The White Storm 3: Heaven or Hell 掃毒3: 人在天涯 (2023) Review

Herman Yau sure knows how to blow stuff up in The White Storm 3: Heaven or Hell <掃毒3: 人在天涯>. Vehicles exploded and flipped in the air before hitting the ground. The army base headquarters, which was purposefully built on a full-scale set in New Territories as a stand-in for Thailand’s Golden Triangle due to pandemic-era travel restrictions at the time of filming, ended up getting blown to smithereens as a result of an air assault.

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One More Chance 別叫我”賭神” (2023) Review

Originally titled Be Water, My Friend <驕陽歲月> when it was filmed in 2019, this long-delayed Hong Kong dramedy has since settled with a more mainstream-friendly (and generic-sounding) English title, One More Chance <別叫我”賭神”>. The Cantonese title, though, is literally known as “Don’t Call Me God of Gamblers”, an apparent reference to Chow Yun-Fat’s iconic Ko Chun character in the 1989 genre classic.

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New Kung Fu Cult Master 2 倚天屠龍記之聖火雄風 (2022) Review

In a perfect world, we would have gotten the second chapter of Kung Fu Cult Master <倚天屠龍記之魔教教主> in the mid or late ’90s, where Jet Li’s Mo-Kei ends up locating Chiu Man (Cheung Man) in Dadu.

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New Kung Fu Cult Master 1 倚天屠龍記之九陽神功 (2022) Review

Twenty-nine years after the uneven Kung Fu Cult Master <倚天屠龍記之魔教教主> left us hanging with only half the story, Wong Jing is finally given the second chance to revive the classic Jin Yong’s (Louis Cha) story of The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre.

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