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‘Furious (1984)’ DVD Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Simon Rhee, Arlene Montano, Phillip Rhee, Howard Jackson, Loren Avedon, Jon Dane, Mika Elkan, Peter Malota, John Potter, Joyce Tilley | Written and Directed by Tim Everitt, Tom Sartori

‘Famously incomprehensible’ are among the first words which come up when one Googles 1984′s martial arts picture Furious. ‘Famously incomprehensible’ is about right too, from the awful picture quality to the bizarre story, which is best described as martial artists vs aliens (after a fashion) battling for control of the universe. I had to Google that bit too, so incomprehensible is the story that I couldn’t quite tell what was going on most of the time.

Lovers of purposefully bad movies like The Room and Plan 9 From Outer Space should find much to celebrate in Furious, in which a pensive young fighter named Simon (Simon Rhee) attempts to fend off the forces of evil by repeatedly kicking them in the face.
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‘Manglehorn’, ‘Spy’, ‘Brand’ headline South by Southwest 2015 film lineup

South by Southwest, the multi-faceted film, music and technology festival held annually in Austin, TX will feature such upcoming films as Paul Feig’s Spy, David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Alex Gibney’s documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, and Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand profile Brand: A Second Coming as headliners in this year’s film festival lineup.

SXSW runs from March 13 to 21 in Austin and is now in its 22nd year. Variety has details of the 145 films and 100 world premieres bowing at this year’s festival. Brand, as previously reported, will be the festival’s opening night film.

Other notable titles on the list are the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard, a rough cut of Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, the directorial debut of 28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland, Ex Machina, and a new comedy by Michael Showalter, Hello, My Name is Doris.

On the small screen,
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'Ktown Cowboys' Trailer Shows Off Los Angeles' Koreatown

'Ktown Cowboys' Trailer Shows Off Los Angeles' Koreatown
The creative team behind the bro-mantic comedy Ktown Cowboys have debuted a teaser for their movie, which is expected to release in 2015. Based off of the web-series of the same name, this comedy is set in the unique subculture of Los Angeles' Koreatown. It's a story about a group of ball-busting, hard-partying friends who are all struggling with their evolution into adulthood in their own unique but interconnected ways.

The film is directed by Daniel (Dpd) Park and written by Danny Cho (Mad TV, Parks and Recreation) and Brian Chung. Ktown Cowboys brings back five cast members from the original web-series. And it features cameo appearances by Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Community), Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-0), Steve Byrne (Sullivan & Sons), and Simon Rhee (Best of the Best).

Footnotes, also directed by Park and Cho, is a hilarious new weekly digital short series being released in conjunction with Ktown Cowboys
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The Dusty VHS Corner: “Pop it Tommy!” – Eric Roberts the Video Maestro

Tom Jolliffe digs deep into The Dusty VHS Corner for a trio of Eric Roberts movies…

There have been a few stars over the years who started brightly only to see their career fade and sometimes even plummet. Perhaps one of the best examples of someone looking set to become a regular face at Award shows, particularly during the nominations montage, before falling from grace, was Eric Roberts. In fact one of his earlier films, The Pope of Greenwich Village, saw Roberts star with Mickey Rourke, whose career followed the same trajectory. An early run of solid films with critical acclaim, followed by a lengthy spell largely spent in B-movies, with the occasional more high profile bit part thrown in. Whilst Rourke had a second coming with The Wrestler recently, Roberts is still waiting for such an opportunity, and it’s an opportunity that would be fully deserved.

Before becoming something of a sitcom gag,
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I, Frankenstein - Ron Balicki and Diana Lee Inosanto Talk Bringing Martial Arts to Movies

Ka-li (noun): 1) One of the manifestations and cult titles of the wife of Shiva and mother goddess Devi, especially in her malevolent role as a goddess of death and destruction, depicted as black, red-eyed, blood-stained, and wearing a necklace of skulls...

2) Eskrima, Arnis and Kali are umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines ("Filipino Martial Arts," or Fma) that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives and other bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons.

It also includes hand-to-hand combat, joint locks, grappling and weapon disarming techniques.

More and more, martial arts action sequences are becoming integral to genre filmmaking. From the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" series (1997) and Blade (1998) to The Hulk (2003) and Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), we’re seeing more and more cinematic heroes who are kickin’ ass. One commonality in all of the aforementioned films are the action choreographers/stunt people: Ron Balicki and Diana Lee Inosanto.
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Exclusive: Zoe Bell Talks Game of Death

Exclusive: Zoe Bell Talks Game of Death
Actress/stuntwoman Zoe Bell discusses her role in Game of Death, working with Wesley Snipes, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and more

Zoe Bell got her big acting break in Quentin Tarantino's half of Grindhouse, Death Proof, but she had originally impressed Quentin Tarantino much earlier than that. She portrayed the stunt double for Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2, which lead to her role in Death Proof and a double-threat career as both a talented actress and stunt woman. Her latest acting performance is in the new action-adventure Game of Death, which just hit the shelves on Blu-ray and DVD on February 15. I recently had the chance to speak with this versatile actress over the phone about Game of Death, and here's what she had to say.

When I was watching the movie, I was getting kind of worried because I wasn't seeing you in any fight scenes,
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Exclusive: Game of Death Blu-ray Special Feature Clip

Exclusive: Game of Death Blu-ray Special Feature Clip
We have a brand new special feature clip from the upcoming action-adventure Game of Death, which will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 15. Click on the video player below to watch this new glimpse at the special features, which includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Zoe Bell and Robert Davi.

Click to watch Game of Death: Action!

Action superstar Wesley Snipes is back and badder than ever as CIA Agent Marcus Jones, a professional hit man caught in a double-cross between his partners in the agency, a ruthless arms dealer and a powerful Wall Street broker worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Framed for a murder he didn't commit and chased by expert assassins, Jones must clear his name before its too late. Also starring Robert Davi (Die Hard), Gary Daniels (The Expendables) and Zoe Bell (Grindhouse), Game of Death is an action-packed thriller filled with pulse-pounding excitement.
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Wesley Snipes to be the “Master Daddy”

  • HeyUGuys
Aside from trying to get a Martin Luther King biopic off the ground and keep his name in the hat for any further Blade films, Wesley Snipes is also finding time for a role in what is being described as a cross between Kung Fu Hustle and Meet The Parents. If you haven’t seen both of those films, let’s just say that they don’t seem like obvious companion pieces.

Master Daddy is also set to star a ridiculous roster of fighting stars in cameos and appearances, with Chuck Norris, Sonny Chiba (Kill Bill: Vol. 1), Joe Frazier, Samo Hung, Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak), Dan Inosanto, Simon Rhee, Lee Mosely, Bob Wall, Rampage (The A-Team), Anderson Silva (Ufc) and Ron Van Cleef all on board.

The film, pitched as “a multi-racial action comedy” will start filming shortly, with a 2011 release date in mind, although I have a sneaking suspicion
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Game of Death Movie Trailer and Poster

  • ShockYa
Game of Death Movie Trailer and Poster
Alchemedia Films released the first official movie trailer and poster for the upcoming film “Game of Death” by director Giorgio Serafini and starring Gary Daniels (The Rogue, The Expendables), Wesley Snipes (Gallowwalker, Blade II), Zoe Bell (Angel of Death, Bitch Slap), Robert Davi and Simon Rhee. Synopsis: A diplomat’s bodyguard and company are injured in a botched assassination attempt. They’re all taken to the same hospital, where the bodyguard teams up with a nurse to protect the diplomat from a team of ruthless assassins. The nurse soon learns that there is more to this sticky situation than expected. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest movie news and more from “Game of [...]
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SAG Awards: Impressions from the Red Carpet

  • Digital Media Law
The SAG Awards sparkled. Women in beautiful dresses, perfectly accessorized; men crisply attired in suits or tuxes; and flash cameras and video everywhere—it was quite a scene. There was drama …

… and romance:

Boldface names made their way down the red carpet: the bolder the name, the faster they moved. Oops, there went Brad Pitt (Benjamin Button). Too late. But Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) did pause for a moment:

He picked up an award later that evening for male actor in a comedy series. Meanwhile, the unofficial award for cutest kids went to the ones playing adman Don Draper’s children in Mad Men. Kiernan Shipka looks sweet …

… but advised me that if she won an award (she did, as part of an ensemble), it would go next to her Tae Kwon Do trophies. Easy there tiger! Meanwhile, her cast-mate and fellow winner Aaron Hart is a handsome little fellow …

… but
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SAG Award Winners Announced!

The winners for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® have been announced. The ceremony was held on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center and was simulcast by TNT and TBS. Dany Boyle's acclaimed "Slumdog Millionaire" took home the best Cast of a Motion Picture, Sean Penn won for his dramatic performance in "Milk" and Heath Ledger was recognized again for his work as 'The Joker' in "The Dark Knight." Actresses taking home top honors were Meryl Streep who impressed most again with a win for her performance in Miramax Films' "Doubt" and Kate Winslet added another award for her work on The Weinsten Company's "The Reader." As announced by the Screen Actors Guild, here are the winners: 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Recipients Theatrical Motion PICTURESOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Sean Penn Harvey Milk "Milk" Focus FeaturesOutstanding Performance
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