Category: Action / Aventure

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Here Alone Review: The film has compelling pieces, the whole lacks momentum and thrust

In the event of some catastrophic event or general cinematic post-apocalyptic scenario, I would die so fast. I’m not woodsy, nor am I any type…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Great Movies Martial Art

The Forbidden Kingdom 2008 Review: A martial arts adventure set in ancient China

The central character in The Forbidden Kingdom, Jason Tripitikas, is an adolescent boy obsessed with kung fu films.  However, despite the boy’s preoccupation. And an…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Fantasy / Historical

Chonicles of the Ghostly Tribe Review: A slightly epic science fiction fantasy adventure

It’s no secret at this point that the Chinese film industry is something of a juggernaut in the international box office. As their box office…

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The White Orchid 2018 Review: Definitely entertaining yet possibly too twisty at times

The film The White Orchid, was written and directed by Steve Anderson (This Lonely Place, The Big Empty). It was shown for the first time…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Martial Art

Dragon Tiger Gate 2006 Review: This is before Donnie Yen had fully developed his main style of action

Donnie Yen plays Dragon Wong, one son of Master Fu Hu Wong, a founder of the Dragon Tiger Gate academy. Nicholas Tse portrays the other…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Great Movies

Little Big Soldier Review: Jackie Chan puts his heart and soul into this movie

As he closes in on his 100th screen adventure. Jackie Chan turns to a project two decades in the making with Little Big Soldier. A…

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Vixen 2018 Review: This is a painfully lazy knock-off of a certain, well-known action film

An international conference on the future of cyber security held in China’s tallest building is interrupted by a group of terrorists taking advantage of the…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Great Movies

Operation Mekong Review: This film has some satisfying R rated moments with a fantastic cast

I’ve heard great things about this movie and the reviews were generally favourable when it came out a few months ago, so I was looking…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Drama / Romance / Comedy

Dealer/Healer 2017: This is a colourful film with a solid foundation to build a story upon

Set sporadically between multiple timelines, Dealer/Healer is a biopic about a former junkie drug dealer turn drug counsellor that struggles to capture the imagination. Dealer/Healer…

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The Accidental Spy 2001: A competent, entertaining action-adventure film from Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan’s 2001 film is a competent, entertaining action-adventure film, but ultimately a poor Jackie Chan movie. It’s still worth seeing, but after Project A, Police Story or Supercop, The…

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