Thanksgiving Double Feature Part 2: The Muppets

The Muppets is incredible for a few reasons. First, it’s a good Muppet movie, an event that hasn’t occurred since, arguably, the second of their six theatrical films (the last being in 1999). Second, it’s a film that gets better the more you think about it, which is a rare occurrence in any case, and
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Thanksgiving Double Feature Part 1: Hugo

The heart and soul of Hugo can’t be faulted. The inspiration for the film, its cast, its crew, and the technical execution is exceptional. But, as with so many cinematic labors of love, the auteurs’ desires are blunted by their freedom (Peter Jackson’s King Kong is the most prominent recent offender). Thankfully Hugo is not
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Meanwhile, Back on the Film Front…

In case you didn’t know (and, for that, I blame myself), I am/was involved in three movies this year. First, action master Aya Paiaya’s latest direct-to-DVD kung fu & gun fu thriller, The Suppressor, where I play New York drug bozo Claude Santos…. You can check out the trailer and secure a copy of your
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Martial Arts in Media 11/11

It’s been weeks since my last column, and guess how many kung fu films have come out in the interim? Well, if you guessed zero, zilch, nada, none, or zippo, then you’ll understand one of the reasons why this column’s original home, Inside Kung Fu magazine, ceased publication (and why many video stores in Chinatown,
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For Those Who Want Me Shot…

…Today’s your lucky day. Because the first international trailer for Black Day, the Iranian movie I’m appearing in, is finished, and my “head shot” features prominently. Ironically, it only brings back fond memories of my week in Aberdeen, Scotland, where I worked with a great group of filmmakers. In just seven days, we toiled to
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“My” Kung Fu Movie (Movie) VOD Premieres!

Okay, okay, let’s get the facts first. To quote the press release: “Phase 4 Films Announces the World Premiere of the action-packed Documentary featuring the greatest martial arts stars of all time! Phase 4 Films is pleased to announce the video-on-demand (VOD) World Premiere of FILMS OF FURY: THE KUNG FU MOVIE MOVIE on November
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