Category Archive: Asian Cinema

Rurouni Kenshin (2012) [A Second Look]

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Readers may remember my rather harsh review of last year’s Rurouni Kenshin, the live action adaptation of the hit anime series. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that, having… Continue reading

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From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

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I can only imagine that fans and workers alike were wondering what was to happen to Studio Ghibli now that Miyazaki Hayao has stepped down (This is where I say, “Damn you world… Continue reading

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Rurouni Kenshin (2012)

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As I’ve said multiple times that I am a diehard fan of Rurouni Kenshin. It’s only natural that I decide to check out the live action movie. The very basic plot of the… Continue reading

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

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Going along with our Oscar winner trend, we look back at the Asian classic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the movie that put (at least to American audiences) Ang Lee on the map. Crouching… Continue reading

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Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

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A couple weeks ago, my friends and I wound up watching Ju-on: The Curse, a low budget, direct-to-video horror movie that was actually surprisingly good. I decided to check out its more well… Continue reading

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Ju-On: The Curse (2000)

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As I said in my review of Retribution, I think the best horror movies are actually the ones made on more modest budgets. My friends and I wanted to see Ju-On: The Grudge.… Continue reading

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Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

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Predator was the manliest movie I have seen in a long time. As much as I appreciate a nice, distinctly masculine movie, I think too much testosterone can upset a guy’s hormonal balance.… Continue reading

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