A kung fu masteress goes to Hong Kong to avenge her brother's death, getting help from some local karate exports along the way. About what you'd expect from a martial arts movie starring a Playboy playmate.
Although it takes a great deal of patience to watch this slow-paced (and unusually long) movie, it still manages to provide lavish entertainment around every corner. Minnelli's and De Niro's performances are both amazing, and I'm shocked that they got snubbed at the Oscars.
An Instant Classic
Reviewed by movieman444 for Pulp Fiction at 2010-01-14 13:07:51
Quentin Tarantino is a director that has changed how movies were made. Pulp Fiction is a movie that is one-of-a-kind in its time. The eccentric storytelling (using a non-linear storyline), the unbelievable acting by John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman and Bruce Willis and the ironic mix of humor and violence make this movie a classic. I recommend this movie to anyone!!
The Hound has no soul. This is perhaps Martin Short's best cinema outing. He takes script co-writer Jeffrey Boam's humor and plays it for everything it's worth. (Actually, while Chip Prosser is credited as co-writer, his contributions were early and minimal.) The pacing is fabulous, the special effects spectacular, and even the Meg Ryan-Randy Quaid chemistry is spot on. this is humor - verbal, visual and otherwise - at its wittiest. (Watch for the nuns passing behind the giant penguin giving out balloons at the shopping mall. You can watch it again and again. Three and a half bones minimum.
Enter the world of Beatniks and BoHos in this crazy Corman flick. Pathologically shy artist (#!@%*# Miller) finds his way to artistic fame by accidental means, and soon the freaks, druggies, self-absorbed poets and slumming socialites of the coffeehouse are all over him as the 'next' big thing? But how is he actually creating his ghoulish looking works?
Great fun, poking fun at the coffeehouse late 50s set while being truly campily original.
One of the greatest films ever! Incredibly innovative in its sequencing, with the some of the best, albeit harsh, monologues (i.e. Samuel L. Jackson's bible quote scene) of any movie. One of those films you can't help but watch every time it is on.