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Scott Adkins poster for ‘Hercules: The Legend Begins’

It’s a story told often in Hollywood: two rival movie studios are making big-budget movies about the exact same thing. From Armageddon vs. Deep Impact to Mirror, Mirror vs. Snow White & the Huntsman, we’ve seen it happen before and … Continue reading

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Red Band trailer for Dolph Lundgren’s ‘Battle of the Damned’

THE MOVIE: The premise for Dolph Lundgren’s Battle of the Damned sounds like something a 7th grader dreamed up after binging on Mountain Dew and pixie sticks: Dolph Lundgren plays a professional soldier leading a ragtag group of rebels – … Continue reading

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Get ‘Bourne’ again with new Korean action/thriller ‘The Suspect’

In the tradition of action-packed thrillers such as The Bourne Identity and The Man From Nowhere comes a new, high-octane Korean film titled The Suspect. Directed by Won Shin-yun (Seven Days, A Bloody Aria), this movie follows a North Korean … Continue reading

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Newest trailer for Van Damme’s ‘Enemies Closer’

THE MOVIE: Jean-Claude Van Damme is reteaming with his former Time Cop and Sudden Death director Peter Hyams for a new project. That film is Enemies Closer and it’s slated for a release sometime in 2013. The movie is described as more … Continue reading

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New trailer for Scott Adkins’ ‘Ninja 2: Shadow of a Tear’

THE MOVIE: In Ninja 2: Shadow of a Tear, Scott Adkins (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) returns as Casey Bowman, a Ninjitsu master out to avenge the death of his wife in director Isaac Florentine’s follow-up to his 2009 film Ninja. … Continue reading

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Chinese thriller ‘Caught in the Web’ arriving in US theaters this November

Back in the 90’s, Chinese filmmaker Chen Kaige made a name for himself with lush period dramas such as the Palme d’Or-winning Farewell My Concubine and 1999’s The Emperor and the Assassin. After more recently taking a stab at the … Continue reading

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Newest trailer for ‘The Constable’ starring Simon Yam

Simon Yam is one of Hong Kong cinema’s most recognizable character actors, appearing in dozens of films both classic and recent, from John Woo’s Bullet in the Head to Donnie Yen’s Ip Man. Now Simon Yam is breaking out as the tough-as-nails … Continue reading

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Shout! Factory brings Bruce Lee to Blu-ray on October 22!

Shout! Factory has announced the Bruce Lee: The Legacy Collection Blu-ray and DVD set, which arrives at retail this October 22, 2013. This box set includes four of the films that would make Bruce Lee one of the most important … Continue reading

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Donnie Yen and Nicholas Tse square off in ‘The Master’

Martial arts fans who were pleased by Donnie Yen and Nicholas Tse’s 2006 collaboration Dragon Tiger Gate should be happy to hear that the two actors are teaming back up for a new project. Yen and Tse, easily two of the … Continue reading

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Trailer for ‘Green Street Hooligans: Underground’ starring Scott Adkins

If you’ve ever seen the fights that sometimes break out after a UK football match, you know that sports fans over there can be a testy bunch. Unsurprisingly, the widespread violence related to the sport has proved to be a … Continue reading

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Juno Mak seeks to revive the glory days of ‘Mr. Vampire’ with ‘Rigor Mortis’

You may recall that Juno Mak started his career as a pop star but made an impression transition to acting in films like Revenge: A Love Story and Let’s Go!, the latter of which we reviewed here. Now Mak is … Continue reading

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Matt Damon to return to the role he was ‘Bourne’ to play?

Love it or hate, there’s hard to deny that something was missing from last year’s The Bourne Legacy: namely, Matt Damon, the actor who personified the role of ex-spy Jason Bourne for an entire trilogy of movies. Legacy‘s Jeremy Renner … Continue reading

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New trailer for Scott Adkins and Dolph Lundgren in ‘Legendary’

Fan favorite martial artist/actor Scott Adkins (Undisputed III, The Expendables 2) is currently in China filming a new 3D action movie titled A Legend. The movie is actually a British and Chinese co-production, featuring talent from both countries. Adkins stars … Continue reading

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Controversial genre filmmaker Albert Pyun retires

During the Eighties and Nineties, American Albert Pyun had an impressive run of films that, while not exactly considered classics, did manage to develop a cult following among genre movie lovers. Such films include 1989’s Cyborg, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme … Continue reading

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Scream Factory unleashes Sam Raimi’s ‘Darkman’ on Blu-ray this December

There are no details as of yet on special features or bonus content, but fans of Sam Raimi’s Darkman will be pleased to hear that distributor Scream Factory is releasing the film on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray this winter. The 1990 … Continue reading

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Jet Li action-comedy ‘Badges of Fury’ available for pre-order!

THE MOVIE: When a spate of eerie murders erupts across Hong Kong, two troublemaking cops are assigned to the case. After discovering that all of the victims were former boyfriends of aspiring starlet, the detectives find themselves in a deadly … Continue reading

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‘Die Hard 4’ director no longer directing ‘The Mummy’ reboot

Here’s proof that movie franchises never truly die, they just lie dormant for half a decade until the next round of executives can greenlight a relaunch. What I mean to say is, Universal Pictures has tapped Prometheus co-screenwriter Jon Spaihts … Continue reading

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‘Ninja Assassin’ director to reboot Van Damme’s ‘Bloodsport’

THE MOVIE: Rumors have been circling for awhile now about an in-development remake of 1988’s Bloodsport, the martial arts extravaganza that launched Jean-Claude Van Damme to superstardom. Producer Ed Pressman (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) was shopping around the project at … Continue reading

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Scream Factory to release Clive Barker’s ‘Nightbreed’ on Blu-ray

I don’t know about you but I have a thing for the late 80’s, early 90’s film work of author Clive Barker. His 1990 effort Nightbreed is one of those movies that should have been a horror classic. It had … Continue reading

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Prepare for the ‘Wicker Man’ like you’ve never seen him before

Despite a recent remake that tends to draw more laughter than scares, director Robin Hardy’s 1976 chiller The Wicker Man remains one of the finest British horror movies of all time. And now fans will be able to experience the film … Continue reading

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