Category: Great Movies

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The Adventurers – It’s a cross between Mission: Impossible and James Bond

This movie was at 17% on Rotten Tomatoes for some bizarre reason. And as usual I disagree with the majority of critics. Sure, The Adventurers…

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God of War: Gordon Chan’s Martial-Arts Epic With The Two Star Vincent Zhao and Sammo Hung

A genre that dominated the 00’s in China and culminated with the massive success of John Woo’s Red Cliff. And Peter Chan’s The Warlords. The war epic has been…

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Vampire Cleanup Department Review: A Hong Kong comedy horror film directed by Yan Pak-wing and Chiu Sin-hang

Babyjohn Choi and a cast of industry veterans star in Yan Pak-wing and Chiu Sin-hang’s old-school genre comedy. After all, Vampire Cleanup Department (Cuong Thi Biet…

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Shanghai Affairs Review: The Most Martial Arts Movie Directed by Donnie Yen

Third in the Donnie Yen canon is the most coherent, but most mundane. A reworking of Bruce Lee’s Big Boss, it’s easily the most accessible…

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Red Cliff 2008: Director John Woo’s Epic Story Of the Battle of Red Cliff for Twenty Years

Director John Woo had wanted to film the epic story of the Battle of Red Cliff for twenty years. And it doesn’t disappoint. I had…

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Out of the Furnace 2013: Christian Bale’s impressive Action Film

This is only Scott Cooper’s second film as a director. But he already knows how to bring out lived-in authenticity in actors. His 2009 debut…

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14 Blades 2010: Donnie Yen Finally Discovers the 15th Blade Put There By the Weinsteins

A proactive Chinese emperor develops his own secret service protection unit in the form of street orphans trained to be elite martial artists. The Jinyiwei…

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City Under Siege 2010: The Film Is Considered X-Men Asia Version

There are good films and there are bad films, and then there’s City Under Siege. Benny Chan’s action/sci-fi/whatever thriller is a prime example of the…

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The Adventurers 2017: Andy Lau With his Tom Cruise impression in Hong Kong Action Film

In regards to his personal life, this hasn’t exactly been the best year for actor Andy Lau. At the start of the year Lau was…

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Kung Fu League 2018: The Martial Arts Flick Have Four of China’s Super Star

Kung Fu League has a fun concept and isn’t without its moments but the ridiculous finale and ropey visuals will put many viewers off. it…

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