Into by: John M Jerva Video Review by: The Arty Dans Ever since I saw the insane looking trailer for Louis Fan’s (Siu-Wong Fan) violently looking adrenaline rush of a film One More Shot, I’ve been dying to see it. Fan is known to most genre fans as the martial arts talented actor who starred in the cult classic Ricky-Oh: The Story of Ricki. Through … Continue reading VIDEO REVIEW: Louis Fan is Back in the Hyper-Kinetic ONE MORE SHOT!
By: The Arty Dans Donnie Yen. Could there be a more well-known and exciting Asian action star at this moment? Some know him as IP Man, others as the Iron Monkey. He has been a tough cop, a super hero, a vampire hunter, Sun Wukong, part of the xXx and Star Wars universes. And he has worked with the best action directors out there. So as we … Continue reading Asian Action Hotlist: Breaking Down Donnie Yen’s Last 5 Films!
By: John M Jerva Video Reviews By: The Arty Dans Welcome to the first installment of the Asian Action Hot List which is a special series of articles I am doing with The Arty Dans at Asian Film Fans! These articles will delve deep into Asian action cinema and we will be covering lists that include top movies from the region old and new as … Continue reading Asian Action Hot List: Breaking Down Jackie Chan’s Last 5 Theatrical Efforts!
By: The Arty Dans Pressed for time! Check out our Rapid Fire Review for the new Chinese Fantasy Action Film A Writer’s Odyssey/Assassin In Red. It’s everything you need to know about the movie in less time! Director: Yang Lu Starring: Lei Jiayin, Yang Mi, Hewei Yu, Dong Zijian Alternative Names: 刺杀小说家 WHAT’S THIS MOVIE ABOUT? Guan Ning has spent the last 6 years searching for his kidnapped … Continue reading Rapid Fire Review: A Writer’s Odyssey/Assassin In Red (China 2021)
By: The Arty Dans The Rescue Director: Dante Lam Starring: Eddie Peng, Wang Yanlin, Xin Zhilei, and Lan Yingying Who remembers Chinese cinema from 2018 and 2019, when a whole bunch of movies about Chinese servicemen were made? From Operation Mekong and Red Sea, to The Bravest, The Captain and SWAT – everything was fair game to be turned into a movie. Some, like The … Continue reading Review: Director Dante Lam’s THE RESCUE is a Strange Mixture of Exciting and Fatigue
By: The Arty Dans Space Sweepers Director: Sung-hee Jo Starring: Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Yoo Hae-jin, Jin Sun-kyu Pressed for time! Check out our Rapid Fire Review for the new Netflix Korean Sci-Fi Original Space Sweepers! It’s everything you need to know about the movie in less time! WHAT’S THIS MOVIE ABOUT? We follow the crew of the Victory, a junker ship who travels through … Continue reading Rapid Fire Review: Netflix’s SPACE SWEEPERS is an Enjoyable and Visual Ride!
By: John M Jerva For all of you out there who are in need of their next Donnie Yen fix, look no further as we have the latest trailer for his police action-thriller Raging Fire. To go along with the action drenched new footage, we also have a release date set for July 30th, 2021. The date comes from new key art that was just … Continue reading Donnie Yen Brings the Action in the Latest Trailer for RAGING FIRE!
Video Review by: The Arty Dans Intro By: John M Jerva Andy Lau is back in the long awaited sequel to his hit action-thriller Shock Wave and even though he’s playing a different character from the original, fans can expect the same pulse pounding action and tense dramatics that you can handle. But is the film worth your time? Well I put The Arty Dans … Continue reading Video Review: SHOCK WAVE 2 is Andy Lau’s Big Bang of 2020!
Video Review By: The Arty Dans Intro By: John M Jerva Pressed for time! Check out our Rapid Fire Review for the new Asian action pic Caught in Time starring Daniel Wu! It’s everything you need to know about the movie in less time! The Arty Dans of Asian Film Fans is back with another terrific Rapid Fire Review for the newest Asian action crime … Continue reading RAPID FIRE REVIEW: CAUGHT IN TIME Signals the Return of the Great Asian Action-Thriller!
By: The Arty Dans The SACRIFICE Directors: Guan Hu, Frant Gwo, Lu Yang Starring: Zhang Yi, Wu Jing, Deng Chao, Li Jiuxiao, Vision Wei Alternate Title: 金刚川 I’ve been watching war movies for years. But always American ones. I am used to Americans being the good guys. I’m used to watching movies about American heroics in all wars. They controlled the pop culture, they controlled … Continue reading Asian Film Fans Review: WU Jing’s Latest War Epic THE SACRIFICE
By: John M Jerva The Arty Dans over at Asian Film Fans has given us yet another bruising trailer for an upcoming Chinese crime epic called Three Oldboys which features enough bone crunching action to satisfy even the most jaded of genre fan. Check it out below! Helmed by Qunshu Gao from a script penned by Zheng Lu, the film stars Zhi- zhong Huang, Wu … Continue reading THREE OLDBOYS: It’s Follow the Rules or Die in the Trailer for the New Chinese Crime Thriller Unleashing in 2021!
By: The Arty Dans Pressed for time! Check out our Rapid Fire Review for the new action pic Vanguard starring Jackie Chan! It’s everything you need to know about the movie in less time! So what’s it about? In a nut shell, Vanguard, a team of elite private security operatives, goes on a rescue mission to recover one of their operatives and the daughter of … Continue reading RAPID FIRE REVIEW: VANGUARD STARRING Jackie Chan!
By: The Arty Dans As a teen in the 90’s, Jackie Chan movies were part of my movie diet. From his classics like Drunken Master and Police Story, to the fun stuff like City Hunter, and even his American output like Rumble In The Bronx and Rush Hour. His movies were fun, and I loved them. But in the last ten years, something happened to … Continue reading REVIEW: Jackie Chan is Back in VANGUARD
By: John M Jerva The Arty Dans over at Asian film Fans has struck again with a new trailer for the Chinese action-Thriller Infernal Walker which stars Michael Tse and Ray Lui. The movie hails from director Wong Ka Fai (The Redeemers) as well as producer Billy Chung (From Vegas to Macau). Tse was recently featured in the action flick Golden Job and Lui starred alongside the … Continue reading The High-Octane Trailer Drops for INFERNAL WALKER with Michael Tse & Ray Lui!
By: John M Jerva Andy Lau is back in the newest trailer for his upcoming action-thriller Shockwave 2. The Arty Dans over at Asian film Fans has graced us with the full length trailer which shows off some never before seen footage from the sequel which sees Lau return from the first film although he is playing a new character in this one as this … Continue reading SHOCKWAVE 2: Andy Lau Races Against Time in the Newest Trailer for the Blistering Action Sequel!
Written by The Arty Dans The biggest movie in the world for 2020 is here! Hu Guan’s breathtaking telling of The Eight Hundred Director: Hu Guan Starring: Zhang Yi, Jiang Wu, Vision Wei, Wang Qianyuan Alternative Names: 八佰 It’s always tough to make a war film, especially one that’s based on historical events. Get too much wrong, and the audience will dismiss it. Try to … Continue reading The Eight Hundred (China 2020) – Movie Review
By: The Arty Dans A trio of huge directors and a massive cast come together for this war movie based on Chinese soldiers fighting in Korea. Hot on the hells of the smash hit The Eight Hundred comes another war movie. In Jingang Chaun (western name Sacrifice) we follow the brave soldiers in the Chinese Volunteer army’s battle in North Korean fighting against US troops. … Continue reading Wu Jing’s War Movie SACRIFICE [Jingang Chuan] Gets a New Trailer!
By: John M Jerva Right now, Jackie Chan is back in action and tearing up Chinese theaters with his newest action offering Vanguard. The film which puts Jackie into the heat of battle with a new generation of ass kickers is loaded with incredible stunts and fight action which fans can expect from the Chan man. Our good friend The Arty Dans over at Asian … Continue reading VANGUARD: Yang Yang Goes Out to Eat in a New Action Drenched Clip from the New Jackie Chan Action Pic!
By: The Arty Dans Andy Lau’s new SHOCK WAVE 2 trailer is here! After being delayed from July to December thanks to the virus, we are now getting more information about this Andy Lau bomb-disposal-movie-sequel-in-name-only movie SHOCK WAVE 2! Check out the latest trailer below! From the official summary: When a bomb went off unexpectedly during a police operation to disarm it, bomb disposal officer … Continue reading New Trailer for the Andy Lau Action Thriller SHOCK WAVE 2 Explodes Onto Our Screens!
Tak Sakaguchi, 400 opponents. Samurais. One long 75-minutes take. What else can we say? Written by The Arty Dans Director Yuji Shimomura Starring Tak Sakaguchi, Kento Yamazaki Alternative Names 狂武蔵 We live in a time where commentary on video games makes mention that they are “movie-like” But what happens when a movie you watch is almost exactly like a video game? Would you watch it? If so, … Continue reading Review: Tak Sakaguchi Carves Through His Own Destiny and 400 Enemies in CRAZY SAMURAI MUSASHI!