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The Dynasty Report goes international to a degree with a review of Jackie Chan’s box office hit Dragon Blade from 2015. Acting against John Cusack and Adrien Brody, let’s examine how East meets West in this period actioner. Also, the review of movie number 8 trillion on director Herman Yau’s filmography in the form of the Category III rated drama Sara.
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Sans Mike Banner, Stoo and Ken are joined by James Aylmore but before, Ken feels the need to spoil the entire plot of Scared Stiff (starring Eric Tsang, Miu Kiu-Wai and Chow Yun-Fat) so if you desperately want to avoid hearing about its ending (you should in some ways avoid the flick to tell you the truth), skip listening between 00:03:00 to the 00:20:00. We will then be back to discuss the latest development in the already old Edison Chen Sexy Photo Gate. Next development: You’re off the island, son!
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Plot: Former secret agent Yue Siu-Bo (Anthony Wong) is now retired and now lives his life as a chiropractor. One day he is confronted by a wheelchair bound man called Rocco (Michael Wong), Rocco suffers from a severed spine which paralyzed his body and this was done deliberately when he was on a mission for the CIA. His mission was to assassinate terrorists who bombed a hotel in the Philippines. What he didn’t know is that an Chinese agent by the name of ‘Tai Chi-Lung’ was sent to stop him. Crippled by Tai Chi-Lung, Rocco seeks revenge on his crippler and he belives that Siu-Bo know’s where he’s hiding. Siu-Bo plays the fool and tells Rocco he’s got the wrong guy. Rocco leaves but he warns him that ‘he’ll be back’.
Instead of Rocco returning four of his kung fu fighting henchmen appear in his absence and deliver a firm ass kicking the secret agent. Now kidnapped his two children, Nicky (Stephen Fung) & Natalie (Gillian Chung) must find a way to save their father. Read the rest of this entry »
Plot: Shirley (Hong Tao) a karaoke waitress leads a perfectly normal love life with her fireman boyfriend – Ken (Daniel Wu). One day she is confronted by Chan Wai-Ching (Gillian Chung), Ching is Ken’s ex-girlfriend.
She tells her Shirley that Ken is a bad guy. She tell’s her when they were a couple, Ken took nude photographs of her. Soon after taking the pictures he dumps her and posts the photograph’s over the internet. This soon get’s out of control when it turns out that those photo’s caused Ching to loose her job as a teacher.
Ching no longer cares about Ken, but she want’s those photo’s back, She convinces Shirley to help her sneak into Ken’s apartment and destroy these photo’s which are stored on his computer. Shirley agree’s to help as she feel’s she might be led down the path.
Together they plot against Ken and it only looks like they’ve skimmed the surface. Read the rest of this entry »
When two new friends find out they are homeless both of them seek to find shelter as soon as possible. Yet they find an offer that’s too good to refuse. Both friends want the vacancy for themselves. But it turns out they weren’t just applying to rent room, they’ve become the two latest assistants of Rose…
First of is Gillian (Gillian Chung) a very intelligent college student, who’s introduction shows a lot of her character. With her beating up her tutor after he called her by her full name, let me tell you know it’s a ‘No No’. So she decides to go home…
Charlene (Charlene Choi) is a bright pink jelly like alien, who is one of many other identical blobby-like aliens. She has been sent to earth as a teenager to study humans and how they live. At first she lived in home for pregnant women with no families. But after many pregnancy tests they finally booted her out. Charlene begins looking around for a home…
Yet Gillians family home turns out to be the same home Charlene is looking for, since Gillians family moved out long ago without telling her.
Both Gillian and Charlene meets a chatty taxi driver (who hasn’t?) called Jim Lo (Ekin Cheng). But they love to call him J.Lo, after the two friends’ cause Jim to crack the window shield of his taxi. Yet the two cant pay for the damages, so Jim gives them his card and tells them to phone him when they have the cash.
After a near death experience Gillian and Charlene meet The Black Rose (Teresa Mo). The Black Rose is a Superhero in hiding; she is continually trying to stop the dreaded LavensCan Gang Which consists of four lovely ladies, all of them deadly. Their leader also happens to be Roses daughter, played by Model Faith Woo.
Rose also has her own pet robot. Yes, known as ‘Jacket’ it’s a simple machine that protects Rose and the Twins from any males and is programmed to destroy and ‘dick-like’ object, yes ‘dick-like’.
Protégé De La Rose Noire is a combination of wacky, silly, humorous, giggly, childish comedy. If you cant really imagine it, it tends to remind you of ‘The Sixty Million Dollar Man’ with Stephen Chow. Mixed with ‘The Twins Effect’ which also starred Ekin Cheng and The Twins, with Donnie Yen as action director.
This film seems to be a bit of a let down to everyone in the film, which is a shame really. I think Donnie Yens attempt to tackle the Comedy genre wasn’t for the best. Twins effect had the mix of action and comedy, which worked well and even helped it pick up over 9 different awards!
Protégé De La Rose Noire is worth a watch. A quote from my friend ‘Watch able for the pure Eye Candy’. The even has a little of Kill Bill feel to it, with a schoolgirl baddy and the guitar playing in the background. So if you like to see The Twins in a bubble bath and Ekin Cheng dressed up as Robin feel free to watch this flick!