Cantonese Cartoon Kaiju Action Steams Up in the Trailer for McDull, Rise of the Rice Cooker

Sometimes the most horrifying things are made for the kiddies, and the Cantonese animated movie McDull, Rise of the Rice Cooker is cooking up some Japanese-style giant robot vs. giant monster action for the wee ones. Animator Brian Tse is… Continue Reading →

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Viff 2012 Review: McDull, The Pork Of Music Is A Worthy Continuation Of The Franchise

McDull, a little pig with a big heart, comes from a long line of adorable yet pointed social commentary created by writer Brian Tse and cartoonist Alice Mak over the past 20 years. A little too plump and not too smart by his own admission, McDull has found his place in the limelight with a handful of feature length films and a batch of colorful characters and salty observations. The world, and all its subdued pleasures and inevitable disappointments, is reflected through the misadventures of McDull and his Kindergarten classmates made up of various little animals and an occasional human. This latest installment, McDull: The Pork of Music, highlights Springfield Kindergarten's resilient Headmaster and his love for singing that he attempts to instill in his...
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Viff 2009: Guest Directors Attending

The 28th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (Viff) will be held October 1-16, 2009. Founded in 1982, Viff's mandate is " encourage the understanding of other nations through the art of cinema, to foster the art of cinema, to facilitate the meeting in British Columbia of cinema professionals from around the world and to stimulate the motion picture industry in British Columbia and Canada..." Over 150,000 people are expected to attend 640 screenings of 360 films from 80 countries. Here is an up-to-date list of directors, confirmed to attend Viff 2009, along with their films : "1428" Du Haibin "1999" Lenin Sivam "65_RedRoses" Philip Lyall & Nimisha Mukerji "Adelaide" Liliana Greenfield-Sanders "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector" Vikram Jayanti "Ana & Arthur" Larry Young "The Anchorage" Anders Edström & Curtis Winter "Antoine" Laura Bari "Argippo Resurrected" Dan Krames "The Art of Drowning" Diego Maclean "At Home By Myself... With You" Kris Booth "At The Edge Of The World" Dan Stone
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H.K. fest plans shorts series

HONG KONG -- For the first time in Hong Kong's film industry, a series of locally produced shorts made to help boost the post-SARS morale of the territory will accompany the screening of mainstream releases here over the next few weeks. The 11 shorts, funded to the tune of HK$5 million ($641,000) by the Hong Kong Government, boasts the participation of many of the country's most acclaimed filmmakers, including Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai; Fruit Chan; Teddy Chen; Tsui Hark; Stephen Chow; Joe Ma Wai-ho; Mabel Cheung and Alex Law; Dante Lam and Gordon Chan; Brian Tse; Peter Chan; and Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. The series will make its premiere in a shopping mall's open-air piazza Monday night before being screened in pairs with normal screenings at Hong Kong cinemas for the next few weeks.

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