Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens

Articles by Richard Yu

Trailer: Feng Xiaogang’s latest movie “Youth” premieres Sep 30, 2017

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Famed Chinese director Feng Xiaogang is back with a coming-of-age People's Liberation Army romance flick (yes, that's a thing).

“Wolf Warriors 2” shows a new kind of Chinese patriotism—that speaks to overseas Chinese

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"Wolf Warriors "2 breathes new life into the Chinese action genre—and appeals to foreign-born Chinese in the process.

Review: Absurd Accident (China, 2017)

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Absurd Accident (提着心吊着胆) is a rollicking comedy that brings life to a bucolic Chinese village.

Review: This is Not What I Expected (China, 2017)

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Starlet Zhou Dongyu displays a new level of maturity opposite Takeshi Kaneshiro in this culinary-themed Chinese rom-com.

Trailer: “Wukong” hits Chinese theaters on July 13

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Yet another "Journey to the West" adaptation, starring Eddie Peng as titular Monkey King Sun Wukong, hits Chinese theaters.

Review: A Loner (China, 2017)

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"A Loner" (大雪冬至) explores the life of a old woman in Beijing, illuminating a broader social phenomenon of "left-behind" elders in modern-day China.

“Fatal Countdown: Reset” premieres June 30, 2017

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"Fatal Countdown: Reset" (逆时营救) is Chinese time travel suspense movie starring Yang Mi and Wallace Huo.

Trailer: “Out of Control”, starring T.O.P. and Cecilia Cheung, premiere delayed to 2018

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Out of Control (失控·幽灵飞车) is an upcoming thriller starring Big Bang's T.O.P. and Cecilia Cheung.

“One Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes 2” set for August 18 release

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This Chinese animated fantasy comedy is a sequel of 2014's "One Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes", which was inspired by a popular webcomic.

“Beautiful Accident” starring Gwei Lun-mei to premiere May 27, 2017

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Popular Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-mei (桂纶镁) is set to headline Beautiful Accident (美好的意外).