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Bangkok Dangerous movie

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on September 4, 2008 by funofmovie
Bangkok Dangerous movie 2008

Bangkok Dangerous movie 2008

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Charlie Young, Chakrit Yamnarm, Dom Hetrakul

Directed by: Oxide Pang, Danny Pang

Produced by: Denis O’Sullivan, Andrew Pfeffer, William Sherak

Genres: Action/Adventure, Thriller and Remake

Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.

Release Date: September 5th, 2008

MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and some sexuality.

Distributors: Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, Lionsgate

Bangkok Dangerous review:

Deaf since childhood (a home movie-style flashback shows how he lost his hearing in a fight), Kong still suffers acute migraines, only partly alleviated by his job as a hitman in Bangkok. Between hits he shyly dates the girl from the drugstore who sells him painkillers – taking her, of course, to see a silent movie. By the time she discovers what he does, he’s begun to realise that not all his victims are bad guys. A largely generic script gets a phenomenal treatment. There’s an amazing level of visual invention, garnished with creative CGI effects, and entire reels go by without dialogue. The twin brother directors (HK Chinese, but Oxide works in Bangkok) have come up with at least two potential genre classic sequences: a hit on a HK subway train, and another in a Japanese restaurant in Bangkok, where Kong is accompanied by the ghost of his late colleague. Seriously impressive.

Rumor of the Moment: Madonna Wants to Remake ‘Casablanca’

Posted in Celebrity news with tags , , , on April 1, 2008 by funofmovie

Madonna Wants to Remake ‘Casablanca’Whenever I see one of these sorts of stories, my inner core of movie fandom shudders. What if THIS is the one that’s not a rumor?

The Daily Mail claims that Madonna is looking to remake Casablanca — not as a copy-cat Psycho redo, but modernized and set in Iraq. Their studio source says: “She is still determined to make it in the movies. She and her representatives have been touting around a project which is a remake of Casablanca. The reception has been lukewarm to say the least. No one can understand why she wants to redo what many people consider the greatest film of all time.” Maybe because she’s crazy? Perhaps Swept Away … swept away more than just her remaining movie cred.

To top this off, she also wants to star in it, regardless of the fact that’s she’s nearing the big 5-0, and Ingrid Bergman was much, much younger. Then again, this is supposed to be modernized, so anything could happen! (If a studio is nuts enough to say yes. There’s a good chance every studio will run, and keep this just a rumor, but all you need is one interested person with enough money…)
Casablanca should stay in the ranks of history, and especially away from Madonna. However, what I would be interested in seeing is daughter Isabella taking on one of her mother’s iconic roles, even in a simple short film.
What do you think? Are you super-excited about seeing Casablanca: Iraq Style?

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