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  • The Brave Archer

    ★★★½

  • No Escape

    ★★

  • The Legend of Paul and Paula

    ★★★★

  • Dirty Ho

    ★★★★½

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  • The Brave Archer

    The Brave Archer

    ★★★½

    CHANG CHEH FILMOGRAPHY #55/90

    BRAVE ARCHER SERIES #1/5

    ACTION SCENES: 9
    TOTAL ACTION TIME: 22.5/117 min. (19.2/100)
    CHOREOGRAPHY: 7/10
    STUNTS: 6/10
    EDITING: 7/10
    FINALE: 5/10 (it's not an action finale, but it's really satisfying anyway!)
    MISCELLANEOUS MENTIONS: None
    TOTAL ACTION JUNKIE SCORE: 56.5

    READ HOW THE ACTION JUNKIE SCORE WORKS

    Anyone wanting to venture into the Brave Archer series of films needs to read this and this article here. There are SPOILERS in both, to be sure, but it's better…

  • No Escape

    No Escape

    ★★

    Let me get this straight: they made a film about an entire island prison created by well-to-do white people to get rid of riffraff they didn't want in the year 2022, and they PUT ONLY ONE BLACK MAN ON IT? Please.

    It's been a long time since I saw this flick. I'm pretty sure I rented it back in the Hollywood Video days, it was sci-fi (sort of) and action adventure (sort of) with a very B-movie plot and a…

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  • Dirty Ho

    Dirty Ho

    ★★★★½

    ACTION SCENES: 9
    TOTAL ACTION TIME: 43.5/103 min. (42.2/100)
    CHOREOGRAPHY: 9/10
    STUNTS: 7/10
    EDITING: 8/10
    FINALE: 9/10
    MISCELLANEOUS MENTIONS:
    Opening Martial Arts demonstration (1 point)
    Training Sequences (1 point)
    TOTAL ACTION JUNKIE SCORE: 87.2

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    Dirty Ho is a mid-career film by the illustrious director/choreographer Liu Chia-Liang (aka Lau Kar-Leung). It came out on the heels of the revolutionary comedy-martial arts films of Yuen Woo-Ping and Jackie Chan in 1978 and the influence shows.…

  • Dhoom

    Dhoom

    ★½

    A lot of sound and fury is on display to sell the concept of DHOOM, a Hindi word that itself means noise/hullabaloo. But what we actually get is closer to a tintinnabulation (stop judging me!). JHANKAAR would have been a more accurate title.

    Essentially Bollywood's response to The Fast and the Furious, Dhoom tries SO. DAMN. HARD. to summon the same macho cool and mercurial swagger of the American franchise, but cannot stop itself from moralizing at every turn, with…