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Afm: Cmc Pictures Makes Market Debut With Slate of Chinese Hits

“Someone to Talk to,” a Chinese relationship drama in which a man discovers his wife’s extra-marital affairs and considers killing her, is prominent among the debut American Film Market slate of Cmc Pictures. It enjoyed a wide release in Chinese theaters this weekend.

Founded earlier this year, the company is the rights sales arm of the China Media Capital group, a powerhouse fund group. Under the chairmanship of former Shanghai Media Group boss Li Ruigang, Cmc has some 80 media investments and is weaving together an integrated conglomerate that stretches from film production and distribution, through sports ownership to Vr and smart TV technology.

Among Cmc’s highest profile holdings is Flagship Entertainment, a joint venture with Warner Bros. to make Chinese movies.

Cmc Pictures expects to handle the smaller-budget movies flowing from the Cmc portfolio companies including Flagship, Gravity Pictures, vfx and production firm BaseFX, and Infinity Pictures, a
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‘Iceman’ DVD Review

Stars: Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang, Shengyi Huang, Yu Kang, Simon Yam, Suet Lam, Singh Hartihan Bitto, Mark Wu, Hoi-Pang Lo | Written by Fung Lam, Mark Wu | Directed by Wing-Cheung Law

Any film that opens with a massive car crash and thens sees Donnie Yen, now defrosted following the accident, take a massive piss (not the Only one in the movie either may I add) right out in the open, is guaranteed to be an attention grabber! If that’s not enough, Iceman is filled from the get-go with amazing wire-fu stunts mixed with some eye-popping CGI.

A reimagining of the 1989 kung-fu movie The Iceman Cometh, which starred Yuen Biao and Maggie Cheung – originally shot in 3D but only released on DVD and Blu-ray here in the UK in a 2D version – Iceman tells the story of a Ming Dynasty warrior transported to modern-day Hong Kong…

After being sent on a
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'Kung Fu Killer' Blu-ray Preview Starring Donnie Yen | Exclusive

'Kung Fu Killer' Blu-ray Preview Starring Donnie Yen | Exclusive
Hong Kong martial arts legend Donnie Yen takes fans inside the story of his new action-thriller Kung Fu Killer in our exclusive preview for the Blu-ray and DVD release. This video features behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with stars Donnie Yen, who also serves as the action director, along with Michelle Bai, Baoqiang Wang and Charlie Yeung, who all discuss their own beliefs pertaining to martial arts. We also hear from director Teddy Chan, as the stars discuss his style on the set.

When a vicious serial killer targets top martial arts masters, convicted criminal and kung fu master Hahou (Donnie Yen) is the only one with the skills to stop him. Released from jail and into police custody, they soon have their doubts about Hahou's true allegiance, causing Hahou to be hunted by an unstoppable killer (Baoqiang Wang) and the entire police force. Hahou finds himself on his own, leading
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Aamir Khans Pk to premiere in China today

Aamir Khans Pk to premiere in China today
Aamir Khan's last release Pk became a record breaking success in India and now the film is all set to release in China. Interestingly, the last collaboration of Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani, 3 Idiots, was a huge success in the country and since then, the director-actor duo has an ardent fan following there. Earlier we had reported how Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir Khan decided to be a part of the cultural event in China and now we hear that the film is all set to have a grand premiere today in China in the iconic location Shanghai Art Center, which is a 1200 seater theatre, the biggest in the city. Amrita Pandey of Utv mentioned that they had decided to push the film there even before it released in India in December 2014. In fact, they were in the process of finalizing the deal with the China Film Group then and the
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Kung Fu Killer Review

Let’s be honest – when it comes to martial arts movies, the action is always front and center. If you’re a director, you better be loading your film with graceful choreography, a fury of thrown fists, and plenty of flying mid-air kicks that defy the laws of gravity. We love to watch master craftsmen kicking the absolute tar out of each other. And that’s fine, because unlike gratuitously savage action flicks with bullet-ridden corpses, martial arts is all about technique, beauty, and presentation – but even with that said, some resemblance of a rich story is necessary. It can’t be all sizzle and no steak, but that’s unfortunately what happens to Teddy Chan’s latest genre attempt. Kung Fu Killer is a movie that has plenty of the aforementioned kung fu killing, as advertised, but there’s a serious lack of plotting that makes for a very one-sided experience.
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Watch: Donnie Yen Stars in 'Kung Fu Killer' Trailer from Hong Kong

Five grandmasters hunted by a serial killer. This actually looks way better than it sounds, so give it a look. Well Go USA has released a trailer for Kung Fu Killer, a new film starring martial arts master Donnie Yen killer and a kung fu expert, who convinces the police to recruit him to track down a serial killer in return for his freedom. Sounds like the perfect kind of plot for a cheesy martial arts movie, but it seems to be a few notches above that. Charlie Yeung, Baoqiang Wang, Bing Bai, Deep Ng and Alex Fong also star in this martial arts thriller from Hong Kong. The big skeleton set piece looks cool, and all the action gets awesome in the second half of this trailer, so don't stop watching too early. I really want to see this! Enjoy. Here's the official Us release trailer for Teddy Chen's Kung Fu Killer,
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8 Movies You Need to See: April 2015

8 Movies You Need to See: April 2015
Summer doesn't officially begin until Sunday, June 21. But don't tell Hollywood that. Looking to get an earlier jump on things every year, it appears that the Hollywood Summer Season officially starts in April. And that's apparent in the fact that we're getting one very big blockbuster next week. To get you fully prepared for the month ahead, we've pulled together 7 other big movies coming your way that you don't want to miss! Things kick off with what will surely be one of the biggest movie of the year, followed by a slapstick comedy, a teen slasher flick, a romantic drama, a sci-fi thriller, a time travel adventure and a kung fu action masterpiece! You could say that April has a little bit of everything to offer. Take a look:

1Furious 7 - April 3

Dominic Torretto and his crew thought they left the criminal mercenary life behind. They defeated an international terrorist
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'Kung Fu Killer' Trailer Starring Donnie Yen

'Kung Fu Killer' Trailer Starring Donnie Yen
'Nobody's going down without a fight!' Declares the new poster for the exciting action thriller Kung Fu Killer. We also have the trailer for this twisted slice of Hong Kong cinema. Teddy Chan directs Donnie Yen in what is sure to be the best martial arts movie released this April, with fights that top even those seen in the blockbuster Furious 7!

A vicious serial killer is targeting top martial arts masters, and convicted criminal and kung-fu master Hahou (Donnie Yen) is the only one with the skills to stop him. Released from jail and into police custody, they soon have their doubts about Hahou's true allegiance after a series of mysterious events. Hunted by an unstoppable killer (Baoqiang Wang) and the entire police force, Hahou finds himself on his own, leading to a final battle you have to see to believe in this action-packed, kung fu crime thriller.
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Kung Fu Killer review – Donnie Yen in Hong Kong cops-and martial-arts thriller

Ip Man star Yen plays Mo, an imprisoned martial-arts master who is released from jail to help the cops catch a serial killer, writes Leslie Felperin

Something of a swan song for its 51-year-old star Donnie Yen, best known for the Ip Man franchise, this cops-and-martial-arts movie also pays affectionate tribute with its end-credits montage to the huge roster of talents in the Hong Kong industry, many of whom have walk-on cameos here. But while aficionados of the genre will get a kick out these Easter eggs, less informed viewers might feel a little baffled by these standard-issue kung-fu film tropes and wonder why this, of all films from the region, is getting a theatrical release in the UK. Yen plays Mo, an imprisoned martial-arts master who is temporarily released from jail to help the cops catch a serial killer (a scenery-chewing Baoqiang Wang) who’s been picking off former champions Mo fought before.
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Kung Fu Killer Review

Director: Teddy Chan.

Cast: Donnie Yen, Charlie Yeung, Baoqiang Wang, Bing Bai, Deep Ng, Alex Fong.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 96 minutes

Synopsis: Hahou Mo (Yen) is released from prison in order to help police track down a serial killer targeting Kung Fu masters.

Kung Fu always deserves a place a on the big screen. It’s very easy to ignore the actual movements of a well choreographed fight, as unlike dances we’re mostly concerned with what the eventual outcome will be. Seeing it on the big screen allows for big moves to be more visible, without the necessity to slow everything down. There’s something that kung fu and martial arts films need though, and that’s a plot…arguably.

Kung Fu Killer knows it needs a plot, even though the main thrust is very simple indeed. Donnie Yen is released from prison to track down a serial killer. The
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A Touch of Sin movie review: people’s uprising

It’s been banned in China for its savage criticism of that nation’s economic and social policies. But its horrors look awfully familiar to us in the West, too. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

It’s been banned in China, and no wonder. Writer-director Zhangke Jia’s quartet of based-on-fact tales of economic and social inequality driving ordinary people to violence is savagely critical of how that nation is racing to catch up with the rest of the industrialized and postindustrialized world. But what we see here looks very familiar indeed: Corruption and injustice creating a circle of disorder and death and protecting those who profit from it? Frustrated citizens made powerless by a vast economic machine that is actively hostile to their needs? No, A Touch of Sin depicts a vast cultural
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Trailer and One-Sheet for Danny Pangs New Hong Kong Horror Fairy Tale Killer

Danny Pan, one half of directing duo The Pang Brothers ('The Eye', 'Bangkok Dangerous'), will hopefully return to horror form with his new thriller 'Fairy Tale Killer'. Currently in post-production the Hong Kong helmer's new story, penned by Kam-Yuen Szeto, is based around a serial murderer who appears to using a collection of old fairy tale books as his influence. Ching Wan Lau, Ken Lo, Elanne Kwong, Baoqiang Wang, Yee-Man Man and Kelly Fu all star and you can check out a new poster and trailer from the production below!...
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Locarno Review | Jia Zhang-ke Producing Credit Can't Salvage Offbeat "Mr. Tree"

The role of Chinese filmmaking giant Jia Zhang-ke as producer of first-time writer-director Han Jie's "Hello! Shu Xian Sheng (Mr. Tree)" doesn't properly convey its offbeat vibe. While loaded with considerably interesting ideas, it lacks the requisite energy to link them together. The story follows troubled young slacker Shu (Baoqiang Wang), the resident of a small village who loses his job and can't figure out where he belongs in life. ...
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'Barbarian' beloved at Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The Bangkok International Film Festival was won over by the French-Canadian film The Barbarian Invasions, which walked away with the Golden Kinnaree for best film. Director Denys Arcand's Barbarian was one of 13 films in competition. One of the entries -- Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation -- got lost in transportation, never making it to the screen at the festival. The festival came to a close Sunday evening with the world premiere screening of David Mamet's Spartan. Other winners included three Chinese actors in Blind Shaft sharing the best actor Golden Kinnaree. Yi Xiang Li, Shuangbao Wang and Baoqiang Wang won in the Chinese movie directed by Yang Li. Giovanna Mezzogiorno walked away with the Golden Kinnaree for best actress for her role in Ferzan Ozpetek's Facing Window, made in Italy, the United Kingdom, Turkey and Portugal.

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