Category Archives: Film

Classic Illustration Story of English Textbook Comes into Film

To Chinese who entered into Chinese middle school during the period from 1994 to 2001, when hearing the familiar names Li Lei and Han Meimei, it must be the English textbook which quickly occurs in his minds. The two micro films Li Lei, 2012...



Overheard 3 Reveals the Darkness of Real Estate Circle

The plot “wiretapping and anti-wiretapping” is always Hong Kong director’s favorite. This year, two directors Mai Zhaohui and Zhuang Wenqiang brought their classic film sequel Overheard 3 back to the big screen. Although Overheard 3 uses the plot wiretapping as well, the setting is...


Retributive Justice in Soul Transfer Station

To some believers, one of their beliefs is that a human’s soul goes to heaven or hell totally depending on what the man has done during his lifetime, while the subject what the micro-film Soul Transfer Station (灵魂中转站) narrates is just about that. Via...



The Thrilling Story of the Scariest House in Beijing

Although Halloween has passed, some people still miss the amusing festival. And a thriller The House That Never Dies (京城81号) can help them experience the horrible atmosphere again. With famous Hong Kong actor Wu Zhenyu and Taiwan actress Lin Xinru among its cast, the...


Chinese Opera Goes 3D for Big Screen

With Batman vs Superman, The Revenant and other popular films occupying cinemas around the city, a 3D remake of the classic Chinese opera The White-Haired Girl sneaked past viewers on March 25. Most Chinese children are familiar with the story of Yang Bialao, Huang...


Ip Man 3 Delivers on Action

Since Bruce Lee’s ascent to worldwide stardom, a number of Chinese action movie stars have built their careers on kung fu. While the little dragon is credited with having brought real martial arts to Chinese action cinema, the one who brought martial arts to...


Man from Macau Gathers Superstars for New Entry

The Man from Macau was the third movie to debut on February 8 this year. While the story has some connection with its two predecessors, most viewers declared it to be heavy on Hong Kong eye candy and light on substance. If the past...


New Monkey King Movie for Monkey Year

The Chinese lunar calendar assigns each year to a totem animal, and each year the film industry’s top marketers scramble to produce something designed to match up. 2016 is the year of the monkey, and it’s not difficult to imagine which character they will...