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5 Highly Recommended Wong Kar-wai Films, to celebrate the honoring of Jet Tone Films

4 February 2016 5:01 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Wong Kar-wai at the Berlin Film Festival 2013/Cc-Attribution 3.0 Unported

Wong Kar-wai’s Jet Tone Films Ltd. will be honored at the upcoming Hong Kong Film Festival on March 21 to April 4, 2016 and some of the production company’s well-known movies will be screened during the course of the festival in spring.

Although a definitive list is yet to be released, you can look forward to some of these movies on the Hkiff screening.

Days of Being Wild

This 1990 drama stars Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, and Jackie Cheung. Leslie Cheung plays Yuddy, a consummate playboy who breaks the heart of Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) and Mimi (Carina Lau). The film casts light into the characters’ psychological drama, but has been labelled as frustrating by many audiences because it does not present a clear plot. This project started Wong Kar-wai’s collaboration with premier cinematographer Christopher Doyle »

- Kat Meneses

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Zhang Ziyi to Star in ‘East/West’ Comedy for Universal

27 January 2016 2:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures is developing cross-cultural comedy “East/West,” starring Zhang Ziyi with TV director Jason Winer attached to direct.

The studio is developing the movie with Ling Lucas. Tory Metzger and David Linde will produce, as will Ziyi and Winer.

Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner (“We Hate Paul Revere,” “New Girl”) will write the script. The studio is keeping plot details under wraps. Sara Scott will oversee “East/West” for Universal.

Winer is a veteran TV director and executive producer, most recently on “Life in Pieces” for CBS and 20th Century Fox TV, where he has an overall deal. He has also directed many episodes of “Modern Family” and “The Crazy Ones.”

He is a co-executive producer of “Modern Family” and won a Directors Guild of America Award in 2010. He was nominated for two Emmys for directing “Modern Family” episodes.

Winer directed the remake of “Arthur” in 2011 for his first feature film credit. »

- Dave McNary

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Zhang Ziyi At Center Of Universal Comedy ‘East/West’; Jason Winer To Direct

27 January 2016 2:00 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Universal Pictures has set up East/West, a cross-cultural comedy vehicle for Chinese superstar Zhang Ziyi. The film will be directed by Jason Winer, and Ethan Sandler & Adrian Wenner will write the script. Tory Metzger and David Linde will produce along with Winer, Zhang and Ling Lucas. The scribes’ credits include We Hate Paul Revere and New Girl. Linde teamed with the actress on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Winer is coming off the CBS/20th Century Fox TV… »

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House of Flying Daggers (2004) – Andy Lau – Hong Kong Movie Review

25 January 2016 5:30 PM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

House of Flying Daggers (2004) - Andy Lau - Hong Kong Movie ReviewStory88%Cinematography91%Action70%2016-01-2683%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (6 Votes)94%

House Of Flying Daggers

Shi Mian Mai Fu (original title)

Date of release– 2004

Run time :  119 minutes

 

Cast–

Takeshi Kaneshiro as Jin

Andy Lau as Leo

Ziyi Zhang as Xiao Mei (as Zhang Ziyi)

Dandan Song as Yee

Director Yimou Zhang

Writers Bin WangYimou ZhangFeng Li

 

Nominated for an Academy Award- Best Cinematography (Zhao Xiaoding)

 

At first look…

 

The title of the movie sounds like one large can of Whoop-Hash. Just the phrase “house of flying daggers” sounds like a Chinese translation for filling a “room full of uppercuts.” However, House of Flying Daggers is not a bar room brawl threat, but the name of a group of people who are waving their middle daggers at the government. The movie goes like this…

 

The year is 859 and things »

- The0racle

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Universal Poised To Close $500 Million Slate Deal With China’s Perfect World (Exclusive)

22 January 2016 8:33 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

China’s Perfect World Pictures will unveil a five-year, $500 million  movie slate funding deal with Universal Pictures in the coming days, sources familiar with the pending transaction said. The move would make the Shenzhen stock exchange-listed games and TV production group the latest Chinese company to invest significant funds in a Hollywood entertainment giant.

The new collaboration follows barely a week after the announcement that Dalian Wanda would pay $3.5 billion for leading Hollywood producer Legendary Entertainment. The Universal/Perfect World partnership could be revealed as early as next week, sources said.

The $500 million investment is said to be split evenly between debt and equity contributions to the Universal movie slate. Sources familiar with the deal said Perfect World’s investment would get it a 25% share of most, but not all, of the films released by Universal, which led all U.S. studios in box office returns in 2015, with films like “Jurassic World, »

- Patrick Frater and James Rainey

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Run for Love , Starring Zhang Ziyi, Eddie Peng to be released on February 14th . Trailer Now Available

20 January 2016 5:25 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

The film is directed by Zhang Yibai, Guan Hu, Zhang Meng, Teng Huatao and Gao Qunshu. having five directors , the film will feature five different love stories that are set in Japan, The United States, Norway, Turkey and Saipan.

Trailer

Cast

Zhang ZiyiEddie PengMichelle Chen ,Tong Liya ,Zhou Dongyu ,Wang Qianyuan ,Liang Jing ,Zhang Yi, Wu Mochou, Sebastian Stigar

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- The Tiger

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Zhang Ziyi’s Oh My God : Trailer : Lay Big Screen Debut

17 January 2016 3:27 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Exo Member Lay makes his big screen debut in the romantic sci-fi movie Oh My God directed by Zhang Ziyi.

Others cast alongside Lay are Cheney Chen (Chen Xudong), who trained under Cube Entertainment and starred in the movie Tiny Times, and actress Jacqueline Li (Li Xiaolu) from the recent movie Forbidden Kiss.

The film earned $6.27 million in its first three days when it was released last December

Plot

The film tells the story of a couple whose lives are completely changed when they are gifted with a child from the heavens.

Trailer

 

A few Images from The films Weibo

More images via Exo Turkey facebook group

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- The Tiger

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The 100 Best Films of the 21st Century (So Far) - Part 1: #100-76

5 January 2016 4:34 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

A new year means an opportunity to reflect on the past. This is our list of the 100 best films of the last 15 years, Part 1 #100 through 76.

The first decade and a half of the 21st century has brought a lot of changes to the landscape of film. The advancement and sophistication of computers has made realistic computer generated effects a mainstay in both big-budget and small-budget films. The internet and streaming technologies have given big Hollywood new competition in films produced independently and by non-traditional means. We went from purchasing films on yards of tape to plastic disks, and now we can simply upload them to the cloud. Advertisements for films have reached a higher, more ruthless level where generating hype through trailers and teasers is crucial for a film’s commercial success. Movie attendance has fluctuated along with the economy, but that hasn’t stopped films from breaking box office records, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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