|Posted by THE SNAKE on October 24, 2014 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
Yes last weekend was the London Film and Comic Con and Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio atended both days to meet and greet the fans . Star of the famous trilogy (which recently got a remake back in 2010 with Jackie Chan and Jadan Smith ) seems not to have aged other then maybe being a little heavier.And by the way he will be 53 on November 4th.
But Ralph Macchio also starred in other classics like ''CrossRoads''My Cousin Vinney'' and Distant Thunder which where all well known at their time of release.
You can not beat the classics and the 1984 classic Karate Kid is a iconic film which has many fans.
Ralph Macchio at London Film and Comic Con on October the 19th 2014 at Earls Court 2 in London.
Where have some more stills of the Karate Kid in our special look at the trilogy ,as soon as i find those video tapes , i might have to transfer them first to DVD to make viewing easier.
Watch this space -
|Posted by THE SNAKE on October 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
Another film screening at the 9th London Korean film festival is ''The Divine Move'' with Jung Woo-sung and directed by Jo Bum-gu. A revenge film where a man gets revenge for his brothers death ,which he himself was framed for.
Back with another film at the festival tomorrow.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on October 13, 2014 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
The 9th London Korean Film Festival kicks of on the 6th November at the Odeon West End with a gala screening of Kundo-Age of Rampant directed by Yoon Jong-bin and starring Ha Jung Woo and Kang Dong- Won.
Set in the Joseon dynasty it surrounds a power struggle between outlaws and Noblemen. If you like your cinema evolving around history and past times this looks set to please.
Another film showing is Cold Eyes, a modern day crime thriller which stars Sol Kyung-gu who was in attendence at last years festival for his film Hope.
More on the films at the festival tomorrow.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on October 13, 2014 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
Donnie Yen ,Michelle Bai and Director Teddy Chen where in attendence for the World Premiere of Teddy Chen's new film Kung Fu Jungle starring Donnie Yen , Wang Baiqiang and Michelle Bai in London town on Sunday.
Our review and feature is live on this very site now.. just look in the sidebar for the link.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 29, 2014 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
Fans of the original Karate Kid films are in for a treat when the Karate Kid himself lands in London for the London Film and Comic Winter show at Earls Court 2 on the weekend of 18th and 19th October 2014.
So if you want to get that autograph ,or photo or both ,then visit the show site and book those tickets.
here's the link
|Posted by Bruno B on September 28, 2014 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
Bruno.B here with the latest games related news. Having just attended the London EGX ( formally Eurogamer Expo) and played some of the latest games ,sat in on developer previews and sessions , we can confirm it's definitely the year for the games ..
Of course with the holiday season approaching their are some big releases coming our way in the form of Smash Brothers for 3DS and Wii U, Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One and 360 , though only the Xbox One version was shown at EGX.
The Showfloor at EGX, Xbox One,Smash Brothers,PS4 and more!
Far Cry 4 for both PS4 and Xbox One and it's Last Generation siblings and of course PC is also due this holiday season , in fact from a Publishers view Ubisoft seem to have a vast range of titles releasing prior to Christmas across many formats, two Assassin creed games ,one for 8th generation consoles and one for last generation,though Wii U owners lose out this year as Ubisoft believe Wii U owners don't want to play AC games on the Wii U.
Assassins Creed coming to all Platforms ,oh except Wii U
Shame when many Wii U owners did actually buy the last two iterations , Ubisoft also have 'The Crew ' releasing on the next generation platforms and 360 ,but not PS3 or Wii U , their reasoning is because the architecture of 360 is similar to PS4 and Xbox One.
But Wii U owners will be getting Ubisoft title Watch Dogs some six months after the release of the game on other platforms ,it releases in November ,oh wait it's apparently on the same day as Smash Brothers Wii U. Well that's marketing gone wrong, as it won't sell and Ubisoft will blame Nintendo owners for not wanting their game.
Wiil it Sell? , Will it be up to par of the other version? , or will it burn ?
They would be sensible to release maybe later in December or early November , even Sega moved the date for Sonic Boom so it would not clash with Smash Brothers.
Keeping with Sega ,their upcoming game ''Alien Isolation looks set to take the horror genre into another level of scaring the pants off you.
Crafted by thier UK based studio Creative Assembly it looks like that Alien Game you have always wanted is arriving very Shortly on October 7th for both last generation and current genaeration consoles ,but not Wii U.
More on Alien Isoaltion in our full EGX feature this week.
Other games news is where be reviewing a couple of games in the next two weeks , where be looking at Indie title Armillo on Wii U and where be going back in time with a retro classic.
At least Wii U is getting some great Indie titles
Where be doing two features on this years EGX at Earls Court , one on this very site and another on our sister site Cosplay Heroes ,where the it will be focused on the Cosplay at EGX and the Nintendo Cosplay competiton at the show.
Cosplay at EGX
We have another announcment shortly for all you game fans , but where keeping stumm about that at the moment. But it should please regular visitors into gaming .
I'' be back soon with more gaming news as we get into the holiday period , remember keep your finger on the button.
Till next time
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 28, 2014 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
Just a quickie to let you all know our site feature on the Eastern Heroes weekend at Seni 2014 at London's Soccer Dome is up on site now.
Loads of photo's of Master Hwang Jung Lee in the UK, Scoot Adkins and the Hwang Jung Lee seminar.
click here to view.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 23, 2014 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
Another film worth catching at the London Film Festival is the new film from Jacob Cheung , starring Fan Bing Bing ,Huang Xaoming, and Vincent Zhao aka Zhao Wen Zhao aka Chui Man Cheuk. A retelling of a classic story with Stephen Tung responsible for the action .
If you like your Martial arts with lots of Fantasy and beautiful looking women , then you must see ''The White Haired Witch from Luner Kingdom'' .
The film screens on the weekend of 18th and 19th of October , there's two screenings and one has nearly sold out , while the other is filling up nicley . So you better be quick if you want to see the film on the big screen , or your have to wait for the DVD or Bluray.
More BFI London Film Festival news tomorrow.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 23, 2014 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
Yes You read that right folks , Donnie Yen is coming to the UK for the World Premier of his new film ''Kung Fu Jungle'' arranged by the BFI for this years London Film Festival , Kung Fu Jungle will be one of the highlights of this years festival which is showcasing more then 200 films during October.
Kung Fu Jungle is a return to hardcore action for Donnie after appearing in ''The Monkey King '' and Iceman Cometh 3D , two films we still have to catch up with to review on site.
Accompanying Donnie Yen will be Director Teddy Chen ( Bodyguards and Assassins) and actress Michelle Bai.
The Date of the premeir is Sunday October 12th at the Empire Leicester Square , but chances of getting tickets now are sparse as as soon as it was announced tickets where selling like hotcakes as fan sites and social networks found out.
But if your around London on the 12th October and want to grab a peak of Donnie Yen on the Red Carpet in London ,then head on down to Leicester Square and you never know you may bump into Donnie if your lucky.
Where bring you more news about the festival shortly as their showing some other films that may be of interest to our readers.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 4, 2014 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|
It's not long till the Strength and Combat show incorperating Seni 2014, this means also it's not long till Eastern Heroes hold there Hwang Jung Lee and Bruce Lee weekend at the show.
So if you have not yet purchased your ticket i suggest your quick about it as this is one event not to miss, Also Attending is Ninja/ Undisputed star Scott Adkins who will be on the Eastern Heroes stand for autographs and photos as well.
Now we have been busy working on some new features and reviews of late , and one feature to appear in just a few short days is a look back at the Kung Fu filmscene in London back in the 80's and 90's . This was a time when Eastern Heroes,Beymark International,Shaolin Club and a few others including the official Jackie Chan club brought fans the films and the events that we craved .
If you where one of the attendees to any of the events at the now defunct Scala cinema,the Metro cinema or the Prince Charles Cinema in Liecester Square ( which has become the go to place for these films now) then your be taken back in our site feature of those days.
The films may be more at hand and obtainable now from one source or another ,but nothing can replicate the days of those cinema's and the VHS tape era that we all where a part of.
I will post a update here when our feature is up ,won't be long ,be before the show on the 13th and 14th.So maybe I'll meet a few old timers who frequented those events back then.
But to get your juices flowing ,who remembers this ---
All the way to Nottingham and back just to see Drunken Master 2 at the cinema, yep i done that