SPL 2 Is Coming To Australian Cinemas!

We have some great news for action fans in Australia: SPL 2: A Time For Consequences, the much anticipated sequel to the 2005 Hong Kong action classic SPL (aka Sha Po Lang or Kill Zone), has been picked up by... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Scandinavian 2015 Review: YOUNG SOPHIE BELL, A Beguiling, Sublime Mystery

Obsession, mystery, murder and betrayal culminate in a fragile coming-of-age story unlike any other in Amanda Adolfsson's stunning Swedish debut feature Young Sophie Bell.The titular Sophie (the radiant Felice Jankell) has just graduated high school and celebrates with her 'bestie'... More »
  

Donnie Yen Joining STAR WARS EPISODE VIII?

Following the massive success of Furious 7, Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Jurassic World at the Chinese box office this summer, Hollywood is really seeing the importance of the Chinese market. A number of key productions are now scrambling to... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

New York Asian 2015 Review: IT'S ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG, A Charming Romantic Travelogue

Here's the basic plotline of producer and now first-time writer-director Emily Ting's immensely charming romance It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, boiled down to its basic essence. A man and a woman meet, and (spoiler alert) fall in love over... More »
  

Munich 2015 Review: CIVIL SERVANTS Gazes Behind The Scenes Of German Police

It is the doubt we even face when we are totally committed and the way we have to erase some of your principles to find a world we can live in. Civil Servants, the first feature-length documentary by Maria Wilke... More »
  

New York Asian 2015 Interview: Director Ringo Lam On The Past And Future Of Hong Kong Film

Nearly 30 years after some wise producer told him to make the movie he wanted, the gritty, exciting, Hong Kong-loving films of Director Ringo Lam have been influencing filmmakers around the world ever since. Lam came to the New York... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

The Residents To Perform At L'Etrange 2015

There are giant eyeballs headed to Paris with word that iconic rock band The Residents will appear at the 2015 edition of the L'Etrange Festival.After Kenneth Anger in 2012, Jello Biafra in 2013 and The Pere Ubu Film Group in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Lee Byung-hun

This week sees the premiere of Terminator Genisys, and with it the honoring of a not-so-nice Hollywood tradition: that of taking one of the most charismatic Asian stars there is, and giving him/her just a few minutes of screentime (and... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Mondo Macabro Returns With New Greek Exploitation Collection And A Deal For You!

Our friends and the world's most whacked-out home video label, Mondo Macabro, are back to expose all of you adventurous viewers to more of the further corners of the exploitation world. They've showed you great Bollywood Horror, Nikkatsu erotic thrillers,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

First Images From Luke Jaden's Fantasy Thriller KING RIPPLE

For someone as young as he is, Luke Jaden has already accomplished a ridiculous amount both as actor, producer and director. And with the young talent now in post on his fourth directorial effort we've got a look at the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SPL 3 Green-Lit!

Following its massive opening in China on June 18, SPL 2: A Time For Consequences is still going incredibly strong at the Chinese box office and has already grossed over RMB500 million (US$80.6 million). At its celebration event in Hong... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Kurt Russell And Goldie Hawn In OVERBOARD On The Big Screen!

Yes, Toronto folk, the Twitch-curated Russellmania: The Legend Of Kurt Russell retrospective continues to continue at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this week as we move away from the John Carpenter part of the program and on Russell's big rom-com hit,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive July Giveaway!

To celebrate the Australian release of The Admiral: Roaring Currents, the South Korean blockbuster that attracted over 17 million admissions during its theatrical run and became the all-time highest grossing film at the local box office, Twitch and Madman are... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

THE EDITOR: Raven Banner Is Bringing The Canadian Horror Comedy Home

The Giallo influenced horror comedy The Editor is coming back home after nearly a year on the festival circuit. The latest film from some of the Astron-6 lads, Matt Kennedy and Adam Brooks, and also starring Conor Sweeney, has been picked... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Now On Home Video: Artsploitation Films Returns With HORSEHEAD, DER SAMURAI, And THE HOUSE WITH 100 EYES

American independent film distributor Artsploitation Films awakens from a 15 month hibernation with three very interesting releases that prove their mettle in terms of championing films that would easily fall by the wayside otherwise. All three are horror films of a... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: CLOSER TO GOD, Cloning With A Conscience

Turning a hot-button issue into a dramatic soap opera would be the easy way out. Skipping over the procedures and processes that would be involved, Closer to God goes directly to the creation of a clone and then asks, "What... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

FrightFest 2015 Announced: WE ARE STILL HERE, CHERRY TREE, SCHERZO DIABOLICO, DEATHGASM And More

If there is a bright spot to the end of summer in London, it is undoubtedly FrightFest, that long-awaited long weekend of horror and fantastic cinema delight. And this year is bigger and better than ever, with 76 films, 20... More »
  

Latin Beat: ELLA Y EL Trailer Tracks The Highs And Lows Of An Everyday Couple

Director Frank Pérez-Garland is known for simple, heartfelt stories about relationships; movies like 2005's Un Día Sin Sexo and the 2009 anthology Cu4tro (alongside fellow filmmakers Bruno Ascenzo, Christian Buckley, and Sergio Barrio) confirmed him as a director specialized in... More »
  

Exclusive Clip From THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN: Blood On Their Hands

Have you seen the original version of The Town That Dreaded Sundown? It pretty much hit the sweet spot of Southern horror / low-budget "truthfulness," as director Charles B. Pierce gave the material a faux-documentary look and appeal that helped... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: CARTEL LAND, Mexico, Drugs, And The U.S. Battle

An astonishing journalistic achievement, Cartel Land captures in unprecedented ways the moral quagmire that inexorably links the consumers of drugs in the U.S. with the suppliers south of the border. What sets this film apart is the unique way... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  
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