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Z Storm 2014 Review: A Hong Kong Crime Thriller Starring Loius Koo

Michael Wong in a crime thriller? Normally that can’t be a good sign… And in fact the guarantor for B-movies once again proves that he…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Fantasy / Historical

‘Northmen: A Viking Saga’ 2014: The whole saga seems pre-ordained, pre-packaged

History credits the Vikings for discovering and attempting to colonize the New World. But in the movies, those rape-ruin-and-run raiders are always getting lost. They’re stranded on…

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New Dragon Gate Inn 1992: Donnie Yen really camps up his role

This is an all-star cast remake of King Hu’s 1967 classic “Dragon Inn”. The story is basically the same, but with a macabre, dark twist…

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Beast Cops Review: It isn’t an action film, it’s a character study

This simply terrific action-drama shows that HK Cinema isn’t dead yet. Writer Chan Hing-Kai and Gordon Chan (co-directing with Dante Lam) take their usual “cop…

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Zero Dark Thirty Review: Jessica Chastain plays CIA analyst Maya in Kathryn Bigelow’s film

The question of whether “enhanced interrogations” work is separate from whether they’re moral—a distinction Kathryn Bigelow’s film, but not all of its critics, understands. There…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Martial Art

Call of Heroes 2016: A Hong Kong martial arts movie with a lot of big stars

Enjoyable period film from Benny Chan with big stars, terrific action sequences and a ridiculously over-the-top performance from Louis Koo. As current Hong Kong Cinema…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Fantasy / Historical

Legend of Kolovrat Review: A Historical Russian Action Film

The movie was released in 2017 and was directed by the Russian director Dzhanik Fayziev. When the movie just came out even Putin watched it together…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Great Movies

Vigilante Diaries 2018: It’s definitely worth watching though and the characters are awesome.

Vigilante Diaries has the perfect blend of bullets, babes and bloodshed; it’s just a shame the second half feel like a different movie entirely. It’s…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Martial Art

Saving General Yang 2013: The film is an actual legendary one in China

Saving General Yang is a rushed gory and glory macho men on-a-mission movie that is held back by hokey stodgy tedium and as a result…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Thriller / Horror

Siberia 2018 Review: Keanu Reeves joins into an icy matrix of doom

For years, the most enduring urban legend about Keanu Reeves has been that he ‘donated’ approximately 90% of his $100 million earnings from the Matrix…

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