Chinese movies in 2017. The most popular Chinese feature films and series released in 2017 (so far). Here are the most popular and interesting movies … Read more
Sun Wukong, (The Monkey King) is a monkey born from a heavenly stone who acquires supernatural powers. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain for 500 years, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to India. Thus, according to legend, Buddhism is brought to ancient China. This much beloved story, is as much a part of Asian culture as The Iliad and The Odyssey or The Wizard of Oz are … Read more
After working as an undercover in a triad for 8 years, Sheng (Nick Cheung) finally arrests the triad leader (Francis Ng) and resumes his duties as a police officer. However, life does not return to normal as he is faced with suspicions colleagues and even trailed by the investigations team. One day, he meets some triad members whom he has earlier befriended as an undercover. Sheng forced into a corner when asked to collaborate with … Read more
The head of an elite Hong Kong surveillance unit (Simon Yam) keeps one eye on his rookie apprentice (Kate Tsui) and the other on a notorious criminal (Tony Leung Ka Fai) he suspects of masterminding a recent jewel heist in this tense thriller from filmmaking duo Johnnie To and Nai-Hoi Yau. Of course, the criminal knows all along he’s being watched. But that doesn’t stop him from trying to pull off the biggest score of … Read more
A young Cambodian man who has been trained to fight for money in his country is hired to kill someone in Hong Kong. He performs the hit and then flees from Hong Kong police, who are wrestling with internal problems of a model cop and his son, who is also on the force and who was told by his dad not to become a police officer. The father goes into a coma after being shot, … Read more
Romantic thrillers are a rare breed in the mainland Chinese film industry, perhaps because in a closely censored film industry without ratings (in which all films need to be suitable for children), it’s hard to get the balance right for this particular genre: sexy, noir-ish, dangerous, and commercially appealing. First time director Hao Ran takes on the challenge in Sudden Lover, adding some flavours from youth film and police procedural in the mix. The results … Read more
Compulsive disorders plague Hong Kong: Fong Fong Fong, a foundling who’s now a nurse, is a shopaholic who seeks psychiatric help from Kan Yan (Choosey) Lee, who’s frozen by an inability to choose. Into the mix come Kung Fu (Richie) Ho, a wealthy man who is stingy but also will buy anything someone else wants, and Ding Dong Ding, Lee’s binge-eating bargain-shopping ex-girlfriend who reappears in hopes Lee will now choose her. Both men propose … Read more
When her husband’s drug addiction destroys her perfect life, Jane (Maggie Siu) is forced to support herself and her young daughter, Ling, by taking a job as a security guard. One night Ling sees a soaking wet child doing homework at her desk. Eventually, Jane also felt that something unnatural was in the house; strange noises occur with frequency and she feels that an unseen presence is spying on her. Jane soon finds out that … Read more
When an outwardly perfect family moves into a labyrinthine apartment complex with a dark history, their fragile façade soon begins to crumble to the ground in a captivating horror-drama directed by Cheang Poi Soi and starring Shu Qi. May’s (Qi) son has gone missing, and in order to win him back, the devoted mother is going to have to face her worst fears as she navigates a treacherous maze of incomprehensible evil. If she can … Read more
Hong Kong nihilism. December 22, a street quarrel leads to the death of a gang leader’s son. Next day, he seeks revenge on his brother, a rival boss. He calls on Liu, a fixer, to import a hit man from the mainland. Lai Fu, a tough and youthful hick, arrives with a day pass. The cops, led by the morose Milo, hear about the killer; they open a full-scale Christmas Eve operation to find the … Read more
Tensions arise when Jack Chan, a spineless constable who regards his work as a job but not a career, is partnered with an energetic and conscientious policewoman, Man Liu. When a serial killer emerges in Hong Kong, Man Liu swears to catch him. Jack is impressed by her bravery and decides to secretly protect her.
Adapted from a popular stage comedy, Chor Yuen’s The House of 72 Tenants became a landmark release in the1973 cinema schedule. Shot in Cantonese several years after Mandarin cinema took over the industry, the film topped the charts for the year and reinvigorated Cantonese comedy in the 1970s. The 72 Tenants of the title live in a rundown tenement area on To Shan Street.
John Liu (Takeshi Kaneshiro) is an aspiring violinist and Eve Choi (Gigi Leung) is a professional translator whose true passion is translating love poems. They live parallel lives and appear to be perfect for each other, but somehow fate seems to keep them apart. Living in different units of the same apartment building and separated by one thin wall, they never meet, because when they leave, one turns left, and one turns right.
Shock Wave is a Hong Kong-Chinese action film written and directed by Herman Yau, produced by and starring Andy Lau. Set for release on 20 April 2017 in Hong Kong and 28 April 2017 in China, the film is Yau and Lau’s third collaboration as director and star respectively after 1991’s Don’t Fool Me and 1999’s Fascination Amour.
Charlene Choi plays Yee, a beautiful young girl from an affluent family, however she finds out that she has suffered from cancer, so she begins to prepare for her own funeral with the help of a young funeral director Duan(Eason Chan) They gradually falls in love with each other during their field trip to U.S.A, Yee then realizes how much she values her life. But later, she finally learns about one of Duan’s secret, which … Read more
Sammi Cheng plays Mimi Mo, a young exchange student to Japan who met and fell in love with a budding pianist, Kurokawa, played by Rikiya Kurokawa. Kurokawa eventually leaves to study music in the USA and returns to Japan as a famous musician. Meanwhile, Mimi has dealt with her depression by eating and weights over 300lbs and Kurokawa doesn’t recognize her. Mimi eventually meets Fatty (Andy Lau) who helps her lose the weight so she … Read more
Shawn Yue and Miriam Yeung reprise their popular roles as a star-crossed couple who strive to stay together happily ever after, only to find their already precarious relationship further strained, when Jimmy’s childhood friend asks him to donate sperm, and Cherie is troubled by the re-marriage of her father.
When a private eye, a jilted bride and a mysterious stranger join forces to track down an elusive mobster, there’s more than trouble in the air in Tokyo Raiders, a martial arts adventure that really flies! Acclaimed Hong Kong action star Tony Leung plays Len, a smooth-talking detective whose trench coat carries an arsenal of tricks and provides a streetwise disguise for the kung fu master. While on the trail of a gangland boss, Len … Read more
The story of a dying mother and her love for her retarded son. Mrs. Fat (Deanie Ip) is slowly succumbing to cancer, but her biggest worry is her only child, the 30-year-old Bee (Patrick Tam). Possessing the mind of a toddler but the hormonal urges of a sexually aroused rhino, Bee finds himself in trouble with the gangster boyfriend of his neighbor May (Suki Kwan). After the thug is killed for stealing some heroin, the … Read more
Star Chow (Stephen Chow) is about to be kicked out of the Royal Hong Kong Police’s elite Special Duties Unit (SDU). But a senior officer decides to give him one last chance: Star must go undercover as a student at the Edinburgh High School in Hong Kong to recover the senior officer’s missing revolver. The undercover operation is made complicated when Star is partnered with Tat – an aging, incompetent police detective (Ng Man-Tat). However, … Read more
A young man, blind and dumb, works as an audio tape typist in a hospital and fostering a tender and sincere relationship with a beautiful but introverted nurse. When hit by a car, he is the sixty billionth human being to die on earth, and is on transit to Polaris, en route to a yet more sophisticated form of existence in Vega. Given a reprieve of five days and a chance to be reunited with … Read more
In this “cops and robbers” film, a raid on a jewelry store staged by a band of amateur hold-up artists goes horribly wrong, leading to a shoot-out. The elite Organized Crime Bureau team, headed by Captain Ching King Gen, is poised to go into action at a moment’s notice. Working as a unit, they bring law and order to Hong Kong streets, where they must rely on their courage and skills to survive.
In his directorial debut, Francis Ng Chun-Yu essays Smash Head, an emotionally bankrupt cop who began his downward spiral when he accidentally killed a hostage during a shootout. Though it has its rough edges, Hong Kong actor Francis Ng’s directorial debut is a striking work: very much performance based and with a distinctively woozy feel that parallels the main character’s feeling of dislocation from his surroundings.
The Twins singing duo of Charlene Choi and Gillian Chung shot into prominence as Hong Kong’s top pop culture sensations in 2002. After separate steps into cinema with films Heroes In Love, Funeral March and U-Man, the pair took their first screen roles together to lead Joe Ma’s Summer Breeze of Love.
Keung suffers from a recurring nightmare in which a woman in red chases him down a highway and tries to kill him with a plastic toy jet. When his girlfriend Apple leaves on a business trip, Keung pounces on the chance to approach his new neighbor, Yurei, a Japanese stewardess. However, it soon becomes apparent that his new love interest is damaged goods, and that she has Keung and Apple booked first class for a … Read more