|The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 PG-13, 113 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Thriller
Director: Rob Cohen
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Michelle Yeoh, Luke Ford, Isabella Leong, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Russell Wong, Liam Cunningham, David Calder, Jessey Meng, Tian Liang, Albert Kwan, Jacky Wu
Adventurer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and his wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) are enjoying retirement in England when they are asked to return the fabled jewel, Eye of Shangri-la, to China. They agree, and when they reach China, they encounter their son Alex (Luke Ford) who is now an archaeologist searching for the tomb of the Dragon Emperor Han (Jet Li). Alex finds the tomb and accidentally awakens Emperor Han who sets out to conquer the world. Alex asks his parents for help, and together–along with Evelyn's brother Jonathan (John Hannah) they set out to the Himalayas in search of Shangri-La where Han can make himself immortal by drinking water from the fountain. Now it is up to the O'Connells and the guardian of the fountain, the witch Zi Yuan (Michelle Yeoh), to stop the Emperor from becoming immortal and dominating the world.
|New Jack City 1991 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Mario Van Peebles
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, Mario Van Peebles, Michael Michele, Bill Nunn, Russell Wong, Bill Cobbs, Judd Nelson, Vanessa Williams, Anthony DeSando, Christopher Williams, Tracy Camilla Johns, Nick Ashford
The leader of NYC drug gang "Cash Money Brothers," Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes), fights to retain power in his million-dollars-a-week crack cocaine business. But, streetwise cops Scotty (Ice-T) and Nick (Judd Nelson) are hot on his trail and send former crack addict Pookie (Chris Rock) into Nino's drug factory to spy on him. The plan fails, and a bloody showdown ensues.
|The Prophecy II 1998 R, 87 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Greg Spence
Cast: Christopher Walken, Russell Wong, Jennifer Beals, Brittany Murphy, Eric Roberts, Glenn Danzig, Steve Hytner, Bruce Abbott, William Prael, J.G. Hertzler, Renee Victor, Elizabeth Dennehy, Nicki Micheaux, Tom Towles, Danny Strong
This gory follow-on to the original finds Gabriel (Christopher Walken) being released by Lucifer, thus allowing Gabriel to continue his battle against humans and good angels (since God seems to favor those over the bad angels). But, he needs help from suicidal Izzy (Brittany Murphy) since he is not up on current-day technology.
|Romeo Must Die 2000 R, 117 min.|
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Cast: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong, DMX, Delroy Lindo, Jon Kit Lee, D.B. Woodside, Edoardo Ballerini, Henry O
Ex-cop Han Sing (Jet Li) becomes involved with the Chinese Mafia in San Francisco. Problems accelerate when he falls in love with the beautiful Trish O'Day (Aaliyah) who just happens to be the daughter of the rival mob leader. This kung fu film teems with action from beginning to end.
|Tai-Pan 1986 R, 127 min.|
Director: Daryl Duke
Cast: Bryan Brown, Joan Chen, John Stanton, Tim Guinee, Bill Leadbitter, Russell Wong, Kyra Sedgwick, Bert Remsen, Janine Turner, Katy Behean
This film could be in the running for "worst movie ever made." The jumbled plot involves a wealthy British trader (Bryan Brown) who does business in Hong Kong. Oh yes, there is also a romance, which is really just a chance to show off women's bodies. Watch for the scene where you can spot the hanging microphone. All in all, this flick is one big loser.
|Twisted 2004 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Philip Kaufman
Cast: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia, David Strathairn, Russell Wong, Camryn Manheim, Mark Pellegrino, Titus Welliver, D.W. Moffett, Richard T. Jones, Leland Orser, James Oliver Bullock
The emotional stability of homicide detective Jessica Shepard (Ashley Judd) leaves much to be desired, but she takes a downhill spiral on her first case when she finds that she had at least one-night stands with all of the victims.
|1. Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)|
2. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
3. New Jack City (1991)
4. The Prophecy II (1998)
5. Romeo Must Die (2000)
6. Tai-Pan (1986)
7. Twisted (2004)
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