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HBO Asia is bringing in new leadership to ramp up its original content production.
Film producer Jessica Kam has been appointed the new senior vp original productions at the network, where she will be responsible for all aspects of films and TV shows that are developed and produced in-house.
Kam comes to HBO after an extended stint in the Chinese film world, where her credits include festival favorites, such as 2010's The Piano in a Factory and last year's Italy-China co-production Coffee, along with more commercial projects, such as Jeffrey Lau's Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down (2014) and Just Another »
- Patrick Brzeski
Dr. Charles has got some hard work ahead of him after his actions on Chicago Med Season 2 Episode 21. Not only will it take a miracle (and presumably some heavy drugs) for Robin to forgive him, but he betrayed Sarah in the worse way a mentor can.
Maybe she'll be want to transfer to the Ed for the residency position after all.
So Robin finally consented to come in for an evaluation, but her dad may have just blown everything to hell. Honestly, Daniel probably should have spent the day with his own shrink. And why the hell did he have access to that file?
I feel bad that not only did he go through having Robin committed, but then he got (rightly) yelled at by his work daughter. Of course, I also felt really proud of Sarah for standing up for herself and her skills, even it was completely unrealistic »
- Elizabeth Harlow
They are Ike Radha’s Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae on 19th May, Rajkumar Periasamy’s Rangoon on June 9th, Rajkumar’s Annanukku Jay on 7th July and Vishnu’s Kadha Nayagan on June 23rd. Foxstar is always known for quality films and the line up also reiterates the same. »
Killer Frost is back, and she's going to be a problem.
While The Flash Season 3 Episode 18 laid the groundwork throughout the hour, my jaw still hit the floor during the final scene.
Like Caitlin, I'd been lulled into a false sense of security. When Julian completed the surgery and the two made up, it seemed like the danger had passed.
But the hints were there. Cisco teasing her about being frosty. Caitlin saying she'd rather die than use her meta healing. The close-up of the Killer Frost headline on the board.
I have been wondering when and how the transformation would happen. But the fact that I didn't see it coming made the final scene that much more powerful.
Obviously, Caitlin wasn't going to die. As soon as she crashed, I connected the dots. Even so, my heart sped up with nerves as Julian, Cisco, and H.R. scrambled to save her. »
- Mandy Treccia
She takes over from Erika North, who has left the pay-tv group to join streaming giant Netflix.
HBO has a growing position in production and investment of original content in Asia. Under HBO’s regional CEO Jonathan Spink’s watch HBO co-produced “Serangoon Road” with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, TV movie “Dead Mine” and two seasons of fantasy-horror series “Halfworlds.” It also recently produced its first martial arts TV movies in mainland China in tandem with China Movie Channel.
Kam is expected to spend her time between Hong Kong and HBO Asia’s base in Singapore.
Between 2005-2008, Kam previously oversaw marketing and product development at Celestial Pictures, the »
- Patrick Frater
Review by Baron Fortnightly
As a long time Jet Li fan, and a huge fan of his Fong Sai-yuk series of films, I jumped at the chance to review this release from Cine Asia. First, let’s get the specs out of the way. The 126 minute, 1993 film is presented in 16:9 widescreen, with both a 2.0 Cantonese and 5.1 English soundtrack, and optional English subtitles. Special features consist of an audio commentary from Hong Kong cinema expert Bay Logan, and interviews with director and fight choreographer Corey Yuen, and writer Jeff Lau.
The video quality is not brilliant, but about what you’d expect due to the nature of the movie, its age and original country of origin. The version presented is the Dimension re-scored and re-edited version, »
Overkill feels like an understatement when it comes to “See You Tomorrow,” a star-spangled, chintz-tinseled dramedy co-written and produced by Wong Kar-wai, featuring Tony Leung Chiu-wai as a barman who moonlights as a love doctor. Though China’s Zhang Jiajia takes billing as writer-director, it’s impossible to miss Wong’s pet themes of nostalgia, unrequited love, and numerology scribbled all over the frame. And yet without the Hong Kong auteur’s usual sense of subtlety, this boozy mix of screechy characters, splashy visuals, and trite tales will likely leave audiences feeling the cinematic equivalent of a hangover.
Despite dramatically overtaking Matt Damon starrer “The Great Wall” when it first opened, the film has since leveled off at the local box office. In fact, together with Zhang Yimou’s monster blockbuster, it has provoked such a virulent backlash from bloggers and disappointed audiences in China that the state newspaper the »
- Maggie Lee
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