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How Russell Crowe Found Inspiration In Ol' Dirty Bastard For 'The Man With The Iron Fists' & More From RZA & Lucy Liu

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 2, 2012 10:02 AM
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As writer, director and star of “The Man with the Iron Fists,“ rapper RZA finally brings his vision, and his career inspirations, to the big screen. The multi-hyphenate, who plays the Blacksmith in this twisty martial arts tale, was thrilled to be at the helm of a $20 million Universal film, but he knew that this project would immediately need to be distinguished from other similar movies.

Review: 'The Man With The Iron Fists' A Noble, But Overstuffed First Effort From RZA

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 1, 2012 10:03 AM
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“I’m the baddest man alive,” goes the chorus for one of the many hip hop songs in “The Man With The Iron Fists,” the directorial debut of RZA. The director is actually the subject of the song, as he plays the title character, a blacksmith seeking revenge for being wronged by a group of villains who sweep into China’s rowdy Jungle Village. But at a certain point, you have to wonder: why is he so bad? RZA, who has logged hours within the supporting casts of “American Gangster,” “Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai” and “Due Date,” plays the taciturn weapons maker with the same dour expression that suggests a dullard, which RZA certainly doesn’t seem to be. As a musician and lyricist, he is without peer, but as a leading man, his face hangs like Snoopy, his voice monotone and highlighting none of the musicality of his rhymes. That being said, the movie isn’t called “The Man With The Iron Charisma.”

Watch: Madame Blossom Trailer For 'Man With The Iron Fists' Plus 7 TV Spots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 16, 2012 2:10 PM
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While Lucy Liu hasn't really disappeared -- she's been working steadily -- her star power hasn't quite been at the heights it was circa "Charlie's Angels," but it certainly seems like she's blazing a comeback path. She's currently starring on CBS' Sherlock Holmes series "Elementary" and next month, she gets back into "Kill Bill" mode with RZA's "The Man With The Iron Fists." And a new teaser gives us a bit more of a peek of what she'll be bringing.

Russell Crowe & Lucy Liu Get Close In New Pics From 'The Man With The Iron Fists'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 3:22 PM
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What is there left to say about "The Man with the Iron Fists"? It's directed by Wu-Tang Clan member RZA, he directed it and co-wrote the script with Eli Roth and it's a goddamn kung-fu movie. Russell Crowe plays the villain and the movie has a pretty awesome soundtrack. If you don't have even a little bit of excitement in your heart for this we don't know what to tell you.

New Images Of RZA, Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe & More 'The Man With The Iron Fists'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2012 9:18 AM
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While everyone else dishes out movies based on true events, literary classics and aim for that awards season boullion, RZA will instead be serving up blood and blades in equal doses with this directorial debut "The Man With The Iron Fists." There will be few movies this fall offering up such unabashed, popcorn-ready entertainment, but a kung fu flick starring the rapper, Lucy Liu and Russell Crowe? Yeah, we're in.

New Pic From RZA's 'Man With The Iron Fists' That Will Hit Theaters On November 2nd

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2012 5:05 PM
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What do you get when you let RZA direct a kung fu movie he wrote with Eli Roth, presented by Quentin Tarantino? You get "Man With The Iron Fists" and as the first trailer revealed, it's not holding anything back.

So, Lucy Liu Is Going To Play Watson In The CBS Series 'Elementary'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 28, 2012 1:23 PM
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Wow, so CBS must be really scared of legal action from the creators of the BBC's "Sherlock," because otherwise this casting makes no sense at all: Lucy Liu will play Watson in CBS's Sherlock Holmes pilot, "Elementary."
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