Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen face off in battle of Chinese New Year movies


  • Movies
  • Thursday, 23 Jan 2020

Malaysian movie lovers can have rip-roaring time at local cinemas this Chinese New Year with a super diverse selection of festive flicks to choose from.

A Moment Of Happiness (Jan 25)
Cast: Lim Min Chen, Tul Pakorn, Chan Fong, Danny One, Thian Siew Kim, Happy Polla, Mimi Chu, Susan Shaw
Director: Tai Min Hwee

Malaysian internet celebrity Zhen Zhen may be a ‘fake princess’ online but she ends up winning the heart of a ‘real prince’ from Thailand who falls for her despite all her quirky habits.

This Malaysian-Thai co-production celebrates family togetherness with a focus on the annual reunion get-together.

The God Of Wealth (Jan 25)
Cast: Eddy Ko, Jacky Kam, Frost Yaw, Benny Sii Tuong Kai
Director: Jon Art

The inhabitants of Batu Village live a peaceful and harmonious life, until three strangers wash ashore. Mr. Lai, Haha and Mao Mao are a bunch of baddies who give the villagers a tough time with their scheming ways. The God of Wealth is then sent down from Heaven to restore Batu VIllage to its former glory.

All's Well, End's Well 2020 (Jan 25)
Cast: Julian Cheung, Louis Cheung, Raymond Wong, Chrissie Chau, Dada Chan
Director: Raymond Wong

The Yau brothers are a trio of conmen who meet the Lui sisters who are a pair of scammers, during one of their charity fundraising projects.

Romance blossoms as they join forces to dispense Robin Hood-style of social justice to the infamous mobster Crocodile.

Detective Chinatown 3 (Release date to be confirmed)
Cast: Wang Bao Qiang, Liu Hao Ran, Wendy Zhang, Satoshi Tsumabuki
Director: Chen Sicheng

Having previously solved cases in Bangkok and New York, Chinatown super detectives Tang Ren and Qin Feng are now invited to investigate a major case in Tokyo.

(Update: The distributor of this movie has informed us that the release of Detective Chinatown 3 has been postponed to a later date)

Enter The Fat Dragon (Jan 25)
Cast: Donnie Yen, Niki Chow, Teresa Mo, Louis Cheung, Wong Cho Lam
Director: Wong Jing, Kenji Tanigaki

After getting dumped by his girlfriend, Fallon Zhu mends his broken heart by stuffing his face and gains more than 200 pounds in just six months. He transforms from an agile Hong Kong police officer with a high crime detection rate to a bumbling loser who cannot even keep track of his own belongings.

Vanguard (TBC)
Cast: Jackie Chan, Yang Yang, Miya Muqi, Ai Lun
Director: Stanley Tong

When an accountant gets targeted by a deadly mercenary organisation, he turns to Vanguard, a covert private security agency, for help. The agency's head joins forces with Dubai intelligence personnel to protect the man from the dangerous mercenaries.

(Update: The distributor of this movie has informed us that the release of Vanguard has been postponed to a later date)

Fight Lah! Kopitiam (Jan 30)
Cast: Jack Lim, Cedric Loo, Wan Wai Fun, Steve Yap, Jaspers Lai, Chang Yong, Han Xiiao Ai
Director: Matt Lai

Bao Li Jin has to take over running the coffee shop called "Kopitiam Ada Bukit Ada Air" that was founded by his father as the old man is stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. When an arrogant developer named Tao seeks to acquire his kopitiam lot, Bao ends up having to fight him in a boxing match.

The Rescue (TBC)
Cast: Eddie Peng, Carlos Chan, Wang Yanlin, Xin Zhilei, Wang Yutian, Lan Yingying
Director: Dante Lam

The first Chinese action movie about rescue operations at sea, which is based on true events during an emergency at an oil rig being gradually submerged underwater. When the alarm goes off at the CRS (China Rescue And Salvage), the rescue unit races to the rig before it vanishes under the raging seas.

(Update: The distributor of this movie has informed us that the release of The Rescue has been postponed to a later date)

The Grand Grandmaster (Jan 30)
Cast: Dayo Wong, Annie Liu, Hui Shiu Hung, Catherine Chau, Ivana Wong, Fama
Director: Dayo Wong

Following his defeat to his rival Chun, grand master Fei Lung loses everything. In order to regain his reputation, he challenges her to a final fight. Soon, romance gets in the way and he has to fight to win her affection.

Good Wealth 2020 (Feb 6)
Cast: Bob Lam, Alvin Chong, Gan Mei Yan, Tou Kyzer, Jordan Voon, Sampson Chew, Loo Aye Keng
Director: Teddy Chin

Bob is a middle-aged divorcee who struggles to pay for the necessary medical treatment for his only son who is diagnosed with heart problems. One day, Bob wishes that the God Of Wealth would make him rich and his wish gets granted. The only catch is that some of his happy memories get erased every time he wishes for more money.

Jiang Zi Ya: Legend Of Deification (TBC)
Cast: Zheng Xi, Yang Ning, Yan Meme, Ji Guanlin, Jiang Guangtao
Director: Cheng Teng, Li Wei

Following orders from the gods to overthrow the Shang kingdom, Jiang Ziya forms an army of people with special powers to do so. Ne Zha also joins him, serving as one of the generals in the army.

(Update: The distributor of this movie has informed us that the release of Jiang Zi Ya: Legend Of Deification has been postponed to a later date)


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