Wednesday, January 19, 2011

1.19.2011 - News

THR: Fresh 'Shaolin Temple' Goes for Drama Over Kung Fu
"Shaolin" is being released in China and the Philippines on Wednesday; in Australia on Thursday; in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia on Friday; and in Vietnam on Feb. 18.
Formulaic but effective tearjerker about two young boxers and the women in their lives.
One online comment asked how the relevant authorities could give the green light to such a subversive movie. Indeed, this is puzzling. Maybe because Let The Bullets Fly makes cinema a venue for people to vent their discontent and anger over current social evils and injustice, and in this way helps to sustain social stability.

CRI: Cecilia Cheung's First Date in "All's Well, Ends Well"
CRI: Sun Li in 'The Lost Bladesman' (Sina)
CRI: Xu Qing Joins Bruce Willis for Time-Travel Movie
FBA: Kang does things My Way
Its cast includes a trio of Asian stars with pan-regional following Japan's Joe Odagiri, South Korea's Jang Dong-gun and China's Fan Bingbing.
FBA: Hong Kong IFF puts on Wai tribute
Andy Lau turns "sexy goddess" for new movie
In "What Women Want", Lau plays an ad exec who can read women's minds. He uses the ability to sabotage his boss, played by Gong, but ends up falling in love with her instead.

MSN: Comedian Eric Tsang’s 94-year-old father dies
He was charged with embezzlement in 1975. Tsang fled to Taiwan after pleading guilty. The next year, ICAC issued an arrest warrant, which lasted for the next 35 years. Tsang kept a low-profile and lived a reclusive life during his years in Taiwan.
1975 wanted poster (Xinhua)

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