Thursday, October 8, 2009

THR: The Message reviewed
Bottom Line: A period spy thriller excelling in suspense.

A Korean businessman encounters a Chinese woman he used to know. He cannot speak Chinese. She doesn't understand Korean, either. The only common language they share is English. Remarkably, not much gets lost in translation, an intriguing feat that underscores the strength of director Hur Jin-ho's latest film, "A Good Rain Knows."

Gillian Chung making comeback in new movie
To prep herself for the return, Ah Jiao has been taking various martial arts and drama classes from the famous Chen Ruoyi.
In full support of her comeback, her entertainment company Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) decided to invest money in an upcoming film for her. They have also successfully engaged Chapman To to help recreate a new image for Ah Jiao in her new movie, Former.

Known for her ladylike image in Hong Kong, popular actress Vivian Chow will be making her return to the silver screen and is slated to start production for her upcoming movie next month. Apart from acting as a lesbian lover of fellow Hong Kong actress, Sandra Ng, the pair will also share a hot onscreen kiss together...

Edison Chen to make Hollywood comeback
More than a year after the eruption of his online sex photo scandal, Hong Kong actor-singer Edison Chen will finally make his comeback, ever since he announced that he would be resigning indefinitely from showbiz and went into seclusion overseas. Under the support and encouragement of his boss in MediaAsia , Edison will make his first comeback in a Hollywood movie, Almost Perfect...

Chat, hug... Asian disaster movie-style 
I'm no party pooper; I didn't flush the toilet. That bye-bye scenario is according to Haeundae: The Deadly Tsunami...
A sorry wave of affairs

City of Life and Death: Of cowardice and bravery

Golden Horse: Hong Kong film dreaming of glory at Chinese 'Oscars'

Huang Jianxin to head APSA jury
Huang Jiangxin, co-director of currently dominant Chinese movie "The Founding a Republic," will head the international jury for the upcoming Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Stars at Louis Vuitton Show - Gong Li


Anonymous said...

I must admit that when I first saw the preview of The Message, the swooping fly-cam immediately gave me a bad impression.

But it sounds like the performances of Zhou Xun and Li Bingbing make the film worth checking out. Oh... and the torture porn, if you're into that kind of thing.

Now, I know why there were so many articles leading up to the release about the trials the actors went through to film those scenes. I guess you gotta have something to lure the public.

dleedlee said...

They had me at Zhou Xun and Li Bingbing!

Anyway, I seldom watch trailers because they are so often misleading.