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Review by Baron Fortnightly
China’s last imperial Dynasty has fallen and a ruthless warlord (Andy Lau) amasses a vast fortune through the violent subjugation of his people. Faced with a brutal betrayal, he runs for his life, seeking redemption in the fabled Shaolin Temple. When his enemies discover his location, he must stand with his new brothers and fight his lifes greatest battle…
Shaolin, also known as The New Shaolin Temple, is a 2011 film directed by Benny Chan (New Police Story, Gen X Cops) and an updated version of the 1982 classic and Jet Li’s film debut, The Shaolin Temple. I’ve seen a lot of films recently that whilst watchable have been lacking that certain something that makes them really enjoyable »
In three days of release it grossed $60.2 million, according to data from local tracking service Ent Group. Paramount reported the figure at an estimated $61.9 million.
With an opening $20.6 million on Friday, followed by $23.2 million on Saturday, it had driven past the North American total of $41.6 million inside two days. On Sunday it enjoyed a further $16.4 million. The film played a total of some 85,000 screenings per day, more than double the second placed picture, “Kung Fu Yoga.”
Within the film’s three day haul, IMAX screens amassed $6 million, the second biggest February opening in China behind the recent “The Monkey King 2.” IMAX reports that 8 of the film’s top 10 locations were IMAX theaters.
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- Patrick Frater
Cook Up A Storm is a new Chinese film about ‘the ultimate culinary competition between a Cantonese street cook and a French-trained Michelin-starred chef’. It stars Nicholas Tse, Cn-Blue's Jung Yong-Hwa, Tiffany Tang, Michelle Bai and Ge You. 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 Cook Up A Storm will open in Australian cinemas on February 14 and this competition will close at 3pm on February 13. Good luck!...
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The paths of a renegade cop (Tse), a rookie police officer (Chan) and a veteran detective (Yue) converge with explosive results, as they each take on their most deadly assignment to date: the arrest of Hong Kong’s most lethal mercenary gang and their ruthless leader, played by Kung Fu impresario Wu Jing. The city becomes a battleground, as both sides break all the rules to defy each other in the ultimate fight for survival, justice and revenge!
Director Benny Chan has made some of the best action-packed police dramas in modern Eastern cinema – Man Wanted, Big Bullet, Gen-x Cops, and the superb New Police Story. With Invisible Target he re-teams with Nicholas Tse for what may be his most gloriously over-the-top, action-filled extravangza ever! And like New Police Story, »
- Phil Wheat
4 items from 2017
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