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Is 20th Century Fox teasing a new ‘Predator’ movie?

Whether you love or loathe its sequels and spin-offs, there’s no denying that John McTiernan’s 1987 film Predator is one of the greatest works of action cinema. The movie, featuring Arnold Schwarzenneger facing off against a cloaked alien menace in … Continue reading

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Michael Jai White is prepping a sequel to ‘Blood and Bone’

Actor and martial artist Michael Jai White caught the attention of genre buffs as soon as he arrived on the scene in the late 90’s, playing the costumed superhero Spawn and squaring off against Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier: … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Lau Kar-leung: Actor, Director and Choreographer

Hong Kong media outlets are reporting the death of filmmaker and actor Lau Kar-leung (also known as Liu Chia-liang) at the age of 75. More details should emerge in the following days but this is truly a tragic loss. Lau … Continue reading

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Liam Neeson will display his particular set of skills once again in ‘Taken 3’

What would you do for $20 million? If you’re Liam Neeson, you’d sign the dotted line to reprise the role that turned you into a middle-aged action star. That’s right: Liam Neeson has officially negotiated to return as security specialist … Continue reading

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Will ‘The Wrath of Vajra’ usher in the next big martial arts star?

Law Ching Cheong is currently busy directing an increasingly over-budget remake of The Iceman Cometh with Donnie Yen, but his previous film is finally about to see the light of day. Titled The Wrath of Vajra, this high-concept martial arts … Continue reading

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With the help of some wire work, Tiger Chen is ‘Kung Fu Man’

2013 might just end up being known as ‘the year of Tiger Chen.’ Not only is the Yuen Woo-ping protege making his leading man debut in Keanu Reeves’ Man of Tai Chi, but the trailer has surfaced for yet another … Continue reading

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Full-length trailer for the live-action ‘Gatchaman’ AKA ‘Battle of the Planets’ movie!

For a generation of kids who grew up in the early 80’s, much of their favorite Saturday morning fare was – unbeknownst to them – anime that had been dubbed and re-edited from Japan. Thus, Japan’s Macross became Robotech and … Continue reading

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Andy Lau admits his new spy movie ‘Switch’ isn’t very good

Filming has begun on Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau’s latest action blockbuster, Switch. This is a highly anticipated Mandarin-language film to be shot in Dubai, the same location as Tom Cruise’s now famous hotel-climbing stunt in Mission: Impossible – Ghost … Continue reading

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Extended trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’

THE MOVIE: Neill Blomkamp, the visionary director behind District 9, is prepping a new high-concept science fiction film starring Matt Damon. In Elysium, the world of the future is divided along harsh class lines: the rich live in a pristine … Continue reading

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First trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was one of 2012’s biggest blockbusters, a fact that was decidedly not unexpected. But of course, An Unexpected Journey was just part one of what will become a three-part saga. The second … Continue reading

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New extended trailer for Roland Emmerich’s ‘White House Down’

THE MOVIE: German-born director Roland Emmerich has made a career out of systematically destroying the United States in movies like Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow. His newest film, titled White House Down, continues the trend but with less … Continue reading

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Explicit clip and poster for ‘The Raid’ director’s ‘V/H/S/2’ segment

In a move that is sure to please our webmaster Mighty Peking Man, the producers behind the indie-horror sensation V/H/S have announced a sequel. The first installment featured a series of ‘found footage’-style horror tales from various indie directors and … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 5/28/13

Hello, folks. It’s a light week but we’re gonna make the most of it. If you’re interested in any of these titles, you can support the site by ordering through our affiliate. We appreciate it! Here are your Blu-ray and DVD … Continue reading

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Last Supper, The (2012) Review

Director: Lu Chuan Writer: Lu Chuan Producer: Lu Chuan, Qin Hong, Albert Yeung Cast: Liu Ye, Daniel Wu, Chang Chen, Qin Lan, Sha Yi, Nie Yuan, Huo Siyan Running Time: 120 min. By HKFanatic Over the past decade, international audiences … Continue reading

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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 5/21/13

Hello, folks. As always: if you’re interested in any of these titles, you can support the site by ordering through our affiliate. We appreciate it! Here are your Blu-ray and DVD releases for the week of 5/21/13: ASIAN CINEMA Nightfall (Blu-ray/DVD) … Continue reading

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Will Jason Statham return for a new ‘Transporter’ trilogy?

Cinemax’s TV show based on The Transporter is still going strong, but it looks like everyone’s favorite ass-kicking courier Frank Martin may be destined to return to the big screen. Producer Luc Besson has struck a deal with China’s Fundamental … Continue reading

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Tsui Hark passes the ‘Zu Warriors’ mantle to Yuen Woo-ping for new movie

It is perhaps not possible to overstate the importance of the Zu series to Hong Kong cinema. Back in 1983, Tsui Hark’s Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain single-handedly created Hong Kong’s special FX industry, much in the same way … Continue reading

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Ready for more Bruce Willis action? Summit Entertainment hires writers for ‘Red 3’

THE MOVIE: Unbeknownst to us, the action-comedy Red must have been one of the sleeper hits of 2010 because Summit Entertainment is fast-tracking the sequel and they’re signing on some big-name talent to join the cast. Headliners Bruce Willis, Helen … Continue reading

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The undead won’t ride off into the sunset when ‘Gallowwalkers’ strikes this August 6th

The undead roam the range in the thrilling, supernatural Western Gallowwalkers, arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital Download, and Video on Demand this August 6th, 2013, from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Picked as an official selection at Film4 Fright Fest, … Continue reading

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DDDHouse is on fire with a string of hot new releases on Import Blu-ray and DVD

If you’re anything like us, you might have grown a little tired lately from waiting for the next big Asian action epics to make their way to North America. Well, trusted retailer DDDHouse has you covered with a slate of … Continue reading

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