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[Entertainment News] Herman Yau teams with Francis Ng for crime actioner and black comedy

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Prolific Hong Kong director Herman Yau presented two new films of different genres at Chinese film company Er Dong Pictures' press conference held on March 19 at Filmart. After scoring a hit last year with Shock Wave, he continues in the police action genre with The Leaker.

In The Leaker, Francis Ng and Julian Cheung play police officers from Hong Kong and Malaysia who are investigating the same case involving the deaths of various people connected to a pharmaceutical company that is manufacturing the new medicine to curtail an epidemic breakout in Malaysia. In the midst of the investigation, they receive a video clip from a secret group called Leakers that exposes the

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[Editor’s Pick] BoA’s new sonic sphere

Every year, numerous newcomers pop up in the K-pop scene. To survive in the music battlefield, all singers – no matter how experienced or successful they are – have to adapt to their fans' ever-changing music tastes or they will be forgotten. Well aware of this harsh reality, BoA keeps surprising fans with trendsetting music and dancing that have established her as an undefeatable pop diva. After achieving an artistic breakthrough in 2015 with her first self-produced album Kiss My Lips, the songstress invents a new sonic sphere for her music cocktail One Shot, Two Shot. The deep house jam One Shot, Two Shot (Track 1) follows the dreamy and sensual vibe of Kiss My Lips. In the muted opening, ... Read More

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[Feature Articles] 12th Asian Film Awards Preview: The Nominated Films

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Written By: YumCha! Editorial Team
It's that time of the year again. Since 2007, Asian filmmakers have come together every March for the Asian Film Awards, a ceremony dedicated to celebrating the region's best films. This year, we're already up to the 12th edition, which will be held in Macau on March 17, 2018, at The Venetian Macao. Let's break down this year's nominated titles! Angels Wear White (China) Nominations: Best Film, Best New Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Newcomer, Best Original Music At a seaside hotel, a young staffer (Vicky Chen) witnesses a man forcibly entering the room of two girls, but she keeps silent to the police and tries to make some money with her knowledge. Meanwhile, the victims' parents ... Read More

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[Professional Review] Midnight Runners (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)

Korean writer-director Kim Ju-hwan (Koala, Goodbye My Smile) makes the step up from indie features to bigger-budgeted commercial fare with comedy actioner Midnight Runners, headlined by top young stars Park Seo-joon (Chronicles of Evil) and Kang Ha-neul (Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet). Following a couple of hot-headed young police academy cadets who start fighting crime on their own initiative, the film was both popular with audiences and a critical hit, being hailed as one of the Top 10 Films of the year by the Korean Association of Film Critics Awards as well as winning a number of nominations for Kim and his cast. The film opens with the rebellious risk-taker Ki-joon (Park Seo-joon) and ... Read More

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[Professional Review] Mon Mon Mon Monsters (2017) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)

Although Taiwanese author and filmmaker Giddens Ko is best known for romantic fare such as his massively popular 2011 directorial debut You are the Apple of My Eye, Café. Waiting. Love and the likes, he has also shown a talent for tapping into the darker side of the human psyche, as seen with his writing on the deliriously crazed The Tenants Downstairs. Perhaps it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise then that , his second outing behind the camera, sees him sticking to the shadows with a wild tale about an unpleasant gang of youths who manage to capture and imprison a flesh-eating monster, with gruesome results. Written especially for the screen by Ko, the film follows Lin Shu Wei (Deng ... Read More

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[Entertainment News] 2018 Hong Kong International Film Festival announces program

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The program for the 42nd Hong Kong International Film Festival was revealed on February 28. Two Taiwan features have been selected as the opening films: new-generation filmmaker Jay Chen's Omotenashi starring Japanese star Tanaka Rena and Taiwan actor Wang Bo Chieh and the suspense film Xiao Mei produced by Chung Mong Hong and directed by Maren Hwang. The third installment of Japanese auteur Yamada Yoji's What a Wonderful Family! series serves as the closing film.

This year's Filmmaker in Focus is legendary actress Brigitte Lin. The festival will show 14 films that she starred in, including the remastered version of her 1973 debut work Outside the Window, Love

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[Entertainment News] Kore-eda Hirokazu’s The Third Murder sweeps 41st Japan Academy Prize

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Kore-eda Hirokazu's The Third Murder swept the top awards at the 41st Japan Academy Prize held on March 2. The courtroom suspense drama, which had led with ten nominations, won Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Yakusho Koji, Best Supporting Actress for Hirose Suzu and Best Editing. Yuasa Masaaki's The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl won Animation of the Year.

Suda Masaki took his first Best Actor prize for his performance in Part One of Kishi Yoshiyuki's two-part Wilderness, while Aoi Yu won Best Actress for her role in Shiraishi Kazuya's Numata Mahokaru-based drama Birds Without Names. Harada Masato's war epic Sekigahara,

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[Professional Review] I Have Myself

It has been a long time since a C-pop newcomer stirred eager anticipation in both the Cantopop and Mandopop scenes, but Janice Yan is an exception. Born to a musical family, the singer received attention on One Million Star seven years ago. Many fans had been waiting for her album and official debut for years. After releasing various movie and drama-related singles and starring in a large-scale musical, Janice finally launches her first album I Have Myself with the support of her record label HIM International Music. The album features ten songs in total: nine Mandarin songs and one Cantonese song. The main tracks "One in a Million" and "Grim Reaper" share the same melody and are plugged in ... Read More

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[Entertainment News] Kong Hyo Jin & Ryu Jun Yeol combat traffic crimes in new action film

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Kong Hyo Jin (Single Rider), Ryu Jun Yeol (A Taxi Driver) and Jo Jung Suk (My Annoying Brother) set off an exciting car chase in the forthcoming film Bbaengban, the second feature of Coin Locker Girl director Han Jun Hee. The action drama revolves around the crime-fighting efforts of a group of dedicated traffic officers in the hit-and-run task force.

Kong Hyo Jin will take on her first police role as Eun Shi Yeon, who gets demoted to a hit-and-run investigation team. The team also includes instinct-driven officer Min Jae (Ryu Jun Yeol) and supportive leader Woo Sun Young (Jeon Hye Jin, The Merciless). Jo Jung Suk (My Annoying Brother) portrays

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[Entertainment News] Hyukoh, Kang Tae Gu & BTS win at 15th Korean Music Awards

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Hyukoh and rising singer-songwriter Kang Tae Gu swept the top prizes at the 15th Korean Music Awards in Seoul on February 28. The biggest winner Kang Tae Gu garnered Album of the Year and Best Folk Album with his debut album bleu, as well as Best Folk Song with the titular song "bleu." Hyukoh also took three prizes including Song of the Year and Best Modern Rock Song (Tomboy) and Best Modern Rock Album (23). BTS became the first idol group to be crowned Musician of the Year at the Korean Music Awards.

Blues rock trio Se So Neon was named Rookie of the Year and won Best Rock Song with "The Wave." IU, who had led with five nominations, prevailed in the Best Pop Album category

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