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Cine-Sunday: ‘Young Bruce Lee’ Review

Stars: Aarif Rahman, Tony Leung, Christy Chung | Written by Robert Lee, Manfred Wong | Directed by Raymond Yip, Manfred Wong

Review by Baron Fortnightly

“Known as ‘The Little Dragon’ to legions of adoring fans, Bruce Lee is regarded by many as the greatest martial arts legend who ever lived. From his birth on November 27th 1940 to his departure for San Francisco in 1959, discover how Bruce Lee lived through war and persecution and survived the brutal street-gangs of 1950′s Hong Kong before going on to live his dreams.”

Young Bruce Lee is a Hong Kong biopic based on the recollections of Bruce Lee’s siblings, mainly the first-hand experiences of his younger brother Robert Lee, author of the book “Bruce Lee: My Brother”. From the opening credits you can tell this film has high production values, and why not, it’s an incredible look at the world’s most famous martial
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‘Cold War 2’ Is a Glossy, Suspenseful Sequel That’s Definitely Worth Checking Out!

Well Go USA released the long awaited sequel, Cold War 2, on Blu-ray and DVD March 7, 2017. It is one of the best good versus bad flicks that I have seen in a while. Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung, Eddie Peng and Chow Yun Fat play for blood in the dirty world of politics.

They’re conniving, ruthless and intelligent; and that’s just the good guys!

Aaron Kwok returns again as Sean Lau, now promoted to the role of Commissioner of Police. When his wife becomes a pawn in the ongoing fight, Lau makes a decision that opens the flood gates of hell, giving his enemies all the ammo they need to take him out.

To their surprise, Lau isn’t an easy target. He is brilliant and strategic, even using their own players again them. Counter move after move leaves them shook. When Chow Yun Fat graces the screen, his charisma is on full blast.
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Cine-Sunday: ‘Detective Dee – Mystery of the Phantom Flame’ Review

Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Catrina Lau, Lee Bingbing, Deng Chao | Written by Chen Kuofu & Lin Qianya | Action Director: Sammo Hung | Directed by Tsui Hark

Review by Baron Fortnightly

“When a series of mysterious murders prevents the inauguration of China’s first Empress, Detective Dee, the greatest investigative mind and Kung Fu Master of his generation, is brought back from exile to embark on a manhunt that will forever change the course of history! With a matchless performance from leading-man Andy Lau (Warlords and House of the Flying Daggers) and breathtaking action from the martial arts director of Ip Man and Ip Man 2, Detective Dee is non-stop, heart-racing entertainment in the highest traditions of Asian Action Cinema.”

Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame is a 2010 Chinese martial arts/whodunit movie based on the Chinese folk hero and celebrated Tang Dynasty official Di Renjie, otherwise known as Judge Dee
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Weekend Forecast: 'Jason Bourne', 'Bad Moms' and 'Nerve' Hit Theaters

Weekend Forecast: 'Jason Bourne', 'Bad Moms' and 'Nerve' Hit Theaters
Star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass return to the Bourne franchise after a nine year, one film hiatus as Jason Bourne is looking at a #1 finish as it debuts in over 4,000 theaters this weekend. The weekend also features the R-rated comedy Bad Moms and Nerve, a PG-13, teen-targeted thriller that opened on Wednesday with $3.75 million and hopes to find an audience over the weekend as a piece of counter-counter-programming. Looking at a comfortable first place finish is Universal's Jason Bourne, the fifth film in the Bourne franchise and fourth starring Damon in the title role following the lackluster response to 2012's The Bourne Legacy starring Jeremy Renner. That said, this should be looked at more as a sequel to The Bourne Ultimatum, which opened with $69.2 million in August 2007. Of course, this year has not been kind to the majority of sequels. Following last weekend's opening for Star Trek Beyond and Ice Age: Collision Course,
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Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Jet Li's League Of Gods in Cinemas!

Based on the classic fantasy novel Investiture of Gods, the upcoming big budget Chinese epic League of Gods has an incredibly strong cast, which includes Jet Li, Louis Koo, Huang Xiaoming, Fan Bingbing, Angelababy, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Wen Zhang, Jacky Heung and Andy On.    Thanks to 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 me at: hugo[at]screenanarchy.com   League of Gods will open in Australian cinemas on July 29 and this competition will close at 3pm on July 27. Good...

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Distant Horizon cuts 'League Of Gods' deals

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President Anant Singh has closed international deals for China Star’s big budget fantasy film starring Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-fai and Fan Bingbing with Im Global and Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Im Global will sell the project in Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Japan, South Korea, Israel and the Middle East.

Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in North America, the UK, Australia, English-speaking Canada, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, New Zealand and the West Indies.

Distant Horizon acquired international rights from Hong Kong-based China Star in Cannes to the story about a group of superheroes with unique powers based on the ancient novel Fengshen Bang (loosely translated as Creation Of The Gods).

It is scheduled to open in China on July 29 on more than 15 000 screens.

VFX artist Koan Xu directed League Of Gods and the cast includes Louis Koo, Angelababy and Andy On.

Im Global founder and CEO Ford said: “We are delighted to be involved
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Trailer: Chinese Wild Fantasy "League of Gods"

A highly articulated baby with intense martial arts skills and an anorexic plant version of Mike Wazowski from "Monsters Inc." get chased by a cross between a "Dune" sandworm and a giant armored sperm. That's just one shot in this wild trailer for "League of Gods," a new big-budget Chinese fantasy feature that is outright crazy in all the wackiest ways.

Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Fan Bingbing, and Louis Koo all star in the film based on Fengshen Bang, an ancient Chinese mythology novel about a group of superheroes and a vixen spirit who is manipulating the king whilst disguised as one of his concubines. The film is set to open on over 15,000 screens in China at the end of July.
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Jet Li & Fan Bingbing in Chinese Action Fantasy 'League of Gods' Trailer

"When crisis comes, heroes will rise." This looks so crazy. An official trailer has debuted online for an action fantasy film from China called League of Gods, being described as the "Chinese X-Men", and it's totally insane. The cast includes some big names including Fan Bingbing, Louis Koo, Tony Ka Fai Leung and Jet Li. This trailer has some wacky stuff in it - a baby with (farting) super powers, some kind of weird plant, a crazy CGI snake thing, surfing on shields, a guy with wings who can shoot lightning from his hands, and so much more. At least the action looks like it might be cool. The rest of it - I don't know. You must watch this. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Koan Hui's League of Gods, found on Vimeo (via Deadline): Based on the 16th-century Chinese novel Feng Shen Yan Yi (The Investiture
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‘League Of Gods’ Trailer: Jet Li & Fan Bingbing In China Summer Action Fantasy

‘League Of Gods’ Trailer: Jet Li & Fan Bingbing In China Summer Action Fantasy
Excusive: Set for a July 29 release through Bona Film Group in the Middle Kingdom, League of Gods is being billed as a “Chinese X-Men.” The action fantasy pic is directed by Koan Xu and boasts a starry cast that includes Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Fan Bingbing, Louis Koo, Angelababy and Xu Qing. There’s also CGI work that’s somewhat reminiscent of last year’s summer smash Monster Hunt. Check out the exclusive international trailer above. The story is based on Fengshen Bang…
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Here Is The Trailer For Jet Li’s New Film ‘League of Gods’

Directed by: Koan Hui, Vernie Yeung

Jet Li is back and ready for action in the new fantasy epic League of Gods. Based on the 16th-century Chinese novel “The Investiture Of The Gods”.

The film features an all star cast including Louis Koo, Fan Bingbing, Tony Leung Ka-Fai.

Synopsis: A long time ago, a determined King Zhou, supported by his concubine Daji, sets his mind on conquering the Middle Kingdom. After years of slaughter, the unyielding Adept tribes have been eliminated in succession. Jiang and General Ji from Qishan are King Zhou’s longstanding opponents. Under a divinatory sign, Jiang discovers that the Sword of Light can reverse the adversity.

Trailer
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Review: Cold War 2 Raises the Stakes Dramatically, Keeps the Action Pumping

Leung Ka Fai (aka Tony Leung, aka Big Tony) is the force of nature that propels Cold War 2 through nearly every tight spot it encounters. Returning as M.B. Lee, a granite-faced police official who graciously retired and ceded his power to Sean Lau (Aaron Kwok) in 2012's Cold War, he is alternately hot and cold in the sequel, but always cool. As a 30-year veteran of the Hong Kong Police Department (Hkpd), he has learned how to control his temper, but when the volcano wants to blow, it blows, and so does Lee, and he leaves a trail of destruction in his wake. Leung infuses Lee with a range of emotions that are only barely suggested when his eyes widen and narrow with anger...

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God of Gamblers Series 1989 - 2016

Started in 1989 by the prolific Wong Jing, the God of Gamblers series has been continuing to entertain audiences for the past 27 years. Starring some of the biggest stars in Hong Kong cinema, Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau, Stephen Chow, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Ng Man Tat, Leon Lai, Nick Cheung, Donnie Yen and a lot more, the series has had its ups and downs, but each film usually has something for most Hong Kong cinema fans. Incorporating sequels, spinoffs, unofficial spinoffs and even spinoffs of spinoffs, the God of Gamblers series is truly one of a kind. God of Gamblers – 1989 This is where it all started. Probably the best film from Wong Jing (some would argue that it wouldn’t be difficult),...

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Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Cold War 2 in Cinemas!

Cold War 2 is the hotly anticipated sequel to the 2012 Hong Kong crime thriller, which was the highest grossing local film at the Hk box office in that year. It swept the Hong Kong Film Awards, winning Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (for Tony Leung Ka Fai) and five other awards. Tony is back, along with Aaron Kwok and Eddie Peng, while Chow Yun Fat has joined the cast.    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...

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Cold War 2 Heats Up Screens In U.S. And Canada For Well Go USA!

The past several months have seen a busy promotionial campaign for the new sequel thriller, Cold War 2. It's a sequel that is hugely deserving given how solid the first film in 2012 is despite some wonky CG work. Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung are back again following the explosive action and tumult that ensued with two opposing authorities of the Hong Kong police forced to settle their differences within the seedy limits politics of their police force to solve the case of a missing police van with several officers, and the rising body count in the wake of missing money. The first film brought us an exciting story with an open-ended plot twist and so it was only a matter of minutes before a...

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League Of Gods Brings Big Star, Big Budget Fantasy To China

While you may not recognize Koan Hui by name you are almost certainly familiar with his work if you are at all a fan of classic Hong Kong cinema. A long time collaborator with Tsui Hark, Hui racked up assistant director credits on a stack of titles including multiple entries in the Once Upon A Time In China series, The Blade, Green Snake and Black Mask before making the switch to visual effects work with titles such as Zu Warriors, Spl, Dragon Tiger Gate and Painted Skin: The Resurrection. And now - after 25 years in the industry - Hui gets his first solo directing credit with the upcoming League Of Gods. Jet Li, Louis Koo, Fan Bingbing and Tony Leung Ka Fai all star...

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Cold War 2: First Trailer Promises More Glossy Thrills

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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‘Cold War 2’ to Star Chow Yun-fat

‘Cold War 2’ to Star Chow Yun-fat
Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun-fat (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) will star in “Cold War 2,” the sequel to the 2012 action thriller, which saw police under siege, and betrayed by a mole.

Production recently began with co-directors Longman Leung and Sunny Luk again at the helm. Also returning are major cast members Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Charlie Young, Eddie Peng Yuyan and Aarif Rahman.

Backed by Bill Kong’s Edko Films, the picture is set for a July 2016 release.

The first “Cold War” was the highest grossing Hong Kong film of 2012, earning Us$5.78 million (Hk$44.9 million) at the local box office and Us$40 million (RMB253 million) in China.

It also dominated the Hong Kong Film Awards, collecting nine prizes including best film, best director, best screenplay and best actor for Tony Leung Ka Fai.

Chow, who has made relatively few films in the past five years, is currently on screen in
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Chow Yun Fat to star in 'Cold War 2'

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Chow Yun Fat to star in 'Cold War 2'
Chow Yun Fat has joined the cast of Edko Films’ Cold War 2, directed by Longman Leung and Sunny Luk, which is currently in production.

All major cast members from the first film are set to return, including Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Charlie Young, Eddie Peng Yuyan and Aarif Rahman.

Cold War was the highest-grossing Hong Kong film in 2012, earning $5.8m (Hk$44.9m) in Hong Kong and $40m (RMB253m) in China.

It also won nine prizes at the Hong Kong Film Awards, including best film, best director, best screenplay and best actor for Tony Leung Ka Fai.

The sequel is being lined up for release in July 2016.
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Chow Yun Fat to star in Cold War 2

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Chow Yun Fat to star in Cold War 2
Chow Yun Fat has joined the cast of Edko Films’ Cold War 2, directed by Longman Leung and Sunny Luk, which is currently in production.

All major cast members from the first film are set to return, including Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Charlie Young, Eddie Peng Yuyan and Aarif Rahman.

Cold War was the highest-grossing Hong Kong film in 2012, earning $5.8m (Hk$44.9m) in Hong Kong and $40m (RMB253m) in China. It also won nine prizes at the Hong Kong Film Awards, including best film, best director, best screenplay and best actor for Tony Leung Ka Fai.

The sequel is being lined up for release in July 2016.
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Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Helios In Cinemas!

Helios is the new film from Sunny Luk and Longmond Leung, the directing duo behind Cold War (Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka Fai), which was the top grossing local film at the Hong Kong box office in 2012. It is a high-octane thriller that stars Jacky Cheung and Nick Cheung, and has a support cast that includes actors from Hong Kong, China and Korea. Thanks to its distributor Magnum Films, we have Five double passes 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 me at: hugo[at]twitchfilm.net Helios will open in Australian cinemas on April 30,...

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