Back to the Grind(house)

Not too long ago, my new friend Geoff Hunt asked me to write an op-ed piece for his Daily Grindhouse website about The Weinstein Company’s on-going efforts to minimize and marginalize Asian cinema in America. That was a great release for which I, and many other kung fu film fans, were very grateful (you can
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RIC CON = Rhode Island Comic Con!

Well, how could I not RSVP a comic con seemingly named after me? If you’re at or around the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence Rhode Island the second two days in November, not only can you get any of my three newest books (For One Week Only: The World of Exploitation Films, Films of
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Martial Arts in Media 10/13

Anyone who reads this, or read my Inside Kung Fu and Asian Cult Cinema columns knows I love Johnnie To. And, if you only read the former, you know I was really looking forward to Blind Detective, the latest film from To (and longtime collaborator Wai Ka-fai). And when the totally unnecessarily 130 minute movie
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