Movies – Hype Malaysia https://hype.my Malaysia's Latest News, Trends and Entertainment Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:21:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 https://hype.my/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cropped-hype-ico3-32x32.png Movies – Hype Malaysia https://hype.my 32 32 57889494 Yuna Gushes About Henry Golding’s Performance In Crazy Rich Asians https://hype.my/2018/154070/yuna-henry-golding-crazy-rich-asians/ https://hype.my/2018/154070/yuna-henry-golding-crazy-rich-asians/#respond Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:59:21 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=154070 Malaysians Represent! An early VIP screening for “Crazy Rich Asians” was recently held in Los Angeles, and guess who was in the audience to support Henry Golding? It was fellow countrywoman, Yunalis Zarai, better known as Yuna. Here for team malaysia goooo henry!! @henrygolding @CrazyRichMovie #weouthere pic.twitter.com/2zQPCJxmoB — Yuna Zarai (@yunamusic) April 24, 2018 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽@CrazyRichMovie was […]

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Malaysians Represent!

An early VIP screening for “Crazy Rich Asians” was recently held in Los Angeles, and guess who was in the audience to support Henry Golding? It was fellow countrywoman, Yunalis Zarai, better known as Yuna.

So what did the Malaysian songstress thought of the Jon M. Chu-directed movie? “@CrazyRichMovie was so good! I laughed I cried and it was so much fun & WTH Henry you’re a freakin star! Uhh watch out Hollywood,” she tweeted after watching it yesterday (Tuesday, 24th April).

Clad in a simple black and grey ensemble, Yuna even managed to take a photo with the man of the hour himself, who opted for a smart casual look. The 2 beloved entertainers were accompanied by Yuna’s bestie, Didi Ramlan.

In case you haven’t heard, Golding recently made history by becoming the first Malaysian to appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”. Click here to watch his interview where he gave Malaysia a shout-out 😉

Based on a best-selling novel, “Crazy Rich Asians” will be out in cinemas this August.

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Henry Golding Is The First Malaysian To Appear On The Ellen Show https://hype.my/2018/154027/henry-golding-is-the-first-malaysian-to-appear-on-the-ellen-show/ https://hype.my/2018/154027/henry-golding-is-the-first-malaysian-to-appear-on-the-ellen-show/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:00:52 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=154027 Malaysian actor Henry Golding has the honour of becoming one of the guests at “The Ellen Show” alongside Contance Wu. The two Asian actors were invited to the show to promote their latest all-Asian cast Hollywood movie, “Crazy Rich Asians”, based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name. During the show, Ellen showed several […]

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Malaysian actor Henry Golding has the honour of becoming one of the guests at “The Ellen Show” alongside Contance Wu.

The two Asian actors were invited to the show to promote their latest all-Asian cast Hollywood movie, “Crazy Rich Asians”, based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name.

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During the show, Ellen showed several half-naked photos of Henry Golding as she needed to show her fans “his body of work” so that they can get to know him better – nicely played, Ellen!

Ellen seems quite impressed by the fact that “Crazy Rich Asians” is Golding’s first movie, to which Wu added, “He is such a natural. Because he’s just oozing charm. You just fall in love with him the second you see him on screen.”

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When asked where he is originally from, Golding replied, “So I’m Iban. I’m half Malaysian, half British. My mother’s from East Malaysia, Sarawak.”

Wooh! So proud to have another Malaysian representative in Hollywood! Check out the full video as well as the official trailer for “Crazy Rich Asians”!

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Daniel Craig And Rachel Weisz Are Expecting https://hype.my/2018/153959/daniel-craig-and-rachel-weisz-are-expecting/ https://hype.my/2018/153959/daniel-craig-and-rachel-weisz-are-expecting/#respond Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:58:52 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=153959 Academy Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz is expecting her first child with her husband Daniel Craig. The 48-year-old actress shared the happy news to the New York Times, “I’ll be showing soon. Daniel and I are so happy. We’re going to have a little human. We can’t wait to meet him or her. It’s all such […]

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Academy Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz is expecting her first child with her husband Daniel Craig.

The 48-year-old actress shared the happy news to the New York Times, “I’ll be showing soon. Daniel and I are so happy. We’re going to have a little human. We can’t wait to meet him or her. It’s all such a mystery.”

Source: Fox23

Weisz has an 11-year-old son from her former relationship with director Darren Aronofsky. Meanwhile Craig, 50, has a 25-year-old daughter from his previous marriage to actress Fiona Loudon.

Craig and Weisz began dating each other in 2010 and got married a year later in a private New York ceremony, with only four guests in attendance, including Weisz’s son and Craig’s daughter.

Source: Onet Film

Many congrats to the lovely couple!

Sources: The New York Times, Huffington Post

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Malaysian Actress Michelle Yeoh Joins Mel Gibson in “Boss Level” Thriller https://hype.my/2018/153948/malaysian-actress-michelle-yeoh-joins-mel-gibson-in-boss-level-thriller/ https://hype.my/2018/153948/malaysian-actress-michelle-yeoh-joins-mel-gibson-in-boss-level-thriller/#respond Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:50:57 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=153948 Malaysian pride Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Michelle Yeoh has joined the cast of Joe Carnahan’s new action thriller “Boss Level” alongside rising British-Chinese actress Selina Lo. The 55-year-old actress who is most known for her award-winning “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and playing a Bond girl in “Tomorrow Never Dies”, will be playing a key supporting […]

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Malaysian pride Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Michelle Yeoh has joined the cast of Joe Carnahan’s new action thriller “Boss Level” alongside rising British-Chinese actress Selina Lo.

The 55-year-old actress who is most known for her award-winning “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and playing a Bond girl in “Tomorrow Never Dies”, will be playing a key supporting role in the upcoming science fiction-action film.

Source: Star Trek: Discovery

The movie follows Roy Pulver, a retired soldier played by Frank Grillo, trapped in a never-ending time-loop which result in his death every day. He is on a quest to find out the person behind the mystery.

Lo will be playing the role opposite of Grillo. The 26-year-old actress previously played the role of Tsukai in the movie “The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption”.

Directed and writen by Carnahan (“The A-Team”), the movie also stars Naomi Watts, Ken Jeong, Annabelle Wallis, and Will Sasso.

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“Boss Level” is currently shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. It is set to be released in 2019.

Source: Variety

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First Asian Female To Direct A Big-Budget Superhero Movie https://hype.my/2018/153872/first-asian-female-to-direct-a-big-budget-superhero-movie/ https://hype.my/2018/153872/first-asian-female-to-direct-a-big-budget-superhero-movie/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:30:41 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=153872 Warner Bros and DC Entertainment has chosen Asian-American filmmaker Cathy Yan to helm an untitled “Suicide Squad” spin-off focusing on the popular villain character Harley Quinn with actress Margot Robbie set to reprise the role. According to Deadline, the movie will be based on the 1995 “Birds of Prey” comics, featuring an all female team […]

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Warner Bros and DC Entertainment has chosen Asian-American filmmaker Cathy Yan to helm an untitled “Suicide Squad” spin-off focusing on the popular villain character Harley Quinn with actress Margot Robbie set to reprise the role.

According to Deadline, the movie will be based on the 1995 “Birds of Prey” comics, featuring an all female team including Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Huntress, Black Canary, and Katana.

Source: Batman Wiki

This huge-budget project not only make Yan the first Asian female to direct a superhero film, but also the third female filmmaker to helm a DC film, joining Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman”) and Ava DuVernay (“The New Gods”).

Source: AOL On

The film’s script will be penned by Christina Hodson who wrote for the upcoming “Transformers” spinoff, “Bumblebee”, and was also tapped to script for “Batgirl” movie.

Yan was a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal in New York, Hong Kong and Beijing. Her directorial debut, “Dead Pigs” earned positive reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in the United States.

Sources: CNET, South China Morning Post.

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Contest: Bad Samaritan Screening Passes Up For Grabs! https://hype.my/2018/153725/contest-bad-samaritan-passes/ https://hype.my/2018/153725/contest-bad-samaritan-passes/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:46:30 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=153725 If you enjoyed watching David Tennant play a psychopath in the Marvel/Netflix series “Jessica Jones”, chances are, you’ll love his latest role in “Bad Samaritan”. Calling all horror/thriller movie-goers, we’ve got 10 pairs of tickets specially for our lucky readers at Hype Malaysia 😉 The synopsis for “Bad Samaritan” is as follows: “A valet (played by […]

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If you enjoyed watching David Tennant play a psychopath in the Marvel/Netflix series “Jessica Jones”, chances are, you’ll love his latest role in “Bad Samaritan”.

Calling all horror/thriller movie-goers, we’ve got 10 pairs of tickets specially for our lucky readers at Hype Malaysia 😉

Source: Facebook

The synopsis for “Bad Samaritan” is as follows:

A valet (played by Robert Sheehan) develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers. Things go smoothly until he robs the wrong customer (played by David Tennant), and discovers  a woman being held captive in his home. Afraid of going to prison, he leaves the woman there and makes a call to the police, who find nothing when they investigate. Now, the valet must endure the wrath of the kidnapper who seeks revenge on him, all while desperately trying to find and rescue the captive woman he left behind.”

Deets of the screening are as follows:

  • Date: 2nd May 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Time: 9:15pm
  • Location: TGV, Jaya Shopping Centre
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“Bad Samaritan” opens in local cinemas 3rd May 2018.

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Mulan: Fans Think These 5 Hot Asian Actors Could Play Li Shang https://hype.my/2018/153771/mulan-hot-asian-actors-li-shang/ https://hype.my/2018/153771/mulan-hot-asian-actors-li-shang/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:53:13 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=153771 Disney is apparently removing Li Shang from the upcoming live-action “Mulan” and fans are not having it. In fact, they have taken to social media to voice their opinion on who should play the beloved character. As you may know, Li Shang is Mulan’s superior in the animated movie. Although he initially looked down on […]

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Disney is apparently removing Li Shang from the upcoming live-action “Mulan” and fans are not having it.

In fact, they have taken to social media to voice their opinion on who should play the beloved character. As you may know, Li Shang is Mulan’s superior in the animated movie. Although he initially looked down on her, the warrior came to respect her as an equal and eventually developed feelings for the titular character.

Can’t seem to find the perfect Li Shang, Disney? Don’t worry, social media has plenty to say.

1. Lewis Tan

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You may remember him as the badass drunkard Zhou Cheng who fought Danny Rand in the Marvel-Netflix series “Iron Fist”. Last month, it was announced that the 31-year-old British-born actor will Gaveedra-Seven/ Shatterstar in “Deadpool 2”. He’s also reprising his role as Gaius Chau for “Into the Badlands” season 3.

2. Ludi Lin 

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Born in Fuzhou, China, Ludi Lin has lived in Australia, Canada, Thailand, and the US. His breakout role was in “Power Rangers” as Zack Taylor/ Black Ranger. He’ll be returning to the big screen late this year in the much-anticipated DC’s “Aquaman” as Murk. With experiences in Muay Thai kickboxing, jujitsu, and Olympic-style wrestling, this Chinese-Canadian actor certainly has the tools to bring Li Shang to live.

3. Aarif Rahman

Source: Men’s Health China

Known for portraying the legendary Bruce Lee in the film “Bruce Lee, My Brother”, Aarif Rahman is of Arab, Chinese, and Malay heritage. His Malaysian father is of Malay, Arab and Chinese ancestry, while his mother is Hong Kong Chinese. We last saw him starring opposite Jackie Chan in “Kung Fu Yoga” and “The Thousand Faces of Dunjia”.

4. Godfrey Gao

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Similar to Aarif Rahman, Godfrey Gao is also half Malaysian. He was born to a Shanghainese dad (Taipei) and a Peranakan Chinese mom from Penang. The handsome star is not only fluent in English and Mandarin, but he has played Chinese generals before (2016’s “God of War: Zhao Yun”).

5. Eddie Peng

Source: Tayvan

Eddie Peng is not new to the Hollywood scene, having starred in “The Great Wall”. What makes him a good contender is his versatility as an actor. He has acted from as an autistic teen to Chinese kungfu hero (Wong Fei Hung). The cherry on top? He has previously worked with “Mulan” lead actress Liu Yifei in “Chinese Paladin”, so we know the chemistry will be there.

Of course, there are also other suggestions such as Simu Liu, Wu Chun, and Elvis Han.

As you can see, there are plenty in the acting pool to bring Li Shang to life. Who else do y’all think is worthy to play the beloved character?

Sources: Rojak Daily, Next Shark.

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Disney Removes Li Shang From Live-Action Mulan? https://hype.my/2018/153764/disney-removes-li-shang-mulan/ https://hype.my/2018/153764/disney-removes-li-shang-mulan/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:08:26 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=153764 Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan” has angered longtime fans once again. The studio’s latest crime? The removal of fan-favourite character Li Shang. This comes after it was announced that Donnie Yen has signed on to play the Mulan’s mentor, Commander Tung. Instead of including the original main antagonist Shan Yu, the live adaptation will introduce a powerful […]

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Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan” has angered longtime fans once again. The studio’s latest crime? The removal of fan-favourite character Li Shang.

This comes after it was announced that Donnie Yen has signed on to play the Mulan’s mentor, Commander Tung. Instead of including the original main antagonist Shan Yu, the live adaptation will introduce a powerful evil witch played by Gong Li. In addition, Jet Li will play the emperor of China.

Source: Koreaboo

Twitter User @nerdyasians, who is known for Asian American news, announced that the beloved Li Shang has been cut out of the “Mulan” film. Based on a casting notice, it is believed that Li Shang has been replaced with a new character name Chen Honghui. It is rumoured that Chen Honghui will be Mulan’s salty hater rival but eventually develops feeling for her.

Many fans have speculated over the years that Li Shang is bisexual. As Mulan’s superior, Li Shang initially despised her for her incompetence. However, he grew to respect her after witnessing the brave warrior fight for her country. The pair eventually blossomed into a couple at the end of the animated movie.

This piece of new information is obviously not sitting well with a lot of fans. Take a look at their reactions below:

Disney has not released an official statement in regards to this matter.

Do you think that replacing Li Shang is a downgrade?

Sources: Oh No They Didn’t, Next Shark.

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Donnie Yen Joins Liu Yifei In Disney’s Live-Action Mulan https://hype.my/2018/153579/donnie-yen-liu-yifei-mulan/ https://hype.my/2018/153579/donnie-yen-liu-yifei-mulan/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:44:57 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=153579 Another Chinese superstar is joining the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action retelling of “Mulan”. He is Donnie Yen (甄子丹). If he looks familiar, that’s because you’ve seen previously in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”, and of course, the “Ip Man” saga. The 54-year-old actor will be starring opposite Crystal Liu […]

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Another Chinese superstar is joining the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action retelling of “Mulan”. He is Donnie Yen (甄子丹).

If he looks familiar, that’s because you’ve seen previously in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”, and of course, the “Ip Man” saga. The 54-year-old actor will be starring opposite Crystal Liu Yifei (刘亦菲), who is playing the title character in the Niki Caro-directed film.

Source: Baccarat Magazine

According to Deadline, Yen is portraying Commander Tung, a mentor and teacher to Mulan when she joins the Chinese army. For those wondering who is Commander Tung, he is a brand new character created for this remake. Having the martial arts superstar onboard is certainly a huge boost for the film as Yen is already an establish A-lister in China.

Based on his resume alone and Kung Fu background, there’s no question that the hunky actor will have to problem bringing Commander Tung to life. In the animation, Mulan mostly relied the dragon Mushu for guidance. Now that more casting news are being unveiled, we’re anxious to find out who will fill in the roles of Li Shang and villain Shan-Yu.

It’s also up in the air whether Eddie Murphy will reprise the voice-role of Mushu…

Source: Disney

Disney’s Live-Action “Mulan” has set a release date for 27th March 27 2020. Yen is currently filming “Ip Man 4”.

Source: Screen Rant.

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Contest: Goodbye Christopher Robin Screening Passes Up For Grabs! https://hype.my/2018/153575/contest-goodbye-christopher-robin-passes/ https://hype.my/2018/153575/contest-goodbye-christopher-robin-passes/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:09:44 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=153575 Are y’all ready to re-enter the magical world of “Winnie the Pooh”? Inspired by real life events, “Goodbye Christopher Robin” shines the spotlight on author A.A. Milne’s relationship with son and his love for toys. The good news is, we’ve got 10 pairs of tickets waiting to be given away to our lucky readers 😉 The […]

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Are y’all ready to re-enter the magical world of “Winnie the Pooh”? Inspired by real life events, “Goodbye Christopher Robin” shines the spotlight on author A.A. Milne’s relationship with son and his love for toys.

The good news is, we’ve got 10 pairs of tickets waiting to be given away to our lucky readers 😉

Goodbye Christopher Robin
Source: Fox Searchlight

The synopsis for “Goodbye Christopher Robin” is as follows:

The movie gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (played by Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (played by Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (played by Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (played by Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

Deets of the screening are as follows:

  • Date: 17th April 2018 (Tuesday)
  • Time: 9pm
  • Location: GSC 1 Utama
Goodbye Christopher Robin
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“Goodbye Christopher Robin” opens in local cinemas on 19th April 2018.

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