‘Vampire Effect’ is ‘Buffy, the Vampire Slayer’-light, but not quite as good

Ekin Cheng and Charlene Choi in 'The Vampire Effect'
Ekin Cheng and Charlene Choi in ‘The Vampire Effect’

[rating=2]Starring: Ekin Cheng, Charlene Choi, Gillian Chung, Jackie Chan
Director(s): Dante Lam
Writer(s): Jack Ng

Now, you must understand, I am the kind of person who preorders Buffy, the Vampire Slayer Season 6 on DVD two months in advance. Having said this, it is by no means a stretch of the imagination to find that I am reviewing a film where Jackie Chan kicks vampire ass! Now you may not have heard of this film, for neither had I until I viewed the trailers on my Godzilla against Mechagodzilla DVD.

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‘Daddy Day Care’ ushers in family-friendly era for Eddie Murphy

Jeff Garlin and Eddie Murphy in 'Daddy Day Care'
Jeff Garlin and Eddie Murphy in ‘Daddy Day Care’

[rating=3]Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Anjelica Huston, Steve Zahn, Regina
Director(s): Steve Carr
Writer(s): Screenplay by Geoff Rodkey

I grew up in the ’80s watching movies like Beverly Hills CopThe Golden Child and Coming to America. Back then, it seemed like there was no one quite as funny as Eddie Murphy thrilling us with his trademark laugh. Then he disappeared, tried to make a go at it in the music industry (big flop) and made several movies most of us didn’t see and quickly forgot if we did.

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