Interview: Gareth Evans Talks THE RAID 2

We had an excellent transcontinental conversation with The Raid 2 (orig. title:The Raid 2: Berandal) director Gareth Evans, starting at the New York red carpet premiere of his explosive, bombastic, butt-kicking sequel, and ending moments before a Q&A in the... More »
  

Complete Udine Far East Film Festival Lineup Announced

A great favorite here at Twitch HQ thanks to their always stellar programming, beautiful cinema and amazing hospitality - I've attended once and have kicked myself (hard) every year since when other obligations have prevented my return - the Udine... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

It's A Mud Slinging Prison Brawl In A New Clip From THE RAID 2

One more sleep! One more sleep! One more sleep until The Raid 2 opens wider across the U.S. and finally here in Canada! We do not know if anything is going to tide you over until then, but maybe, just maybe,... More »
  

Take Your First Look At Kitamura's LUPIN III

Versus director Kitamura Ryuhei has been hard at work on his live action adaptation of popular manga and anime series Lupin III and with an August release coming up for the latest live action incarnation of the hugely popular master... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: I WISH I KNEW Is Jia Zhangke's Wonderful Ode To Shanghai

Shanghai's emergence as the commercial and financial center of mainland China has obviously got a lot to do with the whole country's gradual and enormously impressive transformation, but in order to comprehend what really happened over the course of years... More »
  

BLACK BUTLER Joins Toronto Japanese Film Festival Lineup.

The folks at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival have just announced their final film to top off their 18 film lineup for their upcoming festival from June 12th through 27th. The 2014 film Black Butler (Kuro Shitsuji), based on Toboso... More »
  

Slick Trailers For Turkish Hitman Film PANZEHIR (ANTIDOTE)

Though Turkish cinema is perhaps best known abroad for their arthouse dramas while local audiences tend to flock to broad comedies there's a long history of action cinema from Turkey as well, a history that has perhaps bubbled beneath the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hong Kong 2014 Review: THAT DEMON WITHIN Has Problems Throughout

Hong Kong's reigning champion of pyrotechnic mayhem continues to move outside of his comfort zone with the psychological crime drama That Demon Within, but the results fail to hit the mark as poor plotting, loose direction and an increasingly preposterous... More »
  

Trailer For Malaysian Found Footage Horror IA WUJUD Promises Scares

Yes, I know. The found footage thing is played out. People have been saying so pretty much from the moment that Blair Witch hit the screen. And yet they keep getting made and while the hit rate isn't great the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Pretty Packaging: Take A Look At The French SNOWPIERCER ULTIMATE EDITION Blu-ray

(Apparently the French were really, really happy they had the international premiere for this one...) International releases sometimes happen on weird, illogic timetables. This Thursday, April the 3rd, Bong Yoon-ho's new film Snowpiercer had its theatrical premiere in The Netherlands.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

GAKKO NO KAIDAN: NOROI NO KOTODAMA Trailer: The Return Of A 90's Horror Franchise

If you're familiar with Haunted School (Gakkō no Kaidan), the successful Japanese horror film series from the 90's, then you probably know what to expect from the upcoming Gakkō no Kaidan: Noroi no Kotodama. But what you may not know is... More »
  

Hey, Toronto! Catch THE RAID: REDEMPTION On The Big Screen!

So, you're in Toronto and you're wondering how to properly lead in to the release of The Raid 2 on Friday. Have no fear! Toronto's Royal cinema has secured a 35mm print of Gareth Huw Evans' The Raid: Redemption -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Francis Ng Has A Scam With A Van In The TWO THUMBS UP Teaser

Produced by Soi Cheang (Motorway, The Monkey King) and directed by Lau Ho Leung, writer of numerous Hong Kong movies including Painted Skin and The Great Magician, Two Thumbs Up is an action comedy starring Francis Ng and Simon Yam... More »
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Dante Lam's Latest Thriller THAT DEMON WITHIN!

Hong Kong director Dante Lam has made some solid thrillers in recent years. His latest film, That Demon Within, is one of his darkest films and sees Nick Cheung and Daniel Wu caught up in an epic battle of good... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

New Teaser For Oshii's PATLABOR: THE NEXT GENERATION

As the marketing campaign for Oshii Mamoru's live action update to his popular Patlabor series, now is the time where - if this were a conventional giant robot film - we'd be breaking out the big time giant robot action.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Donnie Yen Freezes No More And Finally Cometh In Hong Kong Trailer For ICEMAN 3D

Production problems over the high cost budget and shooting complication has stalled Law Wing Cheong's period/modern actioner Iceman 3D for a long while but after overcoming this temporary setback, the remake to Clarence Fok's Iceman Cometh is finally ready to... More »
By Al Young   
  

Explore The Roots Of Indonesian Action With GARUDA POWER

While Gareth Huw Evans may have reintroduced the world to Indonesian action with Merantau and The Raid, those films are not an introduction of the action genre to the SE Asian nation but, rather, a reinvigoration of a tradition that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: Baseball Epic KANO Hits A Home Run

From the team behind Taiwanese epic Seediq Bale comes a rousing big screen sports saga telling the incredible true story of the Kano baseball team, a multiethnic squad of rural highschoolers who made it to the national championships in Japan... More »
  

Watch High School Girls Kick More Ass In This New Look At HIGH KICK ANGELS

Our first preview of the action movie High Kick Angels arrived last week in a promo video, but it was mostly a mashed-up video of fight scenes from other films, revealing only a few shot of actual footage and some... More »
By Al Young   
  

Okinawa 2014 Review: FUKU-CHAN OF FUKUFUKU FLATS

Fujita Yosuke's bittersweet comedy Fuku-Chan of Fukufuku Flats reflects on themes of loneliness and love but never loses sight of its comedy heart, thanks to a wonderful central performance from Oshima Miyuki.Fukuda Tatsuo, 'Fuku-chan' to his many friends, paints buildings... More »
  
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