Pumwaree Yodkamol

Pumwaree Yodkamol

Pumwaree Yodkamol Quick Links

Film RSS

The Bodyguard (2004) Review


Good
I was misled into watching The Bodyguard by advertising suggesting that the star was Tony Jaa, the gloriously talented Thai martial artist whose work in Ong-Bak is unforgettable. Sadly, this film was made before Ong-Bak, and Jaa appears only in a small role during a particularly balletic supermarket smackdown that, come to think of it, was worth the price of the rental anyway.

The rest of this Thai actioner is a frenzied and somewhat befuddled mess that combines amazing amounts of gunfire with wire-work kicking and flying and heavy doses of comedy. That's to be expected given that it stars Petchai Wongkamlao, one of Thailand's leading comics. We're in Jackie Chan territory here, not that there's anything wrong with that.

Continue reading: The Bodyguard (2004) Review

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior Review


OK

Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa is being touted as the heir-apparent to Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li -- and in "Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior," he certainly makes a mark for himself in the increasingly popular genre with refined, enthrallingly focused, breathtakingly acrobatic grace.

The first time he's shown on screen -- simply practicing his Muay Thai kung-fu style in precision exercises of extraordinary power and sharp, sudden movements -- its impossible to take your eyes off him.

When he actually begins fighting -- and climbing walls and sliding under cars and literally jumping through barbwire hoops -- "Ong-Bak" seems well on its way to becoming a truly great launching pad for an Asian fighter-actor who could take the world by storm.

Continue reading: Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior Review

Pumwaree Yodkamol

Pumwaree Yodkamol Quick Links

Film RSS

Occupation

Actor


Suggested

Album Of The Week: The 30th Anniversary of 'Pretty On The Inside' by Hole

Album Of The Week: The 30th Anniversary of 'Pretty On The Inside' by Hole

Courtney Love went from Faith No More to Pagan Babies before roles in Sid And Nancy and Straight To Hell propelled her forward to form her seminal...

Placebo - Beautiful James Audio

Placebo - Beautiful James Audio

Returning with their first new song in five years, Placebo have just dropped ‘Beautiful James’ as the first taster of their forthcoming album.

Queen Cult: The queer band you’ll fall in love with by 2022

Queen Cult: The queer band you’ll fall in love with by 2022

The Cheshire four-piece unveil a new politically-charged single entitled Show & Tell.

Advertisement
Met Gala 2021: The three pop icons who took our breath away

Met Gala 2021: The three pop icons who took our breath away

Billie, Lil Nas X and Rihanna stole the show at the fashion event.

Zed The Dreamer talks to us about drawing inspiration from William Golding, collaborating with Phoebe Bridgers and signing to 4AD [EXCLUSIVE]

Zed The Dreamer talks to us about drawing inspiration from William Golding, collaborating with Phoebe Bridgers and signing to 4AD [EXCLUSIVE]

Having just celebrated the release of his debut EP, 'The Life and Death of MacKenzie Kane', Portuguese singer-songwriter Zé Pedro Viveiros, aka Zed...

Lil Nas X and more big winners from the 2021 MTV VMAs

Lil Nas X and more big winners from the 2021 MTV VMAs

Here's what you missed at this year's Video Music Awards.

Iron Maiden: Rock music’s biggest literature geeks?

Iron Maiden: Rock music’s biggest literature geeks?

Eleven Iron Maiden tracks inspired by classic works of literature.

Advertisement

Pumwaree Yodkamol Movies

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior Movie Review

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior Movie Review

Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa is being touted as the heir-apparent to Bruce Lee,...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews