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Heartbeat Love Episode 1 Recap

He sits down. Across from him, his companion slides over a plane ticket and a wrapped up camera, urging him to embark on the same trip he went over a year ago.

She sits down. Across from her, the camera records her every bit of hesitance as she musters the courage to say, “I’m going to be honest with you from now on.”

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Black & White prepares to hit the big screen (finally)

Beginning Nov 10th, the Black & White crew will gather together to film the much anticipated spin off movie. Roughly budgeted at 350 million TWD, the film is expected to complete production in 115 days and premiere next summer.

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“Crossing Hennessy” getting ready for April release

And so, the stills are coming out like bread crumbs, leading the way to the movie’s release.

I was intrigued base on the synopsis alone (read here), seeing the stills makes me anticipate it this much more.

Check them out:

Good chemistry, no?

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17 Movies You Might Want to See in 2010, Part 2

Last time I listed 10 out of the 17 movies that might be worth seeing this year. Now, we pick up where we left off with…

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17 Movies You Might Want to See in 2010, Part 1

2010 looks to be an exciting year for the Chinese film industry. There is a fairly large selection lined up for the year to come and at first glance, the quality is reasonably proportional to the quantity. (There are a few I’m quite excited about.) Without further ado, let’s take a look.

Note:

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but a compilation of the more heavily marketed films with either well known directors or actors. The movies are sequentially ordered by release date, not by preference.

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Bodyguards and Assassins Overview & Impression

Trailer

Verdict:

Great movie, one that will stay with you for a long time.

Overview:

Set in the tail end of Imperial China, the movie revolves around a small incident in history — Sun Yat-sen‘s trip to Hong Kong to discuss details of revolution against the Qing Dynasty. Due to the political sensitivity of the visit, revolutionary activists are called upon to protect Sun against assassins sent out by Empress Dowager Cixi.

Though situated at a time of political upheaval, the movie isn’t one that praises the revolutionary effort ad nauseam. It tells the story of ordinary people — the unsung heroes, whose involvement are driven by feelings more basic than superfluous visions of grandeur.

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