Category: Great Movies

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Secrets In The Hot Spring Review: A horror-comedy with heart

A strong chemistry shared by the characters, each with a distinct personality, makes this Taiwanese film watchable. The story: High-school student Xiao Gin’s (Chang Ting-hu) grandparents…

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Charlie Chaplin’s The Tramp: One of Cinema’s Most Iconic Scenes From This Movie

One of the most famous scenes in all of cinema was filmed here in the hills above Niles. Along Alameda Creek, a stream that drains…

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Posted in Drama / Romance / Comedy Great Movies Martial Art

A Chinese Odyssey 1995 Review: A Classic Hong Kong comedy and martial arts from Stephen Chow

Jeffrey Lau’s A Chinese Odyssey: Pandora’s Box transformed from a critical flop into one of Hong Kong’s penultimate cult films. Looking back it’s pretty baffling…

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No Escape Review: Pierce Brosnan’s action movie that worth to watching

One of the more intriguing types of films to me is one that opens my eyes to unfamiliar cultures or climates from around the world. …

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Review: The film is glossy but tedious

Jane Austen would definitely not have approved of this big-screen version of Seth Grahame-Smith’s convoluted bestseller. Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice  (Kieu Hanh Va Dinh…

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The Thousand Faces of Dunjia Review: Mixture of action and comedy

Every day while CFI’s Hollywood readers take in the business of the Chinese film industry. The actual movies can sometimes seem exotic or remote. But…

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Left Behind Review: Nicolas Cage’s Movie Is Biblical in Its Silliness

“What is this music?” is the very first thing I wrote in my notebook while watching Left Behind. Two pages later, I wrote again, “No, seriously,…

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The Last Vampire Princess Review: Somewhat amateurish but enjoyable

Contemporary Moscow. When eighteen-year-old Pasha rescues a beautiful young woman from a band of strangely powerful attackers, he discovers an underworld of supernatural beings living…

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Once Upon A Time In China 1997 Review: Jet Li is wonderful as always as the hero from China

A passable final film in the popular franchise. Once Upon A Time In China And America feels rushed in every way but still manages to entertain….

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The November Man Review: The movie uses one particular action-flick trope

It’s hard to believe Roger Donaldson has never directed a James Bond movie. His filmography—heavy on spies (The Recruit); pulp politics (No Way Out, Thirteen Days);…

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