Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Mermaid 2016 美人鱼 2016

 Released Year: 2016
Directed by 周星馳 Stephen Chow

Casted by:
鄧超 Deng Chao as 劉軒 Liu Xuan
林允 Lin Yun as 珊珊 Shan Shan
羅志祥 Show Lo as 八哥 Octupus
張雨綺 Kitty Zhang Yu Qi as 李若蘭 Ruolan
Playboy business tycoon Liu Xuan purchases the Green Gulf, a wildlife reserve, for a sea reclamation project, and uses sonar technology to get rid of the sea life in the area. Unknown to him, the Green Gulf is the home of merpeople, and the sonar has caused many of them to die or get sick. The few survivors live in an abandoned shipwreck in the gulf, and want to assassinate Xuan for his deeds. The merfolk send Shan, a beautiful mermaid who's trained to walk on her fins and hide among humans, in a "honeytrap" plot against Xuan. On the night of Xuan's party celebrating his success, Shan, pretending to be a dancer, gives her telephone number to Xuan.

Xuan, believing that Shan is a prostitute, calls her number in order to make his business partner jealous. Shan goes to Xuan and tries to kill him but her attempts keep backfiring. In the end, Xuan decides to send Shan back home, and along the way Shan takes him to a funfair that she works at. While there, Shan tries to show Xuan there are more important things than money, and Xuan is impressed with Shan's simple, funny antics. They spend the day together and develop feelings for each other. When Xuan finally takes Shan home, Shan quickly sends Xuan away before her people can kill him. The next day, Xuan takes Shan for another date and proposes, but Shan rejects him.

That night, Xuan goes to Shan's house to talk to her, and discovers the truth that she and her family are merpeople. Against Shan's wishes, the others capture Xuan and tell him how he's killing them with his development project. Xuan is about to be killed when Shan helps him escape. Xuan returns home and, after the shock has worn off, decides to investigate the effects of his project. He turns off the sonar but mistakenly tells his business partner that Shan is a mermaid and where the other merpeople live. The merpeople are attacked, and many of them are killed. Xuan arrives in time to save Shan before she's killed, and sends her back into the ocean so she can escape.

Three years later, a student arrives at Xuan's home to thank him for setting up a scholarship for research into environmental protection. The student asks Xuan whether merpeople are real and the story that he fell in love with a mermaid is true, but Xuan denies it. Xuan then introduces the student to his wife "Lucy", who is actually Shan.
 L² Scored: 8.5/10

L² Comment:
After the movie started to show in the cinema on first day of Chinese New Year 2016 (08/02/2016), the gross profit of this movie has swipe a new record and become the highest gross profit movie of all time in China. The movie is not bad, but just feel something missing, not sure what it is... but something not right... maybe I miss Stephen Chow :(

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

And I Hate You So 小親親

 Released Year: 2000
Directed by 奚仲文 Kenneth Yee

Casted by:
郭富城 Aaron Kwok as 章戎 Rong
陳慧琳 Kelly Chen as 吳秋月 Yue
毛舜筠 Teresa Mo as Cat
曾志偉 Eric Tsang as 武 Mou
宣萱 Jessica Hester Hsuan as 馬丹莉 Lei
雷頌德  Mark Lui as 陳振華 Wah
The story started because of a vinyl record & a male dog being abandoned. Yue is a newspaper column writer with the title of "Period". She get into a fight with a famous radio DJ Rong, after failing to get back the vinyl record she has bought for her first boyfriend and Rong told everyone in his radio talk. 

Yue and Rong met in a party, and after discover each other identity, Yue angrily splash Rong with red wine. The war has been declared, both attacking each other with their own media. In another hand, Cat & Mou's fate link together because of an adopted dog...
L² Scored: 2.5/10

L² Comment:
Seriously, this movie is not good at all. Not only there's no main point in this movie which lead to no excitement part at all, it ends badly as well. Think this movie only selling point are Aaron Kwok and Kelly Chen...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Boys Are Easy 追男仔

 Released Year: 1993
Directed by 王晶 Wong Jing

Casted by:
林青霞 Bridget Lin as 程小東 Dong
張曼玉 Maggie Cheung as 程小南 Nam
邱淑貞 Chingmy Yau as 程小西 Sai
梁家輝 Tony Leung as 謝晒 Cheah
張學友 Jacky Chan as 烏英 Ying
鄭伊健 Ekin Cheng as 李志高 Gou
林志穎 Jimmy Lin as 程小北 Bak
吳耀漢 Richard Ng as 程勝 Sheng
吳君如 Sandra Ng as 痴心 Sum
Sheng lost his wife alone to raise three daughters Dong, Nam , Sai and Bak. One day Sheng told his 3 daughters that he has cancer, the only wish is his three daughters to find boyfriends and able to live happily and get married. Dong found Cheah, a gigolo to be her boyfriend; Nam found Ying, a bad guy who's trying to kill Dong; Sai found Gou, a 27 years old virgin rich guy. Just as three of them thought this is just a show to please their father, but things go wrong and they slowly falling in love with each other instead...
 L² Scored: 8/10

L² Comment:
Lol, a funny comedy movie again which is the opposite of "The Romancing Stars"... This time is a female version with 3 famous actresses during that time to be in the lead role whom are Bridget, Maggie & Chingmy. Jimmy Lin is lucky to be the 3 pretty ladies' younger brother instead. Of course there's some part which skip the story a lot, maybe it might be the director's cut, so the whole movie seems like a bit fast forward instead. However, each pair of couples got their main role and stories in here including Richard Ng + Sandra Ng...

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Romancing Star 2 精裝追女仔2

Released Year: 1988
Directed by 王晶 Wang Jing

Casted by:
馮粹帆 Stanley Fung as 劉定堅 Ken
陳百祥 Natalis Chan as 交通燈 Tony
曾志偉 Eric Tsang as 吳準少 Silver
 劉德華 Andy Lau as 劉備 Pei
黃韻詩 Wong Wan Sze as 十三妹 Mui
李美鳳 Elizabeth Lee as 程寶珠 Choo
劉嘉玲 Carina Lau as 芳芳 Fong
顏寧 Ngan Ngin as 家燕 Yin
盧海鵬 Lo Hoi Pang as 老周 Chow
王晶Wong Jing as 西門慶 Simon
After Fred left, the car workshop is getting less business, Tony & Silver decided to become actors while Ken become their manager. They work for Chow TV which is a low cost station with Ken's nephew Pei as a production manager. They managed to use Ken to tackle Mui and get Mui's new stars (Choo, Fong & Yin) to be in their TV station as well. All these are to beat down another TV station which is incharge by the evil Simon.
 L² Scored: 10/10

L² Comment
The sequence is very good as well comparing to the first movie. One thing is, I never realize Elizabeth Lee is much more famous than Carina Lau during that time. Elizabeth joined the industry in 1987 after winning the runner up in Ms HongKong while Carina has been in the industry since 1982... But of course as time goes by, Carina's acting skill is much more better than Elizabeth; while Elizabeth is marry with a rich man now? Who is more success now? In terms of carrier of course is Carina, but in terms of life & marriage, hands down to Elizabeth :)

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Inspector Wears Skirts 3: Raid On Royal Casino Marine 霸王花3之皇家賭船

 Released Year: 1990
Directed by 钱升伟 Wellson Chin Sing Wai

Casted by:
冯淬帆 Stanley Fung as Sir Fung
吳君如 Sandra Ng as Amy
叶子楣 Amy Yip as Susanna
楼南光 Billy Lau as Nam
胡慧中 Sibelle Hu as Madam Hu
惠英紅 Kara Hui as May
葉晨 Yip San as Sandy
黃渭琪 Wong Wai Kei as Smelly
Due to a number of police firearms lost, Flying Tigers Fung sir are ordered to re-establishment of training the Lady Inspectors . Fung sir and Madam Wu married life as undergo special training , watching at home , "King Flower House" plaque daily uneasy. Fung sir loyal men and Nam once again set all ring true anger at Lady Inspector trained , they will be all -out attempt to restore the Flying Tigers face. Unexpectedly, Susana, May, Amy, Sandy & Smelly are chosen to go through the hell training and all of them qualified. This time Lady Inspectors has to investigate on the gambling boat and found the epic challenge truth behind ......
 L² Scored: 5/10

L² Comment:
The 3rd movie of this series is getting bored comparing with the first two... As there are lesser actors & actresses involved in the movie, the comedy part basically falls under only a few of them. Sadly to say that, the sparkles no longer exist as per the first two movies, bad sequence...

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Men Suddenly in Black 大丈夫

 Released Year: 2003
Directed by 彭浩翔 Pang Ho Cheung

Casted by:
曾志偉 Eric Tsang as 郭天佑 Yau
陳小春 Jordan Chan as 李永祥 Xiang
杜汶澤 Chapman To as 徐嬌 Tsui
賈宗超 Spirit Blue as 洪國波 Paul
毛舜筠 Teresa Mo as 張秀賢 Carrie
盧巧音 Candy Lo as 芳 Anna
原子鏸 Marsha Yuan as 綺貞 Ching
李蘢怡 Tiffany Lee as 鳳 Feng
4 men lead by Yau, with Dr Xiang, Tsui and Paul (a young boy who looking forward to break his virginity), they all found a chance to gather together when their wives (Carrie, Anna, Ching) & girlfriend (Feng) are on their way to Thailand. But their operation of playing around lead to a lot of bad lucks and comedies, and in the end total failure! 
 L² Scored: 6.5/10

L² Comment:
At first I found this movie is kinda stupid but yet funny as well~ They acted as if they are ICAC or CID like that, make the comedy a bit tense and few times it make me burst into laughter... Well, that was how i feel when i watch it during the first time, but as I rewatch this movie now, it did not really give me that feeling anymore... 

A good comedy movie should be able to create the same feeling no matter how many times you watch it right? Haha, i didn't mean to sound like a pro here, but i hope i am :p I'm still looking for the sequence of this movie, anybody got it?

Friday, February 19, 2016

The God of Cookery 食神

 Released Year: 1996
Directed by 周星馳 Stephen Chow & 李力持 Lee Lik Chi

Casted by:
周星馳 Stephen Chow as 史提芬周 Stephen
莫文蔚 Karen Mok as 火雞 Turkey
谷德昭 Vincent Kuk as 唐牛 Bull Tong
吳孟達 Ng Man Tat as 財團老闆 Uncle Rich
李兆基 Lee Siu Kei as 鵝頭 Ngo Tau
劉以達 Lau Yi Tat as 夢遺大師 Mung Wau
薛家燕 Nancy Sit as 薛家燕 Nancy
羅家英 Law Kar Ying as 食神大賽司儀 Host
Stephen Chow, is a corrupt celebrity chef who secretly knows very little about cooking, runs a successful business empire, and is willing to hawk any product for a price. Arrogant and cocky, Chow is dubbed the "God of Cookery" and appears as a judge for culinary competitions rigged to make him look good.

Bull Tong, posing as an understudy and conspiring with Chow's business partner to overthrow him, exposes Chow as a fraud during the opening ceremony of Chow's 50th restaurant. Bull is declared the new "God of Cookery" and takes over Chow's corrupt empire. Ruined, Chow lives on the streets in an area known as Temple Street. There, he orders a bowl of "Assorted Noodles" from disfigured and uncouth food cart owner Turkey, and criticizes it for its lack of taste, terrible preparation, and unsanitary ingredients. During a heated exchange, Chow demands respect and reveals himself to be the fallen "God of Cookery", but then begs her for some money. Thugs beat him for his panhandling, but Turkey orders them away, taking pity on Chow and giving him a bowl of barbecue pork on rice. Chow is moved and declares it delicious.

Turkey and her rival street vendor, Goosehead, conduct gang warfare to see which vendor can sell the two best-selling dishes: beef balls and "pissing" shrimp. Chow manages to unite the two rival vendors by combining the two dishes into a new dish, "Pissing Beef Balls", which the three of them could sell together. It becomes a huge success, and the vendors convince Chow to enroll in a culinary school in order to reclaim the title he lost, but not before he discovers that Turkey idolized Chow as the "God of Cookery", and received her scarred appearance after fighting a local gang leader who ruined her poster of Chow.

The success of the "Pissing Beef Balls" alarms Bull, the new "God of Cookery", who arranges for Chow to be assassinated on the way to culinary school. While searching for the school, Chow finds that Turkey has followed him, asking him to complete a drawing of a romantic heart for her as a souvenir for her to remember him by. Knowing she is in love with him, Chow callously rebuffs her. Turkey reminds him of all she did for him, including her injuries, but Chow retorts that he never asked for her to do those things for him. As he tells her he can never love her, Turkey sees the approaching assassin and is shot in the face, taking the bullet for him. Chow, also presumed dead, disappears.

One month later, Bull enters the "God of Cookery" competition as the heavy favorite to retain the title. Chow arrives at the competition at the last minute, and reveals to Tong what had happened: Chow escaped the assassin's second bullet, and found his way to a Shaolin monastery, where head monk Wet Dream (a spoof on the Chinese word for nocturnal spermatorrhea) nursed him back to health. However, Wet Dream would not allow Chow to leave the temple until he was well-versed in the ways of the Shaolin arts, a point made moot when it is revealed the culinary school he was going to attend was, in fact, the temple's kitchen—the same kitchen Bull had trained at for 10 years, but subsequently dropped out of. While training, Chow continually mourned for Turkey, and was overcome with grief and remorse over his careless treatment of her. The depth of his feeling, which caused his hair to grow white, convinced Wet Dream to allow him his departure from the monastery.

The competition between Chow and Tong begins in earnest, with the two attempting to make identical "Buddha Jumping Wall" dishes. Each chef tries to sabotage the other's dish in a comedic wuxia fashion by attacking the other using their ingredients and kitchen implements, but Tong prevails when Chow's ex-business partner makes Chow's container explode with a bomb. With few materials and little time remaining, Chow prepares "Sorrowful Rice", a simple dish of barbecue pork rice, the same dish Turkey first gave to him while he was living on the streets. Although "Sorrowful Rice" is the better dish, Tong had already blackmailed the judge into rigging the contest. As Bull is fraudulently crowned the winner, Chow remarks that there is no one "God of Cookery" and that any person who cooks with heart can be the "God of Cookery". In an act of divine intervention, the Imperial Court of Heaven descends upon the competition and reveal that in another life, Chow was a heavenly assistant to the Kitchen God, before being sent to Earth to live as a human as punishment for revealing culinary secrets to mankind. Moved by his sorrow and his humbleness, they forgive him. They then transform Chow's former business partner into a form befitting his treachery: a bulldog, and leave a gaping hole on Bull Tong's chest, possibly symbolizing his heartlessness (whether he is killed by this is never revealed).

After the competition, Chow celebrates Christmas with his vendor friends in Temple Street, where Goosehead reveals that Turkey survived the assassination. She caught the bullet meant for Chow with her gold-plated teeth and a dentist reconstructed her dental work and even threw in a free plastic surgery on her face, making her pretty again. As she appears before him and asks how she looks, Chow responds by throwing her the completed drawing of two arrow-pierced hearts.
 L² Scored: 10/10

L² Comment:
This legendary comedy movie of Stephen Chow is at Number 2 place of HK blockbuster in 1996. With a lot of Mou Lei Tau scenes but yet very laughable; some of them even make me wanna punch their faces lol~ This should be the first try of Karen Mok of getting herself so ugly; but it has also successfully raise her fame to another level as well~ The rest of the characters were not bad as well, Vincent Kuk is very good in doing this kind of character, hope to see more of him in front of the camera as well lol~