Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ecW-d-CBPc I watched the 2008 movie, "Gran Torino" today. I had heard it was a very good movie, so I read the story on wikipedia and then watched it. I thoroughly enjoyed it (partially because I grew up in Michigan where the movie takes place).
Before I got on the internet, I didn't know who the Hmong people were. I would find out after meeting some Hmong on-line and later, if I ever met a Hmong in-person, they...Read more
A few weeks ago, I watched " The Spy Next Door". It's definitely a movie for kids - good to watch if your with kids and because of that, I don't mind that it's another movie where Jackie Chan's character is acting silly, but I prefer his...Read more
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSPwdBIbx_U I FINALLY watched the Japanese anime movie, ( 火垂るの墓) ). A couple of my friends (one is an American who loves anime and even has framed anime cells on display along the walls of the hallway of her ...Read more
Yes, I know - this movie came out in 1988, but I live in an area where th...Read more
I watched the new "Karate Kid". Sure, it's really Kung Fu (and the movie doesn't make any mistake about it). Not only is Jackie Chan in the movie, but Zhou Xiao Fei is in it as well in a cameo. I like these movies where Jackie Chan's not a clown, but a serious character. I think that's one reason why I enjoyed watching "New Police Story" so much (in addition to see Coco Chiang Yi).
A couple of weeks ago, I bought and watched Jump (跳出去). Okay, I admit I think actress, Kitty Zhang Yuqi ( 張雨綺), is just gorgeous (right up there with Lin Zhiling ( 林志玲), Coco Chiang Yi (蔣怡), Misaki Ito (伊東美咲), Read more
This week, I saw the new movie, "Ip Man 2" (葉問2:宗師傳奇). I really liked the first movie and it was nice to see most of the same actors and actress in the sequel. Although some of the critics didn't like it because it's similar to the first movie, I really enjoyed it and will buy it when it's available on DVD. I think it's always interesting to see different styles of martial arts and this movie shows a few styles against Read more
Since I don't understand a lot of Japanese words, I'm not a huge fan of Utada Hikaru (宇多田 ヒカル), but I do like one of the Japanese songs she sings, " Passion" (and I have a version of the music video with English translated subtitles). The English version, "Sanctuary", appears in "Kin...Read more
One of the things I chose for my new house was a cherry tree. I originally thought I was getting a yoshino cherry tree, but they gave me a weeping cherry tree instead. I didn't get a choice on the specifics. Anyway, here some of the blossoms (they changed color from pink to white).
I watched " Bodyguards and Assassins"(十月圍城) recently. Very good movie - it takes place in Hong Kong in 1906, when the Empress of China, Cixi, has targeted Dr. Sun Yat Sen, the father of modern China, and this movie shows the people who are trying to protect him as well as assassinate him. Solid acting (I was really impressed by Nicholas Tse's acting - very...Read more