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by Markgway
12 Oct 2018, 22:39
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Yeah, the Hui Brothers comedies were also popular throughout the decade, but until '77 there was precious little in the way of Cantonese martial arts.

Shaws were a little behind the curve compared to Golden Harvest, as they were in most things.
by Markgway
11 Oct 2018, 05:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4564
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Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Golden Harvest made the switch in 1977 with The Iron-Fisted Monk.

Went from there, really.
by Markgway
29 Sep 2018, 08:40
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 576014

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Guro Taku wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 18:11
some asshole two rows behind me yelled that he'd rather watch the film now instead of listening to all this
He should've been ejected and told to go watch it at home then.
by Markgway
16 Sep 2018, 02:24
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Mystery Road (2013-Australia) **
An Aboriginal cop investigates murder and drug corruption in the Outback.
Well-photographed, but very ponderous (and faintly pretentious) thriller
never bothers to solve its initial mystery or any of the sub-mysteries that crop up.
by Markgway
09 Sep 2018, 06:01
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396279

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

1980 Top Ten Hong Kong Movies: 1 Rising Sun 28/02/80- 10/04/80 43 $9,429,871.00 2 Big Brawl, The 16/10/80- 29/10/80 14 $5,776,530.00 3 From Riches to Rags 10/07/80- 24/07/80 15 $4,156,174.50 4 Disco Bumpkins 15/02/80- 29/02/80 15 $4,076,741.00 5 Spooky Bunch, The 22/05/80- 06/06/80 16 $3,597,016.50 ...
by Markgway
09 Sep 2018, 05:50
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396279

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

1986 Top Ten Hong Kong Movies: 1 A Better Tomorrow 02/08/86- 01/10/86 61 $34,651,324.00 2 Millionaires Express, The 30/01/86- 26/02/86 28 $28,122,275.00 3 Aces Go Places IV 30/01/86- 26/02/86 28 $27,012,748.00 4 Lucky Stars Go Places 20/06/86- 24/07/86 35 $23,109,809.00 5 Inspector Chocolate 19/12/8...
by Markgway
09 Sep 2018, 05:43
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396279

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Beasts(!) made more than twice the money The Young Master did. How fucked up is that?

EDIT: Actually, your lists don't appear to be accurate. Let me check.
by Markgway
07 Sep 2018, 02:04
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 576014

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Eye in the Sky (2015-UK-Canada) ***
Gripping, tense drama about the decision to drone strike Islamic terrorists in Kenya.
by Markgway
05 Sep 2018, 18:58
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Bey Logan in trouble
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Bey Logan in trouble

Did you grant it?
by Markgway
04 Sep 2018, 20:15
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9715
Views: 576014

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Left to Die aka Awaken (2014-USA) ** Girl searching for her missing sister in Mexico wakes up on a tropical island with a bunch of kidnapped strangers. Why? And who are the hard-nut soldiers hunting them? Pretty tolerable for a DTV actioner, with some old genre faces mixing it with the new. Never ri...
by Markgway
03 Sep 2018, 06:40
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Pirates of Blood River (1961-UK) **½
Not bad Hammer swashbuckler with Christopher Lee as a villainous, eye-patched French pirate.
by Markgway
02 Sep 2018, 18:16
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Free State of Jones (2016-USA-China) ***
Engrossing civil war drama in which an ideally cast Matthew McConaughey leads a southern rebellion against the Confederates.
The characters' resolve is inspiring, America's ultimate 'solution' dispiriting.
by Markgway
31 Aug 2018, 15:09
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Keeping Room (2015-USA) ***
At the end of the Civil War, two southern sisters (and their slave-maid) are forced to defend themselves against a pair of rogue, rapist union soldiers.
Quite bleak, but persuasive, and well-acted by lead actress Brit Marling.
by Markgway
27 Aug 2018, 16:45
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

chazgower01 wrote:
26 Aug 2018, 22:31
and the dynamic between Grandmother (Lisa Lu - who was also in the Joy Luck Club 25 years ago)
Never mind The Joy Luck Club, she was one of the stars of The 14 Amazons!
by Markgway
26 Aug 2018, 12:03
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4564
Views: 396279

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Best version is the Japanese Blu-ray (theatrical print).

HD, original mono.

Just add fan subs. :)
by Markgway
25 Aug 2018, 14:13
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

I probably should watch Predators again myself.

Edit: I gave it **½ in 2011 so it's probably not that bad as you say.
by Markgway
24 Aug 2018, 17:54
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9715
Views: 576014

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

No Escape (1994-USA) **½
Ray Liotta isn't an obvious choice for an action hero, but this future-set jungle prison flick is good fun.
by Markgway
24 Aug 2018, 17:44
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Unfortunately the Predator and Jack Ryan sets are both digipacks.

I can't sell a disc on its own and leave the film's name plastered all over the packaging.

An incomplete set is worse than having a film I won't watch.
by Markgway
24 Aug 2018, 06:26
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 576014

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Box sets are a pain in the arse sometimes.

I want Predator, and Predator 2, but not Predators.

I want Clear and Present Danger, but none of the other Jack Ryans, well, at least not the last two.

Individual foreign imports are an option for these, but at excruciating prices. :(
by Markgway
24 Aug 2018, 06:24
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396279

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Obviously I haven't read your book myself, but any review that invokes #metoo automatically loses my sympathy.

If you want to spend a chapter pouring over Amy's nip slip that's your prerogative, and you shouldn't be publicly shamed for it.
by Markgway
23 Aug 2018, 09:55
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

I find Jackie's English in Battle Creek Crawl better then in The Protector - where he struggles with tongue twisters like "Listen you creep, it's not the money we want...it's your ass!" The difference is that in 'Brawl' Jackie was speaking his dialogue phonetically, whereas in subsequent films he w...
by Markgway
21 Aug 2018, 23:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4564
Views: 396279

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Dragon Fist (1978, Hong Kong) But hkmdb lists two directors (the other is Lee Jeong-Ho), Jackie was the Action Director, and according to Jackie, Lo Wei wasn't even speaking to him by this point, so... This is the kind of movie that could really use a Bey Logan commentary! Lee Jeong-Ho is presumabl...
by Markgway
20 Aug 2018, 23:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9715
Views: 576014

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Devil's Knot (2013-USA) ** Average treatment of grim true story drama about three misfit teenagers accused of murdering three young boys in Texas. I believe there are documentaries that do a better job. The Lazarus Project (2008-USA-Canada-UK) **½ Prisoner Paul Walker is executed, awakens to find hi...
by Markgway
18 Aug 2018, 17:24
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 576014

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

chazgower01 wrote:
17 Aug 2018, 13:38
Broderick as the straight guy and Carrey as the antagonist I thought was a good team for a dark comedy.
I find Broderick a charisma vacuum.

I'd rather Ben Stiller had played that part himself.
by Markgway
13 Aug 2018, 13:52
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Camp on Blood Island (1957-UK) **½ Despite the horror movie title, this is a serious drama from Hammer, and pretty well done. Though the usual white guys as comic book Asians is a distraction. The Gauntlet (2013-USA) ** Not bad puzzle horror, a little reminiscent of Saw. Let down by naff ending.