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Coming Soon to American Theaters ... Shaolin Soccer!

Review of actor/director/producer/comic Stephen Chao's blisteringly hysterical Shaolin Soccer, by Andrew Leong.

While movie stars such as Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan have become household names in North America, one of the biggest names in Hong Kong cinema is still relatively unknown. Funnyman Stephen Chow has built his career on absurdist humor and Jim Carrey-style shenanigans in films such as "The King of Comedy", "From Beijing with Love", and "The God of Cookery" (which was slated to be remade into a Jim Carrey vehicle before falling into development hell). Unfortunately, because of his penchant for Cantonese wordplay and in-references to Chinese culture, it has been difficult for his films to find audiences outside of his native Hong Kong and China.


(review continued here)

Not convinced? I'd suggest you check out a downloadable English-language copy of the trailer. Ahhhhh ... crackpot Chinese humor ...

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<img src="http://www.obscure.org/~pjammer/graphics/letters/R_Graphic.gif" alt="R">eview of actor/director/producer/comic Stephen Chao's blisteringly hysterical <a href="http://shaolin.mata.com.tw/index2.htm">Shaolin Soccer</a>, by <a href="http://www.mediacircus.net/">Andrew Leong</a>.

<blockquote><i>While movie stars such as Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan have become household names in North America, one of the biggest names in Hong Kong cinema is still relatively unknown. Funnyman Stephen Chow has built his career on absurdist humor and Jim Carrey-style shenanigans in films such as "The King of Comedy", "From Beijing with Love", and "The God of Cookery" (which was slated to be remade into a Jim Carrey vehicle before falling into development hell). Unfortunately, because of his penchant for Cantonese wordplay and in-references to Chinese culture, it has been difficult for his films to find audiences outside of his native Hong Kong and China.</i></blockquote>

<b>(<a href="http://www.mediacircus.net/shaolinsoccer.html">review continued here</a>)</b>

Not convinced? I'd suggest you check out a <a href="http://www.movie-list.com/s/shaolinsoccer.shtml">downloadable English-language copy of the trailer</a>. Ahhhhh ... crackpot Chinese humor ...

<center><img src="http://www.hkdvdmart.com/a1/dvdmart/image/soccer.jpg" Shaolin Soccer</a></center>
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