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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

High-kicking historical fun with a masked Donnie Yen


Action

Rod Lott
Your first sign that "Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen" is not a mass-audience crowd-pleaser is that most moviegoers — even those who thrive on action — would ask, "Who the hell is Chen Zhen?"
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The King of Fighters

Like 'Tekken,' but ... well, like 'Tekken.'


Action

Rod Lott
Hitting video one week after "Tekken" is "The King of Fighters," and the two share an awful lot in common: The live-action films are based on video-game franchises, more or less skipped theaters, place style over substance, and flirt with unresolved daddy issues as a subplot.
 
Monday, July 18, 2011

True Legend

Woo Ping = woot!


Action

Rod Lott
I can't think of the last time a straight-up martial arts film got a wide theatrical release. Ten, 15 years ago, it used to happen all the time after Jackie Chan burst through with "Rumble in the Bronx." Not every Hong Kong actioner is worth importing these days, of course, but "True Legend" s widespread love that one hopes it will find on Blu-ray and DVD.
 
Monday, September 12, 2011

The Expendables: Extended Director's Cut

Even more of the manliest movie ever made.


Action

Rod Lott
From the set of "The Expendables 2," Sylvester Stallone introduces this "Extended Director's Cut" of his 2010 summer smash, which he says now sports "more content and more heart."
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ocean Heaven / 1911

Jackie Chan and Jet Li keep their feet on the ground.


Drama

Rod Lott
It sucks getting old.
 
Friday, February 17, 2012

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Proves Kong is still king.


Action

Rod Lott
Although my bank account thinks otherwise, I miss the early-aughts craze of DVDs, in which one count upon pristine prints of one martial-arts film or another hitting store shelves. Many of them starred Jackie Chan or Jet Li.
 
Monday, October 8, 2012
 
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