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Natalie Martinez takes lead in Warrior TV series

Natalie Martinez takes lead in Warrior TV series

Something you might have noticed in recent days is the curious scarcity of martial arts in television. That's certainly not the case on the animated front with the likes of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "The Legend of Korra" on Nickelodeon, but in terms of live-action shows, martial arts doesn't seem to have that ...

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Rush Hour 2 (2001)

Rush Hour 2 (2001)

Jackie Chan finally hit it big in Hollywood with 1998's "Rush Hour". The chemistry between Jackie and comedian Chris Tucker made the film an instant hit with audiences around the world, and there's just no arguing with $244 million earned worldwide - "Rush Hour 2" was inevitable, and finally arrived in 2001. Although ...

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Vengeance of an Assassin trailer debuts!

Vengeance of an Assassin trailer debuts!

Earlier this year, martial arts fans were left in mourning after one of the world's most legendary action film makers, Panna Rittikrai, passed away at 53 years young. He left behind the legacy of a daredevil stunt performer, martial artist, and action director who stood side by side with Jackie Chan to laugh in the ...

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Rush Hour (1998)

Rush Hour (1998)

Buddy cop movies live and die completely on the chemistry between the two leads. If it’s not there, neither is the audience. The “Lethal Weapon” movies have it, while “The Heat” simply does not. Take the two leading men out of “Rush Hour”, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, and it completely falls apart. Keep them in, and ...

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Farewell Panna Rittikrai

Farewell Panna Rittikrai

Today, as the world pays its respects to the legendary Bruce Lee on the forty-first anniversary of his untimely death, we also mourn the loss of another martial arts legend whose life ended too soon - Thai action director/choreographer and stuntman Panna Rittikrai. Following a battle with liver and kidney failure ...

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Chinese Zodiac (2012)

Chinese Zodiac (2012)

Jackie Chan makes something of a return to roots with “Chinese Zodiac”, a conservatively constructed but nevertheless enjoyable throwback to the Asian Hawk adventures seen in his “Armour of God” films. If “Chinese Zodiac” isn’t the instant classic of globe-trotting adventure movies that those films were, it is at ...

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The Raid 2 – First Impressions

The Raid 2 – First Impressions

We were fortunate to attend a screening last night of The Raid 2, what else can we say folks, you're in for a riot of mind blowing, symphonic mayhem - (with some extraordinary camera angles!) finely orchestrated by pioneering Welsh director Gareth Evans. Since this is longer than The Raid: Redemption (by a good forty ...

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Iron Fist series to begin on Netflix!

Iron Fist series to begin on Netflix!

Marvel Comics' legendary King of Kung Fu Danny Rand, better known as the Immortal Iron Fist, will finally make the same leap to live action that so many Marvel and DC characters have done! Marvel Studios is currently teaming with Netflix to begin a series for Iron Fist which will be featured on Netflix! His fellow ...

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Armour of God (1986)

Armour of God (1986)

by guest contributor James John Armour of God First off, Jackie Chan in this film does a good job being, well, Jackie Chan! By 1986 he was a global superstar, 32 years old and still in his physical prime. He was a Cantonese Buster Keaton, all visual, even the gags, that is why he was able to crack the language ...

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Police Story (1985)

Police Story (1985)

Police Story (1985) DVD cover “He thinks he’s John Wayne.” First off, this highly ambitious Jackie Chan directed and starred 1985 Golden Harvest Studios classic is not only a great martial arts movie it is actually a great action movie period. You can argue that he hit his peak with this one because it is absolutely ...

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Kung-fu Kingdom