Our casting picks for Robert Ludlum’s ‘The Parsifal Mosaic’ Film Adaptation

The recent news that one of Robert Ludlum's novels is getting a big screen treatment got me curious and excited. Ludlum is best known by movie goers for his Bourne series, which was one of the most successful spy franchise in Hollywood. It's one of Ludlum's better books and also with big name talents behind …

Continue reading Our casting picks for Robert Ludlum’s ‘The Parsifal Mosaic’ Film Adaptation

Musings on Asian directors… why so few of them thrive in Hollywood?

I had just seen STOKER on Tuesday night, which inspires me to write about this post. Now, a lot of you know I was born in South East Asia but I moved to the US to go to college and has been staying here since. I feel like I need to preface this article by …

Continue reading Musings on Asian directors… why so few of them thrive in Hollywood?

Rental Pick: The Flowers of War (2011)

... Ruth's note: Thanks to FC's contributor Cecilia Rusli for this review. This film is now available on DVD/Blu-ray. View more information on the production of this movie as well as the trailer. ... It's been a long time since I've last seen a Chinese movie at the cinema as I am getting less interested …

Continue reading Rental Pick: The Flowers of War (2011)

Conspicuous Trailer of the Week: The Flowers of War

Earlier today, the international trailer to Christian Bale's epic WWII drama was released. Set in both Mandarin and English dialog, this is China's most expensive film ever to produce. According to THR, China’s Film Bureau has submitted it to the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film category. Well, considering this comes from an acclaimed Chinese director …

Continue reading Conspicuous Trailer of the Week: The Flowers of War

Weekend Viewing Roundup: House of Flying Daggers, Legend of the Guardians

It's kind of an uneventful weekend for me... it's just another super cold January day. And when I say cold, I mean face-numbing, ears-hurtin', still-freezing-my-@$$-off-despite-wearing-two-thick-layer-under-my-pants type of subzero temp. It's kinda depressing when someone said on the way home from work that "hey, it's actually 20 degrees 'warmer' than this morning" and it's barely 3 …

Continue reading Weekend Viewing Roundup: House of Flying Daggers, Legend of the Guardians

Upcoming Flix Spotlight: 13 Flowers of Nanjing

I just checked my Netflix queue and the next film scheduled to arrive is The House of Flying Daggers. I'm not much of a Kung Fu film fan but since someone told me it's centered on a love story (love triangle no less) and that it looks amazingly beautiful, I'm intrigued. On the same day …

Continue reading Upcoming Flix Spotlight: 13 Flowers of Nanjing