Allentown Comic Con-Fu!

So I’m all set: scheduled to appear at the great Allentown, Pennsylvania, Comic Con to showcase my newer books, Jackie Chan comic, and documentary DVDs on August 4th and 5th at the Merchant’s Square Mall, 1901 South 12th Street, when I discover this…! Turns out the ACC is highlighting the kung-fu-ness of it all, with
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Dark Knight Rising to the Occasion

I’m an ending guy. If the first two-thirds of a film is great, but the ending sucks, to me, the movie sucks. On the other hand, if the first two-thirds of a movie is terrible, but the ending is great, I am far more likely to give the thing the benefit of the doubt. The
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Comedy Film Nerds Podcasting

Last year I was flattered to be a guest on the popular Comedy Film Nerds podcast #70. I returned the favor by inviting the hosts, filmmakers/comedians Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini, to be part of my 15th annual San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza. So, titting for tatting, they invited me back on
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San Diego Comic Con Kung Fu Extravaganza Playlist 2012

The San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza has been great every year, but this 15th anniversary year was even more special, because it was great for several new reasons. It was the first time I had definitely scheduled guest stars — six rather than the one or two I have previously presented –
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San Diego Comic Con Man

Yes, it’s that time of year again. After punishing a quarter of a million people to protect themselves from a few dozen cheats, the San Diego Comic Con is finally set and ready to go go go. Now, if all goes according to schedule, I’ve got my 15th Annual Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza to host
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Martial Arts in Media 7/12

Every once in awhile, a film comes along that is so special, so unique, and so meaningful that it requires showcasing and/or spotlighting. Therefore, I am dedicating this entire column to one such film — that I was lucky enough to see at the always exceptional New York Asian Film Festival. The Sword Identity is
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Spidey’s Hall of Shame

I’ve been asked to list the “dozen” contrivances I mentioned in my Amazing Spider-Man review. Turns out there’s more than a dozen. Abandon spoiler-avoidance, all yee who enter here. And feel free to count along with me! Oscorp has got the worst security in film history. For a company with dozens of spiders that can
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The Amuddled Spider-Mess

Well, that was even worse than I was expecting. Who would’ve thought, after the warning shot that was Spider-Man 3, that they would, or even could, make one (arguably) worse. On the one hand, The Amazing Spider-Man avoided its immediate predecessor’s mistakes. On the other, it created three egregious new ones of its own. Strike
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