Author Archives: Paul Bramhall

Acts of Vengeance | aka Stoic (2017) Review

Director: Isaac Florentine Writer: Matt Venne Cast: Antonio Banderas, Cristina Serafini, Atanas Srebrev, Karl Urban, David Sakurai, Paz Vega, Robert Forster, Mark Rhino Smith, Isaac Florentine Running Time: 85 min. By Paul Bramhall Ever since Liam Neeson took that fateful … Continue reading

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Ultimate Justice (2017) Review

Director: Martin Christopher Bode Writer: Marco Theiss, Mike Leeder Cast: Mark Dacascos, Brandon Rhea, Matthias Hues, Mike Möller, Mike Leeder, Wolfgang Riehm, Martin Baden, Henry Muller, Verena Konietschke, Bartholomäus Kowalski, Yazmeen Baker, Gerrit Grass, Mathis Landwehr Running Time: 93 min. … Continue reading

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Game Changer, The (2017) Review

The Game Changer | Blu-ray & DVD (Well Go USA) Director: Gao Xixi Cast: Peter Ho, Huang Zitao, Guli Nazha, Wang Xueqi, Choo Ja-hyun, Jack Kao, Long Meizi Running Time: 133 min. By Paul Bramhall The 1980 TVB gangster series The … Continue reading

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Following the Broken Path: An Interview with Sonny Sison

As someone who’s been working in the action movie industry for over 25 years, it’s safe to say that action director Sonny Sison has seen it all. In a career that spans from the Power Rangers to Iron Fist, Sison … Continue reading

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Special Female Force (2016) Review

Director: Wilson Chin Cast: Eliza Sam, Joyce Cheng, Jeana Ho, Chris Tong, Cathryn Lee, Mandy Ho, Jacky Cai, Anita Chui, Philip Ng, Evergreen Mak, Jacqueline Chong, Calinda Chan, Terence Chui, Edward Ma, Coco Yuen, Toshika Lau, Hidy Yu, Jenvine Yu, … Continue reading

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Adventurers, The (2017) Review

Director: Stephen Fung Producer: Andy Lau, Stephen Fung Cast: Andy Lau, Shu Qi, Zhang Jingchu, Tony Yang, Jean Reno, Eric Tsang, Sha Yi, You Tianyi, Zhang Yiqun Running Time: 107 min. By Paul Bramhall Much like the classic 1989 triad movie, … Continue reading

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Confidential Assignment (2016) Review

Director: Kim Sung-Hoon Writer: Yoon Hyun-Ho Cast: Hyun-Bin, Yu Hae-Jin, Kim Ju-Hyeok, Jang Young-Nam, Yoona, Park Min-Ha, Lee Hae-Young, Lee Dong-Hwi, Kong Jung-Hwan, Jeon Kuk-Hwan Running Time: 125 min. By Paul Bramhall It’s been interesting to watch the portrayal of … Continue reading

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COF Presents: Made (& Remade) in Asia

Back in the oughts, before Hollywood became bankrolled by superhero franchises and endless reboots, the industries former money maker came from a seemingly endless stream of Americanised remakes of Asian movies. From horror (especially horror!) to action flicks to comedies, … Continue reading

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Wolf Warrior 2 (2017) Review

Director: Wu Jing Producer: Wu Jing Cast: Wu Jing, Celina Jade, Frank Grillo, Yu Nan, Zou Kai, Hans Zhang, Wu Gang, Ding Hai-Feng, Chun Yu Shan Shan, Yu Qian, Shi Zhao-Qi, Diana Sylla Running Time: 120 min. By Paul Bramhall While … Continue reading

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Taming the ‘Savage Dog’: 10 Questions for Marko Zaror

With the upcoming theatrical and VOD release of Savage Dog in August, at COF we were given the opportunity to provide the Dragon from Chile – Marko Zaror – 10 questions about his experience working on the movie. Since initially … Continue reading

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Cartels | aka Killing Salazar (2016) Review

Director: Keoni Waxman Producer: Binh Dang, Steven Seagal Cast: Steven Seagal, Georges St. Pierre, Luke Goss, Darren E. Scott, Florin Piersic Jr., Martine Argent, Lauro Chartrand, Bruce Crawford, Claudiu Bleont, Howard Dell, George Ramos, Adina Galupa Running Time: 93 min. … Continue reading

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Savage Dog (2017) Review

Director: Jesse V. Johnson Writer: Jesse V. Johnson Cast: Scott Adkins, Marko Zaror, Cung Le, JuJu Chan, Vladimir Kulich, Keith David, Charles Fathy, Matthew Marsden, Sheena Chou, Luke Massy, Aki Aleong Runnning Time: 94 min. By Paul Bramhall The transition from stuntman to director should, by nature, not … Continue reading

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