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by Masterofoneinchpunch
17 Apr 2017, 23:33
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Legendary Weapons of China (1982: Lau Kar-leung: Hong Kong)
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Legendary Weapons of China (1982: Lau Kar-leung: Hong Kong)

"See, he can put his guts back inside." -- audience member "Your beard is on your nose." -- Hsiao Ho Chinese title (十八般武藝) roughly translated as 18 ways of martial arts/skills This film starts off with the ubiquitous in Hong Kong cinema at the time, the staged credit opening, wit...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
31 Jan 2017, 22:42
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9449
Views: 500163

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

Markgway wrote:Hmm... **** films are very rare.

I think the last one I watched was either Groundhog Day or Rear Window.


Both films I think very highly of and have seen multiple times each.
by Masterofoneinchpunch
31 Jan 2017, 18:44
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9449
Views: 500163

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

American History X (1998-USA) ***½ Powerful, potent examination of racism isn't afraid to ask tough questions; one of the most important films of the decade. Excellent performance from Edward Norton. ... What films do you rate at ****/****? Agreed on this film, though I might even give it that rare...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
30 Jan 2017, 19:22
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Paper Marriage (1988: Sammo Hung: Hong Kong/Canada)
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Paper Marriage (1988: Sammo Hung: Hong Kong/Canada)

Chinese title: 過埠新娘 roughly means Passport Bride. There is another Hong Kong film with the same title from Shaw Brothers in 1959. That film was a reworking of Hollywood’s Waterloo Bridge (1940). “Sex maniacs, porno representatives. I’m excited to see you” Romantic comedies are generally a pretty pre...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
20 Dec 2016, 19:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9449
Views: 500163

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

Die Hard (1988): 4.5/5 Action classic that I really enjoyed watching, can't believe its nearly 30 years old :o Seems to show how much time has moved on however when I'm sure you'd see more violence in 15 rated movies these days though. I remember seeing it first in the theater (Vintage Faire which ...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
20 Dec 2016, 19:22
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 600
Views: 87091

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

moonleak/morgoth: since the site resetted technically you could probably log on :).
by Masterofoneinchpunch
22 Nov 2016, 17:01
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 600
Views: 87091

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

KFC has been down for a few days (for me at least) getting a configuration error when i try and access the site.Hopefully it's a temporary problem. Down for all. Not sure what the issue is. I like seeing the 500 Error though better than the first problem where it did not show anything. I'll make a ...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
14 Nov 2016, 19:33
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: The Private Eyes (1976: Michael Hui: Hong Kong)
Replies: 3
Views: 2828

Re: The Private Eyes (1976: Michael Hui: Hong Kong)

OK my message just got wiped out when going to full editor mode. That is a big argh. Let me paraphrase what I wrote. Thanks for the comments. I always appreciate comments. Sometimes one might spend an inordinate amount of time on a review only to get no comments and/or only likes. I agree comedy is ...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
11 Nov 2016, 22:34
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6171
Views: 290389

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

icheckmovies search engine is rubbish.trying to add Big Game to my watched list for 2015,it doesn't come up in the search box yet if i google icheckmovies Big Game it comes up,i see no way of adding it to my list though. For foreign films you have to grab the IMDB main title name in the foreign lan...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
11 Nov 2016, 22:31
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: The Private Eyes (1976: Michael Hui: Hong Kong)
Replies: 3
Views: 2828

The Private Eyes (1976: Michael Hui: Hong Kong)

Michael Hui is to Comedy what Bruce Lee is to the Martial Arts: they both reign supreme. Law Kar from "Michael Hui: A Decade of Sword Grinding" in A Study of Hong Kong Cinema in the Seventies (Hong Kong Urban Council) Chinese title (半斤八兩): literal translation Half a catty eight two a collo...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
09 Sep 2016, 22:54
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9449
Views: 500163

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

Souls for Sale (1923: Rupert Hughes) Silent There are many reasons we watch movies. I work off lists and recommendations (of course I do love movies) and I consider myself having a decent knowledge of silent. I first had heard of this when Roger Ebert* made this one of his Great Movies – a list he ...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
07 Sep 2016, 17:17
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9449
Views: 500163

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

The Return of the Pink Panther (1974-UK-USA) *** Welcome return for Clouseau and co. Ideal to brighten up a dull day. Sellers is THE ONLY Inspector and Herbert Lom is hilariously mad. Always have enjoyed this film. I think I like it even more now than I did in the past. I've seen it at least 10 tim...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
01 Sep 2016, 22:17
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9449
Views: 500163

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

The Whole Town’s Talking (1935: John Ford) I have been reading a wonderful biography on John Ford by Scott Eyman (whose biography on John Wayne is quite good) so I thought it would behoove me to see a John Ford film I had not seen before. This is one of his lesser known talkies, possibly because th...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
25 Aug 2016, 18:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9449
Views: 500163

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

I'm a huge Karloff fan and I think he is the better actor of the two. Now I like Bela Lugosi too but unfortunately the drug addiction he had started to wear him down later in his career where Karloff's health and back issues slowed him down as he got older -- but he still had the voice which he coul...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
24 Aug 2016, 19:16
Forum: General Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Re: The 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century

Out of their list I'm missing 6 out of the 20 you wrote. What I put together so far: 1. Spirited Away (2001: Hayao Miyazaki): One of my favorite animated films of all time. There was something completely magical for this movie to me. 2. Throw Down (2004: Johnnie To): There is a certainly ineffable e...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
24 Aug 2016, 17:09
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9449
Views: 500163

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

I've seen Lugosi in other films and never been impressed; it was his presence that made him memorable. Regardless, I may revisit them at some point. I'm working my way thru the Universal Monsters Box Set. Boris next. In terms of direction, cinematography, getting performances out of actors -- James...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
16 Aug 2016, 17:10
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9449
Views: 500163

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

47 Ronin (2012-USA-Japan) **½ Or... The Last Samurai with monsters! Actually, this was better than I expected, and would've been rated higher had it focused less on CGI effects (apparently Universal's fault). It's a shame it bombed. A subdued Keanu Reeves capably fits the quiet, noble hero role, an...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
06 Aug 2016, 00:53
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6171
Views: 290389

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Oh Yeah: The Freshman is an upgrade. Already have seen the film several times. Harold Lloyd is quite underrated in my opinion (I'm a huge Buster Keaton fan BTW as well.) Repo Man is an upgrade. I have a previous edition that is a license plate box set. Crumb is an upgrade, one of my favorite documen...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
02 Aug 2016, 00:35
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9449
Views: 500163

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

M (1931-Germany) **½ Dated, though still reasonably effective thriller about the hunt for a child murderer. The finale tends toward preaching and is unduly abrupt, but for most part this is worthwhile. As you whistle In the Hall of the Mountain King when you go out in public. I thought Lorre was fa...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
19 Jul 2016, 00:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9449
Views: 500163

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

Mo wrote:Off the top of my head the only other movie I've seen with Douglas is The Villain 1979.

I've seen that too. :D It is so goofy. What do you think of it?
by Masterofoneinchpunch
19 Jul 2016, 00:55
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6171
Views: 290389

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

I've seen all but California Suite and Unconquered though 2010 has not been seen since VHS days. Spotlight had won Academy's Best Picture award so I had to see it since I've seen all the other winners. I'm a big Bob Hope fan so I saw these as soon as I got them. I'm also a W.C. Fields fan. http://ec...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
18 Jul 2016, 22:18
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Anyone active on the hkmdb?
Replies: 15
Views: 3431

Re: Anyone active on the hkmdb?

I believe it is on the website (could always be wrong on this, but it seems more than coincidental that both of us have seen it appear rather recently). No idea on how to get rid of it. I hate it.
by Masterofoneinchpunch
18 Jul 2016, 17:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9449
Views: 500163

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

... Also watched The Burbs. Great movie, although not as great as I remember. So I had to give masterofoneinchpunch credit for calling me out on it asking why I had it ranked so high. I still like the film. I actually still reference it now and then: especially the house and a few scenes. I had see...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
18 Jul 2016, 17:24
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Anyone active on the hkmdb?
Replies: 15
Views: 3431

Re: Anyone active on the hkmdb?

New computer, new browser. Now every time I click on a new HKMDB page I get an annoying pop up at the bottom right of my screen. It belongs to Chikita(?) Anyone else had this issue? Google search tells me it's virus/malware, but I checked my programs for any new installs and there was nothing. Also...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
14 Jul 2016, 23:19
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 600
Views: 87091

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Someone posted a quote complaining that the reboot stereotyped men -- as if!?! I merely said that would make up for decades of women in Hollywood being portrayed as bitches, slaves and whores. True story. Pages upon pages of sexist bile, but my pro-women comment gets me a five-day suspension. No lo...

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