movie: LOVE (teaser)

You gotta hand it to Doze Niu for bringing together some of Taiwan’s top actors of this generation: Ethan Ruan, Mark Chao, Eddie Peng, Amber Kuo, Ivy Chen and Shu Qi, then throw in China’s Vicki Zhao. The result? You got a powerhouse cast and… L-O-V-E. But does Doze also have to appear? OK, he’s…

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…

movie: long happy summer day

The trailer for the supposed sequel to Summer Holiday is out and I am the more confused because it does not look like a sequel at all or did I just flunk my English? Sequel: something that follows; a continuation But well, this is in Mandarin, so I might be wrong and sequel might mean…

movie: another summer holiday

Twitter news have it that the sequel to Summer Holiday (2000)… that starred Sammi Cheng and Richie Ren… is now known as Love You You (previously Long Happy Summer Day) and stars Eddie Peng and Angelababy. Summer Holiday is one of my all-time favorite movies. Whenever the summer heat gets blinding and unbearable, I always…