Month: December 2019

Posted in Drama / Romance / Comedy

Magic Kitchen 2004: A Romantic Drama With Couple Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng

The annual Sammi Cheng Lunar New Year film tries its best to be a sophisticated romantic drama. But the result feels more clinically manufactured than…

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Writer Wanted the Movie Split in Two

There’s a lot going on in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. From the introduction of several new MacGuffins to the completion of pretty much every…

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My Wife Is 18: A Charming Movie Because Of Its Storyline

My Wife is 18 (Vo toi 18 tuoi) is a charming movie because of its storyline, but with that in mind, then it is also…

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There are 5 Ways ‘Star Wars’ Can Move Past the Skywalker Saga

It’s been 42 years, but the Skywalker saga is now finished. While The Force Awakens introduced the franchise far, far away to a new generation by mirroring what…

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Nine Girls and a Ghost: Edison Chen Took Lead Role in An Enjoyable Laughter Film

Since he was a kid, Wai realized that he had to work hard to achieve his own status. One day when he hurries for a…

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“Never Goin’ Back”: Subverts the Slacker Comedy, But to What End?

The first thing that came to my mind after watching Never Goin’ Back was “oh, it’s a female version of Dude, Where’s My Car?” and…

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Posted in Martial Art

Swordsman II: Jet Li’s martial arts thrillers Inspired by Jin Yong’s Novel

In this second of three “Swordsman” martial arts thrillers. The swordsman Ling Jet Li is traveling with his sister to a religious retreat when they…

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Flirting Scholar 2: The Movie is a sequel to Flirting Scholar’s Stephen Chow

Huang Xiaoming and Zhang Jingchu are not enough to save this tired and remarkably unfunny sequel to Lee Lik-Chee’s 1993 blockbuster Flirting Scholar. Not starring Stephen…

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In The Land of Steady Habits, Nicole Holofcener Explores Uncharted Territory

Anders Hill (Ben Mendelsohn), the self-sabotaging mess at the center of Nicole Holofcener’s sixth feature film, The Land of Steady Habits, isn’t the sort of…

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Stevan Mena completes his horror trilogy with “Malevolence 3: Killer”

It was four years ago, in the midst of shooting “Malevolence 3: Killer” in the Lehigh Valley, that filmmaker Stevan Mena came to the realization…

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