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Mainland director accused of copying "Train to Busan"
Heidi Hsia From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo Newsroom8 May 2017
8 May - A mainland director's ambition to helm China's version of a zombie movie was met with criticism when it appeared that his movie seemed to look eerily like the hit South Korean horror, "Train to Busan".
As reported on Epoch Times, director Liu Zhidong, who also stars in the upcoming film, "Shenshan Xing" (or translated as "The Mountain Line" or "Train to the Mountains"), was blasted by Netizens for supposedly copying the Korean movie, not only in its title, but also plot-wise.
According to sources, the upcoming movie focuses on a man and his daughter on a train ride to his mother's residence for a birthday celebration when they encounter a zombie attack.
Even the poster, showing an already infected man holding a girl in his arms, is similar to one of "Train to Busan" posters - of the bloodied main character (played by Gong Yoo) running away from a flock of zombies while holding his daughter.
"Do you even have to copy the poster too? Isn't that too much?," one Netizen commented.
"It's a disgrace if it reaches South Korea!" said another. "What a blatant plagiarism."
The movie has been filming since April in Suzhou and is expected to be released in summer.
It is that time of the year for accolades and appreciation.
I have not stepped into a cinema for ages - about 10 years since I slept through Daniel Craig's Quantum of Solace in Japan. I know, it was terrible but perhaps I was too jaded then. I depended on DVDs to survive - especially those with director's cut.
Yesterday I was in JB with a bunch of neighbours. They were there to do their contributions to the Malaysian's domestic economy-getting their beauty and hair fix-up. As the only single male, I had some 2 hours to roam around.
I did the next best thing besides gluttoning the food there. I stepped into a cinema to watch LA LA Land. Yes, it is clique to say I watched it because it just garnered 7 Goilden Globes the day before. I have read reviews of it and was anticipating the release of the DVD. The ticket was only RM13 and the mini-cinema had about 100 seats - with only 20 patrons.
Once the movie started, I was mesmerised by the plot, acting, singing and dancing. The opening sequence reminded me of West Side Story (circa early 60s) and the rest of the dancing, very vintage Hollywood style.
Emma Stone deserved the Golden Globes thoroughly. Her little girl's voice fitted perfectly for the role. She is not that pretty-pretty but she is attractive. Nothing much to say about Ryan Gosling... he learnt to play the piano for this movie.. His fingering skills proved that his hardwork had paid off.
Overall, I left the cinema with a very big smile - I had totally enjoyed myself. To me, La La Land was the most enjoyable event yesterday.
Hi guys. What is your favorite gay movie/film/web series ?
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This is my favorite list Chinese &Thailand gay web series such as :
1. 上瘾 aka Heroin (my fav cp Huang Jingyu x Xu Weizhou)
2. 錯生 (SWAP) CP (Yang YeMing(Leo) x Yao Wang(Lucas)
3. 同樂會 (Happy Together) (Alex x Benny)
4. 从现在到以前 From Now To Past (Short film)
5. 我和X先生 《只为遇见你》S2 (i and Mr.X)
6. 灵界室友 (Ghost Boyfriend)
7.ตัวอย่าง Love Next Door
8. Love Next Door 2
10. Father and Son