Buddhist Blog

‘Son of Shaolin’ Graphic Novel & Movie

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Creating the mythology for the book was probably my favorite part of the writing process. There are seemingly hundreds of different accounts of the birth of martial arts and its many different forms so I took pieces of some of the histories I found on-line and then crafted my own mythology that would service the story in present day. I don’t want to give too much …

The Adventures of Nunchuck Larry

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While they are best known for their “songifications” of the latest news stories, The Gregory Brothers also have plenty of other creative aspirations, and the latest piece of content they have hosted on YouTube might be the oddest project they’ve worked on to date. They are the co-executive producers of The Adventures of Nunchuck Larry, a strange …

My Young Auntie is MRS. K!

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While looking at the film schedule for the upcoming New York Asian Film Festival (June 30th -July 16th) I came across a very interesting title- MRS. K, starring Kara Hui Ying-Hung. The actress is best known for her work at Shaw Brothers studios where she often worked with director Lau Kar-Leung, including playing the lead role in the kung fu classic MY YOUNG AUNTIE …

Man at Arms: Art of War – El Rey Network Series

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On June 8, 2017, I’m appearing in a new original series, MAN AT ARMS: ART OF WAR, on the EL REY Network. The first season runs eight episodes and I serve as a weapons expert in five of them. The show is a television version of a very popular web show, MAN AT ARMS: REFORGED, available through DEFY Media’s AWE …

What’s On TV This Week (June 5 – June 11)

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Before we get into this week’s TV shows and movies, I went to see WONDER WOMAN last Thursday and I am wondering if anyone else found that the action sequences reminded them of ’90s Tsui Hark movies. I liked WONDER WOMAN, but it made me want to go home and dig out my ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA DVDs! Okay, now on to this week’s TV listings …

What’s On TV This Week (May 22 – May 28)

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Another great week for the followers of the foot and fist way but be warned it tapers off on the weekend, partially because El Rey is showing a marathon of the entire run of the 1970’s INCREDIBLE HULK TV show over the weekend instead of their normal programming and partially because INTO THE BADLANDS season two is over. If you are a fan …

What’s On TV This Week (May 8 – May 14)

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This week starts slow, but gets busy. Plus, El Rey is still digging into the vaults weekday mornings to find some rare gems! Let’s start with the TV shows, though. WALKER, TEXAS RANGER is on WGN at 9:00 AM on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and on Inspiration at 2:00 AM, 3:00 AM and 9:00 PM weekdays. INTO THE BADLANDS is still in its second season …

The Kung Fu Golden Era… had The Internet Been Around

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As someone who got into the kung fu movie scene during the late 90’s, there’s always been a part of me which feels envious of those who got to experience the movies from the 70’s and 80’s golden era first hand, be it in a grindhouse cinema, or on an overly priced VHS tape. The sense of mystery, that came with movie watching back then …