Helmed with musty solemnity by Wong Jing, this expensively furnished production unfolds scene after scene of slow-burning chamber drama, punctuated by potent but never jaw-dropping action.
Heads won't roll in "The Guillotines," an ineptly executed period actioner in which the decapitating blades are hardly ever unsheathed or shown in all their grisly 3D glory.
Taking more than a dozen credits, including helmer-scribe, Jackie Chan emerges a Jackie-of-all-trades and master of none in his 101th film, "CZ12."
Predicting an eclipse can be a dangerous business in "Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer," a 17th-century costumer about the man who rectified Japan's 800-year-old calendar.
Casting Cantopop queen Joey Yung as a Cantopop queen bemoaning the inconvenience of fame, "Diva" puts its protag on a pedestal and leaves her standing lifeless as marble.