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Action Movie Fanatix Review: Man of Tai Chi

I had high hopes for Man of Tai Chi. It seemed like a passion project for Keanu Reeves, who I have a lot of respect for despite him not being the greatest actor in the world. Unfortunately Man of Tai Chi ended up being yet another run of the mill “forced to fight” movie in the already crowded genre. The ever so slight alteration that is made is that the guy being “forced” to fight is actually starting to like it. A bit interesting… I’ll give it that but it never goes deep enough to make this tweak mean anything.

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Action Movie Fanatix Review: Kickboxer: Vengeance

I first want to say that it would have been an easy choice to throw Scott Adkins into the starring role. As much as I love Scott Adkins, I’m glad the producers went with a fresher face. Alain Moussi does a really great job for someone who has never really had a big starring role like this before. In 100% honesty, his acting does still need some work but he feels like he is close. I hope he is able to stick around the action movie scene for a while. We all know how badly the genre needs some new heroes.

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Action Movie Fanatix Review: Ten Tigers of Kwangtung

The Odds On Excitement Are Ten To One! Starring: Wang Li, Lung Tien-Chiang, Chien Hsiao-Hao, Ti Lung, Alexander Fu Sheng, Wei Pei, Sun Chien, Lu Feng, Kuo Chue, Chiang Sheng, Wang Lung Wei, Philip Kwok Director: Chang Cheh 1980  |  90 Minutes  |  Not Rated “You’re not good enough to fight me.  You’re weak!” –…

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Action Movie Fanatix Review: Iron Monkey

Unmask The Legend Starring: Yu Rong Guang, Donnie Yen, Jean Wang, Tsang Sze Man, Yuen Shun Yi, James Wong Writer: Tsui Hark Action Director: Yuen Wo Ping Director: Yuen Wo Ping Producer: Tsui Hark 1993  |  85 Minutes  |  PG-13 “How can it be righteous to defend a corrupt official?” – Iron Monkey Along with…

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Action Movie Fanatix Review: The 5 Deadly Venoms

Five Sinister Disciples Dealing In Death! Starring: Chiang Sheng, Sun Chien, Kuo Chui, Lo Mang, Wei Pai, Lu Feng, Ku Feng, Wang Lung-Wei Martial Arts Instructor: Liang Ting, Tai Chi-Hsien, Chu Lu-Feng Director: Chang Cheh 1978  |  101 Minutes  |  Rated R “You’re to finish them for me.” – Master I’ve been collecting Dragon Dynasty…

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Action Movie Fanatix Review: Project A

Non Stop Action On The High Seas Starring: Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Dick Wei, Mars, Isabella Wong Director: Jackie Chan 1983  |  98 Minutes  |  PG-13 “You are harboring a murderer!” – Dragon Ma It’s interesting… many people seem to be of the belief that Project A is one of, if not THE…

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Action Movie Fanatix Review: The Master (1989)

Loyalty.  Honor.  Vengeance. Starring: Jet Li, Jerry Trimble, Crystal Kwok, Yuen Wah, Stefanos Mitsakakis Director: Tsui Hark 1989  |  88 Minutes  |  Rated R “That guy must think he’s Bruce Lee or something.” – construction worker Jet Li is the man who got me into martial arts movies.  That might make me a bit of…

Action Movie Fanatix Review – Force of Execution

  Don’t Break The Code Starring: Steven Seagal, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, Bren Foster, Frank Mir Director: Keoni Waxman 2013  |  99 Minutes  |  Rated R “Now, you’re lucky I promised my momma I wouldn’t shoot anybody today or your ass would be dead.” – Thomas Douglas I’ve never been a huge Steven Seagal fan…

Action Movie Fanatix Review: The Young Master

Starring: Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Wei Pai, Whang In Shik, Shih Kien, Fung Ke An Martial Arts Consultants: Jackie Chan, Fung Ke An Director: Jackie Chan 1980  |  106 Minutes  |  PG-13 “You’re not very stable for a fat man, are you?” – Ching Loong I have owned multiple copies of The Young Master and…