By Dr. Craig D. Reid The Expendables is a film that based on what is being written about its box office numbers seems to have some inside backing that tries to make a big deal of a miniscule deal, which once again shows how in some circles in Hollywood, film production wise and media wise […]
By Dr. Craig D. Reid Earlier this year, my wife and I became Board of Directors of the Shin Koyamada Foundation (SKF), a non profit foundation in which one of the goals is to raise funds for their Martial Arts Scholarship Program so kids of lesser means can be given the chance to enroll […]
By Dr. Craig D. Reid The Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan starring The Karate Kid (2010) and its predecessor the Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita starring The Karate Kid (1984) has a unique balance of yin-yang philosophy seeped in martial traditions and chances are you’ll probably never recognize it unless you understand martial arts history, […]
By Dr. Craig D. Reid The one thing you can count on in a Shrek movie is that the action sequences are based on something obviously familiar. However, with Shrek the Third (2007) and the latest (and last) installment to the franchise Shrek Forever After, only to the knowing eye or ear will recognize that […]
By Dr. Craig D. Reid How many times have you thought how cool would it have been to watch the likes of Toshiro Mifune as Sanjuro, Shintaro Katsu as Zatoichi or Tomisaburo Wakayama as Itto Ogami to burst out of their routine fight seams against a handful of frozen faced attackers and go completely ballistic […]
By Dr. Craig D. Reid Look what happens to the crow when he crosses a praying mantis. Talk about the crow being bugged.