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Assassins, The

Posted by JoshSamford On December - 27 - 2012

The Assassins (2012)
Director: Zhao Linshan
Writers: Wang Bin
Starring: Chow Yun-fat, Liu Yifei, Hiroshi Tamaki, Annie Yi, and Qiu Xinzhi

The Plot: Our film today takes place during the Eastern Han Dynasty in ancient China. The masterful general Cao Cao (Chow Yun-fat) has done well in securing the lands and has coerced Emperor Xian (Alec-Su) into giving him the title of “King of Wei.” Cao Cao’s other official title is of chancellor, but many feel that he will eventually be emperor. Cao Cao’s son, Cao Pi (Qiu Xinzhi), has recently found himself in an affair with the empress, but his own personal greed has him lusting over the throne even ahead of his father. While these petty grievances are being disputed amongst the wealthy, the real threat to the chancellor lies within his own castle. Two assassins, who have been trained since childhood, have secretly moved in as servants to the throne. This duo secretly intend to kill Cao Cao, and it is only a matter of time before they find the perfect opportunity to strike.

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Alien Opponent

Posted by JoshSamford On May - 21 - 2012

Alien Opponent (2010)
Director: Colin Theys
Writers: John Doolan
Starring: Jeremy London, “Rowndy” Roddy Piper, Adrienne LaValley, Ashley Bates, and Debra Jans

The Plot: When a young country wife is found cheating on her husband, the rich farmer husband proceeds to go ballistic. Unfortunately for him, he quickly catches a very bad case of “death.” You see, his trophy wife’s mother plants a hammer in the back of his cranium before he can dish out his own brand of southern justice. Looking at a massive inheritance, everything seems to be going right for this young trophy wife and her evil mother. However, things become complicated when an alien spacecraft crashes into their farm – and the body of the rich husband has come up missing. Seeing a nice alibi in this, and needing his body to claim the inheritance, this mother and daughter combo decide to stage a competition with their neighbors. They open up their land to any-and-all contestants who feel that they are able to both kill this monstrous alien (who they blame the murder on) and also retrieve this dead man’s body. This draws in a number of competitors, and ultimately leads to a number of dead bodies.

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