The Man With The Iron Fists isn't bad if you imagine Russell Crowe…

Incidentally, this isn't too far from the truth. As reality would have it, Crowe (a main character in Iron Fists) spent all of ten days on set, channeling legendarily unhinged and deceased Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard. Said Robert "RZA" Diggs — the film's director and famed Wu-Tang producer — in the movie's … » 11/06/12 2:15pm 11/06/12 2:15pm

It's bloody explosions a-go-go in the first trailer for Wu-Tang rapper…

Witness the first, unapologetically over-the-top trailer for the RZA-directed, Quentin Tarantino-approved kung fu flick The Man With The Iron Fists. In the film — which hits theaters later this year — sees Lucy Liu killing feudal Chinese warriors with a fan, Russell Crowe moonlighting as a cowboy, and a character who… » 6/29/12 6:55am 6/29/12 6:55am

Ghost Dog: Why this katana-swinging hitman is an urban legend

Jim Jarmusch's 1999 thriller Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai is a stunning meditation on race, death, cultural cross-pollination, and Forest Whitaker killing gangsters. But what's most intriguing about Ghost Dog is how Jarmusch transforms the film's flesh-and-blood samurai into a nigh mythical wraith. Here's why this… » 2/28/11 3:20pm 2/28/11 3:20pm