A piece by Jeff Chang (author of Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation) on HK/Vancouver/in transit star Edison Chen, who's making his Hollywood debut this Friday with The Grudge II. You might know Chen from the HK police saga Infernal Affairs by director Andrew Lau.
Speaking of, I haven't seen The Departed, but it's based on Infernal Affairs. Not sure how I feel I would feel about The Departed since I've watched the first two parts of Infernal Affairs, but I hear it's a good film. I hope people who check out The Departed get a chance to watch the original too - it's pretty awesome (though violent) and has an all-star cast (hullo, Tony Leung, Andy Lau, Eric Tsang, Anthony Wong, Sammi Chen...).
Anyway, I'd be curious about what folks think of Infernal Affairs, Edison Chen and The Departed.