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Drug War

Posted by Josh Samford On November - 25 - 2013

Drug War (2012)
Director: Johnnie To
Writers: Wai Ka-Fai, Yau Nai-hoi. Ryker Chan, and Yu Xi
Starring: Louis Koo, Sun Honglei, Huang Yi, and Wallace Chung



The Plot: Drug War begins with drug trafficker Timmy Choi Tin-ming (Louis Koo) going into convulsions while driving a drug filled with meth. He eventually crashes the truck into a restaurant and is soon dragged away to jail where Captain Zhang Lei (Sun Honglei) is waiting for him. Zhang Lei is an incredibly dedicated officer, and he knows that Timmy has knowledge of the traffickers responsible for bringing Meth into China. In China, even a small amount of dope can get a person the death sentence, but being caught with the amount of meth that Timmy had… it’s guaranteed. Knowing this, Timmy decides to immediately work with the authorities. He teams up with Captain Zhang Lei, who goes undercover, and Timmy sets off to show the Captain just how powerful his former employers are. However, the Captain will have to keep his eyes on Timmy every second of their adventure because if there’s one thing he has proven… he will do anything to preserve his life.


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Dracula

Posted by Josh Samford On November - 12 - 2013

Dracula (1931)
Director: Tod Browning
Writers: Garrett Fort
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, and Edward Van Sloan



The Plot: Dracula tells the story of, you guessed it, Count Dracula (as played by Bela Lugosi). When our film begins, we see as he meets up with Renfield (Dwight Frye), a solicitor looking to speak with the Count. Unknown to Renfield, Count Dracula is indeed the most powerful vampire that exists. Renfield soon finds himself living as a servant to Dracula who craves the lives of insects. This duo travels from Dracula’s home in Transylvania to England, where Dracula takes home near the sanatorium Carfax Abbey, which is ran by the brilliant Dr. Seward. Dracula makes his presence known after introducing himself to Dr. Seward while they are both at the theater, and it is here where Dr. Seward’s daughter, Mina, catches the eye of Count Dracula. Soon, Mina, her father, and the knowledgeable Professor Van Helsing will be at war with the nefarious Count, but will good manage to strive in the face of such incomparable forces of evil?


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