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Erik Matti's BUYBUST Unleashes A Riotous New Trailer

The past year or so have proven hopeful and lively with Erik Matti's latest, BuyBust. Recent weeks have finally begun revealing footage to show fans just a teeny bit of what they're in for - this, along with a proof-of-concept filmed prior to the actual production to showcase lead actress Anne Curtis in film fighting form after months of heavy-handed pekiti-tirsia kali training.
Now readying an official local release stamped for February 28 after wrapping, VIVA Films and Reality Entertainment are stepping up their campaign with a fresh new trailer this week introducing the dark and murky slums our anti-drug enforcement unit members are forced to fight their way out of after a raid gone awry. Curtis is joined by Filipino-American championship MMA fighter Brandon Vera as seen in newly released footage that goes straight for the jugular.
Also starring are Victor Neri, Nonie Buencamino, and Joross Gamboa among the cast listed at the end. Check the trailer below!

798MUOI: Catch The Latest Trailer For Dustin Nguyen's New Action Comedy

Dustin Nguyen's career progression behind the lens started only recently as 2013 with narrative features having debuted with fantasy actioner, Lua Phat. His directing work hasn't at all proved partial toward any specific genre - signature of a healthy craft - but his continued passion for martial arts is always appreciated.
Alas, time will tell if his newest endeavor, 798Muoi, will pass muster. Nguyen also stars and is joined by lead actor Kieu Minh Tuan and actress Thu Trang for the upcoming road comedy about a man whose marriage prospects are withheld as he's forced to make a choice between money and friendship when he finds himself in too deep with gangsters.
The latest trailer offers a little more insight as well with Nguyen starring as the friend - a blind character who is not only a little more wiser of the two, but can also dole out the essential kung fu beatdowns when acquired. 
Not knowing Vietnamese apart from gathering visuals does take a bit away from understandi…

DUKE NUKEM: Paramount Adaptation Readies With John Cena To Star

It's been a long while since any of us had seen wrestler-turned-actor John Cena hit the big screen in starring fashion for an action role. John Bonito's The Marine was a spectacular outing for Cena in a feature lead role prior to films like 12 Rounds, Legendary and comedies like Trainwreck and coming-of-age romp, Blockers.
He's since earned a principal role in Travis Knight's upcoming Hasbro's Transformers saga spin-off, Bumblebee: The Movie, potentially signaling a blockbuster return to big-scale action for one of two-titles - The other: A starring role in the long-awaited video game adaptation, Duke Nukem, heralded by fans as a mash-up of macho action hero tropes that pokes worlds of mature humor at itself with the title character, a beefed-up cigar chomping alien hunter as its central figure.
According to THR, producer Lawrence Kasanoff initially worked on bringing a film to life for about ten years until Max Payne producer, Depth Entertainment attempted his ow…

THE HIT LIST: January 22, 2018

Putting this particular Hit List together became a little more fruitful than expect. Thus, expect this one to finish off deliciously with an explosive finale that will garner much of your respect and fandom.
To start, as always, we have stunt reels to share to kick off this week's entries and with none other than Caitlin Hutson straight blasting away followed by the stellar feats of German action actor Felix Fukuyoshi, Coulton Jackson, Katie O'Donovan, Kamen Casey, Nik Pelekai, Jen Bennett, Craig Putnam, Tully Bertorelli, Nicole Marines, Jim Sinclair, Shinji Ishigaki, Judit Szvia, Dallas Hille, Yannick Ghanty, Rochelle Okoye, Reon Van Der Watt, Blake Lindsell, Laura Sutton and Pip Anderson, and Ramazan Bulut's latest work reel from Bullet Action Design out of Germany!

As far as promotional bits go, all I can tell you so far is that next to working on The Paper Tigers, Mark Poletti has been a busy fellow going into the new year and one project called Jack & Jill caught …

THE LAST ONE: Lee Thongkam's Dystopian Survivalist Action Thriller Debuts A Poster

I made a pretty YUGE deal of director Lee Thongkam's sophomore directing gig, The Last One, in a few pieces I've done dating back to my interview with actress and martial artist Yadi Nieves who also worked on the project. I've nary heard a word from the director so we know about as much as everyone does about this project which appears to be at least several years in the making.
An official trailer is already due following a few gems now rendered completely invisible to the internet in the past few years. And not for nothing either as my own enthusiasm remains having seen what I've managed to catch for the film which tackles the story of a band of survivors fighting to protect something very precious in the wake of a nasty plague that has wiped our Earth of all living humans with an O-blood type.
The cast includes Kim Santiago, Luis Vallardes, Ben Bernard, and Film Combat Syndicate favorite, actor and stuntman Felix King. Thongkam previously informed me that the film…

GEMINI MAN Adds Mary Elizabeth Winstead; Adds 'John Wick 2' Stunt Coordinator

Big things are finally impending after more than two decades for Paramount and Skydance's long-awaited production of fantasy action thriller, Gemini Man. Will Smith, cast early on as the lead will be joined by actor Clive Owen and actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead as trade news sources THR and Variety have noted in recent memory for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon helmer Ang Lee to direct.
The project was originally set up at Disney from a pitch by Darren Lemke in 1997 but remained on the backburner due to the lack of technology for the same actor to produce dual performances on screen. Nowadays with such tech on hand, the Bright star will lead the film as an over-the-hill assassin who becomes the prime target of a cloning program that assigns his killer, a rendition of himself 25 years younger, to take him out.
Owen will star as the head of the cloning program with Winstead playing the agent assigned with surveiling our aged assassin who pairs up with him to prevent his demise. Es…

ASURA: Stuntman Peng Zhang's Fantasy Directorial Debut Teases Big Scale Expectations In The First Teaser

Segueing from steering the action and stunt work coordinating films like Ant-ManNinja Assassin and Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, Peng Zhang now rests his prospects at the helm. This one is no small feat either however - reportedly five years and with a tall order of $100 million dollars to date for Ningxia Film Group's upcoming Buddhist fantasy action adventure, Asura, making it China's most expensive movie in history, and as the hopeful first in a trilogy.
Signaling this month with an official teaser trailer ahead of a release midway in 2018, the film introduces a story set in the titular realm of pure desire which now finds itself threatened by a staged coup from a lower kingdom. Leading the way are burgeoning talents, actress Zhang Yi Shang (Railroad Tigers) with Lei Wu (The Shanghai Job, upcoming Nehza) starring as saviors to the realm and evident love interests to each other amid the upheaval of emerging villains and fantastic visuals host to spectacular scenery, battle…

THE PAPER TIGERS: Kung Fu Brothers Emerge In A Fresh New Photo From Bao Tran's Independent Martial Arts Feature

Award-winning filmmaker Bao Tran's current efforts are the result of a long and hard-fought battle that remains as so. In lieu of this, production is already under way in Seattle, Washington for Persistence Of Vision (POV) Films's latest feature debut, The Paper Tigers, following the release of an exhilarating proof-of-concept back in 2015. When their old Kung Fu master dies under mysterious circumstances, three estranged friends, despite being terribly out of shape and washed-up as fighters, must reawaken their abilities to find the killer and restore their master’s honor. Tran and the production have finally unveiled a first, albeit obscure look at Power Rangers familars Peter Adrian Sudarso (Ninja Steel) and Yoshua Sudarso (Dino Charge and upcoming debut,Buffalo Boys) and actor and stuntman Gui DaSilva-Greene (Captain America: Civil War) in the respective roles of Danny, Hing and Jim. Al'n Duong and Michael Velasquez are producing along with actor and noted classic movi…

TOMB RAIDER Gets An Action-Packed Second Trailer

The initial teaser for Roar Uthaug's treatment of Tomb Raider presented an ample peek into the new approach from Warner Bros. and GK Films. March 16 is the date for the new adaptation which sees Alicia Vikander taking her versatile craft and applying it accordingly as we now get to sample in a second, spectacular trailer that puts a little more effort in pumping up our interest, and I think it works!
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand w…


2017 was a banner year celebrating a career of well-over 100 movies to his name. This year, consider Well Go USA's latest, Ichi The Killer, a retrospective of sorts as the 2001 manga adaptation re-emerges once more from its digital veneer to a lush, retreated and revamped 4K director's cut. Takashi Miike’s ICHI THE KILLER has endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades, and now it returns in a stunning all-new 4k restoration approved by Miike himself. This visceral, bloody, and often hilarious film follows Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), a notoriously sadistic yakuza enforcer whose search for his boss’ killer brings him into the orbit of a demented costumed assassin known as Ichi (Nao Ōmori). The film is currently undergoing a scant theatrical from Well Go USA since premiering in New York City last November. Toronto film programmer is also hosting the film as part of TIFF's KinoVortex Winter 2018 line-up for its own screening on Feb…