Tag: heist

Monks with Guns

There are no bulletproof monks in Nak Prok/Shadow of the Naga. In fact there are some remarkably violent novices who’ve hidden stolen money in a monastery and have to get it out again. Wise Kwai has the trailer and a discussion of Nak Prok and the new Thai […]

HK Heist

It’s a heist worthy of Johnnie To and Simon Yam: “On Monday night, robbers stole 228 bottles of vintage Chateau Lafite Rothschild, France’s prized Bordeaux – a haul valued at 6.8 million Hong Kong dollars ($877,000), Hong Kong police confirmed.” (via SuperPunch)

Sexploitation that’s not Sexist?

The makers of Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys have made a sexploitation lesbian heist movie in homage to Russ Meyer: Bitch Slap. It’s no Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! but it’s the movie Quentin Tarantino wishes he could make with Zoe Bell doing the stunt choreography. 

Re-Taking Pelham 1 2 3

Linda Holmes and Andrew O’Hehir see some things in John Travolta’s The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 villain: “the lamentably noisy bad guy” replacing a more chilling, bureaucratic evil and a far more awesome possible movie:  “Freddie Mercury …. starring in some cracked Tony Scott movie where […]