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Ashes Of Time Redux Review


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Six months after he went all gooey over America in My Blueberry Nights, Wong Kar-Wai returns packing a re-tooled cut of his indecipherable 1994 martial-arts whatsit Ashes of Time, now provocatively titled Ashes of Time Redux. The missing link between the buzzed buffoonery of the Chinese filmmaker's first two films and the intoxicating hysteria of Chungking Express and Fallen Angels now finds itself aligned more with the latter stylized works of an auteur rather than the baby steps of a confused film school graduate.

Not much clearer for the digital colorization, edits, and a new score by Yo Yo Ma, the rushing surge of the film's narrative strands might remain perplexing unless you're equipped with the film's press notes. Focused mainly on the hazy remembrances of Ouyang Feng (Leslie Cheung), Kar-Wai facilitates a whirling, desert-set phantasma where swordsmen brood like Goethe when they aren't doing battle with thieves... and their women are simultaneously incapable of forgetting or remembering their lovers.

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Cheung Hits Back At 'Substandard Employer' Reports


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LATEST: Hong Kong pop star Jacky Cheung has blasted the Philippines consulate for listing him as a substandard employer, insisting he is nothing but "ordinary".
Cheung - who has been nicknamed 'The Terminator' by disgruntled former staff - has been banned from hiring maids from the Philippines after sacking 21 in just three years.
But the 46-year-old claims he has been a good boss and is justified in dismissing staff if they fail to reach his standards.
He says, "I consider myself an ordinary employer. Many of my friends terminate their maids' contracts and I believe it is normal in any employment.
"An employer can fire an employee if he or she fails to perform, whilst an employee can also resign if he or she is not happy about the employer.
"Is there anything wrong if we fire a maid when we find out that she is not helpful?"

Cheung Banned From Hiring Filipinas


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Honk Kong pop star Jacky Cheung has been banned from hiring maids from the Philippines after sacking 21 in just three years.
The ban has been imposed by the Philippines consulate, which has placed Cheung on its list of substandard employers for a year.
It also means Cheung - nicknamed 'The Terminator' by disgruntled former staff - won't be allowed to renew the contracts of the four Filipina maids he currently employs.

Jacky Cheung's Maid Freed To Appeal


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The maid jailed for stealing photographs from Hong Kong pop star Jacky Cheung has been freed pending an appeal of her sentence.
PRESLYN-SAGA CATACUTAN, 30, was jailed for six months in December (06) after being convicted on two charges of theft.
The judge said she had stolen the snaps "with commercial value in mind".
But Filipina Catucutan insists she was a fan of the singer and wanted to keep the pictures as souvenirs.
She has been released on 5,000 Hong Kong dollars ($640/GBP325) bail.
At the time of her sentencing Cheung was criticised in the media for pressing charges against Catacutan, in what many considered a petty matter.

Once Upon A Time In China Review


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The West has Billy the Kid and the East has Wong Fei-hung... and if ever the twain shall meet I will lose all faith in humanity and moviemaking. [Check out Shanghai Noon. -Ed.] Wong Fei-hung, arguably the biggest folk hero in Chinese legend and cinema, has shown up in various movies and dime novels in China since the 1930s. In America, he's just begun to make a real dent... showing up via Jackie Chan in The Legend of Drunken Master and Jet Li in Once Upon a Time in China.

Master of just about any kung fu style out there and massive opponent of imperialism, the legendary Wong Fei is pretty much there whenever China needs him, and, when one of China's anti-imperialist generals goes off to resist the French Occupation of Vietnam, Wong Fei is set to train a local militia to ensure that the West doesn't overrun the country while the General is away. Wong, with the help of many a militiaman with a strange-translated nickname (like Porky or Buck Teeth), attempts to do so, but this being a movie, something had to go wrong. In this case, his militia men get involved in a street fight with a local mobster, Leung Fu (Biao Yuen), and just happen to fight their way into Wong Fei-hung's diplomatic dinner with the Americans.

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East Asian Stars Sing For Tsunami Victims


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Over 150 singers from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan joined forces on Friday (07JAN05) to raise money for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami in a charity concert.

The huge line-up at the Crossing Borders gig in Hong Kong Stadium, included pop idols Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, COCO LEE and Cecilia Cheung and Hollywood star and tsunami survivor Jet Li.

Li and his family were holidaying in the Maldives when the tidal wave hit last month (26DEC04). They managed to escape serious injury.

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Chan Joins Chinese We Are The World Effort


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Jackie Chan is at the forefront of a new celebrity charity aid push in Hong Kong, which will see Chinese stars revamp hit anthem WE ARE THE WORLD to raise cash for the victims of the Asian tsunami tragedy.

The 1985 USA FOR AFRICA song has been rewritten in Chinese and will be recorded by Chan, Jacky Cheung and Andy Lau among others.

The new song, called LOVE, will be performed as part of a charity show this weekend (08JAN05). It will be released next week (beg10JAN05).

05/01/2005 21:08
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