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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Weekend Viewing Roundup: House of Flying Daggers, Legend of the Guardians

It's kind of an uneventful weekend for me... it's just another super cold January day. And when I say cold, I mean face-numbing, ears-hurtin', still-freezing-my-@$$-off-despite-wearing-two-thick-layer-under-my-pants type of subzero temp. It's kinda depressing when someone said on the way home from work that "hey, it's actually 20 degrees 'warmer' than this morning" and it's barely 3 …

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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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