Jan. 11th, 2014

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Warrior King (aka "The Protector") (2005)

The director of Ong Bak and Chocolate produces yet another wonderful action movie with fantastically inventive fight scenes, awe-inspiring choreography and a really sweet story behind it. There's a level of majesty in the early scenes which doesn't quite carry on through, but the portrayal of an elephant funeral was very moving.

I suppose I should explain. This movie is about a man who grows up in a community that greatly values elephants, so when his elephants are stolen by poachers, he sets out to do whatever it takes to get his elephants back.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

A cheesy 80s comedy starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. I've long been confused by the appeal of Steve Martin. He over-acts to the extreme and I have rarely found anything he has done funny. The one exception would seem to be the movie "Bowfinger" with Eddie Murphy. Here in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" Martin has his moments, but he is clearly playing second-fiddle to Caine. I wouldn't normally see Caine as a comic actor, but there's no doubting that he is absolutely hilarious here and wipes the floor with Martin. (A bit like how Joseph Gordon-Levitt was way funnier than Seth Rogen in "50/50" *oh snap!*)

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