Asian Walkway

We at Asian Walkway bring you the latest information on Asian and Asian American concerts, tours, events and festivities throughout the Northern America. And of course random Asian related stuff.

Mr. and Mrs. Gambler

Just released in theaters this past week, February 16 was Mr. and Mrs. Gambler, staring Fiona Sit and Chapman To, directed by Wong Jing. Did I say theaters here? I meant in Hong Kong because unfortunately it is not released in the states and usually these don’t ever get here in the full uncut version until months later; and usually on disc. Although, there are some special theaters here in the states that do have showings of Hong Kong films but the only one we know of as of right now is in San Francisco and they are not showing this one in particular.

Sadly I am unable to do a review so I also have to wait until it arrives to DVD/Blue-ray to do a review on it. So far from the trailer it looks more like your random quirky asian comedy with a little bit of, if any, drama.

Here is the trailer for you guys!

Hollywood’s Most Common Poster Trends for Designers

Now here is something pretty interesting and eye captivating. If you are a designer, you know all to well about standards, rules of thirds, spacing, typography, and trends; which we all try to stray away from but somehow we always come back to. Why? Because it just works and somehow it always looks cool or better than what we had or did not have. Sometimes, it is just what the people want. Now check this collection of images from Hollywood’s Movie posters put together by a French blogger by the name of Christophe Courtois (credits to Movies.com). You can see a lot of similarities even through years of design and trends of color overlays and mixtures. Even if you are not a designer, these images can still be very much appreciated.

San Diego Asian Film Festival 2011

Kicking off tonight, Thursday and through October 28, 2011 is the 12th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival of 2011! Located at the Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas in San Diego, CA 92108. This is one Asian film festival you do not want to miss out on. With hundreds of filmmakers, industry professionals, and celebrities scheduled to attend, including Kelly Hu, Sung Kang, Harry Shum Jr, IAMME Dance Crew, Edison Chen, and many more (Did we mention, Edison Chen?). So, come and watch some of the latest and greatest films from the Asian community/industry. Also be sure to check out one of the most anticipated filmed at the festival too, Shaolin with Andy Lau!

Here is a link to all the upcoming program showings! Too bad we cannot just sit there and watch all these through the entire festival! But most of these will be on our list of to watch!
http://sdaff.gala-engine.com/2011/all-programs-a-z/

For more information check out their official website @ http://sdaff.gala-engine.com/2011/

Now check out their awesome trailer below!

Movie, Drama, TV Subs for Korean, Thai, Chinese, Taiwanese and more!

This is probably one of the most ultimate find for us and one of the better subbing website that we have stumbled upon! If you have not heard or have been to Viki (http://www.viki.com), this is definitely one website that all of us Asian fanatics should visit! Why? Because they have subs of all the latest dramas, and movies, and not only for Korean, Taiwanese or Chinese either but also for Thai, Vietnamese, even European countries. In addition, the people that is running Viki gives the patiently waiting visitors progress reports of their subbing so you will know when to expect the release. This site is mainly run by the community with the only downfall is that there are advertisement but it is not as annoying as other websites. Also you are not downloading the subs, which keeps Viki more of a legit status. They are similar to Crunchy-roll when they first started, allowing users to sub the titles but fortunately Viki is not charging for their services yet! So hurry and enjoy the subs! Almost forgot one note, the site is in ENGLISH! No more translation!

As a note, we at Asian Walkway definitely support subbing because there are so many of us that do not read and speak certain languages but love to watch everything and anything and just cannot not wait literally years for an official release.

The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines

The Malay Chronicles, released in Malaysia as “Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa” is one of the most awaited movie in Malaysia thus far. It is an adventure feature film set against the backdrop of ancient Malay, Roman and Chinese civilizations. It tells the tale of the journey of Merong Mahawangsa escorting a Roman prince to wed a beautiful Chinese princess during the 2nd century.

The film stars Stephen Rahman Hughes as Merong Mahawangsa, a descendant of Alexander the Great, who escorted Prince Marcus Carprenius (Gavin Stenhouse) of the Roman Empire to Langkasuka to marry Princess Meng Li Hua (Jing Lusi) from the Han Dynasty of China. He fought off a troop of enemies in process and was pronounced the first king of Langkasuka (later Kedah) for his heroic effort.

This movie was release on March 10th, 2011 in the U.S last month but it is still probably showing in selected theaters (somewhere!). We will probably grab a sneak peek at this movie later on this week, if we are able to find it. For more information, they do have a Facebook page or visit their official website. The official trailer is below and it seems to be a pretty cool movie.

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