The Opium War
The story of the Opium War between China, in the waning days of the Qing Dynasty, and the British Empire, in the 1830s, and the subsequent takeover of Hong Kong by Britain; through the eyes of the key figures, fiercely nationalistic Lin Zexu, and opportunistic British naval diplomat Charles Elliot.
- Stars:Guoan Bao, Debra Beaumont, Oliver Cotton, Nigel Davenport, Rob Freeman, Emma Griffiths Malin, Garrick Hagon, Jiang Hua, Philip Jackson, Dominic Jephcott, Hsiang Ting Ko, Shilong Li, Weixin Li, Liankun Lin, Sihung Lung,
- Director:Jin Xie,
- Writer:Ann Hui, Ni Zhen, Sujin Zhu, Fuxian Zong
Historical Drama starting in 1839 in Guangzhou where British merchants dealing with opium are to be executed because the opium is destroying the Empire. After the burning of 20,000 boxes of... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(ag) wrote: Almodvar once again proves that he is one of Spain's preeminent melodramatic story tellers.
(ca) wrote: Tia Carrere + Lindy Booth + Darryl Hannah, PLUS Roy Scheider?? Sign me up.Also has Eric Roberts. Gee, I wonder who the killer could possibly be.
(es) wrote: Entertaining enough. Nice to see Frodo again.
(au) wrote: Despite how flat it seems at first, this French film is so provocative and perverse that I'm afraid a lot of people won't get its point, and I love how it explores the vulnerability of Garrel's character through his constant nudity and overflowing sexual desire.
(mx) wrote: The story of Dave, Adam, and Doofer. Three young men who are tired of not being taken serious as "true women". They decide to take this years tuition and have the sex-change operations they have always dreamed of. Look-out world here they come.
(gb) wrote: I've watched this movie and I liked it. It was action, suspense, and also, it is not too far from reality. We know that sibilings can be so different, and most of the time at some point of their lifes don't get along. So, for being a movie, I liked it. *Sponsored Post.
(ru) wrote: Based on a David mamet two character play this nifty little movie shows just how manipulative and evil the female species can be
(jp) wrote: When a drug scandal tears down the made-for-film football team of Texas State, recruitment has take a step outside of the ordinary. The movie centers around thirty-four-year-old Paul Blake (Scott Bakula) who was a high school football star but walked away from the game when some personal things happened in his life. Blake still has some college eligibility left and guess who comes calling? The Texas State Armadillos.The premise is pretty ridiculous and, as of 2016, been done at least five times that I can think of off the top of my head. The entire team gets cut. Bring in the scrubs. I know, it's supposed to be a comedy and I preach all the time about suspending your disbelief, but I can't let this slide without docking a few points. Flag on the play. I have an immense respect for professional athletes of all sports. It takes a tremendous amount of talent to be able to produce at such a high level. So, when I see random dudes just showing up on the field (some after being in hiatus for over a decade), it feels somewhat disrespectful to the Peyton Mannings and the Lebron James' of the world. At 39, even Peyton isn't the same player he used to be and that's after years of being on the field. But you mean to tell me that a has-been can just step on the field and ball out of his mind? Erroneous.This probably all sounds like I hated the movie, but the joke's on you. At the end of the day, it does what it sets out to do: be funny. Guys like Rob Schneider and Sinbad provide great comic relief. Even a young Jason Bateman steps into his role well and helps with a few laughs.They give you a reason to root for this group of has-beens and never-will-be's.Yes, it's been done before and yes it's very unbelievable. Throw all that to the side and you have a film with funny and a little bit of heart underneath. I give it an 81.
(fr) wrote: Aria (Ken Russell et al., 1987)Anthology films are a tough beast, and especially in America, we're not quite sure what to do with them. (The Asians are still churning out excellent anthologies like Rampo Noir and 4bia.) Even at their best, anthology films in the western world are usually a mixed bag. Aria, while still fitting this descrption pretty well, is the least mixed-bag of them I've seen from American/European directors in recent memory. When it is good, it is very, very good, and when it is bad, it's... less bad than it could have been. Ten directors make ten short films about sex, each attached to a particular aria (and each named for the opera from which the aria is taken). Some are comedic (Julien Temple's "Rigoletto", one of the film's true high points), some melodramatic (Robert Altman directs a meta piece tied to "Les Borades", also excellent). A lot of them, to me at least, were surprises indeed; both of the pieces I've mentioned were some of the director's best work I've seen. Some I expected to be great, and they were (Derek Jarman). Some I expected to be awful, and they were (Godard, who has never been more than useless). But the upsides here vastly outwight the downsides; Godard's segment is the only one that's truly unlikeable here, and while the others vary in quality, all of them are at least worth watching. Some are a great deal more than that. Ken Russell's, especially, may have been his final spark of greatness, a last glimpse of the art-for-art's-sake director who would soon go the way of the great auk. It's all very pretty, and most of it is kind of brilliant, examining its subject from a number of different angles-almost all of them worth your time. If you've never had the chance, give it a look-it's quite fine. ****
(es) wrote: For an old movie, this was an enjoyable surprise. Special effects are good for the time period. While the script is predictable, it is well delivered.
(nl) wrote: It's hard not to like this Neapolitan trio! Mastroianni is delightful as a womanizer, yet once again unmanned by the indomitable Loren. Pure comedy, Italian style.
(ag) wrote: A light hearted, fun romance until disaster strikes.
(nl) wrote: Cronenberg does DeLillo