Movie Review: Crazy Rich Asian

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Crazy Rich Asians is one of the the Asian-led romantic comedy topping box offices in the USA in 2018.

With a huge cast of veteran actors and newcomers alike, Crazy Rich Asians has been lauded as a first important step in representation on screen.

Gallant Nick Young (British-Malaysian TV host Henry Golding) and NYU Economics Professor, Rachel Chu (“Fresh Off the Boat’s” Constance Wu), are two lovebirds setting out to meet his family in the thriving city-state of Singapore on the occasion of his best friend Colin’s (Australia’s Chris Pang) wedding.

Crazy Rich Asians has focused on the unlikelihood of a big-budget Hollywood production being built around an all-Asian cast, directed by an Asian filmmaker (Jon M. Chu), based on a hit novel by an Asian writer (Kevin Kwan), and aimed largely at Asian audiences, who’ve been served by so many rich global film traditions but far less so in the U.S. over the years. It won’t be long, however, until the story becomes one of how many stars wind up emerging from this film. For one, Wu has been doing solid work for some time now, but here she delivers the kind of radiant, charismatic turn that creates movie stars overnight. Rachel is very much an audience proxy for Chu’s foray into Singapore’s luxurious day and nightlife scenes, and her wonder is quickly replaced by the terror of being thrust into a situation she was left completely unprepared to handle. A lot is asked of Wu throughout the film, and she responds with the kind of genuine magnetism that can’t be feigned by a lesser performer.

“Crazy Rich Asians” gives us a smooth, polished take on Cinderella in a context looking at cultural clashes that reach beyond ethnic similarities. Rachel, a first-generation Chinese-American, speaks Cantonese as well as anyone in Nick’s family, and most of the all-Asian cast speaks a plummy Queen’s English from their days in elite British boarding schools.

But the film’s strongest selling point isn’t that, or its dressed-to-kill costuming or its use of chic locations and appetite-exciting food porn. Its benefit is filtering all those elements through an old Capulets-and-Montagues story line and creating a deft, intelligent charmer as irresistibly fizzy as the champagne its characters quaff round-the-clock. It gives romance the royal treatment.

Main cast in Crazy Rich Asian:
  • Constance Wu as Rachel Chu, Nick’s girlfriend and Kerry’s daughter
  • Henry Golding as Nick Young, Rachel’s boyfriend and Phillip and Eleanor’s son
  • Michelle Yeoh as Eleanor Sung-Young, Nick’s domineering mother and Phillip’s wife

I need to get the novel and  find out how does it go…

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FS (Fuying & Sam) returns to Malaysia bringing their brand new album after 2 years

30 September 2017, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia’s award winning pop duo, FS (Fuying & Sam) has officially released a brand new album in Asia, 《The Lakeside of Yearning》. In conjunction with the release of the album, FS will kick off their first albumsale and meet the fans event in Malaysia at Vanity Atrium of Sunway Velocity Mall, Cheras today.
Fuying & Sam album launch malaysia singerFS’s new song 《The Lakeside of Yearning》is a cross-country cooperation, where Korean music producer Yoon Young Min, to help inject a retro flow melody with light style dance that brings a freshness to the song that is unlike the ballads that FS is known for. Accompany the release of the new album, 《The Lakeside of Yearning》with the main song of the same name, there were 2 MVs –《The Lakeside of Yearning》Original MV and “《The Lakeside of Yearning》Dance MV which has been generating attention. According to FS, “We have very minimal dance knowledge, hence for this song we had to undergo 3 months of vigorous training but it was worth it!”

The concept behind the songs and design of the new album is based on 3 kinds of – “family”,”friendship” and “partnership”. It is ultimately the emotional experiences with these 3 kinds of love that truly bring meaning to life.This album represents a growth in FS with hopes to spread more love, care and the power of positivity via their songs to make the world a better place. Action speaks louder than words. To stay true to this cause, FS has been involved in various recent activities from tree planting works to helping to clear rubbish from beaches. FS added, “To enjoy the beautiful ocean beach scenery, we all have responsibility to protect it”.

FS (Fuying & Sam) with special collaboration with partner, Water360 by Watsons, so that you are be able to listen to FS’s new songs from the new album including You Are By My Sideat all Watsons outlets nationwide. FS (Fuying& Sam) 《The Lakeside of Yearning》album is available for sale at RM26.90 at selected major Watsons outlets nationwide. In addition with the purchase of RM20 and above of Water360 by Watsons products, you can enjoy 20% discount off FS’s new album that also comes with an exclusive recycle bag.

Movie Review: Chasing The Dragon

Genre : Action Crime
Language : Cantonese
Director : Jason Kwan, Wong Jing
Casts : Donnie Yen, Andy Lau
Release date : 28 September 2017

Ho (Donnie Yen) slipped into Hong Kong from Mainland China in the 60s’. At that time, Hong Kong Police Force partnered with the triads under British colonial rule. Corruption was as rampant as ever. Chief Detective Lee Rock (Andy Lau) appreciated Ho’s exceptional fighting skills and guts, thus helped him escape further torture by British Police. Ho was grateful to Rock for his help. During one of the gang fights, in order to save Rock, he even sacrificed his right leg, hence becoming “Crippled Ho”. The two had since developed a close brotherly love. And Rock helped Ho to become the No.1 leader of the drug empire. Rock and Ho became extremely powerful and separately ruled the upper-world and the underworld of Hong Kong. However, at the same time, they checked and wrestled with each other secretly to ensure the balance of power between them. Until 1974, the establishment of ICAC forced Rock to have a premature retirement. However, Ho did not want to quit, and was determined to become the sole dictator of the drug empire…