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Funny scramble of an esoteric book of cooking between a guy without feeling, a tough girl, a master out of date, a dark-minded rich man, a emotion-manipulating woman and a OCD-suffering samurai. (imdb)
“That House That Never Dies II” is based on the true events of the spookiest of the Four Oriental Haunted Houses located at No.81 Chaonei, Beijing. During the last years of the Republic, the country was in chaos. With the warlords’ mutiny in the capital, Marshal Zhang Zhisheng was forced to marry the great warlord’s daughter Ji Jincui but subsequently, strange things occurred at the mansion. People were intimidated.
Movie about the 1943 Cairo Conference featuring with some Chinese nationalistic liberties taken regarding historical facts.
Twin Peaks before Twin Peaks (1990) and at the same time not always and entirely in the same place as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). A feature film which presents deleted scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) assembled together for the first time in an untold portion of the story's prequel. (imdb)
Marco Polo (2014) - TV Series
In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China. (imdb)
A romantic drama about a girl from a declining aristocratic family who has been forced to live a normal working life. She meets an impoverished but talented painter (who may not be as poor as he seems), and they slowly fall into a risky, mesmerizing, passionate love that she tries desperately to avoid. You guessed it, they are as star-crossed as all get-out. There's the added pressure of another man in her life, danger, and a ton of secrets. The obstacles against them are tremendous. (dramafever.com)
The comedy of the year. This wannabe magical romance-drama is one of the most illogical films ever and the actors, if not director Kam Kwok-Leung, may be aware of it. Featuring CGI tears and paintings of corn-eating monkeys. The highlight: Chang Chen pretending to be Korean. (The Movie Database)
Nick Young (Booboo Stewart) is a high school freshman struggling with Asperger's Syndrome who idolizes his perfect older brother Chaz Young (Harry Shum Jr.). His brother dies when riding his bike on the highway, a group of guys were driving recklessly. Nick's friends attend the funeral and help him get through his loss. Randy tells Nick how his brother spent, "his whole life trying to keep up this lie that you were a perfect family. (en.wikipedia.org)
When Song Qi stumbles upon her boyfriend's affair with her best friend, her life quickly starts falling apart and she is subsequently drawn into a quicksand of revenge and murder. Though all is not as it seems and Song Qi will have to embark on a twisted journey into her past and the very depths of her own mind.
A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty.
A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet. (imdb)
24 City tells a number of stories about the deep-rooted social revolution going on in China today. It is set in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, in a luxury apartment complex called 24 City being built on the site of Factory 420, a former airplane engine plant. (www.viff.org)
Short documentary of the making of Lust, Caution
In Korea Town Los Angeles, a young man, Kengo, believes he's the son of God - that's what his mother told him since he was a young boy. He spends his days working his dead-end job and figuring out his complex feelings for his girlfriend until, one day, he sees a one-eared man who could be his father and decides to follow him around Los Angeles. (imdb)
Hollywood Chinese is a captivating look at cinema history through the lens of the Chinese American experience. Directed by triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong, this ... (imdb)
Rose, a Shanhainese songstress singing at nightclubs in HongKong during the 60's, marries an Australian sailor and migrates with her young son and daughter to Melbourne. Her past filled with lost innocence, she begins a cycle of dependence and desperation to create a family for herself and her children, culminating with her affair with Qi, an illegal immigrant from HongKong... (imdb)
Jiang Wen stars in his third directorial work that boasts a stellar cast including Joan Chen, Anthony Wong and Jaycee Chan. A polyptych of interconnected stories in different time-zones, shifting between a Yunnan village, a campus, and the Gobi Desert. (imdb)
Shanghai, 1942. Japan's World War II occupation of this Chinese city continues in force. Mrs. Mak, a woman of sophistication and means, walks into a café, places a phone call, and then sits and waits. She remembers how her story began several years earlier, in China in 1938... (Focus Features)
Secrets from Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks (2007) - Direct-to-Video
A select group of key creative forces involved in the making of Twin Peaks reveals their take on the fascinating creation and journey of the wildly popular show. (imdb)
Relationship between father and son on a background of Maoist regime in China in the mid-20th century. The father, a painter by profession, interned in a labor camp for "re-education" and loses his ability to paint. he teaches his son to draw, but does so obsessively. The convoluted relationship between father and son that spread over the period of childhood, adolescence and maturity of the son are being resolved in a surprising and sensitive way.
Generational family saga set in Shanghai in the thirties, sixties and eighties (imdb)
A romantic comedy about a daughter struggling to understand her mother's heart, which ultimately allows her to understand her own. A story of unspoken loves, contemporary and cultural taboos, and the journey of two women towards living their lives honestly. (Sony Pictures Classics)
You are invited to a tasty Thanksgiving dinner that will all at once transport you to four different worlds and take you home again. Coming together is the theme of What's Cooking?, Gurinder Chadha's funny, mouthwatering and deeply moving vision of 21st century diversity and the future of the American family - all set on Thanksgiving. (Trimark Pictures)
He fell in love for the first time... she fell in love forever.
Khmer Rouge terrorist Kieron Chow and his unit arrive in Hong Kong for their latest mission. Todd, Chow's son and fiercely loyal right-hand man, sustains a serious head wound. Now a total amnesiac, Todd wakes from a coma to find he's been given a new life, one that may be the death of him. With the help of psychiatrist Shirley Kwan, anti-terrorist officer Mark Chan tries to convince Todd that he is actually an undercover cop sent to infiltrate Chow's group. (DVD Cover)
In a Class of His Own (1999) - TV Movie
Rich Donato is the high school janitor at an Oregon high school. He is looked up to by the kids who often seek his advice. There is only one problem. He doesn't have a high school diploma. The school board tells him that he must get his GED in 30 days or he will lose his job. He tries taking the test on his own, but fails. His wife rallies the community to help Rich pass the test. Now that Rich has help from teachers and students, there is nothing he can't do. (imdb)
Actress Joan Chen makes her directorial debut with this bleak tale -- adapted from the award-winning novella "Tian Yu" by Shanghai writer Yan Geling -- about the loss of innocence during Mao Zedong's brutal Cultural Revolution, surrounding its precocious title character, Wen Xiu (played by 16-year-old Lu Lu), who finds herself one of millions of Chinese teenagers sent to the hinterlands to receive specialized training during the early 1970s. (AMG)
Three adventurers leave Moon City and head towards the asteroids in search of gold. (imdb)
In a standard comic book dystopian near-future Americans are ensconced in mega-cities which protect them from the desolation of the world outside, and the peace is kept by The Judges. This elite group who upholds "The Law" is police, jury, and executioner all in one. Judge Dredd, the most formidable and revered of the Street Judges, is convicted of the murder of a snooping reporter (imdb)
While Bruno (Christopher Walken) is an international money mover and influence peddler and Virginia (Joan Chen) is his very beautiful wife. His sexual appetite requires the services of banker and part-time hooker Alex (Anne Heche). Its love at first sight. But, who are the lovers? (imdb)
Paul is on one of his many business trips to Tokyo, as a computer-chip executive from New York, when he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman... (imdb)
Mystical martial artist/environmental agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation. (imdb)
Fresh out of law school, Kevin Walker is recruited into the FBI and commissioned to root out communist subversives amongst the San Francisco Chinese community. (imdb)
Chronicles the love life of a man, Zhenbao. He has a steamy fling with the wife of a friend, the saucy and exciting Red Rose. Even though he feels happy with her, he knows he will not end up with her. To maintain his reputation, he marries an antiseptic, frigid but classy lady of a prim and proper background (White rose). Dissonance abound when he finds his bride irritating. (imdb)
The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a freedom fighter, a hustler, young mother, a sometime prostitute, and the wife of a US. marine, the girl's relationships with men suggests an analogy of Vietnam as Woman and the U.S. as Man. (imdb)
A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner. (imdb)
Twin Peaks (1990) - TV Series
An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (imdb)
A Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football... (imdb)
The story of the final Emperor of China. (imdb)
A tough homicide cop is assigned to track down a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes. (imdb)
Tai-Pan is Chinese for "supreme leader". This is the man with real power to his hands. And such a Tai-Pan is Dirk Struan who is obsessed by his plan to make Hong Kong the "jewel in the crown of her British Majesty". In 1841 he achieves his goal but he has many enemies who try to destroy his plans. Will they succeed? (imdb)
A woman, who takes care of two young siblings, and a criminal start to fall for each-other. (imdb)
In San Francisco, an immigrant Chinese widow welcomes the new year with some unhappiness: she's 62 now, she wants to make a trip to China to pay last respects to her ancestors, a fortune teller has told her this is the year she'll die, and a daughter, Geraldine, remains unmarried. Geraldine does have a boyfriend, but she's not sure she's ready for marriage, and, anyway, he lives in Los Angeles and Geraldine doesn't want to leave her mother alone in her declining years... (imdb)