Film: Weekend Watching

Thursday, April 02, 2009

A list of movies that are sitting next to me waiting to be watched, which I'll hopefully be able to get to this weekend (because it's couch potato time).

All About Women

All About Women (Chinese: 女人不坏), originally titled She Ain't Mean and Not All Women Are Bad, is a 2008 Chinese romantic comedy-drama film directed by Tsui Hark, who also edited the film, and co-wrote the story and screenplay with famed Korean filmmaker Kwak Jae-yong. The film stars Kitty Zhang, Zhou Xun and Kwai Lun-mei, and tells a series of interwoven stories as it focuses on the lives of three women and their romantic relationships with the men that they encounter.

Originally set to be an updated version of Tsui's Peking Opera Blues, All About Women was shot in Beijing, China, and was released in China and Hong Kong on 11 December 2008. The film was later released in Singapore on 8 January 2009.
Look For A Star

Look for a Star (traditional Chinese: 游龍戲鳳; simplified Chinese: 游龙戏凤; pinyin: Yóu lóng xī fèng; Cantonese Yale: Yau lung hei fung) is a 2009 Hong Kong romantic comedy film that was produced and directed by Andrew Lau. Inspired by the relationship between Stanley Ho and his fourth wife, Angela Leong, the film stars Andy Lau as a millionaire, who falls in love with a feisty casino dealer played by Shu Qi. Look for a Star was shot at the MGM Grand in Macau, and was released in Hong Kong on 26 January 2009.

It is love at first sight when Sam chances upon a feisty, fast-talking woman with the odd name of Milan (Shu Qi) at a Macau casino. But the catch is, she is a part-time poker dealer and a full-time cabaret dancer, “careers” not exactly congruent with his station in life. Fallen in love against all odds, this mismatched couple soon makes headline in all media which turn Milan into an It girl overnight.
True Women For Sale

With a Chinese title that translates to “I don’t sell my body, I sell my uterus,” Herman Yau’s latest work courts as much attention and discussion as his acclaimed 2007 prostitute drama WHISPERS AND MOANS. A story that belongs uniquely to Hong Kong, the film frankly and sensitively portrays the lives of two women who chose to sell themselves - a drug-addicted madam who works the streets and a young pregnant woman from China who married an older man for the sake of Hong Kong residency.
Nana 2

Nana 2 is the sequel to the Japanese movie Nana, an adaptation of the manga by Ai Yazawa, directed by Kentarô Ôtani. Production for the movie began in mid-September and only 1 and a half month shootings finished the movie in time for the December 9, 2006 release.


From Sanjay Leela Bhansali, one of India's most acclaimed directors, comes Saawariya, a timeless love story based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's "White Nights." Destiny weaves its magical spell when a shy musician's (Ranbir Kapoor) chance encounter with a beautiful young woman (Sonam Kapoor) leads to four unforgettable nights filled with music, passion and romance. Overflowing with colorful costumes, lavish sets and eye-popping song-and-dance numbers, Saawariya is Bollywood filmmaking at its best.