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August 21st, 2006

Dog Bite Snakes

Yeah, I saw Snakes On a Plane. Yeah, it's stupid but modestly entertaining.

But...while we were all cackling over a postmodernist hype machine passing itself off as a movie, something called Dog Bite Dog opened the same day in Hong Kong. Early reviews are calling it the future of Asian cinema. It's rated their version of "X" for extreme violence. Check out the trailer, and tell me you don't want to see this NOW.

I'm tired of movies that lead us all to say, "Well, it was better than what I expected," or, "It was a little more entertaining than the one I saw last week." I want a "sensory assault" (one description of Dog Bite Dog). Bring it on.