“Your mind is the scene of the crime.”
Inception is an upcoming sci-fi action thriller film slated to be released on July 16, which happens to feature Ken Watanabe (yes, that’s him under the P) one of eight Asian actors that had been nominated for an Academy Award for acting, as a supporting character named Saito. More »
There are many things in life that I’ve given up on trying to understand. Like boys. English in Asian songs. Or UGG boots. This week, I’ve added one more item to the list: The Pussy Cat Dolls’ cover of A.R. Rahman’s “Jai Ho” song, notably famous for the ending dance scene in Slumdog Millionaire. What’s there to try to understand about it? I don’t understand why I like it so much — I’m not usually a PCD fan. More »
Cape No. 7 (海角七號) is a Taiwanese comedic romance film written and directed by Wei Te-Sheng, his first full-length motion picture. The film is mainly in Mandarin Chinese but also contains significant lines in Taiwanese and Japanese. Before its commercial release, the film premiered world-wide on June 20, 2008 at the 2008 Taipei Film Festival as its opening film. The film later won 3 awards in this festival.
Prior to this film, the two leading actors Van Fan (范逸臣) and Chie Tanaka (田中千絵) only had minor acting experience while some of the supporting roles were filled by non-actors. Even without a strong promotional campaign, this movie has become so popular in Taiwan that on November 1, 2008 it became the 2nd top grossing film in the island’s cinematic history, behind Titanic. The film has been nominated for 9 awards in the 2008 Golden Horse Award and it is Taiwan’s entry to compete in the 81st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. More »