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Film Review: ‘Reset’

Film Review: ‘Reset’
The Korean filmmaker known as Chang does the time warp again, and again, in the Chinese-produced sci-fi thriller “Reset,” a film best described as the fair-to-middling realization of a cleverer-than-average high concept. The MacGuffin here is a “data module” that contains info about technology capable of sending people way back into the past — make that back 110 minutes or so — through artificial wormholes leading to parallel universes. But that’s merely the impetus for repeated time-jumps by research physicist Xia Tang (Yang Mi), whose five-year-old son is kidnapped by bad guys demanding ownership of the aforementioned module, and who must go to extremes on two different occasions when her little boy is killed twice.

Yang Mi is impressively stressed and resourceful throughout the loop-the-loop narrative as Xia Tang repeatedly attempts to free her child from the clutches of the heavily-armed nonentities led by Tsui Hu (Wallace Huo), a tightly-focused villain whose motives are revealed a tad too late
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‘Reset’: Exclusive Look at Jackie Chan-produced Time Travel Thriller

‘Reset’: Exclusive Look at Jackie Chan-produced Time Travel Thriller
Well Go USA is bringing us a sci-fi thriller from producer Jackie Chan in theaters on June 30th. Reset takes place in the near future where scientist Xia Tian (Yang Mi) is on the verge of a major discovery: time travel. After she successfully sends living tissue back in time by 110 minutes, her years […]
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Official Us Trailer for Weird Chinese Time-Travel Thriller Film 'Reset'

"You are not necessary for this experiment." Well Go USA has debuted an official Us trailer for a Chinese action-sci-fi-thriller titled Reset, also going by the name Fatal Countdown: Reset. Executive produced by Jackie Chan, and directed by a filmmaker called "Chang", Reset is about a desperate scientist mother who finishes her experimental time travel machine in order to go back in time and save her son. Starring Yang Mi, Wallace Huo, and King Shih-Chieh. While this doesn't seem like the most inspired time travel plot, I am curious about the cultural differences and unique twists in this film. I'm interested to see what happens once she goes back in time, and what exactly she does to save her son and get rid of the criminals. Have fun. Here's the official Us trailer (+ international poster) for Chang's Reset, direct from YouTube: In the near future, scientist Xia Tian (Yang Mi
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The 24 hottest projects at this year's Hong Kong Filmart

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There is a thrilling selection of Chinese-language titles at Filmart this year. Liz Shackleton picks out some of the most promising.

With very few Hong Kong or mainland Chinese sellers making the journey to this year’s European Film Market in Berlin, Filmart offers a chance for buyers to catch up with the Chinese-language titles that will be rolled out in the region for the rest of the year.

After serving up the biggest film of the Chinese New Year holiday — Kung Fu Yoga, starring Jackie Chan and directed by Stanley Tong — China’s Sparkle Roll Media has launched a Hong Kong-based sales arm that is selling Ding Sheng’s reboot of the A Better Tomorrow series.

Other high-profile action titles new to market include Distribution Workshop’s Extraordinary Mission, from the creative teams behind the Infernal Affairs and Overheard series, and Huayi Brothers’ crime drama Explosion, starring Duan Yihong.

Previously announced
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‘The Truth Beneath’, co-written by Park Chan-wook, is guaranteed to tickle your fancy.

The delectable aroma of whipping up Kimbaps wafts across the screen. On the eve of a campaign rally, Yeon-hong (played by Son Ye-jin), a submissive housewife of Jong-chan (Kim Joo-hyuk) who runs to be elected to the national assembly, is busy lionzing the campaign staffers. A somber mood pervades their home, on the first day of campaigning, their daughter, Min-jin (Shin Ji-hoon) goes missing.

A swirl of unsettling yet delightfully eccentric music is sliped in when Yeon-hong racks her brain to solve the mystery while Jong-chan is preoccupied with his campaign. Ominous allusions ebb and flow as the plot oscillates between the past and present. As a The Wailing-esque sequence abruptly segues to the crux of the film, Yeon-hong goes berserk.

The film features what may very well be Son Ye-jin’s boldest performance to date. The story is triggered and driven toward by the the hysterical standard of her.
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Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See L.O.R.D: Legend Of The Ravaging Dynasties in Cinemas!

L.O.R.D: Legend of the Ravaging Dynasties is China's first motion-capture action fantasy film. It is written and directed by Guo Jingming (Tiny Times) and stars Fan Bingbing, Kris Wu, Chen Xuedong, William Chan, Amber Kuo and Yang Mi.    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   L.O.R.D: Legend of the Ravaging Dynasties will open in Australian cinemas on September 29 and this competition will close at 3 p.m. on September 28. Good luck!...

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Chinese ‘Hide And Seek’ Shoots for Village Roadshow Asia (Exclusive)

Chinese ‘Hide And Seek’ Shoots for Village Roadshow Asia (Exclusive)
Principal photography is now underway on “Hide And Seek,” a Chinese adaptation of the Korean suspense thriller of the same title.

The film is the latest addition to the slate of Village Roadshow Pictures Asia, the local production arm of Australian entertainment multinational Village Roadshow group.

The original “Hide And Seek” was a breakout hit that earned $35.6 million in Korea in 2013 for writer-director Huh Jung. It told a tale of two families who believe that strangers are living in their homes and set about trying to decipher a series of codes and clues.

The new film is directed by Golden Horse winner Liu Jie (“Judge,” “Courthouse on Horseback”) and stars Wallace Huo Jianhua (TV’s “Battle of Changsha,” “The Journey of Flower” and “The Imperial Doctress”.) and Qin Hailu (“The Crossing,” “Red Amnesia,” and “Durian, Durian”.) Regina Wan Qian, who won a best supporting actress award for 2014’s “Paradise in Service,
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Watch Fan Bingbing Gets CGI'fied In Fantasy Adventure L.O.R.D.

China's first CG motion capture fantasy animated film L.O.R.D (Legend of Ravaging Dynasties) is poised to make a major breakthrough this summer and what better way to grab's everybody attention than to feature the gorgeous Fan Bingbing as a mystic warrior in its first teaser. Directed by Guo Jing Ming and based on his novel of the same name, the ambitious project from Original Force is produced entirely in CG with cutting edge 3D scanning system to create photorealistic digital substitutes for each actors. Other familiar faces to appear digitally include Yang Mi, Chen Xuedong, Kris Wu, Amber Kuo, William Chan, Yan Yikuan, Aarif Lee, Lin Yun, Wang Duo, and Wang Yuan. It's scheduled for theatrical release in China on September 30th....

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Le Vision unveils 'The Lost Tomb', fantasy epic 'L.O.R.D.'

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Le Vision unveils 'The Lost Tomb', fantasy epic 'L.O.R.D.'
Exclusive: Beijing-based Le Vision Pictures is to unveil Daniel Lee’s action suspense title The Lost Tomb and Guo Jingming’s fantasy epic L.O.R.D. at Hong Kong’s Filmart.

Based on a popular web novel, The Lost Tomb stars Jing Boran (Monster Hunt), Lu Han, Ma Sichun and Wang Jingchun in a story about an uncle and nephew exploring ancient tombs. The feature is in post-production.

Guo’s L.O.R.D. (Legend Of Ravaging Dynasties) stars Fan Bingbing, Wu Yifan, William Chan and several actors from Guo’s best-selling Tiny Times franchise, including Yang Mi, Cheney Chen and Amber Kuo. The CGI-driven fantasy is based on Guo’s novel about the wars between four nations with different magical powers.

Ronan Wong, general manager of investment at Le Vision, is attending Filmart to introduce the new titles.

The company’s slate also includes Zhang Qi’s Who Sleeps My Bro, a feature
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Golden Network to sell Jackie Chan-produced sci-fi 'Reset'

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Golden Network to sell Jackie Chan-produced sci-fi 'Reset'
Exclusive: Hong Kong-based Golden Network Asia has picked up international rights to China-Korean co-production Reset, produced by Jackie Chan and directed by South Korea’s Chang.

Starring Yang Mi, Wallace Huo, King Shih-chieh and Liu Chang, the sci-fi action adventure follows a scientist who travels back in time to rescue her kidnapped son.

Produced by China’s New Clues Films and Jaywalk Studio with Korean production house The Lamp, the film has just finished shooting and will be released at the end of 2016 following extensive VFX post-production.

Golden Network is also launching sales on car chase action comedy Golden Job, directed by veteran action director Chin Ka-lok (Cold War). Hong Kong actor-producer Eric Tsang is producing the film about five soon-to-retire con artists who are caught up in a heist after they throw a bachelor party.

Produced by The Artists Company and The Entertainer Production Company, the film will start shooting in May at locations including Hong Kong
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“The Great Wall” Rises with Matt Damon and Andy Lau

The Great Wall of China has long been the object of many a man’s admiration. However, if you think you know the reason behind this ancient wonder’s creation, then you ought to prepare for your mind to be blown.

Behind “The Great Wall

This year, a movie of epic proportions has started production, and it boasts not only of an ambitious concept but also a star-studded cast comprising of some of the most prominent figures from both Hollywood and the Chinese cinema.

Revolving around the majestic Great Wall, the film mashes elements from science fiction and history as it sets up its characters in 15th century China. Where’s the sci-fi in that, you ask? Well, apparently, the “real” reason the Wall was erected is a large-scale, unrecorded invasion of giant mythical creatures—aliens, perhaps? In this grievous battle against the supernatural, humankind opted to fortify its defenses
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Hk FilMart: Huang Xiaoming, Mini Yang Poised for Big B.O. in May With ‘Sunshine’ (Exclusive)

Hk FilMart: Huang Xiaoming, Mini Yang Poised for Big B.O. in May With ‘Sunshine’ (Exclusive)
Popular stars Huang Xiaoming and Mini Yang (aka, Yang Mi) are poised to set the Chinese box office alight in May with upcoming young adult romance “You Are My Sunshine.”

Rights to the film are being offered for the first time at FilMart by Le Vision, the film arm of the LeTV online video group whose “big data” resources helped steer the “Tiny Times” franchise releases.

The film has many of the ingredients of the biggest recent hits in China, and already boasts a massive online following.

Le Vision, which handled the release of the “Tiny Times” movies and is also producer and investor, is confidently forecasting that “Sunshine” will gross over RMB700 million ($115 million) following a wide release on May 1, a national holiday in China.

The company will be positioning “Sunshine” as a contemporary Chinese take on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” The film’s story follows two
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Cannes: China Lion Roars For North American Rights On ‘The Breakup Guru’

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Cannes: China Lion Roars For North American Rights On ‘The Breakup Guru’
Hollywood is jumping through hoops to infiltrate China; now, a Chinese company is returning the favor. China Lion Film Distribution acquired U.S. and Canada rights to the Enlight Pictures’ romantic comedy The Breakup Guru, which it will also release in Australia and New Zealand day-and-date with its June 27 release in China. Pic stars Deng Chao (who co-directed the film with Yu Baimei) and Yang Mi. Deng Chao is a member of the Chinese National Theatre from Mainland China, with credits that include The Four Franchise, and Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame. Yang Mi is a well-known Chinese actress known for her roles in Tiny Times and Painted Skin: The Resurrection, the latter of which China Lion Australian/New Zealand previously released. Breakup Guru follows the misadventures of a man (Deng Chao) hired to do one of the most uncomfortable jobs ever: break-up with someone.
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Cannes: China Lion Picks Up Chinese Romantic Comedy 'The Breakup Guru'

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Cannes: China Lion Picks Up Chinese Romantic Comedy 'The Breakup Guru'
China Lion, a distribution company that focuses on bringing Chinese films to the states, has acquired the North American rights to "The Breakup Guru," a romantic comedy directed by Deng Chao  China Lion acquired "The Breakup Guru," which stars Chao and Yang Mi, from Enlight Pictures. The film is slated for a June 27 theatrical release, hitting screens in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver and Toronto. 
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Cannes: China Lion Connects With ‘Breakup Guru’

Cannes: China Lion Connects With ‘Breakup Guru’
China Lion Film Distribution has acquired North American rights to Chinese romantic comedy “The Breakup Guru.”

Acquired from Enlight Pictures, the film stars Deng Chao and Yang Mi (aka Mini Yang).

China Lion, which also acquired Australia and New Zealand rights, says it plans to give the film a North American outing on June 27, a day-and-date slot with its mainland China release. The release will include major theaters in Los Angeles, New York, the San Francisco/San Jose area, Vancouver and Toronto.

China Lion also announced a home entertainment deal with Digital Media Rights (Dmr) during the Cannes Market.

The company recently released Dante Lam’s “That Demon Within” on April 18. “Beijing Love Story,” which it opened on February 14 for Valentine’s Day, became the company’s highest grossing film in the U.S. and Canada. It previously handled mainland titles including “Aftershock,” “Personal Tailor” and “If You Are the One
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Wu Dang DVD Review

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Wu Dang DVD Review
Title: Wu Dang Directed by: Patrick Leung Starring: Wenzhuo Zhao, Mini Yang, Siu-Wong Fan, Yu-Hang To, Jiao Xu Running time: 101 minutes, Not Rated, Available on Blu-ray Special Features: Behind the Scenes, Trailer During the early days of Republican China, a widower treasure seeker and his martial arts prodigy daughter travel to  Wu Dang mountain to compete in a Kung Fu championship, and also look for the fabled seven treasures hidden within. Despite this film is completely in Mandarin (because having to read subtitles can get irritating), it is an entertaining action-adventure/comedy/fantasy. The fight choreography albeit fantastical, was visually stunning; and note the martial arts is the star of the  [ Read More ]

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Contest: Win Wu Dang on Blu-ray

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Contest: Win Wu Dang on Blu-ray
Well Go USA is releasing Wu Dang on Blu-ray and DVD December 4. Wenzhuo Zhao, Mini Yang, and Siu-Wong Fan star in director Patrick Leung's martial arts epic about a man determined to find hidden treasure in a mysterious Chinese mountain. We have a contest lined up where fans can take home this Blu-ray for their own collection. read on for details on how you can win this exciting action drama.

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Wu Dang Blu-ray

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There is a rumor: secret treasures hide in Wu Dang mountain. In the early days of Republican China, an American man - greedy for gold and hungry for riches - brings his daughter,
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Donnie Yen Comedy All’s Well, End’s Well 2012 Gets An English Subtitled Trailer

Fact: I wouldn’t give a damn about this movie if Donnie Yen weren’t all over it. The guy has charisma to spare, and while it’s good to see him doing something that doesn’t require him to pummel human beings for two straight hours, I’m still not too sure about this one. I understand that the “All’s Well, End’s Well” franchise is a staple of Chinese New Year cinema, but even I have my limits when it comes to schmaltzy goofiness. You’ll see what I mean in just a second. Assuming, of course, that you’re brave enough to stuff this trailer into the oh-so tender folds of your brain. Chan Hing-ka and Janet Chun’s “All’s Well, End’s Well” stars Louis Koo, Sandra Ng, Donnie Yen, Bak-Ming Wong, Kelly Chen, Chapman To, Lynn Hung, Mi Yang, and Ni Yang. The film opens on January 19th,
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One Teaser and Some Curious Imagery for All’s Well, End’s Well 2012

I’m assuming that this Chinese New Year flick is the equivalent of, say, “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve” here in the States. Why else would Donnie Yen and his equally impressive cast mates find themselves in something as ridiculously cheesy as “All’s Well, End’s Well 2012″? There’s a lot of color, music, and goofy tomfoolery taking place in the embedded trailer, which, from what I’ve been told, is what people should expect from the seventh installment of the “All’s Well, End’s Well” series. The damned thing looks beyond silly, and given my love of all things Donnie Yen, there’s a very severe possibility that I’ll give it a shot when and if this things ever arrives on an English-subtitled DVD. Until then, this teaser and these images will have to keep me company. “All’s Well, End’s Well 2012″, which stars Louis Koo,
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Second Teaser for Kai Cheung Chung’s Mysterious Island is Suitably Peculiar

I have no idea what in the hell is going on in this clip, but truth be told, that’s exactly why I want to see Kai Cheung Chung’s “Mysterious Island”. If nothing else, at least the marketing campaign stays true to the picture’s title. I’m sure we’ll see a full trailer before long, as the film, which stars Jordan Chan, Mi Yang, Tien You Tsui, Hayama Go, Janel Tsai, and Anya, opens on July 8th, 2011. You can feast your eyes on the strangeness below. To prevent further confusion, here’s a synopsis: A group of young people from different countries head to a deserted island for a survivor competition. The winner who lives through the hardships will be awarded with a big cash prize. However this journey turns out to be much harder than they could stand. First, their maps are gone. Then the competitors are being murdered,
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