Tag "shuqi"

Review: THE ASSASSIN, An Unqualified Success, Or, A Studied Bit Of Installation Art

The first thing that strikes you in The Assassin is the quiet. Hou Hsiao-Hsien's ruminative tone-poem, about a Tang Dynasty sell-sword tasked with killing kin, is a remarkably hushed affair. Be it dialogue, sound-effects or music, at no point does... More »
By Ben Croll   

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Hou Hsiao-hsien's MILLENNIUM MAMBO!

While we've been rather fixated on the Alex de la Iglesia retrospective running at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox right now - as we should be, being that we're presenting it - there's plenty of other good stuff going on there,... More »
By Todd Brown   

Jiang Wen Lets Fly A Teaser & Gorgeous Posters For GONE WITH THE BULLETS

Gone With The Bullets, Jiang Wen's spiritual sequel to his monster hit Let The Bullets Fly, will arrive in cinemas across mainland China in 3D on 18 December, according to a newly released teaser trailer. Back in 2010, Let The Bullets... More »
By James Marsh   

Review: Stephen Chow's JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS Dazzles, Frightens, and Still Tickles the Funny Bone

Frequently adapted for the big screen, the latest version of Journey to the West has quickly become one of the highest grossing films in China's box office history. That's not surprising, really, given the recent penchant for black comedy in... More »

International Teaser For Stephen Chow's JOURNEY TO THE WEST

More slapstick insanity ensues in the Taiwanese teaser for Stephen Chow's fantasy comedy Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons.  It features new footage of an incompetent demon hunter getting into all kinds of silly situations.  This marks the first... More »
By Al Young   

Get Behind The Scenes Of Stephen Chow's JOURNEY TO THE WEST

Huayi Bros have released a making-of video for Stephen Chow's Journey to the West with Chow directing Shu Qi in a comedic performance. It's amusing to see him get animated, but unfortunately he will be applying his "Mo lei tau"... More »
By Al Young   

Shu Qi Gets All Punchy In New Stills From Stephen Chow's JOURNEY TO THE WEST

While there is little denying that the second teaser for Stephen Chow's Journey To The West has left us little more than nonplussed with dodgy CGI, the one thing that did look good about that teaser was Shu Qi. And... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Second Teaser For Stephen Chow's JOURNEY TO THE WEST Features First Footage, Dodgy CGI

One thing is very clear about the upcoming box office duel between Stephen Chow's Journey To The West and Soi Cheang's The Monkey King. There's going to be a lot of dodgy CGI.Both based on the same popular legends, Cheang's... More »
By Todd Brown