Things I Hate: The Assassin (2015 Film)

The Assassin is a movie that originated in both Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. I wasn’t quite sure what the movie was about besides the obvious. Some people really don’t like reading subtitles, but I don’t mind especially as it’s easier than learning Mandarin Chinese. Foreign films are hard to estimate because critical opinion canContinue reading “Things I Hate: The Assassin (2015 Film)”

Things I Like: Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016 Film)

A few years ago, I watched the first two Kung Fu Panda films. The third one was a good one too. The plot begins sort of before the events of the first movie. Hundreds of years prior, during Grand Master Oogway’s early years he was a incredible warrior in China. Leading his armies with himContinue reading “Things I Like: Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016 Film)”

Things I Like: The Painted Veil (2006 Film)

Back in 2006 I had no flipping clue what The Painted Veil even was. I only heard about it recently, but it’s based on a 1925 book of the same name by British author William Somerset Maugham. Now granted this isn’t the first movie based on the novel with two had been made before. ButContinue reading “Things I Like: The Painted Veil (2006 Film)”

Things I Like: Shanghai Knights (2003 Film)

I wasn’t terribly excited to see Shanghai Knights, but I figured I’d give it a try. I didn’t know much about the story except it being in England instead of the Old West. I just hoped that the action scenes made more sense and that the jokes were better. Since it had the same writersContinue reading “Things I Like: Shanghai Knights (2003 Film)”

Things I Like: Shanghai Noon (2000 Film)

I don’t remember when I first heard about Shanghai Noon, but I don’t think it was back in 2000. It apparently did well with critics, and even got its own sequel. The concept of East meets West has been done before, but it seemed like it could be a good comedy for me. The storyContinue reading “Things I Like: Shanghai Noon (2000 Film)”