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Abominable Trailer: A Yeti Adventure from DreamWorks Animation

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Ready for the Yeti? DreamWorks Animation has released the first teaser trailer and poster for Abominable, which is coming to a theater near you this fall. The animated comedy adventure follows a young girl and her snow loving Bigfoot as they set off on an incredible journey across the globe to discover the true meaning of family. You can find your own way on September 27.

Big. Bigger. Abominable. DreamWorks Animation has shared their newest 3D Comedy-Adventure in theaters this September, from the creators of the blockbuster franchise How to Train Your Dragon. DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio's co-production Abominable takes audiences on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes.

When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him "Everest" and
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Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings Available on Digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD

Director Tsui Hark (The Taking of Tiger Mountain) brings back the popular hero in the smash hit wuxia fantasy franchise for Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings, coming to digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD November 13 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Set during the Tang dynasty, the third film in the action-packed, martial arts franchise finds the intrepid detective defending himself from the Empress while looking to recover a magical weapon. Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings has Mark Chao (Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon) returning in the title role, with Feng Shaofeng (The Monkey King franchise),  Lin Gengxin (The Taking of Tiger Mountain),  Ethan Juan (The Guillotines),  Ma Sichun (Goldbuster) and  Carina Lau (Detective Dee franchise) rounding out the cast.

A bold and exciting new entry into the smash hit wuxia fantasy franchise from master action director Tsui Hark, Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings sees
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Three Dee Movie Collection On DVD November 13 Exclusively at Walmart

For the first time, all three of Tsui Hark’s (“The Taking of Tiger Mountain”) Detective Dee films are available in one awesome collection exclusively at Walmart on November 13. The bold and exciting smash hit wuxia fantasy franchise from master action director Tsui Hark tell the story of Detective Dee, one of the most celebrated officials of the Tang Dynasty, who is tasked by the Empress to solve a series of inexplicable murders and mysteries.

Included in the collection are “Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Sea Dragon” (Well Go USA), “Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame” (Shout Factory) and “Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings” (Well Go USA). The collection sells for $34.98 Srp.

Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame (2010)

A bizarre mystery brings together the most powerful woman in China. The soon-to-be-Empress Wu Zetian (Carina Lau) and a formerly exiled detective, Dee Renjie
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Wong Kar Wai’s Block 2 hires Virginia Leung as head of sales (exclusive)

Leung will be handling international sales on Venice title Jinpa and Jingle Ma’s Euro Raiders for Block 2.

Wong Kar Wai’s Block 2 Distribution Co is moving into international distribution with the appointment of Virginia Leung as head of international sales.

Leung started her career with Hong Kong-based Media Asia in 1995 and later worked in international sales at Universe Films Distribution and Mandarin Films.

In 2008, she joined the newly-launched Distribution Workshop as sales chief, working on titles such as A Simple Life, The Taking Of Tiger Mountain and Operation Mekong. She left the company earlier this year when its international operations relocated to Taiwan.
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Film Review: ‘Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings’

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Film Review: ‘Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings’
Sorcery and delusions of power are the dominant themes of “Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings,” the third and most spectacular of the Chinese franchise about a real-life sleuth of the Tang dynasty. This time the hero uncovers a court conspiracy in which conjurers of illusions play a deadly role, a pretext for director Tsui Hark to run amok with visual effects while slipping in his usual political innuendoes about Machiavellianism and mind-control. On the level of pure popcorn entertainment, there’s not a thing one can fault the 3D megabuster for, and it should steamroll other domestic competition in the summer domestic market while satisfying Tsui’s longtime followers.

At 68, the Hong Kong genre maestro’s childlike imagination and technical inventiveness seems inexhaustible. The script, co-written by Tsui with Chang Chialu, who also teamed up for the last two chapters of the franchise (“Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom
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Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings review – another case for China's Sherlock

Tsui Hark’s third action-comedy fantasy about the Tang dynasty-era investigator has creaky effects and a lack of logic but its energy is undeniable

This Chinese blockbuster, the third in a series, is an improvement on 2011’s Mystery of the Phantom Flame but doesn’t make enough advances to have Hollywood quaking in its Louboutins yet. Mark Chao shows flashes of wry charisma as Dee Renjie, the semi-mythical Tang dynasty official who, as head of the “Bureau of Investigations”, is styled here as half-Sherlock, half Q-style gadget man, signed off with a neat Poirot-ish tache. Dee finds himself in a tight spot when Emperor Gaozong presents him with the mighty Dragon-Taming Mace and instructions to protect the kingdom from scheming Empress Wu (Carina Lau); she hires a group of mystics from the jiang hu underworld, ancient China’s equivalent of the dodgy boozer, to take it back.

Tsui Hark,
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Tsui Hark’s “Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings” in UK Cinemas from 27 July 2018, courtesy of Cine Asia.

Legendary director Tsui Hark returns to direct the third film in the immensely successful series, which has racked up over Usd$200m at the box office and bagged 20+ major award nominations with a star-studded cast that is just as award-worthy. “Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings” is coming to UK cinemas 27th July. Keep updated online:


Detective Dee (Mark Chao) is appointed by Emperor Gaozong to protect the Tang Dynasty from rival Empress Wu (Carina Lau) and is bestowed with the magical Dragon Taming Mace. Wu orders Yuchi Zhenjin (Feng Shaofeng) of the Golden Gard to recruit five mystics and task them with stealing the threatening Mace, the consequence of which is capital punishment for Dee.

Storming the Department of Investigation, Wu orders a demonstration of sorcery power which goes horrifically wrong with deadly consequences. In the confusion, Yuchi Zhenjin is seen killing colleagues of the Golden Gard.
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Tsui Hark Enjoys New Year At The Box Office

The Taking of Tiger Mountain is Tsui Harks latest movie in the directors chair, a 3D movie based on a conflict between a People’s Liberation Army and a gang in northeast China, during the Chinese revolution.

The movie led the way at the top of the box office over the new year which grossed $51.29 million in its opening six days of release. Tiger Mountain notched up 211,787 screenings and 7.6 million admissions, according to data from Entgroup.

Love on the Cloud, a romantic comedy came in second place grossing $23.17 million within five days, followed by Gone With the Bullets, Fleet of Time, The Nut Job and Meet Miss Anxiety.

Tsui Hark has directed many movies over the years, some include:

Zu: Warriors From The Magic Mountain (1983)

Shanghai Blues (1984)

The Big Heat (1988)

Once Upon A Time In China (1991)

The Blade (1995)

Double Team (1997)

Detective Dee – The Mystery Of Phantom Flame (2010)

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Oscar Isaac & Jessica Chastain’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ Leads Specialty Openers: Preview

Oscar Isaac & Jessica Chastain’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ Leads Specialty Openers: Preview
A24’s A Most Violent Year will dominate the Specialty Box Office New Year’s weekend. The feature began as director J.C. Chandor was releasing his previous feature, All Is Lost. A Most Violent Year will begin its limited run in the New Year, but the title will have a wide release by the end of the month. Also opening this weekend is IFC Films’ doc The Search For General Tso, which has its roots from a New York Times Best Seller. Well Go USA will bow China’s The Taking Of Tiger Mountain in exclusive engagements. The title opened number one at home when it rolled out ahead of Christmas. And Magnolia’s genre label, Magnet, will open Spanish thriller [Rec] 4: Apocalypse in five locations January 2. the title is already available via ultra-vod.

A Most Violent Year

Director-writer: J.C. Chandor

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola,
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‘Hobbit’, ‘Exodus’ Lead XMas Frame; Euro, Korea Pics Boom Locally: Final Intl Bo Update

‘Hobbit’, ‘Exodus’ Lead XMas Frame; Euro, Korea Pics Boom Locally: Final Intl Bo Update
Final Update, Monday 4:49 Pm Pt: Across the Top 10 major studio releases internationally there’s reason for some holiday cheer. This weekend’s figures are up 19.4% over last frame with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies leading the pack at $89M, plus strong perfs from Exodus: Gods And Kings in new key markets and the Night At The Museum finale. Still, that result is down from last year, largely due to the impact that Frozen was having on the season with a $50.5M take in the comparable frame. Five Armies in the estimates is also about 9.3% off from Smaug’s performance last year, but there are those nasty currency fluctuations to take into account.

Still, it a big weekend for local titles. Last frame’s Indian release Pk added Bollywood flair to the international box office with an offshore haul of $14.3M for a global cume of $61.46M.
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‘Hobbit’ Rules While Chinese, Indian And French Films Make Noise: Intl Bo Update

‘Hobbit’ Rules While Chinese, Indian And French Films Make Noise: Intl Bo Update
Final Update, 4:35 Pm Pt: Actuals are in from the studios with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies once again charging ahead of its Sunday projections. The final installment in Peter Jackson’s trilogy came in at $109M versus the previously estimated $105.5M. The international cume after Sunday is $269M. Also notable, India’s Pk starring Aamir Khan is now the biggest-ever Bollywood opener in North America with a confirmed $3.57M, besting last year’s record-holder Dhoom 3. Figures for all studio titles have been updated throughout the below.

Previous, Sunday Pm Pt: Depending on how we slice it, the international weekend was down about 13% across the Top 10 studio titles versus last weekend. Then again, it was up about 15% if we factor in big local movies from China and India. Regardless, The

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies continued its assault on the offshore box office with
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Watch: Strike To Win In New Trailer For Tsui Hark's 3D 'The Taking Of Tiger Mountain'

Tsui Hark is considered one of the greats of Hong Kong action cinema, known for producing or directing classic action films such as "A Better Tomorrow" and the "Once Upon A Time In China" series. And his latest movie looks to increase the scale on an epic level. "The Taking Of Tiger Mountain" (based on the novel "Tracks In The Snowy Forest" by Qu Bo) stars Tony Leung Ka-Fai and Yun Nan, and is inspired by a real life incident during the 1946 Chinese Civil War in which a communist reconnaissance team solder disguises himself as a bandit in order to infiltrate a local gang and ultimately destroy them. While his classic action films relied on choreography and real stunt work, from the looks of this trailer Hark is relying a lot on CGI these days. Characters appear to be fighting tigers, falling from impossible heights, and every attempt is made
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China Box Office Projected At $4.9 Billion In 2014, Official Says

China Box Office Projected At $4.9 Billion In 2014, Official Says
Some estimates earlier this year put 2014’s projected box office in China at about 28B yuan, or around $4.49B. New takings cited by Wang Fenglin, VP of the Chinese Film Producer’s Association, are eyed at 30B yuan or $4.9B. That’s hardly anything to sneeze at, but would fall short of some other government projections which have previously pinpointed 30.7B yuan or $5B, a figure thought to be coveted by the powers that be in China where the film business is highly regulated. Still, according to official state news agency Xinhua, Wang told a gathering on Sunday that China is on track to overtake the U.S. to become the largest film market in the world within three years. Screens and revenue are growing at a rate of 30% annually.

In the first nine months of the year, local movies had 51.4% of the market, even though Transformers: Age Of Extinction is the No.
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China Packs Hollywood Pics Into October, Paving Clear Path For Local December Heavyweights (Video)

China Packs Hollywood Pics Into October, Paving Clear Path For Local December Heavyweights (Video)
With China‘s National Day holiday week still in swing, the box office got an extra boost this frame thanks to the timely release of Breakup Buddies, a sort of follow-up to 2012’s smash hit Lost In Thailand. Playing on half the screens in the massive market, the film grossed just under $38M in China this weekend, sending its cume since release on September 30 to about $93M. (It also went out in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand at the weekend.) The original film was arguably responsible for a reversal in China’s fortunes in December 2012, when box office share was lagging behind that of U.S. films. That year ended with Hollywood out front but Lost In Thailand made global headlines and bolstered the unofficial practice of blackout periods when no foreign studio movies are released, allowing high-profile local titles to goose box office in the People’s Republic.
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