So, Yes/No?

As much as I admire the ingenuity – and love spicy – I think it’s a terrible injustice done to those sweet crab legs.  So, no.

Question: If you finish something early, do you deliver early?  Or do you sit on it until the deadline?

Film-themed questions!

A hero’s private life is just as important as his or her public life as a crime-fighter, so why not pick someone that offers you the leeway to really enjoy yourself?

On the other hand, most supervillains come with so much heavy emotional baggage (It’s no wonder they’re always trying to take over the world) that this one can be a bit tricky.

The Crime Club convenes to discuss….

Long before the dubious lunacy that was Face Off, John Woo was establishing himself as Hong Kong’s premiere action director with films like A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, and this one, Hard Boiled, his last film before shifting focus to Hollywood.  It takes me back to my early days in Montreal when I used to get together with the Hong Kong movie crew every Wednesday night to screen back to back movies featuring the likes of Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeow, and, of course, Chow Yun-Fat.  I would drop by Chinatown after work and pick up a couple of movie rentals, then head over to my buddy Nigel’s place for wings and mayhem.  Hard Boiled was one of the very first, and most memorable, screenings, flooring pretty much everyone in attendance.

Sure, it’s overly melodramatic, over the top, and the transition wipes can feel a little dated, but, damn, this is a great movie. The action is relentless and the stunt work and choreography nothing short of astounding.

Chow Yun-Fat and Tony Leung are unforgettable as two cops looking to bring down a notorious gangster, and the extended hospital showdown sequence at movie’s end is the pinnacle of the genre. A masterpiece of the bullet ballet.

Tomorrow’s Crime Club selection is the Japanese thriller – Confessions:

7 thoughts on “August 10, 2020: Heroes, Villains, and Hot Cheetos King Crab Legs! The Crime Club convenes to discuss Hard Boiled!

  1. If I finish early, I go home. There’s no air con and my day job has a flat roof. Besides, I have a mid season cliffhanger to write. SGU FAN FIC (season 5)

  2. If you finish something early, do you deliver early? Or do you sit on it until the deadline?

    It may depend on your job. But I would deliver early and be done with it and move on.

  3. I couldn’t find “Hard Boiled”. I found “Hard Boiled Sweets” and that actually looked good. Anyway, I’ll look up “Confessions”.

    I watched “Absentia” instead. There’s a fantastic fight scene near the end of season three. It’s like the Black Widow and John Wick rolled up into one. Whoever does the stunts (coordinator and stunt people), they are awesome!

    I agree with you on the Crab legs, it is a crime against good food.

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