Busan 2014 Review: ENTANGLED Gets Caught Up In Its Own Depressing Narrative

Following the blistering debut Fatal, a gritty rape-revenge thriller that bowed at the Busan Film Festival in 2012, Lee Don-ku returns to Busan with the disappointing family drama Entangled. Though it seeks to inspire a similar sense of shock and... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: GIFTED Takes An Interesting Turn Before Veering Off Course

Taking its cue from the common social grievances often found in Korean indie dramas, Gifted, the sophomore effort of Poongsan (2011) helmer Jung Jai-hung, examines the friction between unemployment and consumerist ambitions in modern Korea. Slight and familiar, the film... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: PARADISE IN SERVICE, A Classical Tearjerker

Paradise in Service is presented by Taiwanese film-maker Hou Hsiao-Hsien but it is certainly not directed by him. This classical melodrama is a much more accessible film, and although conventional, communist-war period in Taiwan is brought to vivid life thanks... More »
  

CROUCHING TIGER Sequel Running Out Of IMAX Screens In North America! And Elsewhere!

I do not know if this what you would call the final nail in the coffin but the last major chain in North America, AMC, has decided that they will not screen the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger on... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For Oshii's Live Action GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID

Ghost In The Shell director Oshii Mamoru continues to bring his visions to life in (mostly) live action with the upcoming Garm Wars: The Last Druid - an English language hybrid of live action and animation techniques starring Lance Henriksen,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

U.S. Theatre Chains React To Netflix/IMAX CROUCHING TIGER Release Plans

Netflix, IMAX and The Weinstein Company announced their plans for a day-and-date release of the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The plan is to release the sequel on Netflix and on IMAX screens simultaneously on August 28th, 2015. This news... More »
  

U.S. Poster For Sion's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? Keeps It Pink

We're glad that Drafthouse Films did not mess about with the poster for their release of Sono Sion's cult hit Why Don't You Play In Hell? The mass of bodies. Two lone arms, one brandishing a camera, the other a katana... More »
  

Review: MEETING DR. SUN, A Playfully Poignant Coming-Of-Age Heist Flick

Yee Chih-yen, Taiwanese director of the much-celebrated Blue Gate Crossing, delivers a heartfelt, humorous and poignant coming of age story in Meeting Dr. Sun. Part high school drama, part adventurous heist flick, the film follows impoverished high-schooler Lefty (Zhan Huai-yun),... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: I AM TRASH Lives Up To Its Title In Gloriously Reprehensible Fashion

South Korean indie provocateur Lee Sang-woo returns with the third and final instalment in his thematic "bad family" trilogy, which follows three grown up brothers, reunited when their pedophile father is released from prison. Inspired by a series of real-life... More »
  

Check Out The Poster And Production Stills From Tsui Hark's TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN

We have the official poster for Tsui Hark's upcoming 3D epic Taking of Tiger Mountain and some behind the scenes stills featuring the director at work. The film is set to open during the highly coveted Christmas season on Christmas... More »
  

China Blocks Nicolas Cage's OUTCAST Hours Before Release

While Hollywood continues to scramble after rapidly growing Chinese box office numbers the unpredictability and risk of the market and it's often unpredictable censorship laws continues to inspire a certain degree of fear. And Nicolas Cage starring period action film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

KUNG FU JUNGLE: New Posters, Full Synopsis Emerge For Latest Donnie Yen Actioner

Teddy Chen's Kung Fu Jungle (previously known as Last of the Best) will open on Hong Kong screens on 30 October, and Emperor Motion Pictures has released a brace of new moody character posters to further amp up the anticipation... More »
  

Watch A Fistful Of Deleted Scenes From THE RAID 2

What's that? The massive two and a half hour run time of Gareth Evans' The Raid 2 isn't enough for you? Well, handily enough Evans has more and he wants to share it with you. Yep, we've got a fistful... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: Awards Go To IT FOLLOWS, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, ALLELUIA, And More

Not to wax too nostalgic, but the awards show for Fantastic Fest 2014 is quite a bit different from the first one I attended back in 2006 for the festival's second edition. For one thing, it's much more elaborate. For another,... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: Lee Sang-woo Drunkenly Reviews Lee Sang-woo's I AM TRASH

I made different waste director Lee, Sang - Woo trash. I'm so glad this movie like letting a lot of people. The mother is a whore, fold, and I am the last to refuse the father The happy ending. I'd like to wish all... More »
  

Exclusive Clip: ICEMAN, Rumble In Da Klub

I know what you're probably saying to yourself. 'Self, why am I reading about a movie called Iceman when it is still September? I see no ice on the ground where I live in [fill in name of city, state,... More »
  

New Trailer For KUNG FU JUNGLE And A Wang Baoqiang Featurette

We have a couple of treats for you from the upcoming Donnie Yen flick Kung Fu Jungle, directed by Teddy Chan. We have a new trailer, as well as a featurette with Wang Baoqiang. Both are impressive in their own right... More »
  

Adam Wingard And Simon Barrett Will Remake Kim Jee-woon's I SAW THE DEVIL

Sure. The news about this came out yesterday, via The Wrap but if there is one readership that would have informed, if not passionate, opinions about this, it would have to be the Twitch readers. Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, the... More »
  

AI WEIWEI THE FAKE CASE: Out Now On VOD

Danish director Andreas Johnsen's documentary Ai Weiwei The Fake Case follows the acclaimed Chinese artist from his release after an 81-day internment, through his house arrest, and his fight against trumped up tax fraud charges by the Chinese Government. The... More »
  

The First Teaser For Shankar's I Will Be The Most Spectacular 64 Seconds Of Your Day

This is even more amazing than I could have imagined.On Friday we brought you the first few glimpses of Shankar's I through a couple of posters and a motion poster, today we get the real thing. At an event in... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
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