Chow Yun-Fat: The Undisputed King of Cool

Movie fans all over the world universally agree that Chow Yun-Fat is one of the definitive Asian male leads, right up there alongside western counterparts like Marlon Brando, James Dean and Alain Delon. He captured the look, style and voice of a whole generation and redefined the image of the iconically cool hero. Chow also starred in the classic ‘heroic bloodshed’ movies that launched the international career of John Woo and peppered the bullet-holes of Hong Kong action forever on …

Isaac Florentine: Taking Action To The Next Level

Isaac Florentine is a name very well known to Martial Arts movie fans around the globe! Ask around! When it comes to the action genre, everyone who knows their stuff would agree that Isaac is doing fantastic work to illuminate the quality of action movie talent in the west. Looking ahead to his next film, scheduled to begin filming soon, I thought this would be a good opportunity to revisit some of the greatest filmmaking accomplishments of this exceptionally talented …

The Expendables: Shooting An Action Scene with Gary Daniels – AskMen.com

Written with Gary Daniels. British Kickboxing sensation and actor, Gary Daniels, shares the screen with three generations of action star in Sylvester Stallone’s hugely anticipated action epic, The Expendables. Co-starring as The Brit, a former Expendable turned bad, Gary takes on his former teammates and faces a two-on-one battle again Jason Statham and Jet Li!  Gary was kind enough to share some experiences working on the biggest action movie of the summer… Read the interview here!

Strange Days: Seni 2010 with Mark Strange – Martial Arts Illustrated

Mark Strange is an up-and-coming British Martial Arts action star and takes the lead in his new, no-holds-barred fight movie, 12 (Twelve). With over 26 years experience in Martial Arts competition, Mark was invited to Hong Kong where he worked alongside Jackie Chan on The Medallion and performed under action director, Donnie Yen, on The Twins Effect. Having attended Seni – the International Combat Sports Show – this year to promote the DVD release of 12 (Twelve), Mark reflects on …

The Expendables: The Verdict

There can be no doubt about it: The Expendables is the action movie event of the year, let alone the summer. For most action fans whose love for the genre dates back to the 1980s, this movie really is a big deal. Delivering this calibre of action and pulling together the talents of three generations of action star was a mission and a half, and the unenviable task of writer, director and star, Sylvester Stallone. Stallone has also long-proven his …

There Is No Tomorrow! Carl Weathers’ Greatest Hits

Mr Carl Weathers is, without doubt, one of the coolest, toughest, most underrated legends to grace the screen. With such a vast body of work to his name, new and long-time fans, alike, would love to see a massive return from the real-life Action Jackson. Here are some of Carl’s best moments… 1. as Apollo Creed in Rocky – Rocky IV Apollo was truly the man: in the beginning he was a great adversary to our underdog hero and by …

Dorian Tan: They Call Him Flash Legs!

Recently I found myself missing some of the old-skool kung fu movies I haven’t watched for many years! When I revisit these holy grails of martial artistry, a long-time favourite star would have to be Dorian Tan Tao-Liang. Throughout his many film titles during the 1970s and early 1980s, he continually demonstrated excellent screen fighting skills and his trademark, otherworldly kicking abilities, earning him the nickname “Flash Legs”. Tan’s history is quite interesting as well. Although being of Chinese descent, he was …

5 Reasons Dolph Lundgren Still Kicks Ass!

Action fans around the world will universally agree that Dolph Lundgren is the man! Whether it’s Universal Soldier, Red Scorpion, Men of War or Showdown in Little Tokyo that ranks top of your list, Sweden’s ultimate He-Man (literally) has always been a consistent fan favourite. The best news is he’s still kicking ass to this very day! With some of his grittiest, most gutsy action projects released in the past few years and plenty of exciting titles on the way …

Interview with Mark Strange – Hong Kong Cinemagic

Mark Strange is an up-and-coming British action star and fighting champion with over 26 years experience in Martial Arts. Coming from a strong fighting background, having competed all over the world and working as an instructor, Mark pursued a lifelong passion in film and was invited to Hong Kong to work with Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen. Upon completing the films and returning to the UK, Mark has been developing his growing body of work and helping put British action …

Top 5 Essential Supplements with Mark Strange – AskMen.com

Written with Mark Strange. Part 2 of the original feature, How to Get An Action Star Physique, with British action star, Mark Strange for the popular online men’s magazine, AskMen.com. This follow-up piece focuses on Mark’s top rated supplements to aid training. With years of experience in training, nutrition and all-round physical conditioning, martial arts expert Mark Strange’s knowledge is second to none when it comes to getting into shape. AskMen spoke to Mark whilst in training for his next film …

Interview with Leo Au-Yeung – Hong Kong Cinemagic

Leo Au-Yeung is a martial arts master with the unique credentials of being the only appointed Wing Chun instructor for the hugely popular Ip Man movies: Wilson Yip’s Ip Man and Herman Yau’s Ip Man: The Legend is Born. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Leo subsequently travelled to the UK in order to study at University. As a keen and heavily devoted practitioner of Wing Chun, he was able to train under some of the most prolific instructors in …