The 2005 martial arts action flick Tom Yum Goong appears to be headed for Western theaters; its new title is The Protector. You can watch the trailer here. The film features Thai celluloid star Tony Jaa. Why it is, precisely, that the flick is named after one of my all-time favorite Thai dishes remains a […]
First Sly Stallone sets his sights on Bangkok, and now Nicholas Cage — the man who famously named his son Kal-el, after Superman’s birth name — is up in Krungthep. Seems Nick is here filming a re-make of the 1999 flick “Bangkok Dangerous.” Apparently the film will be called “Time to Kill” (not to be […]
Hide the women and children. Bangkok bad guys: run for the hills. Rambo is coming to the Land of Smiles. Filming for “Rambo IV” starts October 1st in Bangkok, baby. Who will (a now nearly geriatric) Sly Stallone be hunting down and killing like the vile pigs they are? None other than the Burmese military […]
The Yoda plush backpack. Hilarious.
I’d resolved to post, in this space, only items related to my travels. But last night I had occasion to view one of the funniest films I’ve ever seen, and I’ll go nuts if I can’t share it with you all. “Withnail and I” isn’t a new movie, but it’s new to me. The British […]
This year’s sleeper hit: Brokeback Top Gun. You saw it here first.
How come no one told me that the entire “Big Lebowski” screenplay is available online as a text file?! I need to know these things. Big+Lebowski
I saw “Syriana” last night, which is writer/director Stephen Gaghan’s attempt to do for geo-political oil-related power brokering and international espionage what his film “Traffic” did for America’s war on drugs: i.e. shed light on an unexamined world and explose it warts and all. Clooney as a hard-bitten CIA spook steals the show. And without […]
“Expats” is a soon-to-be-released movie about Western foreigners living in Pusuan, South Korea. The film will star Chris Klein (pictured). Here’s the plot summary. (Via Ni Howdy.)