Ivana Wong stars as a highly intelligent but heart-broken police detective in this hilarious crime-comedy. Going undercover as a model in her new assignment, she goes on the search for the criminal with hilarious results.
Ivana Wong, Pakho Chau, Shiga Lin, Jacquelin Chong, Bob Lam, Ram Chiang
On the hottest day in fifty years, Keung (Louis Koo) hosted a celebration party as his fire alarm company's value exceeded 1 billion. An ex-firefighter who quitted three years ago and started his own business, Keung witnessed the occasion turning into a major disaster because of a dreadful phenomenon known as flashover. His office burst into flames without any sign and the joyful party became a panicky escape. The fire funneled up and ignited one floor after another as Keung and others were trapped in an inferno. Watching people die right on the spot, Keung re-discovered his repressed passion for saving life. He decided to bring people up to the refuge floor and wait for rescue. Meanwhile, he made a call to someone he had estranged from long ago – his elder brother Dai Kwan. Dai Kwan (Sean Lau), a chief fire captain, had arrived at the scene long ago and coordinated the rescue. Dai Kwan told Keung to follow an escape route but it didn't work without equipment, Keung then decided to take a chance and find his own way out. He was surprised to see Si Lok (Lee Sinje), Dai Kwan's wife, among the people. Keung considered her part of his family and would do anything to protect her.
Louis Koo, Sean Lau, Lee Sinje, Chen Si-cheng, Eddie Cheung
Legend has it that when two people meet at Lake Chrysanthemum, when the lake has dried up, they are destined to fall in love and stay together forever. This myth is put to the test when Kiki, the girl of everyone's dreams on campus, falls into the dried up Chrysanthemum Lake and is saved by university super nerd Wu Quan Shun.
Heiward Mak's latest parallels the real-life music scene with Joey Yung starring in the lead as a pop diva who has already locked down her status in the music scene, while new talent Mag Lam has always seen Joey as her goal to strive for. This tailor-made film reflects the pressures faced by a diva and aspirations of a newcomer to replace the status of diva which culminates in a price which she must pay.
After Goddess Nuwa (Zhang Zilin) sacrifices herself to save the mortal world, the mischievous Monkey King (Donnie Yen) comes into being from one of her crystals. Powerful and uncontrollable, Monkey King challenges the Jade Emperor (Chow Yun Fat) and causes an uproar in heaven, unwittingly creating an opportunity for the wicked Buffalo Demon King (Aaron Kwok) to wage war in heaven.
Jack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Surviving the ambush, Jack decides to lead his team on a fast-paced race around the world to beat the mercenaries to the treasure in this hilarious action-comedy.
Jackie Chan, Aarif Rahman, Zhang Yixing, Sonu Sood, Miya Muqi, Disha Patani, Amyra Dastur
Gil (Gillian Chung) is a vengeful girl who's just lost her boyfriend. Out of reckless anger, she joins the Fantastic Water Babes swimming competition against her romantic rival and her friends, even though she doesn't know how to swim. When celebrity swimmer Yuen (Alex Fong) doesn't follow through on his public promise to help her, Gil kidnaps him to Cheung Chau to make him teach her and her friends how to swim. With the entire community of Cheung Chau working to keep Yuen on the island, there is no escape for him. Yuen slowly comes to like the community and Gil, but will that make her give up her revenge plan?
About four hundred years ago, there was a little known island that China used as a penal colony. In time, Piao Dao (Floating Island), as it later was known, became a haven for traders and seafarers and a fiefdom of Master Hai, a learned strong man who famously refused to submit to the Ming government, angering the declining dynasty and earning himself and his men the epithet "The Hai Rebels." But Piao Dao thrived nonetheless, even attracting merchants and characters of all stripes from the mainland. As everywhere with a concentration of men and wealth, places to help them enjoy their successes naturally sprouted. Thus born the lively Flower Street, where the rich and the weary alike indulged fabulously in the pleasure of tenderness. Many of these transients never made it home and, instead, found their final resting place beneath the untamed soil of Piao Dao. Each year the islanders honored their memories by holding sacrificial rites on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month and the tradition, officially called the "Mid-Summer Fiesta," became one of the most important annual events. The highlight of the ceremony was a singing tribute by the best singing courtesans put forth from every brothel. Called "Singing Rites of the Courtesans," the girls soothed and comforted the displaced spirits with their magnificent voices. Along with the lustrous "Parade of the Courtesans," the ritual lit up the tiny paradise in the dark of the Pacific. But the good times came to an end when finally Ming soldiers wiped out The Hai Rebels and along with it the bustling port of trade. The distant memory of a penal colony devolved into a desolate leper's island. Legends has it that a frightful ghost ship filled with masked apparitions had commandeered the island as its anchorage and no one dare to step foot on it again.
With car chase sequences shot guerrilla style, without permits or road closures, throughout the public streets of Hong Kong late at night, "Motorway" is an action-packed drama that follows in the footsteps of Soi Cheang's last work, "Accident". This film stars Shawn Yue and Anthony Wong as a rookie police pursuit driver chasing down a legendary getaway driver through the streets of Hong Kong. Sean is an overconfident rookie in the Stealth Riders, a secret police unit consisting of the best drivers in the force that targets underworld racing and fugitives on the run. Jensen is a legendary getaway driver, who's never been caught before his retirement 15 years ago. When Sean chances upon Jensen one day, he thinks his day has finally come.
Superstar Sammi Cheng stars as a no-nonsense CEO who has been betrayed by her two-timing fiancee and sets out to find a sperm donor so that she can have a child with no attachments in this romantic-comedy.
Ha Yoon-ju (HAN Hyo-joo) who possesses crystal clear memory, keen observation, and utmost concentration skills, becomes the newest member to a unit within the Korean Police Forces Special Crime Unit (SCU) that specializes in surveillance activities on high profile criminals. She is assigned under Hwang Sang-jun (SEOL Kyung-gu), the veteran leader of the unit, who is rough, reckless, but warmhearted and known for his animal-like senses and intuition. The two gradually develop a close partnership when they attempt to track down James (JUNG Woo-sung), who is the cold-hearted leader of an armed criminal organization. Using his unmatched intelligence and strategy, James manages to evade their radar every time. Now, Hwang Sang-jun and Ha Yoon-ju must do everything they can in order to find him and stop him...
SEOL Kyung-gu, JUNG Woo-sung, HAN Hyo-joo, JIN Gyeong, LEE Jun-ho
There are pretty much triad films in Hong Kong, but Sylvia Chang brings new heart to the genre with her latest directorial effort Run Papa Run. Sylvia Chang ventures into the male-centric world of triads and fatherhood, and the result is one of the best Hong Kong films of 2008.