1:43 PM 4/1/2015 by Senh Duong
First things first: Paul Walker would be proud of this. It’s an action franchise that will please its huge and ever-growing fanbase. He gets to go two rounds with Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa and gets the last laugh. Not a bad way to go. Overall, Walker’s scenes are quite seamless.
10:39 AM 5/23/2014 by Senh Duong
A couple of days ago, Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the sequel to “X-Men: First Class” that unites popular cast members from the entire franchise, scored a near perfect 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. I was thinking it can’t possibly stay that high by the time it opens today; my prediction was mid to high 80s.
1:35 AM 4/2/2014 by Senh Duong
Last week, while walking around the Filmart, I picked up a promotional flyer for SPL II, a sequel to Donnie Yen’s cop thriller known for its Mixed Martial Arts infused fight choreography. It’s the first collaboration between director Wilson Yip, Sammo Hung, and Donnie Yen that would eventually lead to Ip Man. SPL wasn’t a box office hit locally, grossing a measly HK $7.4M ($1M US), but it gained a following with action fans worldwide through film festivals and home video.
5:09 PM 3/20/2014 by Senh Duong
According to an interview with Action Elite, international action star Tony Jaa will rejoin the cast in June to finish his scenes for Fast and Furious 7. He had already shot some scenes with the late Paul Walker, and those scenes will apparently be kept in the film -- looks like the producers will try to preserve as much footage with Walker as they can to celebrate and honor him.
12:49 PM 3/13/2014 by Senh Duong
Chow Yun-Fat originally said he would return for a sequel to the $65M budgeted The Monkey King if it makes $150M at the box office in China, which is its breakeven mark.
4:16 PM 3/11/2014 by Senh Duong
Jean Claude Van Damme wrote The Expendables fansite ExpendablesPremiere.com to, pretty much, beg Sylvester Stallone to write him back into the franchise with The Expendables 4.
ign.com – Just yesterday we heard from Arnold Schwarzenegger that filming on Terminator 5 was expected to begin this January. And now the actor has confirmed that he will be starring in The Expendables 3 along with Sylvester Stallone. He will reportedly start shooting the action sequel in August in Los Angeles. 1 year 44 weeks ago via brucelee
screenrant.com – If there’s one unfortunate consequence of Captain America: The Winter Soldier being set in the present day, in the aftermath of The Avengers, rather than in the 1940s era that was the setting of Captain America: The First Avenger, it’s that most of the characters from Steve Rogers’ home era won’t be returning. 1 year 45 weeks ago via jackiechan
joblo.com – Despite being a key part of Phase Two, Joss Whedon has shot down rumors that the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY cast of characters will be appearing on screen in THE AVENGERS 2. While this does not rule out any members of THE AVENGERS 2 from showing up in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, it seems that Marvel wants to start new franchises without linking them directly. 1 year 45 weeks ago via donnieyen