Archive for February 17th, 2017

Spanish Review: THE GREAT WALL

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Por Liz López Rating: C+ El director chino, Zhang Yimou (‘The Flowers of War,’ ‘Curse of the Dragon Flower’) sobresale en su labor en la producción cinematográfica ‘The Great Wall’ (título originario “Chang cheng”), la cual es una de acción y fantasía. Tiene mucho talento este director y desafortunadamente, por el guion, pienso que no […]

Review: FIST FIGHT

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 2.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Three O’Clock High, the movie which loosely inspired this movie, offers a slightly subversive, comedic take on a showdown story.  Director Phil Joanou and writers Richard Christian Matheson and Thomas Szollosi came up with a highly inventive and thoroughly entertaining movie that has a unique style of […]

Review: A CURE FOR WELLNESS

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 2 (Out of 4 Stars) A problem with some slow-burning thrillers is the tendency to fizzle out when they are supposed to erupt with excitement and surprises.  Such is the key issue with Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness, a creepy and strange movie that spends too much of its run time […]

Review: THE GREAT WALL

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Director Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers) is a filmmaker, well-known for a gorgeous and majestic style.  For his latest movie The Great Wall, his first film with an American lead actor, Yimou employs some of his elegant sensibilities, but isn’t afraid to get gritty […]