September 29, 2006


Who can you trust? No one, apparently. Malaysian director, Afdlin Shauki, learned this lesson when a production runner took off in the company Mazda with $60,000 worth of lighting gear in the back...and never came back.

The naive crew filed a missing persons report on him, and that's when they learned that the guy had a record for possession of stolen goods. There was a happy ending a few days later when someone spotted the van and the crew went and got their vehicle and lights back, but the thief was nowhere to be found although the cops were seen grabbing him earlier in the day. When asked, the cops said they had no one by that name in custody...and Shauki figured it was better not to ask too many questions.

Can you trust Japanese people? I thought you could, but now these skyfishing DVDs have me wondering if they're on the level. Skyfishing is a bit like air guitar, only for fishing, but the people who sky fish say that they're fishing real, invisible, flying fish unlike people who play air guitar who don't believe they're actually playing a real, invisible, super-cool guitar.

Now two DVDs have been released focusing on Kozo Ichikawa, a 64-year-old skyfisher who says he's great at the sport but he's too old to take reporters with him to the really good spots, and that he catches the fish with his bare hands and lets them go so he doesn't have any samples to show. And why does he do this?

"They feel so good to touch," he says.

You can't trust Shido Nakamura (FEARLESS, PING PONG) who was arrested for drunk driving recently. He was fined 200,000 yen and in the process it was revealed that his real name isn't Shido Nakamura. It's Mikihiro Ogawa.

Thank god for the Hong Kong stars, because they continue to do exactly what's expected of them.

Jackie Chan uses his son's traumatic childhood to advertise his latest movie, ROB-B-HOOD.

Donnie Yen seems clueless that these actors were probably trying to kill him.

And Cheng Pei-pei scores one for China when she bags on Zhang Ziyi in an interview. ("I know she has worked hard [at acting]. I can't say she has not improved at all, but I expected more.")

Thanks to the consistency of Hong Kongers we'll close out the week with a soothing image of Hello Darth Kitty.

Hello Darth Kitty

September 29, 2006 at 11:58 AM in News | Permalink


Gotta be a member to read the Hong Kong links? What's up with that?

Posted by: movieluver | Sep 29, 2006 3:24:11 PM

haha love that picture

Posted by: quadshock | Sep 29, 2006 4:26:01 PM

"Hello Darth Kitty" - that's just too much! What next - Hello Hitler? Gotta love the twist lol.

Posted by: razz | Sep 29, 2006 11:10:53 PM

hurrah for Darth Kitty!

Posted by: Anthony | Sep 30, 2006 10:58:29 PM

Yeah, I can't wait too on what would be the next twist. Will Mickey Darth Mouse do?

Posted by: Shawn | Oct 1, 2006 6:54:20 PM

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