By: Trevor Chartrand Directed by long-time stunt-coordinator Jesse V. Johnson, Triple Threat is an action-packed martial arts thriller that’s bound to scratch the itch for B-movie enthusiasts. It certainly meets the quota for punches thrown, shots fired, and bombs detonated.
Big Brother is an action-comedy with a heart of gold that pulls plenty of punches and heartstrings.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny is okay, which would be tolerable if it wasn’t associated with such an imaginative predecessor.
Unlucky Stars is exactly the movie you expect from filmmakers with backgrounds in stunt work.
Kung Fu Elliot (DIR. Matthew Bauckman & Jaret Belliveau) By: Addison Wylie Matthew Bauckman and Jaret Belliveau’s Slamdance favourite Kung Fu Elliot goes through three stages. First, there’s the ultra cheese. Elliot Scott (also known as “White Lightning”) is a martial arts expert and is set on being Canada’s first notable action star. He’s produced a few independent films to which he also peddles out. The films shine of lo-fi aesthetics, but it’s hard to not turn…
By: Addison Wylie As times change, a filmmaker is faced with the potential to grow within their craft. I haven’t seen or heard from writer/director Stephen Chow since 2004’s fantastically insane Kung Fu Hustle, so I suppose I forgot that he would have to face this fork-in-the-road in his career if he continued to make movies. I see that advancement in his latest effort Journey to the West, but it’s not in the film’s tone….