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November 30, 2010

November 30, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 5:46 pm

Poster for China Film Archives restrospective

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ruan Lingyu, one of China’s most famous movie actresses, the China Film Archive and MOMA Broadway Cinema present a retrospective of her works. (Beijing) (Sina)

CRI: ’Sophie’s Revenge’ Director Gets Hollywood Deal

Jin Yimeng has signed with the Montecito Picture Company to make a film about a romance spanning the geographic distance between China and the United States…

FBA: Lao Wai (老外) (7/10)

Slight but charming cross-cultural romance that avoids all the usual pitfalls and cliches.

CRI: Still Photos of ‘Lover’s Discourse’ Released

Film producer Pang Ho-Cheung and his long-time colleagues, Derek Tsang and Jimmy Wan, penned four love stories depicting how different people act when they are in love.

Showroom dummies

Karena Lam, Jacky Heung (March)

Kay Tse, Karena Lam, Jacky Cheung, William Chan Wai-Ting

Kay Tse On-Kei

Four cast members of the Jackie Chan-Frankie Chan Lady Generals of the Yang Family appearing at an event in Shanghai.

Cheng Pei-Pei

Liu Xiaoqing

Jin Qiao-Qiao

Yang Zitong, Cheng Pei-Pei, Liu Xiaoqing, Jin Qiao-Qiao

(Sina-slide show)

(Nov.29) Chow Yun-Fat answered questions at a Hong Kong press conference for Let the Bullets Fly. Longtime TV series costar Carol ‘Dodo’ Cheng MC’d the event attended by over 100 media members.

Chow Yun-Fat

Carol Cheng

Carol Cheng, Chow Yun-Fat and wife, Albert Yeung


Michelle Reis and the cast of Mr. and Mrs. Incredible attended a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Hong Kong.

Michelle Reis

Louis Koo, Sandra Ng, Michelle Reis, Peter Chan


Preview of January Harper’s Bazaar featuring Zhao Wei


Gillian Chung, Lucas Tse

Posted by Gillian on her weibo but later deleted since she didn’t have Cecilia’s permission and to protect Lucas’ exposure. Gillian was returning to Hong Kong and ran into Lucas at the airport.


Jo Koo (Jo Kuk) is getting married at the end of the year to her boyfriend of 12 months. (Sina)

Qin Hailu (The Piano in a Factory) is the latest Mainland actor to obtain a Hong Kong identity card reflecting her growing popularity.


MSN: Wakin Chau falls off stage, Karen Mok reveals bra at concert

November 29, 2010

November 29, 2010

Poster for Jordan Chan’s horror film Mysterious Island (lit. Panic Island) (Sina)

Latest poster for the martial arts comedy Just Call Me Nobody features Xiao Shenyang, Zhao Benshan and Kelly Lin (Sina)

New Midnight Beating poster (21cn)

Aarif Lee: ‘I don’t look like Bruce Lee’ (CNNGo)

Charlie Young attending a jewelry brand promotion in Shanghai said that her script for Christmas Rose is completed and she would begin shooting early next year.

(Sina)2(Sina-slide show)(Xinhua-gallery)

I’m the best for Simon

Last December, when the Hong Kong paparazzi alleged that actor Simon Yam had a night of illicit sex with an unknown girl in a hotel in Hangzhou, China, ex-supermodel Qiqi rubbished the reports immediately.

MSN: Li Yapeng to retire from acting

Li shared that they are still in the midst of ironing out the final details for Faye and their daughter Dou Jingtong’s (otherwise known as Tong Tong) first collaboration as voiceovers for the Chinese version of Mamma Mia!.

Night and Day - Channel NewsAsia

Point Of Entry” revolves around the action-filled cases taken on by an elite team of Immigration And Checkpoints Authority (ICA) special agents who protect Singapore’s borders from smuggling and illegal immigration.

The son of Hong Kong comedian Richard Ng, Carl bears the constant burden of carving out a career outside of his famous father’s shadow.

November 27, 2010

November 27, 2010

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Family photo - Bruce Lee (Sina)

CRI: Sacrifice’ Premieres in Beiijng

Jordan Chan made his first public appearance since returning from his honeymoon with Cherrie Ying. The event was the official launch of a new film (lit. BMW Rhapsody) in Beijing at the 798 Art District. He will be costarring in the black comedy with Gong Xinliang, Lee Kin-Yan and Kong Ming (the male Fan Bingbing impersonator).

Jordan Chan

Jordan Chan

Director Qi Lin

Kong Ming, Lee Kin-Yan

Kong Ming (Xinhua)2(Sohu)

Karen Mok in Shanghai for a Christmas lighting ceremony at The Peninsula.


November 26, 2010

November 26, 2010

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FBA: The Jade and the Pearl (翡翠明珠) (4/10)

Routine local romp lacking real star power and sparky direction.

FBA: The Island (絕命島) (4/10)

Spotty attempt at a genre thriller with international reach.

CRI: Trailer Released for Xu Jinglei, Li Yapeng Film

The romantic film “Eternal Moment” starring Xu Jinglei and Li Yapeng is set for release on Valentine’s Day 2011. (Sina)

CRI: ”Lover’s Discourse” Depicts Modern Love Stories on Dec. 31

Through the telling of four different stories of four young couples, starring Eason Chan, Karena Lam, Mavis Fan, Eddie Peng, Kay Tse, William Chan, the film depicts the happiness and sadness people feel when they are looking for love in the modern city.

GlobalTimes: Yu Nan - Widening her repertoire

Starring in recently-released western Wind Blast and receiving several international acting awards, Yu Nan has earned herself the title in China of “international actress,” one that is much coveted in the local scene, although not one that she is keen to wear.

Yu Nan

CRI: ’If You Are the One 2′ Releases New Poster

Shu Qi - If You Are the One 2

Poster (Sina)

Rival Bruce Lee film Jeet Kune Do opens November 27.

Bruce Leung, Chen Tian-Xing

Chen Tian-Xing (Sina)

Zhang Jingchu

Stills from the Pang Ho-Cheung produced short ‘Love in the Time of Micro-blog’

Yoga Lin, Zhang Jingchu (Sina)

MSN: Ethan Ruan rejects role in Stephen Chow’s latest movie

MSN: Selina has a successful third skin graft

Cantopop singer Kay Tse reveals her brush with depression

CNNGo: How to make a pinhole camera out of a duck

November 24, 2010

November 24, 2010

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CRI: Documentary on ‘A Tale of Magic’ Marks World AIDS Day(Sina)

THR: ’Bruce Lee, My Brother’ Tracks Star’s Early Life

Michelle Ye

Christy Chung, Michelle Ye

Michelle Ye  plays Bruce Lee’s aunt (HunanTV)

Tang Wei

Tang Wei recently seen casually dressed like the girl next door in Jingle Ma’s Dynamic Angel (Xinhua)

Poster for Jacky Cheung’s series of Beijing concerts in January 2011. (Sina)

Gigi Leung’s Beijing Christmas Eve concert poster (Sina)

Charlene Choi, William Chan Wai-Ting


November 23, 2010

November 23, 2010

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CRI: Documentary “I Wish I Knew” Wins Kino Pen Award

Director Jia Zhangke’s documentary about Shanghai “I Wish I Knew” (”Hai Shang Chuan Qi”), won the Kino Pen Award at the 13th Montreal International Documentary Festival.

Zhao Tao - I Wish I Knew (Sina)

FBA: Wind Blast (西風烈) (5/10)

Dusty, desert-set action movie is drained by a scrappy script and lack of cumulative drama or tension.

Yan Ni and Jiang Chao in the 2011 martial arts comedy My Own Swordsman

Jiang Chao (Sina)

The comeback Hong Kong actress’s imaging shots and personal photos were stolen along with three computers from her management company.

Cecilia Cheung’s management office was recently burgled and had three computers stolen. The computers contain Cecilia’s publicity photos, private family photos and file including personal information and confidential contract-related files. Ms Chow, Cecilia’s agent was travelling with Cecilia while she has been shuttling between Hong Kong and the mainland filming Alls Well Ends Well 2011 and Lady Generals of the Yang Family. The company office and neighboring offices were broken into when investigating police called Ms Chow to ask if she knew of the break in. When Ms Chow returned to the management office to assess the loss, she found that three computers were missing. Cecilia’s lawyers have already warned against publication of any materials found in the computers. (Xinhua)(Sina)

Computer with Cecilia Cheung’s confidential files stolen

Ethan Ruan - Golden Horse’s best leading man almost quit acting

MSN: Selina Jen asks for compensation for filming accident

Selina Jen’s music label releases official account of her injuries

Considering that Jen made almost 30 million yuan (S$5.9 million) annually before the accident left her hospitalised indefinitely, and that any compensation would definitely have to factor in her lost income as a result of the accident, Jen’s payout is likely to be huge.

MSN: Selina Jen’s fiancé pens a touching note on her recovery state

CNNGo: Sandy Lam and her penchant for jazz

The queen of Cantopop opens up about her journey to becoming the musician she is today

Lin Chi-Ling - She’ll pursue her dream man

RTHK: Trial of TVB boss set for June

TVB’s General Manager, Stephen Chan, and two other defendants have denied corruption and fraud charges. They will stand trial next summer, when a number of TVB stars are expected to give evidence.

November 22, 2010

November 22, 2010

CRI: ’When Love Comes’ Wins Golden Horse for Best Film

“When Love Comes”, a drama about a teenage girl dealing with an unexpected pregnancy and her chaotic family life, claimed the best film trophy at the 47th Taiwan Golden Horse Awards on Saturday, November 20, 2010.

FBA: Taiwan films divide prizes at Golden Horse

Among the biggest surprises of the evening was a best actor win for Ethan Ruan for “making the translation from idol to actor in a performance with depth” in Monga…The most competitive award of the evening was in the best actress category, with the jury vote split nine-to-eight in favour of China’s Lü Liping forCity Monkey. Taiwan’s Sylvia Chang lost the vote because of her less-central role in Buddha Mountain.

MSN: Ethan Ruan wins Best Actor award at Golden Horse Awards

Taiwan’s arthouse films win top honours at Golden Horse Awards

FBA: Chen orbits Atom

Director and producer Chen Kuo-fu [The Message] has reportedly bought a personal 35% stake in Taiwan distribution, production and sales company Atom Cinema…Chen is currently head of production at China’s Huayi Brothers, where he produced recent blockbusters Aftershock and Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame.

CRI: More Still Photos of ‘If You Are the One 2′ Released

Shu Qi - If You Are the One 2


Andy Lau and Wu Jing sparring in New Shaolin Temple


Gong Mi version of My Brother Bruce Lee poster

Gong Mi


Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Aarif Lee (Sina)

John Woo returned to Hong Kong from the US to receive the Silver Bauhinia Star Award. The awards replaced the old British honours system, e.g., Order of the British Empire, after 1997.

Stanley Ho

Stanley Ho received Hong Kong’s highest award, the Grand Bauhinia Medal. (Xinhua)(Sina-slide show) (Sina)

Faye Wong - Shanghai concert

Faye Wong closed the show with the Heart Sutra dedicated to the victims of the recent Shanghai apartment building fire. Speaking to her fans, Faye only said ‘thank you’ four times during her concert. This was two more words than she spoke in Beijing.

Besides their three wedding receptions in Beijing, Hainan Island and Taipei, Xiaofei would be bringing his bride to France for a fourth wedding.

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi’s manager has denied rumours that the star had reunited with old flame Huo Qi Shan [Eric Kok Fai-Shan], and revealed that she is currently not dating anyone,

November 20, 2010

November 20, 2010

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FBA: Dreaming Wall (夢牆) (6/10)

Well shot but over-cool tale of friendship between a young Chinese boy and Japanese girl.

After much speculation, Hong Kong media reports that Ge You and Carina Lau will sing the theme song for Let the Bullets Fly. The pair sing an ’30s-era classic song. Ge You has never sang on film but likes to sing karaoke and likes singing Jacky Cheung songs. Carina Lau and pals Faye Wong and singer Na Ying are often seen out together but is never seen singing in public so the sound of her voice is a mystery. (Xinhua)

Carina Lau is currently in Hong Kong filming Raymond Wong’s All’s Well Ends Well 2011. Here she is seen with Donnie Yen and sporting a red wig and pseudo-model look while shooting a scene in Causeway Bay.

Carina Lau, pseudo-model


Earlier in the day, Carina was dressed in flight attendant uniform while Donnie dressed as a pilot.

Director Janet Chun Siu-Chun, Carina Lau, Donnie Yen, director Chan Hing-Kar

Carina Lau, Donnie Yen

Producer Raymond Wong, Carina Lau, costume/art designer Bruce Yu Ka-On (Sina)

Zhang Jingchu arriving in Taipei for the Golden Horse Awards. She is up for Best Supporting Actress for Aftershock. (Xinhua)

Andy Lau

Zhao Wei, Han Hong, Andy Lau

Zhao Wei

(Nov.19, Beijing) Andy Lau, Zhao Wei, singer Han Hong attended a charity fundraiser for the benefit of children of migrant workers. (Xinhua)

Gillian Chung’s new EP Move On cover

Publicity and radio interview stop (Xinhua)2

November 19, 2010

November 19, 2010

CRI: Andy Lau to Show ‘What Women Want’ in Feb.

Zhang Yishan, Aarif Lee

Jennifer Tse and Zhang Yishan - from My Brother Bruce Lee (HunanTV)

Cecilia Cheung in costume for Lady Generals of the Yang Family. It appears to be an ethnic minority style instead of a military uniform. Posted on Weibo by an assistant of Ceci’s.


False alarm:  Francis Ng was injured on the set of Warring States while shooting a fire scene. The action called for Francis to set fire to a supply cart and act distraught.  Somehow the fire got out of control in a gale of wind and while still deep in the role trying to utter his lines Francis was soon surrounded by a wall of fire and smoke. Wearing heavy armor costume weighing 30kg he could not move. Until he was located by shouting and searching Francis was finally rescued. He was temporarily suffocated and he suffered red and swollen eyes. His throat/vocal chords was damaged and had some burns on his skin but did not suffer more serious injury because he was rescued in time. (Sina)(Xinhua) [It turns out, this actually happened back in July. Warring States completed filming in September and Francis Ng has fully recovered since. So this story is just coattailing on the Selina Jen fire incident.] (Sina)

Gao Yuanyuan tries new gangster image in new film co-starring Leon Lai (Sina)

Kelly Chen

Kelly Chen opened the Christmas season at Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay. (Sina)

And nothing says ‘Christmas’ like Hello Kitty, with Annie Liu, at Langham Plaza. (Sina)

Today is Sir Run Run Shaw’s 103rd birthday.

Last night, he celebrated  at the Hong Kong Peninsula Hotel with wife Mona Fong under heavy hotel security. (Sina)(Xinhua)

MSN: Was it a shotgun marriage for Barbie Hsu?

MSN: Lin Chi-ling and mother insulted on Facebook

Lin Chi-Ling for Longines, in English.

MSN: Selina Jen breaks down during counseling

CNN: Hong Kong diagnoses first human bird flu case in 7 years

US Embassy: Beijing air quality is ‘crazy bad’

Experts say Beijing’s frequently bad air has been even dirtier recently because a growing number of factories and villages on the outskirts of the city are burning coal for the winter, and more than 1,200 new cars hit the roads each day.

November 18, 2010

November 18, 2010

Variety: Ge You emerging as China’s most bankable thesp

FBA: Bona files for stock market listing

THR: China’s Bona Film Group Files IPO

  • Bona, which no longer is connected to China’s military, counts among its private competitors Huayi Brothers Media, which raised $176 million on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in October 2009 and Enlight Media, a Beijing based TV company turned movie studio.
  • Bona, in fact, has government ties of its own, having merged in November 2003 with the China Poly Group, a business wing of the People’s Liberation Army, to form PolyBona Film Distribution, the company’s former English name
  • Bona’s U.S. IPO filing follows close on the heels of the filings for U.S. public listings by China’s two largest online video sharing web sites, Youku with the New York Stock Exchange and Tudou on the Nasdaq.

CRI: ’My Own Swordsman’ Trailer Available

Director Shang Jing has reunited the original cast to continue his parody of social issues through the stories of everyday life in a small inn.

Andy Lau and Gong Li attend the trailer premiere event for What Women Want in Beijing (Nov. 18)

Director Chen Daming (Sina)2

(Nov.17) Peter Chan, Sandra Ng and Vincent Kok of Mr. and Mrs Incredible collaborated with the Hong Kong Tourism Board to promote winter holiday tourism and  shopping. A 3D animated short film featured characters named ‘Hong-Hong’ and ‘Kong-Kong’. Peter Chan, jokingly, announced the release date for Mr. and Mrs. Incredible as January 32, 2011, meaning the day after January 31st.

Peter Chan

Director Vincent Kok

Sandra Ng, Peter Chan, Vincent Kok

Sandra Ng, Peter Chan (Sina)

Li Qin (Dream of the Red Mansions) plays Blue Phoenix in Mr.and Mrs. Incredible


Let the Bullet posters outlining the characters and relationships

Jiang Wen

Chow Yun-Fat

Ge You (Sina)

Wang Xueqi in Chen Kaige’s Sacrifice (Sina)

Founding of a Party

Wang Leehom

Daniel Wu

Qin Lan, Bai Bing (Sina)

The Taiwanese actress and her millionaire boyfriend registered their marriage in Beijing on Tuesday, and will hold their wedding in March. [Rumors of her pregnancy _may_ prove to be unfounded. :D]

Hsu may have called Wang her “husband” in her statement, however, due to regulations governing cross–strait marriages; they are not legally husband and wife yet.

Netizens are gleefully flaming the 34-year-old, calling her everything from “evil woman” and “gold-digger” to “more disgusting than a rat” and “Big quot; (a play on Hsu’s official nickname Big S). The cause of such outrage?


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