Now that MMA fans have a movie dedicated entirely to their sport, how does it fare? Will it rise to the challenge, becoming a truly great sport film against which all MMA movies are hereafter judged? Or will it suck? Well, according to the scientists at Rotten Tomatoes (and the critics they measure), ‘Warrior’ doesn’t suck. For those of you too lazy to read the Tomatometer yourselves, I’ll spoil it for you: Right now it’s getting an 84%. So who’s planning on seeing this and why? Are you a sucker for sports films? A fan of MMA? Just a huge Tom Hardy fan? (guilty)
Martial Arts News, Movies & Television
Are you a sucker for ninja movie action? Can you spend an entire Saturday watching everything from old-school chop-socky fests to the latest special-effects violence extravaganzas? Then park your keister mister, and check out what’s going down in martial arts movies and television.
For those of you looking to keep informed on the details of the ‘Expendables’ sequel scheduled for release Summer of next year, we have some new rumors floating about. It should come as no surprise at all that the rumors focus on the (potential) addition of new cast members, who include Jean-Claude Van Damme, John Travolta, and Chuck Norris. Van Damme should have been a no-brainer for the first ‘Expendables’, as well as Chuck Norris. I don’t know why someone like Randy Couture was given the part over these two classics. There is still one 80′s leftover that I think deserves top casting spot over the like of Jason Statham even… Seriously, Carl Weather’s agent needs to earn his...
So this video just hit YouTube a little while ago and it’s pretty entertaining. The jokes are appropriately cringe-worthy and the animation is great. Maybe we’ll see a second episode?
Whether you love kung fu movies, are a fan of director Wong Kar Wai, or just love watching people fight it out hyper-stylistically in the rain, you’ll be glad you took two minutes to watch this trailer. Be warned though: No release date has been set.
Apparently, hip-hop artist/Wu-Tang Clan Member Raekwon has offered up a video list of his top 5 favorite Kung-Fu movies ever. Enjoy. I have to admit, Raekwon has some pretty good taste here. I especially like the addition of ‘The Killer’. It may not be a traditional ‘kung fu’ flick, but it is one of the best bullet ballet movies of all time (aside from Hard Boiled of course) Source: AllHipHop
Ok. So this may not be a straight kung fu movie, but you have to admit: Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes has some pretty stylish martial arts moves. I liked the first movie. It helped me get the taste of Revolver out of my mouth.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, there has been a marked upswing in the martial arts industry and it can all be attributed to certain rotund, animated panda voiced by a certain rotund, animated human. The DreamWorks movie ‘Kung Fu Panda’ did surprisingly well during it’s theater debut back in 2008 and the sequel is so far headed on the same course. This of course means that young kids across the globe are taking a sudden interest in the martial arts and its various forms. This is great news for the martial arts industry and bad news for any kids that think they’re going to learn the Wuxi Finger Hold.
The good folks at Contactmusic.com have found a tid-bit of news concerning everyone’s favorite aging martial artist. In an attempt to keep the likes of Deathrace 2 and Cabin Fever 3 company on the shelves of Blockbusters everywhere, Jean Claude Van Damme (JCVD to his peeps) is set to star in the upcoming ‘Six Bullets’. You know how every kung fu movie fan knows that Bruce Lee had to have his film slowed down just so that audiences would be able to see what he was doing? ‘Six Bullets’ will be just like that, except in reverse. The no-doubt complex plot will revolve around a ‘a former mercenary kidnapping expert who is hired by a top martial arts champ...