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Interview: Director Peter Chan Talks Dragon (Wu Xia), Hong Kong Identity, and the Shaw Brothers

29 November 2012 10:31 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Peter Chan's martial arts epic Dragon, starring Donnie Yen, will open in the U.S. in select theaters on Friday, November 30. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Bangkok, Peter Chan Ho-sun studied cinema in the United States at the UCLA film school before coming back to his native country in the early 80s. He started work in the film industry as an assistant to John Woo (Heroes Shed No Tears) and Jackie Chan (Project A II, Armour of God) before moving to the production field in 1989 (Samson Chiu's News Attacks). Two years later he made his directorial debut with the drama Alan & Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye. He later co-founded U.F.O. (United Filmmakers Organisation) and produced around 20 movies within five years, »

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(成龍) Jackie Chan: The ultimate action legend

20 November 2012 7:46 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

When they name the greatest action stars ever to grace the movie screen, who would they mention? Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Willis? Well there is only one guy who stands out above all, and his name is Jackie Chan. If Chinese Zodiac is his final big action movie, then we need to sit and watch this legend at the age of 58, show what he can do for one last time. It will be a sad when Jackie finally calls it a day and stays behind the camera, but at least his choreography and directing will still be on gong for many more years.

Jackie Chan does not need a gun to win a battle, all he needs are his fists, feet and the occasional object Ie. Ladders, chairs, chains, you name it, Jackie can use it. But that’s not all, if you think you can corner him and win that way, »

- kingofkungfu

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Fat Kid Rules the World | Review

4 October 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Punked Up: Lillard’s Passion Project a Worthwhile Effort

Matthew Lillard, that 1990s alternative screen teen utilized to great effect by John Waters, Wes Craven, and in the cult classic Slc Punk! (1998), who’s all grown up now and peppering fare like The Descendents (2011) and Trouble With the Curve (2012) at last unveils his directorial debut, Fat Kid Rules the World, an effort nine years in the making. Based on the 2003 novel by K.L. Going, Lillard proves himself to be a worthy talent behind the camera. What may be lacking in narrative originality and cinematic aesthetic is more than made up for by his ability to capture three performances that carry this film.

Troy (Jacob Wysocki) is an overweight teenager without any friends, his only outlet on online gaming universe. His relationship with his ex-Marine dad, (Billy Campbell) and younger brother Dayle (Dylan Arnold) has been strained since the death of his mother, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Anurag Basu defends 'Barfi! amid plagiarism claims

28 September 2012 5:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Anurag Basu has responded to criticism that scenes from Barfi! have been copied. The film features scenes which closely resemble sequences from Singin' in the Rain, Project A, Charlie Chaplin in The Adventurer, Buster Keaton's Cops and The Notebook, while Pritam's music appears to be influenced by Amelie. In an interview on TV show Headlines Today, Ndtv Movies reports that Basu defended his film by saying: "If I would have changed the shot, twisted things around and made it my own it would have been stealing.

"I did shot-to-shot because they are famous iconic shots and scenes from famous masterpieces, every filmmaker knows them." The director described the film as a homage to Chaplin and drew parallels with last year's 'Best Film' Oscar winner The Artist, (more) »

- By Priya Joshi

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Top 5 Kung Fu Choreographers of all time

28 June 2012 6:17 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

5.Corey Yuen

Other names: 元奎

Yuan Kui

Yuan2 Kui1

Cory Yuen

Don Yuen

Yuen Fooi

Nationality: Hong Kong

Workplace: France, Hong Kong, USA

Cory Yuen as been choreographing movies since 1973, is first movie was Chinese Hercules, starring Bolo Yeung. He was a member of the Peking Opera Schools and one of the Seven Little Fortunes. In July 1981, Yuen made his Hong Kong directorial debut in 1982 film Ninja in the Dragon’s Den, along with Hiroyuki Sanada, Conan Lee and Hwang Jang Lee. In June 1985, Yuen made his American directorial debut in 1986 film No Retreat, No Surrender, which marked the film debut of Belgium martial artist actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.

n 1993, he began an alliance and good friendship with action star Jet Li. He directed several of Li’s films, beginning with Fong Sai-yuk and Fong Sai-yuk II, and continuing through The Bodyguard from Beijing, The New Legend of Shaolin and My Father Is a Hero, »

- kingofkungfu

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Jackie Chan To Return To Hollywood For New Action-Comedy

28 June 2012 12:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Like anyone, I love a good Jackie Chan action flick. More specifically, one that features him making mincemeat out of the usual thugs and henchmen, all the while making us laugh too. Classics like Project A and Police Story are particular favourites. Hell, even his end credit out-takes are unmissable.

Unfortunately, his Hollywood output has been rather dire and kid-friendly, which most of the time, has been no fault of the little martial-arts genius. The box-office haul from the Rush Hour films certainly showed Chan could make the transition to the Hollywood big league. Sadly, he was paired with the most… well, let’s not resort to  mentioning the man, as I simply despise him. Many perhaps have the same feeling considering (name deleted) hasn’t acted since Rush Hour 3 (2007), and before that Rush Hour 2 (2001) and would you believe it, before that Rush Hour (1998). And Brett Ratner wonders »

- Craig Hunter

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Jackie Chan Developing New Action Comedy

28 June 2012 9:22 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Jackie Chan fans rejoice: That retirement news may have been slightly erroneous, as Asia’s biggest star is making plans for his next English-Language action comedy. Jay Longino is writing the project, taking his cues from the actor’s original idea. [THR]

Little is known about the film, but, as THR reports, it’s a “two-hander action comedy featuring a detective (Chan) who must track down an American gambler that has skipped out on his debt owed to a Macau casino syndicate.” These events will take the action superstar to “Hong Kong, Macau, Eastern Europe and mainland China.”

Chan will star and produce alongside Esmond Ren of Timg and David Gerson of InterTitle Films. Additionally, Chan’s Jc Group International and Beijing-based Talent International Media Group will partner to co-produce the currently untitled film.

Frankly, I’m ecstatic about this news. It’s been a while since his last leading role in an English film, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Movie Villains: Chung Fat and Dick Wei

25 June 2012 6:57 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Other names: 钟发

Choy Fat

Chung Faat

Tsui Fat

Zhong Fa

Nationality: Hong Kong

Workplace: Hong Kong

Selected Filmography

1979:Odd Couple

1979:His Name Is Nobody

1980:The Magnificent Butcher

1980:Encounters Of The Spooky Kind

1981:The Prodigal Son

Born 2nd December 1953, Chung studied along with a number of other Hk film stuntmen/actors – in Madame Fan Fok Fa’s Peking Opera School. He started off his movie career as an extra on the movie “Enter The Dragon”, being seen as one of the fighters who takes on Bolo Yeung, when Bolo breaks his neck.

Throughout the early 70′s, Chung would appear in minor roles or most of the time as a stuntman, in movies such as Chinese Hercules, The Tournament, Iron Fisted Monk and Broken Oath. Although these were brief appearances and mostly uncredited, it wasn’t long until Chung was spotted once again by legend Sammo Hung and brought into his team. »

- kingofkungfu

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2012 Cannes Film Festival Preview: Part 1 - Notable Titles

14 May 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I have scheduled this first part of my Cannes 2012 Preview to publish while I am somewhere over the middle of the United States, on my way to New York where I will connect with a flight heading into Nice. I'll be arriving in Cannes some time around 1 Pm Cet and my third straight journey to the Cannes Film Festival will begin, an experience that has easily become the #1 highlight of my year when it comes to covering movies. As hard as I have to work to cover the festival each year, it is absolutely worth it and based on the selection this year it looks like it will be just as fascinating. To begin, the festival runs from May 16-27, but I will only be in town through the morning of the 24th. As a result, two films that probably would have made my top ten most anticipated movies list won't, »

- Brad Brevet

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The Film By Democracy Project – Interview with Founder Monte Macpherson

19 April 2012 6:05 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Film by Democracy is a Melbourne-based group co-founded by Monte Macpherson, a writer, producer and director of independent film. The project’s aim is to engage people around the world to vote on every aspect of a proposed 10-part webseries – from genre and location to character profiles, names and plot lines. So far, the genre, sub-genre, underlying theme and language have been established.

On Tuesday 17th April Film the group opened a 3 week window for people to submit a 20-word logline summarizing a basic plot for the webseries (currently called ‘Project A’). They will be put to the vote and the winning logline will inform the direction of ‘Project A’ and future votes. At the end of this lengthy process the results of all polls will be brought together in the production of the series.

Visit the Film by Democracy site Here

www.filmbydemocracy.com

or follow on Twitter: @filmbydemocracy »

- Tom Stockman

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Hkiff 2012: an interview with Peter Chan Ho-sun (Filmmaker in Focus)

12 April 2012 4:59 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Bangkok, Peter Chan Ho-sun studied cinema in the United States at the UCLA film school before coming back to his native country in the early 80's.  He started work in the film industry as an assistant to John Woo ("Heroes Shed No Tears") and Jackie Chan ("Project A II", "Armour of God") before moving to the production field in 1989 (Samson Chiu's "News Attacks"). Two years later he made his directorial debut with the drama "Alan & Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye". He later co-founded U.F.O. (United Filmmakers Organisation) and produced around 20 movies within five years, including his own successful "He's a Woman, She's a Man" (1994) starring Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui. In 1997, his movie »

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Jackie Chan’s - 1911 Revolution: DVD Review

19 March 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Director: Li Zhang. Review: Adam Wing. What can be said about Jackie that hasn’t been said before? 1911 will best be remembered as his 100th movie and over the years we have witnessed plenty of highs, and more than a few lows (much of his Hollywood output in fact). His contribution to action cinema however is undeniable. Police Story is often considered his best (even though Police Story 3 gives it a good run for its money) and Project A is another personal favourite of mine. Chan’s success in the 80’s is beyond comparison, and even though he’s had plenty of hits since, he seemed to reach his peak alongside long time companions Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. Time catches up with us all of course and in recent years he has moved into more dramatic territory. I doubt very much film studios these days would let him »

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Jackie Chan’s - 1911 Revolution: DVD Review

19 March 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Director: Li Zhang. Review: Adam Wing. What can be said about Jackie that hasn’t been said before? 1911 will best be remembered as his 100th movie and over the years we have witnessed plenty of highs, and more than a few lows (much of his Hollywood output in fact). His contribution to action cinema however is undeniable. Police Story is often considered his best (even though Police Story 3 gives it a good run for its money) and Project A is another personal favourite of mine. Chan’s success in the 80’s is beyond comparison, and even though he’s had plenty of hits since, he seemed to reach his peak alongside long time companions Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. Time catches up with us all of course and in recent years he has moved into more dramatic territory. I doubt very much film studios these days would let him »

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