Archive for the Foreign Film Category

Foreign Film Month Continues with Kick-Ass Kung Fu Hustle video montage

Posted in Foreign Film, Movies on May 20, 2009 by mobflix

Upon doing research for Kung Fu Hustle, I came across a great video compilation of a tribute to the Landlord character in Kung Fu Hustle ( played by Wah Yuen ). The humor and action of the movie really shows through in this piece.

The video was created by http://www.youtube.com/user/Alliikk

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Foreign Film Month Continues with Kung Fu Hustle

Posted in Foreign Film, Movies with tags , , on May 18, 2009 by mobflix

This film is about Canton China in the 1940’s where the Axe Gang rules the land except for Pig Sty Alley. Pig Sty Alley is a poor apartment complex, it is so poor that the gangsters simply ignore it.

This is until an aspiring gangster gets their attention and brings the wrath of the axe gang to the apartment complex. It just so happens that the landlords and residents of this complex have special Kung Fu powers and battle ensues for the control of the area.

This film is quite humorous, it is a tongue in check exaggerated portrayal of the best of Kung Fu in a respectful way.

The Landlady and her husband are hysterical. Never mess with a landlady in curlers in Canton China. She always has a cigarette in her mouth even when she is fighting.

Just about everybody in this movie has some kind of Kung Fu Special Powers. The leader of the Axe Gang has super frog jumping powers, while the harpist assassins use their special harps to unleash deadly attacks at the speed of sound.

I love this film because it is so much fun to watch. The action is incredible, it has great humor, and the English overdubbing give it just the right character expected in a film of this genre.

Foreign Film Month Continues with Brendan Gleeson in The General

Posted in Foreign Film, Movies on May 12, 2009 by mobflix

Foreign Film Month continues with Brendan Gleeson in The General

Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody from Harry Potter) stars in this true story of Martin Cahill, an Irish Gangster who is a brilliant master thief. Cahill finds himself on the wrong side of the IRA as well as the Irish Authorities.

One of my favorite parts of this movie is where Cahill is under house arrest and is being watched by Irish Authorities and the IRA, yet he still manages to pull off the theft of master paintings.

Video courtesy of http://www.youtube.com/user/thefinduskid

For a Gangster / Master Thief, Cahill had a fantastic sense of humor and Gleeson does a fantastic job of showing his humorous side as well as his skills as a Thief / Gangster.

John Voight play Irish Inspector Ned Kenny who is on to Cahill, but just can’t quite pin him down.

Foreign Film Month Begins with Roberto Benigni in Johnny Stecchino

Posted in Foreign Film, Movies with tags , on May 7, 2009 by mobflix

Foreign Film Month begins with Johnny Stecchino

Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful) plays a dual role in this Italian Comedy. Benigni plays Dante, a Special Ed Bus Driver who likes to steal bananas. He is mistaken for a Mobster on the run named Johnny Stecchino (Johnny Toothpick).

The below montage is provided courtesy of http://www.youtube.com/user/rings4ever

Hilarity abounds as misunderstandings occur throughout the movie as Dante and Johnny Stecchino are continuously mistaken for each other.

Benigni really shows his acting talent in this movie. He’s like an Italian Mr. Bean, but only funnier and his comedic timing is spectacular.

Do not miss Johnny Stecchino, it is worth it.