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Here Are Some Hidden Asian Movie Gems To Rent On Google Play

21 May 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

If your weekends are anything like mine, most times they are filled with movie and drama marathons. While I do enjoy the occasional interaction with other human units, I mostly prefer to shed the stress of the previous work week by relaxing at home.

However, when watching movies is your go-to activity, selections can quickly become depleted. Luckily for me, I have become quite good at finding hidden gems throughout various technology sources. They usually feel like a sweet reward during droughts of fresh material. One source that has been quite rich with great finds is Google Play. I found the following two-day movie rentals on Google Play for just a few bucks.

Monk Comes Down the Mountain

The first treasure is a star-studded martial arts action film directed by Chen Kaige. Monk Comes Down the Mountain is a story about a monk who finds himself unexpectedly forced out of »

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Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Mba Partners

30 April 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Jang Tae-yoo, director of the hugely popular Korean drama series My Love From The Star, has teamed up with Chinese stars Aaron Kwok, Yao Chen, Li Chen, Tiffany Tang, Hao Lei and Wang Yibo for a new film about love and friendship called Mba Partners.    Three different women become business partner, with their own individuality and they create a new careers. The movie combines friendship, love and dreams.   Thanks to Australian distributor Magnum Films, we have Five double passes for the film to give away to our readers.    For a chance to win, all you have to do is to follow these two steps:   1) Like the Magnum Film Facebook page, and   2) Email your name and postal address to...

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One to Watch : English Subtitled Trailer For the Award Winning Hong Kong Film ‘Port of Call’ Starring Aaron Kwok

11 April 2016 4:41 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Plot :  Based on a real life murder case where a dismembered corpse of a murdered 16-year-old prostitute girl was found in Hong Kong in 2008

Port of Call‘ stole the show in the acting categories at the recent Hong Kong Film Awards, Coming away with 7 awards including a Best Actor win for ‘Aaron Kwok

35th Hong Kong Film Awards

Best Screenplay Philip Yung Won Best Actor Aaron Kwok Won Best Actress Jessie Li Won Best Supporting Actor Michael Ning Won Best Supporting Actress Elaine Jin Won Best New Performer Michael Ning Won Jessie Li Nominated Best Cinematography Christopher Doyle Won

 

 

 

 

 

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Hong Kong Film Awards 2016 Results: ‘Ten Years’ wins Best Film

4 April 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Controversial , low-budget dystopian Ten Years took the top honors at the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday.

A local box office hit made up of five vignettes  set in 2025, where locals are persecuted for speaking Cantonese not Mandarin.

Amidst increasing fears of mainland pressure and interference in Hong Kong and some cinemas refusing to screen the film, its success was a surprise even to the producers themselves.

Andrew Choi, one of the producers for the film, said  “The meaning of this prize is that it shows Hong Kong still has hope. It reminds us that we could have courage to be creative. I would like to thank everyone who has watched it.”

According to the Guardian, this film with a budget of Hk$500,000 ($64,000) has earned Hk$6m, but its run stopped despite still playing to packed theatres.

 

State broadcaster, CCTV, pulled out from broadcasting the ceremony live unlike previous years, »

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Controversial Ten Years wins Best Picture at Hong Kong Film Awards

4 April 2016 5:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Controversial indie film Ten Years has won the highest accolade at the 35th Hong Kong Film Awards, despite its highly controversial, anti-Communist message.

As a result, many of the state’s top government-controlled news outlets have neglected to report on the win, despite the Hong Kong Awards being one of the most important ceremonies of the year in the Asian film calendar.

Ten Years is directed by Chow Kwun-wai and produced by Andrew Choi, and describes a dystopian near-future where an authoritarian Chinese government has eroded the rights and political freedoms of the public in Hong Kong. It was filmed on a micro-budget of $75,000 last year, and grossed just under $1 million.

Beijing television refused to broadcast the Hong Kong Awards ceremony as a result of the film’s nomination.

In his acceptance speech, Chow Kun-wai said that the film “provided Hong Kong people and us a chance to show that we have no fear. »

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Controversial 'Ten Years' triumphs at Hong Kong Film Awards

4 April 2016 4:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The ceremony broadcast was banned in mainland China, reportedly due to the nomination of the politically-charged dystopian drama.Scroll down for the full list

Port Of Call emerged as a big winner with seven prizes from the 35th Hong Kong Film Awards, while controversial local independent production Ten Years was declared best film and The Taking Of Tiger Mountain’s Tsui Hark took best director.

Port Of Call, which came into the night with the most nominations at 13, pulled off a clean sweep of all the acting prizes: best actor for Aaron Kwok (his first Hkfa win), best actress for newcomer Jessie Li, best supporting actress for Elaine Jin, as well as best new performer and best supporting actor, both of which for Michael Ning.

The crime thriller also won best screenplay for writer-director Philip Yung and best cinematography for Christopher Doyle.

However, the biggest award of the evening went to Ten Years, which beat heavyweights »

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Cold War 2: First Trailer Promises More Glossy Thrills

14 March 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Chow Yun Fat joins the original cast of Hong Kong thriller Cold War - the highest grossing Hk film of 2012 - for the upcoming Cold War 2. And this is one sequel that appears to be holding to the 'same but more' theory of sequels with the entire creative team back in place along with the original cast. And while this first trailer exists mostly to whet the appetite there's still plenty here to promise plenty of slick. glossy action within. Tony Leung Ka-fai, Aaron Kwok, Charlie Young, Eddie Peng and Aarif Rahman make up the rest of the core cast of the cop thriller with directors Longman Leung and Sunny Luk retunring. Check out the trailer - with English subtitles included - below....

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Cinema Ticket Sales In China Break Box Office Record

16 February 2016 1:03 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

The world’s seven-day revenue for a single territory record was smashed this Sunday, with the ticket sales in China during the Chinese New Year’s holiday period plus Valentine’s Day (February 8 – February 14) netting an overwhelming $548 million, surpassing the previous record set in North America from Dec 26 to Jan 1, that amounted to $529.6 million.

The three local blockbusters simultaneosly screened during this period played a major role in the record-breaking, wtih Stephen Chow’s “Mermaid” grossing $275.1 million, Wong Jing  and Andrew Lau’s “From Vegas to Macau III” $119.6 million and “The Monkey King 2″ starring Aaron Kwok and Gong Li, $116.2 million.

The record-breaking revenue is considerably more than what the Chinese box office generated in a whole year one decade ago, with the 2006 box office reaching approximately $327.5 million.

sources:chinafilminsider.com, hollywoodreporter.com »

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More In swings with 'The Monkey King 2'

13 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Korean sales outfit is selling the China box office hit and Dejan Zecevic’s The Rift at Efm.

Korean sales company More In Group is handling international sales on Soi Cheang’s The Monkey King 2, which grossed $60m on its opening three days in China.

Produced by Hong Kong’s Filmko Entertainment and Chinese partners, the 3D fantasy epic stars Aaron Kwok and Gong Li. Filmko has already sold the film to around 15 territories. It opened in China on February 8, the first day of the Chinese New Year holidays.

More In Group is also selling Dejan Zecevic’s sci-fi thriller The Rift, which it co-produced with Serbia’s Viktoria Film and Slovenia’s Bbo Star.

The English-language thriller stars Us actor Ken Foree (Dawn Of The Dead) and Slovenian actress Katarina Cas (The Wolf Of Wall Street). It tells the story of an astronaut who mysteriously disappears following a space shuttle crash in Eastern Serbia.

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Film Review: ‘The Monkey King 2’

7 February 2016 11:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With screen goddess Gong Li vamping it up as the villainous enchantress Lady White Bone and a tearful bromance between Cantopop king Aaron Kwok and mainland heartthrob William Feng Shaofeng, what’s not to like about Soi Cheang’s 3D vfx orgy “The Monkey King 2”? Certainly less of a dud than the director’s inane original, this follow-up is even more tyke-oriented, but at least it’s a livelier yarn and boasts a slick upgrade in visual effects. Mainland Chinese families are sure to go bananas over this Lunar New Year offering; it’s almost certain to surpass its predecessor, which broke China’s opening-day records.

One of the many screen adaptations of Wu Cheng’en’s 16th-century novel “Journey to the West” (last year alone brought us the web-tv remake “Surprise” and the animated “Monkey King: Hero Is Back”)  “The Monkey King in 3D” (2014) felt like a prequel rather than the real thing, »

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The Monkey King 2 Starring Aaron Kwok, Gong Li – Second Trailer Released (Eng Sub)

27 January 2016 4:19 PM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

The second trailer was just released for ‘The Monkey King 2

The Monkey King 2 will be released in February , in time for Chinese New year. The movie has a budget of Hk$530 million, the film will also have a limited run in the Us during February

Cast

Aaron Kwok, Gong Li, Feng Shaofeng and Xiaoshenyang and will see the return of Director Cheang Pou-soi

Plot

Taking place 500 years after the Havoc in Heaven, the Tang Priest is appointed by Buddha to go to the West to fetch the sacred scriptures, only to accidentally free the Monkey King. With Lady White aiming to break up the team assembled to defeat her, the Monkey King must fight in order to save his world!

Trailer 2

 

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‘Port of Call’ Wins Hong Kong Critics Awards

18 January 2016 5:24 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dark detective drama, “Port of Call” was named best film by the Hong Kong Film Critics’ Society on Monday.

Directed by Philip Yung Chi-kwong, the film is based on real events involving the murder of a woman. It features superstar singer-actor Aaron Kwok as a disheveled and downbeat detective.

The Society’s best actor and actress awards, however, went to “port of Call”s other stars Michael Ning and Jessie Li.

The best director award went to Tsui Hark for his mainland Chinese war story “The Taking of Tiger Mountain.” The best screenplay award went to Kageyama Yukihiko and Sylvia Chang for Chang’s musical “Murmur of the Hearts” which was the opening film of the Hong Kong International Film Festival in March last year.

Port of Call” had its premiere as the closing film of the Hkiff and on theatrical release earned a rare Category III rating for gore and nudity. »

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The Monkey King 2 Starring Aaron Kwok, Gong Li : Teaser Trailer

17 January 2016 5:12 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Starring Aaron Kwok, Gong Li, Feng Shaofeng and Xiaoshenyang and will see the return of Director Cheang Pou-soi. Sammo Hung is action director.

The Monkey King 2 will be released in February , in time for Chinese New year. The movie has a budget of Hk$530 million, but without Donnie Yen in the lead role will the movie be as successful as the first outing? time will tell.

Teaser Trailer

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40 Ti Lung Movies To Enjoy Part 1/2

15 January 2016 2:13 PM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Ti Lung is known for his awesome catalogue of movies, over the years he was a leading star at The Shaw Brothers Studio and appeared in well over a 100 movies. I have put together a list of movies, which i have enjoyed over the years. *This is not a Top 40 list.

1.Have Sword, Will Travel (1969)

Cast:David Chiang, Li Ching, Ku Feng, Cheng Miu,

Director:Chang Cheh

Fight Choreographer:Tong Gaai, Yuen Cheung Yan

 

2.The Duel (1971)

Cast:David Chiang, Yeung Chi Hing, Yue Wai, Ku Feng

Director:Chang Cheh

Fight Choreographer:Tong Gaai, Yuen Cheung Yan

 

3.Blood Brothers (1973)

Cast:Chen Kuan Tai, David Chiang, Cheng Li, Cheng Miu, Tin Ching

Director:Chang Cheh

Fight Choreographer:Lau Kar Leung, Tong Gaai

 

4.The Sentimental Swordsman (1977)

Cast:Cheng Li, Yueh Hua, Derek Yee, Ku Feng, Fan Mei Sheng

Director:Chu Yuan

Fight Choreographer:Tong Gaai, Wong Pau Gei

 

5.The Retuen of The Sentimental Swordsman (1981)

Cast:Fu Sheng, Derek Yee, »

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