Thursday, December 27, 2007

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Absolutely awesome! A must-see! On IMDB

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Casshern (2004) - Japan


Impressive! Both vision and story, however it was a bit too long.
A must-see.
Deserves much more On IMDB




Friday, November 16, 2007

Beowulf 2007 (USA)


I think it is a really difficult task to transform an old Heroic poem dated between 8th and 10th century into a text, suitable to be shown to 21st century audience, and in the same time sticking to the story (as possible) and keeping the viewers' attention.
Beowulf's crew apparently did it. I had no high expectations about this movie, but I was impressed. Really liked the storytelling.
Not suitable for children though...
IMDB

Friday, October 26, 2007

Flushed Away (2006) UK/USA


A refreshing comedy, adventure movie! I was really surprised by it, witty, with funny and great characters!
On IMDB

Monday, October 1, 2007

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005) Germany/Tukey


One of the greatest, beautiful and touching movies I've ever seen! On IMDB

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Mo jong yuen: So hat yi (1992) Hong Kong


An earlier movie of Stephen Chow, the man behind the classics Kung Fu Hustles and Sholin Soccer.
King of Beggars is in the style of earlier Jackie Chan comedies with lots of kung fu and hilarious situations, but touched by Chow's comedy genius.
On IMDB

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Arahan jangpung daejakjeon (2004) - South Korea

I'm back with fresh movies. Well not so fresh if you consider the year 2004.
That's the Korean answer to Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle, although it's less "cult" than the previous ones.
On IMDB
Movie posters from http://www.soj22.net/

Monday, September 3, 2007

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005) South Korea



A simply wonderful movie! One of the best.
Comedy/Drama/War
IMDB

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Best Romance (2007) - South Korea



Very refresihng criminal/comedy/romance from South Korea.
Funny, yet I would not say great. However it's worth seeing.
The female character is a kind of the Asian version of Bridget Jones :)
(aka The Perfect Couple)
Apparently still missing on IMDB...
A review of the movie here
P.s. I've been watching this movie several times recently, and I can tell, it's the same as if I'm seeing it for the first time. Refreshing and hilarious :) Worthful.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Dong jing gong lüe (2000) Hong Kong


Refreshing kung-fu comedy, highly recommended!

a.k. Tokyo Raiders (2000)
On IMDB














The sequel Han cheng gong lüe (2005) a.k. Seoul Raiders/Tokyo Raiders 2 was also delightful, but not as much as the first movie!

Music of both movies deserves to be mentioned, as choreography.

On IMDB

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Ying xiong (2002) Hong Kong/China


Surely Zhang Yimou's best film (so far), and one of the world's best movies ever.
Definitely a must see.
a.k.a "Hero"
On IMDB

Nae meorisokui jiwoogae (2004) South Korea


A nice South Korean Comedy/Romance/Drama, I mean first was the Comedy, and in the second half came the Drama. Romance was always around.
Beautiful movie :)
a.k.a. A Moment to Remember
On IMDB

Enter the Dragon (1973) Hong Kong/USA


There is only one word to describe this movie: Classic.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Death Note - Anime series - Japan 2006



It's a pure pleasure to follow each step of the battle between the two main protagonists, which reminds playing Go board game.

Delightful!

a.k.a. "Desu noto"

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Two Bollywood Movies



Fisrt of them Don, a spectacular action, comedy, crime, romance and of course spectacular dances.

Not a bad movies, altough it was a remake of the 1978 Don.



Just Married, the first Bollywood family movie I have ever seen. It was interesting because showing another culture's position towards marriage, the confrontation young-old, etc. However, drama was more.
not bad anyway :)

Friday, March 23, 2007

Frank Miller's 300 (2007) - USA


"Today the blood of battle
Upon my weapons will never dry
Many I'll send into the ground
Laughing as they die"

Friday, March 9, 2007

The Fountain (2006) USA

Three stories about the simple truth in life that we often tend to forget
On IMDB













Sunday, March 4, 2007

Tajja: The High Rollers (2006) South Korea



Brilliant crime comedy!
Also Known As:
Tazza: The High Rollers (USA) (new title)
The War of Flower (International: English title)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Natural City (2003) - South Korea

Fascinating Sci-Fi/ Drama/ Thriller story and impressive cinematography and designs.
I would even say "Brilliant"!
Underestimated for me on IMDB

Similar to Ghost in the shell (1995), aka Kôkaku kidôtai, and Blade Runner (1982) in some themes.









Saturday, February 24, 2007

Les Fils du vent (2004)



aka Yamakasi 2

Surprisingly good cinematography and choreography, great martial arts/sports movie. The story could be better though.
Underestimated On IMDB

Country: France / UK / Spain

Friday, February 16, 2007

Chocolat (2000) UK / USA


A real story, nicely told!

On IMDB






Thursday, February 15, 2007

Mimi wo sumaseba (1995) Japan


A Hayao Miyazaki classic!

Also Known As:
If You Listen Closely (informal literal English title)
Whisper of the Heart (International: English title)
On IMDB

Kung fu (2004) - China / Hong Kong



Honestly, the most hilarious film I have ever seen. Brilliant!

Kung Fu Hustle


I can't wait for Kung Fu Hustle II...









 
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