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Film Review: The House That Never Dies: Reawakening (2017) by Joe Chien

After the enormous success of the original, a return to the Zhisheng household was assured as this sequel returns to the cursed house for yet another impressive installment. Now helmed by rising Chinese genre director Joe Chien, this new opus arrives on DVD and digital from WellGo USA on December 4.

A hundred years after the mysterious murders of the entire Zhisheng household, cultural relic restorer Song Teng arrives at the scene to investigate the strange claims that the house is haunted. When his duties force his wife Doctor He Fei to spend their anniversary at the house alongside his assistant Lao Yin, she suddenly begins to experience strange images and phenomenon while in the house. The more she spends in the house, the more she finds herself manipulated by the spirits of the past, including Xie Meiying as their lives interconnect in a very dangerous method, forcing
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“The House That Never Dies: Reawakening” Debuts on Digital & DVD December 4

The sequel to the 2014 hit film “The House That Never Dies” and based on true events that took place at the spookiest of Beijing’s Four Oriental Haunted Houses, “The House That Never Dies: Reawakening” debuts on digital and DVD December 4 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Starring Joan Chen, Julian Cheung (“The Grandmaster”), Mei Ting (“Blind Massage”) and Gillian Chung (“Ip Man: The Final Fight”), the story takes place a hundred years after a mutiny by warlords in Beijing when an expert in cultural relics encounters supernatural phenomena at the mansion on 81 Chaoyangmennei Street.

Synopsis:

A hundred years after the mysterious murders of the entire Zhisheng household, a cultural relic restorer Song Teng experiences strange events at the ancient mansion. After discovering baby skeletons and weird spells, the intricate weaving of the past and present begin to emerge and reveals a haunting tale of the wrongly deceased
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China box office: 'L Storm' holds off openers for second week on top

China box office: 'L Storm' holds off openers for second week on top
The Hong Kong thriller pipped Chin Ka Lok’s ‘Golden Job’.

China’s September box office continued its weak run despite coinciding with the first two days of the three-day Mid-Autumn festival holidays last weekend.

Last week’s box office (Sep 17-23) was the fifth lowest week in 2018, although it picked up a little from the week before, with five new films entering the charts.

Hong Kong anti-corruption crime thriller L Storm, starring Louis Koo and Julian Cheung, stayed top for the second week with $23.6m for $52.8m after 10 days.

It was slightly ahead of Golden Job, another Hong Kong film,
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'The Nun' stays top of international pile on $35m (update)

The House With A Clock In Its Walls opens top in UK; Searching is fourth highest Hollywood thriller in South Korea.

September 24 Update: Warner Bros’ horror hit The Nun held off Fox’s The Predator for the second consecutive weekend to lead international box office thanks to a $3m session that boosted the running total to $192.1m.

The Predator used a $15.7m session to climb to $54.9m, while Universal’s Johnny English Strikes Again grossed $18m for an early $22.9m, The House With A Clock In Its Walls opened top in the UK, Searching became fourth highest Hollywood thriller of all time in South Korea,
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'The Nun' stays top of international pile on $35.4m

The House With A Clock In Its Walls opens top in UK; Searching is fourth highest Hollywood thriller in South Korea.

Warner Bros’ horror hit The Nun held off Fox’s The Predator for the second consecutive weekend to lead international box office thanks to a $35.4m session that boosted the running total to $191.7m.

The Predator used a $15.3m session to climb to $54.5m, while Universal’s Johnny English Strikes Again grossed $17.2m for an early $22.1m, The House With A Clock In Its Walls opened top in the UK, Searching became fourth highest Hollywood thriller of all time in South Korea,
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'The Nun' stays top of international pile on $35.4m

The House With A Clock In Its Walls opens top in UK; Searching is fourth highest Hollywood thriller in South Korea.

Warner Bros’ horror hit The Nun held off Fox’s The Predator for the second consecutive weekend to lead international box office thanks to a $35.4m session that boosted the running total to $191.7m.

The Predator used a $15.3m session to climb to $54.5m, while Universal’s Johnny English Strikes Again grossed $17.2m for an early $22.1m, The House With A Clock In Its Walls opened top in the UK, Searching became fourth highest Hollywood thriller of all time in South Korea,
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'The Nun' stays top of Hollywood's international pile on $35.4m

The House WIth A Clock In Its Walls opens top in UK; Searching is fourth highest Hollywood thriller in South Korea.

Warner Bros’ horror hit The Nun held off Fox’s The Predator for the second consecutive weekend to lead Hollywood at international box office thanks to a $35.4m session that boosted the running total to $191.7m.

The Predator used a $15.3m session to climb to $54.5m, while Universal’s Johnny English Strikes Again grossed $17.2m for an early $22.1m, The House With A Clock In Its Walls opened top in the UK, Searching became fourth highest Hollywood thriller of all time in South Korea,
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China box office: Hong Kong thriller 'L Storm' overtakes 'Mission: Impossible – Fallout'

aSeptember slowdown in China continues.

With half the month gone, September has been quite soft compared to the sizzling summer season. Last week’s box office (Sep 10-16) plunged further by about 23% week-on-week, representing the third slowest week in 2018.

Opening top, Hong Kong anti-corruption crime thriller L Storm blew away with $28.9m from its three-day weekend (including previews), the biggest debut of the Icac franchise that began with Z Storm and S Storm. This third installment reunites producer Raymond Wong and director David Lam with actor Louis Koo and Julian Cheung, with Kevin Cheng and Stephy Tang joining the cast.
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'The Nun' scrapes past 'The Predator' to lead international box office

The Meg crosses $500m worldwide.

Warner Bros/New Line’s horror The Nun held off the challenge of Fox’s new arrival The Predator by approximately $400,000 to retain its international box office title, earning an estimated $33.1m to boost the running total to $143.6m after two weekends.

The Predator came in at $30.7m, while The Meg crossed $500m worldwide, Ant-Man And The Wasp crossed $400m at the international box office, and Disney executives said the studio has already attained its second highest global annual gross of all time.

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Horror hit The Nun stands at $228.7m worldwide
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Badass Trailer For Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan's Action Thriller Final Score

35,000 lives. 90 minutes. No extra time. 

Saban Films has released the full trailer for their upcoming action movie Final Score. The film stars Dave BautistaPierce Brosnan, and Ray Stevenson. It definitely looks like a badass action thriller worth checking out!

The movie is set in a football stadium in England. When a group of heavily armed criminals takes control of the stadium while it's packed with 35,000 spectators, ex-soldier Michael Knox (Bautista) is forced to use skills from his military background and everything at his disposal to save the hostages, including the life of a fallen comrade's daughter.

The film was directed by Scott Mann and written by Jonathan Frank, and brothers David T. Lynch and Keith Lynch.

The movie also stars Lucy Gaskell, Julian Cheung, Lara Peake, Alexandra Dinu, and Ralph Brown.

The film will hit theaters and on September 14th, 2018.
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Final Score Trailer: Bautista Beats on Terrorists in a Bomb-Rigged Stadium

Final Score Trailer: Bautista Beats on Terrorists in a Bomb-Rigged Stadium
The trailer for Final Score has arrived from Sky Cinema, and it looks like a big mashup between Speed and Taken. There's a bomb in a stadium and only Dave Bautista can save the day. But he has to save his 13-year-old god daughter first.

Dave Bautista hasn't quite made a name for himself as an action star. He's better known for his role as Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Here, he doesn't have to wear green make-up. Instead, he is playing an everyman in a ball cap trying to enjoy the game. But some terrorists are making that simply impossible.

Michael Knox (Bautista) is an ex-soldier who must use all his military skills to save the 35,000 capacity crowd at a major sporting event, one of which is the daughter of his fallen comrade, when the stadium is suddenly seized by a group of heavily armed criminals demanding ransom.

Final Score Trailer: Bautista Beats on Terrorists in a Bomb-Rigged Stadium

Final Score Trailer: Bautista Beats on Terrorists in a Bomb-Rigged Stadium
The trailer for Final Score has arrived from Sky Cinema, and it looks like a big mashup between Speed and Taken. There's a bomb in a stadium and only Dave Bautista can save the day. But he has to save his 13-year-old god daughter first.

Dave Bautista hasn't quite made a name for himself as an action star. He's better known for his role as Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Here, he doesn't have to wear green make-up. Instead, he is playing an everyman in a ball cap trying to enjoy the game. But some terrorists are making that simply impossible.

Michael Knox (Bautista) is an ex-soldier who must use all his military skills to save the 35,000 capacity crowd at a major sporting event, one of which is the daughter of his fallen comrade, when the stadium is suddenly seized by a group of heavily armed criminals demanding ransom.
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Teaser Trailer for Renny Harlin's 'Legend of the Ancient Sword' Movie

Nothing like some campy Chinese fantasy action to start the day, right? The first teaser trailer has debuted online for a new Chinese fantasy-adventure-action film directed by action veteran Renny Harlin titled Legend of the Ancient Sword. Based on the video game "Gu Jian Qi Tan 2", the film centers around a young student of a lost martial arts form (called "Yan") who heads out from his hometown to find a great master. The main cast includes Leehom Wang, Victoria Song, Godfrey Gao, Karena Ng, Julian Cheung, Archie Kao, Ada Liu, and Li Yan. This looks pretty much exactly like it sounds: packed with CGI action, vibrant sets, eccentric characters, and a flaming "ancient" sword. Have fun. Here's the first teaser trailer for Renny Harlin's Legend of the Ancient Sword, direct from YouTube: Due to a fateful occurrence, Yue Wuyi leaves home. ...
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Exclusive Image of Dave Bautista in Final Score

When Dave Bautista is not appearing as Guardian of the Galaxy Drax the Destroyer along with his Avengers chums, one of the nicest men in the business is keeping busy with a number of high profile roles. Having plied his trade in the likes of Spectre, Heist and Bushwick, the actor has recently impressed in Denis Villenueve’s Blade Runner 2049 and Drew Pearce’s intriguing Hotel Artemis.

We’ve got a neat little world exclusive image from Bautista’s forthcoming action thriller Final Score for you today. The film is directed by Scott Mann (Bautista’s director on Heist) from a script by David T. Lynch and Keith Lynch. Here’s a little taste of what’s to come…

The elevator pitch is Die Hard in a football stadium, and if there’s anyone who can save 35,000 people trapped by terrorists it’s Bautista. West Ham fans will notice
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China box office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' opens with massive $121.7m

China box office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' opens with massive $121.7m
The blockbuster opens 21% bigger than its predecessor.

Taking full advantage of the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holidays which began on Saturday, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom raided the Chinese box office with $121.7m from its three-day opening weekend.

This represented the fourth highest three-day debut for an imported film and Universal’s second highest debut in China, behind The Fate Of The Furious. As its opening was about 21% bigger than that of its predecessor, it is expected to break a new record for the popular franchise.

Opening one week ahead of its North American premiere, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s strong
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Filmart: China 3D Digital Entertainment launches three new features

Filmart: China 3D Digital Entertainment launches three new features
New titles include Herman Yau’s action pic Death Notify with Julian Cheung and Louis Koo.

China 3D Digital Entertainment has launched three new feature titles at Filmart: director Herman Yau’s crime action film Death Notify, Christopher Sun’s thriller Deception Of The Novelist and action drama Deception Of The Novelist, directed and produced by Roy Chow.

Death Notify follows an elite police task force hunting a vigilante serial killer. The film features Julian Cheung, Louis Koo, Francis Ng, Myolie Wu and Pakho Chau.

Deception Of The Novelist follows a young successful writer who gets embroiled in the
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Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See S Storm in Cinemas!

S Storm is the sequel to the 2014 Hong Kong corruption thriller Z Storm. Director David Lam returns and the cast this time includes Louis Koo, Julian Cheung and Vic Chou.    Thanks to Magnum Films, we have Five double passes for the film to give away to our readers.    For a chance to win, all you have to do is to follow these two steps:   1) Like the Magnum Film Facebook page, and   2) Email your name and postal address to me at: hugo[at]screenanarchy.com   S Storm will open in Australian cinemas on September 15 and this competition will close at 3pm on September 14. Good luck!    ...

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Brosnan, Bautista Join "Final Score"

Pierce Brosnan will join Dave Bautista, Julian Cheung and Alexandra Dinu in the Scott Mann-directed "Final Score" for Highland Film Group.

Written by brothers Lynch and Jonathan Frank, the story takes place at a major sporting event during which the stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals demanding ransom. An ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save the capacity crowd including the daughter of his fallen comrade.

Marc Goldberg, Robert Jones, James Harris, Mark Lane, and Wayne Marc Godfrey are producing the film which begins shooting August 8th in London.

Most of the filming will take place at Upton Park Stadium, home of West Ham United club who are relocating to Olympic Stadium in East London next season. The venue will be handed over to a British property developer following production.

Source: Highland Film Group
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Pierce Brosnan joins Dave Bautista in 'Final Score'

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Pierce Brosnan joins Dave Bautista in 'Final Score'
Production to get underway at West Ham’s former Upton Park stadium on August 8.

Pierce Brosnan will star alongside Dave Bautista in Scott Mann thriller Final Score, which is due to get underway in the UK at West Ham’s Upton Park stadium on August 8, 2016.

Alexandra Dinu (Red Valentine) and Julian Cheung (The Grandmaster) will co-star.

Signature Entertainment’s Marc Goldberg is producing alongside The Fyzz Facility’s Robert Jones, James Harris, Mark Lane, and Wayne Marc Godfrey.Babak Eftekhari will co-produce, with Elizabeth Williams executive producing.

Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier will handle global sales and serve as executive producers alongside Mark Canton, Courtney Solomon, Zac Adler and West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan.

The Gersh Agency is co-representing Us rights.

Written by The Brothers Lynch and Jonathan Frank, Final Score takes place at a major sporting event, during which the stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals demanding
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Media Asia touts Break Up 100, Triumph

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Media Asia touts Break Up 100, Triumph
Hong Kong’s Media Asia has unveiled a slate of new productions at Filmart, including Lawrence Cheng’s romantic comedy Break Up 100 and a big screen adaptation of hit TV series Triumph In The Sky.

Co-directed by Wilson Yip and Matt Chow, Triumph In The Sky is produced by Tommy Leung and will star Julian Cheung, Francis Ng and Louis Koo.

Starring Ekin Cheng and Chrissie Chau, Break Up 100 tells the story of couple who try to run a business together after breaking up and reuniting 99 times.

The slate also includes Johnnie To’s Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2, starring Koo, Miriam Yeung and Vic Chou, along with romantic drama She Remembers, He Forgets, directed by Adam Wong (The Way We Dance) and produced by Teddy Robin and Saville Chan.

In addition, Leon Lai is making his directorial debut for Media Asia with action drama Wine War, in which he also stars. Lai is also
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