Jakob Montrasio

Jakob Montrasio

8GB iPhone in China much cheaper!

Quite a surprise, the price of the 8 gigabyte model of Apple's iPhone dropped a whopping 125 dollars since the last time we asked! Back in December we were running around in that big electronics store at the Hong Kong plaza and back then the price was almost 650 dollars. Now the 16 GB version is available for 690 dollar and thus the 8 GB version…

Falling, Falling Down.

No Country For Old Men was this year's winner at the academy awards, telling the story of an aged cop in a Texas that is getting more and more violent and out of control. Of course, it showed again the mistakes of normal people and how these mistakes can cost them their lives, as featured before in Fargo. The Coens really like to show us how…

John Rabe - Little Report, With Video!

When Ben commented to my last post about the pictures from the movie John Rabe, I just headed over to YouTube to see if anything had been released there - officially or not. Sadly, I found no trailer - but a little report! DW, Deutsche Welle, was on the set reporting and seemed to have been allowed to capture some stuff with their cameras. Now the…

Edison Chen's sex scandal reaches the Beijing Olympics 2008?

And just when you thought it was over a new story hits the internet! So one of the girls Edison Chen (陈冠希) bedded, Gillian Chung, has been banned from the Beijing Olympics 2008. Gillian Chung was supposed to perform during the the opening ceremony of the big show. Now she has been kicked out due to the scandal... Too bad! That reminds me, when do the…

Official John Rabe(约翰拉贝) pictures.

Most of my friends know what I've been doing during the last three months: working with the VFX team on the german movie John Rabe. Sadly, no trailer has been officially released yet so I don't really have anything to show. But! 'Majestic Film Verleih', the company who will bring the movie to german cinemas this year (or so I hope) released 8 official press pictures.

DVD9: In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.

Jason Statham plays a farmer called Farmer (no joke) who has to go on a mission to save the world, after an evil sorcerer (Ray Liotta) decides to take over it. His son gets killed on the way along and his wife captured. There's also Burt Reynolds as some dumb king as well as men in suits who are supposed to be a warrior race called…

Shanghai Transformers Police?

When we drove back from Wuzhen to Shanghai in January, we encountered the above posted police car. The first time it passed us by, I was like 'wtf?', that can't really be a police car. But then I noticed the siren on top of the car as well as the white licence plate - and got really angry that I didn't take a picture. But our…

A walk on the wall.

Yesterday we took a day off from all that family-meeting-during-spring-festival business and took a almost two hour long walk on the famous Xi'An city wall. The Xi'An city wall surrounds completely the inner downtown area, which makes it a incredible 13.74 kilometers long. It was established in the year 582, which was the second year of the Sui dynasty and it was always repaired and kept…

The Edison Chen "Sexgate".

Top topic among people in the wife's and mine age rank this spring festival: the stolen sex tape pictures from Hong Kong star Edison Chen, the Sexgate. So this dude is a famous singer slash actor, and bedded recently quite an impressive amount of chinese female stars (god knows how many before, the thieves probably didn't steal all his tapes, and he probably didn't film every…

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