Monday, June 30, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - June 22, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: June 22, 2014


Weekend of June 22, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Godzilla (哥斯拉)
2 Maleficent (沉睡魔咒)
3 Edge of Tomorrow (明日边缘)
4 X-Men: Days of Future Past (X战警:逆转未来)
5 Grace Of Monaco (摩纳哥王妃)
6 窃听风云3 (Overheard 3)
7 夜半梳头 (Midnight Hair)
8 猪疯狂72小时 (Night Of Adventure)
9 死亡邮件 (Night Mall)
10 Guardians (孤胆保镖)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved June 29, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - June 22, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of June 22, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 Maleficent (黑魔女:沉睡魔咒) 4
2 Edge of Tomorrow (明日邊界) 4
3 Blended (當我們混在一起) 2
4 X-Men: Days of Future Past (X戰警:未來昔日) 5
5 Rage (Tokarev/即刻復仇) 1
6 去看小洋蔥媽媽 (Pecoross’ Mother And Her Days) 2
7 A Million Ways To Die In The West (百萬種硬的方式) 3
8 Red Sky (殲滅天際線) 1
9 Third Person (情慾三重奏) 1
10 愛在墾丁─痞子遇到愛(Peace In Love) 2
11 Godzilla (哥吉拉) 6
12 The Signal (詭異訊) 1
13 The Railway Man (心靈勇者) 2
14 Grace Of Monaco (為愛璀璨:永遠的葛麗絲) 3
15 輝耀姬物語 (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) 2
16 撞鬼那件小事 (OMG) 5
17 Mademoiselle C (巴黎時尚女魔頭) 1
18 Gerontophilia (菜是老的辣) 1
19 東京小屋的回憶 (The Little House) 2
20 竊聽風雲3:土豪爭霸 (Overheard 3) 2

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved June 28, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

看見台灣 - Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above - Upcoming



看見台灣 (Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above) was released in Hong Kong last weekend. But it was released in Taipei last year. The movie stayed for over a dozen weeks on the Taiwan Box Office top 20.

I need to watch this when I get a chance.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

愛在墾丁-痞子遇到愛 - Peace In Love - Upcoming



愛在墾丁-痞子遇到愛 (Peace In Love) was released last weekend in Taipei. Bit slow to get this up as the trailer for it doesn't look very good.

BUT, I would watch it if was available here in LA. I won't go out of way to watch it however.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hong Kong Box Office - June 15, 2014 - 香港票房榜

Hong Kong Box Office - Week Ending: June 15, 2014


Weekend of June 15, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Maleficent (黑魔后:沉睡魔咒)
2 竊聽風雲3 (Overheard 3)
3 Edge Of Tomorrow (異空戰士)
4 X-Men: Days of Future Past (變種特攻:未來同盟戰)
5 歸來 (Coming Home)
6 羅馬浴場2 (Thermae Romae II)
7 Brick Mansions (暴力禁區)
8 A Million Ways To Die In The West (奪命西)
9 Sabotage (毒火追擊)
10 Queen (小失戀-大漫遊)
... ...
17 城市遊戲 (Urban Games)
... ...
20 Kano
... ...
25 香港仔 (Aberdeen)
... ...
26 白日焰火 (Black Coal, Thin Ice)

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

Friday, June 20, 2014

Lucy Li Shoots 78 At U.S. Women's Open - Only 11 Years Old



Lucy Li made a splash at the Women's US Open. At just 11 years old, Lucy shot a 78 to qualify as the younger participant, EVER.

Awesome!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - June 15, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: June 15, 2014


Weekend of June 15, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Godzilla (哥斯拉)
2 Edge of Tomorrow (明日边缘)
3 X-Men: Days of Future Past (X战警:逆转未来)
4 窃听风云3 (Overheard 3)
5 疯狂72小时 (Night Of Adventure)
6 归来 (Coming Home)
7 夜半梳头 (Midnight Hair)
8 猪猪侠之勇闯巨人岛 (GG Bond 2)
9 Guardians (孤胆保镖)
10 潜艇总动员4:章鱼奇遇记 (Happy Little Submarines 4 - Adventure of Octopus)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved June 17, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - June 15, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of June 15, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 Edge of Tomorrow (明日邊界) 3
2 Maleficent (黑魔女:沉睡魔咒) 3
3 X-Men: Days of Future Past (X戰警:未來昔日) 4
4 A Million Ways To Die In The West (百萬種硬的方式) 2
5 Blended (當我們混在一起) 1
6 去看小洋蔥媽媽 (Pecoross’ Mother And Her Days) 1
7 愛在墾丁─痞子遇到愛(Peace In Love) 1
8 The Railway Man (心靈勇者) 1
9 Godzilla (哥吉拉) 5
10 Grace Of Monaco (為愛璀璨:永遠的葛麗絲) 2
11 Alien Abduction (詭影訪客) 1
12 輝耀姬物語 (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) 1
13 竊聽風雲3:土豪爭霸 (Overheard 3) 1
14 The Raid 2: Berandal (全面突襲2:拳力進擊) 2
15 東京小屋的回憶 (The Little House) 1
16 到不了的地方 (Anywhere Somewhere Nowhere) 4
17 Spinning Plates (夢饗米其林) 2
18 撞鬼那件小事 (OMG) 3
19 撞鬼那件小事 (OMG) 3
20 急凍行者(上卷/Iceman) 2

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved June 16, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hong Kong Box Office - June 8, 2014 - 香港票房榜

Hong Kong Box Office - Week Ending: June 8, 2014


Weekend of June 8, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 竊聽風雲3 (Overheard 3)
2 Maleficent (黑魔后:沉睡魔咒)
3 Edge Of Tomorrow (異空戰士)
4 X-Men: Days of Future Past (變種特攻:未來同盟戰)
5 A Million Ways To Die In The West (奪命西)
6 廣告祭!唔制! (Judge!)
7 Queen
8 東京小屋 (Chiisai Ouchi/The Little House)
9 Godzilla (哥斯拉)
10 Neighbors (賤鄰50)
... ...
15 香港仔 (Aberdeen)Delete
... ...
20 Kano
... ...
21 愛人 (Delete My Love/Delete Lovers)
... ...
24 白日焰火 (Black Coal, Thin Ice)

Source: Box Office Mojo and WMOOV - retrieved June 11, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - June 8, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: June 8, 2014


Weekend of June 8, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Edge of Tomorrow (明日边缘)
2 X-Men: Days of Future Past (X战警:逆转未来)
3 窃听风云3 (Overheard 3)
4 归来 (Coming Home)
5 猪猪侠之勇闯巨人岛 (GG Bond 2)
6 潜艇总动员4:章鱼奇遇记 (Happy Little Submarines 4 - Adventure of Octopus)
7 疯狂72小时 (Night Of Adventure)
8 辛巴达历险记2 (The Adventures Of Sinbad 2014)
9 魔幻仙踪 (Magic Wonderland)
10 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (超凡蜘蛛侠2)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved June 9, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

2014 June Offbeat Movie Guide

June's Blockbusters may get all the attention, but there also are those that dare to walk the path less traveled. You might be one of them. Here's a few "offbeat" movies for you to chew on. This list is based on USA release dates.

Some of these releases are already available via VOD or iTunes.

The Fault In Our Stars (生命中的美好缺憾)



殭屍 (Rigor Mortis)



Anna (Mindscape)



Trust Me



The Rover (絕命正義)



The Signal (詭異訊)



Ping Pong Summer



Snowpiercer (末日列車)



Third Person (情慾三重奏)



Sources:
IMDB Coming Soon
Comingsoon.net
Box Office Mojo
Wikipedia.org
Taiwan Yahoo! Movies
WMoov Hong Kong

Monday, June 9, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - June 8, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of June 8, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 Edge of Tomorrow (明日邊界) 2
2 Maleficent (黑魔女:沉睡魔咒) 2
3 X-Men: Days of Future Past (X戰警:未來昔日) 3
4 A Million Ways To Die In The West (百萬種硬的方式) 1
5 Godzilla (哥吉拉) 4
6 Grace Of Monaco (為愛璀璨:永遠的葛麗絲) 1
7 急凍行者(上卷/Iceman) 1
8 The Raid 2: Berandal (全面突襲2:拳力進擊) 1
9 Son Of God (上帝之子) 5
10 魔女宅急便 (Kiki’s Delivery Service) 1
11 撞鬼那件小事 (OMG) 1
12 Yves Saint Laurent (時尚大師聖羅蘭) 2
13 Spinning Plates (夢饗米其林) 1
14 The Grand Budapest Hotel (歡迎來到布達佩斯大飯店) 9
15 到不了的地方 (Anywhere Somewhere Nowhere) 3
16 只想擁抱妳 (I Just Wanna Hug You) 1
17 Neighbors/Bad Neighbours (惡鄰纏身) 5
18 La Grande Bellezza (絕美之城) 6
19 Walk of Shame (姐姐我醉大) 3
20 Miele (甜蜜天堂) 1

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved June 9, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hong Kong Box Office - June 1, 2014 - 香港票房榜

Hong Kong Box Office - Week Ending: June 1, 2014

Hong Kong's box office reporting has been a bit strange these last few weeks. Overheard (竊聽風雲3) was the #4 movie on WMOOV, but it doesn't show up for Box Office Mojo or Entgroup. Box Office Mojo reports "Heaven Is For Real (天堂是真)", but both WMOOV and Yahoo! Movies HK do not. 白日焰火 (Black Coal, Thin Ice) was reported on WMOOV but not on Box Office Mojo for couple of weeks. 歸來 (Coming Home) is on WMOOV but not on Box Office Mojo. Strange stuff.


Weekend of June 1, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 X-Men: Days of Future Past (變種特攻:未來同盟戰)
2 Maleficent (黑魔后:沉睡魔咒)
3 Edge Of Tomorrow (異空戰士)
4 Godzilla (哥斯拉)
5 Neighbors (賤鄰50)
6 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (蜘蛛俠2:決戰電魔)
7 東京小屋 (Chiisai Ouchi/The Little House)
8 永遠的0 (The Eternal Zero/Eien No Zero)
9 香港仔 (Aberdeen)
10 Heaven Is For Real (天堂是真)
... ...
11 Delete愛人 (Delete My Love/Delete Lovers)
... ...
16 Kano
... ...
18 白日焰火 (Black Coal, Thin Ice)
... ...
19 那夜凌晨,我坐上了旺角開往大埔的紅VAN (The Midnight After)

Source: Box Office Mojo and WMOOV - retrieved June 5, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

R.I.P.D. - 降魔戰警



R.I.P.D. (降魔戰警) is an 2013 film. The movie stars Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds. The supporting cast include Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, and Stephanie Szostak. James Hong and Marisa Miller are the shells (see below for more info). The movie was not that successful at the box office and showed up on many list for flops of the 2013 summer movie season.



Ryan Reynolds plays Nick Walker, a married police officer of the Boston Police Department. A sting to bring down a known drug dealer, he falls from 4 stories high to his death. On his way to the after life, he's given a chance to join the Rest In Peace Department (R.I.P.D.). Nick is partnered with a R.I.P.D. from the Civil War era, Roycephus "Roy" Pulsipher, played by Jeff Bridges. Together, they are to bring back the souls that slipped through the cracks back in onto Earth. However, when they are on Earth, they are no longer the people they use to be, they are given new shells. Nick is a old Chinese fellow while Roy is a hot blonde.

This movie had its faults, but it was entertaining. I had to pause it multiple times, but whenever free time became available, I finished it over a 2.5 day period via HBO VOD. You have this absurd concept of the afterlife and that the R.I.P.D. is set up like a police television serial. I didn't give away the plot behind Nick's back story being a major part of the story.

No sequels for this one. I think trying to build the next M.I.B. isn't going to happen.

But again, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. If it comes on while I am washing my dishes, I wouldn't change it.



Friday, June 6, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - June 1, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: June 1, 2014


Weekend of June 1, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 X-Men: Days of Future Past (X战警:逆转未来)
2 窃听风云3 (Overheard 3)
3 归来 (Coming Home)
4 潜艇总动员4:章鱼奇遇记 (Happy Little Submarines 4 - Adventure of Octopus)
5 猪猪侠之勇闯巨人岛 (GG Bond 2)
6 辛巴达历险记2 (The Adventures Of Sinbad 2014)
7 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (超凡蜘蛛侠2)
8 魔幻仙踪 (Magic Wonderland)
9 封门村 (Closed Doors Village)
10 催眠大师 (The Great Hypnotist)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved June 3, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Angry Man Needs Yo Help



Angry Asian Man needs your Help!

Phil Yu, the Angry Asian Man, has spent more than a decade behind the helm of AAM. Keep the world abreast of all things Asian. If you don't know if its racist, you might want to check it out at AAM.

Recently, the angry man started a video-cast. I've not seem them all, but the first two were pretty dope.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - June 1, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of June 1, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 Edge of Tomorrow (明日邊界) 1
2 Maleficent (黑魔女:沉睡魔咒) 1
3 X-Men: Days of Future Past (X戰警:未來昔日) 2
4 Godzilla (哥吉拉) 3
5 Son Of God (上帝之子) 4
6 Neighbors/Bad Neighbours (惡鄰纏身) 4
7 Yves Saint Laurent (時尚大師聖羅蘭) 1
8 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (蜘蛛人驚奇再起2:電光之戰) 6
9 Walk of Shame (姐姐我醉大) 2
10 The Grand Budapest Hotel (歡迎來到布達佩斯大飯店) 8
11 到不了的地方 (Anywhere Somewhere Nowhere) 2
12 Le Capital (資本遊戲) 1
13 Transcendence (全面進化) 4
14 The Quiet Ones (靈異檔案) 2
15 La Grande Bellezza (絕美之城) 5
16 Brick Mansions (玩命特區) 5
17 菜鳥評審員 (Judge!) 3
18 四十九日的幸福秘方 (Mourning Recipe) 2
19 小可愛與拳擊手 (Cutie and the Boxer) 2
20 只要一分鐘 (One Minute More) 4

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved June 2, 2014