Electro (Jamie Foxx) while struggling to keep his promise to leave Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone) out of his dangerous life. Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is expected release date … Continue reading

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Doug Liman’s ‘Splinter Cell’ movie gets ‘Up In The Air’ writer

Comic book movies continue to do blockbuster business around the globe, but there’s also a sense that audiences might be suffering from superhero fatigue. Some analysts suggest that video games may be the next undiscovered country for Hollywood to mine … Continue reading

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Korean revenge cinema gives birth to a ‘Monster’

After the ultra-violent, ultra-bleak bloodbath that was 2010’s I Saw the Devil, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Korean revenge movie has seen and done it all. Well, at least one movie is out to prove that the … Continue reading

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Pre-order Andy Lau’s ‘Firestorm’ at

Despite hitting the ripe age of 51 years-old, Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau is showing no signs of slowing down. After headlining Tsui Hark’s Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame and making a cameo appearance in Cold … Continue reading

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Tartan’s beloved ‘Asia Extreme’ label to make a comeback?

If you’ve been a connoisseur of Asian cinema as far back as 2005, you’re likely to recall the glory days of Palisade Tartan’s ‘Asia Extreme’ label. The beloved DVD series helped introduce a number of now-classic Asian titles – including Oldboy … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman are on the path to ‘Transcendence’ – new trailer!

As cinematographer on Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, it’s safe to say Wally Pfister had a key part in shaping the stylish visual palette of the Dark Knight saga. Now, the talented director of photography is breaking out on his own … Continue reading

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New poster for Chow Yun-fat’s ‘The Man From Macau’

THE MOVIE: In Wong Jing’s The Man From Macau (aka God of Gamblers 4; Casino; or From Vegas To Macau), Chow Yun-fat returns to the character of Ko Chun, a world-famous gambler, so renowned and talented at winning various games of chance, that he … Continue reading

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Newest trailer for ‘Crows Explode’ flies in!

Back in 2007, director Takashi Miike continued his successful streak of adapting violent manga into live-action films with Crows Zero. The movie told the story of warring factions at an all-boys school and their brawling ways. Although the film was … Continue reading

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New trailer for Cung Le and Lundgren’s ‘Puncture Wounds’

THE MOVIE: After returning home from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, John (Cung Le) finds himself rescuing a local call girl from a group of violent Aryan Brotherhood pimps. Having killed several of them in the process, John and his … Continue reading

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Newest trailer for Donnie Yen’s ‘The Monkey King’

Accident and Motorway director Cheang Pou-soi has been developing a big screen, special FX-infused adaptation of the famous Monkey King tale for almost three years now. Production began way back in October of 2010 but we haven’t heard much since then, … Continue reading

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New trailer for Van Damme’s ‘Welcome to the Jungle’

THE MOVIE: Directed by Rob Meltzer, Welcome to the Jungle is a Lord of the Flies-style comedy/thriller starring Jean Claude Van Damme with Adam Brody (Lovelace), Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords) and Rob Huebel (The Descendants). Also briefly appearing … Continue reading

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New North American trailer for Donnie Yen’s ‘Special Identity’

THE MOVIE: A cop and his team of comrades go undercover in one of China’s most ruthless underworld organizations to stop a gang leader, only to put themselves in great danger after being exposed one by one. Special Identity is … Continue reading

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Two action-packed trailers for ‘Once Upon a Time in Shanghai’

THE MOVIE: Once Upon a Time in Shanghai is a martial arts film directed by Wong Ching Po (Let’s Go!) with action choreography from the legendary Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix). The plot involves a laborer who moves to Shanghai in … Continue reading

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Nicholas Tse and Shawn Yue team up ‘As the Lights Go Out’

THE MOVIE: As a fiery inferno rages in a liquor warehouse, the Hong Kong fire department is called in to try and control the blaze. That’s the premise of the upcoming big-budget drama As the Lights Go Out, which is … Continue reading

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A new trailer for Jackie Chan’s ‘Police Story 2013′

THE MOVIE: Directed by Ding Sheng (Little Big Soldier), Police Story 2013 follows the relationship between Jackie and his daughter; from the sounds of it, a gang kidnaps Jackie’s daughter and holds her at a club, where Jackie and his police … Continue reading

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