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You Can Stream a Crazy Amount of Good Kung Fu on Netflix Right Now

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Netflix has a lot of kung fu, and almost all of it is great. I say almost because some of it is very terrible, such as Protector 2. Recently added to Netflix's roster and starring Muay Thai superstar Tony Jaa, the Protector 2 is the culmination of terrible CGI choices and a half-assed plot. Luckily, Netflix has much better to choose from. Read more...

The Long, Strange History of the Kung Fu Fighting Melody

Welcome to Reading List, Gizmodo's weekend roundup of the best writing from around the web. Today we've got great pieces from NPR, IEEE Spectrum, Chicago Magazine, Nautilus, and more. Read more...

The history of the stereotyped "Asian" melodic riff

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Carl Douglas's 1974 Kung Fu Fighting made it ubiquitous, but NPR found that the distinctive, stereotyped combination of rhythm and scale dates to the 19th century, and arrived at its exact nine-note form in the 1930s: "It doesn't come from Chinese folk music; it's just a caricature"

DeNA Releases 'Pirate Bash', It's Like 'Worms' and 'Angry Birds' Had a Baby

Yesterday publisher DeNA and developer Kung Fu Factory released their latest game called Pirate Bash [Free], and I'm honestly blown away by how much I'm enjoying it. You play as a crew of pirates on a ship, going port to port and waging battle against enemy pirates who are on land. The basic setup should

Crowdfunded project uses 3D motion capture to catalog ancient Kung Fu styles

The influence of Hong Kong action cinema stars like Bruce Lee lives on in today's cinema, but the ancient styles they based their techniques on are slowly dying out. There's now a crowdfuding project aimed at preserving the heritage of different Kung...

'Kung Fu Panda' Director Takes on 'Noah's Ark' Animated Comedy

Director John Stevenson's animated adventure 'Noah's Ark' follows an aardvark named Gilbert, who leads a group of animals to the ark. [...]

Kung Fu Panda Helmer to Direct Animated Noah's Ark Feature

Unified Pictures announced today that Academy Award-nominated director John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda) will direct the company?s first CG-animated feature, inspired by the story of Noah?s Ark, which is slated for completion in 2016.

Son Of Hong Kong Kung Fu Star Jackie Chan Nabbed In Beijing Pot Bust

A 32-year-old son of Chinese film icon Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing after police found more than 100 grams of marijuana at his home, the government-published China Daily reported today. The arrest of Jaycee Chan is part of a crackdown on drug use in the entertainment industry that has also netted actor Kai [...]

Martial Arts Fail of the Week: A Kung Fu Instructor With a Chuck Liddell-Level Beer Gut

Another weekend, another Martial Arts Fail of the Week. Today we don't have anything quite as scandalous as instructors telling you to shit yourself or claiming that defeating a wrestler is as easy as sidestepping a takedown. Instead, we have an example of the kind of shoddy martial arts techniques being taught in dojos across the country. Show More Summary

UFO Interactive - sale details

Samurai Sword Destiny, Zombie Slayer Diox, Johnny Kung Fu, Balloon Pop Remix, Johnny Hotshot, Johnny Impossible -- $1.99 until Sept. 2nd — Vernon Schieck (@kitroplious) August 12, 2014

Neko bringing multiple 3DS eShop games to Japan

Neko has announced plans to bring the following 3DS eShop titles to Japan. - Cocoto Alien: Brickbreaker - Kung Fu Rabbit The Cocoto title should be out by the year's end, but we have no release date info on Kung Fu Rabbit at this time. Link

'Frozen' Director to Write Disney Adaptation of 'A Wrinkle in Time'

3 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino Jennifer Lee, the first female director of a Disney animated feature film as well as the first female director to make $1 billion at box office (the previous high was… $650 million for Kung Fu Panda?), is taking on A Wrinkle in Time next. WHO'S GONNA PLAY MEG? [Variety] 0 Comments

Indie Trailer Sunday: Donnie Yen in 2010 Kung Fu Thriller '14 Blades'

"Fight!" Yep, you read that right - this film is from 2010. This film opened in China/Taiwan/Hong Kong way back in 2010, and was released on DVD in 2011, but never made it to the US. In fact, it's just now getting released in the US under the title 14 Blades, even though the original title was akin to The Brocaded Robe Guards. Show More Summary

Sam Worthington Shows Kung Fu Moves to Lara Bingle

Sam Worthington shows off his goofy side while enjoying a romantic stroll through Double Bay with his girlfriend Lara Bingle on Wednesday (July 30) in Sydney, Australia. During the outing, the 37-year-old actor showed off some of his Kung Fu moves to his 27-year-old girlfriend. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sam Worthington Over [...]

Newswire: Glee actor joins Crouching Tiger sequel

Get ready to see Lea Michele do some wire fighting, as kung fu meets Broadway in the sequel to the top-grossing foreign language film of all... okay, just kidding. It’s actually Harry Shum Jr., who plays football player-turned-dancer...Show More Summary

VIDEO: Kitten savagely attacks ceramic cat

A kung fu kitten was caught on camera seriously roughing up a ceramic rival. Hilarious footage shows the cute tabby pouncing on what he thinks is a real-life feline.

This Week In Trailers: The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, Batkid Begins, Kung Fu Jungle, Honeymoon

  Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget:...Show More Summary

Spectacular kung fu goal defies the laws of physics

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This amazing goal is why Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovi? is one of the very best in the world. Watch as he flies through the air, kicking the ball like he's some kind of kung-fu master and changes its direction with a twist of his foot. The goalie is so surprised by his move that he can just watch in disbelief. Read more...

‘Mad Monkey Kung Fu,’ Other Martial-Arts Classics Return to TV

Long after the 1980s heyday of syndicated B-movies, kung fu classics such as "The Five Deadly Venoms" and "Mad Monkey Kung Fu" are returning to television.

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