the classic in hong kong

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Into the Badlands is AMC’s new genre-bending martial arts series that is loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. The show stars Hong Kong film star and master martial arts filmmaker Daniel Wu.

A high-octane fantasy story filled with martial arts action, this series is about an unlikely band of adventurers who embark on a quest through this futuristic world in search of a better life…

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Rouge (胭脂扣). Dir. Stanley Kwan. 1988.

An adaptation from the novel by Lilian Lee, Rouge is part period drama, part ghost story, melding together elements of romance and the supernatural to slowly unveil a moving story about the inevitability of change. Fleur, an alluring courtesan working at a flourishing brothel in 1930s Hong Kong, falls madly in love with the 12th Master, Chan Chen-pang, who comes from a wealthy family. Their torrid, doomed love affair comes to an end when, realizing they can never be together, the two decide to commit suicide by overdosing on opium. 

The film travels between flashbacks to the 1930s, and scenes set in present-day 1980s Hong Kong, where Fleur returns as a ghost after spending 50 years in the afterlife waiting for the 12th Master. Believing that he is still alive, Fleur searches for her lover among the strange, unfamiliar streets that used to be her home, and grapples with the realization that both her lover and the Hong Kong she once knew could be long gone.

Rouge stars Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung, two wildly successful Cantopop idols at the time, whose performances in this film established their acting potential. A classic of 1980s Hong Kong cinema, Rouge will forever be remembered for its two stars, and in retrospect its eerily fateful storyline, as both Anita and Leslie ultimately passed away in the same year.

Disney Blog Following Spree!

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mirrorfalls  asked:

How would you structure Cassandra Cain: The Animated Series? More particularly, do you think some sort of NML adaptation is necessary?

They were actually, back when the DC Animated Movies were first happening, going to actually make a NML adaptation and it looked amazing but DC decided to make things crappy instead. You can read more about it and other aborted pitches here. I just like to remind people of these so I have an opportunity to show off the production sketches that are awesome and Cass was so close to being animated it hurts me.

My poor darling.

Okay back to your original question, I don’t actually feel like, given the core of Cass’ solo series and how little impact No Man’s Land was allowed to have on the Batman mythos proper (read: none, it had no lasting effect besides the permanent murder of a female character, imagine, Joker didn’t even keep his limp), I’d say it’s totally possible to structure a Cass Cain Batgirl series with her introduction being something new.

I’d probably borrow a lot from the Batman Beyond formula, with the first season having a 3-part introduction to Cass, Babs as Oracle, and Batman pushing people away from himself in the wake of traumas, that would end with Cass becoming Batgirl and Bruce begrudgingly accepting a new member of the family mostly at Barbara’s insistence.

From that point forward I’d have a Teen Titans (2003) ((or, more in my mind, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003))) structure where the episodes are seemingly stand alone with a seasonal arc. For Cass, the obvious first arc I would personally make would not be about facing Shiva, but the arrest of her father. This would tie into Cass choosing her new found family and affirming that she deserves it, while also having an arc where (vaguely similar to Bamtan: Murderer?/Fugitive) Cain sets Bruce up to prove he’s not worthy of being Cass’ adopted father and Bruce proving himself not just to Cain, but to his whole family. Lots of intros to Steph (third most reappearing supporting character after Babs and Bruce), Tim, Dick, and eventually more characters as the season goes on (Birds of Prey, eventually Damian and the al Ghuls, Rebirth characters like Harper, Duke, Luke, etc.).

Second season would be more like an homage to the classic hero’s journey of Hong Kong action fare with lots of homages to Chinese cinema like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and House of Flying Daggers, that culminate in the season arc with Cass vs. Shiva.

Tones of redemption and self-loathing will still have a part of the narrative, but since this will be directed toward more all-ages, they’ll definitely be secondary to Cass consistently teaching lessons of compassion and understanding, even to her opponents, rather than focus on necessarily a death wish, though that will still play a part in her fight with Shiva once it comes – for mature viewers who are paying attention. 

Third season would have a new tonal shift that has to do with refocusing Cassandra’s main motivations around learning how to use her civilian identity as Cassandra Wayne, perhaps her and Damian having to figure out Gotham Academy together, and in general learning how to have a “life” outside of crimefighting, which would have been an underlying theme before this through Barbara anyway. Her main villain would tie into this with the seasonal arc culminating with a oft forgotten (but much loved by me) Detective Comics villain known as Facade, whose going to obviously tie into those ideas of identity and how true to yourself you can be as a teenager who saves the world secretly.

I could literally write ten seasons of this series, so I’m going to end this here XD But thank you very much for asking.

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NEW - Gong Yoo spotted out in Hong Kong on May 4 2017

□ google translate □

New arrives in the hundred hits Gong Yoo arrived in Hong Kong, will be held two days in Hong Kong to attend the event, at 7:40 pm he left the hotel, a large array of seven cars out, more than 30 people went to the Central package Eat, 8 o'clock, Gong Hyo Jin surprise appeared, into the restaurant and friends meal Syria, it is learned that she secretly went to Hong Kong, is expected to meet for the guests will be in the fan meeting, to reproduce the “Biscuit Teacher Star Candy ” classic CP, the benefit of Hong Kong Lucky fans.

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FOUNTAINHEAD OF FASHION
Hugo Woddis by Olivier Yoan
PEAK HONG KONG August 2015

(1) Ermenegildo Zegna (2)  Gieves & Hawkes (3) Versace
(4) Canali, shirt Hugo Boss (5) Etro, shirt Paul Smith (6) Ralph Lauren

Totally Earnest Musical Suggestions For New Figure Skating Programs #2: In The Mood For Love

Originally posted by foxesandfiends

Movie soundtracks are always in vogue when it comes to figure skating. They come with clear stories, often about love, especially when used by pairs or ice dancers. However, sometimes it feels like the same few movies are always getting chosen, mostly from major Hollywood films. So instead of another Love Story or Doctor Zhivago or even Elizabeth: The Golden Age, why not the beautiful, melancholy theme from celebrated Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai’s classic In The Mood For Love?

The main theme is in waltz time, so it could be used as Short Dance material, but I also very much see it as a good choice for pairs such as Sui/Han or as a free dance for the likes of Papadakis/Cizeron, Weaver/Poje or Virtue/Moir. Or perhaps even for a particularly artistic singles skater such as Shoma Uno, Mikhail Kolyada, Karen Chen or Carolina Kostner.

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The Monkey King 2 三打白骨精

is an upcoming Hong Kong action fantasy film based on the classic novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en. It is a sequel to the 2014 box office hit The Monkey King with Cheang Pou-soi returning as director and Sammo Hung as action director, whom replaces Donnie Yen’s duty from the previous installment. Film stars Aaron Kwok, who portrayed the main antagonist in the previous installment, as the film’s titular protagonist, whom also replaces Yen from the previous installment. The film will be shot in 3D and will be released on 8 February 2016, the first day of the Chinese New Year holiday period.  

Aaron Kwok as Sun Wukong, the Monkey King    Gong Li as Baigujing    Feng Shaofeng as Tang Sanzang    Xiaoshenyang as Zhu Bajie    Him Law as Sha Wujing