JCVD returns in Pound of Flesh Trailer!

Posted in Darren Shahlavi, Jean-Claude Van Damme on April 13, 2015 by Michael S. Moore

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JCVD returns in a film that looks really, really cool. It’s refreshing that even at age 51 he can still look and be the part of a badass, and he looks really badass here. It looks like the budgets of his films have increased a bit since his turn in The Expendables 2. This leads me to still have hope that we can get a Double Impact 2 someday. Also starring the late great Darren Shahlavi, so that is another great reason to check this out! Here is a synopsis of the badassery to come:

In China to donate his kidney to his dying niece, former black-ops agent Deacon awakes the day before the operation to find he is the latest victim of organ theft. Stitched up and pissed-off, Deacon descends from his opulent hotel in search of his stolen kidney and carves a blood-soaked path through the darkest corners of the city. The clock is ticking for his niece and with each step he loses blood.

Check out the trailer below:

Get ready to watch JCVD’s kidney’s get a whole lot of people killed on May 15th!

Star Wars: The Betrayal Fan Film! You gotta watch this!

Posted in Brendon Hour, Gui DaSilva, Mickey Facchinello, Tony Chu, Vlad Rimburg with tags on April 9, 2015 by Michael S. Moore

Talk about a tide-me-over until Episode 7! With some of my favorite stuntpeople, LBP Stunts Chicago’s Brendon Hour and Mickey Facchinello, and with Tony Chu,  Gui Dasilva, Noah Fleder, Jimmy Chhiu, and Yoshi Sudarso, with fight choreography and directing by the great Vlad Rimburg, playing in the world of Star Wars!

So should you watch?

HELL YES YOU SHOULD!

For me this like Christmas in springtime. Never ask me how many times I’ve watched this. It’s waayyy too embarrassing. And now, JJ Abrams, now you know. So get it together for Episode 8! In fact, you have your stunt people and choreographers right here…

 

Bryan Sloyer Presents the short film QUEEN!

Posted in Bryan Sloyer with tags on April 9, 2015 by Michael S. Moore

Bryan Sloyer has worked with great fight choreographers like EMC Monkeys and Emmanuel Manzanares, but this time he steps largely behind the camera for this atmospheric short about The White Queen who battles her way to her King, who is being used by The Dark King and his Bishop to draw her out. The queen finds that she must battle through an army of pawns in order to face the Dark King…

Such a great short. Moody in all the best ways, I was engrossed from the beginning and that music that opens the film is just perfect. The fights themselves are well staged and brutal in places. I can’t wait to see what Bryan Sloyer and company have next!

Starring Amy Sturdivant, Michael Lehr, Jeremy Tristan, Jay Kwon, with additional stunts by Bryan Sloyer, Jerry Quill, and Alex Duong. 

Watch Showdown: Not So Good Gentleman Part 3!

Posted in Aaron Alexander, Donald Brooks on April 9, 2015 by Michael S. Moore

 

So we come to the finale(?) of this series of fighting shorts starring Aaron Alexander and Donald Brooks, and there is even more to come as Alexander choreographed my upcoming web series Cornered, and Donald Brooks stars in said project. They are both just a small taste of what’s going on in Austin Texas right now, and there is even more amazing stuff on the way. For now enjoy what may be their final showdown…or is it?

 

RIP Geoffrey Lewis

Posted in Uncategorized on April 8, 2015 by Michael S. Moore

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This is news that I really hate to report on. Geoffrey Lewis, a great character actor who starred in such films as High Plains Drifter, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Every Which Way But Loose, and Any Which Way You Can, and especially for this website the great Double Impact, and Only The Strong has passed away at the age of 79. He is the father of actress Juliette Lewis and leaves behind nine other children. I always loved seeing him onscreen, and always knew when he’d turn up. Those piercing eyes of his lit up every scene he has ever been in. He will be sorely missed. Kiai-Kick, and all of its readers (I think I can speak for all of us) sends our condolences to his family at this time.

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Source: Variety

WELLGOUSA is bringing us Donnie Yen’s Kung Fu Killer on April 24th!

Posted in Donnie Yen on April 7, 2015 by Michael S. Moore

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Ah, those great folks at WellGoUSA have graced us with yet another piece of awesomeness! My friends, Donnie Yen is back with a Vengeance! (That’s right, with a capital V!) The fights here look refreshingly old school, and looks to put Donnie back on top after a few lackluster past couple of films (all still enjoyable, though!) Here’s the synopsis:

A vicious serial killer is targeting top martial arts masters, and convicted criminal and kung-fu master Hahou (Donnie Yen) is the only one with the skills to stop him. Released from jail and into police custody, they soon have their doubts about Hahou’s true allegiance after a series of mysterious events. Hunted by an unstoppable killer (Wang Baoqiang) and the entire police force, Hahou finds himself on his own, leading to a final battle you have to see to believe in this action-packed, kung fu crime thriller from director Teddy Chen (Bodyguards & Assassins, The Accidental Spy).

I don’t see much in the way of wirework, and this looks like something closer to Flashpoint than anything else, and that my friends, is a good thing. The story kind of reminds me in spirit to the film Bloodmoon, and that is also a good thing. The fight in the streets look particularly great!  Teddy Chen is a good director, whose stories seem to take a more somber finale, and that may work really well here. Check out the trailer below, and get ready for April 24th! I may have a surprise or two before then that I think readers of this site are really gonna love…

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