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Mismatched Couples (情逢敵手)

If you buy the Mismatched Couples DVD, you’ll find that distributer Fortune Star markets it under its “Legendary Collection,” which is only fitting because this is a true Hong Kong classic. 488 more words

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The Days of Being Dumb (亞飛與亞基)

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Jacky Cheung prove their acting mettle by playing the lousiest gangsters ever in the comedy The Days of Being Dumb – not at all to be confused with Wong Kar-Wai’s Very Serious Drama The Days of Being Wild, which also featured both actors. 398 more words

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Tokyo Raiders (東京攻略)

About eight minutes into the movie, Tony Leung’s character, Lam, breaks away from the bad guys. A fevered and funny chase through some back alleys of Tokyo leads to his concrete silo of a house, where there’s more martial arts and shattering glass. 445 more words

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The Medallion (飛龍再生)

The best way to enjoy this terrible movie is to turn into a ten year old – because The Medallion seems to have been made with this demographic in mind. 518 more words

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Fly Me to Polaris (星願)

A friend who prefers wrestling and superheroes recommended this film after he was caught unawares and emptied a box of tissue while watching. I can’t say I was equally moved, but I did find the hackneyed plot made better by Cecilia Cheung’s star-making performance. 427 more words

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Summer Holiday (夏日的麼麼茶)

Like a lazy day on the beach, Summer Holiday makes few demands on its audience. It’s a breezy crowd pleaser that’s easy to enjoy thanks to its headliners and some enticing scenery. 400 more words

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Lucky Dog (耳朵大有福)

The Chinese title translates to “those with big ears have luck,” and its questionable whether the title character possesses either. Old Wang (Fan Wei), the just retired railroad worker, finds that he has a lot of time but not so much money. 569 more words

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