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Arcane: League Of Legends Ending Explained: Of Sisters And Monsters And Weapons That Can't Be Unmade

"Arcane: League of Legends" is the rare video game adaptation that has managed to receive universal acclaim from both critics and audiences. The animated Netflix series, based on the Riot Games title, "League of Legends," enjoyed a three-week rollout in November, and it's already been renewed for a second season. In a year when the new "Mortal Kombat" movie earned a mixed reception, with some calling it outright bad, "Arcane" came along like a revelation and built up buzz for itself even among n...
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The Morning Watch: Shang-Chi Honest Trailer, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Lightsaber Training & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)In this edition, find out how man jabs "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" takes at the hands of the Honest Trailer for the Marvel Studios movie. Plus, take a sneak peek at the lightsaber training that will be avail...
Tags: Movies, News, Marvel, Disney, Jackie Chan, Marvel Studios, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye, Paul Rudd, Walt Disney World Resort, Walt Disney Resort, Shang Chi, Kingstown, Josh D Amaro, Galactic Starcruiser, Disney Parks Experiences and Products

The 18 Best Action Movie Actors Ranked

Gone are the days in which a marquee name could draw in a crowd all on its own. Studios now tend to prioritize projects based on their relation to established franchises or source material, and the number of actors who can successfully sell tickets for roles that aren't part of a recurring series or comic book adaptation are remarkably low.Ironically, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is perhaps the only actor of his generation with a consistent fanbase, but despite his winning personality, Johnson's tr...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Sweden, Russia, Michael Bay, Cruise, Austria, United States, Ford, Paris, Conan, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Luc Besson

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Wagon Is Back And It Costs A Shell Of A Lot Of Money

The toy makers over at Super7 have been doing a stellar job of creating action figures that perfectly emulate the toys that we loved as children, but giving them a bit more detail in their sculpts and paintjobs. "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers," "Transformers," "GI Joe," and even "The Simpsons" have all been brought into their Ultimates line of action figures, but by far the best collection is for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," digging into a variety of characters from the original Playmates line...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Walmart, Jackie Chan, Shell, Cool Stuff, Joe, Party Wagon, Ninja Turtles Party Wagon, Party Wagon Measuring, Ultimates Party Wagon

Jackie Chan’s Latest Comedy ‘Ride On’ Wraps Production

Jackie Chan’s latest martial arts comedy “Ride On” wrapped shoots on Thursday. It is set to release next year. Local media reports showed a teary-eyed Chan congratulating the crew on the successful production holding a bouquet of pink and orange flowers from director Larry Yang Zi, best known for his work on the 2019 heart-warming […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Actors, Jackie Chan, Alibaba Pictures, Ride On, Larry Yang Zi

Win A Blu-Ray Copy Of The Bloody New Action Movie Yakuza Princess

The world of low-budget martial arts movies can prove to be very rewarding if you enter it with the proper expectations. Are you cool with pulpy, frequently ridiculous narratives? Would you rather see actors put their bodies on the line instead of trying to deliver an Oscar-worthy performance? Do you value kick-ass fight scenes above all else? If you answered yes to all three, we have some good news: we're giving away a copy of "Yakuza Princess," one of the newest additions to the genre. What Yo...
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Will Smith Wanted Three Hours Of Make-Up To Play His King Richard Character, But The Director Said No

In "King Richard," Will Smith plays the father of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams -- a man so determined to have his daughters succeed that he wrote a 78-page plan for their whole career before they were even born. Smith has transformed himself physically for previous roles, gaining forty pounds of muscle to portray the title boxing champion in "Ali." He's also donned accents before, including the slippery one he utilized in "After Earth" (a film that he later called "the most painfu...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, News, Colin Farrell, Will Smith, Warner Bros, Jackie Chan, Smith, Richard, Richard Smith, Will, Serena Williams, Venus, Richard Williams, Richard Kind

The 16 Best '80s Action Movies Ranked

"There is no such thing as an action movie," says Steven E. de Souza, writer of more than one film venerated below, "'Action movie' is a term that was invented in the '80s." He's not wrong. Before the MTV age, action was diversified. Swashbucklers. Westerns. War epics. Crime thrillers. Fists of fury. All the way back to Buster Keaton, audiences thrilled at feats of derring-do, but action was just another tool in filmmakers' boxes.1982's "First Blood," the cinematic debut of John Rambo, contains ...
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11 Movies Like John Wick That Will Get Your Adrenaline Pumping

"John Wick" surpassed expectations and became a bona fide modern action classic. After the conclusion of "The Matrix" franchise, Keanu Reeves had been in a slump; his next set of potential blockbusters "Constantine," "The Day the Earth Stood Still," and "47 Ronin" all underperformed at the box office. But not "John Wick." Director Chad Stahelski and David Leitch revitalized Reeves as an action star; Wick's signature quip "I'm thinking I'm back" was a self-aware nod to Reeves' own resurgence.Reev...
Tags: Movies, La, Russia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Clint Eastwood, James Bond, Miami, Steven Soderbergh, Harry, Luc Besson, Colin Farrell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, DEA, Cia, Jamie Foxx

Shang-Chi Director Breaks Down The Action-Packed Bus Fight

If you have 20 minutes to spare, you can embark on a video journey with director Destin Daniel Cretton as he breaks down the bus fight in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."2021 has actually been a big year for bus fights in action movies. First, there was the rough-and-tumble brawl in "Nobody," which saw Bob Odenkirk throwing down with a gang of unruly bus passengers (without super powers). Then, there was the fight in "Shang-Chi," which upped the ante by pitting Simu Liu against a sup...
Tags: Bob Odenkirk, Movies, News, Bronx, Jackie Chan, Vanity Fair, Odenkirk, Destin Daniel Cretton, Cretton, Awkwafina, Shang Chi, Simu Liu, Hutch Shang Chi, San Francisco?A

The 14 Most Dangerous Mission: Impossible Stunts, Ranked Worst To Best

"Mission: Impossible" premiered on CBS in 1966 as an upside down "Topkapi" riff that left the conniving to the good guys. For creator Bruce Geller, expertise was the point. Characters and plots were left blank and blurry, forcing viewers to join the Impossible Missions Force or be left in the high-tech dust. Fun only got in the way; Geller famously scolded star Peter Graves for smiling at the end of an episode.In 1996, director Brian De Palma reinvented the series as a star vehicle for Tom Cruis...
Tags: Movies, America, Cruise, Paris, Stanley Kubrick, Cbs, Airbus, Vancouver, Cia, Volkswagen, Jackie Chan, Henry Cavill, Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Paramount, Jeremy Renner

Behind-The-Scenes The Protégé Footage Shows Off The Making Of An Action Movie [Exclusive]

Any filmmaker who has hits like "The Mask of Zorro," "Goldeneye," or "Casino Royale" under their belt is a filmmaker who knows their way around action. It's as simple as that. For Martin Campbell, this year's release of "The Protégé" (along with 2017's Jackie Chan-starring "The Foreigner") marked a grand return to the genre that seems to come as naturally to him as breathing. The U.K.-based, New Zealand director hasn't been shy about sounding off on his thoughts on the current action landscape o...
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Jackie Chan's 15 Greatest Fight Scenes Ranked

I recently had the pleasure of ranking and writing about the 15 best Jackie Chan movies. You might think that would be enough on the subject, but you'd be wrong -- because I'm back to celebrate the best of Chan's many, many fight scenes! While there's some crossover between titles, the beauty of Chan's talent is that even his lesser films often include terrific action sequences.The focus of the list that follows, though, narrows the field specifically to fights. His bigger action sequences remai...
Tags: Hong Kong, Movies, US, Malaysia, Shanghai, James Bond, Bronx, Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Mitsubishi, Rube Goldberg, Tsui Hark, Don Cheadle, Allan, CHAN, Wallace

New Jackie Chan Film ‘Ride On’ Start Shooting Amid Early Musings of Box Office Trouble

Jackie Chan has begun shooting his next film, a martial arts-based comedy about a man and his horse, entitled “Ride On.” The 67-year-old superstar remains as prolific as ever, churning out a movie a year since 2019, despite the pandemic. While the presence of his name on a marquee continues to sell tickets, a number […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Jackie Chan, Alibaba Pictures, Ride On

Interview: Dallas Liu on Making MCU Debut in Shang-Chi, Being Cast in Netflix’s Avatar Series

PEN15 star Dallas Liu’s career continues to grow. Not only was he recently cast in Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender but he made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Shang-Chi. ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spoke with Dallas Liu about taking part in a Marvel Studios film, working with Awkwafina, and his upcoming roles.  Tyler Treese: It’s such an exciting time in your career. You’ve already done so many great shows like PEN15. Now you have Shang-Chi and...
Tags: TV, Movies, Interview, Netflix, Avatar, Conan, TV News, Tokyo, Jackie Chan, Anna, Power Rangers, Marvel Studios, Maya, Comic Book, Hunter, Naruto

Simu Liu Opens Up About The Jackie Chan Tribute He Pulls Off In Shang-Chi

Simu Liu explained how Shang-Chi's sweet Jackie Chan tribute came to be.
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The 15 Best Jackie Chan Movies Ranked

Any conversation about action cinema has to include the name Jackie Chan. It's a legal requirement. He's far from the only action star, but his accomplishments and influence on the genre are undeniable. While Chan's earliest films saw producers trying to make him into the next Bruce Lee, Chan found his own footing in the late '70s by blending creative choreography with humor. He's never looked back. From one of the best fight scenes of all time in "Wheels on Meals" (1984) to the epic stunts in "...
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5 Great Martial Arts Movies To Stream After Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" is the first martial arts film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you're new to that genre of film, welcome! We're here to lay a few more stepping stones to guide you along your path of discovery. If you're a veteran, you've probably already seen these films — but hey, is there ever a bad time to rewatch a Jackie Chan classic? (That was rhetorical, but the answer is no.) Furie Where to stream: NetflixIn a genre often dominated by men,...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Kung Fu Hustle, Jackie Chan, Marvel Studios, Wong, Jaa, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, DESTIN, Jonathan Schwartz, Furie, Ong bak, Dave Callaham, Wong Kar Wai, SlashFilm

Michelle Yeoh: ‘Jackie Chan thought women belonged in the kitchen – until I kicked his butt’

The kung fu goddess talks about her most eye-popping stunts, her yearning to do another Crazy Rich Asians, and her outrageously enjoyable new Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsTen minutes into my conversation with Michelle Yeoh, there is a misunderstanding. We are discussing her character in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, an outrageously enjoyable new Marvel adventure about a San Francisco parking valet trying to ignore his destiny as a martial arts warrior. Yeoh...
Tags: Hong Kong, Film, San Francisco, Culture, Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Ying, Yeoh, Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians, Shang Chi, Comedy films, Action and adventure films, Ying Nan

Marvel Studios Creative Exec Jonathan Schwartz On Shang-Chi, Secret Invasion, And Planning The MCU

Before becoming a full-fledged producer on Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," Jonathan Schwartz worked as Kevin Feige's assistant before quickly rising up the ranks to creative executive in time for "The Avengers" in 2012. He went on to co-produce the first "Guardians of the Galaxy," executive produce "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" and "Captain Marvel," and as we discussed in an interview earlier today, he's currently overseeing several projects at the studio, working...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, London, Movies, News, China, Marvel, Disney, Kung Fu Hustle, Jackie Chan, James Gunn, Avengers, Gq, Marvel Studios, Sarah Smith, Schwartz

17 '80s Action Movies You Definitely Need To See

At the 1985 American Business Conference, President Ronald Reagan gunned down a tax increase by quoting Dirty Harry: "Go ahead -- make my day." For better or worse, there are few more iconic intersections of age and genre than the '80s action movie. The PG-13 rating allowed for a whole new audience to enjoy wanton violence at the multiplex. Law enforcement came in units of two and spoke only in banter. Budgets, stunts, and physiques ballooned in alarming tandem. Less than a decade after he begge...
Tags: Movies, Defense, Disney, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Reagan, Fbi, Chicago, Fox, Canada, United States, Ronald Reagan, Cameron, Maxwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Liam Neeson

Director Martin Campbell Shares Stories From Casino Royale, The Mask Of Zorro, And More [Interview]

Director Martin Campbell is all about clarity. From his action to his storytelling, there's little confusion in a Martin Campbell film. And he seems to almost always knows exactly what he's making, no matter its quality. If it turns out well, he'll say it's okay. If it doesn't, he'll blame himself and admit, as he did at one point during a career-spanning interview with /Film, that a movie he did was "terrible."The filmmaker, known for his top-shelf James Bond pictures and his work in British te...
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Review – Representation That Matters

Marvel’s newest superhero film has arrived in theaters, this time boasting a majority-Asian cast and a (slightly) fresher spin on the superhero genre. Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of films such as Short Term 12 and Just Mercy, helms Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, a superhero movie starring Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, a martial artist living in San Francisco, who must confront his past while taking on the Ten Rings organization. While it can feel like Hollywood is getting oversatura...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, Movies, Marvel, San Francisco, Action, Movie Reviews, Kim, Jackie Chan, Comic Book, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Liu, Kevin Feige, MCU, ComingSoon, Destin Daniel Cretton

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Review: Tony Leung’s Villain Eclipses the MCU’s First Asian Superhero

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a mouthful of a title, but with the amount of pressures riding on Marvel’s first Asian-led film, perhaps it needs it. This isn’t an instantly recognizable hero like Captain America, or one loaded with cultural pride like Black Panther. Shang-Chi‘s history is much knottier and more complicated. The character of Shang-Chi emerged out of the ’70s Brucesploitation craze — the phenomenon that followed the death of martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Comic book...
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Martin Campbell Reflects on Directing Jackie Chan in ‘The Foreigner’

Action star Jackie Chan and director Martin Campbell were a fine match. In The Foreigner, Campbell’s eye for clarity and Chan’s physical prowess resulted in top-notch action. Not only were the set pieces crystal clear yet dirty, they were dramatic. The revenge story, in which Chan’s character loses his daughter in a terrorist attack and wants names, was elevated by the appeal of the actor’s old and new talents. During an upcoming career-spanning interview, Campbell told us about his experience ...
Tags: Movies, News, Jackie Chan, Jackie, Campbell, CHAN, Cliff Martinez, Chan Chan, Martin Campbell

Interview: Director Martin Campbell Discusses The Protégé

The latest action film from legendary director Martin Campbell is out now in theaters. The Protégé features a star-studded cast that includes Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Keaton in the lead roles. “Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer,” says the official synopsis. “But when Moody – the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to...
Tags: Movies, Interview, China, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Vietnam, Jackie Chan, Anna, Quantum of Solace, Maggie, Sam, Jackie, Michael Keaton, Bond, Anthony Hopkins, Robert

Marvel's Latest Shang-Chi Clip Is 60 Seconds of Martial Arts Radness

People who have already seen Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings have been giving it rave reviews, and every time we see more of the movie it becomes more apparent why. Case in point: this new clip from the Marvel hero’s bus battle scene.Read more...
Tags: Science, Jackie Chan, Tim Roth, Michelle Yeoh, Mandarin, Katy, Zhang, Wong, Chi, Benedict Wong, Marvel Comics Characters, Destin Daniel Cretton, Tony Leung, Cretton, Awkwafina, Shang Chi

‘The Protégé’ Director Martin Campbell on How You Choreograph a Michael Keaton Action Scene [Interview]

Martin Campbell has had a varied career. For every high that is The Mask of Zorro, Goldeneye, or Casino Royale, there’s The Legend of Zorro or … Green Lantern. But you can’t deny that the filmmaker knows his action — he’s worked in the genre for upwards of three decades now. And he’s back with another action flick with his upcoming assassin film The Protégé, which stars Maggie Q as an assassin whose traumatic past is brought back to the surface when she discovers her mentor and father figure (p...
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‘The Protégé’ Star Maggie Q on Kicking Michael Keaton’s Ass and Playing a Vietnamese Action Hero [Interview]

Maggie Q started her career as a protégé of sorts: while modeling in Hong Kong, she was handpicked by Jackie Chan as the next martial arts action star. She wowed the international superstar in Hong Kong action films like Gen-Y Cops, landing her roles in Rush Hour 2 and Mission: Impossible III. But apart from a leading role in the CW TV series Nikita, Maggie Q never got the shine that Chan may have thought she deserved. It’s only in 2021, more than two decades after she began her acting career, ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Hollywood, Movies, US, Features, Korea, Vietnam, Jackie Chan, Maggie, Richard, Cw, Michael Keaton, Samuel L Jackson, Michael, Martin

‘Shang-Chi’ Early Buzz: The First Reactions to the New Marvel Movie Are Here

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings won’t hit theaters until September 3, but the movie rolled out the red carpet for its world premiere in Hollywood last night, and now the first wave of social media reactions is in. Here’s what people have been saying about Marvel’s first Asian-led superhero film. Last week, Disney CEO Bob Chapek drew flak for calling Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings an “interesting experiment.” He was referring to the movie’s release model, which will foreg...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Jackie Chan, Ben Kingsley, Marvel Studios, Hayao Miyazaki, Michelle Yeoh, Katy, Liu, Shang, Eric Goldman, MCU, Kristen Lopez, Benedict Wong