[music] earfun, kiitekudasai [4]

Kiritani Kenta’s Umi no Koe, Judy and Mary’s Overdrive and Andy Lau’s Forget Love Potion.

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movie: NEW WORLD, re-imagining INFERNAL AFFAIRS

[Contains spoilers] It’s not accurate to say that Korea’s NEW WORLD is a remake of Hong Kong’s INFERNAL AFFAIRS even though that’s how it was dubbed. It does pay tribute to the original but it offers new twists and angles.     It can’t be helped though, especially for an IA fan like me, to…

look who are back together: Andy & Sammi

Hong Kong onscreen golden couple Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng are back… and in a Johnnie To film: BLIND DETECTIVE.       The trio worked together in NEEDING YOU, LOVE ON A DIET and YESTERDAY ONCE MORE. LOVE ON A DIET and NEEDING YOU were like my Asian Film 101 when I was just…

Golden Horse 2011: first-hand account, sorta

(Dateline Taipei part 3) It was my first Golden Horse Awards ceremony live experience and while I’m thankful for the privilege of being in the seated audience, I would still have preferred to be out there on the red carpet shooting pictures. I had my DSLR camera with me but it was all for nothing…

Golden Horse 2011: Andy vs Eddie, Shu Qi vs Deanie

It’s turning out to be one very star-studded night at the Golden Horse Awards–the so-called Chinese Oscars–on November 26, that is if the nominees show up. Consider this: Andy vs Eddie, Shu Qi vs Deanie. Andy Lau is nominated for best actor for A Simple Life together with his co-star Deanie Yip who won best…

six couple types, Asian version

UK-based Psychologies magazine recently came up with six couple types, which if one truly understands the dynamics involved in each kind of relationship, would result in happier love lives. I’ve thought of Asian couples to illustrate each type. 1. Cat and dog This type of couple constantly fight in private and in public but the…