Thursday, January 12, 2017

Zhong Guo Box Office - May 22, 2016 - 中国票房榜

One post that I forgot to update and post, sorry, its old. And entgroup changed their URLs, all the old links for box office won't work anymore.

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: May 22, 2016

Week ending in May 22, 2016
Rank Film Title
1 The Angry Birds Movie (愤怒的小鸟)
2 Captain America: Civil War (美国队长3:英雄内战)
3 The Divergent Series: Allegiant (分歧者3:忠诚世界)
4 百鸟朝凤 (Song Of The Phoenix)
5 北京遇上西雅图之不二情书 (Book Of Love/Finding Mr. Right 2)
6 Criminal (超脑48小时)
7 夜孔雀 (Peacook)
8 Self/Less (幻体:续命游戏)
10 笔仙诡影 (Bloody House)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved January 11, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Inside Out - 腦筋急轉彎

Inside Out (腦筋急轉彎) is an 2015 movie. The film voices feature Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Diane Lane, and Kyle MacLachlan. The movie was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Disney.

The concept of the movie is that our emotions were broken into solo roles inside the brain. The five emotions are Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. Together, they work inside the brain in a command center type of environment. The movie follows Riley Andersen, who is born in Minnesota, but makes the move to San Francisco during the film. The movie follows a coming of age event as Riley tries to adjust to life in a new city. However, things start to happen in the emotions command center, Joy and Sadness go an adventure to right the path.

My daughters loved this movie and we've watched it several times via Blu-ray. I myself did not enjoy it as much. I don't know if its because I think there are way more complicated things in life to simplify it to this level. I can't seem to separate reality and the concepts in this film. Thus, I don't watch it with my kids anymore.

It is a Pixar film so you can see the quality of the animation. The story is also strong to attract an adult audience. It also has celebrity voices to attach attention and to help promote the film. The Pixar vaults would gladly welcome this one.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - 星際大戰外傳:俠盜一號

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (星際大戰外傳:俠盜一號) is an 2016 film. The movie stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, and Jiang Wen. The supporting cast include Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Forest Whitaker. The main storyline is set immediately before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. This is also the first film in a newly created Star Wars Anthology.

Fifteen years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Galen Erso is taken back to continue development of an ultimate weapon, the Death Star. Wanting to protect his daughter Jyn, he has her go into hiding. Now an adult, Jyn has changed her name and had multiple run ins with the "law" and send to a labor camp. In transit, Jyn is rescued by the Rebellion and asked to find her father. They find out that Galen has put a flaw into the Death Star, but just has to get those plans to the rebellion. Jyn is chaperoned by a rebellion veteran Cassian and his re-programmed imperial droid, K-2SO. On their first mission, they pick up 3 more folks, a blind monk Chirrut Îmwe, his mercenary friend Baze Malbus, and Bodhi Rook, an Imperial cargo pilot defector with news of Galen. Now they have to obtain the plans and get it to the rebellion.

This movie was pretty awesome. I have this pretty high up there in my Star Wars movies. I watched it twice already and don't mind watching again. Can't wait for the Blu-ray to come out.

Felicity Jones was just awesome and her back and forth with Cassian was playful but very serious at the same time. The addition of non-jedi monk Chirrut added comic relief and evangelism of the concept of the Force. The new tagline of "I'm one with the Force, the Force is with me" will ring on for generations.

If you don't know Star Wars, this movie may be hard to understand, there were already a lot of built in concepts that you needed to know from the previous Star Wars cannon. But it is entirely possible that you could have watched this as a war movie. Mission is to destroy the get the death star plans, build a team and go do it, like Saving Private Ryan style. In that regard, this was a very war like movie and the rebels weren't portrayed in the best light.

All in all, this is a great addition to the Star Wars family and I for one thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Taiwan Box Office - January 8, 2017 - 台灣票房榜

Weekend of January 8, 2017
Rank Film Title
1 長城 (The Great Wall)
2 Allied (同盟鶼鰈)
3 Assassin's Creed (刺客教條)
4 La La Land (樂來越愛你)
5 擺渡人 (See you tomorrow)
6 Passengers (星際過客)
7 Why Him? (惱爸偏頭痛)
8 The Founder (速食遊戲)
9 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (比利林恩的中場戰事)
10 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (星際大戰外傳:俠盜一號)
11 Collateral Beauty (最美的安排)
12 Sing (歡樂好聲音)
13 Eloise (療養怨)
14 鐵道飛虎 (Railroad Tigers)
15 何者 (Someone)
16 Hacksaw Ridge (鋼鐵英雄)
17 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (怪獸與牠們的產地)
18 A Street Cat Named Bob (遇見街貓Bob)
19 The Bye Bye Man (冤親債主)
20 深夜食堂2 (Midnight Diner 2)

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved January 9, 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017

2017 January Zhong Guo Movie Guide

Check out the new releases for Zhong Guo.

有家 (You Jia)

一萬公里的約定 (10,000 Miles)

我们的青春不怕疼 (The Young With No Fear)

浪漫搭档 (Romantic Warrior)

西遊伏妖篇 (Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2)

少年巴比伦 (Young Love Lost)

心惊胆战 (Daughter)

缺失的爱 (Lack Of Love)


大鬧天竺 (Buddies in India)

Source: entgroup