SanDie-GO ComicCon KungFu Extravaganza!

It’s that time of year again, when 1000+ rabid martial art movie fans converge on Room 6A of the San Diego Convention Center for 150 minutes of the most eye-popping, mind-blowing, stomach-jumping action scenes of the year. Yes, it’s San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza time. If you’re one of the lucky, relatively,
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A History of Disrespect

In “honor” of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, I have been re-linking to my now somewhat (in)famous editorial for Daily Grindhouse about The Weinstein Company’s campaign to marginalize and minimize Asian action cinema … only to find that the Daily Grindhouse site is M.I.A. … maybe temporarily, maybe forever. In any case, thought
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Attack of the Comedy Film Nerds!

Well, if the San Diego Comic Con has just passed, can my annual appearance on the Comedy Film Nerds be far behind? That’s an easy question. So, if you want to hear me babble about the state of fight scenes and Asian action cinema — while stand-up comics, writers, and filmmakers Graham Elwood and Chris
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2015 SanDiegoComiCon KungfuExtravaganza Playlist!

The 18th Annual San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza is a wrap, and was awesome sauce – thanks to you, my co-hosts, Well Go USA, and all the filmmakers who made the eye-bulging, jaw-dropping clips we showed. So, as is the relatively new tradition, here’s a run down of what we showed (and
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SanDiegoComicCon: 18th Time’s the Charm?

Got your badge (if you don’t by now, the overwhelming odds are you can skip this post)? If so, I hope you’ll stop by my the 18th Annual San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza, set for Thursday night, July 9th, in Room 6A of the Convention Center, from 8 to 10:30pm. We even
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Comedy Film Nerds Podcasting

It’s the third year the Comedy Film Nerds — Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini — have co-hosted my San Diego Comic Con Kung Fu Extravaganza, and it’s the third year they’ve allowed me to guest on their Comedy Film Nerds podcast. Coinicidence? Hmmmmm…! In any case, if you want to hear about the Comic Con
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San Diego Comic Con Kung Fu Extravaganza 2014 Playlist!

For those of you who couldn’t make it, and even for those who could, here’s what’s becoming as much a tradition as the Extravaganza itself: my dissection of the show, telling/reminding you what clips I showed, as well as the clips I/you missed! This was a year of firsts, starting with my introduction. In the
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Comedy Film Nerding

They said it wouldn’t happen, but it did. Not just the 16th annual San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza … not only Comedy Film Nerds Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini being promoted to co-host status … but my third annual appearance on their beloved Comedy Film Nerds podcast … which plopped (as Doug
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SDCC KungFuExtravaganza 2013 Playlist!

Thanks everybody for maybe the best San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza ever. It was a real sweet sixteen(th anniversary) party! The mix of clips, guest stars, premieres, laughs, gasps, and cheers seemed to be on an optimum level … to the point that even I stopped worrying about how it was going
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SanDiegoComiCon KungFuExtravaganza Lives!

Sixteen years. And that’s just the Kung Fu Extravaganza. I seem to remember attending the San Diego Comic Con for several years prior to that. Any veteran visitor to this site knows, from last year’s post(s), that the powers-that-are have not made attending the SDCC, in this second decade of the 21st century, particularly pleasant. Seemingly,
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