The wait is over, people.
The newest trailer is out for 7-part HBO Original series drama, The Sympathizer, coming exclusively to streaming service Max on the evening of April 14. Of note is the casting led by Hoa Xuande, Fred Nguyen Khan, Toan Le, Phanxine, Vy Le, Ky Duyen, Kieu Chinh, Duy Nguyen, and Alan Trong, along with Emmy-winning actress Sandra Oh and the many, many faces of Academy Award winner Robert Downey Jr., who plays multiple roles in the show.
With casting recently done for the upcoming back-to-back sequels, the Maria Tran/Takashi Hara-directed sci-fi action drama, Echo 8 is now available to watch for free on Reveel. The website is easy to subscribe to and simply asks for your name and date of birth and password choice.
Heroines in sailor suit school uniforms and delinquent female badassery were a high mark in Showa era cinema. Sailor Suit And Machine Gun, Shinji Sowai’s satirical sophomore flick following his 1980 debut with Tonda Couple, proved to be a ubiquitous effort in setting a trend in film and TV that would span decades of fan fervor, even with Arrow Video revamping the film for its own release on Blu-Ray just several years ago.
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith is now streaming on Prime Video.
Netflix is out with the official trailer for House Of Ninjas. It’s a show about ninjas, and a family of ninjas! Actor Kento Kaku leads the cast of the new action drama which arrives February 15.
Streaming Sleepers: Bloody Knuckles Lace The Growing Pains Of Yoo Ha’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HIGH SCHOOL: THE SPIRIT OF JEET KUNE DO
Indeed one of Korean cinema’s best contributions to coming-of-age dramas has to be writer and director Yu Ha’s third feature directorial outing, Once Upon A Time In High School: The Spirit Of Jeet Kune Do starring Kwon Sang-woo who made his debut opposite Jang Hyuk in Volcano High (2001). The movie is a story of boyhood, bloody knuckles and Bruce Lee worship set in the 70s and I first learned about this film back many years ago when I was a HKFlix customer.
I’ve been on a bit of a Nick Cheung spell since last week having only recently been able to import a Hong Kong blu-ray of Dante Lam’s MMA action drama, Unbeatable, and reliving his role opposite Louis Koo and Sean Lau in the late Benny Chan’s The White Storm. Cheung is one of today’s most formidable film stars and you can certainly gather as much from his 2004 flick in which he stars opposite a charmingly menacing Richie Jen and a stern and bristling Kelly Chen in Breaking News, another you can throw in your list of whats-what faves in modern Hong Kong action.
I’m holding out for a Blu-ray grab of director Upi Avianto’s latest Bumilangit dibs with Sri Asih: The Warrior. In the meantime, the film quietly rolled out on the free ad-supported platform, Tubi where you can now check out the successor to Joko Anwar’s BCU launchpad that was Gundala in 2019.
February is going to be a gamechanger for a lot of fans of ethnically diverse shows and films, specifically on Netflix. The streamer’s adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender has proven to be much more dynamic and authentic under the stewardship of creator Albert Kim, in succession from the show’s heyday as an iconic Nickelodeon property. And that’s just based on some of the promotional footage and images that have rolled out in the last few months for the show.
HOUSE OF NINJAS: Kento Kaku Stands Agaze In A Moody First Teaser Poster For The New Netflix Action Series
From Today, It’s My Turn!! and Tokyo MER: Mobile Emergency Room The Movie actor Kento Kaku can now be seen front and center in a first look poster for upcoming series drama, House Of Ninjas. Kaku stars, served as co-executive producer and also had a hand in crafting the story alongside Yoshiaki Murao and Takafumi Imai. Masahiro Yamaura, Kota Oura, and Kanna Kimura penned the story along with Dave Boyle who directs the new series which premieres beginning February 15, produced by Netflix in association with TOHO Studio. Take a look!
KINGDOM: THE FLAME OF DESTINY Review: Secrets, Lies And Intrigue Heat Up Shinsuke Sato’s Already Propulsive Third Chapter
Kingdom: The Flame Of Destiny is streaming on Netflix.
Putting a serial spin on 2005’s Doug Liman-directed action spy rom-com now brings an official trailer for Amazon Prime’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Maya Erskine stars along with Donald Glover who also created the series with Francesca Sloane.
Last month’s first look at CCXP now brings an official trailer to accompany the series return of Halo, from Paramount+ on February 8. Actor Pablo Schreiber is back in full garb as Master Chief following the definitive events of the first season in which our titular protagonist is forced to question everything he thought he knew, in an epic battle pitting him against intergalactic foes, and even friends.
Shudder and AMC+ subscribers can now take to the latest announcement from the AMC Networks-led platform for its exclusive January 26 streaming launch of erotic supernatural horror thriller, Suitable Flesh. The film is directed by Joe Lynch (Mayhem, Chillerama) and is adapted from H.P. Lovecraft’s cult favorite short story, and stars Heather Graham, Judah Lewis, Bruce Davison, and Barbara Crampton.
THE BROTHERS SUN Pilot Review: The Dawn Of An Intriguing New Crime Series With Action That Hits The Mark
The momentous arrival of new crime drama series The Brothers Sun brings promise with a first episode that delivers multitonal drama and comedy with several servings of violence and fisticuffs. Eight episodes are streaming on Netflix following its premiere on Thursday so after this, you’re welcome to dive in for yourselves if you’re keen as this review will just cover the pilot episode.
I’m something of a late bloomer for my anime intake, having grown up dieting mostly on American shows. Needless to say that a proper viewing of the 1992 animated succession of the hit manga series, Yu Yu Hakusho, was more than filling when I finally caught it about five years ago. Even the prospects of it becoming a potential live-action banger at some point drowned out all the other noise in my head, albeit much to the chagrin of fans of the series who are nothing short of skeptical when it comes to live-action re-renderings of IP faves like the work of mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi.
Reacher series creator Nick Santora did the world some serious justice with the season one premiere of the hit show based on the novels by Lee Childs last year. With season two set to kick off its first three episodes on Amazon Prime in the next few weeks, the show is now being primed for a third season already in production according to a new video announcement attached to an extended clip courtesy of series star Alan Ritchson.
December 6 will see the official premiere of Kamel Guemra’s six-part action-packed crime series, Blood Coast (French title Pax Massilia). Ivan Fegyveres and Olivier Marchal each share directing duties on the hourlong series which hails from production house Gaumont and stars Tewfik Jallab, Jeanne Goursaud, and Nicolas Duvauchelle.