Author Archives: Paul Bramhall

Kung Fu Yoga (2017) Review

Director: Stanley Tong Producer: Jackie Chan, Barbie Tung Cast: Jackie Chan, Disha Patani, Sonu Sood, Aarif Rahman, Lay Zhang, Amyra Dastur, Eric Tsang, Miya Muqi, Zhang Guoli, Jain Kumar, Eskindir Tesfay, Agust Bjarnason Running Time: 140 min. By Paul Bramhall … Continue reading

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Tiger of Northland (1976) Review

Director: Peng Chang-Kuei  Writer: Peng Chang-Kuei  Cast: Park Jong-kuk, Maria Yi Yi, Anthony Lau Wing, Lydia Shum Tin Ha, Ko Keung, Yeung Wai, Wu Jiaxiang, Bruce Lai, Tony Leung Siu-Hung, Sammo Hung Kam Bo Running Time: 98 min. By Paul Bramhall After … Continue reading

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Assassination Classroom (2015) Review

Director: Eiichiro Hasumi Writer: Yusei Matsui, Tatsuya Kanazawa Cast: Ryosuke Yamada, Masaki Suda, Maika Yamamoto, Seika Taketomi, Mio Yuki, Miku Uehara Kanna Hashimoto, Seishiro Kato, Kang Ji-Young, Masanobu Takashima, Kippei Shiina, Kazunari Ninomiya, Wakana Aoi, Mirei Kiritani Running Time: 110 … Continue reading

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Search for Weng Weng, The (2013) Review

Director: Andrew Leavold Writer: Andrew Leavold, Daniel Palisa Cast: Edgardo ‘Boy’ Vinarao, Don Gordon Bell, Rez Cortez, Imelda Marcos, Bobby A. Suarez, Marrie Lee, Imee Marco, Dolphy, Maria Isabel Lopez, Teddy Co Running Time: 92 min.  By Paul Bramhall I can’t speak for anyone else, but for me, my first exposure … Continue reading

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Challenge of the Lady Ninja (1983) Review

AKA: Chinese Super Ninja 2 Director: Lee Tso Nam Cast: Elsa Yeung Wai San, Chen Kuan Tai, Cho Kin, Kam Yin Fei, Kon Tak Mun, Peng Kang, Sit Hon, Sun Jung Chi, Robert Tai Chi Hsien, Yin Su Li, Lee Min-Bu, Ju … Continue reading

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Railroad Tigers (2016) Review

AKA: Railway Asylum Director: Ding Sheng Cast: Jackie Chan, Xu Fan, Edison Huang, Nick Wang, Darren Wang, Yano Koji, Sang Ping, Wu Yonglun, Zhang Yishang, Jaycee Chan, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Asano Nagahide Running Time: 123 min. By Paul Bramhall The pairing of director … Continue reading

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Zombies, Giant Frogs & Hunchbacks: The Pinoy ‘Supergirl’

Living in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, always brings plenty of surprises, and so it was one evening in early November 2016, I received the following text message: “Hi everyone! 7pm tomorrow I am introducing a secret Makati screening … Continue reading

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Contract to Kill (2016) Review

Director: Keoni Waxman Writer: Keoni Waxman Cast: Steven Seagal, Russell Wong, Jemma Dallender, Mircea Drambareanu, Sergiu Costache, Ghassan Bouz, Toma Danila, Andrei Stanciu, Camillo Aviles Running Time: 90 min. By Paul Bramhall Steven Seagal. What can you say? In 1990 he was … Continue reading

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Sword Master (2016) Review

Director: Derek Yee Producer: Tsui Hark Cast: Kenny Lin Geng-Xin, Peter Ho Yun-Tung, Jiang Yi-Yan, Jiang Meng-Jie, Norman Chu, Edward Ku Running Time: 105 min. By Paul Bramhall There have been a handful of Shaw Brothers re-makes over recent years. Some of them … Continue reading

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Bounty Hunters (2016) Review

Director: Shin Tae-Ra Producer: Raymond Wong Cast: Lee Min-ho, Wallace Chung, Tiffany Tang, Jeremy Xu, Karena Ng, Fan Siu-Wong, Yang Mi Running Time: 105 min. By Paul Bramhall In 2016 China continued its mission to create a watchable Hollywood style action … Continue reading

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League of Gods (2016) Review

AKA: Legend of the Gods Director: Koan Hui, Vernie Yeung Cast: Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Fan Bing-Bing, AngelaBaby, Huang Xiao-Ming, Louis Koo, Wen Zhang, Kristy Yeung Kung-Yu, Jacky Heung Cho, Andy On Chi-Kit, Zu Feng Running Time: 109 min.  … Continue reading

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Rocky Handsome (2016) Review

Director: Nishikant Kamat Writer: Lee Jeong-beom, Ritesh Shah Cast: John Abraham, Diya Chalwad, Nishikant Kamat, Sharad Kelkar, Nathalia Kaur, Yash Tonk, Nishikant Kamat, Sharad Kelkar, Shiv Kumar Subramaniam, Suhasini Mulay, Teddy Maurya, Kazu Patrick Tang, Uday Tikekar Running Time: 119 … Continue reading

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Sky on Fire (2016) Review

AKA: Battle of Life Director: Ringo Lam Writer: Ringo Lam Cast: Daniel Wu, Amber Kuo, Joseph Chang, Zhang Jingchu, Philip Keung, Zhang Ruoyun, Eddie Cheung Running Time: 90 min.  By Paul Bramhall The return of Ringo Lam to the director’s chair … Continue reading

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Samurai, Spirits & Splatter: An interview with ‘Nilalang’ director Pedring Lopez

It was a particularly humid day in October when I found myself strolling through the streets of Makati in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, to meet with up and coming director Pedring Lopez at his post-production house located in … Continue reading

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Insane (2015) Review

Director: Lee Chul-Ha Writer: Valentine Producer: Jung Kyung-Il Cast: Gang Ye-Won, Lee Sang-Yoon, Choi Jin-Ho, Ji Dae-Han, Chun Min-Hee, Lee Hak-Joo, Choi Yoon-So, Jo Jae-Yun, Kim Jong-Soo, Jang Tae-Seong, Yu Geon Running Time: 91 min. By Paul Bramhall Mainstream Korean … Continue reading

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Nilalang | aka The Entity (2015) Review

AKA: Creature Director: Pedring Lopez Writer: Pedring Lopez, Dennis Empalmado Cast: Cesar Montano, Maria Ozawa, Meg Imperial, Yam Concepcion, Cholo Barretto, Dido de la Paz, Kiko Matos, Aubrey Miles, Alexandre Charlet, Sonny Sison Running Time: 90 min.  By Paul Bramhall After … Continue reading

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Review

AKA: Jack Reacher 2 Director: Edward Zwick Producer: Christopher McQuarrie, Tom Cruise Cast: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Danika Yarosh, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany, Austin Hebert, Robert Catrini, Robert Knepper Running Time: 118 min. By Paul Bramhall The announcement … Continue reading

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Men Behind the Sun (1988) Review

AKA: Camp 731 Director: T. F. Mou Producer: Fu Chi, Hung Chu Cast: Gang Wang, Hsu Gou, Tie Long Jin, Zhao Hua Mei, Zhe Quan, Run Sheng Wang, Dai Wao Yu, Andrew Yu Running Time: 105 min. By Paul Bramhall Men … Continue reading

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Evil Hits Evil | aka Three Dark Spirits (1983) Review

Director: Lucifer Lai Wen-Hsiang Writer: An Jun-o Cast: Kwan Yung-moon, Chan Sing, Robert Tai, Doris Lung, Alan Lau, Peng Kang, Yeung Hung, Cheung Ching Fung, Gam Wing Cheung, Woo Hon Cheung Running Time: 85 min. By Paul Bramhall If you’re going to … Continue reading

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Truy Sát | aka Tracer (2016) Review

Director: Cuong Ngo Producer: Truong Ngoc Anh Cast: Trung Ngoc Anh, Lamou Vissay, Marcus Guilhem, Maria Tran, Trung Ly, Thien Nguyen, Mike Leeder, Antony Nguyen, Hieu Nguyen, Cuong Seven Running Time: 90 min. By Paul Bramhall In 2007, Thailand was still riding the coat tails of … Continue reading

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