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Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) Review

Director: Steven Okazaki Writer: Stuart Galbraith IV, Steven Okazaki Cast: Keanu Reeves, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Koji Yakusho, Sadao Nakajima, Kyoko Kagawa Running Time: 80 min. By Kyle Warner “The ordinary Japanese actor might need ten feet of … Continue reading

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Guns, bullets and death prevail in the New ‘Dark Tower’ Trailer

In a writing career that stretches over fifty novels, hundreds of short stories, and over forty years, Stephen King considers The Dark Tower to be his magnum opus. The dark fantasy series which involves western gunslingers and demonic villains takes … Continue reading

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Three (2016) Review

Director: Johnnie To Producer: Johnnie To Cast: Louis Koo, Wallace Chung, Vicky Zhao Wei, Lam Suet, Lo Hoi-Pang, Timmy Hung, Michael Tse, Eddie Cheung, Mimi Kung, Raymond Wong Ho-Yin, Jonathan Wong, Stephen Au, Mickey Chu, Hedi He Running Time: 89 min. By … Continue reading

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Sea Fog | aka Haemoo (2014) Review

Director: Shim Sung-Bo Writer: Shim Sung-Bo, Bong Joon-Ho Cast: Kim Yun-Seok, Park Yoo-Chun, Han Ye-Ri, Lee Hee-Joon, Moon Sung-Geun, Kim Sang-Ho, Yoo Seung-Mok Running Time: 111 min. By Kyle Warner I think Memories of Murder deserves to be in the conversation of the finest films … Continue reading

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Cold War II (2016) Review

Director: Longman Leung, Sunny Luk Writer: Longman Leung, Sunny Luk Cast: Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Chow Yun-Fat, Charlie Young, Janice Man, Eddie Peng, Aarif Rahman, Tony Yang, Chang Kuo-chu, Wu Yue Running Time: 110 min.  By Kyle Warner The 2012 Hong Kong crime film Cold War created a lot of buzz before its … Continue reading

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Great Wall, The (2016) Review

Director: Zhang Yimou Cast: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Kenny Lin, Cheney Chen, Huang Xuan, Karry Wang, Ryan Zheng, Numan Acar, Johnny Cicco, Vicky Yu, Bing Liu Running Time: 104 min.  By Kyle Warner In … Continue reading

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Japanese New Wave director Seijun Suzuki passes away

Nikkatsu is reporting that famed action movie and Japanese New Wave director Seijun Suzuki passed away on February 13th, 2017 at age 93. Suzuki began his career with Nikkatsu in 1956. He made many pictures each year, filming at a rapid pace. … Continue reading

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Handmaiden, The (2016) Review

Director: Park Chan-wook Novel By: Sarah Waters Writer: Park Chan-wook, Chung Seo-kyung Cast: Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Tae-ri, Lee Yong-Nyeo, Yoo Min-Chae, Rina Takagi Running Time: 144 min. By Kyle Warner After making his English language debut … Continue reading

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Ley Lines (1999) Review

Director: Takashi Miike Writer: Ichiro Ryu Cast: Show Aikawa, Samuel Pop Aning, Takeshi Caesar, Yukie Itou, Michisuke Kashiwaya,Kazuki Kitamura, Dan Li, Ryuushi Mizukami, Ren Osugi, Tomorowo Taguchi, Naoto Takenaka, Koji Tsukamoto, Hua Rong Weng Running Time: 105 min. By Kyle Warner … Continue reading

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Tokyo Fist (1995) Review

Director: Shinya Tsukamoto Writer: Shinya Tsukamoto, Hisashi Saito Cast: Kahori Fujii, Shinya Tsukamoto, Koji Tsukamoto, Naomasa Musaka, Naoto Takenaka, Koichi Wajima, Tomorowo Taguchi, Nobu Kanaoka, Akiko Hioki, Kiichi Muto Running Time: 87 min. By Kyle Warner Shinya Tsukamoto, throughout his … Continue reading

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Beyond Redemption (2015) Review

Director: Bruce Fontaine Producer: Bruce Fontaine, Theo Kim Cast: Brian Ho, Don Lew, Paul Wu, Paul Wu, Anthony Towe, Nickolas Baric, Eddy Ko Hung, Raymond Chan, Peter Chao, Osric Chau, Josette Jorge, Valerie Tian Running Time: 89 min. By Kyle … Continue reading

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Shinjuku Triad Society (1995) Review

Director: Takashi Miike Writer: Ichiro Fujita Cast: Takeshi Caesar, Kyosuke Izutsu, Ren Osugi, Kippei Shiina, Tomorowo Taguchi, Airi Yanagi, SABU, Yukie Itou, Kazuhiro Mashiko, Yoji Tanaka Running Time: 100 min. By Kyle Warner Takashi Miike began his prolific career as a director … Continue reading

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Operation Chromite (2016) Review

Director: John H. Lee Producer: Lee Man-hee Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Lee Beom-soo, Liam Neeson, Jin Se-yeon, Jung Joon-ho, Park Chul-min, Kim Byeong-ok, Jon Gries, Choo Sung-hoon, Kim Sun-a, Kim Young-ae, Park Sung-woong, Sean Dulake Running Time: 111 min. By Kyle … Continue reading

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Saving Mr. Wu (2015) Review

Director: Ding Sheng Writer: Ding Sheng Cast: Andy Lau, Liu Ye, Wu Ruofu, Wang Qianyuan, Lam Suet, Zhao Xiaoyue, Vivien Li, Cai Lu, Yu Ailei Running Time: 106 min. Kyle Warner Andy Lau walks out of a nightclub, signs autographs, … Continue reading

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Call of Heroes (2016) Review

Director: Benny Chan Writer: Benny Chan Cast: Lau Ching-Wan, Louis Koo, Eddie Peng, Yuan Quan, Maggie Jiang, Liu Kai-Chi, Jacky Wu Jing, Phillip Keung, Sammy Hung, Berg Ng, Xing Yu Running Time: 120 min.  By Kyle Warner When a bloodthirsty … Continue reading

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Reign of Assassins (2010) Review

AKA: Rain of Sword Director: Su Chao-Bin Writer: Su Chao-Bin Producer: John Woo, Terence Chang Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Jeong Wu Seong, Wang Xue Qi, Barbie Hsu, Kelly Lin, Shawn Yue, Nina Pau, Guo Xiao Dong, Matt Wu, Leon Dai, Jiang … Continue reading

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) Review

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace Writer: Tommy Lee Wallace, Nigel Kneale Producer: Debra Hill, John Carpenter Cast: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O’Herlihy, Michael Currie, Ralph Strait, Jadeen Barbor, Brad Schacter Running Time: 98 min. By Kyle Warner “Happy, Happy Halloween! … Continue reading

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Kwaidan | aka Ghost Stories (1965) Review

AKA: Weird Tales Director: Masaki Kobayashi Writer: Yoko Mizuki, Lafcadio Hearn Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Rentaro Mikuni, Tetsuro Tamba, Takashi Shimura, Michiyo Aratama, Kunie Tanaka Running Time: 182 min. By Kyle Warner It’s long been my opinion that every great filmmaker should try their … Continue reading

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Shin Godzilla | aka Godzilla: Resurgence (2016) Review

AKA: Godzilla: Resurgence Director: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi Cast: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Kengo Kora, Ren Osugi, Akira Emoto, Kimiko Yo, Jun Kunimura, Mikako Ichikawa, Pierre Taki, Takumi Saito, Keisuke Koide, Arata Furuta, Sei Hiraizumi, Kenichi Yajima Running … Continue reading

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Return of Godzilla, The | aka Godzilla 1985 (1984) Review

AKA: Godzilla 1985 Director: Koji Hashimoto Writer: Shuichi Nagahara Cast: Keiju Kobayashi, Ken Tankaka, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Shin Takuma, Yosuke Natsuki, Eitaro Ozawa, Hiroshi Koizumi, Mizuho Suzuki, Taketoshi Naito, Kenpachiro Satsuma Running Time: 103 min. By Kyle Warner Godzilla’s back. Warner Bros. … Continue reading

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