Author Archives: Jeff Bona

Black Scar Blues (2015) Review

Director: Leroy Nguyen Writer: Leroy Nguyen, Edmond Shum Cast: Leroy Nguyen, Edmond Shum, Jen Barnard, Donald Williams, Daniel Sim, Mahdi Eltigani, Aaron Emmanuel, Collel Massey, Cullen Cook III, Raymond Gwynn Running Time: 80 min. By Jeff Bona Sorry folks, no … Continue reading

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They Call ‘Em Bruce: People who played Bruce Lee

The following feature is about the many people who have portrayed Bruce Lee in movies, TV and advertisements. In an effort to put together the most comprehensive list, I’ve also included those who portrayed him in ways that I can’t explain. It should also be … Continue reading

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Universal Soldier (1971) Review

Director: Cy Enfield Producer: Donald Factor, Frederick Schwartz Cast: George Lazenby, Ben Caruthers, Robin Hunter, Edward Judd, Alan Barnes, Cy Enfield, Germaine Greer, Rudolph Walker, Chrissie Townson, Guy Deghy, Edward Judd, Ronan O’Rahilly Running Time: 94 min. By Jeff Bona While promoting 1969’s On Her … Continue reading

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Queen’s Ransom, A | aka International Assassin (1976) Review

Director: Ding Sin Saai Producer: Raymond Chow Cast: Jimmy Wang Yu, Angela Mao, George Lazenby, Ko Chun Hsiung, Tien Ni, Charles Heung, Cheung Pooi Saan, Dean Shek, Bolo Yeung, Peter Chan, Cheung Ging Boh, Chu Tiet Wo, Han Ying Chieh, … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee: Tracking the Dragon (2016) Review

Director: John Little Writer: John Little Cast: John Little, Bruce Lee, Malisa Longo, Jon T. Benn, Anders Nelsson, Riccardo Billi, Chaplin Chang Running Time: 100 minutes By Jeff Bona Back in 2013, I reviewed a documentary titled In Pursuit of the Dragon, by noted … Continue reading

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Lady Killer, The (1977) Review

Director: Zhu Mu Writer: Louis Sit Chi Hung Producer: Raymond Chow Cast: Robert Lee, Sylvia Chang, Nick Lam Wai Kei, Shaw Yum Yum, Lee Kwan, Gam Dai, John Cheung Ng Long Running Time: 86 min. By Jeff Bona Before Brandon … Continue reading

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Martial Arts Kid, The (2015) Review

Director: Michael Baumgarten Producer: James Wilson, Cheryl Wheeler-Duncan Cast: Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Jansen Panettiere, Kathryn Newton, Matthew Ziff, T.J. Storm, Brandon Tyler Russell, R. Marcos Taylor, Chuck Zito, Nassim Faras Lahrizi, Kayley Stallings, Robert Peters Running Time: 103 min. … Continue reading

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Wailing, The (2016) Review

Director: Na Hong-jin Writer: Na Hong-jin Cast: Kwak Do-Won, Hwang Jeong-Min, Jun Kunimura, Chun Woo-Hee, Kim Hwan-Hee, Jang So-Yeon, Heo Jin, Jo Han-Chul, Son Kang-Kuk, Kim Do-Yoon, Kim Ki-Cheon Running Time: 115 min. By Jeff Bona Na Hong-jin, the fierce … Continue reading

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9 Deaths of the Ninja (1985) Review

Director: Emmett Alston Writer: Emmett Alston Producer: Ashok Amritraj Cast: Sho Kosugi, Brent Huff, Emilia Crow, Blackie Dammett, Regina Richardson, Vijay Amritraj, Lisa Friedman, Kane Kosugi, Shane Kosugi, Bruce Fanger, Sonny Erang, Ken Watanabe Running Time: 94 min. By Jeff … Continue reading

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Van Damme is the most ‘remade’ action star in the world!

Love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Jean-Claude Van Damme is a trendsetter when it comes to action and martial arts movies. He’s also a name that helped build franchises that gave birth to endless money-making sequels and … Continue reading

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Furious (1984) Review

Director: Tim Everitt, Tom Sartori Writer: Tim Everitt, Tom Sartori Cast: Simon Rhee, Phillip Rhee, Arlene Montano, Howard Jackson, Loren Avedon, Mika Elkan, Bob Folkard Running Time: 73 min. By Jeff Bona In the 80s, walking into a video rental … Continue reading

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Hungry? Watch the newest ‘Jurassic World’ trailer!

THE MOVIE: The fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise is titled Jurassic World. Directing the film will be Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed). There are no plot details, but the film has a release date for June 12, 2015. So … Continue reading

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First trailer for Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E’

Due for release on August 14, 2015 is Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. remake, which is based on the hugely popular 1960s television series of the same name. Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer … Continue reading

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Guest, The (2014) Review

Director: Adam Wingard Writer: Simon Barrett Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Chase Williamson, Jesse Luken, Ethan Embry, Joel David Moore Running Time: 99 min. By Jeff Bona “Don’t overrate someone, unless you … Continue reading

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John Wick (2014) Review

Director: David Leitch, Chad Stahelski Writers: Derek Kolstad Cast: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Bernhardt Running Time: 96 min. By Jeff Bona If there’s one Hollywood … Continue reading

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Yellow Faced Tiger | aka Slaughter in San Francisco (1974) Review

AKA: Karate Cop Director: Lo Wei Writer: Cheung Wing Cheung, Lo Wei Producer: Leonard Ho, Lo Wei Cast: Don Wong Tao, Sylvia Chang, Chuck Norris, Chin Yuet Sang, Wong Sam, Yee Kwan, Lam Ching Ying Running Time: 100 min. By … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time in Vietnam | aka Lua Phat (2013) Review

Director: Dustin Nguyen Writer: Dustin Nguyen Producer: Dustin Nguyen, Ngoc Hiep, Do Quang Minh Cast: Dustin Nguyen, Roger Yuan, Veronica Ngo, Thai Hoa, Nguyen Hoang Quan, Xuan Phat, Hieu Hien, Dinh Ngoc Diep Running Time: 104 min. By Jeff Bona … Continue reading

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Put Up Your Dux: The Story of Frank Dux (2010) Review

AKA: The True Story of JCVD Bloodsport Director: Jesse Barrett-Mills, Daniel Gallai Producer: Jesse Barrett-Mills, Daniel Gallai Cast: Frank Dux, Joe Fiorentino, Jeff Langton, Sheldon Lettich, Brian Thompson, Vic Moore, Jean-Claude Van Damme (archive) Running Time: 70 min. By Jeff … Continue reading

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Weapon of Choice (2014) Review

AKA: Fist 2 Fist 2 Director: Jino Kang, Tony Urgo Writer: Jino Kang, Tony Urgo Cast: Jino Kang, Douglas Olsson, Katherine Celio, Artem Mishin, Kelly Lou Dennis, Don Williams, John Carney, Steven Menasche, Robert D. Parham, William Armando Running Time: … Continue reading

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Macabre | aka Rumah Dara (2009) Review

Director: The Mo Brothers Writer: Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto Cast: Julie Estelle, Shareefa Daanish, Imelda Therinne, Arifin Putra, Ruli Lubis, Ario Bayu, Sigi Wimala, Daniel Mananta, Mike Lucock, Dendy Subangil Running Time: 95 min. By Jeff Bona Thanks to Gareth … Continue reading

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