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Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 5

2010’s In my previous article there was a comment regarding a film that I had left out. I apologise in advance if there are any films that I miss out. This may be due to me simply forgetting or just...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 3

2000’s Even though Rush Hour was a critical and financial success, Jackie Chan chose not to solely focus on the American market. Following Rush Hour, Chan would go on to star in the romantic comedy Gorgeous (1999), a very different...

The Better Tomorrow Series - An Appraisal

With the recent news that John Woo was finally returning to the gangster genre with his remake of the Japanese movie Manhunt (1976), I thought that it would be good to look back at the series of films that turned...

Ringo Lam's On Fire Series

With the recent teaser trailer being released for Ringo Lam’s Sky on Fire, I thought it would be nice to look back at the rest of his On Fire series of films, which include some of his best work. The...

Review: COLD WAR 2 Raises the Stakes Dramatically, Keeps the Action Pumping

Leung Ka Fai (aka Tony Leung, aka Big Tony) is the force of nature that propels Cold War 2 through nearly every tight spot it encounters. Returning as M.B. Lee, a granite-faced police official who graciously retired and ceded his...

God of Gamblers Series 1989 - 2016

Started in 1989 by the prolific Wong Jing, the God of Gamblers series has been continuing to entertain audiences for the past 27 years. Starring some of the biggest stars in Hong Kong cinema, Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau, Stephen...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See COLD WAR 2 in Cinemas!

Cold War 2 is the hotly anticipated sequel to the 2012 Hong Kong crime thriller, which was the highest grossing local film at the HK box office in that year. It swept the Hong Kong Film Awards, winning Best Film,...

COLD WAR 2: First Trailer Promises More Glossy Thrills

Chow Yun Fat joins the original cast of Hong Kong thriller Cold War - the highest grossing HK film of 2012 - for the upcoming Cold War 2. And this is one sequel that appears to be holding to the...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 3 In Cinemas!

Hong Kong director Wong Jing has teamed up with Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau and Charles Heung from the original God Of Gamblers movies for the latest film in his popular From Vegas To Macau franchise. Jacky Cheung, Nick Cheung...

Review: Johnnie To's OFFICE, Too Much Like Real Work

In a wild change of pace, Hong Kong director Johnnie To delivers an all-singing, occasionally-dancing adaptation of Sylvia Chang's successful stage play, Design for Living. While the script has undergone numerous changes along the way, and boasts brand new musical numbers...

DESIGN FOR LIVING: Watch The Trailer For Johnnie To's Musical

Johnnie To is defying expectations once again with this trailer from one of his latest projects, the film Design For Living. Design For Living is an adaptation of the 2009 musical and reunites To with stars Chow Yun Fat and Sylvia...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Chow Yun Fat's FROM VEGAS TO MACAU In Cinemas!

From Vegas To Macau is the latest collaboration between Hong Kong director Wong Jing and star Chow Yun Fat, who of course worked together on the classic gambling film God Of Gamblers and its popular sequel. James Marsh, our Asian...

Review: THE MONKEY KING Is A Hot Mess From The Heavens

Soi Cheang's The Monkey King finally arrives in time for the Chinese New Year holiday, but despite a spirited central performance from an unrecognisable Donnie Yen, the film proves a chaotic maelstrom of make-up and computer-generated imagery that struggles to...

Watch The Final Trailer For THE MONKEY KING

Yesterday saw the unveiling of the "Ultimate" trailer for Cheang Pou Soi's fantasy event film The Monkey King with action actor/director Donnie Yen as the title character caught in the middle of an epic battle between the Jade Emperor from...

Review: Chow Yun Fat Wins Big In FROM VEGAS TO MACAU

Chow Yun Fat and writer-director Wong Jing return to the casino floor in this light-hearted action comedy that casts Chow alongside Nicolas Tse and Chapman To as con artists out to take down an international gambling syndicate. With his trademark...

New Trailer For Donnie Yen's THE MONKEY KING Ruled By Special Effects

(Updated with a high-definition trailer)With the upcoming release of Donnie Yen's The Monkey King in Chinese cinemas at the end of the month, a new trailer has arrived, which shows a lot more of the film's action and special effects. The Monkey...

Get Behind The Scenes Of THE MONKEY KING With Donnie Yen Going Apeshit

In Cheang Pou Soi's upcoming fantasy epic The Monkey King (aka in US as The Monkey King: The Legend Begins), lead actor/action director Donnie Yen not only underwent prosthetic makeup but he fully immerse himself into an ape-like character as...

Chow Yun Fat In THE MAN FROM MACAU Trailer: Flying Dice And Whirling Cards

The first trailer for Wong Jing's The Man From Macau features Chow Yun Fat in a return to the world established in 1989's God of Gamblers. It is a crazy universe of flying dice and whirling cards, as the low-res...

THE MONKEY KING: New Teaser Features Donnie Yen In Action. And Makeup.

Is this how people want to experience the epic Chinese folk tale Journey To The West? The reactions to the first trailer for Soi Cheang's Donnie Yen and Chow Yun Fat starring kung fu fantasy extravaganza The Monkey King were...

Ten Essential Films From Lau Kar Leung

With word breaking early this morning that iconic martial arts performer, fight choreographer and director Lau Kar Leung has passed away now seems the perfect time to cast an eye back over his career. With his professional life beginning in...