The Great Magician:
IF by some most evil dark magic every sino-actor drops off the earth and I can only keep one, I'll have a hard time btn Tony Leung and Sean Lau. Both of them are in this, plus I like PD Derek Yee. I do not seek out and watch everything Zhou Xun is in, but she's one terrific actress who almost never sell out doing crap. And I ended up watching everything she's in anyway. From everything I've seen/heard of, this is an exact replica of Illusionist/The Prestige. Innovative, I highly doubt it, but a fangirl is gonna fangirl! This will appear on screens across Asia mid Dec, AND it may appear on screens worldwide soon as well. *crossing fingers*
PLEASE, WKW *BEGS*!!! Enough of it already, just give me GRANDMASTER, whatever cut, scraps on ur editing room floor or toilet!! I'm going to not stare at the month that is in 2012, the lunar new year week and voodoo it to happen, but I'm not forgetting u leak out this 'tentatively'. Don't tease, it's been not funny since last year.
3. The Flying Swords of the Dragon Gate 3D
I swear I'm not going to watch this unless every breathing human being I know tells me this is excellent. I ADORE Tsui Hark for more than a decade, everything he did since the 80s till mid 90s I LOVED rabidly. If I have to come up with my top 10 HK movielist, half will be his gems (Aces Go Places, Shanghai Blues, Peking Opera Blues…and I've fallen in love with Nicky/Prince4 for the first time in The Lovers, still my fav crossdressing (doomed)romance). Then last decade, I swear and am witness (in my head, with hard evidence to build a case) he had an artistic lobotomy. I'm shell-shocked in disappointment watching some of his works lately *I use the word 'Dee' as opposite of 'Glee' *
And I've told myself numerous times I'll be strong and stay away even if it's starring four of my likes, ChunKun!, ZhouXun!, GuiLunMei!, JetLi!. ChunKun playing the hottest eunuch ever! GuiLunMei in Chinese Goth with moonswords!! But I'm still with PTSD over DetectiveDee. The trailers looked so goood! BTS awesome!! and posters, gorgeous! But $$$ will be wasted in all that 3D shit and the paychecks of the Alisters….. the last straw to kneel me over: artwork, an artist's impressions of the characters in the lovely HK manhua (manga) style. I've been painting since 5, so if you use Chinese brushwork on anything, my eyes will linger, mesh it with manga-style flare. SOLD!
Chen Kun *ZOMGGG!!!!*