SummerFall (& Final!) Martial Arts in Media 2016

This may, or may not, be a momentous bang and/or whimper occasion. I can’t remember exactly when I started writing this column for the gone-and-might-be-forgotten (albeit, in some quarters, fondly remembered) Inside Kung-Fu magazine, but I seem to recall it was around 1991. That makes it a nice round anniversary, since the final issue of
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Martial Arts in Media Summer 2015

So there I am, clutching a box of chocolate-covered peanuts, feeling like a kid at a Saturday matinee, waiting for Mission Impossible Rogue Nation to whisk me away for a globe-hopping, action-packed joyride — when, right there on the big, modified Imax screen, comes the production company title cards. Sure, there was J.J. Abrams’ Bad
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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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36th Chamber 12/09

Dateline Asia – Great news! Veteran friend of this column, Vincent Lyn (co-star of Jackie Chan’s Operation Condor and Yuen Wo-ping’s Tiger Cage), just came back from Hong Kong and reports that all his friends in the film business are working again…alot. Not in Hong Kong itself, but they’re reporting for duty all over China.
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36th Chamber 11/09

Dateline Asia – I’ve got bad news, good news, and great news. The good news is that a new Shaolin Temple movie is in the works. The bad news is that Jet Li, who became a movie star in the 1982 landmark Shaolin Temple film, will not be in it. The great news is that
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MAIM 3/08

My DVD library continues to grow by leaps and bounds with films both ridiculous and sublime (and sometimes both). Since I’m now reviewing all sorts of films weekly at my own site, www.RicPicks.com, as well as www.ComicMix.com, more and different movies are coming in all the time. Of all these, I’ve found three (actually six,
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