Tag: taekwondo

Heroic Trio

Every April at the Gutter, the editors write about something outside their usual domains.  This month, Comics Editor Carol Borden writes about stars of action cinema. I like ladies of asskickery, women who can throw a punch or wield a sharp pointy weapon, preferably both. Since it’s April […]

2008 Madness Begins

The 2008 Midnight Madness films have been announced.  If you’re in Toronto then, you’ll have a chance to see movies like Chocolate, Detroit Metal City, JCVD and The Burrowers (no trailer) on the big screen. I’ma be there.

Chocolate: Ass-Kicking, Autism, Revenge

“Autism:  Blessing or Curse?” the trailer for Prachya Pinkaew’s Chocolate asks. Instead of being a mathematical prodigy or cattle- whisperer,  Jeeja Vismistananda stars as an autistic woman who’s learned “every fighting move recorded.” 

Revenge of the Lady Fighter

With the ladies of Forbidden Kingdom looking a little… lackluster, here’s some of the original white-haired bride, Brigitte Lin (Bride with White Hair and The East Is Red) and the original Golden Swallow, Cheng Pei-Pei (Come Drink With Me and The Lady Hermit).  And here’s some Angela Mao […]