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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)


Plot: Two young girls, Satsuke and her younger sister Mei move from the busy cities to the country side with their father to be closer to their mother, who is in hospital. A couple days after moving, Mei goes off exploring into the neighboring forest after noticing two pecular strange looking animals. The animals end up leading her deep into the forest, she ends falling into the den of a giant woodland creature known as a Totoro.

The Totoro’s (which are Forest Spirits and big fuzzy ones at that) begin to show up at random times for their new friends and manages to help their family through some tough periods. Read the rest of this entry »

Paper Marriage (1988)


Set in Canada, Bo (Sammo Hung) is an ex-light weight-boxing champion who has ran himself into debt by gambling on the horses. He attempts to make money by being a guinea pig for scientist, basically being a pincushion for students learning acupuncture.

Running low on money and ideas, Bo talks to his uncle Tsai at the local boxing club and asks if there was any work for him, unfortunately no, but he insisted that he could make some good money taking part in a paper marriage.

Bo meets Jade (Maggie Cheung), from Hong Kong. She is being set up with Bo so that she can stay in Canada and live with her boyfriend, Peter (Alfred Cheung). Peter promises Bo a good couple grand to go through with this marriage, although after the wedding, Peter flees and leaves both Bo and Jade.

Peter leaves a message saying he ran into debt and he can’t come back for Jade. Jade is devastated and now she has to live with Bo to keep the immigration office at bay. Now desperate for money, Bo re-enters the boxing ring to get some money. He finds out that if he beats his ex-wife’s (Joyce Godenzi) new boyfriend, Billy (Billy Chow) he will get all his debts cleared. Jade even does her part by competing in a mud wrestling competition…

Things take a good when they discover a big bag of cash, although Bo believes that it might be drug money… Read the rest of this entry »

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