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11 items from 2014

Busan 2014: 19th Busan Film Festival Unveils Full Program Guide

4 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The 19th Busan International Film Festival hits South Korea early next month, and it brings with it a sharper focus and a dynamic program that still remains faithful to the diverse offerings from niche Asian regions.The festival opens 2nd October with Taiwanese war drama Paradise in Service and closes on the 13th with Hong Kong crime comedy Gangster Pay Day. Actress Moon So-ri and actor Ken Watanabe will be overseeing opening proceedings while Anthony Wong and Charlene Choi close things out in style.Other gala title include master Im Kwon-taek's 102nd feature Revivre (read Pierce Conran's review of the film here) and Ann Hui's tragic period drama The Golden Era.Over ten days, three hundred titles from seventy nine countries will permeate South Korea's second largest city. The festival focuses on...

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Busan unveils 2014 line-up

2 September 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Chen-Zer Doze Niu’s Paradise In Service and Lee Bo-Cheung’s Gangster Pay Day to bookend 19th edition.

The 19th Busan International Film Festival (Biff) (Oct 2-11) today announced its line-up with the international premiere of Chen-Zer Doze Niu’s Taiwanese film Paradise In Service as the opening film.

Niu and cast members will be on hand at the opening ceremony on Oct 2, to be emceed by Moon So-ri and Ken Watanabe.

Lee Bo-Cheung’s Hong Kong-China film Gangster Pay Day will receive its world premiere as the closing film on Oct 11. The director as well as stars Anthony Wong and Charlene Choi will be on hand to present the film.

Biff will screen 314 films from 79 countries with 98 world premieres and 36 international premieres.

All the 12 New Currents competition films are world or international premieres, including Amin Dora’s Ghadi, the first Lebanese film to screen in this section, and Jalal’s Story, directed by Abu »

- hjnoh2007@gmail.com (Jean Noh)

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McDull: Me & My Mum Trailer Will Delight Families And/Or Jaded Adults

11 August 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Heading for release in Hong Kong on 1 October, McDull: Me & My Mum promises to delight family audiences and/or jaded adults. At least, that appears to be the intention. Anthony Wong, Sandra Ng, BabyJohn Choi, and The Pancakes are providing voices for the animated feature. Here's the official synopsis: Whenever the police encounter a difficult case, they will call on him to help to solve it; The FBI, Scotland Yard, all hire him as a consultant. He is Detective Mak, Bobby Mak, the private detective who is known to be the most famous detective since Sherlock Holmes. Bobby Mak used to be the kid who is called McDull. McDull is a slow kid, but his mum is shrewd. She transforms a 300-square foot apartment into a 2...

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The Four 3: Gordon Chan's Fantasy-Action Trilogy Wraps With An Explosive Trailer

5 August 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Hong Kong veteran Gordon Chan is the quintessential journeyman director. He doesn't deliver high art but he knows what he likes and he knows how to deliver it. And what he likes most of all is crowd pleasing spectacle. Cue up the third and final entry in his The Four trilogy, a trio of martial arts fantasy films that in many ways merges the sort of story telling that drives superhero efforts here in the west with more traditional Chinese elements.Want to see Anthony Wong deliver a palm blast? You're in the right place here and with the finale effort hitting screens in August they're not holding much back with the theatrical trailer. Check it out - English subtitles included - below....

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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


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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The Four 2 (2013) Movie Review

19 May 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

The Divine Constabulary are back in the awkwardly titled “The Four 2”, with director Gordon Chan serving up more fantasy martial arts and mystery in the second part of a planned trilogy based on the novels by Wen Ruian. Like its predecessor, the film is a big budget blockbuster, shot in 3D and featuring an avalanche of special effects and computer enhanced action, continuing the story of Emotionless (Crystal Liu Yifei, “The Assassins”), Iron Hands (Collin Chou, “Special ID”), Life Snatcher (Ronald Cheng, “Vulgaria”) and Cold Blood (Deng Chao, “American Dreams in China”) as they come up against new and old foes and confront their own troubled pasts. Led by Master Zhuge (the legendary Anthony Wong), the Divine Constabulary are called in to investigate a series of murders and massacres, with links to the slaughter of Emotionless’ own family some 15 years back. Butting heads again with Department Six, they find their »

- James Mudge

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Media Asia Moves Into the Mainland

20 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

These days, Media Asia is a pillar of the Hong Kong film industry establishment. It can boast a production pipeline connected to a large talent pool, enviable connections in mainland China, a profile in Hollywood and even a stock market listing. But it was not always so.

The company was founded 20 years ago when seven mid-ranking executives from Star Television, then News Corp.’s Hong Kong-based, pan-Asian TV unit, were fired en masse.

Known collectively as the “Seven Samurai,” the execs took with them a contract to manage Star’s massive film library, which includes all six Bruce Lee movies, as well as many early Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh titles. And, reflecting the film catalog origins, the company’s distinctive, but somewhat retro “Ma” logo initially stood for Media Assets.

Coming at the end of the “Golden Era” of Hong Kong cinema and only a few years »

- Patrick Frater

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‘Motorway’ Review

7 March 2014 3:15 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Shawn Yue, Xiaodong Guo, Barbie Hsu, Josie Ho | Written by Joey O’Bryan, Kam-Yuen Szeto | Directed by Pou-Soi Cheang

I don’t know what it is about cars in movies but they can be very entertaining.  Be it The Fast and The Furious in its various forms, Driver or even The Italian Job the non-stop action of high-speed racing and chases has always been popular.  Motorway (aka Che Sau) is a film that taps into this popularity and comfortably sites between Fast and Furious and Driver as a understatedly cool “cops and robbers” film that brings some brains to the car chase sub-genre.

When an overconfident rookie is confronted by a getaway driver who appears to be able to do impossible turns through the use of a unique drifting technique he seems to have found his match.  Taking him under his wing his veteran partner teaches »

- Paul Metcalf

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Motorway accelerates on to UK DVD in March

19 February 2014 10:04 AM, PST | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Motorway finds Soi Cheang (Accident) once again teaming up with producer Johnnie To for the latest Milkyway production. Which can only mean one thing, it’s time for another bout of adrenaline-fuelled cool. Realism is the name of the game in Soi Cheang’s latest thrill ride, with exhilarating car chases and jaw-dropping stunts shying away from Bruckheimer style and sheen. You’ll actually feel like you’re part of the action when the pedal hits the metal, alongside Initial D stars Shawn Yue and Anthony Wong, no strangers to unadulterated racing action. Yue and Wong play elite traffic cops in a secret police unit that upholds the law in unmarked police cars. Gordon Lam, Barbie Hsu, Michelle Ye and Josie Ho are along for the ride, not to mention some really fast cars and an icy cool exterior long associated with the Milkyway brand. Available to buy in the »

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The 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards – Nominations

6 February 2014 5:51 PM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

The 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards is expected to be a hell of a show with some great films going head to head. Leading the way with nominations is The Grand Master with 14, followed by Unbeatable (Dante Lam).

There were complaints last year, that the show didn’t live up to expectations, mainly due to the fact the movie Cold Wars, won nearly every award. Best actor award see the likes of these guys going head to head, Tony Leung (The Grandmaster), Louis Koo (The White Storm) and also Anthony Wong (Ip Man: The Final Fight).

Take a look at the list and comment who you think will win. The winners will be announced on April 13.

Best Film:

- The Grandmaster

- Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

- The Way We Dance

- The White Storm

- Unbeatable

Best Director:

- Wong Kar Wai (The Grandmaster)

- Johnnie To »

- kingofkungfu

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‘Grandmaster,’ Tony Leung Hailed at Hk Awards Nominations

5 February 2014 4:26 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fight films “The Grandmaster” and “Unbeatable” are the titles to beat after the pair secured the most nominations for the Hong Kong Film Awards.

The Wong Kar-wai-directed “Grandmaster,” which was the opening film of last year’s Berlin festival, picked up 14 nominations including best film and best director, it was announced on Wednesday.

“Unbeatable,” a mixed martial arts drama by Dante Lam secured 11 nominations, again including the main categories.

Tony Leung Chiu-wai is nominated for portraying Ip Man (the martial arts ace who mentored Bruce Lee) in “The Grandmaster,” while Anthony Wong receives a nod for playing the same character in “Ip Man – The Final Fight.” Zhang Ziyi is nominated for her leading actress role in “The Grandmaster.”

Other contenders in the best film category include “Journey To The West: Conquering the Demons,” “The White Storm” and low-budget dance drama “The Way We Dance.” Other best director nods went »

- Patrick Frater

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