When he isn't eating sandwiches, sitting on park benches and looking upsettingly glum (see: "Sad Keanu" meme), Keanu Reeves is busy at work on his directorial debut: the Chinese-American martial arts epic Man of Tai Chi, currently being ﬁlmed in Beijing.
The sequel to 2012's action masterpiece, The Raid, has finally kicked off a one-hundred day production run and to celebrate the impending ass-kicking greatness, here are some behind the scenes images.
Specially for those of you who found Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon a simple-minded parade of lightheartedness, comes the sequel: Purple Headscarf, Silver Teapot. Sorry, I mean Silver Vase, Iron Knight, but feel free to try out your own adjective/noun combos.
A bunch of images have popped up online from the forthcoming film The Man with the Iron Fists, the debut film from Rapper/producer RZA from The Wu Tang Clan.
How do you top the last trailer for RZA's The Man with the Iron Fists, which showed a man having his eyeball punched the hell out of his face?
RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan is a prolific musician, music producer, author, and part-time actor . Now he can add screenwriter and director to his renaissance man-like list of interests, with his debut feature The Man with the Iron Fists.
Before we begin, I want to address the notion of Hype. It's a concept that I do not subscribe to as, by definition, it means an exaggeration of the truth. When people say a film is over-hyped what they usually mean is "I didn't have the same reaction as you." It implies the original praise is coming from an insincere place. I can confirm that the reaction surrounding Gareth Evans' Indonesian action movie, The Raid, is not hype. This movie kicks a very earnest amount of ass.
To coincide with the release of Warrior this week, on DVD and Blu Ray, I am going to look at the art of the fight scene and some of the core elements of making two men knocking the hell out of each other engaging and cinematic.
For as long as there have been movies, there have been movies about men beating each other up. Starting in the days of silent film with works like Alfred Hitchcock's The Ring to Charlie Chaplin himself throwing down in City Lights, the fist fight has endured through every revolution of cinema.
Be it simplistic, slapstick or brutally violent, people love to watch fight scenes. So let's look at some examples of fight scenes that get it right. To connect it to Warrior, the rule is that the fights need to be one-on-one and in a competitive context. No weapons, no mass brawls or battles.