Movie Of The Day: Gangster – A Love Story (2006)

I apologize for the delay between the last “Movie Of The Day” and this one, but you wouldn’t believe how hard it was to get a trailer for this film…so basically the one you see here is an Internet exclusive folks!

Set primarily in South Korea and told mostly through flashbacks (and flashbacks within flashbacks), Gangster: A Love Story centers on Simran, a young girl prone to drowning her sorrows in alcohol who’s caught in a love triangle with two men: a singer she’s been dating for a while and a notorious gangster hunted by the police who’s the reason for her troubles and who reappears in her life just as she’s starting to get better.

Gangster: A Love Story (sometimes referred to as simply Gangster) was directed by Anurag Basu (Life In A…Metro) who co-wrote the film with Girish Dhamija (Zakhm) and producer Mahesh Bhatt (Body). It stars Emraan Hashmi (Jannat), Shiney Ahuja (Fanaa) and Kangana Ranaut (Life In A…Metro) among others. Trailer and review after the jump. Continue reading

Jordan dreams of Oscar (trailer included)

For the first time in history, the Kingdom Of Jordan has submitted a film to the Academy Awards for consideration in the Best Foreign Film category. The film, Captain Abu Raed, is the latest out of Jordan’s non-existent film industry and tells the story of an airport janitor who is mistaken for an airplane pilot by a group of poor children.

In order to compete, the movie will have to be one of five selected among submissions from all over the world. As of now, South Korea, Denmark, the Netherlands, Taiwan and the Philippines have all made their submissions. To check those movies out and keep up with new submissions, go here.

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Beverly Hills Ninja 2: coming soon

The sequel you haven’t been waiting for will start filming next month in South Korea and Los Angeles under the direction of Mitchell Klebanoff, who co-wrote the first film and will make his helming debut here. Klebanoff also wrote this film, which is titled Tokyo Jones: The Legend of the Dancing Ninja. Moviehole has the plot:

Caucasian but raised by an Asian family after a mix-up at sea when he was a baby, Ikki grows up knowing that he’s different from those around him, but also quite confident he is a ninja and not just any ninja, but the legendary Dancing Ninja. Ikki gets to prove himself when his beloved Sensei is murdered and Ikki goes to Hollywood to track down his killer, the evil action movie superstar Ansel LaDouche.

Ansel LaDouche, how subtle. No word on who will star in this sequel, but a casting notice went up early August with further details on some of the characters (link here).

The original 1997 film, which had a similar storyline, was directed by Dennis Dugan (You Don’t Mess With The Zohan) and starred the late SNL performer Chris Farley, as well as Nicollette Sheridan (ABC’s Desperate Housewives), Chris Rock (Madagascar) and Nathaniel Parker (Stardust). Beverly Hills Ninja, which I haven’t seen, isn’t regarded as a very good film, but it does have good visibility among moviegoers thanks to its goofily memorable movie poster. I could see a sequel working as a straight-to-dvd affair, not too sure about theatrical though.

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