• I have just added her name to my repertoire of "curse words" that I can use online without impunity. LOL!!!
  • @aiya Nah I'm not torn. my opinion is still the same. If she's looking for marriage, don't think this guy is the right age for her. Someone older will be better but not an old geezer like Patrick Tse for example. When I said older, I mean someone who is from mid 30s to mid 50s. And that's if she is looking for marriage.. But then hey i can be wrong.. this guy might be ready for marriage too. As long as she is happy, that all the matters.
  • @happybi In your earlier post, you stated it would be better if the guy is older. Now you are saying it's better for her to be with a young guy than a geezer like so many other young HK actresses. Judging by your vacillation, It appears you are still torn by this issue.
  • @aiya not surprised by this honestly but then most "older" guys aren't really looking for marriage!!! I can say it's the same for "older" woman.
  • @happybi Here is an article about a research done on the matter of longevity (or the lack of) of inter-generational relationships. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/11/why-to-marry-someone-your-own-age/382520/ In short, the results reveal the larger the gap, the shorter the relationship will last. What I find interesting is that since most of the "samples" involve older men/younger women coupling, it implicitly debunk the notion that these relationship would last.
  • It appears he is following the footsteps of Ang Lee who is a graduate of the Tisch School of NYU. It will be interesting to see if Hu Ge will be focusing more on films instead of TV dramas which has catapulted him into stardom.
  • So it appears the opposite has happened in Mainland: instead of uncles seeking their nieces like in HK; it is the aunties seeking their nephews. LOL! Anyway, I note this guy is an "investment manager". So, if he is put in charge of her assets, that would create a delicate conflict of interest.
  • @aiya well same thing with Andy Lau.
  • How old is Simon? Sixty something? And his daughter is only 12? Hope daddy will still be around by the time she reaches adulthood. Unintended consequences of being an old parent.
  • Wow, looks like they are recruiting for a basketball team as all these guys are more than 182 cm tall and under 30. I guess they get tire of casting the same old short middle-aged guys prancing around like they are still 18. LOL!
  • @funnlim I guess it is tough to find people who had experience in fighting monsters in general. If it were up to me, I would go for the Japanese (instead of Europeans) because of their experience in dealing with Godzilla, Rodan, Ghidra and their buddies (tongue in cheek). Being known does not necessary make one an A-lister. For example, Mel Gibson is no longer one. Willem Dafoe is a known character actor around Hollywood but not an A-lister like Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, or Tom Hanks. I don't know the Pedro guy since I am a tad older than the fantasy game teen generation. Yes, I agree this movie is at best a fantasy and can be a commercial hit in Asia, especially in China, which is precisely the strategy behind these Hollywood producers. And don't dismiss cinematic nonsenses because they sell especially in a place like China where consumers are more "brand conscious" (Hollywood) then artistically demanding. Just don't expect it to win any acclaims.
  • @aiya I was surprised to learn roman army may have met ... was it Han army? Some ancient chinese army, in real life. So why not? Moreover this is a fantasy movie. If Chinese series can have their never ending time travel element (even if removed from eventual story) why not? It can happen. Perhaps Chinese had a lot of experience but not fighting monsters? A different perspective? It IS a movie. Willem Dafoe is not a nobody. He is an A Lister, considered not as a bankable star (that's Matt Damon) but elite acting prowess. Pedro Pascal - fans of Games of Thrones will know who he is. This is not some small time actors sort of movie. Matt Damon is in it probably because of his co stars AND the reputation of the director and Zhang Yimou is a giant. Yes it is hollywood using chinese money but for once at least the chinese has a role and not some walk on non speaking role. I don't see this as nonsense. It has potential to be a huge hit if everything done well. Consider it as Asian's The Mummy or LOTR or the sort. Don't dismiss it just yet.
  • I am all cracking up by this historical chop suey. The existence of a group of white European elite mercenary warriors in the Dark Ages is as plausible as an invincible high-tech equipped fighting force from Easter Island in the 21st Century. Midieval Europeans were getting clobbered by superior Muslim armies in their Crusader campaigns and then by the Mongol Hordes and certainly were in no shape to field such "elite fighting force" to save China, where the Han Dynasty was in its height. Besides Matt Damon, none of the western cast seem to be A-listers. It has becomes a trend for Hollywood using Chinese money to produce these nonsenses for Asian box office purposes while saving their own resources for more quality productions.
  • @coralie Big law firms need PR/Communication people big time as their spokespeople. Lawyers generally terrible in public communication.
  • @janet72 I think it has more to do with the fact that Uncle Cheng's so-called post-BBJX popularity/career in the Mainland had finally come to the expected end of 'fan san sui gwat’ (粉身碎骨)
  • @ivan Actually, Cantonese bares close relationship to Vietnamese, linguistically speaking. They are all part of the "Yue" lingual group derived from the "Yue tribes" that used to live in the region of South China. In fact, Cantonese is often called the "Yue Language" while Vietnam in Chinese is literally translated to Yue of the South.
  • @funnlim LOL! I think she has officially joined his PR campaign as a "validator." It is very predictable that his PR operatves kick into high gears in the face of a publicity crisis using the familiar defensive lines like threat of lawsuit and/or we are still in love.
  • @janet72 Maybe they meant that it takes a while for Uncle Cheng's "adoption petition" to be ratified. LOL!!
  • I had always thought that Taiwan has one of the most comprehensive and accessible health plan for its citizens. Why would he had to raise money for his father's stent procedure?
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