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Upcoming Asian Movies to Look Out For

By Spunktitude @spunktitud3

Clover Films Upcoming MoviesVisiting the movie theatres is almost a national hobby in Singapore so it’s always great to know what upcoming movies I can look forward to. While most people would choose to watch Hollywood blockbusters, I like to support good Asian movies as well.

Clover Films Upcoming Movies

So thanks Clover Films for giving me a sneak peek at the upcoming films they will be releasing from now till March 2015. There is a good mix of genre, so there is definitely a movie to interest everyone :)

Clover Films Upcoming Movies

That’s the ever-suave Kevin from Clover Films unveiling the upcoming movies to the bloggers. Out of the presented movies, these few caught my attention…

Clover Films Upcoming Movies

I always had a thing for  police action flicks, not to mention one with such cute actors, heh. The original drama series won numerous Golden Bell awards including Best Leading Actor for Mark Chao, so this would definitely be a movie I will be watching.

Singapore Release Date: 9 October 2014
Panic spreads the whole city as a series of bomb explosions happen within hours and this is just the beginning of a tight-knit conspiracy. Righteous and impulsive, Wu Ying-Xiong is paired up with the intelligent but arrogant loner Chen Zhen to track down the mastermind behind the bombing incidents. Soon Wu and Chen will discover that the bombings are just the prelude to a massive destruction. Stolen military missiles are now aimed at the Harbour City; moreover, a deadly virus is about to breakout, which is so highly contagious that it can devour the whole world in 14 days. All the chaos is planned by the Nightwalkers—a secret assassination squad which used to serve the highest government officials…
吳英雄和陈真发现,所有的炸弹客身份与重大通缉犯吻合,按順序接下來就是— 徐達夫 。這一次,吳英雄和陈真要面对的,是整個城市的瞬间毀坏,海港城陷入 空前危机。
他们真正的挑战还不只是这些,全城八百万市民之中,其中一人的身上种下了最 新的病毒“伊魯康及”,15 小时后在体內演化完毕,就会变成高傳染力的病 毒,开始在海港城進行大量的传染,14 天后世界都将陷入新世代“黑死病”…
Cast: Mark Chao, Lin Gengxin 赵又廷, 林更新

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Kungfu action lovers can look forward to Donnie Yen’s new movie. There was so much action, the trailer alone left me breathless. The movie has been selected to be shown at the BFI London Film Festival 2014.

Singapore Release Date: 30 October 2014
A martial arts instructor (Donnie Yen) working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer (Wang Baoqiang) starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
甄子丹饰演的警队武术教练,因为一次私人恩怨错手杀人,成为阶下囚。饰演凶 悍连环杀手的王宝强,因为以香港武术界顶尖人物为杀人目标,引来警方追捕。 为了重获自由,甄子丹挺身而出帮助警方捉拿杀手。
Cast:Donnie Yen, Wang Bao Qiang, Charlie Yeung 甄子丹 、王宝强、杨采妮

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I am quite excited about this Ann Hui movie! There have been good reviews about this film, and it has been selected for a number of prestigious accreditation including the 71st Venice Film Festival Closing Film, Toronto International Film Festival 2014 Masters Selection, Busan International Film Festival 2014 Gala Presentation and Hong Kong’s entry for the 87th Academy Awards – Best Foreign Language Film.

Singapore Release Date: 16 October 2014
The writer we now know as Xiao Hong was born Zhang Naiying on the day of the 1911 Dragon Boat Festival (June 1st) in Manchuria, north-east China. Her mother died when Xiao Hong was young and her estrangement from her tyrannical father sparked a long quest for an independent and emotionally satisfying life. She was rescued from destitution by hard-drinking fellow writer Xiao Jun, but their fraught and competitive relationship brought her more heartache than joy. She found a kindly and considerate surrogate father in the great writer Lu Xun.
While evacuated to safer inland areas to escape the Japanese invasion of China – and on the rebound from what turned out to be the definitive break with Xiao Jun – she married another novelist from the North-east, Duanmu Hongliang. They fled together to Hong Kong in 1940. A month after Hong Kong, too, fell to the Japanese on Christmas Day of 1941, Xiao Hong died of tuberculosis at the age of 31. But several key episodes in her life remain obscure and disputed, even now.
。 Cast: Tang Wei 湯 唯, Feng Shao Feng 馮紹峰

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This movie starring the cute Rooftop Prince actor & JYJ member Park Yoochun is also one to look out for. It’s selected as Korea’s entry for the 87th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film, so I expect a good fight with The Golden Era. Who deserves to win? I will tell you after I watch both movies :)

Singapore Release Date: 16 October 2014
Based on true events, is the story of a group of fishermen who are driven into madness when their attempt to smuggle illegal migrants ends in a horrible tragedy.
Six crew members –led by the captain, is the kind-hearted chief engineer ‘Wan-ho’ (Moon Sung-geun) who had an eventful life and lives hidden on the boat. To the naive and youngest crew member ‘Dong-shik’ (Park Yoochun) who just started working aboard the ship recently– begin their dream of having their boat with a full load of fish. However on the open sea, they are transporting something, it is not meat but human beings!
To protect the ship and their livelihoods, Captain ‘Cheol-ju’(Kim Yoon-seok) suggests to his crew members the job in helping to smuggle [stowaways]. Numerous of stowaways who risks their lives and comes across the sea, and the six crew members who are on board a fated boat. Amid that, an unknown ‘sea fog’ to which they cannot see what’s in front of themselves comes down and they become swept into an uncontrollable accident…
Cast: Kim Yun-Seok, Park Yoo-Chun, Han Ye-Ri, Moon Sung-Geun, Kim Sang-Ho

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Those who like romantic dramas will enjoy the sequel to Don’t Go Breaking My Heart. Will theprotagonists find new love, or end up with their old flames? The strong cast (and eye candy) is also a crowd puller.

单身男女 2
Singapore Release Date: 13 November 2014
After losing his girl in a love triangle, Shen Ran falls in love with another woman, only to find himself still attached to his old flame. Meanwhile, his new love also finds herself torn between him and another young man.
Cast: Miriam Yeung 杨千嬅, Louis Koo 古天乐, Gao Yuan Yuan 高圆圆, Vic Chou 周渝民, Daniel Wu 吴彦祖

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Jam Hsiao is the perfect person to play an otaku. Coupled with the absolutely hilarious (albeit a little cheesy) dialogues, this romantic comedy is great for laughs and some fun time with a date or friends.

Singapore Release Date: 30 October 2014
Otaku (Jam Hsiao) and his roommate Mr. Cheap (Da Peng) as known as the ultimate geeks of their university. However, like any normal guy, their goal is to fall in love with their girls of their dreams. To get close to his goddess Mei (Xie Na), Mr. Cheap pretends to be a spoiled rich kid, appearing everywhere she goes. Meanwhile, the introverted Otaku tries to create a chance to talk to class beauty Ling (Maggie Jiang) by running into her in the hallway, only to have his plan fail awkwardly.
The school’s legendary couples party is fast approaching, and the only person to show up without a date will be etched on the “pillar of shame” and be mocked forever. To avoid this catastrophic fate, Otaku and Mr. Cheap decide to put away lame disguises and try winning their goddesses over by being sincere and earnest. With the dignities of geeks everywhere on the line, a fierce battle for love is about to kick off….”
“文艺宅男”阿宅(萧敬腾饰)和他的室友“屌丝宅男”抠男(大鹏 饰)是大学里的“铁血纯屌丝”,他们最大的梦想就是可以献身女神。抠男为了接近他的“太阳女神”川美(谢娜 饰),假扮富二代,在川美身边神出鬼没,闹出很多笑话。而不善于表达的阿宅则通过“计算与奔跑”努力制造出一次次走廊偶遇,来与“宅男女神”雅玲(江疏影 饰)搭话,但他这些伎俩总会被高冷的雅玲看穿,最后尴尬收场。
Cast: Jam Hsiao 萧敬腾, Maggie Jiang 江疏影, Xie Na 谢娜, Da Peng 大鹏

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Horror fans may want to catch local production “Bring Back the Dead” starring Singapore’s local talents. Jesseca Liu is a good actress and Seventh-Month personality Liu Ling Ling would be interested to watch too. If, I can find the guts to watch it. :p

Singapore Release Date: January 2015
When her seven-year-old son dies in a tragic road accident, a grieving mother, Jia En (Jesseca Liu), seeks the help of her former caregiver, Mdm Seetoh (Liu Ling Ling), to bring back his soul so he can be ‘by her side’ at home.However, after several strange and deadly occurences in the house, she begins to suspect that there is something amiss with the soul she has brought back. In discovering what has really happened, she unravels the horrific truth … a truth which may cost her her life and the lives of those around her.
当她的独生子因遇车祸不幸丧命时,一个伤心欲绝的嘉恩(刘子绚 饰)因为沉浸于失子的悲伤,决定请小时候照顾她的保姆,司徒姐(刘玲玲 饰)协助她把儿子的灵魂招回她身边。
Cast: Jesseca Liu (刘芷绚), Jacko Chiang(蒋伟文), Liu Ling Ling (刘玲玲), Eelyn Kok (郭蕙雯)

Clover Films Upcoming Movies

Thai horror flicks are known to be scary, so I am sure horror fans will be looking out for this movie. Now let’s see if I can find my own ‘victim’ to go watch this with me, I think my screams will be just as horrifying :)

Singapore Release Date: 11 December 2014
It has been three months since Nott (Punjan) lost his beloved girlfriend, Pla(Focus) in the motorcycle accident. His heart is full of guilt and sorrow and the only way for him to get through this is to meet Pla again in her after life. He tries to find a way to find back Pla’s soul and decides to join the emergency crew volunteer which he has to secretly picked up the belongings of the dead ones himself. He thinks that by doing that he will be able to find back Pla’s soul. However, things are not that simple.
John (Jack) his friend at the volunteer foundation tries to tell him not to ask for problem, seeing spirits are not things to be taken lightly. Nott does not listen and continues to confront the haunting spirits hoping that they may be able to lead him to Pla. Will he be able to meet Pla ? Will he be able to tell Pla what he wants to? He has never expected that everything that is happening is actually under Pla watchful eyes…
Cast: Focus Jirakul, Chonnikan Netjui, Kittisak Patomburana

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