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God of War 2017: A Vincent Zhao’s Martial-Arts Epic

During the 16th century. Japanese pirates proliferate along the Chinese coastline. In 1557, the pirates take over Cengang in Zhejiang. After months of futile advances….

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Scott Adkins’ and Dolph Lundgren Come in Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon

Travis and his team travel to China in search of what isn’t supposed to exist … Their mission to capture a Cryptid which is wreaking…

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Wu Jing vs Frank Grillo – The Couple That Make Wolf Warrior 2 More Interesting

Wu Jing‘s 2015 directorial effort, Wolf Warrior, is a somewhat underwhelming and overly jingoistic action film where the high point is a fight with CG wolves….

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Reborn Review: Li Hai Long’s China-Hong Kong Cyber-Hacker Thriller

Character-driven hacker caper unfortunately defaults to pure pulp in the second half. Firstly, Li Hai Long is the director of the film. The stars: Han…

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Shanghai Affairs Review: The Most Martial Arts Movie Directed by Donnie Yen

Third in the Donnie Yen canon is the most coherent, but most mundane. A reworking of Bruce Lee’s Big Boss, it’s easily the most accessible…

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Red Cliff 2008: Director John Woo’s Epic Story Of the Battle of Red Cliff for Twenty Years

Director John Woo had wanted to film the epic story of the Battle of Red Cliff for twenty years. And it doesn’t disappoint. I had…

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Out of the Furnace 2013: Christian Bale’s impressive Action Film

This is only Scott Cooper’s second film as a director. But he already knows how to bring out lived-in authenticity in actors. His 2009 debut…

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14 Blades 2010: Donnie Yen Finally Discovers the 15th Blade Put There By the Weinsteins

A proactive Chinese emperor develops his own secret service protection unit in the form of street orphans trained to be elite martial artists. The Jinyiwei…

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The Quarry Review: Michael Shannon Heat Up This Slow Burn Thriller

The Quarry is a slow burn crime drama that never reaches ignition. Good performances from a veteran lead cast can’t rescue the sluggish pacing. Adapted from…

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Your Baby Is Mine 2018: Is This Film Based On A True Story?

Lifetime may be cashing in on the Christmas movie craze. But the network hasn’t completely abandoned the twisty, dramatic flicks that viewers love. Your Baby…

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