Ray Harryhausen passed away last week. This has been noted by people more qualified than I to discuss the master of stop-motion magic—Rick Baker, Adam Savage, Todd Masters, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, and more. The superhuman talent and perseverance evident in a Harryhausen effects sequence can easily be seen in countless visual effects artists since he first brought his creations to frame-by-frame life on the big screen. That makes sense. So how can I really say anything of worth when I say that I was also profoundly influenced by the artistry of Ray Harryhausen? With modesty, and a story about Clash of the Titans. Continue reading…
Who will dare face the New York Asian Film Festival?! Who will dare not to after seeing the festival trailer and reading, “Grady’s Guide to NYAFF 2012?!” The full festival schedule and ticket information are here.
The New York Asian Film Festival is coming up and actors Sammo Hung and Simon Yam will be in attending their films Kung Fu Chefs, Bodyguards and Assassins, Echoes of the Rainbow and Eastern Condors. But even if you can’t make it, it’s worth checking out the films and trailers for the Hong Kong/China and [...]
Donnie Yen plays Wing Chun master–and Bruce Lee’s sifu–Ip Man in the eponymous movie. Asses are kicked, regretfully. But not so regretfully there won’t be a sequel where more asses are kicked in Hong Kong. Wong Kar-Wai’s Grandmaster Ip Man might show up, well, sometime. You can bet it’ll be pretty, though.
With Wu Jing, Simon Yam and Sammo Hung all grim, Fatal Move looks like an SPL reunion, with Johnnie To regulars like Wong Tin-lam and Lam Suet dropping by. Scroll down a bit for the trailer. Does Donnie feel left out?
This is a nice mash up of wuxia, kung fu and (mostly) HK gun action.