• @karina I think it's a good casting choice. The twins in the novel are also teenagers under.
  • @kidd thx for the clarification. The rest were totally gross.
  • @passingby Pic 4 is from a scene in 2003’s The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber, where Yang Xiao force kiss Ji Xiao Fu. So, the actress gave the correct reaction.
  • 'Succession War' would have been good if it does no focus on He Shen's love life. Sadly, it does (as reported in an earlier article). :( Excerpt from http://www.jaynestars.com/news/ruco-chan-shaun-tam-to-lead-tvb-qing-drama-heavens-will/ "Ruco’s Heshen will have several love interests in the show. Selena Li portrays his first love, but she will marry Shaun’s Jiaqing instead, and later becoming his empress. Heshen will also be involved with Elaine Yiu’s Changmei, the western-educated daughter of an official." This first/true love marrying someone of higher station (usually the emperor) has been done to death by TVB. Can we have something new? Off the top of my head, I can think of 3 already. - Curse of the Royal Harem - The Life and Times of a Sentinel - A General, a Scholar and a Eunuch
  • I'm actually impressed by this girl's self-confidence and applaud her for not giving in to outside pressure to brace her teeth. If more girls have her self-confidence and positive self-image, there wouldn't be so many cases of anorexia and plastic surgery addiction. She could have handled herself better in her response to criticism. Be more poise and elegant instead of fighting back. But, there is nothing wrong with her not 'fixing' her teeth. I listen to a radio talkshow yesterday and one of the host, actress Joyce Chan, actually tip her as the winner because of her confidence on the stage during the pageant.
  • Tsui Hark really likes to use Lin Gengxin. Both 'Sword Master' and 'Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back' which was produced and directed by Tsui Hark respectively, stars Lin Gengxin. Now Tsui Hark plan to cast him as Yang Guo too. I find Lin Gengxin to be a boring actor. He need a lively character to make his performance interesting. He was ok in 'Journey to the West' because Sun Wukong is a lively and colourful character. But, he was super boring in 'Sword Master'. I watch 'Death Duel' and 'Sword Master' back to back and Derek Yee was able to hold my attention from start to finish playing the same character. Maybe it's the charisma. Derek was a newbie actor at that time. So, his acting weren't actually stellar in the movie.
  • @linvin8 Yeah. Stephen Fung has been directing movies since 2004 (or even earlier if you count the segment in the anthology 'Heroes in Love'). This is definitely not his directorial debut. But, I do hope he will come back out to the front of the camera once in a while. I miss him onscreen.
  • @funnlim I also miss TVB's wuxia and fantasy series. Their 90's wuxia and fantasy series might not look as good as the current china ones, but, it got a certain feel to it that I can't find in current china series. " Even with that tiny high pitched voice he could play ruthless and angry and scary. " It could be a hint to what this character is capable for becoming. Initially, I dislike the casting of Mathew because I'm partial to another girly looking actor who I think would be perfect for this role. I thought TVB should give this actor more chance since he has been with TVB longer. But, Matthew won me over with his acting. This actor really has potential.
  • Watch this movie in the cinema yesterday. My first thought was CGI looks kinda fake. But then, the more I watch, the more beautiful the scenes get and less fake too. By the end, I love the graphic of the movie. Same feeling with the acting. Initially, both actors seem awkward in the beginning, but have more and more chemistry as the movie went and by the end they were able to touch my heart. I think Yang Yang was well casted for the role. The story, I agree is disjointed. I have to google for extra info of the story to get a full understanding of the plot and relationship of the characters. Overall, I'll give this movie 7/10.
  • @kidd His voice is his weakest link but yes he did make his voice even more high pitch. However Kidd keep watching and there is one scene which made me wish he could play a villain. Even with that tiny high pitched voice he could play ruthless and angry and scary. However as TVB goes, that aspect will never be explored in this series. I do enjoy this series but it is so messy and so over everywhere. One min it was going somewhere then they time jump skip plot skip logic. Even if this is time travel it could be a logical time travel. The actors are good, even Edwin Siu is ok even if he is a total miscast but it's the story. It feels half hearted, waste of time. By now should have ended and still it is going on. Unholy Alliance is terribly predictable but would have been a perfect setup for a wuxia series where beautiful costumes would have distracted the oh so familiar storyline. Setting it in modern time is a travesty. And I am sick of the skinship of 2 couples, neither convincing. I wished TVB would invest in wuxia costume series again because all these kung fu fighting scenes in this series is at best lazy. TVB getting very out of practice. Am watching Lost Love In Times and whilst I don't get the whole reset time thing (or another dimension? Parrarel time?) and the obsession with butterflies, but the costumes is just jaw droppingly beautiful and the fighting with the CGI and effects are actually rather good. That was TVB in the past. Unholy Alliance could have been that sort of series.
  • I watch 'A General, a Scholar, and a Eunuch' for the first time yesterday. I think Matthew purposely rise his voice to a higher pitch because he was playing an eunuch. I don't remember his voice being like that in other series.
  • Here's the interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwz9IfyVna8
  • Pinky has gone through a lot of hardships in her life. She was the target of a bullying group growing up, so she face constant bully, not only emotionally, but, physically. I've heard some of the interviews talking about the bully and it made me cringe. Then, when she came out to work, got raped. She has also gone broke once and the kind Angie Cheung lent her money. I was a fan of Pinky in her ATV days. I love her in the MDWAV series. So, I always took notice of her news when I saw it. She gave a telling interview not so long ago. I can't find the youtube link now. Lots of crap videos on youtube now that she has join TVB and HK media started to pay attention on her. I'll post it after I check my bookmark link.
  • Imho, Eric did have breakthrough performances. It's just that TVB failed to pick up the momentum when he started gaining audience notice and his fans increased. I've like him since 'Dicey Business' and it was also during that time that he has the highest profile because many of his series was aired at the same time. But, TVB never took the opportunity to promote him. The producer who made the most use of him is Lee Tim Shing. He always have meaty roles in Lee's series. I think Lee is not with TVB anymore. Signing per series contact is good. He has more freedom to do other things. He can branch out to theater and movies, and look for jobs in China to expand his career opportunities.
  • I'm very happy for Grace. Finally! I'm also happy that her first lead role is an Andy Chan's production. 'Karma Rider' is one of my favourite TVB series. His other series also maintain a certain standard. So, the quality of this new series will be decent too. I just hope it will be well accepted by audience for Grace's career's sake.
  • Very shocking news. I didn't even know she was sick. R.I.P Susanna Au Yeung. She was a great actress. Even in very old series/movies, when she was very young and when other actors' acting look staged/affected, she was very natural.
  • @kidd I think any exposure to Asian faces in movies is always better than no face, regardless of who's in it. It's true that homegrown actors need to be distributed more evenly, but first, greater acceptance of Asian faces has to be ingrained in Hollywood culture. A decade to two ago, Asian faces barely graced the screen. It wasn't until Asia became a greater economic powerhouse that Asian Americans gained a stronger foothold in Hollywood, mostly to entice higher viewership in Asia. Everything is related to the bottom-line.
  • @llwy12 I like 'Legendary Entertainment'. They produced a lot of fantasy themed movies, a genre I like. Didn't know they have recently been acquired by Wanda until you mentioned it here. The token asian thing is a bit cringe worthy, but, so far, the movies produced on 'Legendary Entertainment' are still entertaining. Warcraft and Kong are two movies that I'm looking forward to their sequels.
  • @coralie The foreign investors only push established Asian artists from outside US into Hollywood. The group who truly need the push, the Asian American actors, is still sadly left behind. I'd rather see Asian Americans like Lewis Tan (ok, I know he's actually British Asian) get more chances. The Asian actors who get roles in these China investors projects are those whose main market is in Asian countries, who already made a name for themselves and has nothing to lose if their didn't make it in Hollywood. They still get lots of project back home. But, the Asian American actors are based in US, they need these roles from US project. Unless they are willing uproot themselves from US and move to Asia like Donnie Yen, Daniel Wu, LeeHom Wang.
  • @kidd Yup, totally agree with your views. Tony might have a more boyish and easygoing reputation from his jokes and interviews but he is actually quite serious and thoughtful if you go through his social media feeds and watch his travel shows. Plus he was the one who actively pursued her from the start and she was the passive one who accepted and seemed to just settle and compromise. Their whole rship always felt really off to me, like they were only friends joking around rather than a couple in love.
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