Category: reviews

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Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon

A creature believed to be a sea dragon destroys the Tang Dynasty’s ships, a courtesan is offered as sacrificed and a love story ends up entangled with the dirty plans to topple the government once and for all.

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Yu Aoi – Kaiten TE-BURU wa Mutsukashii

Kaiten TE-BURU wa Mutsukashii is a 2007 photobook by Japanese actress/model Yu Aoi, with photographs by Ivy Chen. The book details Aoi’s and Chen’s visit to Taipei (Taiwan) as they go on a full-on Foodie trip.

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Yu Aoi – Uso.

Presented in a Yu-Aoi-faced hardcover book of six pop-up art pieces, Uso. — or Lie. — is just a simple pop-up book that highlights the team behind the project, instead of the idol.

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Yuguo – Those Words I Want to Say to You

Shanghai indie rock band Yuguo releases their EP titled Those Words I Want to Say to You (那些我想对你说的话) after a visit to Spain — and you can certainly feel the influences — in which they tell a story in six tracks.

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Yuma, La

La Yuma tells the story of a girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua, Nicaragua, who wants to become a professional boxer. As she deals with her possible love life, as well as her family life with her younger siblings, she finally gets the chance to train under renown boxing trainer Polvorita.

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Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty is a well-made effort from Bigelow that lets down some strong actors thanks to Mark Boal’s script that lacks any real semblance of solid character development.

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Zootopia

It’s been a while since I’ve seen an animated movie that deals with relevant social issues without being preachy. Kudos to you, Disney!