the quarantine stream warrior

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Series: Warrior

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max

The Pitch: Based on ideas from the legendary Bruce Lee, Warrior is kind of like Deadwood meets Peaky Blinders with martial arts.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Warrior is one of those shows that seems to be under the radar. I’ve seen people talk about it from time to time, but not extensively. And that’s a damn shame because folks, this show rules. It’s a stylish, ultra-violent, action-packed series about people beating the shit out of each other. What’s not to love?

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Warrior Trailer

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • HBO’s In Treatment returns with a new cast
  • Warrior, come out to plaaaay
  • Hulu’s Pam & Tommy rolls the “dice” with a couple new cast members
  • Rob Delaney signs on to a new Showtime series
  • Amazon’s The Boys spin-off fills another key role
  • And more!

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Hot Rod - Needle Drops in Movies

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, Patrick (H) Willems provides a guide to pop music needle drops in movies, from The Graduate to Boogie Nights and many more in between. Plus, stuntmen react to impressive fights and action sequences in movies like Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Red Cliff, Warrior, and more. And finally, Casey Affleck takes a look back at his most memorable characters, including Manchester by the Sea and Gone Baby Gone. Read More »

Cuyler Smith Trading Cards

Gallery 1988 unleashed a new show this past weekend, and for all you collectible fans out there, artist Cuyler Smith is back with another installment of his Trading Cards artwork. This is the fourth solo show that has taken various athletes and sports from film and television and given fictional characters their own trading cards, just as if they were available in the store to buy. Check out the latest Cuyler Smith trading cards collection below, and find out how to get them. 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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Gavin O’Connor has directed two movies that should’ve had bigger audiences. Miracle did respectably at the box office, but that inspiring drama still felt slightly overlooked the year it came out. O’Connor’s 2011 film, Warrior, opened to positive reviews but a weak opening at the box office. The movie, which reportedly cost $25 million, made under $14 million in the States. It was a shame seeing a movie that sincere not connect, but the film has found some fans over the years. Maybe not enough fans to make a Warrior 2 a reality, but that’s not stopping O’Connor from considering a sequel.

Below, read what O’Connor had to say about a Warrior sequel.

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Bruce Lee TV series

Director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious series, True Detective season 2) is taking inspiration from the writings and concepts of Bruce Lee to create a new TV show. Warrior is being developed for Cinemax based on notes Lee put together for a TV series he never got to develop properly before his untimely death at age 32.  Read More »

Oscar season is over, and so we’re at the point where everyone can spend a day or two talking about the actual winners before moving on to enjoying the great bounty of films that 2012 has to offer. But before we move on, take one last moment to enjoy a fake Oscar tribute reel. This one is for all the films that didn’t get nominations in 2012. There’s a good chance that one of your favorite filmmakers is represented here. Read More »

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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam argue about the quality of Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior, offer praise for this season’s Justified (check out the new JustifiedCast here!) and wonder what the hell the MPAA is doing these days. Special guest Joanna Robinson joins us from Pajiba.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us at Slashfilm’s Live page on Sunday (1/29) as we discuss The Grey.

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