Category: Action / Aventure

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The Lost Bladesman Review: Donnie Yen stars as Guan Yu in the novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”

An epic, historical, action film loosely based on the story of Chinese folk hero. Guan Yu in the novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”. Written…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Martial Art

Legend of the Fist 2010 Review: Donnie Yen takes on the role of Chinese Martial Arts Legend

Using not one but two world wars as backdrops, Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen is an exhilarating kung fu romp. The movie…

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The Hurricane Heist Review: Drags viewers into the eye of the storm at gale force speed

From the director of the first The Fast and the Furious outing. The Hurricane Heist, willingly or not, drags viewers into the eye of the storm at…

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Legal Action 2018 Review: The story is interesting, and the ending is nicely done

Big-city lawyer Casey McKay, (Eric Close – Nashville, Without a Trace) is drawn to a small town by his ex-wife to defend her brother, accused…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Martial Art

Birth of the Dragon Review: Bruce Lee deserves better

The details change, depending on who’s recounting them. But the broad strokes seem pretty set in stone: in 1965 Bruce Lee, on the verge of…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Great Movies

Skiptrace 2016: Jackie Chan Team Up With Johnny Knoxville In Renny Harlin’s Action Film

Renny Harlin is one of the most popular directors from Finland, known for making nail-baiting action and adventurous films in the past like Die Hard…

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Escape Plan 2: Hades Review- Sylvester Stallone’s Film is Poorly conceived on every front

Disastrous writing makes for a disastrous film. Escape Plan 2: Hades is a perfect case in point. Escape Plan 2: Hades (Ke Hoach Dao Tau…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Fantasy / Historical

The Sorcerer and the White Snake Review: Jet Li in A Good Chinese Ghost Story

Ching Siu-tung’s film looks so glossy, plasticized, and unreal that all you end up thinking about is special effects. Those who remain skeptical of the…

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Manhunt 2017: Director John Woo Returns With A Action Thriller Movie

This is a re-post of our Manhunt review from the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. After almost two decades of making disappointing Hollywood blockbusters and…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Great Movies

Heartfall Arises Review: A Hong Kong Action Thriller With Nicholas Tse

Charismatic stars and classy production values cannot hide the fact that Heartfall Arises is a grandiose. And – more damningly – utterly nonsensical mess of…

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