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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C4 Part 3

Some of my fondest memories (lunching with both William Shatner and Jonathan Frakes, punching Kevin Sorbo in the face, etc.) come courtesy of the Central Canada Comic Con, otherwise known as C4. Well, thanks to some appreciated oversight, they’ve invited me back a third time, so even though you’d think Winnipeg has had its fill
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O Canada (Comic Con [Again])!

I love Canada. The people are so nice, the air is so crisp and clean, and the poutine is both so warming and decadent. I’ve been to most of their major cities: Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver, but I have a special place in my heart for Winnipeg, because that’s where the Central Canada Comic
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Thanksgiving Double Feature Part 1: Hugo

The heart and soul of Hugo can’t be faulted. The inspiration for the film, its cast, its crew, and the technical execution is exceptional. But, as with so many cinematic labors of love, the auteurs’ desires are blunted by their freedom (Peter Jackson’s King Kong is the most prominent recent offender). Thankfully Hugo is not
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