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THE GOLDEN MONK (2017) short review

The eponymous golden monk of this Wong Jing quickie is the same folk hero played by Stephen Chow in Johnnie To’s The Mad Monk (1993), Buddhist monk Ji Gong. 189 more words

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Chasing the Dragon (2017)

When I learned that Wong Jing is the writer-director of Chasing the Dragon, I feared the worst. Seriously, his filmography is pretty splotchy, mostly filled with disposable contrived movies that you won’t remember much the moment you walk out of the cinema. 595 more words


Chasing the Dragon

Donnie Yen takes on a less physical, more dramatic role, opposite Andy Lau, reprising his Lee Rock character from the 90s. (at 11:44)

Unfortunately the audio is a little bit weak on the video, but you can listen to my review here (at 11:15)


Yen to Become a New Kind of "Dragon"

Donnie Yen is about to become a new kind of “Dragon”.

Out doing promotion for his upcoming crime drama Chasing the Dragon, Yen and… 295 more words


Whatever You Want: Wong Jing's Speed!


Directed by: Wong Jing

Written by: Wong Jing

Produced by: Mona Fong Yat-Wah

Cast: Anita Yuen, Michael Wong, Christy Chung, Jordan Chan, Mimi Chu Mai-Mai, Wu Fung, Sheila Chan, Law Kar-Ying, Wong Yat-Fei, Lynne Langdon, Tan Lap-Man, and Dave Lam Ching… 353 more words

Chinese Films

Theater-Goers in China Continue to Embrace Movies From Hong Kong

Chinese films directed by Hong Kong filmmakers have been faring much better in the theatrical box office in China than films helmed by mainland talents. This is occurring despite a decade of strong growth in the mainland film market. 646 more words



Wong Jing’s On His Majesty’s Secret Service is as narratively unfocused and packed with non-sequitur scenes as any of the rotund Hong Kong film kingpin’s comedies, but here is the gist of its ‘plot’: an Imperial Guard (Louis Koo) with no martial arts skills but a gift for scientific innovation becomes embroiled both in his fiancée’s (Barbie Hsu) plot to make him love her more by pretending she’s in love with a handsome hitman who’s actually a beautiful hitwoman (Liu Yang), and in an evil eunuch’s (Fan Siu Wong) plot to overthrow the emperor (Liu Yiwei), who is organizing a competition to find a worthy husband for his daughter (Song Jia). 135 more words

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