Kill La Kill – Must See

Plot Summary: Ryuuko Matoi carries a large weapon shaped like half of a pair of scissors. She’s looking for the woman with the other half, who killed her father. Satsuki Kiryuuin, student council president of Honnouji Academy, is said to know the woman’s identity, so Ryuuko transfers there. Those who arrive at the school receive a special “goku uniform,” and Satsuki has used that power to rule the school in fear.

A fantastic anime from the creators of Gurren Laggan, with the same spirit and fire that fueled that anime and I especially love the style. You will always be routing for Ryuuki Matoi in the story and this is one of the best developed storylines I have seen in a long time, you can’t help but love all the characters, this is a rare breed of anime. And there is a fantastic twist towards the end that really gets you riled up. The action is nonstop if a lot of fan service nudity, but there is no episode that leaves you disappointed, and full of humor of every kind. If you have any inclination towards anime then this is a must, and if you haven’t seen it then you are really missing out.

Pacific Rim – Trailer

Holy Crap this movie is going to be EPIC!!! I can’t wait to see it, Giant Monsters invading earth and human’s built Giant Robots to fight them, THIS CAN’T GET ANY BETTER!!! Can’t wait to see this movie! I can’t wait to see what Guillermo del Toro has up his sleeve!

When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.

Review: Raid – The Redemption

A SWAT team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

This movie just couldn’t get any better, for the first part of the movie I couldn’t figure out what language it was at first I thought it was Thai but still it was a bit different. The movie starts off intensely, a group of Elite cops planning to take down a Drug King Pin, except they were a little over their heads. Things start off pretty good but when one thing goes wrong its a domino effect, and the fighting is intense, and nonstop, I literally mean nonstop, these guys just didn’t stop, an endless supply of bad guys. If you are a looking for an action packed martial arts movie then this is it, it delivered on everything that was promised. Loved it. Turns out its an Indonesian movie, no wonder I couldn’t figure out the language.

Link: IMDB

Samurai Demise

Up until the 1800s there were Samurais in Japan, then came the battle between the gun and the sword, but the Samurai spirit still lives within the Japan. The sad part is that even the acting roles of Samurai practitioners has decreased drastically over the past few years. I don’t even remember seeing a really good Samurai movie in a while, these guys practice sword fighting constantly to perfect their form, and it would be a huge loss if we lost this art form.

Review: Spartacus

Betrayed by the Romans. Forced into slavery. Reborn as a Gladiator. The classic tale of the Republic’s most infamous rebel comes alive in the graphic and visceral new series, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”. Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasures will constantly test Spartacus. To survive, he must become more than a man. More than a gladiator. He must become a legend.

Below is a slight short warning of the show but it doesn’t even define the gruesomeness of this show, you think that it couldn’t get any crazier but it does and they set their limits very far.

Spartacus depicts extreme sensuality, brutality and language that some viewers may find objectionable.

The show is a historical portrayal of ancient Roman Society and the intensity of the content is to suggest an authentic representation of that period

This show took a quick turn for the better, it got a mixed reception of people liking it and disliking it. I for one wasn’t too keen on it from the first few episodes since the graphics seemed a bit cheap, but I was very mistaken, it takes a quick turn for the better and very quickly. As the statement above says its a graphic representation of that period, not the noble kind we are used to seeing of Romans but the raw and ruthless that would show of the time. The show revolves around Spartacus and the Gladiators, and it is filled with twist after twist. The show is just greatly thoughout and its different the show Rome that people might compare it to, its not for everyone’s appetite but nonetheless an amazing show which I’m looking forward to season 2 and not sure what to expect and the ending is epic.

Link: TV

Bruce Lee’s ‘Green Hornet’ Screen Test

This screen cast brings back memories, there is no man on earth that isn’t a fan of Bruce Lee, every Martial Artist after him could never surpass what he did. He brought martial arts to a new level, that exceeding normal expectations, and his speed is amazing in the video. Jackie Chan is a different kind of martial artist, a lot of people compare Jet Li to Bruce Lee because of his speed, but even in this Screen Test Bruce Lee is extremely cast. What surprised me honestly is his grasp of the english language and your talking about 50 years ago which is a different time. What’s also funny is the man refers to them as “Orientals” which could be considered political incorrect in these times, and that old man kept moving after Bruce Lee made his move. For such a short life he has had an impact on the cinema and martial arts world that nobody could compare to.

Link: Cinematical

Marvel vs. Capcom 3

These types of old arcade fighting games from Capcom are still one of those entertaining games with lots of fighting going on. Ryu kicking the Hulks ass, and Iron Man blowing Sagat away, just a lot of fun pilled up into a simple game. I think the gameplay is improved in this one since after Street Fighter IV the bar was set pretty high. The screen shots look pretty good with the same Street Fighter IV feel to it, even though I know I will probably have my ass handed to me with these games, its always about the combination you can pull off.

Link: Kotaku

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Cup Of Tears – Samurai Short Film

Plot Summary:

Cup Of Tears follows a scorned geisha who creates a magical cup made of tears that causes any man who drinks from it to fall into a permanent sleep. One night the cup is stolen, setting off a chain of events that threatens civil war amongst the clans. Taro, a gifted samurai, sets out to find the cup and one who can break the spell.

I saw this short feature film and thought “where the hell is this movie”, only to know that this is still in development. Now this would be a very cool movie, I love martial airts/Japanese movies such as these, they are so damn cool and fun to watch. The story looks good and the fightign scenes are just amazing, I wish I could handle a sword like that.

Link: Geektyrant

Review: District 13:Ultimatum

Two years have passed since elite police officer Damien Tomasso (Cyril Raffaelli) teamed up with reformed vigilante Leito (parkour originator David Belle) to save the notorious District 13, a racially charged ghetto populated by violent drug dealing gangs and vicious killers. Despite government promises to maintain order, the state of the district has deteriorated, and a group of corrupt cops and elected officials are conspiring to cause civil unrest in D13. Now Damian and Leito must join forces again, and use their mastery of martial arts and their unique physical skills to bring peace to the neighborhood by any means necessary

District B13 is a gritty, high-flying, no-holds-barred thrill ride. The acrobatic Cyril Raffaelli and David Belle are back with their brand of Parkour ass-kicking to try to save the roughest district of Paris. Cop and criminal, working together, they take on a government that is one button-press away from blowing up their home.The action is a high energy combination of leaps, flips, fights, and car stunts. Never boring, always ridiculous, and constantly fun. One of the most intense action movies I have seen in a while, with a decent story line but the parkour martial arts really makes up for it and the dynamic range of characters.

Link: IMDB

Review: Blood and Bone

Story centers on an ex-con (Michael Jai White) who takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend. A promise that will take from fight to fight to reach the goal of saving his friend’s family from the king pin of the streets. I knew this was an all fighting movie but I wasn’t expecting much from the script but turned out to be better then I expected. Some scenes were overplayed but overall a nice martial arts movie with some story to it, and when you get caught up with the fight hoping to see the other guy get beat up you know that your enjoying it. The choreographed action was pretty good sinceits realistic, a few parts could have been done a bit better but you can tell that Michael Jai White is a real martial artist after all, White is a bad ass who actually knows, and practices multiple martial arts — Shotokan, Tae Kwon Do, Kobuo, Goju Ryu, Tang Soo Do, Wushu and Kyokushin. I wouldn’t want to piss of this guy.

Link: IMDB