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Kung Fu Panda 3

Weekends are usually for family and as a family — Volts, Ganjah, and I — watched the third installment of the Kung Fu Panda franchise. If on the first film, Po learned kung fu, and on the second film, Po learned inner peace, then I’m excited to see what Po will learn this time. When Master Read more about Kung Fu Panda 3[…]

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Heneral Luna

Heneral Luna (2015, Philippines) For many years now, I seldom go to the cinema to watch movies. I’m more of the loner who is contented in watching them on video at the comfort of my home. So most of the time, I haven’t watched the movie other have watched over the weekend. Although I’m late, Read more about Heneral Luna[…]

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A Successful Mix of Horror and Comedy

Pee Mak (2013, Thailand) My husband and daughter asked me to join them watch a video one Saturday morning. It was a horror comedy film directed by Banjong Pisanthanaku, the same director that brought us the chilling suspense Shutter. The film is a retelling of an age-old folklore, Mae Nak Phra Kanong. The story is Read more about A Successful Mix of Horror and Comedy[…]

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Millenium Actress (2001, Japan)

I thought I lost my DVD copy of Millenium Actress (2001, Japan). But Volts found it among the pile of old VCDs, thanks to him. This is one of the few films I’m not tired of watching over and over. The story is about Genya Tachibana who is shooting a documentary about a former actress, Read more about Millenium Actress (2001, Japan)[…]

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Comrades: Almost A Love Story

COMRADES: ALMOST A LOVE STORY (1996, Hong Kong) I fell in love with this film when I first saw it back in 2001. And it’s good to see it again after fourteen years. This Peter Chan film stars Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai. Leon Lai plays Li Xiao Jun, a naive immigrant from mainland China Read more about Comrades: Almost A Love Story[…]

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An Unbelievable Form of Revenge

THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER  (1989, UK and France) While looking for film clips that would help me inspire to write some difficult scenes, I stumbled upon on YouTube this film noir by Peter Greenaway. Rotten Tomatoes said that this is probably Greenaway’s famous film. Also, according the said film review Read more about An Unbelievable Form of Revenge[…]

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Tale of Genji: A Thousand Year Enigma

TALE OF GENJI: A THOUSAND YEAR ENIGMA (Genji Monogatari: Sennen no Nazo) (Japan, 2011) Directed by: Yasuo Tsuruhashi Genre: Period / Romance Tale of Genji: A Thousand Year Enigma is based on Japan’s oldest known romantic literary work, The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, a Japanese novelist, poet, and lady-in-waiting at the Imperial Court Read more about Tale of Genji: A Thousand Year Enigma[…]

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A Different Take on Extra-Marital Affairs

BEFORE SUNRISE (Yoake no Machi de), 2011, Japan I missed the start of this Japanese film on Screen Red (HBO Asia) earlier. And according to their website, there will be no other show time this month. I tried looking for it online but I only found trailers, not the full movie version. Before Sunrise, also Read more about A Different Take on Extra-Marital Affairs[…]

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Justice League: The New Frontier

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER (2008, US) is a direct-to-video animated film adapted from the DC Comics series. It was written by Justice League writer Stan Berkowitz, and The New Frontier writer and artist Darwyn Cooke. The story is set from 1953 at the end of the Korean War to 1960 during the term of Read more about Justice League: The New Frontier[…]

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A Good Prequel

SAMURAI X: TRUST AND BETRAYAL (Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen, 1999, Japan) This afternoon, Volts and I watched this prequel to the anime television series, written by Masashi Sogo and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. It chronicles the backstory of Himura Kenshin as the Hitokiri Battosai, a legendary assassin during the years of the Meiji Restoration. The story Read more about A Good Prequel[…]

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