Flash Point (Hong Kong) 2007


The Donnie Yen-Wilson Yip tag team return with the blistering actioner Flash Point. The actor-director combo previously made waves with SPL and Dragon Tiger Gate, reaching new levels of excitement with their depiction of onscreen martial arts mayhem. Flash Point is a return to SPL territory – at least character-wise. This prequel to SPL finds Yen’s Inspector Ma involved in a difficult case versus a trio of deadly Vietnamese bad guys. Inspector Ma’s partner Wilson (Louis Koo) poses as a member of the gang to keep tabs on the trio, leading to the arrest of Archer (Ray Lui of To Be Number One). However, Archer’s cohorts Tony (Collin Chou of The Matrix Reloaded) and Tiger (Xing Yu of Kung Fu Hustle) are still at large, and will stop at nothing to prevent Wilson and other witnesses from testifying. When they kidnap Wilson’s girlfriend (Fan Bing Bing) to blackmail him, only Inspector Ma is willing to come to his partner’s aid – and whoever stands in his way had better watch out!

In Flash Point, Donnie Yen utilizes Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) to portray Inspector Ma’s powerful fighting prowess. Yen pulls out a full arsenal of fighting techniques, from kung-fu to Muay Thai to jujitsu, especially during the film’s climactic mano-a-mano duel between Yen and Collin Chou, which should astound even the most jaded screen fighting fan. A duel between Yen and Xing Yu in street restaurant is also impressive, as are the flashes of stuntwork and gunplay from the action-ready cast. Louis Koo embodies his undercover cop character with appropriate pathos, and the cast is aided by the addition of award-winning actors, including Kent Cheng, Best Actor winner for The Log, and Helena Law Lan, Best Actress winner for Wilson Yip’s Bullets Over Summer. The Donnie Yen-Wilson Yip combo has proven so successful that the two are planning to work together at least two more times, including a forthcoming adaptation of the popular pulp character Dr. Wesley.

Directed: Wilson Yip (Dragon Tiger Gate, S.P.L.: Sha po lang)
Genre: Action
Also Known As: Dao huo xian
Country: Hong Kong
Subtitles: English / Chinese

Donnie Yen (Dragon Tiger Gate, S.P.L.: Sha po lang, Seven Swords, Hero, Blade II)
Collin Chou (Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions)
Louis Koo (Protégé, Happy Birthday, Election 1 & 2)


Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si Do (Korean) 2008

Love triangles are a favorite topic for writers of melodramas but keeping them fresh is a challenge. Director Kang Geon-hyang feels up to the challenge and had gained some experience in handling this topic on film while working as an assistant director on A Romance Of Their Own. In this new movie for New Crayon Entertainment, young music-loving Eun-gyu falls in love with energetic Jeong Won but rival Hee-won strives to drive a wedge between the two

Year:…………….. : 2008
Directed:………….: Kang Geon-Hyang
Genre:…………….: Romance / Juvenile
Runtime…………..: 105 mins
Country:…………..: South Korea
Language:………..: Korean
Subtitles:…………: Korean
Cast:………………: Jang Geun-Seok, Cha Ye-Ryeon, Jeong Ui-Cheol


My New Partner (Korean) 2008

Armed this time around with father-son tensions, the South Korean police-buddy genre gets another makeover with “My New Partner,” an engaging if unremarkable crimer. Subgenre has a solid local history since the “Two Cops” franchise of the ’90s, this time featuring revered vet Ahn Sung-ki side by side with young heartthrob Jo Han-seon. Pic drew mild B.O. when it opened in early March.

Rapid opening montage identifies Kang Min-ho (Ahn), a disgraced, corrupt cop, and his straight-laced son, Kang Yeong-jun (Jo), who’s set to redeem his father’s misdeeds by being a better policeman than dad ever was. Eight years later, a sting at a Seoul amusement park — impressively staged as a roller-coaster chase — leads Yeong-jun to pursue a suspect south to the port city of Busan. The suspect proves elusive, but Yeong-jun discovers his long-missing father running the very police station the young detective must now commandeer. Script delivers ample opportunities for father and son to score emotional points, and both direction and performances are solid, but whole shebang has a brainstormed, paint-by-numbers feel. Technical package is top-notch. – variety

Year:………………: 2008
Directed:………….: Kim Jong-hyeon
Genre:…………….: Drama / Comedy / Action
Runtime…………..: 108 mins
Country:………….: South Korea
Language:………..: Korean
Subtitles:…………: Korean
Cast:………………: Ahn Seong-Gi, Jo Han-Seon, Jeong Seok-Yong


Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish (Japanese) 2003

: 2003
Directed: Isshin Inudou
Genre: Drama / Romanceh
Runtime : 1hr56min
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles:English (srt)
Cast: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chizuru Ikewaki, Juri Ueno, Hirofumi Arai
IMDB: Josee, the Tiger, and The Fish

Tsuneo is an ordinary college student taking his boss’s dog out for a walk one day when out of nowhere a large baby carriage barrels down a hill and bumps into a nearby guardrail. After a brief confused pause he decides to check the carriage for passengers. Instead of a baby he sees Josee, a girl about his age who suffers from cerebral palsy and has spent her entire life insulated from the outside world by her eccentric overprotective grandmother. Although the two have nothing in common and don’t get along at first, Josee’s quirky personality intrigues Tsuneo and the two end up spending much more time together

Crying Ladies (Filipino) 2003

Year:……………….. 2003
Directed:…………… Mark Meily
Genre:……………… Comedy/Drama
Runtime:…………… 1h 53mn
Country:…………… Philippines
Language:…………. Fipino/Tagalog/English
Subtitles:…………. English(.idx, .sub, .srt)
IMDB: Crying Ladies

Meet the last of the professional mourners of Manila’s Chinatown. The street smart Stella Mate (Sharon Cuneta) who dreams of a better job to be able to get back custody of her beloved son Bong (Julio Pacheco) whom she lost to ex-husband Guido (Ricky Davao). Then there is Doray (Hilda Koronel) a.k.a. Rhodora Rivera, a bit player of the ’70’s whose life revolves around the glory days of her B-movies career. And religious and naive Choleng (Angel Aquino) who simply cannot resist the sexual advances of her best friend’s husband.

Freeze Me (Japanese) 2006

AKA: Freezer
Year: 2000
Directed: Takashi Ishii
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Horror
Runtime: 01:42:14
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English Soft Subs

Cast: Harumi Inoue, Shingo Tsurumi, Kazuki Kitamura, Shunsuke Matsuoka, Naoto Takenaka
Notes: Warning! For mature audience only. For 18+ and above only!


Chihiro is raped by three men and it is captured on video camera. She leaves her hometown and prepares to marry a colleague five years later, when one of the rapists arrives and says the others are on their way. He behaves like her long-lost lover and mistreats her again. Chihiro takes revenge, kills him and puts him in a freezer. The other rapists are awaiting a similar fate…