Leon Lai plays Li Xiao Jun, a naive immigrant from mainland China who desires to make it big in Hong Kong so he could bring his fiance there. Maggie Cheung plays Li Quiao, an enterprising immigrant who takes advantage of helping people from mainland China.
And Then There Were None is a 2015 BBC One miniseries based on the original 1939 novel which was once featured on iFlix.
I stumbled upon this 2014 film on iFlix. Based on a 2006 novel by Frank Turner Hollon, the movie received the “Best of D.C.” award at the D.C. Independent Film Festival.
This is one of the reasons why I prefer watching foreign films than Hollywood. Less effects, just pure story of human character. The movie played on the who’s-smarter-than-who game. And the film played it so well at the end.
It’s 1947, Sherlock Holmes is 93 years old, long-time retired, and living in a rural farm with his housekeeper, Mrs. Munro, and her son, Roger.
The film is about Ray Moody’s business, Kidnap Solutions, LLC. It is an 8-hour abduction that provides alternative therapy for his clients. People call him to kidnap them mainly to traumatize them or scare them out of their addiction, weight gain, or whatever personal problem it might be.
After many decades of Archie comics (including the cartoons), it was refreshing to see a new take on the characters. However, if you’re a fan of Archie comics, cartoons, and all of its spin-offs, you may (or may not) like Riverdale.
The film tells the life story of Chiyoko and how she got the key and lost it. It started when, as a teenager, she met a a painter and revolutionary rebel whom she helped escape from the authorities. It was this stranger who gave her that key. They promised each other that they will meet someday. Chiyoko held on that promise and the only way for her to track down the stranger is to become an actress.
The story is a bank robbery gone wrong told backwards, one day at a time. So the narrative started on a Friday, and it referred that the bank robbery happened on a Tuesday.
The film tries to satirize romantic comedy and ironically, the main character ends ups living it.
This film reminds us of patriotism and selflessness. With the coming elections, one couldn’t help but think of the mistakes committed in the past that brought us to the present.
It gives me the sense of mockumentary that follows a fictional storyline. Yet, it provokes to ask the same question in the premise, “What if Hitler is alive today?”
What I liked in this series was the way the creators humanizes the Royal Family and how they were limited by their stature, their traditions, and their Constitution and laws.
True to its tagline, “The show with hot questions and even hotter wings,” the questions range from professional to personal. Some questions are even intimate or delicate that you seldom see or hear on a regular interview.
I think I went through 3 possible endings while watching it. I only stopped when I saw on the upper right side of the screen “Exit to Credits”.
This film has intrigued me for a few good reasons: it stars Sandra Bullock, it has an intriguing premise, and it is based on a novel.
The show started with Ellen’s anecdote about returning to stand-up comedy. The friend she referred to as a “he” asked, “Do you think you’re still relatable?”
When I saw it on Netflix, I immediately watched it and see for myself why this film was called a sleeper hit.
The sleigh crashes, the reindeers flee, Santa’s hat and the bag of presents are lost, and Santa has until sunrise to distribute the gifts. And he only has two siblings who are not getting along well.