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  • Host, The (2006)

    April 13, 2008 • Film, Reviews, TrailersComments Off on Host, The (2006)

    Bong Joon-ho's The Host is the best kind of genre film, a movie that delivers the conventions audiences expect from a horror flick while also offering surprising new variations on the formula.

  • ‘Election’ Films Rise to the Top of the Hong Kong Gangster Class

    June 23, 2007 • Film, NewsComments Off on ‘Election’ Films Rise to the Top of the Hong Kong Gangster Class

    ‘Election’ Films Rise to the Top of the Hong Kong Gangster Class Washington Post by Stephen Hunter Washington Post Staff Writer If the subject is movies and you say “Hong Kong gangster,” you cannot but evoke, fairly or not, the great

  • Sydney Film Festival 2007

    June 23, 2007 • Film, NewsComments Off on Sydney Film Festival 2007

    This week the Sydney Film Festival premiered a new Hong Kong film, Eye in the Sky, another cops and robbers movie that highlights the city’s steamy Blade Runner-esque backstreets. Australian News by Glenda Korporaal This week the Sydney Film Festival

  • Hong Kong Movies

    June 22, 2007 • FilmComments Off on Hong Kong Movies

    HONG KONG, China (CNN) — In the decade since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China, local movie-makers have faced daunting changes in the industry. A trend of fewer films being produced each year in Hong Kong at the time of the handover has continued

  • Cyborg Invasion

    June 14, 2007 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on Cyborg Invasion

    PARK Chan-wook, whose megaviolent revenge saga “Old boy” influenced the man who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech in April, has a new movie, but it is not likely to set off any latent loonie. nypost.com by V.A. Musetto That’s because the

  • Hope for languishing Hong Kong film industry

    April 13, 2007 • Culture & Trends, FilmComments Off on Hope for languishing Hong Kong film industry

    What a difference a year makes. It was all doom and gloom for the Hong Kong film industry when its premiere film awards were given out last year. What a difference a year makes. It was all doom and gloom for the Hong Kong film industry when its premiere film

  • Jackie Chan, Jet Li in Monkey King

    April 13, 2007 • Film, NewsComments Off on Jackie Chan, Jet Li in Monkey King

    Jackie Chan-Jet Li movie has U.S. teen trying to rescue Chinese monkey king Canadian Press by Min Lee HONG KONG (AP) – Jackie Chan and Jet Li’s first movie together will be about an American teenager’s fantasy journey to ancient China to

  • It’s Johnnie To

    April 12, 2007 • Film, NewsComments Off on It’s Johnnie To

    by Min Lee HONG KONG (AP) – It’s Johnnie To versus Johnnie To at the Hong Kong Film Awards this year. The veteran Hong Kong director will be a formidable opponent at the awards ceremony to be held Sunday, nominated for two films in the best movie