Monday, November 19, 2007

270: curse of the golden flower and more

we watched Curse of the Golden Flower (Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia) last night.

it as a chinese martial arts film starring Chow Yun Fat and Gong Li.

the story: the story of an emperor's family life during the Tang dynasty. drama, betrayal, tragedy and more drama in the palace in the Forbidden City. beautiful imagery. don't expect Jackie Chan-style stunts.

in Chinese with subtitles.

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Strangers with Candy, starring Amy Sedaris, was an all out nut-fest.

a 40-something ex-convict/ex-trixie/ex-addict goes back to high school in hopes of waking her daddy from a coma.

not for the little ones.

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Hijas de su madre: Las Buenrostro

this one was funny. dark humor.

set in Mexico. a family of women who married for money. and made sure they outlived their husbands to reap the rewards.

in Spanish with subtitles.


jessabean said...

How did you like Curse? I watched it a few months ago and thought it was a pretty weak movie compared to the others that director has made.

The images were beautiful, as always, but the story was kind

bliss said...

hey there Jessabean.

i agree that the imagery was beautiful in Curse. but i kept saying something was missing...

it was like there were big holes in the storyline that we had to fill in with our imaginations.

i loved the dresses the servants wore. the fabric was elaborate but they looked very simple to make. i wonder...