bruce lee controversy

Who would have thought that in a film which ostensibly involved the Manson murders, one of the biggest talking points weeks later would center on Bruce Lee? Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood features Lee in a small role (played by actor Mike Moh), and after the film was released, Lee’s daughter objected to the way her father was depicted on screen.

There’s been a lot of discussion about that character’s portrayal in the film, and at a recent press conference in Moscow, Tarantino himself weighed in on the Bruce Lee controversy – but he may have just dug himself a slightly deeper hole. Read More »

once upon a time in hollywood bruce lee

As soon as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hit theaters, it predictably became a lightning rod for controversy — a time-honored tradition for nearly every film directed by Quentin Tarantino. Some controversies were less valid than others, but one that hit particularly hard was a flashback sequence to a fight between Brad Pitt‘s aging stuntman Cliff Booth and martial arts icon Bruce Lee (Mike Moh).

The scene was criticized by members of the Asian-American community and by Lee’s daughter herself, who condemned the film for treating Lee “in the way that white Hollywood did when he was alive.” But it turns out that the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Bruce Lee scene had an alternate ending that would have been even more controversial.

Spoilers for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood below.

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood family

Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is riding high after the director’s biggest opening weekend of his career. And while there have been plenty of thinkpieces written about the movie (as expected from any new Tarantino joint, especially one involving characters who are based on real people), it mostly seems well-liked, earning an 84% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of this writing.

But responses from family members of the real people who are depicted in the movie have been more divisive. Read on to hear how the families of Sharon Tate and Bruce Lee responded to seeing their family members portrayed on screen. Read More »


The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, dive into all of the Easter eggs, comic references, cameos and more from DC’s recently released Shazam! movie. Plus, watch as a combat expert analyzes and reviews some iconic weapons from the movies, and find out what happens when a film critic for Saturday Night Live used macrodosing to watch all of this spring’s new releases. Read More »

warrior trailer

In 1971, Bruce Lee pitched a concept for a TV series called The Warrior, following a martial artist in the American Old West. But the project fell through and the idea has laid dormant since. But about four years ago, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin teamed up with Cinemax to bring Lee’s never-produced idea to life.

Now Lee’s dream has been realized in the form of the Cinemax TV series Warrior, which is loosely based on his original concept. Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1800s, the series follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial artist who has immigrated from China and gets caught up in the Tong Wars taking over the city.

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Warrior Trailer

Almost four years ago, we wrote about how Fast & Furious director Justin Lin was teaming up with Cinemax to bring martial arts legend Bruce Lee‘s never-produced idea for a TV show to life. The series is called Warrior, and it’s finally coming to the small screen in 2019. Check out a brief trailer below.
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once upon a time in hollywood cast bruce lee

Here’s a rumor that’s officially been confirmed: Mike Moh is playing legendary martial artist/actor Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Moh joins a huge cast of actors who are playing a mix of real-life figures and fictional characters. More on Mike Moh as Bruce Lee below.

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Enter the Dragon remake

For many, the idea of remaking the 1973 Bruce Lee martial arts film Enter the Dragon may seem like a fool’s errand. But Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde filmmaker David Leitch is in early talks to do just that, taking over after versions from directors like Spike Lee and Brett Ratner never came to pass. Read on for more about the Enter the Dragon remake.
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The Toy Box is a recurring feature at /Film that rounds up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

This edition of The Toy Box has a great new figure for The Dark Knight from Batman: The Animated Series, a special Mandalorian backpack just in time for you to go back to school, a nice set of Marvel bookends to help keep all your comics organized and more.

Check out all the items in The Toy Box after the jump. Read More »

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The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

In this edition of The Toy Box, there’s quite a bit of new stuff coming to San Diego Comic-Con. The good news is that some of those items will be available for sale after the convention after first being sold at Comic-Con. There’s plenty of new Star Wars figures, a couple new Ghostbusters items, goodies for fans of Transformers, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Warcraft, Breaking Bad and much more.

See everything in this edition of The Toy Box after the jump. Read More »