Scene(s) Spotlight: Nic Cage as Castor Troy in Face/Off

Happy Friday everyone! I don't usually post about the same actor back to back, but y'know what, I've been wanting to highlight some scenes from FACE/OFF. I'm an unabashed fan of this John Woo movie, and it's no doubt one of my favorite 90s action flicks. Ok so technically John Travolta plays Castor Troy as …

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The Flix List: Top 5 Action Spectacle Endings

I love big tent pole movies and Hollywood love to make them. Studios spent hundreds of millions of dollars on these movies and we the audience expect nothing but big spectacles when we go see them. I hate it when I go see big action films and the climax action scenes were quite lame (Mission: …

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Rental Pick: Red Cliff (2008)

Though I've just blogged about Asian auteurs recently, I figure I should watch one of the Chinese films I've been meaning to see in a while. Glad to see that John Woo's Red Cliff is on Netflix streaming. Despite not really being a fan of far films, I was quite engrossed in this film which centers …

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Musings on Asian directors… why so few of them thrive in Hollywood?

I had just seen STOKER on Tuesday night, which inspires me to write about this post. Now, a lot of you know I was born in South East Asia but I moved to the US to go to college and has been staying here since. I feel like I need to preface this article by …

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Conspicuous trailer of the week: RED CLIFF

My husband clued me in on this after seeing it on Apple's trailer site. My initial impression was that it reminded me of Bernardo Bertolucci's Chinese epic The Last Emperor I saw in Jr High. Directed by John Woo, the Chinese director returned to his roots after making a string of Hollywood blockbusters — i.e. …

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