One of my favorite chick flicks, Suddenly Seventeen 28岁未成年, is now available with English subtitles for free on YouTube legally. The directorial debut of Zhang Mo stars Ni Ni, Wallace Huo, Wang Ta-lu, and Ma Su in a charming tale of finding yourself.
Lin Yun and Wang Talu play the nth version of the beloved couple from opposite sides of the IQ spectrum who become housemates in It Started With a Kiss. The film is directed by Our Times director Frankie Chen. (more…)
Verdict: You would probably like it if you like chick flicks, and not if otherwise.
A cross between Freaky Friday and Seventeen Again, Sudden Seventeen 28岁未成年 is a fun, heartwarming, albeit cliched chick flick that surprisingly does not have a romantic message. It’s also a monumental tribute to the beauty of Ni Ni.
“Today is the tenth day of Summer (Ni Ni) being a perfect housewife. Like the 3650 days before today, she got up at 7 am, had perfect hair and a perfect outfit, made breakfast, and is ready for her beau (Wallace Huo) to awake up. But today was different. She had seen a ring in his coat and he was going to propose.”
When it turns out the ring was for someone else, Summer breaks down and in the midst of her breakdown, sees an advertisement for chocolates that will make her happy again. It turns out that a bite of the chocolate makes her … drumroll…. seventeen again. (more…)
From some of the boldest music choices to drastic switches in tone of cinematography to one of the most interesting shootout scenes in a while, A Better Tomorrow 2018英雄本色 2018 felt like a firework so bursting with life that it left me too busy savoring every minute details of brilliance to think about its flaws. You can just feel how much love and thought director Ding Sheng and the cast put into every scene. Even all the jokes avoid lazy one-liners but instead are all carefully set-up earlier to land perfectly.
Spoiler level: little more than what you would know from the trailers
Known for his action flicks that often reminds one of the golden days of Hong Kong cinema, director Ding Sheng pays tribute to a Hong Kong classic in A Better Tomorrow 2018 英雄本色 2018. The film will be shown in select theaters in North America (US and Canada) beginning January19th and in Australia and New Zealand beginning the 24th.
If you’re one of the rare Cfensi readers who live in Asia, the film will screen in mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, Philippines, India and other unnamed parts of South Asia.
Synopsis – Zhou Kai (Wang Kai) is a reformed smuggler trying to make amends with his up-and-rising police star brother (Ma Tianyu). While he struggles between his love for his little brother and loyalty to his former partner-in-crime Ma Ke (Darren Wang), the three all become entangled in a smuggling plot by the new leader of Zhou Kai and Ma Ke’s old gang.
The Wolf 狼殿下 is an upcoming fantasy romance drama set in the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, and stars Darren Wang (Legend of the Naga Pearls) as a boy raised by wolves and Li Qin (Princess Agents) as his love interest.