Articles by author: Noelle Geiger

COF Presents: The 40 Best Martial Arts Movies of 2010 – 2019 (& 10 of the Worst!)

COF Presents: The 40 Best Martial Arts Movies of 2010 – 2019 (& 10 of the Worst!)
By Noelle Geiger on Jan 03, 2020 at 05:23 PM in Karate Kill

What would the end of a decade be without a look back on the movies which came out of it? We may no longer be in the golden era of fight flicks, but one only needs to spend a few moments thinking of the past 10 years, to realize there’s still plenty of talent with the enthusiasm and skill to create a great martial arts movie. From new blood like Iko Uwais and Max Zhang, to members of the old guard like Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan, the 10’s was a decade which gave everyone their moment to shine.

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The Weekday Blues

By Noelle Geiger on Jan 22, 2019 at 08:09 PM in Noelle's Blog

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Cathedral City LGBTQ Days 2018

Cathedral City LGBTQ Days 2018
By Noelle Geiger on May 21, 2018 at 07:59 PM in Kirk Geiger's Productions, Kirk Geiger's Press

Cathedral City’s LGBT Days, scheduled for Easter Weekend, March 30 – April 1, will honor the LGBT community and celebrate the diversity of Cathedral City. The free weekend festival includes an opening night kickoff party, the 4th annual community LGBT Days bed race, live musical performances, outdoor dancing, food, beverages, and community booths.

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Kirk Geiger in Adopt A Sailor - Hi Desert Cultural Center

Kirk Geiger in Adopt A Sailor - Hi Desert Cultural Center
By Noelle Geiger on May 21, 2018 at 07:30 PM in Kirk Geiger's Productions, Kirk Geiger's Press

JOSHUA TREE — This Saturday evening, the Charles J. Evered House—an artist residency program of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center for artists who have served in the military or in conflict zones—is producing a benefit fundraiser and dramatic play reading of ADOPT A SAILOR, an award-winning comedy written by the program’s founder, CHARLES B. EVERED.

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Celebrity Table Talk

Celebrity Table Talk
By Noelle Geiger on Jan 11, 2018 at 12:21 AM in Kirk Geiger's Press

Welcome to the magical month of December; where people are decking the halls, lighting the candles, packing the malls and not wearing sandals.

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Poop Culture Podcast - Karate Kill Review

Poop Culture Podcast - Karate Kill Review
By Noelle Geiger on Jul 30, 2017 at 12:26 AM in Karate Kill, Kirk Geiger's Press

After losing touch with his sister a young Japanese fella named Kenji (Hayate) is finally given the opportunity to search for her. But as she's gone missing on the other side of the world trying to make it under the bright lights of LA, where does he start? Fortunately for him a kick in the face translates into exactly the same thing all over the world.

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Nerdly - Karate Kill Review

Nerdly - Karate Kill Review
By Noelle Geiger on Jul 28, 2017 at 12:05 AM in Karate Kill, Kirk Geiger's Press

Karate Kill is yet another slice of cinematic madness from Mitsutake, one that harkens back to the days of Godfrey Ho’s choppily-edited ninja movies, the epics of Sonny Chiba and those grainy VHS-era relics of kung-fu cinema that inspired a generation of filmmakers (and rappers, cough, Wu-Tang Clan, cough). Only it’s also filled with the type of exploitation action that is typically reserved for horror films.

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The Critics Den - Karate Kill: A Bizarre Treat for Action Fans

The Critics Den - Karate Kill: A Bizarre Treat for Action Fans
By Noelle Geiger on Jul 21, 2017 at 05:32 PM in Kirk Geiger's Press, Karate Kill

I am a product of the mid-’80s, which means I grew up in the golden age of the action movie. I am not ashamed to say that I will still watch any Jean-Claude Van Damme movie if it is on TV.

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Film Threat - A Very Sordid Wedding Review

Film Threat - A Very Sordid Wedding Review
By Noelle Geiger on Jul 05, 2017 at 06:43 PM in Kirk Geiger's Press, A Very Sordid Wedding

There’s a lot of fun to be had trolling the glorious cultural dumpster fire that is Texas. This state larger than many countries has enough cultural diversity, even accidentally, to provide wild contrast between conservative and progressive, religious faith and unbelief, gay and straight, tradition and change. The deeply individualistic Texans tend to pick and choose which traditions to keep and which to flout.

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Film Combat Syndicate - Kills With Karate, And Lots Of It!

Film Combat Syndicate - Kills With Karate, And Lots Of It!
By Noelle Geiger on Mar 20, 2017 at 12:35 AM in Karate Kill, Kirk Geiger's Press

Prior to 2014, I had not been hugely familar with director Mitsutake Kurando's work. Then, following Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf in 2009, Gun Woman happened and it essentially, vociferously, put him on my radar as I'm sure it did for many folks in festivals as well as other niche viewers who may all agree on the consensus here: His is a no holds barred, unapologetic, down and dirty, retro style of direction, done so with a sheer sense of clarity and understanding on how to assemble an action film, and importantly, without selling his performers short.

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Reviews

"Top marks in that department for Kirk Geiger’s Charles Manson style cult leader in charge of Capital Messiah, a truly nasty bad guy who rantings and ravings are the polar opposite of the silent but deadly protagonist Keiji."
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