At first glance, Last Tycoon is a movie that seems custom-made for me and based entirely on some of my favorite obsessions: Shanghai during the 20s and 30s, old-time fashion, Jazz Age decadence, shidaiqu, a title stolen from an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, and Chow Yun-fat in a cool suit blowing suckers away. Pretty perfect set of ingredients, right?
The movie hits the ground running with ice-cold North Korean spy Pyo involved in an arms deal in Berlin that rapidly goes south. The South Koreans, led by disillusioned veteran Jeong, were looking to make a bust they hoped might lead them to a secret bank account that was kept by recently departed Kim Jong-il.
I didn’t know if Noboru had it in him to make a ‘real’ movie. But he really nails it with Karate Robo Zaborgar. The story is funny and surprisingly faithful to the spirit of the original material
The most surprising thing about Tekken is how unawful it is. It is, as stated, incredibly generic and obvious. But that aside, it executes the formula well enough, and there seems to have been some actual effort put into making it.
What pushes this into my good graces is the fact that Van Damme is still trying, perhaps even harder than when he was at the top of the game, to make quality films
“I think we can put our differences behind us… for science… you monster.” Portal 2 is a game that gleefully flies against all the wrong-headed assumptions about games — both […]
That’s really about the best summation I can give of Ra.One, both the character and the movie; it made me wish I was watching a movie with Jessica Alba in it.
A few specially gifted children along with their protectors fled to Earth, but the mogs followed and are killing them in order of… um. I’m not sure. Age? Shoe size, possibly?
I don’t blame you, Shiloh Fernandez. Someone told you to gel up your hair and act as much like the Twilight guy as possible, and you did what they asked.
Sector 7 is the very worst kind of movie with which to be confronted: one that seems to play to your preferences in glossy genre cinema, then fails utterly to deliver on every level