• Ring in the New Year with Reviews of Bruce Lee: My Brother and Let The Bullets Fly

    Ring in the New Year with Reviews of Bruce Lee: My Brother and Let The Bullets Fly

    Derek Elly at Film Business Asia has written very positive reviews of two of the more anticipated Asian action films of late 2010: Bruce Lee: My Brother and Let the Bullets Fly. The former, which was co-directed by Raymond Yip and Manfred Wong, portrays Bruce Lee’s teenage years in Hong Kong during the 1950s. The latter is Jiang Wen’s spaghetti western homage starring Chow Yun Fat as a human trafficker and opium dealer. There is no indication of when these films will be released outside of China and Hong Kong. We hope…

  • Terminator Genisys, Was It A Hit Or A Miss?

    Terminator Genisys, Was It A Hit Or A Miss?

    Its all about time travel when it comes to the plot of the series and Terminator Genisys was no exception of the conspicuous phenomenon. In Terminator Genisys, John Connor sends Kyle Reese back to 1984 after seizing Skynet’s top secret time machine. I know it sounds familiar for most Terminator fans as it takes us back to the famous first movie (it’s actually a reboot). This movie is a true heir to Cameron’s films but to get a true taste of the sci-fi franchise, you have to watch Terminator Genisys yourself to…

  • Five Essential Action Films Featuring Kids

    Five Essential Action Films Featuring Kids

    Kids are action heroes too. In anticipation of the ActionFest screening of the Australian “kids with guns” film, Tomorrow, When the War Began (April 8, 4:30pm & April 10, noon, at the Carolina). here’s a list of five movies where kids take up arms and lay into adults. Red Dawn (1984) – John Milius’ Cold War survival film came out at a time when American audiences wanted to see yanks kicking commie ass in every imaginable way. More than two decades later, Red Dawn’s story of teenagers forced to run guerrilla missions…

  • Play Deadly Weapon Bingo at ActionFest

    Play Deadly Weapon Bingo at ActionFest

    If you need something other than the amazing trailers, posters, 30 Seconds of Action Film Challenge and Cheerwine (on tap) to get you excited about ActionFest, maybe this will help. Grab a friend and a couple of Bingo markers and get ready to play Deadly Weapon Bingo at the movies you attend. When you spot someone using a weapon on screen just mark it on your Bingo card. The first person with five-in-a-row wins. You can download a printer-friendly set of Deadly Weapon Bingo cards right here. Just don’t shout out “BINGO”…

  • The 30 Seconds of Action Challenge!

    The 30 Seconds of Action Challenge!

    Why wait for the festival to get your action fix, when you can cut your teeth on your own action film project and get a chance to win great prizes with the inaugural “30 Seconds of Action Challenge!” Please note that ActionFest 2011 does not encourage competitors to perform any dangerous stunts or feats for the 30 Seconds of Action Challenge. We are not responsible for any injuries or damages that may result from your participation in this competition. Have fun, but make safety a priority as we would prefer you to…