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Sucker Punch | aka Angel Wars (2011) Review

Director: Zack Snyder Writer: Zack Snyder, Steve Shibuya Producer: Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder Cast: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Oscar Isaac, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn, Gerard Plunkett Running Time: 110 min. By HKFanatic … Continue reading

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Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976) Review

Director: Ruggero Deodato Writer: Fernando Di Leo, Alberto Marras, Vincenzo Salviani Producer: Alberto Marras, Vincenzo Salviani Cast: Marc Porel, Ray Lovelock, Adolfo Celi, Franco Citti, Silvia Dionisio , Marino Masé , Renato Salvatori, Sergio Ammirata , Bruno Corazzari, Daniele Dublino … Continue reading

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Assassination Games | aka Weapon (2011) Review

Director: Ernie Barbarash Writer: Aaron Rahsaan Thomas Producer: Brad Krevoy, Patrick Newall, Justin Bursch Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Kevin Chapman, Ivan Kaye, Valentin Teodosiu, Alin Panc, Serban Celea, Michael Higgs, Kristopher Van Varenberg, Marija Karan, Bianca Van Varenberg, … Continue reading

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Warrior’s Way, The | aka The Warrior (2010) Review

AKA: Laundry Warrior Director: Sngmoo Lee Writer: Sngmoo Lee Cast: Jang Dong Gun, Geoffrey Rush, Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston, Tony Cox, Ti Lung, Analin Rudd, Markus Hamilton Running Time: 100 min. By HKFanatic I’m going to have to be the … Continue reading

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Tekken (2010) Review

Director: Dwight H. Little Writer: Alan B. McElroy Producer: Steven Paul Cast: Jon Foo, Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ian Anthony Dale, Tamlyn Tomita, Candice Hillebrand, Luke Goss, Gary Daniels, Mircea Monroe, Cung Le, Marian Zapico, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Lateef Crowder, … Continue reading

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Black Water (2007) Review

Director: Andrew Traucki, David Nerlich Writer: Andrew Traucki, David Nerlich Producer: Michael Robertson Cast: Diana Glenn, Maeve Dermody, Andy Rodoreda, Ben Oxenbould, Fiona Press Running Time: 88 min. By HKFanatic “Black Water” opens with an ominous message. To paraphrase: “The … Continue reading

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Carry On Pickpocket (1982) Review

Director: Sammo Hung Kam Bo Writer: Barry Wong Ping Yiu Producer: Frankie Chan Fan Kei, Guy Lai Ying Chau Cast: Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Frankie Chan Fan Kei, Lau Hak Suen, Deannie Yip Tak Han, Didi Pang Sau Ha, Peter … Continue reading

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Knockabout (1979) Review

Director: Sammo Hung Writer: Louis Lau, Wong Kai Gei Producer: Raymond Chow Cast: Yuen Biao, Lau Kar Wing, Sammo Hung, Leung Kar Yan, Lee Hoi San, Mars, Wong Kwong Yue, Karl Maka, Peter Chan, Ho Pak Kwong, Billy Chan, Cheung … Continue reading

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Bodyguards & Assassins | aka Dark October (2009) Review

Director: Teddy Chen Writer: James Yuen, Chun Tin Nam Cast: Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Nicholas Tse, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Hu Jun, Wang Bo Chieh, Fan Bing Bing, Eric Tsang, Simon Yam, Wang Xue Qi, Zhou Yun, Mengke Bateer, Che … Continue reading

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Demon Warriors (2007) Review

AKA: Opapatika Director: Thanakorn Pongsuwan Writer: Thanakorn Pongsuwan, Yutnathorn Kaewthong Producer: Prachya Pinkaew, Cast: Somchai Kemglad, Shahkrit Yamnarm, Leo Putt, Athip Nana, Ray MacDonald, Kemapsorn Sirisukha, Nirut Sirichanya, Pongpat Wachirabunjong Running Time: 106 min. By HKFanatic This is a movie … Continue reading

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Alien vs. Ninja | aka AVN (2010) Review

Director: Seiji Chiba Writer: Seiji Chiba Producer: Seiji Chiba, Yoshinori Chiba Cast: Shuji Kashiwabara, Ben Hiura, Mika Hijii, Donpei Tsuchihira, Masanori Mimoto, Yuki Ogoe Running Time: 83 min. By HKFanatic “Alien vs. Ninja” arrived on Western shelves just in time … Continue reading

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Chawz | aka Chaw (2009) Review

Director: Shin Jeong-Won Writer: Shin Jeong-Won, Kim Yong-Cheol Cast: Uhm Tae-Woong, Jeong Yu-Mi, Jang Hang-Seon, Yun Je-Mun, Park Hyuk-Kwon, Kim Gi-Cheon, Lee Sang-Hee, Jeong Yun-Min, Mun Jong-Hun, Mun Jong-Pil Running Time: 121 min. By HKFanatic Now for something totally different. … Continue reading

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Above the Law | aka Nico (1988) Review

Director: Andrew Davis Producer: Andrew Davis, Steven Seagal Cast: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Sharon Stone, Daniel Faraldo, Henry Silva, Ron Dean, Miguel Nino, Nicholas Kusenko, Joe Greco, Chelcie Ross, Gregory Alan Williams, Jack Wallace, Metta Davis, Joseph F. Kosala Running … Continue reading

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Tron (1982) Review

Director: Steven Lisberger Writer: Steven Lisberger, Bonnie MacBird Producer: Donald Kushner, Ron Miller Cast: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes, Dan Shor Running Time: 96 min. By HKFanatic In the months leading up to “Tron: Legacy’s” … Continue reading

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Shaolin | aka New Shaolin Temple (2011) Review

Director: Benny Chan Writer: Alan Yuen Producer: Benny Chan Cast: Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Fan Bing Bing, Wu Jing, Xing Yu, Yu Shao Qun, Hung Yan Yan, Sang Wei Lin, Bai Bing, Yu Hai, Jackie Chan Running Time: 131 min. … Continue reading

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Blood and Bone (2009) Review

Director: Ben Ramsey Writer: Michael Andrews Cast: Michael Jai White, Eamonn Walker, Dante Basco, Michelle Belegrin, Julian Sands, Matt Mullins, Ron Yuan, Bob Sapp, Nona Gaye, Dick Anthony Williams, Kimbo Slice, Gina Carano, Ernest “The Cat” Miller, Maurice Smith, Tanoai … Continue reading

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REC 2 | aka [REC] 2 (2009) Review

Director: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza Writer: Jaume Balagueró, Manu Díez, Paco Plaza Producer: Julio Fernández Cast: Jonathan Mellor, Óscar Sánchez Zafra, Ariel Casas, Alejandro Casaseca, Pablo Rosso, Pep Molina, Andrea Ros, Ális Batllori, Pau Poch, Juli Fábregas, Nico Baixas, Javier … Continue reading

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Enter the Void (2009) Review

AKA: Soudain le Vide Director: Gaspar Noé Writer: Gaspar Noé Cast: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander, Masato Tanno, Ed Spear, Emily Alyn Lind, Jesse Kuhn, Nobu Imai, Sakiko Fukuhara, Janice Béliveau-Sicotte, Sara Stockbridge, Stuart Miller, … Continue reading

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13 Assassins (2010) Review

Director: Takashi Miike Writer: Shoichiro Ikemiya, Daisuke Tengan Cast: Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yusuke Iseya, Goro Inagaki, Masachika Ichimura, Mikijiro Hira Running Time: 114/126 min. By HKFanatic “13 Assassins” is one of those rare films that comes out of nowhere … Continue reading

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Bad Blood | aka King of Triads (2010) Review

AKA: Mie Men, Mit Moon Director: Dennis Law Writer: Dennis Law Producer: Dennis Law Cast: Simon Yam, Andy On, Bernice Liu, Hung Yan Yan, Chris Lai Lok Yi, Pinky Cheung Man Chi, Jiang Lu Xia, Ken Lo, Chan Wai Man, … Continue reading

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