Streaming Sleepers: Everything, Michelle Yeoh, All On Criterion
Hats off to Fred Topel’s Showbiz Cheat Sheet article for listing all the current films available now streaming on The Criterion Channel featuring leading lady of action, Michelle Yeoh. The ceremony has not waned since the release of Everything Everywhere All At Once, the Daniels-directed bouquet of kung fu, sci-fi, fantasy, and family comedy and drama attributed to a ubiquitous cinematic vision and incumbent messaging of love and acceptance, and generational healing, also being hailed as a banner moment for AAPI inclusion in entertainment.
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON Trailer: Re-Live The Classic Action And Romance This February!
Sony Pictures Classics is handing wuxia fans an encore presentation with Ang Lee’s decorated 2000 release, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in theaters everywhere on February 17. The studio made the announcement several days ago via social media and a brand-new trailer which you can view at the bottom of the page.
News Briefs: ONE PUNCH MAN Gets A ‘Fast And Furious’ Director, Yeoh Leads THE BROTHERS SUN, MR-9 Underway With Grillo, Hirsch In THE ENGINEER
• More than two years after landing at Sony Pictures and Arad Productions, Justin Lin is bouncing off of his former tenure on Fast X to direct an adaptation of One Punch Man from a script by Venom scribes Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Based on the hit manga from ONE and Yuskue Murata, One Punch Man centers on Saitama, an unassuming young man who joins the Hero Association for fun, only to be beleagured by his ability to knock out any supervillain with one punch. (THR)
Fight Scene Faves: A Short List Of Memorable Fight Scene Moments In Film
Years ago, I became obsessed with listing my “top-tens” or “fives” in final fight scenes. There was a UK website that produced such lists and for their final fight scene list, it bothered me for the longest time that it never had the one featured in Drive between Mark Dacascos and Masaya Kato, so you can imagine how fulfilled I felt when the page loaded and I finally saw it listed.
GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE Review: A Violent Delight With Plenty Of Sweetners, But No Real Flavor
I haven’t been able to catch Big Bad Wolves, so I don’t have a reference to go by when discussing anything prior to the latest solo-directing work of that film’s co-helmer, Navot Papushado. Going forward, I can only speak instinctively and defer to my natural responses for a film like Gunpowder Milkshake, an assassin thriller that undoubtedly attempts at following a formula to success.
BOSS LEVEL Review: An Upbeat, Fresh And Fun Take On Familiar Sci-Fi Tropes With Suitably Violent Results
Director Joe Carnahan has been one of the most fascinating filmmakers I’ve followed in the last two decades, having seen all of his movies sans his 1998 directing debut, Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane. Carnahan definitely gets right down to the grit and gumption of his stories. They’re not all masterpieces, but they kick ass at levels that are wholly worth the attention of his viewing audience.
SDCC 2019: Win One Of Two Limited Edition MASTER Z: IP MAN LEGACY Blu-Rays From Well Go USA [EXCLUSIVE]
Well Go USA is proudly making one heck of a banner year out of 2019 thusfar showcasing its titles around the world in many festivals abroad with its releases both current and forthcoming.
GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE Adds Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh is making her return to action with Gunpowder Milkshake. As the trades cycled on Friday, the Star Trek: Discovery actress will join Karen Gillan of MCU franchise fame for the female-fronted thriller along with Lena Headey (Game Of Thrones), Angela Bassett (Black Panther), and Paul Giamatti (Shoot ‘Em Up, Billions).
Michelle Yeoh Joins The AVATAR Franchise
Next December will see the first of a quartet of sequels arising finally for James Cameron’s transformative action adventure sci-fi saga, Avatar 2. An official title may yet be pending unless that’s the title Walt Disney Pictures goes for after acquiring all of 20th Century Fox’s properties as of last month.
MASTER Z: IP MAN LEGACY Commences An Epic Duel Of Masters In The Official U.S. Trailer
It’s high-time for everyone stateside who hasn’t yet torrented a copy of Ip Man 3 spin-off, Well Go USA’s Master Z: Ip Man Legacy ahead of its U.S. release on April 12. Enter a cadre of some of the biggest names in kung fu cinema of late with none other than Max Zhang making his next stride with the role of disgraced wing chun master Cheung Tin-Chi following his consequential battle with Donnie Yen’s title character in the previous film.
MASTER Z: IP MAN LEGACY Releases In Select U.S. Theaters On April 12
The last few years have been crazy with news and updates over action star Max Zhang’s upcoming releases of which at least a few are now pending.
CORTO MALTESE: Yeoh, Jovovich And Dacascos Hyped In Casting Announcement For Christopher Gans’ New Adventure Epic
(Left) Jeff Spicer/Getty Images Europe; (Right) Getty Images EuropeChristian Mercuri’s Capstone Group is on hand through next week at the American Film Market where international sales will commences on forthcoming swashbuckler, Corto Maltese, based on the work of novelist and comic book author Hugo Pratt. Christophe Gans (Beauty And The Beast, Silent Hill, Brotherhood Of The Wolf, Crying Freeman) is directing the pic from a script by William Schneider, as announced by producer Samuel Hadida who will produce via his Davis Films banner next to Spain-based TriPictures, currently setting Tom Hughes (Victoria) to star in the title role.
Michelle Yeoh And Selina Lo To Star In BOSS LEVEL
The film hails a breakout for Lo whose credits include Dean Alexandrou indie action thriller, Time Rush, as well as upcoming Jesse Johnson pics, Triple Threat and The Debt Collector. Michelle Yeoh currently stars in CBS All-Access sci-fi drama, Star Trek: Discovery, as well as upcoming movies, Yuen Woo-Ping’s Master Z: Ip Man Legacy, and Chinese fantasy, Nehza from director Jeff Lau.
MASTER Z: IP MAN LEGACY Brandishes New Sales Art For Mandarin Motion Pictures
Ip Man 4 is set to have Yen and Yip roll camersd next month while Master Z: Ip Man Legacy stakes its claim at Filmart with Yuen Woo-Ping at the helm, a brand new sales poster ahead of its release. The film joins Zhang with Dave Bautista, Michelle Yeoh and international superstar Tony Jaa.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Beam Up With Michelle Yeoh And Sonequa Martin-Green In The New Series Trailer
Being touted as a prequel from the original series, other previously announced cast members include Jason Isaccs as Captain Lorca, James Frain as Spock’s father, Sarek, Doug Jones as Lt. Saru, an alien Science Officer, and Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets.
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