Stephen Chow goes on a predictably insane Journey to the West

Although Journey to the West is possibly the best-known, most important story in Chinese literature, it's been open to some seriously broad interpretations over the years. Stephen Chow's version, subtitled Conquering the Demons, is probably the loosest one yet, but thanks to Chow's epic, cartoony action set-pieces and… » 3/07/14 12:00pm 3/07/14 12:00pm

Stephen Chow's Journey to the West is delightfully insane

When we last showed you footage of director Stephen Chow's adaptation of China's classic fantasy epic Journey to the West, it had Chow's trademark cartoon-ish lunacy, but still seemed indebted to the fantastic literary classic. This new trailer is nothing but pure insanity... and somehow that only makes u want to see… » 12/20/13 6:44am 12/20/13 6:44am

Bow down to the Monkey King, by watching the first trailer for Stephen…

If you love the classic Chinese adventure story Journey to the West — and you really should — then this teaser trailer for the movie version should make you whoop with delight. They're all here: the Monkey King, Piggie, and the rest. Brings back hours and hours of reading Arthur Waley's translation late at night… » 1/29/13 5:00pm 1/29/13 5:00pm

Attack of the Cute Alien in Stephen Chow's CJ7

Stephen Chow's E.T.-inspired CJ7 opens this weekend, and although it's been critically kicked around like the lowest dog on Earth, we loved the cute little thing. It's not your typical science fiction movie, and it's not even a typical Stephen Chow movie, who is best known for comedies like Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin… » 3/06/08 9:04am 3/06/08 9:04am

Critics Hate Stephen Chow's Hit Scifi Movie

The good news: Stephen (Shaolin Soccer) Chow's venture into science fiction, CJ7, has been a huge box-office smash in China, in spite of record-breaking snow storms. The movie has made an impressive US$18 million in its first two weeks, meaning that other Chinese film-makers may be tempted to ditch martial arts for… » 2/14/08 6:30am 2/14/08 6:30am