Just as the pundits are predicting Hong Kong cinema's demise, suddenly there's a swell of news about film projects hitting - or about to hit - the screens. (Actually, it's not quite a surge but considering the dearth of quality movies being produced, this feels like an avalanche.) In addition to recent news about Gordon Chan Ka-seung's Painted Skin starring Donnie Yen Ji-dan and Zhou Xun being selected as Hong Kong's Oscar submission for 2009 and Louis Koo Tin-lok's new release Connected connecting at the box office, online Asian film blogs and cinema sites are buzzing over a couple of other new local movies. Tsui Hark's All About Women (which has been retitled Not All Women Are Bad) has generated much excitement as film geeks learned a trailer is posted on YouTube. The curiosity is also as much about how the famed action director will handle his first chick-flick comedy. Another movie generating talk is the Jackie Chan (right) and Daniel Wu Yin-cho drama in Japan, The Shinjuku Incident. Rumour is its release date has been delayed because the film is having trouble getting past the mainland censors. Plus, there is speculation some of the violent scenes might result in a category two rating in Hong Kong, which would be a first for family-oriented Jackie. Stay tuned.