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Mark Pollard

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  1. Check out Wrong Side of the Art for a huge collection of high-resolution genre and B-movie posters. There are 240 martial arts posters currently. http://wrongsideoftheart.com/category/action/martial-arts-action/
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    Black Dynamite (2009)

    BLACK DYNAMITE director Scott Sanders started an IAMA (Q&A) on Reddit a few hours ago. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/qtuyr/iama_scott_sanders_director_and_cowriter_of_black/
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    The Home Page

    You should be seeing ads in the header and near the footer.
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    The Home Page

    I think I may have fixed the problem but I'm flying blind, being unable to replicate the problem on my end. For anyone not able to see the top of the header, be sure to clear your browser cache and refresh the page before checking again. You should see the site's logo, menu and search bar above the ads.
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    The Home Page

    Must be an incompatibility issue with select browser versions. I'll see if I can fix it.
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    The Home Page

    How so? The Forums link is at the top of the page.
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    Sleeping Dogs: Video Game Announcement Trailer

    The star of this short is stunt actor Brian Ho. There's a good interview with him at Shotgun Gamer. http://shogungamer.com/news/13540/sleeping-dogs-interview-actor-brian-ho Also, the short was choreographed by Darren Shahlavi who recently appeared in IP MAN 2.
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    Mark Pollard's Wong Fei-hung bio

    Here is the more recent revision of the article. I fixed the missing text issue. http://www.kungfucinema.com/guide/wong-fei-hung
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    Kung Fu Wing Chun (2010)

    I was wondering about him. I was impressed by his performance, as well as by that of Yu Shao-qun who I understand has a background in Chinese opera.
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    Kung Fu Wing Chun (2010)

    Just finished watching this film and was pleasantly surprised considering my general lack of enthusiasm for modern martial arts films of late. A bit too talky in the first half but the fighting action was terrific. It's a great throwback to the wire-fu action of the early '90s. I agree with others that Bai Jing displayed a lot of promise. Due to her recent death we'll never know how many more MA films she would have done but I wish we could have found out.
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    Only God Forgives (2012)

    Refn could make an awesome martial arts filmmaker if he chose to move in that direction. He definitely knows how to showcase fighting action with distinctive style. I'm looking forward to this.
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    RIP Davy Jones of The Monkees

    Died today from a heart attack at the age of 66. http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/29/davy-jones-dead-monkees I enjoyed watching Davy and his cohorts on reruns of The Monkees when I was kid. Back in 1992 I had the good fortune to see Jones perform live onstage as the Artful Dodger in the Broadway musical Oliver.
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    Compliments to Mark for the (NEW) picture review bar.

    Having the latest KFC posts featured in the header site-wide was a feature I wanted to add for a long time but couldn't figure out a good way to do it until recently. By accident I realized that post thumbnails would also provide some nice rotating eye candy even if visitors choose not to click on the links. I'm pleased with the results, particularly as it does exactly what a header should do by clearly and boldly defining what the site is about.
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    Picky picky, yes, kung fu shoes 'IN' kung fu movies.

    It's not just the shoes. Whole outfits, hair styles, buildings, cars, horses, just about everything you see in many of these classic-era films set in an earlier period are historically inaccurate to some degree. Some examples are glaring such as the unshaven Qing-era foreheads in many films, the extras in '70s attire walking around in FIST OF FURY or circus outfits Chang Cheh had his Venoms Mob wear in all of their films. The main reason I don't count these as negatives is because Hong Kong and Taiwanese filmmakers were consistently inaccurate, from epic studio productions down to cheaply made indie flicks and from general production standards to exaggerated fighting. Like the wuxia films, Chinese operas, and martial arts novels that came before, these films kept their focus on entertainment within a realm of suspended disbelief. So do kung fu shoes annoy me? Nope.
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    Best Chick Fight..

    Awesome fight scene from action director Vlad Rimburg. The last time I saw his work was direction on " " starring Shawn Bernal and Emmanuel Manzanares. By the way, welcome to the forums Larnell.
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