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ICYMI: I Wrote About Jackie Chan FOUR Times for the Brattle. That’s Awesome.

Police Story 2 There’s a scene in Sammo Hung’s MILLIONAIRES EXPRESS, a rollicking heist/western/kung fu movie from 1986 that is a go-to when I discuss the stunt-work being done in Hong Kong in the 1980s. In it, Yuen Biao, one … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Legendary Shaw Brothers Director Lau Kar Leung

Lau Kar Leung has passed away. While I’m no longer watching 150-200 Hong Kong movies every year, I’ll forever be in love with Hong Kong cinema. The death of one of one of the true giants hits home. I’ve written … Continue reading

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Movies 2013 (#2) Thor

Thor Better than I expected? Better than I expected. I came late to these new Marvel movies so I didn’t quite know what to expect. For a comic fan, these are super familiar and that puts them squarely in positive … Continue reading

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Movies 2013 (#1): John Carter

I expected to like John Carter and I did. With that in mind, and the fact that it was deemed a bomb hanging over the conversation, I have to point out I think this film was marketed poorly. Neither the … Continue reading

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Catching up 2012… Movies

I’m going to get back to reviewing individual films this year, I swear. For 2012, you get one blog post and a few sentences on the meager handful of films I managed to see. Hobbit I hated Fellowship of the … Continue reading

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