Friday, December 17, 2010

Jet Lag Cured By The Elements (HK's Elements Mall, That Is...)

I'm being generous; I'm still exhausted.

I'm out of shape and not used to walking so much and I'm still a bit tired from the 15-hour flight from NYC. It's work flying across the world.

After finding a camera battery -- my dumbass forgot the charger at home along with a handful of other sundries -- I headed out for my first full day in Hong Kong this trip.

Okay, The Grand theater in Kowloon's Elements mall always soothes my soul a bit. The theater is big, quiet, and comfy -- as is the well-designed mall.



Bruce Lee My Brother (2010) was pretty good if a bit -- obviously -- episodic; Tony Leung Ka-Fai underplayed for a change, and Christy Chung was just lovely and matronly, but the highlight of the film was clearly Chin Kar-Lok's brief turn as Shek Kin.



The other thing I like about The Grand is waiting around to enter my screening and being able to check out all the posters and standees up in the lobby.

Another film I'm looking forward to... This Derek Yee-produced flick won't come out until 2011...


Whatever the hell that Sandra Ng superhero couple film is...


Luckily this comes out here in two weeks before I leave. The director did The Scent of Green Papaya (1993) which is permanently lodged in my psyche. The Vertical Ray of The Sun (2000) and Cyclo (1995) are not too shabby either...


American flick Suckerpunch (2011) which has had some great trailers so far...


This Chrissie Chau flick comes out before I leave. I might have to see it just because it's a local film. And she's sort of hot...


The latest 'Beat' Takeshi flick might still be out in a few theaters here...


I think this is Jordan. I was wandering...


Somehow I don't think this is John Woo's office...


The Kubrick bookstore. I probably could never find it again. Found it by accident today. Great DVD rental library in there...


I think this display was up last year...


More Xmas...


Waiting for the MTR with Andy Lau...


Walkway out of Elements Mall in Kowloon...