The Monkey King 3 (Xi you ji zhi nü er guo)

The Monkey King 3 (Xi you ji zhi nü er guo) China/Hong Kong (2018) Dir. Cheang Pou-soi No doubt the bean counters at Filmko Entertainment were giddy with excitement when the first Monkey King film in 2014 became such a huge box office hit and were doubly orgasmic when its 2016 sequel yielded even bigger … Continue reading The Monkey King 3 (Xi you ji zhi nü er guo)

The Monkey King 2 (Xi You Ji Zhi Sun Wukong San Da Baigujing)

The Monkey King 2 (Xi You Ji Zhi Sun Wukong San Da Baigujing) Hong Kong /China (2016) Dir. Pou-Soi Cheang If we have learned anything from the modern movie business model it is that no matter how bad a film is, if it scores big at the box office a sequel is inevitable. This applies … Continue reading The Monkey King 2 (Xi You Ji Zhi Sun Wukong San Da Baigujing)

Journey To The West: Conquering the Demons (Xi You Xiang Mo Pian)

  Journey To The West: Conquering the Demons (Xi You Xiang Mo Pian) China (2013) Dirs. Stephen Chow & Chi-kin Kwok Novice demon hunter Xuan Zang (Zhang Wen) believes that benevolence is the way to treat demons and not violence, using a book of nursery rhymes given to him by his master (Sihan Cheng) as … Continue reading Journey To The West: Conquering the Demons (Xi You Xiang Mo Pian)