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The Golden Rock - January 13th, 2008 Edition

- An interesting discovery today that borders on lame. A Hong Kong cram school commercial that parodies the CJ7 teaser with a guy walking around a dump looking for A’s. Isn’t it a little too early to be parodying it already?

- The Daily Yomiuri’s weekly Televiews column takes a look back at this year’s Kohaku and other lame Japanese New Year’s  Eve programming, many of which I missed because i was watching Kohaku like any Japanese person ought to.

- Singapore and Malaysia’s first gangster flick is coming out this Lunar New Year. Too bad it looks like successful commercial director Jack Neo’s seemingly lame telling of the My Wife is a Gangster formula. This may just be worse than Kung-Fu Dunk for Singapore’s Lunar New Year market. I shudder at that thought.

- Another Asian film is heading to Berlin. This time it’s Shin Onna Tachiguishi Retsuden, the omnibus film co-directed by Momoru Oshii along with five other directors. I didn’t even know it opened in Japan already.

- It’s hard to believe, but 50 Chinese websites have apparently “voluntarily” stopped providing illegal downloads of movies in a crackdown by authorities to stop piracy in China.

- Twitch’s Stefan has a review for Johnnie To’s Linger, which follows my general feelings towards the film. However, The Taipei Times seems to like it quite a bit. Does the Mandarin version make that much of a difference?

- The picture link below is of the latest Japanese pop duo to hit the pop world:

sisters.jpg (not work-safe)

4 Responses to “The Golden Rock - January 13th, 2008 Edition”

  1. YTSL Says:

    Hi there –

    FWIW, Stefan, being Singapore-based, probably saw the same Mandarin language version of “Linger” as the Taipei Times reviewer and, also, me.

    And hope I’m not spamming when I point you to my review over at:-

  2. eliza bennet Says:

    After reading the review at Twitch, I realised that he seemed to think that Linger is Vic Chou’s debut. But I remember watching him in Magic Kitchen then again maybe he is someone else and I’m mistaken.

  3. GoldenRockProductions Says:

    Hi, YTSL,

    It’s no problem to link your review here. Actually, it was reading it before I saw it that caused my initial surprise when I realized they were playing the Cantonese-dubbed version.

    So I guess the Mandarin version is now losing 1-2, as in 1 for it being good, and 2 for it being bad.

    Hi, Eliza,

    Apparently, it was co-F4 member Jerry Yan that was in Magic Kitchen, and he was also just as lifeless in that film as Vic Zhou was in Linger (no pun intended).

  4. eliza bennet Says:

    Oh thank you! Yeah Jerry Yan was really bad in Magic Kitchen.

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