Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - December 28, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of December 28, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (博物館驚魂夜3) 1
2 The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (哈比人:五軍之戰) 2
3 Exodus: Gods And Kings (出埃及記:天地王者) 3
4 Big Hero 6 (大英雄天團) 1
5 Stand By Me 哆啦A夢 (Stand By Me Doraemon) 2
6 Interstellar (星際效應) 8
7 Begin Again (曼哈頓戀習曲) 1
8 極光之愛 (Endless Nights In Aurora) 2
9 Love, Rosie (真愛繞圈圈) 2
10 寄生獸 (Parasyte Part 1) 2
11 太平輪:亂世浮生I (The Crossing) 4
12 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲:自由幻夢I) 6
13 The Theory Of Everything (愛的萬物論) 4
14 Gallows Hill (闇魔怨) 1
15 Dumb And Dumber To (阿呆與阿瓜:賤招拆招) 3
16 Maps To The Stars (寂寞星圖) 2
17 Still Life (無人出席的告別式) 1
18 The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him (因為愛情:在她消失以後) 3
19 相愛的七種設計 (Design 7 Love) 2
20 You're Not You (漸動人生) 3

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved December 30, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - December 21, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: December 21, 2014


Weekend of December 21, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 一步之遥 (Gone With The Bullets)
2 匆匆那年 (Fleet Of Time)
3 我的早更女友 (Meet Miss Anxiety)
4 太平轮 (上) (The Crossing: Part 1)
5 撒娇女人最好命 (Women Who Flirt)
6 鸣梁海战 (The Admiral: Roaring Currents)
7 Fury (狂怒)
8 天河(The Galaxy On The Earth)
9 推拿 (Blind Massage)
10 花咒 (Flower's Curse)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved December 26, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - December 21, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of December 21, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (哈比人:五軍之戰) 1
2 Exodus: Gods and Kings (出埃及記:天地王者) 2
3 Stand By Me 哆啦A夢 (Stand By Me Doraemon) 1
4 Interstellar (星際效應) 7
5 極光之愛 (Endless Nights In Aurora) 1
6 寄生獸 (Parasyte Part 1) 1
7 Love, Rosie (真愛繞圈圈) 1
8 太平輪:亂世浮生I (The Crossing) 3
9 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲:自由幻夢I) 5
10 The Theory Of Everything (愛的萬物論) 3
11 Dumb and Dumber To (阿呆與阿瓜:賤招拆招) 2
12 相愛的七種設計 (Design 7 Love) 1
13 Maps To The Stars (寂寞星圖) 1
14 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢(Rise Of The Legend) 4
15 You're Not You (漸動人生) 2
16 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (因為愛情:在她消失以後) 2
17 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (因為愛情:在離開他以後) 2
18 Sex, Love And Therapy (性愛診療室) 1
19 Boyhood (年少時代) 6
20 Horrible Bosses 2 (老闆不是人2) 4

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved December 22, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Hong Kong Box Office - December 14, 2014 - 香港票房榜

Hong Kong Box Office - Week Ending: December 14, 2014

As of this writing, Box Office Mojo has not released the numbers for the Hong Kong Box Office for the past weekend. So we to back to EntGroup, which is a weekly report vs. weekend report.


Weekend of December 14, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Exodus: Gods and Kings (出埃及記:神王帝國)
2 The Theory Of Everything (霍金:愛的方程式)
3 Interstellar (星際啟示錄)
4 Big Hero 6 (大英雄聯盟)
5 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲終極篇:自由幻夢1)
6 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢 (Rise Of The Legend)
7 販賣愛 (I Sell Love)
8 單身男女2 (Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2)
9 Revenge Of The Green Dragons (青龍)
10 Contracted (7步成屍)

Source: Ent Group and WMOOV - retrieved December 17, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

匆匆那年 - Fleet Of Time - Back In Time - Cong Cong Na Nian



匆匆那年 (Back In Time/Fleet Of Time) is an 2014 film out of Zhong Guo. I recently caught it in a local movie theatre. China Lion's been doing a good job of releasing good and popular films in the USA pretty much at the same time it is released in Zhong Guo. The movie stars Eddie Peng, Ni Ni, Zheng Kai, Zhang Zixuan, and Wei Chen.



The movie is the story of Eddie Peng's gang of friends as they go from their first year of high school to mid-college. The story starts when Zhao Ye, played by Zheng Kai, is getting married. Zhao hires a videographer to film his wedding and to capture the essence of their youth. The videographer takes an interest to Chen Xun, played by Eddie Peng. Chen's story starts during his first year of high school. During a morning run, they spot a new gal coming to their school, Fang Hui, played by Ni Ni. Immediately, Chen takes an interest. From that point on, Chen's mission to to get the attention of Fang. After many attempts, Chen successfully woos Fang. But when their parents find out, they intervene as does the school. When Chen gets into the same college as Fang, they finally begin their romance anew. However, the rigors of college get in the way and they drift apart. Part jealousy and part loneliness. When the five friends re-unite for Zhao's wedding, the stories all come out and a picture is slowly completed. Looking back in time...



This movie was very depressing in a sense. The movie starts with hope, but descends on the messy road a long relationship can encounter. From innocence to broken youth, the look back in time brings back into perspective their present day decisions. In this case, the wedding of one of the group members gets them reminiscing of what they believe to be better days. However, in hindsight, the good come with just as many bad.



I am not sure how much this has to do with Zhong Guo's culture. Another movie of similar style "那些年,我們一起追的女孩" (You're The Apple Of My Eye) had a very similar story and looking back in time. Back In Time was made for Zhong Guo, Apple was made for Taiwan. Apple was a huge in Taiwan and HK, but mildly successful in Zhong Guo. Back In Time is running two weeks atop the Zhong Guo box office with no slowing down.



In a 10:15PM showing at my local theatre, it was pretty packed. I was really surprised. I think China Lion's got themselves a semi-hit for their numbers.

The movie end credits also roll along with a lovely new song from my all time favorite singer, Faye Wong.

Also of note is the cameo of random stars in the subway. The songs they sang in the movie also brought back fond memories of yesteryear.

I whole heartedly recommend that you catch this movie. A must watch movie out of Zhong Guo.




Thursday, December 18, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - December 14, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: December 14, 2014


Weekend of December 7, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 匆匆那年 (Fleet Of Time)
2 我的早更女友 (Meet Miss Anxiety)
3 太平轮 (上) (The Crossing: Part 1)
4 撒娇女人最好命 (Women Who Flirt)
5 Penguins Of Madagascar (马达加斯加的企鹅)
6 Interstellar (星际穿越)
7 鸣梁海战 (The Admiral: Roaring Currents)
8 Fury (狂怒)
9 黄飞鸿之英雄有梦(Rise Of The Legend)
10 天河(The Galaxy On The Earth)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved December 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - December 14, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of December 14, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 Exodus: Gods and Kings (出埃及記:天地王者) 1
2 Interstellar (星際效應) 6
3 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲:自由幻夢I) 4
4 太平輪:亂世浮生I (The Crossing) 2
5 Dumb and Dumber To (阿呆與阿瓜:賤招拆招) 1
6 The Theory Of Everything (愛的萬物論) 2
7 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢(Rise Of The Legend) 3
8 Horrible Bosses 2 (老闆不是人2) 3
9 You're Not You (漸動人生) 1
10 [Rec] 4: Apocalypse (錄到鬼4:末世錄) 2
11 Fury (怒火特攻隊) 5
12 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (因為愛情:在她消失以後) 1
13 The November Man (特務交鋒) 3
14 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (因為愛情:在離開他以後) 1
15 Gone Girl (控制) 10
16 Life Of Crime (百萬嬌妻綁架計畫) 1
17 Nightcrawler (獨家腥聞) 5
18 生命中最抓狂的小事 (Wild Tales) 3
19 Saint Laurent (巴黎聖羅蘭) 2
20 The Judge (大法官) 9

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved December 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hong Kong Box Office - December 7, 2014 - 香港票房榜

Hong Kong Box Office - Week Ending: December 7, 2014

As of this writing, Box Office Mojo has not released the numbers for the Hong Kong Box Office for the past weekend. So we to back to EntGroup, which is a weekly report vs. weekend report.


Weekend of December 7, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Exodus: Gods and Kings (出埃及記:神王帝國)
2 Interstellar (星際啟示錄)
3 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲終極篇:自由幻夢1)
4 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢 (Rise Of The Legend)
5 The Theory Of Everything (霍金:愛的方程式)
6 Horrible Bosses 2 (呢班波士仲抵死!)
7 單身男女2 (Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2)
8 Hector And The Search For Happiness (尋找快樂大步走)
9 Dumb And Dumber To (超低能王)
10 販賣愛 (I Sell Love)

Source: Ent Group and WMOOV - retrieved December 15, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - December 7, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: December 7, 2014


Weekend of December 7, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 匆匆那年 (Fleet Of Time)
2 太平轮 (上) (The Crossing: Part 1)
3 撒娇女人最好命 (Women Who Flirt)
4 Interstellar (星际穿越)
5 Penguins Of Madagascar (马达加斯加的企鹅)
6 黄飞鸿之英雄有梦(Rise Of The Legend)
7 Fury (狂怒)
8 天河(The Galaxy On The Earth)
9 Automata (机器纪元)
10 密道追踪之阴兵虎符 (Tomb Robber)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved December 9, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - December 7, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of December 7, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 Interstellar (星際效應) 5
2 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲:自由幻夢I) 3
3 太平輪:亂世浮生I (The Crossing) 1
4 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢(Rise Of The Legend) 2
5 Horrible Bosses 2 (老闆不是人2) 2
6 The Theory Of Everything (愛的萬物論) 1
7 The November Man (特務交鋒) 2
8 Fury (怒火特攻隊) 4
9 [Rec] 4: Apocalypse (錄到鬼4:末世錄) 1
10 騷動青春 (The Youth) 1
11 Gone Girl (控制) 9
12 男生女生騙 (Lover Run) 1
13 The Judge (大法官) 8
14 Saint Laurent (巴黎聖羅蘭) 1
15 鬼門食女 (Over Your Dead Body) 1
16 Nightcrawler (獨家腥聞) 4
17 逆轉勝 (Second Chance) 5
18 生命中最抓狂的小事 (Wild Tales) 2
19 The Way He Looks (愛情的模樣) 3
20 深夜前的五分鐘 (Five Minutes To Tomorrow) 4

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved December 8, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hong Kong Box Office - November 30, 2014 - 香港票房榜

Hong Kong Box Office - Week Ending: November 30, 2014

As of this writing, Box Office Mojo has not released the numbers for the Hong Kong Box Office for the past weekend. So we to back to EntGroup, which is a weekly report vs. weekend report.


Weekend of November 30, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲終極篇:自由幻夢1)
2 Interstellar (星際啟示錄)
3 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢 (Rise Of The Legend)
4 單身男女2 (Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2)
5 Horrible Bosses 2 (呢班波士仲抵死!)
6 Dumb And Dumber To (超低能王)
7 Before I Go To Sleep (別相信任何人)
8 Hector And The Search For Happiness (尋找快樂大步走)
9 爭氣 (My Voice My Life)
10 Grace Of Monaco (摩納哥王妃)

Source: Ent Group and WMOOV - retrieved December 3, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hong Kong Box Office - November 23, 2014 - 香港票房榜

Hong Kong Box Office - Week Ending: November 23, 2014

As of this writing, Box Office Mojo has not released the numbers for the Hong Kong Box Office for the past weekend. So we to back to EntGroup, which is a weekly report vs. weekend report. EngGroup was also very late with their numbers.


Weekend of November 23, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Interstellar (星際啟示錄)
2 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲終極篇:自由幻夢1)
3 單身男女2 (Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2)
4 Dumb And Dumber To (超低能王)
5 Before I Go To Sleep (別相信任何人)
6 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢 (Rise Of The Legend)
7 一個人的武林 (Kung Fu Jungle/Yat Ku Chan Dik Mou Lam)
8 Gone Girl (失蹤罪)
9 爭氣 (My Voice My Life)
10 白雪公主殺人事件 (The Snow White Murder Case)

Source: Ent Group and WMOOV - retrieved December 3, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - November 30, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: November 30, 2014


Weekend of November 30, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Interstellar (星际穿越)
2 撒娇女人最好命 (Women Who Flirt)
3 黄飞鸿之英雄有梦(Rise Of The Legend)
4 Penguins Of Madagascar (马达加斯加的企鹅)
5 Fury (狂怒)
6 匆匆那年 (Fleet Of Time)
7 Automata (机器纪元)
8 单身男女2 (Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2)
9 天河(The Galaxy On The Earth)
10 坏姐姐之拆婚联盟 (Bad Sister)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved December 1, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - November 30, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of November 30, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲:自由幻夢I) 2
2 Interstellar (星際效應) 4
3 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢(Rise Of The Legend) 1
4 Horrible Bosses 2 (老闆不是人2) 1
5 The November Man (特務交鋒) 1
6 Fury (怒火特攻隊) 3
7 Gone Girl (控制) 8
8 The Judge (大法官) 7
9 深夜前的五分鐘 (Five Minutes To Tomorrow) 3
10 Nightcrawler (獨家腥聞) 3
11 Clouds Of Sils Maria (星光雲寂) 1
12 Let's Be Cops (冒牌條子) 3
13 The Way He Looks (愛情的模樣) 2
14 生命中最抓狂的小事 (Wild Tales) 1
15 Boyhood (年少時代) 3
16 The Riot Club (高富帥俱樂部) 1
17 逆轉勝 (Second Chance) 4
18 KANO 29
19 千王新世紀 (Tazza: The Hidden Card) 2
20 迴光奏鳴曲 (Exit) 4

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved December 1, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - November 23, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: November 23, 2014


Weekend of November 23, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Interstellar (星际穿越)
2 Penguins Of Madagascar (马达加斯加的企鹅)
3 黄飞鸿之英雄有梦(Rise Of The Legend)
4 Fury (狂怒)
5 单身男女2 (Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2)
6 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (忍者神龟:变种时代)
7 怨灵 (Haunted Road)
8 夜莺 (The Nightingale)
9 天河(The Galaxy On The Earth)
10 露水红颜 (For Love Or Money)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved November 24, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - November 23, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of November 23, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲:自由幻夢I) 1
2 Interstellar (星際效應) 3
3 Fury (怒火特攻隊) 2
4 Let's Be Cops (冒牌條子) 2
5 Gone Girl (控制) 7
6 深夜前的五分鐘 (Five Minutes To Tomorrow) 2
7 The Judge (大法官) 6
8 逆轉勝 (Second Chance) 3
9 Nightcrawler (獨家腥聞) 2
10 The Way He Looks (愛情的模樣) 1
11 Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (亞歷山大衰到家) 2
12 The Drop (錢藏凶機) 1
13 千王新世紀 (Tazza: The Hidden Card) 1
14 Boyhood (年少時代) 2
15 KANO 28
16 The Hypnotist (催眠) 2
17 Life After Beth (殭屍哪有這麼正) 1
18 時下暴力 (Conspiracy) 1
19 John Wick (捍衛任務) 4
20 Magic In The Moonlight (魔幻月光) 4

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved November 24, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hong Kong Box Office - November 16, 2014 - 香港票房榜

Hong Kong Box Office - Week Ending: November 16, 2014


Weekend of November 16, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Interstellar (星際啟示錄)
2 單身男女2 (Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2)
3 Before I Go To Sleep (別相信任何人)
4 一個人的武林 (Kung Fu Jungle/Yat Ku Chan Dik Mou Lam)
5 Gone Girl (失蹤罪)
6 大茶飯 (Dai Cha Fan/Gangster Pay Day/Gangster Payday)
7 The Drop (落格風暴)
8 Fury (戰逆豪情)
9 爭氣 (My Voice My Life)
10 John Wick (殺神John Wick)
... ...
18 冥婚啟示 (Grey Met Shrek)
... ...
19 點對點 (Dot 2 Dot)
... ...
20 第七謊言 (The Seventh Lie)
... ...
21 痞子英雄:黎明再起 (Black and White: The Dawn of Justice)
... ...
31 心花路放 (Breakup Buddies)

Source: Box Office Mojo and WMOOV - retrieved November 18, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - November 16, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: November 16, 2014


Weekend of November 16, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Interstellar (星际穿越)
2 单身男女2 (Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2)
3 Penguins Of Madagascar (马达加斯加的企鹅)
4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (忍者神龟:变种时代)
5 露水红颜 (For Love Or Money)
6 The Maze Runner (移动迷宫)
7 一个人的武林 (Kung Fu Jungle)
8 Lucy (超体)
9 怨灵 (Haunted Road)
10 全城通缉 (The Boundary)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved November 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Selfie Cancelled



Bad news. Selfie has been cancelled. I've seen six of the seven episodes out there. I have yet to finish the seventh, only watched half. I tried to watch during its regular broadcast time and I've had it on VOD as well.



The dimise of the only current US primetime show with a Asian-American lead is sad. Even though Fresh Off The Boat will remedy that, John Cho's role was breaking barriers to a certain extent.



As many media outlets have mentioned, the first pilot episode was fine with the foundations of growth. As the show went on, the two leads developed chemistry and the supporting cast showing some teeth for further character exploration. Could there be a chance for it to make a comeback? With such low ratings, it's unlikely, but we can all pray for a miracle here.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - November 16, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of November 16, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 Interstellar (星際效應) 2
2 Fury (怒火特攻隊) 1
3 Let's Be Cops (冒牌條子) 1
4 Gone Girl (控制) 6
5 The Judge (大法官) 5
6 逆轉勝 (Second Chance) 2
7 Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (亞歷山大衰到家) 1
8 Nightcrawler (獨家腥聞) 1
9 John Wick (捍衛任務) 3
10 KANO 27
11 Boyhood (年少時代) 1
12 Ouija (碟仙) 4
13 Jessabelle (母難日) 2
14 Magic In The Moonlight (魔幻月光) 3
15 一個人的武林 (Kung Fu Jungle) 3
16 神的病歷簿2 (In His Chart 2) 1
17 鬼地方 (My House) 2
18 深夜前的五分鐘 (Five Minutes To Tomorrow) 1
19 The Equalizer (私刑教育) 4
20 想飛 (Dream Flight) 5

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved November 17, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

2014 United States Of America Box Office Report - Top 10 Grossing Films Of 2014

2014 United States Box Office Top 10


* Still Showing
Rank
1* Guardians Of The Galaxy (星際異攻隊/銀河守護隊)
US - ~$330 Million
Worldwide - ~$768 Million
2 Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 美國隊長2:酷寒戰士 - 美國隊長2 - 美國隊長2:冬日戰士
US - ~$260 Million
Worldwide - ~$714 Million
3 The Lego Movie (樂高玩電影)
US - ~$258 Million
Worldwide - ~$468 Million
4 Transformers: Age Of Extinction (變形金剛4:絕跡重生)
US - ~$245 Million
Worldwide - ~$1,087 Million
5* Maleficent (黑魔女:沉睡魔咒)
US - ~$241 Million
Worldwide - ~$758 Million
6 X-Men: Days Of Future Past (X戰警:未來昔日)
US - ~$234 Million
Worldwide - ~$746 Million
7* Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (猩球崛起:黎明的進擊)
US - ~$209 Million
Worldwide - ~$708 Million
8 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (蜘蛛人驚奇再起2:電光之戰)
US - ~$203 Million
Worldwide - ~$709 Million
9 Godzilla (哥吉拉)
US - ~$201 Million
Worldwide - ~$525 Million
10* 22 Jump Street (龍虎少年隊:童顏巨捕)
US - ~$192 Million
Worldwide - ~$331 Million

The 2014 movie season is down dollar-wise versus 2013. The two movies sitting pretty atop the heap are Marvel films. I love comics and grew up on them. Iron Man being my favorite all time. The last fifteen years in comics has been pretty rough for Iron Man. But that's for another time. The current #8 is Spider-Man, another Marvel creation. A bit further up at #6 are the X-Men, another staple of Marveldom. The success of Marvel's properties in movies is undeniable that they announced 9 more films until 2019. Upping the total Marvel films to 3 per year in 2017 and 2018. Looking at the top ten, none are surprises outside of Guardians and maybe the Lego Movie. I wish BOM had a projected vs actual chart.

The rest of 2014 will shake out like expected. The next installment of The Hunger Games will most likely take the #1 spot by years end. Interstellar and the last Hobbit film will make a run into the $200+ million range. I think the Big Hero 6 might gain some traction and end close to $300 million. I've already taken my kids and the theatre I was at was popping. Most likely resulting in good word of mouth.

Another possible breakout are Exodus. The trailer might be tempting to those that grew up watching Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner go at it every Easter.

Source: Box Office Mojo - retrieved November 12, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

What’s Eating Steven Yeun?



Steven Yeun leaves behind his life and love (Sandara Park) in LA to make his mark in his parent's home country of South Korea. Once there, he connects with a manager who steers him away from acting and insists he make his mark by diving into Korea's most viral craze, 'Mokbang' aka 'Broadcast Eating'.

What’s Eating Steven Yeun? (EP.1) or Funny Or Die

Pretty funny. Steven Yeun's mockumentary on Mokbang is telling and gives a look into the absurdness of it all.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hong Kong Box Office - November 9, 2014 - 香港票房榜

Hong Kong Box Office - Week Ending: November 9, 2014


Weekend of November 9, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Interstellar (星際啟示錄)
2 一個人的武林 (Kung Fu Jungle/Yat Ku Chan Dik Mou Lam)
3 大茶飯 (Dai Cha Fan/Gangster Pay Day/Gangster Payday)
4 Fury (戰逆豪情)
5 Gone Girl (失蹤罪)
6 John Wick (殺神John Wick)
7 渴罪 (Kawaki/The World Of Kanako)
8 爭氣 (My Voice My Life)
9 Let's Be Cops (我要做差佬)
10 The Judge (辯父律師)
... ...
11 冥婚啟示 (Grey Met Shrek)
... ...
15 第七謊言 (The Seventh Lie)
... ...
18 點對點 (Dot 2 Dot)
... ...
24 黃金時代 (The Golden Era/Huang Jin Shi Dai)
... ...
30 麥兜-我和我媽媽 (McDull: Me and My Mum)
... ...
31 心花路放 (Breakup Buddies)
... ...
33 軍中樂園 (Jun Zhong Le Yuan/Paradise In Service)

Source: Box Office Mojo and WMOOV - retrieved November 12, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - November 9, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: November 9, 2014


Weekend of November 9, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (忍者神龟:变种时代)
2 一个人的武林 (Kung Fu Jungle)
3 The Maze Runner (移动迷宫)
4 Lucy (超体)
5 露水红颜 (For Love Or Money)
6 全城通缉 (The Boundary)
7 Guardians of the Galaxy (银河护卫队)
8 African Safari (狂野非洲)
9 夜莺 (The Nightingale)
10 恐怖电影院 (The Haunted Cinema)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved November 10, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lakers Get First Win Behind Jeremy Lin



The Los Angeles Lakers finally got their first win of the season. They are not going 0-82 now. It's probable to got 1-81 now. Can they beat the 2012 Charlette Bobcats 7-59 or the 2010 New Jersey Net's 12-70 mark. Time will tell.



As the graphic above puts it so aptly, Jeremy Lin has his best statistically awesome game of his young Lakers career. A very nice 2nd half after faltering a little down the stretch in the 1st half. 12 points in the 3rd to get the Lakers a lead and long 3 towards the end of the 4th that could have been the dagger.

Kobe slowed down to shoot 20 shots and making 7 in 34 minutes of play. Four starters including Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer also ended the game with double figure scoring. The old adage in basketball is "score more than the opponents to win". The Lakers finally did it this game.

The defense of the Lakers was the star. The Hornets were not good from the outside and it showed. The Lakers did what all the others teams have done for them, pack the paint and wait. Load up and eventually the offense will come to a halt. The Hornets attacked and attacked and in the 2nd half, they were not as successful and the Lakers took a double digit lead for good.

Jeremy Lin's post game and after practice interview is pretty telling. Jeremy Lin is saying he's playing the same. If you want to break things down, the Lakers are scoring and the defense has been the problem. In games against the Warriors and Suns recently, the defense was unable to hold opponents down. The Lakers have faced 4 of the top offenses in the league.

They head to Memphis, a team that wants to hold you to 88-89 points and score 93-94 points. Let's see if their offense is good enough to muster that or if their defense can keep Memphis from breaking out.


Monday, November 10, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - November 9, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of November 9, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 Interstellar (星際效應) 1
2 Gone Girl (控制) 5
3 The Judge (大法官) 4
4 John Wick (捍衛任務) 2
5 逆轉勝 (Second Chance) 1
6 Ouija (碟仙) 3
7 Jessabelle (母難日) 1
8 一個人的武林 (Kung Fu Jungle) 2
9 The Equalizer (私刑教育) 3
10 Magic In The Moonlight (魔幻月光) 2
11 Sex Appeal (寒蟬效應) 3
12 鬼地方 (My House) 1
13 車拼 (It Takes Two To Tango) 1
14 美味不設限 (The Hundred-Foot Journey) 3
15 Dracula Untold (德古拉:永咒傳奇) 5
16 Locke (失控) 1
17 神劍闖江湖3:傳說的最終篇 (Rurouni Kenshin - The Legend Ends) 3
18 KANO 26
19 The Face Of Love (聽說愛情回來過) 1
20 Kill The Messenger (告密者) 2

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved November 10, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Hong Kong Box Office - November 2, 2014 - 香港票房榜

Hong Kong Box Office - Week Ending: November 2, 2014


Weekend of November 2, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 一個人的武林 (Kung Fu Jungle/Yat Ku Chan Dik Mou Lam)
2 Fury (戰逆豪情)
3 John Wick (殺神John Wick)
4 Gone Girl (失蹤罪)
5 Let's Be Cops (我要做差佬)
6 Ouija (死亡占卜)
7 Horns (魔角)
8 Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (一起黑爆的日子)
9 The Judge (辯父律師)
10 爭氣 (My Voice My Life)
... ...
11 第七謊言 (The Seventh Lie)
... ...
13 點對點 (Dot 2 Dot)
... ...
15 屍城 (Zombie Fight Club)
... ...
18 黃金時代 (The Golden Era/Huang Jin Shi Dai)
... ...
19 麥兜-我和我媽媽 (McDull: Me and My Mum)
... ...
21 心花路放 (Breakup Buddies)
... ...
28 軍中樂園 (Jun Zhong Le Yuan/Paradise In Service)
... ...
30 ??? (Zombie TV)
... ...
33 後會無期 (The Continent)

Source: Box Office Mojo and WMOOV - retrieved November 4, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

John Wick - 捍衛任務



John Wick (捍衛任務) is an 2014 film. The movie stars Keanu Reeves. The film is an revenge movie from the trailers. You just don't mess with a man's car. After you watch the film, you'll know its more than just the car.



John Wick's wife Helen collapses with New York in the backdrop. Eventually succumbing to the illness. With ominous music, we see John pull the plug on Helen at the hospital, have the funeral, and the repast reception at his house. As he's cleaning up, a package is delivered. The package is of a dog named Daisy. A note from his late wife tells him to love not only his car, but the dog to move on with life. John and Daisy get along and move on with life. When John takes his car for a spin, he's at an gas station and bumps into some hip hop thumping Russian thugs. One of them ask about his 1969 mustang and how much. John politely tells him in both English and Russian the car is not for sale. Later that night, the three thugs at the gas station show up and steal his car and does something else unthinkable. All these terrible acts together break John. John wants revenge. As the story unfolds, we find out that John Wick walked away from a super successful career as the ultimate bad @$$ hitman. So awesome that even criminals tremble at his name. The revenge of John Wick against those punks begins.

This movie was actually pretty awesome. I only knew that it was going to be an revenge epic. I walked into the movie theater with absolutely no expectations. But I was treated to so much more. The "hitman" world painted in the film was quite impressive. The hitmen society have a code that they live by and they aim to do that. John Wick travels within this circle and the movie slowly unlocks this secret world.

But the main star of this film is Keanu Reeves at his action best. Is it Donnie Yen action best? Not by a long shot! We are talking about an US production here. But what the film provides in terms of action takes what HK/Thai action films have done well and apply close quarter gunplay. Instead of fist or knifes in close quarter combat, we're treated to a gun rendition that is both brutal and balletic. I will go out on a limb and say that this film had some influence from Equilibrium and its influence on future action films will be felt for years to come.

The trailer does a good job of not giving away the film too much. Surprises in the story are around every corner. The movie ends with John Wick walking into the New York skyline. I hope a John Wick sequel comes soon. Please make a sequel.