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TSBH: Tiger on the Beat (Lau Kar-leung, 1988)

As an obvious send-up of its Western action-comedy predecessors, Tiger on the Beat is legendary Shaw Brothers staple Lau Kar-leung’s head-scratching departure from traditional martial arts fare. 269 more words


Bulletproof Monk (2003)

There’s a delicate balance at work in Bulletproof Monk (which easily could also have been titled Tibetan Punk! or Monks & Punks) that a lot of lesser films fail to achieve. 528 more words

Brandon Ledet

Faster and Furiouser: China's Q1 Box Office Review

Follow me on Twitter @robcain or Sina Weibo @robcain, or connect with me on LinkedIn. By Robert Cain for China Film Biz

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Rob Cain

Hard Boiled (1992)

Hard Boiled is a hyped-up, action-packed dynamite of a film; and to say it’s just merely over the top would be a mammoth understatement. It starts off with an almost comical action sequence, with our lead man “Tequila” introducing himself as the total bad ass, no-nonsense executioner. 418 more words

Film Review

Winners, Losers, and Survivors: A Crime Blog [Hard Boiled]

For the final week of Asian Crime Action month I’ll be looking at two classic films from China. First up is John Woo’s Hard Boiled (made in 1992). 1,116 more words

Winners, Losers, And Survivors: A Crime Blog

Film Review: 'From Vegas to Macau II'

Milking his cash cow until its udders shrivel, Hong Kong king of kitsch Wong Jing delivers a hatchet job with “From Vegas to Macau II,” a casino caper that fails to re-create the dynamic action and zany fun of the original hit. 846 more words


Chinese New Year Lifts Hong Kong Box Office by 21%

HONG KONG — The four day Chinese New year celebrations were a boom period for cinema-going in Hong Kong.

Box office over the period (Feb 18-21) rose by 21% according to data from Hong Kong Box Office Ltd. 210 more words