One of the things I really miss about editing Giant Robot magazine is assembling the reviews. Did you know that I actually purchased most of the movies that were listed in the TV Party section? I can’t really justify doing that any more, so I was stoked to receive a couple of interesting screeners from WellgoUSA. Back-to-back viewings of Tai Chi Zero and The Assassins doesn’t quite replace double features at the Kuo Hwa–which got me into Asian movies to begin with–but it’s as close as I get these days.
On behalf of WELL GO USA and Variance Films, Giant Robot invites to a special advance screening of award-winning steampunk-infused, kung-fu throw down TAI CHI ZERO, directed by Stephen Fung. TAI CHI ZERO will open theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, October 19 with a national release to follow. First come, first served. RSVP with your name & number of guests to: firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, October 17, 2012 7:30 PM Chinese 6 Theatres 6925 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90028 In legendary Chen Village, everyone is a martial arts master, using their powerful Chen Style Tai Chi in all aspects of their lives. Lu Chan has arrived to train, but the villagers are forbidden to teach Chen Style to outsiders, and do their best to discourage him by challenging him to a series of fights. Everyone, from strong men to young children, defeats him using their Tai Chi moves. But when a man from the village’s past returns with a frightening steam-powered machine and plans to build a railroad through the village at any costs, the villagers realize they may have no choice but to put their faith in Lu Chan… who has a secret power of his own. From the creators of Ip Man and Detective Dee, and featuring action directed by the legendary Sammo Hung,TAI CHI ZERO is a full on, steampunk-infused, kung-fu throw down that will knock you out of your seat.Continue reading