Popular Asian Movies
No. 1. Shaolin (aka Xin Shao Lin Si)
Writer: Chi Kwong Cheung, Cheung Tan, Alan Yuen
Starring: Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Fan Bingbing, Nicholas Tse
Release Date: 2011-1-27 (Hong Kong)
Genre: Drama, action
Plot: China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighbouring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin’s masters when he beats one of them in a duel. But the pride comes before a fall. When his own family is wiped out by a rival warlord, Hao Jie is forced to take refuge with the monks. As the civil unrest spreads and the people suffer, Hao Jie and the Shaolin masters are forced to take a fiery stand against the evil warlords. They launch a daring plan…
2. 1,778 Stories of Me and My Wife (aka Boku to tsuma no 1778 no monogatari)
Sci-fi writer Sakutaro and bank employee Setsuko met as high school freshmen during their summer vacation. Since that time, the couple has always been together and eventually married. One day, Setsuko complains of a stomach ache and is hospitalized. Sakutaro then learns that his wife has colon cancer. Sakutaro takes the advice from his doctor that laughter helps the immune system and proceeds to write a short story for his wife every day.
3. GLove (aka Geulreobeu)
Fading star baseball player Sang-Nam finds his name more in the media these days for his boorish behaviour, the latest of which involves Sang-Nam involved in a drunken brawl and swinging a baseball bat. His agent Charles then advises Sang-Nam to take a job coaching a team of hearing-impaired players at a rural school to help rebuild his image.