Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Incite Mill: 7 Days インシテミル 7日间のデスゲーム 算计:七天的死亡游戏

Released Year: 2010
Directed by 中田秀夫 Hideo Nakata

Casted by:
 藤原龙也 Tatsuya Fujiwara as 结城理久彦 Rikuhiko Yuki
绫濑遥 Haruka Ayase as 须和名祥子 Shoko Suwana
石原里美 Satomi Ishihara as 关水美夜 Miya Sekimizu
阿部力 Tsuyoshi Abe as 大迫雄大 Yudai Osako
平山绫 Aya Hirayama as 橘若菜 Wakana Tachibana
石井正则 Ishii Masanori as 西野宗广 Munehiro Nishino
大野拓朗 Ohno Yoshioka as 真木雪人 Yukito Maki
武田真治 Takeda Shinji as 岩井庄助 Sousuke Iwai
北大路欣也 Kinya Kitaoji as 安东吉也 Yoshi Ando
片平渚 Nagisa Katahira as 渊佐和子 Sawako Fuchi
 Ten people are promised a dream job that pays 112,000 Yen ($1,236 USD) per hour, no experience or qualifications necessary. They are then taken to a remote underground complex and locked up, in a murderous game that will last for seven days
 L² Scored: 2.5/10

L² Comment:
Seriously i love love love so much of the novel that has been written by Yonezawa Honobu (米泽穗信)... But when it become a movie, it sucks! The storyline is different, but not in a good way... The weapon change, the characters were cut from 12 to 10 and the way the characters die are different. Totally not gonna accept this at all, disappointing...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Triangle 2009

 Released Year: 2009
Directed by Christopher Smith

Casted by:
Melissa George as Jess
Michael Dorman as Greg
Liam Hemsworth as Victor
Rachael Carpani as Sally
Henry Nixon as Downey
Jess prepares to take her autistic son Tommy on a trip with her friend Greg on his boat. Joining them are Victor, a runaway teen who lives with Greg; Sally and Downey, married friends of Greg; and Heather, a friend of Sally's. Jess arrives without Tommy and sleeps for the first few hours. Victor tells Greg that when he asked about Tommy, she zoned out before claiming he's at school. Not long after Jess wakes up, the wind dies and an electrical storm approaches. While radioing the coast guard, Greg picks up a distress call from an unknown woman, but requests for coordinates go unanswered. The storm soon reaches them, and Heather is swept out into the water as the boat capsizes. When the storm clears, the others climb onto the upturned boat, stranded.

They soon spot a cruise ship and yell for help. They board as it passes, only to find it apparently deserted, though Jess feels déjà vu as they explore. While examining a display case for Aeolus, the ship's namesake, they hear a noise nearby and find Jess's keys, convincing Sally that Heather is also aboard. In the dining hall, Jess spots someone watching them, and Victor runs off after them. Jess and Greg continue on and find a room with 'Go To Theater' written in blood on a mirror. Upset at Greg's disinterest, she returns to the dining hall. A bloodied Victor also returns and tries to strangle her, but dies when she aggravates his head wound in the struggle. She then hears a gunshot and follows it to the theater, finding Sally and Downey beside Greg's corpse. As they accuse her of killing Greg and sending them there, the burlap-masked shooter kills everyone but Jess from above. The shooter chases Jess to the ship's front deck, where she fights back and disarms the shooter, who speaks incoherently under the mask before falling off the ship.

Minutes later, she hears yelling from off the ship and looks in shock at herself and the others on the upturned boat. As she trails them, she drops her keys near the display case and is spotted just outside the dining hall. When Victor catches up to her, she accidentally impales his head on a wall hook while trying to explain things. She flees to a locker room containing shotguns and multiple copies of a note saying to kill everyone who boards. When her locket falls into a vent, she sees a pile of identical lockets inside. She takes a gun and confronts herself and Victor in the dining hall, scaring off her counterpart to save Victor. She then runs to the theater and shoots at the shooter, saving Sally and Downey. She leaves them her gun and returns to get Victor, but discovers he was thrown overboard.

The shooter, revealed to be another Jess, finds and leads Sally and Downey to the room with the bloody mirror. She then pulls a knife, stabbing Sally and savagely attacking Downey as Sally escapes. She finds a communication room and begs for help over the link, but flees before she gets a reply. The current Jess arrives as Greg responds over the link, revealing Sally to be the unknown distress caller. Jess finds Sally on an upper deck filled with Sally corpses, and watches from above as the new Jess kills the shooter Jess and throws the body overboard. As Sally dies, the upturned boat returns again, and Jess realizes the time loop restarts when everyone is killed. Desperate to stop the loop and prevent them from boarding, she sets everything from the first loop into motion, with herself as the shooter. When she is disarmed, she urges her counterpart to kill everyone when they return before falling off the ship.

She awakens washed ashore and returns home to find herself returned to that morning. As she watches from outside, it's revealed that Jess abuses Tommy out of anger toward his autism. She distracts her counterpart with the doorbell and grabs a hammer, and then enters and beats her to death. After assuring Tommy it was a bad dream, echoing the film's first scene, she loads the bagged body into the trunk and leaves with Tommy. As she promises to stop the abuse, a seagull hits the windshield and leaves bloody tracks. To appease Tommy, she pulls over to toss the dead bird over the embankment and sees a pile of dead birds below. Realizing she's still trapped in the loop, she hurriedly drives away but is distracted by Tommy's panicking; while trying to calm him down, they veer into oncoming traffic and are hit by a truck. As she watches people gather around the bodies, a taxi driver approaches and claims nothing can save Tommy. She accepts a ride to the harbor and, when asked, promises to return. She then joins the others on the boat, intent on preventing her son's death. 
 L² Scored: 9/10

L² Comment:
Seriously, I never expect me myself will score this movie a 9 when this movie starts... as it getting more interesting, the twist and turn of the bermuda triangle really freaks me out a bit. Poor girl has to run and change her fate each time on what happening though she already knew what it was coming again...

2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams

 Released Year: 2010
Directed by Tim Sullivan

Casted by:
Bill Moseley as Mayor Buckman
Trevor Wright as Falcon
Lin Shaye as Granny Boone
Christa Campbell as Milk Maiden
Ahmed Best as Crow
Nivek Ogre as Harper Alexander
Andrea Leon as Val Turner
 When this year’s round of unsuspecting Northerners fail to show up for their annual Guts N’ Glory Jubilee because the Feds are investigating the disappearances of Northerners over the years, the residents of Pleasant Valley take their twisted carnival on the road and head to Iowa, where they encounter spoiled heiresses, Rome & Tina Sheraton, and the cast and crew of their “Road Rascals” reality show. They begin killing the cast and crew.

At the end, the residents of Pleasant Valley get an idea to use a TV commercial to lure in their victims.
 L² Scored: 0/10

L² Comment:
 If ain't those cute guys in this movie, i would have give it a -10 actually... Gosh, wat a stupid movie is this, all i know its a parody-kinda movie to make fun of Paris Hilton & Nicole Ritchie's The Simple Life reality show... but this movie really sucks~

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Four Rooms

 Released Year: 1995
Directed by Allison Anders & Alexandre Rockwell
& Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino

Casted by:
Tim Roth as Ted the Bellhop

"The Missing Ingredient"
Valeria Golino as Athena
Madonna as Elspeth
Alicia Witt as Kiva
Sammi Davis as Jezebel
Lili Taylor as Raven
Ione Skye as Eva
Amanda de Cadenet as Diana

"The Wrong Man"
David Proval as Siegfried
Jennifer Beals as Angela
Lawrence Bender as Long Hair Yuppie Scum
Paul Skemp as Real Theodore
Quinn Thomas Hellerman as Baby Bellhop

"The Misbehavers"
Antonio Banderas as Man
Tamlyn Tomita as Wife
Lana McKissack as Sarah
Danny Verduzco as Juancho
Patricia Vonne as Corpse
Salma Hayek as TV dancing girl

Betty's house
Kathy Griffin as Betty
Marisa Tomei as Margaret
Julie McClean as Left Redhead
Laura Rush as Right Redhead

"The Man from Hollywood"
Quentin Tarantino as Chester Rush
Jennifer Beals as Angela
Paul Calderón as Norman
Bruce Willis as Leo
Kimberly Blair as Hooker
The film is set on New Year's Eve, and starts with Sam, the previous bellhop of the Hotel Mon Signor, briefing his replacement, Ted, about the job.

Honeymoon Suite - "The Missing Ingredient"
Written and directed by Allison Anders
Ted assists a number of unusual women with their luggage, which he takes up to the Honeymoon Suite. He learns they are a coven of witches, attempting to create a potion to reverse a spell cast on their goddess, Diana 40 years ago. In order to create the potion, each witch must place an ingredient into a large cauldron in a ritual. However, one of the witches has still to retrieve her ingredient - semen - which she is told she must retrieve in one hour. The witch manages to seduce an initially reluctant Ted and has sex with him in the cauldron. After he leaves, the witches complete the ritual and Diana is seen emerging from the cauldron.

Ted's phone call with the party guest
At the end of the segment, a guest from a hotel room party calls Ted at the front desk to get some ice. He is unsure about which floor the room is on, but eventually directs Ted to room 404.

Room 404 - "The Wrong Man"
Written and directed by Alexandre Rockwell
Upon arriving at room 404, Ted finds himself in the middle of a fantasy hostage situation between a husband and wife. Siegfried, the husband, maniacally accuses Ted (whom he calls Theodore) of having slept with his wife, Angela. At gunpoint, Ted is made to participate in the scenario, with uncertainty about what is real and what is part of the fantasy. At one point, Ted is stuck in the bathroom window and the party guest from the beginning of the episode appears in the window above, uttering the word "ice" and vomiting. Eventually, Ted escapes just as a different party guest appears, looking for room 404 and is greeted by Siegfried in the same manner as Ted was at the beginning of the episode.

Ambiguity of room number
It is not fully clear if these events take place in room 404 or in room 409. The party guests' room is on the above floor, which suggests Siegfried's room is indeed room 404. Adding to this uncertainty, the room door reads "40-", with a faint outline of what appears to be a missing "4" or "9". However, Siegfried answers the phone at one point, which is later revealed to be a call connecting to room 409.

Room 309 - "The Misbehavers"
Written and directed by Robert Rodriguez
A husband and wife go out to a New Year's Eve party and leave their two children, Juancho and Sarah, in the hotel. Ted is paid $500 to keep an eye on the children by the stern father, who orders them not to misbehave. As Ted is responsible for the entire hotel he cannot actually stay in the room with the children, but instead instructs them to stay in the room and watch television. After Ted leaves, the children soon begin to squabble and proceed to both explore and vandalize the room, and manage to explode a bottle of champagne in the process. They call Ted for toothbrushes, at which point he arrives and attempts unsuccessfully to put them to bed by putting ointment on their eyelids. After they wash their eyelids and summon him back to the room once more, Ted arrives at a scene of mass chaos: One painting in the bedroom has a target scribbled on it in lipstick-That Juancho and Sarah use to play darts with the syringe., Juancho has a cigarette in his mouth, Sarah has the bottle of champagne in her hand, the television is set to an adult channel, and the children have found the corpse of a dead prostitute stuffed under the mattress. While Ted tries to quell the chaos in the room, Sarah stabs him in the leg with a syringe when he repeatedly uses the word "whore" and Juancho accidentally sets the bedroom on fire with his cigarette. At this point, the children's father arrives, carrying his passed-out wife, and, looking around the room, asks Ted, "Did they misbehave?"

Ted's phone call with Betty
After the events of room 309, an unsettled Ted calls his boss, Betty, to quit for the night, as his shift has ended. After a prolonged conversation with Margaret, Ted gets Betty on the phone and quits, but a call from the Penthouse comes in. Betty reasons with Ted and convinces him to tend to their needs, due to the importance of continued Hollywood business to the hotel.

Penthouse - "The Man from Hollywood"
Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino
The penthouse is currently being occupied by the famous director Chester Rush and a group of his friends, which includes Angela from The Wrong Man. The party requests a block of wood, a doughnut, a ball of twine, three nails, a club sandwich, a bucket of ice, and an extremely sharp hatchet (Rush specifically requests a hatchet "as sharp as the Devil himself"). After getting acquainted with Chester and his friends, Ted is asked to take part in a challenge: Chester's friend Norman has bet he can light his Zippo cigarette lighter ten times in a row. If he succeeds, Norman will win Chester's car, but if he fails, Norman's pinky will be cut off. Ted is asked to "wield the hatchet" and cut off Norman's pinky, should he fail. Ted initially tries to leave, but Chester persuades him to stay by offering $100 up front and another $1,000 if he performs his assigned role. Norman's lighter fails on the first try, and Ted chops off the finger, sweeps up all the money, and leaves the penthouse. While the credits are rolling, Chester and company are seen frantically getting ready to take a screaming, agonizing Norman to a hospital.
  L² Scored: 10/10

L² Comment:
 I found it quite weird to watch in the beginning of this movie, but as it goes by... it attracts me and yeah~ i totally love this movie. Not only there are tons of superstars in this movie but the humor parts really gets me and i just couldn't take my eyes away from it :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Flying Dagger 神經刀與飛天貓

 Released Year: 1993
Directed by 朱延平 Chu Yen Ping

Casted by:
梁家輝 Tony Leung as 「大飛刀」韓沖 Chung
林志穎 Jimmy Lin as「小飛刀」韓林 Lam
張敏 Sharla Cheung as「大風騷」風二娘 Lady Fung
葉蘊儀 Gloria Yip as「小風騷」風鈴 Ling
張學友 Jacky Cheung as「九尾狐」朱星 Ninetail
張曼玉 Maggie Cheung as 飛天貓 Flyingcat
The Hon [Dagger] Brothers, Chung and Lam, who are in fact uncle and cousin, are rival bounty hunters to the Fung [Bewitchment] Sisters, and take glee in thwarting each other because Chung refused to marry Lady Fung. Fung Ling and Lam are also in love, but do not acknowledge it.

Emperor Tsao hires the Hons to capture the Nine-Tails Fox, whom he claims has made a major robbery of his household, including the rape and murder of his daughter and the murder of 41 servants. The Hons are distracted when they find the Fungs captured by Never Die and his brothers, who in spite of decapitation and loss of a hand, proceed to chase them (the severed hand grabbing at one of them) chase the Hons to the lair of Nine-Tails Fox, who has recently caused his wife, the apsara known as Flying Cat to walk out on him. The group discovers that Never Die is allergic to glib talk, and begin speaking to each other glibly, Chung, too embarrassed to speak to Lady Fung in that way, speaking to Nine-Tails Fox, and the two pulling off each other shirts, and trap him. Never Die soon dissolves, and the four bounty hunters and Never Die's hand take him away. Flying Cat returns to find drawn images of what has gone on previously, including what she interprets as her husband's homosexual behavior, and chastises the old man who sends the drawings out through a slot for not intervening, which he says is not his place.

Nine-Tails Fox, who proudly admits to being a thief but insists he never hurts anyone, escapes from the bounty hunters to the inn of Pang Tin-hong, where he becomes involved with numerous courtesans. The bounty hunters follow him, but not before Flying Cat catches up with him. Still other bounty hunters, including the burly Western Ace, a gay man who sings 1980s American pop tunes, and a transsexual who delivers poisoned kisses, arrive at the inn. Because the Hons and Fungs pay well and are supported by the police, Pang sides with them against the new bounty hunters, claiming that he and his wife are Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui. The transsexual kisses Chung, causing him to turn green and infect him with poison. After the other bounty hunters are defeated, Pang sends Lam and Ling outside, insisting that they are under eighteen, although both claim to be eighteen, in order to explain that the cure for the poison is to have sex nine times, then eat the strange fetus that will be born three days later. Chung tries to take Lady Fung to bed, but inadvertently passes the disease to Pang, whose wife and he fight a lot and never want it at the same time.

While Ling and Lam are outside, Never Die's hand grabs Ling's shoulder, and she thinks it is Lam's and rests her head on his shoulder. Thus distracted, Tsao captures the two of them, and the thieves and the bounty hunters team up against their common enemy and rescue the young ones.

At the end of the film, Pang's wife gives birth to the strange fetus, and the Hons, Fungs, Fox, and Cat seemingly forgetting about the idea that it is to be eaten and ready and excited to receive it as if a normal birth, are horrified to see that the baby is in fact Never Die.
 L² Scored: 7/10

L² Comment:
 I still feel that the old Hong Kong Martial comedy is funnier than the new Hong Kong comedy movie... At least there is a strong storyline and the fighting part is good also... Love this combination and it has been such a long time i didn't see Jimmy & Gloria in the movie, miss them~

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hotel Deluxe 百星酒店

Released Year: 2013
Directed by  谷德昭 Vincent Koo

Casted by:
毛舜筠 Teresa Mo as 古黛 Doi
吳君如 Sandra Ng as 田蜜桃 Tou
鄭中基 Ronald Cheng as 包定 Ding
薛凱琪 Fiona Sit as 慕容寶寶 Bobo
黃百鳴 Raymond Wong as 陳可新 Xin
杜汶澤 Chapman To as 彭俊 Jun
于波 Yu Bo as 雷勁 Jing
 Doi was employed to maintain a hotel's in a 5 stars grade and he experienced with few staffs, Tou a cleaner who wants everything clean; Ding an assistant manager who always not serious; Jun a receptionist who always wanted to be in a movie. 

They mistaken a beggar as a hotel's commenter and put the real one into a helper in the hotel. They also encounter Bobo's marriage at the hotel with his uncle Xin on rejection. In the end they manage everything also able to maintain the hotel as a deluxe hotel.
 L² Scored: 3.5/10

L² Comment:
Can feel that they wanted to use a lot of super stars to show in this movie, but how laugh-able is this movie? Not really, as i feel most of the parts are quite boring and stupid instead... Won't consider to watch it again...

Monday, July 7, 2014

Jump Ashin! 翻滾吧!阿信

 Released Year: 2011
Directed by 林育賢 Lin Yu Hsien

Casted by:
彭于晏 Eddie Peng as 阿信 Shin
柯宇綸 Lawrence Ko as 菜脯 Pu
林辰唏 ZaiZai Lin as 電話秘書 Tele-Operator
陳漢典 Hank Chen as 木瓜 Gua
Shin is born to have different legs' length, but he was interested in gymnastic and the coach is willing to train him based on his hardwork. As he grew older, he always did the perfect jump but not the landing and it cause him to doubt on gymnastic. 

Hanging around with his buddy Pu, they beat up the gangster Gua, both ran to the city and live their life there. Pu addicted to drugs and finally lost his life on it. Gua's gangster father warn Shin to go back to gymnastic or he will punish him, so Shin did. While all these while Shin was communicate with a tele-operator who has been encourage and support him.

Back to the gymnastic, Shin did his best and finally won a gold medal for Taiwan.
  L² Scored: 10/10

L² Comment:
This is based on a true story of Lin Yu Shin, who is a well known gymnasium for Taiwan. Eddie Peng trained his body so fit and perfect when he decided to take up this role, of coz as his fans, i won't miss the chance of watching this movie especially there is so many scenes showing off his muscle. :P

Friday, July 4, 2014

Mirrors 2

 Released Year: 2010
Directed by Victor Garcia

Casted by:
Nick Stahl as Max Matheson
Emmanuelle Vaugier as Elizabeth Reigns
Christy Romano as Jenna McCarty
Evan Jones as Henry Schow
William Katt as Jack Matheson
Lawrence Turner as Keller Landreaux
Stephanie Honoré Sanchez as Eleanor Reigns
Max Matheson is involved in a car accident that kills his fiancée, Kayla. Due to the accident, he becomes emotionally disturbed and undergoes psychological treatment with Dr. Beaumont, making some progress in dealing with the guilt over the accident. To help Max move forward, his father, Jack Matheson, reopens the Mayflower Department Store in New Orleans and invites Max to replace the security guard, who recently quit under mysterious circumstances while apparently "cutting himself up" on duty.

Max accepts the job and his father introduces him to the store manager, Keller Landreaux, the buyer, Jenna McCarty, and the vice-president of operations, Ryan Parker. Before his first shift, Max sees a vision of a dead woman in a mirror, and then sees Jenna's reflection, ripping off her head. Meanwhile, Jenna is killed by her reflection, being thrown through glass doors and a shard of glass decapitating her. Max realizes that he foresees the deaths in the mirrors. That night, he tries to find the ghost, but instead sees Ryan's reflection being eviscerated. He tries to contact Ryan, but gets no response. Later, Ryan is killed, in the same way as his reflection.

Max sees his father's face covered in cuts in a puddle then races to his father's house. Jack is almost killed by his reflection, after Max made it to his house and hints to whoever is manipulating the mirrors that he would do whatever she wants him to do if she spares his father. Max later returns to the Mayflower, but he is stopped by Detectives Huston and Piccirilli, explaining about what happened in Ryan and Jenna's deaths. Max denies any involvement and, though they remain suspicious, they let Max get back to his work.

Max goes to the main mirror, to find out who the ghost is. Suddenly, Max's reflection shows a light, which Max follows in each of the mirrors. He finds a box and opens it to find an ID of a woman named Eleanor Reigns, a new employee of the Mayflower who disappeared two months ago. The light shines outside and Max finds a missing person flier for Eleanor. Max reads it as he contacts Eleanor's older sister Elizabeth to learn details of her disappearance. Together, they discover that someone had deleted the surveillance files on the night of Eleanor's disappearance in the store's computer.

Max and Elizabeth visit Henry Schow, the store's former security guard and the last person who accessed the files. Henry's mouth had been scarred by his reflection. Through Henry, they learn that Eleanor is dead and her spirit is seeking revenge on whoever was involved in her murder.

Two months prior, during the Mayflower's grand opening party, Jenna and Ryan spiked Eleanor's drink with drugs. Keller raped Eleanor while she was intoxicated and was directly responsible for her death. Henry found Keller burying Eleanor's body in Mayflower's basement's crawlspace and is ordered to delete the surveillance files to cover up the crime. Two days after her death, Eleanor, whose soul is trapped in the mirror world, began stalking them. She began to mutilate Henry by manipulating his reflection to eat shards of glass after he erased the files, and eventually killed Jenna and Ryan, before moving on to Keller. When Eleanor realized that Max could see her, she forced him to help her make contact with her sister by threatening his father's life. Max realizes that his near-death experience a year prior has given him an ability to see the other side.

Max and Elizabeth go to the Mayflower and search for Eleanor's body in its basement. They are chased by Keller, after he realizes that they know what happened. He nearly strangles Elizabeth, but Max saves her, thus duplicating the near-death encounter Max had experienced and allowing Elizabeth to see Eleanor. After seeing Eleanor again, Max wrestles Keller, pushing him to the main mirror. Eleanor kills Keller, saving Max and Elizabeth, but leaving them in shock. At the police station, Henry confesses to the detectives of his unintentional involvement in Eleanor's murder. The police interrogation room's one-way mirror starts to crack after Henry is alone, and he sees Eleanor again on its reflection. Henry's scream is heard after the screen cuts to black.
 L² Scored: 6.5/10

L² Comment:
This is a direct-to-video movie, it is a squeal of the Mirrors movie. The storyline is expected but the gruesome scenes are good and some is nice :) hehe~ Not sure whether there will be a Mirrors 3 or not... but i hope they will use a better idea in the next movie~