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White Vengeance

Posted by Josh Samford On September - 6 - 2012

White Vengeance (2011)
Director: Daniel Lee
Writers: Daniel Lee
Starring: Leon Lai, Feng Shaofeng, Anthony Wong, and Andy On



The Plot: White Vengeance is a historical epic that centers around a real incident that was known as “The Banquet of Hongmen.” This story centered around two opposing generals, Xiang Yu (played here by Feng Shaofeng) and Liu Bang (played by Leon Lai), who came together under the illusion that the two would be making amends, but in reality the entire event was made in the hopes of assassinating Liu Bang. These two were originally brothers as they attempted to put an end to the Qin Dynasty, but when it came time to choose a new direction for the country – these two were unable to come to terms. In the film, these two forces are on the verge of war, and although they politically maneuver around the issue, everyone knows that it is only a matter of time before these two must battle.


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My Sucky Teen Romance Trailer & Info

Posted by Josh Samford On September - 5 - 2012
Here’s an interesting one for you. Take a bit of geek culture, mix it with some teen drama, then do your best to spoof on the Twilight series, and it looks like you might come up with the trailer for My Sucky Teen Romance. Directed by the very young Emily Hagins (She is about to turn 20 years old!), this looks like it could build a decent amount of buzz behind it. Her third feature film, Hagins has been directing since the age of 12. The release date for My Sucky Teen Romance was just yesterday, so it should be available to most readers. So, if you’re intrigued by the project, here is the trailer for the film. Jump after the break for an official plot summary.


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Viral Factor, The

Posted by Josh Samford On September - 3 - 2012

The Viral Factor (2012)
Director: Dante Lam
Writers: Dante Lam, Candy Leung, and Wai Lun Ng
Starring: Jay Chou, Nicholas Tse, and Ling Peng



The Plot: The Viral Factor begins by introducing the audience to a scientist who has developed an even more lethal version of the smallpox virus. His mutated strain of the virus is sought as a new biological weapon, but Interpol agent Jon May (Jay Chou) has been sent in with his crew to secure the scientist. Things go wrong on this mission, however, and Jon is sent to the hospital with a bullet lodged in his brain while the scientist is captured by Jon’s rogue teammate Sean (Andy On). Jon doesn’t have much time left, as the bullet is slowly creeping into his brain, but he decides that he must get out there and put an end to whatever evil plans Sean may have for this deadly virus. After an outbreak of the virus points Interpol towards Malaysia, Jon finds himself once again traveling out of the country. In Malaysia, Jon tracks down his long-lost father who is now apparently crippled. There’s even more news though, it turns out that Jon actually has a brother. Man Cheung (Nicholas Tse) has been a small-time gangster for nearly his entire life, and although he apparently wants to do the right thing, he is soon caught up in Sean’s nefarious plans. Will blood prove to be thicker than water for these two brothers, or will Sean get away with his disastrous plans?


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Website Update

Posted by Josh Samford On September - 2 - 2012
Hey all, I just wanted to make a quick post. For those who read the site, you may or may not know that I (Josh, writer/editor/web guru for the site) live in Louisiana. This past week saw my state suddenly hit by Hurricane Isaac. I heard about Isaac rather late, so my preparations were not great. We evacuated with relative ease, however, and I was able to escape the toughest sides of the storm. Unfortunately, this meant being without the internet for the majority of my past week. So, I just wanted to say that I am not dead, and updates are on their way! A review for the CAT III title China Dolls was just posted, and there are many more on the way! Cheers!

China Dolls

Posted by Josh Samford On September - 2 - 2012

China Dolls (1992)
Director: Yeung Chi Kin
Writers: Brian Chung Wai Hung and Yeung Chi Kin
Starring: Amy Yip, Charlie Cho, and Wu Ma



The Plot: China Dolls tells the story of a young wife named May (played by Amy Yip) who is put in an awful position almost immediately after the birth of her first child. While breastfeeding her baby, one of her husband’s delinquent business partners peeps in on her. This leads to an altercation between May’s husband and the previously mentioned delinquent. The husband ends up killing the peeping gangster, and this puts the newly formed family on the run from both a collection of criminals as well as the local police. After leaving the mainland, the family is stopped by two cops in Hong Kong and the young husband is shot dead by one of the police officers (played by veteran actor Lam Ching Ying). As things progress from bad to worse, May’s child is taken from her by the Hong Kong government. May sets herself up as a maid working in a hotel, but she quickly hears about a gainful form of employment in Macau. May finds herself traveling by boat with some of her co-workers, but the trip goes from being a dream-come-true to being a living nightmare in a very short amount of time. May is locked away in a cage and forced to work as a prostitute, but all May really wants is to get her child back. Will she ever make enough money in this slave-like position or will her child remain out of her reach forever?


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