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Come Drink With Me (Da zui xia)
9 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[center][size=4][b]Come Drink With Me (1966)[/b][/size][/center]
[b][img][/img] "Come drink with me" really revolutionized the martial arts film genre at the time of its release by boosting the production standards and level of action.[/b]

Wing Chun
Wing Chun (1994)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[center][size=4][b]Wing Chun (1995)[/b][/size]
[img][/img] [b]A wonderful fight choreography, first-rate wire stunts, entertaining story and above average performances, make "Wing Chun" one of the best martial arts flicks of the 90s.
[/b] [size=4][color=Red]9.00/10
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Quarantine (2008)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[center][size=4][b]Quarantine (2008)
[/b][/size][left][img][/img] "Quarantine" is a remake of 2007 Spanish horror film "[Rec]", which has been receiving amazing reviews from horror fans, including myself. It was tense, terrifying and had great acting. One of the best, if not the best horror movie I've ever seen! Hearing about a US remake so soon (less than an year), especially one told to be shot-for-shot, was kind of ridiculous. However, the cast for "Quarantine" was good, the trailer and stills looked cool, so I thought I'd give it a watch to see how it holds up to "[Rec]". Needless to say, "[Rec]" was way, way better, but I still enjoyed "Quarantine".
"Quarantine" has good acting, is entertaining from the beginning to the end, but it has its flaws. Drew and John Dowdle are rather new to the business, and not only have they remade a film that is less than a year old, but the direction and writing just wasn't there. They took most of the screenplay from "[Rec]", so if anyone deserves the writing credit, the original makers deserve most of it. The direction, well, was also lacking...because it's a POV movie and a lot of shots are similar to the original, so the guy clearly didn't do as much as a regular director because it's a POV remake.
Overall, "Quarantine" was an entertaining remake after some of the lame ones we've had this year. It's nowhere near as bad as the haters are thinking it is, which actually doesn't make much sense, because if they loved the original...why hate a shot-for-shot remake?

The Fountain
The Fountain (2006)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[center][size=4][b]The Fountain (2006)
[/b][/size][left][img][/img] Written by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel, "The Fountain" is essentially a love story with touches of science fiction, all spiced up with Aronofsky's ideas about philosophy. It's truly a very ambitious story, but Aronofsky manages to develop it nicely and with intelligence, avoiding the clichés and the sappiness that tend to be in movies dealing with similar themes. The philosophic themes are handled carefully, and while they are kept in simple and easy to understand terms, Aronofsky explores them deeply, making "The Fountаin" a remarkable study of love and the experience of grief.
"The Fountain" is full of spectacular images and stunning photography, lush worlds and faultless special effects. I couldn't believe they didn't do any CG work on this, and all the effects were microscopic images digitally enhanced. It really created a unique way of looking at the film, and made it seem different in a way that was pleasing.
This is a very visual movie, but despite this, Aronofsky still manages to keep the story as the main focus of the movie. On a side not, it's worth to point out that Clint Mansell's score for the movie is truly amazing, and easily one of the best of the decade.
Hugh Jackman gives a phenomenal performance as a tortured soul desperately seeking a cure for his wife, played by Rachel Weisz with beautiful subtlety. The supporting cast was overall very good, despite not having a lot of screen time when compared to Jackman and Weisz.
A visual feast of stunning imagery, captivating and clever, beautiful and intense, and full of mystery and dreamlike metaphor, "The Fountain" is a wonderful experience and one of the best movies of the year.

District B13 (Banlieue 13)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[center][size=4][b]District B13 (2006)[/b][/size][/center]
[img][/img] Despite "Banlieue 13" 's plot is truly unoriginal,this kinetically charged action flick is highly entertaining and really fun to watch!
All the action sequnces are well-executed and simply amazing! There are lots of great stunts and gorgeously-choreographed martial arts.
"District B13" is enjoyable, satisfying and exciting! This pure adrenalin rush is probably the best action movie this summer!