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Maria Tran Presents Police Story: Girl Force!

Posted in Maria Tran with tags , on September 19, 2016 by Michael S. Moore

Maria Tran, whom I first became aware of in the film Maximum Choppage, has a film career as an actress/stunt woman that is growing bigger and bigger, and now she comes to us with a short film that pays homage to the Jackie Chan Police Story series! She does a good job capturing the style of comedy on display in those films, and adds a little sci-fi flair of her own towards the end! Maria is forging her own path through international film industry, and it’s only a matter of time before she works with some of the big titans, like Jackie Chan. Oh wait? She has?! Well I’ll be…

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Here’s a fun Trailer for Tiger Cop 1 & 2 from Maria Tran!

Posted in Maria Tran with tags , on May 21, 2015 by Michael S. Moore

Maria Tran, a great martial artist and stuntwoman down under, having done the film Maximum Choppage and the short film Hit Girls now returns with this, a what if that reminds me of Moon Lee, Cynthia Rothrock and Yukari Oshima films like Outlaw Brothers,  Kickboxer’s Tears and of course Yes Madam. Damn it all this “what if” needs to be a “will do”! This is a film I would need to see stat, and I’m sure once you see this trailer you’ll agree. There’s no plans–at least I think–for this to be anything more than a trailer, but I’m sure if enough people watch we could perhaps change Maria’s mind and kickstart this baby up? Oh yeah, and Mark Houghton and Michael Woods need to be in it. That’s just a wish fulfillment of my own! Check out the trailer below, and let’s hope that perhaps someday this becomes a reality!

Maria Tran and JuJu Chan kick butt in Hit Girls!

Posted in Aaron Kwok, JuJu Chan, Maria Tran with tags , , on February 25, 2014 by Michael S. Moore

Hit Girls

Maria Tran did a great job in her part of the Indie film Maximum Choppage: Round 2 (An Australian TV series is being made as we speak!) and returns with the graceful JuJu Chan in a really fun short film that just left me wanting to see more of these two Hit Girls, Pixie and Charlie, since they fight with each other nearly as much as they fight their targets. The humor was spot on, and the fights were just the right amounts of awesome fun. Maria Tran is a talented martial artist and filmmaker, and here doth purport better things to come from her, and JuJu Chan was amazing as well. A fun, martial arts fueled romp from Maria and Company in the land down under! So when can we see Pixie and Charlie again?

Also, the Guerilla Scope opening was terrific!

Enjoy!

 

Barrio Brawler and Hit Girls at the Action On Film Festival in Monrovia, CA August 17-25

Posted in Jose Montesinos, JuJu Chan, Maria Tran with tags , on August 8, 2013 by Michael S. Moore

Some of you may not be familiar with the Action On Film Festival. It’s a festival exclusive to the world of, you guessed it, martial arts and action cinema. Of course they will show other genres of film, but Action reigns supreme. If it’s for you, and you live in a place close to Monrovia, CA, then you owe it to yourself to check it out. Some of the very folks I like to promote on this website will have films there. Who, you might ask? Well…

 

BARRIO BRAWLER

Barrio Brawler

 

 

Dang right. Here’s your chance to catch this film in the theaters, and I tell you it’s well worth your time. Here is my review, and the trailer below:

HIT GIRLS

For the long-timers on this website you’ll remember Maria Tran from her Quest for Jackie Chan documentary she was making, and a film I reviewed on this website, Maximum Choppage.

Here she teams up with beautiful Hong Kong Actress JuJu Chan (she has multiple projects on the way, and she just had a film come out with the legendary Yuen Wah) Maria’s a cool lady and this should be pretty good.

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Here’s a synopsis:

Two mismatched killer assassins, sexy elite barbie Pixie Ho (Juju Chan) and hot-tempered, tomboy partner Charlie Vu (Maria Tran) are reaching breaking point in their tag team partnership. The mismatched duo must look past their differences when they take on an unusual undercover school girl assignment and take down the son of a multi millionaire, playboy Michael Huang – their former primary school crush. But will this be their last assignment? 

You can check out the Action On Film Festival Website here.

Of course there will be many, many, MANY more… I’ll post some of the more interesting ones as I hear about them!