THE YIN-YANG MASTER: DREAM OF ETERNITY MOVIE REVIEW
Many centuries ago in ancient China an Evil Serpent was born out of man’s dark desires. Four brave masters from four different sects came together to trap the Serpent inside the Imperial City, keeping it from harming the world. Every so often, the Serpent rises again, and when it does, four new masters once again team up to defend the world from this deadly menace. When his master dies, Qing Ming (Mark Chao) is chosen, despite some glaring flaws in his spell casting, to be one of the new four to take down this ancient evil. However, when he meets the others in the Imperial City, things get off to a rocky start as he immediately butts heads with Bo Ya (Deng Lun), one of the other fighting masters. Based on the Onmyōji novel series written by Baku Yumemakura, One of Us’ own Spirit Guardians, Mindy, Jamarco, and Jena, get kung fu fighting their way into this high fantasy review. Go fast as lightning to listen to what they have to say here.
DIRECTED BY: Guo Jingming
STARRING: Mark Chao, Deng Lun, Wang Duo, Olivia Wang, Jessie Li
Mindy Rast-Keenan (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
Having grown up in Nairobi, Kenya, and being very disappointed at the lack of riding elephants her cartoons had promised her, Mindy spends the majority of her time as a film, theater, and voice over actress in the Austin, Texas area. They still give her money for being on HBO that one time, with her name in the credits spelled wrong. A nerdy geek, this award-winning actress joined One of Us figuring she’d put her summa cum laude BFA acting degree to good use…by judging other people’s acting. In the few seconds she gets to herself, Mindy bakes for charity, knits eccentric plushies, plays original RPG’s with her gamemaster husband, and spends time with her soulmate, Batman.
Jamarco Shaw (Screener Squad)
Musician. Screenwriter. IMDB trivia page miraculously brought to life. These are a few ways to adequately describe Jamarco Shaw. Born on the southside of Houston, TX, Jamarco (or Marco, as he’s affectionately named, and NEVER Marco Polo) developed a lifelong love for everything pop culture ever since he was running around in his Blue Ranger Underoos. It wasn’t until a five-year detour in Burbank that he discovered that this love would inspire a passion for years to come. When he’s not raving about cinematography and Spider-Verse, he’s been known to make hip hop instrumentals to pass the time. He aspires to join the ranks of such great Renaissance Men as Donald Glover, John Cassavetes, and Jamie Foxx, but until then, you can catch him trying to make sense of whatever Christopher Nolan just released.
Jena Perry (Screener Squad)
Jena Perry. Aka Luna. Aka Dion. Aka Memori. Aka Dog whisperer. Aka whiskey connoisseur. As you can see, depending on when you met this Oakland, California native, you have experienced a completely different person, each time. After finally deciding on a 13+year career choice as a Videographer and Radio Personality, Jena balances her time between pursuing her Doctorate in Philosophy, providing insightful and funny critiques on films and Television, raising her daughter and dog in Ohio, and constantly fighting off the existential dread that is being a dope black woman in America in the 20th century.
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