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Andrew Dominik the Writing the Screenplay Justin Lin's 'Shaolin Temple' Remake

23 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Sometimes I forget Andrew Dominik (Killing Them Softly, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) not only directs, but writes his films and now he's preparing to write a script for someone else and it's hardly one you'd expect. Deadline is reporting Dominik will pen the screenplay for a 3D remake of the 1982 Jet Li starrer The Shaolin Temple, with Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) set to direct. The film tells the story of a slave worker who escapes from the cruel retainers of the emperor of the Tang dynasty. He seeks asylum at the Shaolin Temple and enters the monkhood and trains with the monks. His motivation, however, is far from saintly having promised to use the skill he learns for defense only, he seeks revenge on the man that murdered his father. When the project was announced back in 2014, Perfect Storm Entertainment, CEO Troy Craig Poon, »

- Brad Brevet

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Movie Review – Infernal Affairs (2002)

1 August 2014 1:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Infernal Affairs (China: Wu jian dao), 2002

Directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak

Starring Andy Lau, Tony Leung and Anthony Wong

Synopsis

This isa tale of a mole in the police department and undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.

Everyone knows The Departed is a remake of a foreign film, right? When The Raid and Let the Right One In is green-lit for a Us, English-speaking production, film-fans complain. But side-by-side, both Infernal Affairs and The Departed stand on their own, and share the same DNA in more than the story alone. Infernal Affairs is the blueprint for Scorsese – and as a plan, it is easy to see why he was so keen to remake it with the Boston-based themes that transferred so well.

Tony Rayn’s review in Sight and Sound, in 2004, confesses how “very little »

- Simon Columb

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Firestorm arrives on U.S DVD

29 July 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Hong Kong action icon Andy Lau stars in Director Alan Yuen’s (Princess D) action-packed crime thriller Firestorm, and it lands on U.S Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Sept. 23. Rounding out the cast are Michael Wong (Triple Tap), Ray Lui (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Ka Tung Lam (Drug War, IP Man), Jun Hu (Bodyguards & Assassins), Chen Yao (Caught in the Web), Vincent Sze (Vengeance), Chi-yin Wong (Life Without Principle) and Shing-Ban Lam (Young and Dangerous: Reloaded). Cop dramas are bread ‘n’ butter to the Hk film industry, and something they always do well. Add to that Mr Lau presence, and we reckon you’ve got a sure “fire” (ahem) on your hands here! Synopsis: A storm is heading toward the city of Hong Kong, threatening the lives of everyone in its path. As citizens scramble for cover, a crew of seasoned criminals stage a series of armoured car heists in broad daylight, »

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‘Firestorm’ Review: Andy Lau Plays Video Games with Peoples’ Lives

9 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Nyaff 2014 runs June 27-July 14 in New York City. Follow all of our coverage here. Hong Kong action films often come with two promises. There will be action, and it will most probably be ludicrous. Smart screenplays are always appreciated of course, but there’s nothing wrong with a fun, creatively violent action flick that entertains in its sincere goofiness. That balance between the ridiculous and the fun is important though when the film is also trying to be serious. Firestorm is trying to be serious, and those intentions constantly clash with the physics-ignorant action sequences, frequently dumb writing and the near-constant display of unimpressive CGI. A team of professional criminals is making a mockery of the police department through a series of daytime heists that leave bloodshed and massive property damage in their wake. Inspector Lui (Andy Lau) is a rule-follower, but he quickly learns that “proper” police-work may not be enough to stop the violence in »

- Rob Hunter

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Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive July Giveaway!

7 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

It's time for another of Madman's massive giveaway competitions, and this month we have three prize packs for you to get your hands on! They are:1) Berserk Prize Pack: Berserk trilogy on DVD or Blu-ray (pictured above)2) Andy Lau Prize Pack: Firestorm and Infernal Affairs trilogy on DVD (pictured below)3) Sci-fi/Fantasy Prize Pack: Enemy, Angel-a, Real and 009-1: The End of the Beginning on DVD (pictured below)For each of the prize packs, all you have to do is follow these two steps:1) Tell me in 25 words or less, which of the movies in the prize pack you want to see the most and why, and 2) Email to me at: hugo[at]twitchfilm.net- Your answer- Your name- Your postal address- And your choice of DVD or Blu-ray...

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List Of 10 Kung Fu Movies You Need To Have Watched – Part 5

9 June 2014 7:56 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Like millions of you around the world, i love Kung Fu movies. It is the only real genre that keeps me going back for more and that is why i will always love Kung Fu movies.

I know many of you have probably seen many of the movies i will post about, but this is also for anyone new to the genre of Kung Fu and even Swordplay and looking for other movies to enjoy. I hope you enjoy the movies i have listed and please feel free to comment about any of the movies.

 

1.Eagle’s Claw (1977)

Studio: Champion Films

Director: Lee Tso-Nam

Cast: Chi Kuan-Chun, Chang Yi, Don Wong Tao, Leung Kar Yan

Action Director(s): Chan Siu Pang, Tommy Lee Gam Ming

 

2.Broken Oath (1977)

Studio: Golden Harvest

Director: Jeong Chang Hwa

Cast: Angela Mao, Michael Chan, Chiu Hung, Bruce Leung

Action Director(s): Hsu Hsia, »

- kingofkungfu

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Imagine 2014 Review: Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Sea Dragon 3D

9 June 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

(You Will believe a man can fly, provided he jumps hard and adds enough corkscrews in mid-air...) One of the great things of film festivals is that they sometimes allow you a rare chance to experience foreign films as they are supposed to be seen. Little discoveries are great, of course, but to see a huge-budget extravaganza on a big screen in 3D is a treat as well. Case in point: the Imagine Fantastic Film Festival in Amsterdam showed Tsui Hark's Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon 3D. At first I was a bit apprehensive, as the word-of-mouth about the film coming from colleagues wasn't exactly flattering. I liked the previous Detective Dee film which starred Andy Lau, so a prequel without him...

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Star Chinese Movies at 20: Movie Channel Eyes More Territories, More Production

15 May 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Star Chinese Movies has been through a succession of changes in its 20-year history, changes that reflect many of the currents in Chinese cinema and Asian television — not to mention the shifting tastes of the audiences it serves.

“Hong Kong films travel the best, although Taiwanese audiences are now less responsive to Hong Kong movies than they were,” says topper Cora Yim. “Mainland Chinese movies don’t travel well, and unfortunately we have the ratings to prove it. That is especially true in Taiwan.”

That is a perplexing trend that many observers expect will continue. As the Sino film industry grows and as Chinese producers become more adept at understanding audience preferences, the greatest rewards will be found by producing content that caters ever more to domestic mainland tastes.

That in turn gives Scm, which does not operate in China but is run by Fox Intl. Channels in Hong Kong, »

- Patrick Frater

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Huayi Bros, Im Global ink deal

15 May 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Im Global’s Anthem division will handle international sales, excluding China, on all Huayi’s upcoming Chinese-language productions.

Huayi Bros has confirmed its output deal with Im Global, which is presenting an initial slate in Cannes that includes the kidnap drama Abducted starring starring Andy Lau [pictured] and Jing Boran.

Im Global’s Anthem division will handle international sales excluding China on all Huayi’s upcoming Chinese-language productions.

The roster includes rom-com Women Who Flirt starring Huang Xiaoming and Zhou Xun; Love On The Cloud starring Angelababy and Chen He; and true story A Tale Of Three Cities, based on the life of Jackie Chan’s parents and starring Tang Wei and Sean Ching-Wan Lau.

“Since we opened our Beijing office last year, gaining a high profile foothold in the international sales of major Chinese films has been a priority for us and we couldn’t wish for a more dynamic or prestigious partner than Huayi Brothers,” said »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Huayi Bros, Im Global ink output deal

15 May 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Im Global’s Anthem division will handle international sales, excluding China, on all Huayi’s upcoming Chinese-language productions.

Huayi Bros has confirmed its output deal with Im Global, which is presenting an initial slate in Cannes that includes the kidnap drama Abducted starring starring Andy Lau [pictured] and Jing Boran.

Im Global’s Anthem division will handle international sales excluding China on all Huayi’s upcoming Chinese-language productions.

The roster includes rom-com Women Who Flirt starring Huang Xiaoming and Zhou Xun; Love On The Cloud starring Angelababy and Chen He; and true story A Tale Of Three Cities, based on the life of Jackie Chan’s parents and starring Tang Wei and Sean Ching-Wan Lau.

“Since we opened our Beijing office last year, gaining a high profile foothold in the international sales of major Chinese films has been a priority for us and we couldn’t wish for a more dynamic or prestigious partner than Huayi Brothers,” said »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cannes: Im Global Inks Output Deal With China’s Huayi Brothers (Exclusive)

15 May 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Los Angeles indie sales powerhouse Im Global has struck an output deal with China’s Huayi Brothers Media to handle international sales on Huayi’s Chinese film productions.

Titles will be represented by Im Global’s Anthem division, which specializes in non-English-language pictures, and cover all territories outside Greater China (mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong).

Huayi, China’s largest private sector film group, last week revealed its latest “H-Plan,” a 32-picture production and distribution slate running to end 2015.

The line-up includes romantic comedy “Women Who Flirt,” starring Huang Xiaoming and Zhou Xun, directed by Pang Ho-cheung; “A Tale of Three Cities,” a true story based on the life of Jackie Chan’s parents, starring Tang Wei and Sean Ching-Wan Lau and directed by Mabel Cheung; “Abducted,” a dramatic story of a child’s kidnapping and its aftermath, starring Andy Lau and Jing Boran; and “Love on a Cloud,” a »

- Patrick Frater

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Kano names Nyaff centrepiece

8 May 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The North American premiere of Umin Boya’s Kano has been selected as the Centerpiece selection for this year’s New York Asian Film Festival (Nyaff), set to run from June 27–July 14.

Returning for its 13th edition, the festival will include its Korean Actor In Focus programme, when Lee Jung-jae will present some of his most notable films as well The Face Reader and New World.

The programme will include Takashi Miike’s gangster story The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji, Philip Yung’s juvenile delinquent drama May We Chat, Benny Chan’s genre film The White Storm, Lee Kung-lok’s porn industry comedy 3D Naked Ambition and Andy Lau in Allen Yuen’s police thriller Firestorm.

The Film Society Of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema made the announcement (8) in association with the Japan Society.

For further details click here. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Terracotta Far East Film Festival line-up announced

25 April 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

The sixth Terracotta Far East Film Festival has announced its full line-up and my my there’s a lot to see. Deep breathe, there’s a lot to go through, so here we go......It will be held in two central London venues over ten days from Friday 23 May to Sunday 1 June, showing 23 films including International and European premieres. The festival is one of the UK’s biggest showcases for contemporary Asian cinema, boasting an electrifying mix of movies from emerging and established artists across a range of genres. The 2014 edition will open on Friday 23 May with the UK premiere of On The Job, the latest ground-breaking work from Erik Matti which premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2013 in the ‘Directors’ Fortnight’. The closing film of the festival, screened on Sunday 1 June, will be the International premiere of Judge! with special guest appearance from director Akira Nagai. This year, the festival »

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Terracotta festival unveils line-up

24 April 2014 4:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

London-based Asian film festival to open with the UK premiere of Erik Matti’s On the Job and features a focus on the Philippines.

The sixth Terracotta Far East Film Festival (Tfeff), one of the UK’s biggest showcases for contemporary Asian cinema, is to open with the UK premiere of Erik Matti’s On the Job, which debuted at Directors Fortnight during the Cannes Film Festival 2013.

The festival, which will be held in two central London venues from May 23 to June 1, will comprise 24 films. It will close with the international premiere of Judge!, attended by director Akira Nagai.

Tfeff’s Spotlight On section will focus on the Philippines and director Matti will attend the opening ceremony of the strand with his film, On the Job.

The spotlight strand will be hosted by the Institute of Contemporary Arts (Ica) from May 23-27, which will also feature a double bill dedicated to award-winning Filipino actor Felix Roco. He will »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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China Star Film Changes Hands

15 April 2014 2:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – China Star Film Group, one of the best-known Hong Kong production houses of the 1990s and early 2000s, has been bought and sold by actor-turned-casino tycoon Charles Heung Wah Keung.

China Star Film, which previously produced or distributed movies with Andy Lau, Cecilia Cheung and Stephen Chow and Johnny To’s “Election” (pictured) and “My Left Eye Sees Ghosts,” is currently a joint venture between China Star Entertainment and China Media and Films Holdings.

It will be sold by China Star Entertainment to China Media and Films in a transaction worth just Hk$4.34 million (Us$560,000). Despite the lowball value, the transaction has to be declared to the stock market as Heung is chairman of both companies.

According to the transaction document China Star Film was essentially dormant in 2013 and made an unaudited loss of Hk$41,000 (Us$5,250).

According to China Star Entertainment’s previous 2013 end of year filing revenue »

- Patrick Frater

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Emperor hires Chan for China Theaters Push

14 April 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures has hired Damon Chan to head its expansion in to the fast growing exhibition sector in mainland China.

Emperor also confirmed the appointment of Daniel Yu as production controller.

Chan joins from Orange Sky Golden Harvest, where he was COO (China). He is appointed as Emp’s general manager, exhibitions (Prc).

The company unveiled its plans to break into the mainland theater sector in March 2013 in partnership with another Hong Kong firm UA Cinemas.

Their first joint site Emperor UA Vivo City is scheduled to open in Foshan next month, with plans in other cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen to follow.

“It is very exciting to be heading a team that is charged with growing a new business, especially in mainland China. I look forward to identifying and growing Emp’s new opportunities in the fast growing exhibition landscape there, »

- Patrick Frater

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Hong Kong’s Emp expands team

14 April 2014 6:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hong Kong-based Emperor Motion Pictures has appointed production veteran Daniel Yu as production controller and Damon Chan as general manager, exhibition (Prc).

Based in Hong Kong, Yu will oversee all aspects of upcoming Emp productions. A producer with credits including Fruit Chan’s Made In Hong Kong and Ning Hao’s Crazy Stone, Yu co-founded Team Work Productions with Hong Kong star Andy Lau in 1990 and later co-founded production services company October Films.

Chan joins Emp’s Beijing office after seven years at Orange Sky Golden Harvest, where he most recently held the post of chief operating officer (Prc). In his new role, he will spearhead Emp’s foray into exhibition in mainland China.

Emp has a joint venture to develop mainland theatres with Hong Kong-based UA Cinemas. The venture’s first theatre, Emperor UA Vivo City, is scheduled to open in Foshan in May, followed by cinemas in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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In a Nutshell: Firestorm

10 April 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

A storm is heading your way, but fear not, we're not entering large-scale disaster movie territory here. Not in the way Switch was at least. Andy Lau's latest action thriller does involve a huge storm heading to the city, but that's only part of the problem, the main destructive force is caused by a crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu Jun). Armed with high-powered weapons, and we're talking a lot of high-powered weaponry, Nam pulls off another violent armoured car heist on a busy street in broad daylight. There is no mercy. In fact, limbs are blown off left, right and centre; Firestorm pulls no punches when it comes to onscreen violence. Andy plays a senior police inspector, the kind of guy who does everything by the book. Or at least, that's how thing used to play out before he came up against Nam. Extreme crime demands extreme justice, »

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In a Nutshell: Firestorm

10 April 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

A storm is heading your way, but fear not, we're not entering large-scale disaster movie territory here. Not in the way Switch was at least. Andy Lau's latest action thriller does involve a huge storm heading to the city, but that's only part of the problem, the main destructive force is caused by a crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu Jun). Armed with high-powered weapons, and we're talking a lot of high-powered weaponry, Nam pulls off another violent armoured car heist on a busy street in broad daylight. There is no mercy. In fact, limbs are blown off left, right and centre; Firestorm pulls no punches when it comes to onscreen violence. Andy plays a senior police inspector, the kind of guy who does everything by the book. Or at least, that's how thing used to play out before he came up against Nam. Extreme crime demands extreme justice, »

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In a Nutshell: Firestorm

10 April 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

A storm is heading your way, but fear not, we're not entering large-scale disaster movie territory here. Not in the way Switch was at least. Andy Lau's latest action thriller does involve a huge storm heading to the city, but that's only part of the problem, the main destructive force is caused by a crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu Jun). Armed with high-powered weapons, and we're talking a lot of high-powered weaponry, Nam pulls off another violent armoured car heist on a busy street in broad daylight. There is no mercy. In fact, limbs are blown off left, right and centre; Firestorm pulls no punches when it comes to onscreen violence. Andy plays a senior police inspector, the kind of guy who does everything by the book. Or at least, that's how thing used to play out before he came up against Nam. Extreme crime demands extreme justice, »

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