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Want a ‘Pacific Rim 2,’ kaiju fans? You’ll get it April 7, 2017!

Last summer’s ‘giant monsters vs. mech’ film Pacific Rim proved to be a modest hit worldwide, grossing $400 million on a budget of about half that. The movie arrived in theaters with plenty of internet buzz, thanks in part to … Continue reading

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Hot new Asian titles streaming on Netflix

Got a Netflix subscription? If so, you’ve got a gateway to some of the latest and greatest in Asian cinema, as well as related martial arts titles. Let’s take a look at some of the titles that have found their … Continue reading

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Cung Le may just be the busiest man in martial arts action cinema

There’s no rest for the wicked – or for a wicked, musclebound Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Fan favorite actor Cung Le has made a name for himself in and out of the ring, thanks to co-starring roles in films like … Continue reading

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Check out the trailer for stylish Korean action film ‘For the Emperor’

If you were wondering what it’d look like if a professional baseball player lost everything in a gambling scandal and had to start working for the Korean mob, apparently the answer is ‘a lot of stylishly photographed ass-kicking.’ That’s the … Continue reading

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Nick Cheung gets downright spooky for a ‘Hungry Ghost Ritual’

What do you get when you combine Dario Argento’s giallo classic Opera with the Academy Award-winning Black Swan, adding a dash of Asian horror creepiness? You just might find out by watching the trailer for Hungry Ghost Ritual, an upcoming … Continue reading

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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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