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DIM SUM vs. KIMCHI FLAVOR: THE KILLER REMAKE IN 3D

2011/02/09

Not sure what to think of the Koreans remaking my favorite John Woo movie THE KILLER yet, but there’s pros and cons at time of writing. Pros: John Woo supervises  and produces, and John H. Lee (71: INTO THE FIRE) directs. Cons: 3D (never a good sign for quality filmmaking), nobody Josh Campbell is writing (adapting?) the screenplay, the film is – seriously – an English-language (!) version (despite featuring a Korean star and Korean-American director – what sense does that make?).

Hope for the best and expect the worst I’d say. Any which way, I’d bet anything that the remake will not live up to the original. More soon.

J.

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MADE IN JAPAN: FIREWORKS FROM THE HEART [ONIICHAN NO HANABI | おにいちゃんのハナビ]

2010/10/12

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Here’s what looks like Iwai’s FIREWORKS remade: FIREWORKS FROM THE HEART tells the story of a high school student coming home from hospital on the day of the Katakai Fireworks Festival. She has been treated for Leukemia, and returns home only to find out that her brother Taro has become an outsider, living in his own world. Despite her own problems, Hana is determined to make him open up to the world again. FIREWORKS FROM THE HEART is directed by Masahiro Kunimoto, and stars Kengo Kora, Mitsuki Tanimura, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Saori Koide, Hiroyuki Onoue, Rei Okamoto, Ryuta Sato, Kuranosuke Sasaki and Sansei Shiomi.

J.


DIM SUM: LET THE BULLETS FLY [RANG ZIDAN FEI | 让子弹飞]

2010/10/12

Some movies don’t really need a synopsis. LET THE BULLETS FLY directed by Jiang Wen is such a movie. All you need to know is this: bullets, Chow Yun-Fat. In cinemas early October (and also starring Carina Lau, Wen Jiang, Jun Hu, Kun Chen, You Ge, Yun Zhou, Lu Yao, Bing Shao, Fan Liao, Pu Miao and Mo Zhang.

J.