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Sep. 22, 2009by:

...Martial Arts needs a comeback!
by J.A. Hamilton

After watching Michael Jai White’s new movie BLOOD AND BONE last week, I felt a strange tingle in my blood. I instantly understood this feeling, though it’s one I haven’t felt in a very long time. It made me realize how much I’ve been missing the good ol days of martial arts. Michael Jai White hasn’t lost his edge, if anything, he’s sharper, more elegant and easily one of the world’s best martial artists. Tall order? Watch the movie and see for yourself. I found myself wondering why in hell this didn’t hit theaters? Instead, we get stuff like FIGHTING (a flick I DID enjoy...for what it was), featuring Channing Tatum, a great actor, but it’s clearly obvious he has zero fighting background. Even my father-in-law was quick to point out that the film’s third fight had Tatum squaring off against Cung Le, a world champion Vietnamese Kickboxer who could have easily punched a hole straight through Tatum’s face if he felt like it.


Michael Jai White deserves to be an A-list action star

I grew up on martial arts flicks in the eighties, when guys like Sho Kosugi (who I was happy to see score the role of Lord Ozunu in the Wachowski produced NINJA ASSASSIN), Jet Li and Jackie Chan were all kicking ass and taking names. Michael Dudikoff won me over with AMERICAN NINJA, overwhelming my young mind with the idea that I didn’t have to be Asian to become a ninja. I was also a big fan of the Phillip Rhee led BEST OF THE BEST films. Then there was Jeff Speakman who came out of nowhere back in 1991 with one of my favorite martial arts flicks THE PERFECT WEAPON. His theatrical run ended there, but he had a slew of straight to DVD goodies like STREET KNIGHT, THE EXPERT and DEADLY OUTBREAK. Speakman’s a 4th degree black belt in Kempo Karate, and like Michael Jai White, is amazingly quick and agile for a man his size.

Ok, concentrate...this does NOT hurt like hell

My favorite late eighties/early nineties martial arts star is still Loren Avedon. I’ll never forget the first time I watched KING OF THE KICKBOXERS (aka NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER 4). I was blown away by his fighting prowess, attitude and overall presence on film (and that bamboo cage fight between him and Billy Blanks is the stuff of legend). I always joked that Avedon should’ve been cast as Johnny Cage in MORTAL KOMBAT, which would’ve made the film a hundred times cooler and probably saved him from being killed off at the beginning of the sequel. NRNS 3: BLOOD BROTHERS was another favorite as well as TIGER CLAWS 3 (where Avedon was also fight choreographer). And speaking of TIGER CLAWS, the first and second one featured the underrated Bolo Yeung (BLOODSPORT, ENTER THE DRAGON), who was THE villain I loved to hate. I also miss Brandon Lee, may he rest in peace.


You have TWO choices Avedon, buy my Tae Bo video or DIE

These past few years haven’t exactly been void of martial arts films, with guys like Jet Li and Jackie Chan having gone mainstream, but I wouldn’t say they’re being pushed to their limits in most cases (to this day I refuse to re-watch LETHAL WEAPON 4 because I can’t stand seeing Danny Glover and Mel Gibson take down Jet Li when I know he could kill them both five times before they even hit the ground). Jason Statham’s martial arts side took me by surprise in THE TRANSPORTER. I remember watching the trailer and thinking WTF, where were those moves in SNATCH and THE ONE? Seeing Statham break into the “action tough guy” genre was nice, God knows we need all the action stars we can get these days, and it’s for that reason I think martial arts needs to make a comeback. This may not hit a chord with the younger teen generation (who probably haven’t heard of half these guys), but surely I’m not the only one who misses them.


Mel and Danny's reaction after hearing they'll fight Jet Li and win

This brings me full circle back to Michael Jai White. If ensemble casts are gonna be the “new thing,” I say we have MJW lead an all-star martial arts lineup unlike anything we’ve seen before (cast-wise anyway). I’m talking Loren Avedon, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Dudikoff, Dolph Lundgren, Phillip Rhee, Ray Park, Jason Scott Lee, Jeff Speakman, Sho Kosugi, Bolo Yeung, Billy Blanks, Steven Seagal, Jean Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris and anyone else interested. Make the plot a tournament style event with a series of challenges as well as individual matches. Shoot it JCVD style, having all the actors play themselves competing for the title of “world’s best martial artist”, as well as a film contract to headline the next “theatrical martial arts flick” with a tag line like “No one gave them a second chance, until now.” Sure, I'm kinda spitballing here, but a “real-life” tournament for a shot at a comeback? Now THAT is a movie I’d stand in line for!

Extra Tidbit: It was back in High School that I came up with an “actors playing themselves” tournament idea like that. Hell, I’d write the script right now if I thought it had a chance in hell of getting made.
Source: JoBlo.com
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10:57PM on 11/24/2009
In order to bring back good martial arts movies, American directors need to let the stars do the action, forbidden kingdom was bad because Jackie and Jet were not allowed to do what they do best, instead it was, use mixed martial arts alot because that is what is popular, You want an amazing martial arts movie, in fact what should be considered the best American release, Kung Fu Panda, being a martial artist for 17 years myself, Kung Fu panda was damn near perfect in its philosophy. also Why
In order to bring back good martial arts movies, American directors need to let the stars do the action, forbidden kingdom was bad because Jackie and Jet were not allowed to do what they do best, instead it was, use mixed martial arts alot because that is what is popular, You want an amazing martial arts movie, in fact what should be considered the best American release, Kung Fu Panda, being a martial artist for 17 years myself, Kung Fu panda was damn near perfect in its philosophy. also Why wasn't Ip Man released in theaters in the US????? the movie is about Bruce Lee's teacher, hello TAG LINE, instant cash, and its a damn good movie, Donnie Yen proves that there is not just 2 elite martial arts superstars, there are 3, him, Jackie and Jet. You know what really gets me frustrated??? the idiocy that american film studios have, go look at the covers of 2 of jet li's best films, hero and fearless, first off Jet li is playing a CHINESE character in both films, yet on the covers of the dvd release he is holding a katana!!!! a JAPANESE weapon, the best part is in hero, jet has a sword, why doesnt he have it on the cover?????????? Saving martial arts is important especially to me, and saying that actors such as JCVD, dolph lundgren, and Billy f'n Blanks are the ones who can do it????? bring in the real martial artists, bring in Jackie, Jet, Donnie, Jacky Woo Jing, gordon Liu and let master woo ping, or Lau Kar leung or Sammo Hung do the fight choreography and that would be a damn amazing and possibly the best martial arts movie ever made. so please hollywood, we know what we are watching, and we know what we want, so do it right!!! thank you, I'm done
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9:21AM on 09/29/2009
I missed this article but I have to say dude, this is one of the best and most relevant C'mon Hollywood entries in a while. I say this only because it's something I have had a beef with for years. Unfortunately we now seem to live in a world where most action movies and neutered, covered in clingfilm and presented to theatres in a nice little gift-wrapped box so that the whole family can have a good time. Complete balls-to-the-wall martial arts movies are sadly few and far between as they are
I missed this article but I have to say dude, this is one of the best and most relevant C'mon Hollywood entries in a while. I say this only because it's something I have had a beef with for years. Unfortunately we now seem to live in a world where most action movies and neutered, covered in clingfilm and presented to theatres in a nice little gift-wrapped box so that the whole family can have a good time. Complete balls-to-the-wall martial arts movies are sadly few and far between as they are not given the budget they deserve simply because they are seen as a risk and don't contain things like CGI robots and none of the action unfolds on board a pirate ship and things like that. They are not the only films to be treated this way, any original idea is usually ingnored with the flick of a pin-striped suited arm but I think to make a good martial arts movie must be the hardest thing in the world to do in Hollywood right now. I like Michael Jai White, he's a supremo badass and an extremely gifted martial artist so I hope this film works out for him commercially as I'll definitely be checking it out. There are other martial artists today who are capable of much greater things than what they are producng (Mark Dacascos being a perfect example) and I have to say it's extremely cool that Mr Avedon has chimed in here. It's great to hear from you, sir as I idolised you growing up as most dudes around my age did. You are a legend, pure and simple.
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9:18PM on 09/23/2009

King of the Kickboxers passing the torch...

Thanks for the props John and all the fans at JoBlo.com... I know Michael J. White and he has been at it for a long time. It took almost 20 years for him to make it. I used to see him at auditions. My buddy JJ Perry worked with him on Undisputed II, and I know he works with the best in the world at 87eleven.com et al., so the torch has passed to Michael. I hope they figure out what a huge action star he could be and give him an "A" movie to star in.

Keep Kickin!

Loren Avedon
Thanks for the props John and all the fans at JoBlo.com... I know Michael J. White and he has been at it for a long time. It took almost 20 years for him to make it. I used to see him at auditions. My buddy JJ Perry worked with him on Undisputed II, and I know he works with the best in the world at 87eleven.com et al., so the torch has passed to Michael. I hope they figure out what a huge action star he could be and give him an "A" movie to star in.

Keep Kickin!

Loren Avedon
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11:16PM on 09/23/2009
The pleasure is all mine, my friend, I'm both flattered and happy you enjoyed the article.

Michael Jai White does deserve his shot, and I'm glad his peers think so too. Lets just hope the fools running Hollywood wake the hell up and give the man his due.

Thanks for reaching out.
The pleasure is all mine, my friend, I'm both flattered and happy you enjoyed the article.

Michael Jai White does deserve his shot, and I'm glad his peers think so too. Lets just hope the fools running Hollywood wake the hell up and give the man his due.

Thanks for reaching out.
2:00AM on 09/24/2009
Wow Loren! Nice of you to come and comment :)

I actually got my hands on the film you mentioned J.A. Blood and Bone, hopefully will see it soon.

But King of the Kickboxers rocks beyond belief, and Loren you always get much love on my Super Podcast, you rock mate!
Wow Loren! Nice of you to come and comment :)

I actually got my hands on the film you mentioned J.A. Blood and Bone, hopefully will see it soon.

But King of the Kickboxers rocks beyond belief, and Loren you always get much love on my Super Podcast, you rock mate!
10:21PM on 09/22/2009
Not that I was ever that into the martial arts-driven movies, but this is one of the better C'mon Hollywoods in a while, if it fizzles out a little in the end.

Sure, when a real master comes along it's kinda special. May not ellicit multiple viewings by me, or even full sit-downs, depending, but in an age when it seems every actor's gotta take one movie and show they can move like a pro, it begs the question, why not get somebody who actually knows what they're doing to do it instead?

DTV
Not that I was ever that into the martial arts-driven movies, but this is one of the better C'mon Hollywoods in a while, if it fizzles out a little in the end.

Sure, when a real master comes along it's kinda special. May not ellicit multiple viewings by me, or even full sit-downs, depending, but in an age when it seems every actor's gotta take one movie and show they can move like a pro, it begs the question, why not get somebody who actually knows what they're doing to do it instead?

DTV is there because niche groups wanna see serious skull-crushing, but some guys deserve better.
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7:59PM on 09/22/2009
Movies like Fighting and Streetfighter are horrible and there arent enough movies like Ong-Bak getting made. I'm all for bringing back the old school martial arts films.
Movies like Fighting and Streetfighter are horrible and there arent enough movies like Ong-Bak getting made. I'm all for bringing back the old school martial arts films.
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6:22PM on 09/22/2009

Nice

Michael Jai White is a fantastic martial artist and Blood and Bone should definitely have hit theaters. I'd love to see some more serious martial arts movies come down the pipeline, and hopefully we will. And that Lethal weapon joke was pretty funny.
Michael Jai White is a fantastic martial artist and Blood and Bone should definitely have hit theaters. I'd love to see some more serious martial arts movies come down the pipeline, and hopefully we will. And that Lethal weapon joke was pretty funny.
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5:22PM on 09/22/2009

loved ninja movies

I'm glad you mentioned Speakman... I remember I saw The Perfect Weapon 3 weeks in a row at the theatre... Stone Cold holds the record at 5. I feel that Cynthia Rothrock, also in Tiger Claws, needs to be mentioned... when I was in highschool I watched everything with her in it... she could kick ass!!!
I'm glad you mentioned Speakman... I remember I saw The Perfect Weapon 3 weeks in a row at the theatre... Stone Cold holds the record at 5. I feel that Cynthia Rothrock, also in Tiger Claws, needs to be mentioned... when I was in highschool I watched everything with her in it... she could kick ass!!!
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4:04PM on 09/22/2009

Also,

J.A.,

You need to watch Lethal Weapon 4. It is a good action movie with some awesome martial arts. Plus, you need to keep in mind that in real life, yes Jet Li would kill Mel and Danny. However, Martin Riggs was a bad ass. Special Ops, covert, all that bullshit. He wasn't something to be taken lightly.
J.A.,

You need to watch Lethal Weapon 4. It is a good action movie with some awesome martial arts. Plus, you need to keep in mind that in real life, yes Jet Li would kill Mel and Danny. However, Martin Riggs was a bad ass. Special Ops, covert, all that bullshit. He wasn't something to be taken lightly.
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3:46PM on 09/22/2009
More Rza soundtracks wouldn't be a bad thing.
More Rza soundtracks wouldn't be a bad thing.
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1:54PM on 09/22/2009

I am clearly in the minority here, but...

What happened to all of the C'mon Hollywood articles that were angry and pissed off?

Now we get one line of "Hollywood should make more of 'this' type of movie..." Followed by 3-4 paragraphs of J.A. giving a blowjob to the things he loves.

I want a grittier C'mon Hollywood. Like they used to be. I want to know why the writer is mad about something. I don't care about what the writer remembers from his childhood and his favorite anime/kung-fu icons.

Hell, even the article picture
What happened to all of the C'mon Hollywood articles that were angry and pissed off?

Now we get one line of "Hollywood should make more of 'this' type of movie..." Followed by 3-4 paragraphs of J.A. giving a blowjob to the things he loves.

I want a grittier C'mon Hollywood. Like they used to be. I want to know why the writer is mad about something. I don't care about what the writer remembers from his childhood and his favorite anime/kung-fu icons.

Hell, even the article picture isn't intimidating anymore.

Like I said in the title, I know I'm in the minority here, because everyone else seems to love this new format. I just had to say that, I for one, am not a fan.
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6:24PM on 09/22/2009
Hey asshat, clearly you haven't been reading this column long, it's not about anger, it's about what the writer wants to see change in hollywood. The tone doens't always have to be pissed off. Sturdy wasn't always mad at stuff, if you look closely he often wrote about stuff he liked.

If you don't like the column, here's an idea...DON'T FUCKING READ IT!
Hey asshat, clearly you haven't been reading this column long, it's not about anger, it's about what the writer wants to see change in hollywood. The tone doens't always have to be pissed off. Sturdy wasn't always mad at stuff, if you look closely he often wrote about stuff he liked.

If you don't like the column, here's an idea...DON'T FUCKING READ IT!
6:29PM on 09/22/2009
DaniRussell, go fuck yourself.
DaniRussell, go fuck yourself.
8:00PM on 09/22/2009
You're a fucking moron, and since you're so obsessed with blowjobs why don't you go give your dad one.
You're a fucking moron, and since you're so obsessed with blowjobs why don't you go give your dad one.
8:00PM on 09/22/2009
Shut yer pie hole Bigcoffinhuner.. you're the only "asshat" on here bitching.. everyone else is happy.. DaniRussell was dead on.. if you don't like it, don't read it ya winey bitch.. how bout you try writing a new artical every week.. I can't suspect its easy.. and I'm sure JA will bitch about something when he's good and ready.. Put that in yer smoke and pipe it tough guy!
Shut yer pie hole Bigcoffinhuner.. you're the only "asshat" on here bitching.. everyone else is happy.. DaniRussell was dead on.. if you don't like it, don't read it ya winey bitch.. how bout you try writing a new artical every week.. I can't suspect its easy.. and I'm sure JA will bitch about something when he's good and ready.. Put that in yer smoke and pipe it tough guy!
8:54PM on 09/22/2009
You people are all a bunch of retards.

This whole site is turning into a gathering place for 12-year-old illiterate fuck jobs.

It's a sad day when a fellow schmoe can't give his opinion without getting trolled by a bunch of newbies.

I remember when this site was edgy and hip. When it cared about well-written articles. When the strikebacks had comments that were well constructed (even if vulgar and offensive).

I guess what I'm trying to say is, all of new people can shut your fucking
You people are all a bunch of retards.

This whole site is turning into a gathering place for 12-year-old illiterate fuck jobs.

It's a sad day when a fellow schmoe can't give his opinion without getting trolled by a bunch of newbies.

I remember when this site was edgy and hip. When it cared about well-written articles. When the strikebacks had comments that were well constructed (even if vulgar and offensive).

I guess what I'm trying to say is, all of new people can shut your fucking mouths. The old-school schmoes know what I'm talking about and most would agree with me.
9:05PM on 09/22/2009
Nobody agrees with you fuck nugget, so why don't you do us all a favor and go die.
Nobody agrees with you fuck nugget, so why don't you do us all a favor and go die.
9:18PM on 09/22/2009
I kinda agree with Bigcoffinhunter. However, he's right on both accounts. He is in the minority and you others do seem like trolls.
I kinda agree with Bigcoffinhunter. However, he's right on both accounts. He is in the minority and you others do seem like trolls.
10:56PM on 09/22/2009
I also agree with BigCoffinHunter. So suck it!
Also too many fanboys and not enough cinephiles chiming in.
However i will say the new crop of staff writers are really good.
I also agree with BigCoffinHunter. So suck it!
Also too many fanboys and not enough cinephiles chiming in.
However i will say the new crop of staff writers are really good.
11:14PM on 09/22/2009
I don't agree at all. What are you crying about Coffin, you feel this column has to always be angry and bitching about something?

There is always something being criticized and then the writer (Sturdy, JA, whoever) lists ways to improve on it. So what's the big deal? Nobody wants to hear some jackass writer pissing and moaning all the time, there's a mature way of handling the situation and I think these guys do that just fine.
I don't agree at all. What are you crying about Coffin, you feel this column has to always be angry and bitching about something?

There is always something being criticized and then the writer (Sturdy, JA, whoever) lists ways to improve on it. So what's the big deal? Nobody wants to hear some jackass writer pissing and moaning all the time, there's a mature way of handling the situation and I think these guys do that just fine.
12:28AM on 09/23/2009
This is a great C'mon Hollywood, and seeing the replies with fuck offs, just rings immature. You claim this place is full of 12 yr old idiots, when you act just the same.

Grow a pair and learn to accept people have different opinions.
This is a great C'mon Hollywood, and seeing the replies with fuck offs, just rings immature. You claim this place is full of 12 yr old idiots, when you act just the same.

Grow a pair and learn to accept people have different opinions.
1:32AM on 09/23/2009
"It's a sad day when a fellow schmoe can't give his opinion without getting trolled by a bunch of newbies"

This coming from a guy who has a whopping 26 posts.. way to go there veteren Schmoe.
"It's a sad day when a fellow schmoe can't give his opinion without getting trolled by a bunch of newbies"

This coming from a guy who has a whopping 26 posts.. way to go there veteren Schmoe.
8:54AM on 09/23/2009
jadenrain,

Don't be naive. Posting a lot of comments on the strikebacks does make someone a veteran schmoe. I've been reading this site for going on 10 years now. Can you say the same thing?

SuperMarcey,

I accept the fact that other people have different opinions. That's why I said in my original post, "I am clearly in the minority". Also, I have grown a pair by speaking out about an article that I don't feel meets the requirement of a C'mon Hollywood.

SnakeEyesOwns,

I agree
jadenrain,

Don't be naive. Posting a lot of comments on the strikebacks does make someone a veteran schmoe. I've been reading this site for going on 10 years now. Can you say the same thing?

SuperMarcey,

I accept the fact that other people have different opinions. That's why I said in my original post, "I am clearly in the minority". Also, I have grown a pair by speaking out about an article that I don't feel meets the requirement of a C'mon Hollywood.

SnakeEyesOwns,

I agree with you that the writers here at JoBlo are top notch at handling stories well (the writing could use improving, ie: spelling and grammar). I'm not saying that J.A. makes a lot of mistakes with his writing, I just haven't seen a C'mon article from him that I like. He doesn't list ways to fix Hollywood. He lists his favorite movies and stars and then throws in an idea at the end. An idea, by the way, that makes little sense (A scripted "actors playing themselves" movie where the winner gets a starring role in a new action movie? the winner would be pre-determined! How could that be fair?).

Hunglowman and OKCracker,

Thanks for speaking up. There's not enough of that on this site anymore.
11:44AM on 09/23/2009
You know what Coffin, you called me on that one, yes I can say the same thing. You're entitled to your opinion as much as anyone else even if some of us don't agree with it. Kudo's to you for sticking to your guns. Let drop the hostility and bury the hachet... we all love movies and this site and although the witty banter is fun, it can only go on for so long. :)
You know what Coffin, you called me on that one, yes I can say the same thing. You're entitled to your opinion as much as anyone else even if some of us don't agree with it. Kudo's to you for sticking to your guns. Let drop the hostility and bury the hachet... we all love movies and this site and although the witty banter is fun, it can only go on for so long. :)
1:05PM on 09/23/2009
Well said jadenrain. I do enjoy the banter, but it does distract me from other things in my life. Like, pondering the ethical implications of asking a girl to dinner while on the job at a customer site. TMI? Probably.
Well said jadenrain. I do enjoy the banter, but it does distract me from other things in my life. Like, pondering the ethical implications of asking a girl to dinner while on the job at a customer site. TMI? Probably.
12:13PM on 09/22/2009
Oh J.A. how could you not mention "Enter the Ninja," "Revenge of the Ninja," "Ninja III: The Domination" ...totally childhood classics and awesome (abeit a little cheezy) movies!! Blood and Bone did the same thing for me.. made me think back to the better days of MA films... I went to Thailand on vacation a little while ago, and one of the most important things on my to-do list was visit the temples Bloodsport was filmed and act like an ass pretending to be Van Damme.. haha! I was blown away by
Oh J.A. how could you not mention "Enter the Ninja," "Revenge of the Ninja," "Ninja III: The Domination" ...totally childhood classics and awesome (abeit a little cheezy) movies!! Blood and Bone did the same thing for me.. made me think back to the better days of MA films... I went to Thailand on vacation a little while ago, and one of the most important things on my to-do list was visit the temples Bloodsport was filmed and act like an ass pretending to be Van Damme.. haha! I was blown away by the fluid actor MJW did in Blood and bone and agree it should have not been a straight to DVD release, however the story was a little "Been there-done that" but the acting was top notch! Great Artical, I'm on board with ya and if MJW is going to be in the next predator.. sign me up.
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12:06PM on 09/22/2009
Wow, too many great movies to choose from but you really did nail some greats. Loren Avedon, Jeff Speakman, and I still don't know why Jason Scott Lee disappeared, I thought he was gonna be huge after Dragon the Bruce Lee story. Great article.
Wow, too many great movies to choose from but you really did nail some greats. Loren Avedon, Jeff Speakman, and I still don't know why Jason Scott Lee disappeared, I thought he was gonna be huge after Dragon the Bruce Lee story. Great article.
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11:46AM on 09/22/2009
That's awesome, I watched Best of the Best on TV last night. If anything needs a comeback, it's martial arts.
That's awesome, I watched Best of the Best on TV last night. If anything needs a comeback, it's martial arts.
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10:41AM on 09/22/2009

Kick-Ass

Aah, so many memories and great films mentioned. We really do need to bring back martial arts films back on the podium instead of the bargain bins. I loved The Perfect Weapon with Jeff Speakman, a classic.
I'm glad I can still get my fix from the fantasic Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa, two of the current greatest currently active. Donnie ( a veteran in the movies) is better than he has ever been. And Jaa is the next best thing to an 80's Jackie Chan. HIYAAAA!!
Aah, so many memories and great films mentioned. We really do need to bring back martial arts films back on the podium instead of the bargain bins. I loved The Perfect Weapon with Jeff Speakman, a classic.
I'm glad I can still get my fix from the fantasic Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa, two of the current greatest currently active. Donnie ( a veteran in the movies) is better than he has ever been. And Jaa is the next best thing to an 80's Jackie Chan. HIYAAAA!!
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10:32AM on 09/22/2009
I do agree that martial arts movies do need a comeback, but I'd rather see more Asian-produced martial arts flicks than American ones. It's like watching white guys attempting to rap.
I do agree that martial arts movies do need a comeback, but I'd rather see more Asian-produced martial arts flicks than American ones. It's like watching white guys attempting to rap.
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10:29AM on 09/22/2009
Agreed except the part when you called Channing Tatum a "great" actor.
Agreed except the part when you called Channing Tatum a "great" actor.
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9:42AM on 09/22/2009
Speaking of MJW....what the hell happened to Black Dynamite?
Speaking of MJW....what the hell happened to Black Dynamite?
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11:48AM on 09/22/2009
I think I read that he's still working on it, and he's also "rumored" to be in Predators.
I think I read that he's still working on it, and he's also "rumored" to be in Predators.
2:43PM on 09/22/2009
Coming out October 16th
Coming out October 16th
9:32AM on 09/22/2009
Any article which mentions my hero Loren Avedon is fucking awesome! I loved this entire article and its so funny that it fits in with stuff discussed on my podcast.
Any article which mentions my hero Loren Avedon is fucking awesome! I loved this entire article and its so funny that it fits in with stuff discussed on my podcast.
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8:51AM on 09/22/2009

Fearless

Decent article. But a movie like Fearless puts your argument in the corner. There are a bunch of good Kung Fu movies kicking around - I think Tony Jaa is pretty solid in his films and something like Ninja Assassin will probably be more focused on the americanized type of film you seem to have more of an affinity for. I do miss the younger Jackie Chan though - Young Master and Fearless Hyena are awesome - Police Story and Armor Of God and their initial sequels are mind blowing too. Maybe
Decent article. But a movie like Fearless puts your argument in the corner. There are a bunch of good Kung Fu movies kicking around - I think Tony Jaa is pretty solid in his films and something like Ninja Assassin will probably be more focused on the americanized type of film you seem to have more of an affinity for. I do miss the younger Jackie Chan though - Young Master and Fearless Hyena are awesome - Police Story and Armor Of God and their initial sequels are mind blowing too. Maybe insurance plays a big part in why these films are so lame these days. It costs too much to do them properly and guys like Keanu Reeves don't come along very often... Take that how you will.
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