Kung Fu Movie Guide Christmas

I was very happy to join Ben at Kung Fu Movie Guide Podcast for a special end of year show to wrap up 2017. We are discussing the year’s top martial arts movie news and running down our best (and worst) films of the year and exchanging presents. As teased in this picture, listen to find out who gave the other Hwang Jang Lee’s Hard Bastard as a gift, and what else was featured in that stocking (!). The podcast is …

Life of Action has 10,000 Facebook fans

Life of Action has now gained over 10,000 fans on Facebook! This is amazing news and I’d like to say a huge thank you to our supporters around the world. It’s a great testament to the book itself, but also a true sign of appreciation to the men and women who work tirelessly to bring us these action and martial arts genre films. The book was always about getting under the skin of this incredible work and learning what it …

Essential Action Movie Books

It’s a real honour for Life of Action to be included in The Action Elite‘s recently compiled “Essential Action Movie Books” in very good company. Some excellent titles are featured elsewhere in this list so it’s a very kind gesture. Thanks guys! “Until recently there had never really been that many books about action movies; it was always a genre that critics scoffed at and never gave it the respect it was due, despite the fact it’s the most popular movie genre …

Life of Action – All Press

Here is a selection of the great press received for Life of Action so far! I am truly grateful that so many different people, from casual and avid film fans, through to young filmmakers, stunt guys, writers and academics, have embraced the book and really got on board with what it’s all about. It has made the whole journey and process totally worthwhile. Thanks so much for all the great support. Let’s keep it going and do part 2 soon! REVIEW The …

Guest on Spin 1038 Radio

I joined Gordon Hayden on SPIN 1038 to talk Life of Action and all things action cinema. We also covered Scott Adkins in Doctor Strange, Donnie Yen in Star Wars: Rogue One and a range of other topics. Thanks for having me! The interview was broadcast on air and you can also listen below. If you love your action and martial arts movies then you’ll be intrigued to read Life of Action from fight choreographer and movie journalist Mike Fury. It features interviews …

Guest on Kung Fu Movie Guide Podcast

I was very happy to chat with Ben Johnson from Kung Fu Movie Guide for Episode 2 of their new podcast. We discussed a wide range of topics including my book Life of Action, favourite movies and actors, my own on set film experiences, future projects and more. It was a lot of fun, thanks for having me! Mike Fury is an author, journalist, choreographer and action movie expert. He is also a great guest to have on the Kung Fu …

Book review in Martial Arts Illustrated

It was great to see a nice, full page review of Life of Action in the June issue of Martial Arts Illustrated magazine, still the UK’s number one martial arts magazine. Writer Andrew Staton gives the book an excellent review and summarises some of his favourite action stars profiled in the book, alongside some nice images. “From beginner through to Black Belt, MAI covers all styles of martial art, from Karate, Taekwondo and Kung Fu to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai boxing, Eskrima and …

Book review from Outlaw Vern

I was pleased to see a great write-up for my book Life of Action courtesy of Outlaw Vern (Seagalogy, Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer). If you haven’t read his books or reviews, they come highly recommended. I’ve been a fan of his work for a long time so I’m very grateful and glad he liked it. He wrote: “Fury’s book will continue to be an important resource, particularly for documenting our current era of martial arts movies…” Read the full review here!

Guest on The Debatable Podcast

I was pleased to be invited on The Debatable Podcast to discuss writing my book, plus a range of other topics. Thanks for having me! Mike Fury author of Life of Action, joins me on this episode. We talk his origins, how he became involved with his lifelong passion for action cinema, and the process of writing his excellent book. We also touch on Walter Hill’s The Warriors, action cinema’s reputation and the respect martial artists deserve… You can listen to the …

The Top Martial Arts Movie Villains

The Book The Film The T-Shirt presented this piece to coincide with the release of my book, Life of Action! In any story of good vs evil, a hero needs a strong, worthy villain to overcome. The best villains will always appear as good as (if not better than) the unlikely protagonist and only through sheer perseverance and battling the odds will our hero ultimately emerge triumphant. Throughout the decades, the martial arts genre has seen many villains transcend status as generic “bad guys” …

Movies That Inspired Life of Action

Over on the Life of Action Facebook page, we’ve been celebrating the great movies which inspired the book. I think it’s crucially important to acknowledge specific work, as well as the artists who made it happen. I also hope the book encourages people to re-visit, or see for the first time, certain movies in a new light or with fresh insight, as this was definitely my aim. Films like Undisputed II and III changed the Martial Arts movie landscape, especially in the …

Guest on Double Page Spread Podcast

I was very happy to be invited as a guest on the Double Page Spread podcast (episode 123) to discuss writing Life of Action, its featured stars and filmmakers, movies, my own film work, the state of the action industry and a range of other topics. Big thanks to host Wendi Freeman for having me! You can listen here.

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