Tony Lucia's TV and art films: today through
Reading EagleTony Lucia's TV and art films: today through June 24Reading EagleWong Kar-wai's stylish "Chungking Express" (1994; 2 a.m. Monday), a lighter effort from one of the modern cinema's great romantics, conjoins two stories about men (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung Chiu-wai) getting over heartbreak through the graces of ...
Posted on 17 June 2017 | 9:03 pm
Movie Review: This Is Not What I Expected
The New PaperMovie Review: This Is Not What I Expected (PG)The New PaperIt was a visual gastronomic experience as I drooled over the culinary offerings in the movie, directed by Derek Hui. Eccentric hotel tycoon and foodie Lu Jin (Takeshi Kaneshiro) is extremely difficult to please, until he meets talented sous chef Gu ...
Posted on 16 May 2017 | 6:52 pm
Film Picks: This Is Not What I Expected,
The Straits TimesFilm Picks: This Is Not What I Expected, Pakistani Film Festival, and moreThe Straits TimesA handsome billionaire falls in love with a plain dorky girl - it is classic wish-fulfilment fantasy that has been done to death in many romantic comedies. Making it work in this utterly likeable film are the genuine sparks between Takeshi Kaneshiro ...
Posted on 11 May 2017 | 2:01 pm
Movie review: Takeshi Kaneshiro and Zhou
The Straits TimesMovie review: Takeshi Kaneshiro and Zhou Dongyu's chemistry lifts romcom This Is Not What I ExpectedThe Straits TimesThe story: Hotel tycoon and foodie Lu Jin (Takeshi Kaneshiro) is famously difficult to please - until he starts tasting dishes cooked by a mysterious and talented sous chef named Shengnan (Zhou Dongyu).
Posted on 9 May 2017 | 2:02 pm
'This Is Not What I Expected': Film Review -
Hollywood Reporter'This Is Not What I Expected': Film ReviewHollywood ReporterAn uptight businessman and a daffy female chef forge a connection based on their shared love of fine food in Derek Hui's romantic comedy. A cloying Chinese rom-com so full of clichés that it instantly qualifies for a Hollywood remake, Derek Hui's ...
Posted on 8 May 2017 | 9:47 am
How a Taiwanese Megastar Brought Tourists to
And while Joy hadn't heard of him, the Taiwanese star of the ad, Takeshi Kaneshiro, was a very big deal. From an Australian perspective, the ad is endearingly foreign. BoMy is a fruit and vegetable juice, a sort of Taiwanese equivalent to V8, and Kaneshiro ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:29 pm
Taitung: The place to be for adrenaline
The airline ran an ad campaign that featured the delectable Japanese-Taiwanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro riding in picture-perfect countryside and stopping to sip tea under a tree. Overnight, the autumn maple tree became a sensational tourist attraction ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 12:28 pm
Song Hye Kyo’s New Film Described As The
The cast includes actors from Korea, China and Japan. Song Hye Kyo's co-stars include Huang Xiao Ming, Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tong Dawei and Masami Nagasawa. "The Crossing" is Song Hye Kyo's third Chinese film. She previously appeared in "the ...
Posted on 5 January 2015 | 11:34 pm
Film Review: ‘The Crossing: Part 1’
The first of a two-part disaster epic depicting a 1949 shipwreck that’s been nicknamed “the Chinese Titanic,” John Woo’s “The Crossing ... Taiwanese doctor Yan Zekun (Takeshi Kaneshiro), drafted to China as a medic for the Imperial Army ...
Posted on 4 December 2014 | 7:34 am
Movie Review – Chungking Express (1994)
Directed by Wong Kar Wai. Starring Tony Leung, Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Brigette Lin. The two stories are connected by a brief second. The first story follows off-duty cop, He Qiwu (Takeshi Kaneshiro) as he pines after his lost love May.
Posted on 15 September 2014 | 6:00 pm