2016 SDCC Kung Fu Extravaganza Playlist!

Well, this was one for the record books – perhaps the most balanced, consistent, exciting Extravaganza, with an exceptional ratio of gasps, laughs, and cheers. It started with the introductions, beginning with the man who helped start it all – Frank Djeng, the Tai Seng Entertainment “Master of Remaster.” Sadly, Tai Seng, that pioneering distributor
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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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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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Museum of the Moving Films of Fury!

I was going to be all cool and laid-back about this, but I can’t contain my excitement. On September 26th, at 7pm, the ultra-great Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, NYC (easy to reach via N or R subway) is allowing me to present an interactive screening of Films of Fury: The Kung
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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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Comiconners, Here Are Your Guest Stars!

Yup, we’re doing it again: for the 17th time in fact. But as always, the San Diego Comic Con needs my Kung Fu Extravaganza blurb for their program book long before we can lock in our special guest stars (because of their busy schedules). So, because the 150,000+ attendees are also all set long before
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Martial Arts in Media 9/13

I’ll tell you the truth. After having seen the Hong Kong DVD version of The Grandmaster several times, the San Diego Comic Con version, and now the Northeastern American theatrical release, I can’t be sure what’s in which cut anymore. But I’m fairly certain that the latter edition – the one that is now being
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