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When it comes to making features like this one, i love the idea of coming up with my own personal “100 Great Kung Fu Movies” of all time. It is tough choosing just 100 because you know there are many more great Kung Fu movies that are not on the list.
I have decided that to make the list, a movie must have a few hand to hand fight scenes in the movies chosen. If for example its mainly sword play with one fight scene hand to hand it won’t make the list. Its old school “style” Kung Fu movies, not modern day settings.
I understand everyone will have their own personal favorites and some may not agree with my list and that’s fine because it’s nice to have different opinions on this genre which keeps it fresh and alive when having good debates.
Anyway, thank you for taking »
Ann Hui’s The Golden Era continued its awards sweep at the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday night, winning five prizes including best film and best director.
The biopic of writer Xiao Hong also won best cinematography, best art direction and best costume and make-up. It recently won best director and best supporting actor at the Asian Film Awards in Macau.
Overheard 3 was also a multiple winner at the Hong Kong Film Awards, clinching best actor for Lau Ching-wan, best supporting actor for Kenneth Tsang and best screenplay for Alan Mak and Felix Chong’s script.
Best actress went to Vicky Zhao Wei for Peter Ho-sun Chan’s child abduction drama Dearest, while Ivana Wong picked up both best supporting actress and best new performer for her role in comedy Golden Chickensss.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Liz Shackleton)
I just had the opportunity to check out Rise of the Legend, the latest in the pantheon of Wong Fei Hung movies that fans (like me) have enjoyed over the years. From Kwan Tak Hing, to Liu Chia Hui, to Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Zhao Wen Zho, Chin Kar Lok; Fei Hung was even played by a girl in one of my favorite films, Iron Monkey (‘93.) Angie Tsang played a young Wong Fei Hung in one of my favorite (actually) depictions of the character in that film. My personal favorite Wong Fei Hung was Jet Li, but this new kid might just have the goods, so to speak, Eddie Peng brings a youth and grittiness to the character that I honestly haven’t seen before. You may know Eddie Peng as perhaps the most interesting part of the Kung Fu Hero/Zero series, playing the villain Fang Zi Jing. I have to say, »
- Robert Jefferson
With filming set to begin at the end of this month, Legendary Pictures has announced the cast for the upcoming film, The Great Wall, which will be one of the largest films ever shot entirely within in China. Come inside to learn more.
I'd love to tell you more about The Great Wall, but right now we just don't have the information on what it will be about. The only description we have so far is this: "Zhang Yimou is directing the story of an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure." That's a pretty basic plot description, but we Do know who will be starring in the film, thanks to a press release that dropped early this morning. Check it out:
Legendary Pictures announced today the principal cast for The Great Wall, the upcoming film production which is set to be »
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Ann Hui’s The Golden Era leads the pack at the 9th Asian Film Awards with five nominations - but not one for best picture.
The life story of Xiao Hong, one of China’s most famous essayists and novelists, has secured nominations for best director, best actress (Tang Wei), best supporting actor (Wang Zhiwen), best screenwriter (Li Qiang) and best editor (Kwong Chi-leung, Manda Wai).
Best film nominations included Berlinale 2014 Golden Bear winner Black Coal Thin Ice and Blind Massage, which both secured four nominations each, as well as HaiderHill Of Freedom, The Light Shines Only There and Korean box office hit Ode To My Father.
Jiang Wen’s Gone With The Bullets secured four nominations in the technical cateogies.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Macau’s Venetian Theatre on March 25, decided by a 14-person jury headed by Hong »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
The third installment of Alan Mak and Felix Chong's surveillance thriller series, Overheard 3, scored nominations in 11 categories, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay, when the nominations for the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards were announced this past Thursday. Ann Hui's The Golden Era was named in 10 categories, Fruit Chan's The Midnight After garnered 8 nominations, Pang Ho Cheung's Aberdeen scored 6 nominations, despite Pang losing out to Dante Lam in the Best Director category, while Peter Chan's Dearest scored 5 nods rounding out the Best Film category.Despite missing out in many of the major categories, Roy Chow's Wong Fei Hong reboot Rise Of The Legend picked up 9 nominations, including a Best Actor nod for Eddie Peng and Best Action...
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6 items from 2015
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