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Sleepless (2017) Review

Director: Baran bo Odar Writer: Andrea Berloff Producer: Roy Lee, Adam Stone Cast: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour, T.I., Gabrielle Union, Scoot McNairy Running Time: 95 min. By Ningen Jamie Foxx plays Vincent Downs, a cop with … Continue reading

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Mermaid, The (2016) Review

AKA: Mermaid Director: Stephen Chow Cast: Deng Chao, Lin Yun, Show Luo, Zhang Yuqi, Kris Wu, Lu Zhengyu, Fan Shuzhen, Li Shangzheng, Bo Xiaolong, Pierre Bourdaud, Ivan Kotik, Kong Lianshun, Bai Ke, Chiu Chi Ling, Tin Kai-man, Tsui Hark, Wen … Continue reading

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Red Trousers: The Life of Hong Kong Stuntmen (2004) Review

Director: Robin Shou Writer: Robin Shou Producer: Robin Shou Cast: Beatrice Chia, Keith Cooke, Hakim Alston, Craig Reid, Sammo Hung, Mike Leeder, Lau Kar-leung, Wong Chi Man, Leung Chi Ming, Monique Marie Ozimkowshi, Jude Poyer, Ng Wing Sum, Ridley Tsui … Continue reading

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Departed, The (2006) Review

Director: Martin Scorsese Writer: William Monahan, Alan Mak, Felix Chong Producer: Brad Pitt, Brad Grey, Graham King Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Vera Farmiga, Ray Winstone, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Corrigan, Robert Wahlberg Running Time: … Continue reading

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Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2010) Review

Director: Masaaki Taniguchi Writer: Tomoe Kanno, Yasutaka Tsutsui Cast: Riisa Naka, Akiyoshi Nakao, Narumi Yasuda, Masanobu Katsumura, Kanji Ishimaru, Munetaka Aoki, Anna Ishibashi, Shota Chiyo, Tokio Emoto, Mayu Kitaki, Yuya Matsushita, Toshiya Toyama, Maya Okano Running Time: 122 min. By … Continue reading

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Cutie Honey (2004) Review

Director: Hideaki Anno Writer: Hideaki Anno, Rumi Takahashi, Go Nagai Producer: Morio Amagi, Motoo Kawabata Cast: Eriko Sato, Mikako Ichikawa, Jun Murakami, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Hairi Katagiri, Shie Kohinata, Mayumi Shintani, Eisuke Sasai, Toru Tezuka, Ryō Kase, Ryo Iwamatsu, Suzuki Matsuo, … Continue reading

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Reservoir Dogs (1992) Review

Director: Quentin Tarantino Writer: Quentin Tarantino Producer: Lawrence Bender Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen, Quentin Tarantino, Randy Brooks, Kirk Baltz, Lawrence Bender, Steven Wright Running Time: 99 min. By Ningen While it’s … Continue reading

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Die Hard 4.0 | aka Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Review

Director: Len Wiseman Writer: Mark Bomback, David Marconi, John Carlin Producer: Michael Fottrell, Stephen James Eads Cast: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Jonathan Sadowski, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Maggie Q, Cliff Curtis, Kevin Smith, Cyril Raffaelli, Zeljko Ivanek, Edoardo Costa, … Continue reading

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Only the Brave (2005) Review

Director: Lane Nishikawa Writer: Lane Nishikawa Producer: Lane Nishikawa Cast: Lane Nishikawa, Jason Scott Lee, Mark Dacascos, Yuji Okumoto, Tamlyn Tomita, Pat Morita, Jeff Fahey, Guy Ecker, Greg Watanabe, Ken Narasaki, Gina Hiraizumi Running Time: 96 min. By Ningen This … Continue reading

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Grudge, The (2004) Review

Director: Takashi Shimizu Writer: Takashi Shimizu, Stephen Susco Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, William Mapother, Clea DuVall, KaDee Strickland, Grace Zabriskie, Bill Pullman Running Time: 92 min. By Ningen So stop me if you’ve heard this before. Sarah Michelle … Continue reading

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Goemon | aka The Legend of Goemon (2009) Review

AKA: Goemon: The Robin Hood of Japan Director: Kazuaki Kiriya Writer: Kazuaki Kiriya, Tetsuro Takita Cast: Yosuke Eguchi, Takao Osawa, Ryoko Hirosue, Gori, Eiji Okuda, Eiji Okuda, Kazuaki Kiriya, Jun Kaname, Masato Ibu, Hashinosuke Nakamura, Susumu Terajima, Mikijiro Hira, Tetsuji … Continue reading

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Super (2010) Review

Director: James Gunn Writer: James Gunn Cast: Rainn Wilson, Liv Tyler, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fillion, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Andre Royo, Sean Gunn Running Time: 96 min. By Ningen Rainn Wilson plays a perpetual loser named Frank whose … Continue reading

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Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) Review

Director: Ryuhei Kitamura Writer: Isao Kiriyama, Wataru Mimura Cast: Masahiro Matsuoka, Rei Kikukawa, Akira Takarada, Kane Kosugi, Kazuki Kitamura, Maki Mizuno, Masami Nagasawa, Chihiro Otsuka, Don Frye, Naoko Kamio, Tsutomu, Kitagawa, Kumi Mizuno, Motokuni Nakagawa, Toshihiro Ogura Running Time: 125 min. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Boxer (2004) Review

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham Producer: Ekachai Uekrongtham Cast: Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatree, Orn-Anong Panyawong, Kyoko Inoue, Sitiporn Niyom, Yuka Hyodo, Keagan Kang, Nukkid Boonthong Running Time: 114 min. By Ningen An arthouse alternative to Ong Bak, Beautiful Boxer is a powerful, … Continue reading

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Balls of Fury (2007) Review

Director: Robert Ben Garant Writer: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant Cast: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q, Thomas Lennon, James Hong, Robert Patrick, Jason Scott Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Patton Oswalt Running Time: 90 min. By Ningen Dan Fogler … Continue reading

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Host, The (2006) Review

Director: Bong Joon-Ho Writer: Baek Chul-hyun, Bong Joon-ho Producer: Choi Yong-bae Cast: Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona, Ko Ah-Sung Running Time: 120 min. By Ningen A subordinate Korean guy who probably works for Harvey Weinstein at his … Continue reading

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Finishing the Game (2007) Review

AKA: Finishing The Game of Death Director: Justin Lin Writer: Josh Diamond Cast: James Franco, Roger Fan, Sung Kang, Dustin Nguyen, McCaleb Burnett, MC Hammer, Ron Jeremy, Bella Thorne Running Time: 88 min. By Ningen This is essentially a mockumentary … Continue reading

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Machete (2010) Review

AKA: Grindhouse, Machete Director: Robert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis Cast: Danny Trejo, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Cheech Marin, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johnson, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Tom Savini, Shea Whigham Running Time: 105 min. By Ningen Danny Trejo … Continue reading

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Blood: The Last Vampire (2009) Review

Director: Chris Nahon Producer: Ronny Yu, Bill Kong Cast: Jun Ji Hyun, Koyuki, Michael Byrne, Colin Salmon, Allison Miller, Masiela Lusha, JJ Feild, Liam Cunningham Running Time: 89 min. By Ningen Saya is a vampire hunter who’s half-vampire herself. Working … Continue reading

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Initial D (2005) Review

Director: Andrew Lau Wai Keung Writer: Alan Mak Siu Fai, Felix Chong Man Keung Cast: Jay Chou, Jordan Chan Siu Chun, Edison Chen Koon Hei, Anne Suzuki, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Anthony Wong Chau Sang, Chapman To Man Chat, Kenny … Continue reading

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