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by Yi-Long
23 Nov 2014, 14:43
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9560
Views: 527830

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

If any film is going to change your opinion of Brosnan for a couple of hours it will be The Matador, Seraphim Falls isn't bad either. Oh and Daniel Craig's bond reboot DID save the franchise (not because of Craig though), the Brosnan era had hit a dead end with a vengeance with arguably the two wor...
by Yi-Long
23 Nov 2014, 03:07
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9560
Views: 527830

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

I've never liked Brosnan. In anything. Couldn't even get through any of his Bond-movies. Just hate him. A lot. :? i've never cared enough abut any actor to actively hate them.not a fan maybe that's fine but there's probably a good reason we are posting on message boards and Brosnan is still in regu...
by Yi-Long
23 Nov 2014, 02:58
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9560
Views: 527830

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

People forget that each of Brosnan's 007 movies broke series box office records. He was very popular at the time and only Die Another Day took a beating from the critics (and not all critics). There seems to be this revisionist idea that Daniel Craig saved the series from oblivion. Nonsense. Casino...
by Yi-Long
22 Nov 2014, 12:27
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9560
Views: 527830

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

I've never liked Brosnan. In anything. Couldn't even get through any of his Bond-movies. Just hate him. A lot. As an actor. In interviews, he seems to be ok.
by Yi-Long
17 Nov 2014, 00:55
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Why isnt there a 'good quality' release of Police Story 2?
Replies: 69
Views: 17244

Re: Why isnt there a 'good quality' release of Police Story

I never had a problem with Gil, or Gill, or Mr. Gill, or whatever. He offered criticism, and usually he had the arguments to back those criticisms up, and he always remained civil. On some fora, when you're critical people take it very personal and they will feel attacked, but I never understood tha...
by Yi-Long
12 Nov 2014, 01:10
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Yojimbo (1960: Akira Kurosawa: Japan)
Replies: 8
Views: 6244

Re: Yojimbo (1960: Akira Kurosawa: Japan)

Edited: Your link about the lawsuit detailed what was in my post anyway :D Still an interesting case. I do not see how you could state that it could be coincidence on that one. There is such a great amount of wealth of material on this movie though. I've read quite a bit on this film (online and in...
by Yi-Long
11 Nov 2014, 01:27
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9560
Views: 527830

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

Das Leben der Anderen: 7/10 1984. East-Germany, still behind the Berlin Wall, and ruled by a socialist regime. Everyone has to conform to the ideals of the government, and those who don't... well... they can pretty much kiss their careers goodbye. The story is about the stasi suspecting one of thei...
by Yi-Long
13 Sep 2014, 12:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4228
Views: 358976

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

That's disappointing. I liked the first movie, although it somehow doesn't seem to offer much replay-value, and Kenshin's way of talking was annoying, but the trailer for the new movies looked promising again, so that's a shame it doesn't deliver.
by Yi-Long
11 Sep 2014, 18:06
Forum: Debate
Topic: Oscar Pistorius: Verdict
Replies: 5
Views: 2969

Re: Oscar Pistorius: Verdict

I WOULD shoot someone through a door if I thought it was a burglar.

However, I don't believe for a second he didn't know it was his girlfriend in there. Like many, I believe they had a heated argument/fight, she locked herself in the bathroom, and he decided to shoot.
by Yi-Long
10 Sep 2014, 23:47
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Sleeping Fist (1979: Yip Wing-cho: Hong Kong)
Replies: 1
Views: 2033

Re: Sleeping Fist (1979: Yip Wing-cho: Hong Kong)

I just looked up this movie on YT a few hours ago because of the talk in the other thread about it, and it seems the version on YT is widescreen, although probably still somewhat cropped. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN4YUpi4VWw All the version on YT seem to be english dubbed, although there are ...
by Yi-Long
10 Sep 2014, 20:23
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4228
Views: 358976

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

Some comments and small spoilers (third paragraph): However, I absolutely can't stand Deannie Ip . And that's because of Crying Heart. And she's just one of those actresses who is always so 'suffering' in her roles, but really going OTT with it. Whever I see her face, I just zap away. :( Delete you...
by Yi-Long
10 Sep 2014, 20:19
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9560
Views: 527830

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

Markgway wrote:
Masterofoneinchpunch wrote:Starring Seth Rogan, Ryan Reynolds, Jason Sudeikis and Kevin Hart as The Ghostbusters.
I just threw up in my mouth! :pukeright:
Well, you're used to Scottish food, so that should be an improvement... :P
by Yi-Long
10 Sep 2014, 20:15
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Roger Ebert's Hong Kong Movie Reviews
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: Roger Ebert's Hong Kong Movie Reviews

I'm sorry (no I'm not), but it doesn't take hours to 'research' which cut you're being shown. That takes minutes. Let's say you notice the running times differ, and you do some background research, that can be done within 10-15 minutes. I'm not saying he should be doing an extensive article about al...
by Yi-Long
09 Sep 2014, 00:33
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9560
Views: 527830

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

I liked both cartoons TBH. I wouldn't mind a new movie. It's been 30 years or something? You can create something new and great without it taking away anything from the original movie. Obviously, you wouldn't want to throw in shitty actors and such, but with a good cast, director, etc etc, it obviou...
by Yi-Long
09 Sep 2014, 00:30
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Roger Ebert's Hong Kong Movie Reviews
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: Roger Ebert's Hong Kong Movie Reviews

I'm not sure why you expect Roger Ebert to be aware of the politics of HK film distribution Yi? When you're a mainstream reviewer working for mainstream publications with limited "page space" then you choose your focus, and 99.9% of his readers are not going to be as anal as a hardcore asian film f...
by Yi-Long
08 Sep 2014, 21:19
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Roger Ebert's Hong Kong Movie Reviews
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: Roger Ebert's Hong Kong Movie Reviews

I've quickly read through a bunch of reviews, but it seems he doesn't even bother to mention that many of these movies were cut for western audiences, and it's unclear if he watched a dubbed or subbed version, which obviously can have a big impact on how you'll appreciate the movie... For a critic w...
by Yi-Long
08 Sep 2014, 21:10
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Jack the Ripper: Identified
Replies: 14
Views: 3693

Re: Jack the Ripper: Identified

Really? I thought DNA was family specific. He can't have had THAT large a family, surely? Yeah, family specific, but didn't he have any family/relatives in London at the time...!? The DNA was sperm on the scarf/shawl, right!? Perhaps 'Jack' first got jizzed in the face by this Polish guy, before sl...
by Yi-Long
08 Sep 2014, 18:58
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Jack the Ripper: Identified
Replies: 14
Views: 3693

Re: Jack the Ripper: Identified

From what I understand, the DNA could still be linked to hundreds, if not thousands of people, and they'll now have to investigate if his handwriting and such matches that which was in the letters te (supposed) ripper sent...
by Yi-Long
07 Sep 2014, 12:17
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4228
Views: 358976

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

Some comments and small spoilers (third paragraph): A Simple Life (2012: Ann Hui: Hong Kong) If I happened to have viewed this on time it would have been in my top 10 movies of 2012. I have only viewed a few Ann Hui movies, something I hope to remedy in the near future, and her July Rhapsody was in...
by Yi-Long
07 Sep 2014, 12:02
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Favorite movie/TV fighters
Replies: 35
Views: 6807

Re: Favorite movie/TV fighters

I've seen Lam in a couple of movies (Mr. Vampire, Prodigal Son, Eastern Condors, etc), but I've never really liked him, nor has he ever really impressed me, TBH. I certainly don't hate him and I don't think he's shite or anything remotely close to that, but he just leaves me 'cold', so to speak.
by Yi-Long
04 Sep 2014, 21:46
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Favorite movie/TV fighters
Replies: 35
Views: 6807

Re: Favorite movie/TV fighters

That's what I'm talking about! :drunk: Bruce Lee is hard to rate. He looks great in everything I see him in, but I can only imagine how good he would have looked when kung fu choreography hit its peak in the early 80's. I consider Hwang a better screen fighter than Tan because of his ability to han...
by Yi-Long
03 Sep 2014, 12:17
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Favorite movie/TV fighters
Replies: 35
Views: 6807

Re: Favorite movie/TV fighters

Kara Hui and JeeJa Yanin are probably my favourite female fighters. Kara is just stunning, especially with short hair, in Rosa for example. As far as my favourite male screen fighters are concerned, I think from Hong Kong/China Yuen Biao and Jet Li are my favourites. Both so smooth, so quick, so fle...
by Yi-Long
31 Aug 2014, 23:30
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The off-topic topic
Replies: 3762
Views: 232399

Re: The off-topic topic

Seems like Edison is in Hollywood now: HUGE leak of naked pictures of young hot starlets currently going around the internet, among which Jennifer Lawrence, Alison Brie, etc etc. Most naked selfies, some a bit more hardcore. Of course in the USA this will cause some big outrage and such again, cause...
by Yi-Long
28 Aug 2014, 23:58
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Too Many Ways To Be No. 1 (1997: Wai Ka-fai: Hong Kong)
Replies: 4
Views: 2906

Re: Too Many Ways To Be No. 1 (1997: Wai Ka-fai: Hong Kong)

I feel Johnnie To is a bit like Michael Mann, in that their movies are often very well made, serious, dark, etc etc... but they often feel 'cold', as in you hardly care about any of the characters or even the story. I did enjoy Running out of Time though. Good movie. Haven't seen Too Many Ways to be...
by Yi-Long
28 Aug 2014, 19:39
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6188
Views: 305837

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

I bought the OLED including 10 games for 150 euro a few months ago. A slightly better battery-life isn't that important to me, cause I'm usually home anyway, and I don't play all that long sessions. I would have liked a more comfortable grip, plus in Hong Kong they had the new Vita wityh some awesom...