Eran Creevy inspired by Hong Kong action for Welcome To The Punch

6th March 2013 -

 News

Eran Creevy was inspired by Hong Kong action cinema for 'Welcome To The Punch'.The director's latest film - which stars James McAvoy as a cop chasing after mastermind criminal Mark Strong with the help of...

John Travolta Looking Towards Vince Lombardi Biopic

21st September 2012 -

 News

John Travolta has been talking of some ideas for future projects at the opening of the Zurich Film Festival and they include a potential reunion with Face/Off director John Woo. “I’m also considering doing a...

So Who Is Demi Moore's Rumored Boyfriend Martin Henderson?

26th July 2012 -

 News

Demi Moore stepped out with the 37-year-old New Zealand born actor Martin Henderson in Connecticut this week, leaving fans of the Hollywood actress anxiously googling him to find out, well, who on earth he is....

Woo Honoured In Venice

4th September 2010 -

 News

Moviemaker JOHN WOO has picked up his second major film honour of the summer (10) - the director was awarded a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival in Italy on Friday...

Fascinating Fact 9587

1st July 2010 -

 News

Chinese director JOHN WOO has been honoured in his native Hong Kong for his contribution to the movie industry. The Face/Off moviemaker received the Silver Bauhinia Star in recognition of his efforts to boost Chinese...

Fascinating Fact 9303

13th May 2010 -

 News

Native Hong Kong director JOHN WOO will lead the jury at the Shanghai International Film Festival when the Chinese event takes place next month (12-20Jun10).

Rza To Remake Woo's Bullet?

4th January 2010 -

 News

Cult moviemaker JOHN WOO has given fledgling director ROBERT 'RZA' DIGGS permission to remake movie 1990 classic DIE XUE JIE TOU (A BULLET IN THE HEAD) after striking up a bizarre friendship with the WU-TANG...

Woo To Be Honoured At Venice Film Festival

22nd December 2009 -

 News

Chinese director JOHN WOO is to be handed a lifetime achievement honour at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.The Face/Off moviemaker, who began his career in Hong Kong before moving to Hollywood, will receive the coveted...

John Woo Interview

7th January 2009 -

 Interview

Now this is irony: While talking to John Woo, the legendaryHong Kong shoot-'em-up director whose films usually go through more ammunitionthan a small regional war, the subject turns to his heroes' predilectionfor large-caliber Beretta handguns....

John Woo Interview

7th January 2009 -

 Interview

"Do you want me to smile?" Navajo actor Roger Willie asks in a tone of voice that implies he'd rather not."I'm easy," I reply. "Do whatever feels right."Willie isn't accustomed to this press tour thing....

John Woo Movie Is China's Biggest Ever Seller

12th August 2008 -

 News

The first installment of JOHN WOO double-feature RED CLIFF has become the most successful movie ever in China. The film has passed the 300 million Yuan mark ($43.7 million/GBP21.85 million) after just 42 days in...

Blood Brothers

3rd August 2008 -

 Movie Review

John Woo turns up as a producer of Blood Brothers, and it's not too surprising since the film is a reimagining of an earlier Woo effort, Bullet in the Head, which has a similar setup...

Stuntman Killed On John Woo Film

10th June 2008 -

 News

A stuntman has been killed on the set of FACE/OFF director JOHN WOO's latest film after a raging fire broke out during a crash scene. Woo is currently making new movie Red Cliff in China...

Face/off

11th September 2007 -

 Movie Review

It's hard to remember the whooshing sighs of disappointment from his fans that greeted John Woo in 1996 when, after so many half-steps and mis-starts, he made his big Hollywood debut with the stolen-nuke thriller...

Woo Leaves Spy Hunter

4th June 2007 -

 News

Director JOHN WOO has reportedly pulled out of the forthcoming movie adaptation of hit video game SPY HUNTER. The project has been in the pipeline for years, with Hong Kong film maker Woo and star...

Woo And Yun-fat Still Friends

12th May 2007 -

 News

Director JOHN WOO has played down reports his long-time collaborator CHOW YUN-FAT's exit from his latest movie has irreparably damaged their relationship, insisting the actor remains a "good friend". Yun-Fat was expected to start filming...

Leung Re-signs To Woo Movie

20th April 2007 -

 News

LATEST: Hong Kong star TONY LEUNG has again agreed to star in director JOHN WOO's historical epic RED CLIFF, just days after CHOW YUN-FAT withdrew from the project. Yun-Fat was expected to start filming on...

Woo Develops Hard Boiled Video Game

18th January 2007 -

 News

Director JOHN WOO is developing a video game version of his 1992 Hong Kong action movie HARD BOILED. Woo is determined for STRANGLEHOLD, due for release in March (07), to be a faithful adaptation of...

Woo Faces Filming Restrictions

11th December 2006 -

 News

Director JOHN WOO has been forced to call upon special effects to recreate the stunning scenery of China's largest river in his new movie. The MISSION IMPOSSIBLE filmmaker was planning to shoot part of THE...

Virgin Turns Cage, Ritchie And Stewart Into Comic Book Creators

16th October 2006 -

 News

NICOLAS CAGE, director GUY RITCHIE and former EURYTHMICS star DAVE STEWART are turning movie ideas into new comic books as part of a new venture sparked by RICHARD BRANSON and DEEPAK CHOPRA. Entrepreneur Branson and...

The Man Who Tried Out For Superman Competes For He-man Role

7th July 2006 -

 News

SUPERMAN contender CHRISTOPHER SHOWERMAN has confirmed he's in the running to play another comic book superhero - HE-MAN. The GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE 2 star is reportedly competing for the role in JOHN WOO's new...

Fascinating Fact 742

2nd January 2006 -

 News

SMALLVILLE villain JOHN GLOVER has signed up to play SKELETOR in movie maker JOHN WOO's film version of HE-MAN....

Paycheck

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Sci-fi fans will see clear similarities between John Woo's action/thriller Paycheck and Paul Verhoeven's Total Recall (1991). Both deal with memory and identity, as adapted from stories by author Philip K. Dick. Both star thousand-watt...

Broken Arrow

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Broken Arrow is the first really big-budget film of the year, and you can tell right from the start that all the money went into one thing: blowing up helicopters.Classic action director John Woo,...

A Better Tomorrow

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

John Woo's ode to slow-motion blood splatters has earned raves from his adoring fans, but this tale of two brothers -- one good, one bad -- certainly has some much better contemporaries. Chow Yun-Fat...

Hard Target

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Hard target my ass.Of all of the dumb action flicks that I have seen, Hard Target is perhaps the easiest target of all to hit. It sits there, a bloated animal on the silver...

Bulletproof Monk

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Thank God for late April. Tax refunds, nice warm weather, and all of the movies that weren't quite good enough to come out in May show up in theatres. They're not fine art...

Hard Boiled

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Way back when, before John Woo was making shoot-em-ups Stateside, before Hong Kong became property of China once again, and before Chow Yun-Fat tried to prove to the world that he knows how to speak...

Windtalkers

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Action is John Woo's middle name. After directing frenetic flicks such as Mission: Impossible II, Face/Off, and Broken Arrow, I knew we would get enough bombs, blood and broken body parts to give his...

Spike Lee Directs Harrowing Aids Film

2nd May 2005 -

 News

SPIKE LEE has joined the list of directors making short films for a new UNICEF project after agreeing to turn a harrowing script written by his siblings into a movie. The movie mogul joins...

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