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Cine-Sunday: ‘Ip Man 2′ Review

Stars: Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi, Huang Xiaming | Action direction by Sammo Hung | Directed by Wilson Yip

Review by Baron Fortnightly

Ip Man 2, from Cine Asia, is a semi-biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Wing Chun grandmaster, Ip Man. The film was directed by Wilson Yip and Sammo Hung, produced by Raymond Wong, written by Edmond Wong, and stars martial arts legend, Donnie Yen, who reprises the leading role.

This sequel continues on from events in the first Ip Man film, and covers Ip Man’s life in Hong Kong, which was at the time under British colonial rule, and recovering from the Japanese invasion of China. Ip Man’s main hurdles are his reduced circumstances, British oppression, and rivalry from other martial arts practitioners, including the local Hung Ga master Hung Chun-nam, as played by Sammo Hung.

“Continuing from where the first film ended,
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The John Kreng Interview

John Kreng is one of the most hard working actors/stuntman/fight and stunt corrdinators working in the industry today. Through his time working in the movie industry, John has worked with some of the very best which includes Jet Li, Yuen Wah, Tsui Hark, David Carradine, Steven Spielburg and many more outstanding talents.

John Kreng is also the author of the in depth book on screen fighting called Fight Choreography: The Art Of Non Verbal Dialogue, he was a cast member of The Jade Trader which went on to win the most outstanding cast performance award at the 10th Action on film, International film festival. John, also has years of Martial Arts experience behind him, dedicating his time learning many different styles and been taught by some of the very best masters from around the world (Which he will speak about in this interview).

John also worked on the
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Jason Statham on 'Furious 7' fight with The Rock: 'He could take your head off'

  • Hitfix
Jason Statham on 'Furious 7' fight with The Rock: 'He could take your head off'
Jason Statham is intimidating. I mean, that's sort of obvious. He's built a career on it. But part of what I find so interesting about him onscreen has been his resolute refusal to vanish into roles. Jason Statham is one of those movie stars who is a movie star for being a heightened version of himself, and he knows that's his brand, and he absolutely steers into it with the choices he makes. This year, audiences are going to see two radically different versions of Statham onscreen. In Paul Feig's clever and rowdy "Spy," Statham is a perpetually livid CIA agent who cannot believe the agency would send Melissa McCarthy's character into the field when he's available for the job. It's a great fit for him, and his mounting incredulity combined with his near-manic need to tell McCarthy how awesome he is and his surprisingly nimble way with
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Big Trouble in Little China to debut on Blu-Ray in December

A firm cult favourite among film fans, John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China is heading to Blu-Ray and Limited Edition Steelbook for the first time ever via Arrow Films.

Re-uniting Carpenter with Kurt Russell (Escape From New York, The Thing), Big Trouble in Little China sees Russell plays Jack Burton, a reasonable guy who is about to experience some unreasonable things in San Francisco’s Chinatown. As his friend’s fiancée is kidnapped Jack becomes embroiled in a centuries-old battle between good and evil. At the root of it all is Lo Pan, a 2000-year-old magician who rules an empire of evil spirits. Jack goes to the rescue dodging demons, goblins and the unstoppable Three Storms as he battles through Lo Pan’s dark domain.

The film also features Kim Catrall (Sex and the City) and the legendary James Hong (Blade Runner, Wayne's World 2).

The press release reads:
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Review: They Live (Blu-ray)

  • DailyDead
They Live was John Carpenter’s follow up to Prince of Darkness and continued his nihilistic streak of polemics against the establishment, providing a darkly comic science fiction tale. This movie revealed that there is much more to Carpenter than just horror and is an underrated film loaded with social commentary from a great director at the top of his game.

The fine folks over at Shout! Factory have done a great job with this presentation, including a nice set of bonus features to please any Carpenter fan, so put on your sunglasses and see the film for what it really is.

John Nada (Roddy Piper) is a down on his luck everyman who comes to a new town in search of work. He finds a job working construction, a shantytown to live in along with others who have fallen on hard times, and “befriends” fellow construction worker Frank Armitage
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Clips from They Live Blu-ray/DVD Collector’s Edition

  • DailyDead
Scream Factory will release a Blu-ray/DVD collector’s edition of They Live this week and we have multiple clips and the official trailer for you to watch:

The truth is more than meets the eye. You’ve been listening to their speeches and watching them on TV. They influence our decisions without us knowing it. Think again and the choice is yours! On November 6, 2012, Scream Factory™ presents John Carpenter’s politically-charged science fiction thriller They Live Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD. Featuring anamorphic widescreen presentation of this cult classic movie, this special collector’s edition home entertainment release of They Live boasts a bounty of special bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and much more! They Live Collector’s Edition Blu-ray has a suggested retail price of $29.93 and $19.93 for the DVD. Fans and collector’s can pre-order now at ShoutFactory.
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Full Specs For They Live Blu-Ray Revealed!

Scream Factory (Shout Factory’s new horror banner) is on a roll! We’ve got Halloween II and Halloween III: Season Of The Witch arriving on Sept. 18th and now, John Carpenter’s classic They Live will arrive on November 6th, ironically enough election day! Below are the final specs which boasts a whole load of brand new special features.

- Audio Commentary with Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actor Roddy Piper

- Independent Thoughts – An interview with Writer/Director John Carpenter (New)

- Man vs. Aliens – An interview with Actor Keith David (New)

- Woman of Mystery – An interview with Actress Meg Foster (New)

- Watch, Look, Listen: The Sights & Sounds of “They Live” – A look at the visual style, stunts and music from the film with Director of Photography Gary B. Kibbe, Stunt Coordinator Jeff Imada, and Co-Composer Alan Howarth (New)

- 2012 Cast Reunion Q&A with Roddy Piper,
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Official Specs for Scream Factory's They Live Release

  • Dread Central
I for one cannot wait to throw away my crappy They Live DVD in its crappy cardboard case. Scream Factory has announced the supplemental material for its new release of the flick, and as per usual we have a winner!

And for those of you complaining about the artwork... don't worry; the sleeve is reversible and has the original artwork intact. The choice is yours!

From the Press Release

The truth is more than meets the eye. You’ve been listening to their speeches and watching them on TV. They influence our decisions without us knowing it. Think again and the choice is yours! On November 6, 2012, Scream Factory™ presents John Carpenter’s politically-charged science fiction thriller They Live Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD. Featuring anamorphic widescreen presentation of this cult classic movie, this special collector’s edition home entertainment release of They Live boasts a bounty of special bonus content,
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They Live: Updated Blu-ray/DVD Release Details and Cover Art

  • DailyDead
Shout! Factory has announced the official list of bonus features for their upcoming Blu-ray/DVD collector’s edition of They Live:

The truth is more than meets the eye. You’ve been listening to their speeches and watching them on TV. They influence our decisions without us knowing it. Think again and the choice is yours! On November 6, 2012, Scream Factory™ presents John Carpenter’s politically-charged science fiction thriller They Live Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD. Featuring anamorphic widescreen presentation of this cult classic movie, this special collector’s edition home entertainment release of They Live boasts a bounty of special bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and much more! They Live Collector’s Edition Blu-ray has a suggested retail price of $29.93 and $19.93 for the DVD. Fans and collector’s can pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and Amazon.
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Review: Hanna

Hanna is the new film by director Joe Wright. I’ll admit that his previous films haven’t really been up my alley nor would they ever be covered on this site. So, when I got wind that the director of Pride and Prejudice and Atonement would be directing an action movie featuring a 16 year old girl who has been trained by her assassin father, I was immediately excited to check out what could come of this.

Saoirse Ronan plays the title character of Hanna who lives in a snowy landscape with her assassin father Erik (Eric Bana). Erik is training Hanna to become a great assassin. For what, we really don’t know. Until one day, Erik digs up a container that contains a switch that, once toggled, will divulge their location to an enemy threat. The enemy threat is a woman named Marissa (Cate Blanchett). The switch is flicked and the adventure begins.
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New Featurette for Hanna Highlights the Fight Sequences

  • ReelzChannel
If you've watched the recently released preview clips or the trailer for the upcoming thriller Hanna and thought, "is this like a teenage Bourne or something?" there is a reason. While Hanna and the movies do concern two expertly trained assassins, Hanna is directed by Joe Wright (Atonement), who had nothing to do with the Bourne movies. However, Hanna and the Bourne movies do share the same fight choreographer in Jeff Imada.

G4TV's Attack of the Show has revealed a behind the scenes featurette titled "Hanna: The Art of Attack" which features interviews with Wright and Imada as well as Hanna actors Saoirse Ronan and Eric Bana as they discuss some of the movie's fight scenes without (hopefully) spoiling them.

Next Showing: Hanna opens April 8

Link | Posted 4/8/2011 by Ryan

Joe Wright | Eric Bana | Jeff Imada | Saoirse Ronan | Hanna
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Feel The Arrowhead at Your Back: Go Behind the Scenes with ‘Hanna’

Because of his luck, Rob Hunter has already seen Hanna, and he had some positive things to say which he’ll expand on in review form as soon as the embargo on reviews gets lifted. It’s no surprise though. The film is about a teenage girl who is trained from childhood to be a killer, and to kill one specific person. The talent here is tremendous from Saoirse Ronan to Cate Blanchett to Eric Bana to director Joe Wright. Now, this featurette digs deeper into what Blanchett called “the most terrifying script [she'd] ever read in her life” by looking briefly at the action, the actors, and the motivations behind a young killer. I’m waiting for the longer version that gives more details and does less selling, but this whole damned movie is undeniably cool. Plus, it’s undeniable cool set to a score by The Chemical Brothers. If they did a full feature with Jeff Imada
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DVD Review: Ip Man 2

IP Man 2

Stars: Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi, Huang Xiaming | Action direction by Sammo Hung | Directed by Wilson Yip

Ip Man 2 is the latest DVD release from Cine Asia, and is a semi-biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Wing Chun grandmaster, Ip Man. The film was directed by Wilson Yip & Sammo Hung, produced by Raymond Wong, written by Edmond Wong, and stars martial arts legend, Donnie Yen, who reprises the leading role.

This sequel continues on from events in the first Ip Man film, and covers Ip Man’s life in Hong Kong, which was at the time under British colonial rule, and recovering from the Japanese invasion of China. Ip Man’s main hurdles are his reduced circumstances, British oppression, and rivalry from other martial arts practitioners, including the local Hung Ga master Hung Chun-nam, as played by Sammo Hung.

“Continuing from where the first film ended,
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

Movie Trailer: Hanna Behind-the-Scenes Featurette (Starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett)

  • BuzzFocus.com
Check out this behind-the-scenes look at Hanna with stars Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett. Fight Choreographer Jeff Imada of the Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum also discusses what went into creating the teenage assassin film.

Hanna is Directed by Joe Wright and stars Ronan, Bana, Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams and Jason Flemyng.

About Hanna:

Award-winning director Joe Wright creates a boldly original suspense thriller with Hanna, starring Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Atonement) in the title role. Raised by her father (Eric Bana of Star Trek), an ex-cia man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna’s upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after
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Extras Casting Getting Started as 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' Production Touches Down in Vancouver, BC

Extras Casting Getting Started as 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' Production Touches Down in Vancouver, BC
Filming in the Vancouver, BC area on "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" will begin this week on February 24, 2011 and run through April 15, 2011. This information has been verified with the actors union in British Columbia. There are numerous roles for extras being cast throughout filming, including stand-ins, photo doubles, and featured background actors. It is also highly likely that there will be some day-player principal actor casting still done during filming, as there are always script changes/rewrites.

The stunt coordinator, who also hires all of the stunt performers, for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" is the legendary Jeff Imada. He won a Screen Actors Guild "Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture" Award in 2008 for "The Bourne Ultimatum". Imada is one of the very best stunt men/stunt coordinators in the business, and Breaking Dawn is sure to have an exciting extra special spark with Jeff Imada on board.
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New Images & First Clip From Joe Wright’s ‘Hanna’

I had the pleasure of seeing Joe Wright’s fourth feature tonight, the action/drama/thriller Hanna starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, and Eric Bana. While I’m embargoed from sharing any thoughts, Focus Features shared a new clip and a variety of images from the film. The clip features some of the fantastic The Chemical Brothers score, and a snippet from one of my favorite scenes in the film. Check them out below, followed by production notes from the film. Click for hi-resolution versions.

Synopsis

A teenage girl goes out into the world for the first time – and has to battle for her life. Director Joe Wright weaves elements of dark fairy tales into the adventure thriller Hanna, filmed on location in Europe and Morocco.

Hanna (played by Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan of Atonement, also directed by Joe Wright) is 16 years old. She is bright, inquisitive, and a devoted daughter.
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'Breaking Dawn' Star Peter Facinelli Raves About Kristen Stewart As A Vampire

'For some reason, once they put those contact lenses in, you look very statuesque,' actor says on the Golden Globes red carpet.

By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

Peter Facinelli

Photo: Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

We've had a preview of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart getting sexy as Edward and Bella on their honeymoon in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1," and now Cullen patriarch Peter Facinelli has some more secrets from the movie's set. When MTV News caught up with Facinelli on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday (January 16), he revealed what Stewart's Bella is like as a vampire.

"She's doing really well. She looks fantastic," he raved about Stewart's transition to a vampire for the final films in the series. "For some reason, once they put those contact lenses in, you look very statuesque."

Facinelli wouldn't go into detail about shooting the
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'Breaking Dawn' Star Peter Facinelli Raves About Kristen Stewart As A Vampire

'For some reason, once they put those contact lenses in, you look very statuesque,' actor says on the Golden Globes red carpet.

By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

Peter Facinelli

Photo: Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

We've had a preview of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart getting sexy as Edward and Bella on their honeymoon in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1," and now Cullen patriarch Peter Facinelli has some more secrets from the movie's set. When MTV News caught up with Facinelli on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday (January 16), he revealed what Stewart's Bella is like as a vampire.

"She's doing really well. She looks fantastic," he raved about Stewart's transition to a vampire for the final films in the series. "For some reason, once they put those contact lenses in, you look very statuesque."

Facinelli wouldn't go into detail about shooting the
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Ashley Greene on Fight Training and ‘Breaking Dawn’

Ashley Greene on Fight Training and ‘Breaking Dawn’
Ashley Greene recently sat down with MTV and answered some questions via email about her current work on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn as well as her other projects this year. In regards to Breaking Dawn, Ashley talks about the fight training, being excited to film the battle with the Volturi, her thoughts on working with Bill Condon and welcoming Bella into the Cullen family. Read more below:

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MTV: What “Breaking Dawn” scene are you most excited to film?

Greene: Most excited to film and see would be the big fight sequence against the Volturi. As a cast, we like to do as many of our own stunts as possible, so it’s fun and challenging to shoot those scenes. Jeff Imada, the stunt coordinator, is such a blast to work with as well. I’m learning so much from him.

MTV: Tell us about Bill Condon’s style on set. How does he differ from prior “Twilight” directors?

Greene: “There’s no way to describe what it’s like working with Bill Condon except incredible! He is so professional, patient and a fantastic leader. I get excited going to set every day knowing I get to work with him. Each director has brought such a different energy and perspective to the films. Bill is very relaxed and authoritative, in a good way. I feel very comfortable working with him.

MTV: Kristen Stewart said at the People’s Choice Awards that she filmed some scenes as a vampire. What was your reaction to seeing Kristen as a vamp?

Greene: Glad to have her officially join the Cullen family!

Read the full interview at MTV here.

(Thanks Marichelle!)

What do you think of Ashley’s thoughts on Bill Condon and fight training for Breaking Dawn?
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Ashley Greene Talks 2011, 'Breaking Dawn' And Miley Cyrus Fans

With roles in 'Lol,' 'Skateland,' 'The Apparition' and more, the 'Twilight Saga' star is one of MTV News' 11 for '11.

By Eric Ditzian

Ashley Greene

Photo: MTV News

Ashley Greene has spent the first days of 2011 doing martial-arts training. If we didn't know she was gearing up for some vampire fisticuffs in "Breaking Dawn," we might say the 23-year-old is getting ready to kick, punch and otherwise pound into submission the next 12 months. Because after years spent as a beloved supporting player in the "Twilight" franchise, Greene is set to take her turn in 2011 as one of the series' breakout stars.

The year begins with the debut of the Sundance indie "Skateland," an '80s coming-of-age tale. Then it's on to "Lol," a comedy in which she stars as a bad girl opposite Miley Cyrus. And don't forget about "The Apparition," a supernatural thriller
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