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February 25, 2011

February 25, 2011

Movie Review: Eternal Moment (GlobalTimes)

Tangled web we weave (GlobalTimes)

Liu Yonghong’s Tangled - indie film rejected by censors

Xinhua: Cast members promote movie “Buddha Mountain” in Beijing

Chen Bo-Lin, Fan Bingbing, director Li Yu

Guests New Seven Little Fortunes (Xinhua-gallery)

CRI: Tsui Hark Plans ‘Detective Dee’ Prequel

Peter Chan, Ethan Ruan

Speaking in Taiwan, Peter Chan said that the first cut of Wu Xia has been completed and runs 137 minutes. In April, Flying Guillotines will begin shooting, action director Yuen Bun will begin training the actors in March behind closed doors in Beijing. Besides their muscles, Chan said they have to be trained in the use of the flying guillotines because the props are dangerous to use, so the preparation must be good. (Sina)

WSJ: In China, Gaga Has Nothing on Gigi

Lady Gaga may rule the Twittersphere with 8,398,412 fans world-wide. But in China, where Twitter is banned, it is Gigi who is the established star in Chinese cyberspace.

To further illustrate, a recent HK TV program featuring Gigi, even after enlisting Valen Hsu and Charlie Young as guests, had received terrible ratings.

Valen Hsu, Gigi Leung, Charlie Young

But in a mainland English textbook, Gigi is the model incarnation of elegance. (Xinhua)

FBA: HKIFF has Heart for popularity, hub role

Mainland Chinese cinema is represented Chen Kaige’s Sacrifice, indie animation Piercing I and Wang Bing’s  The Ditch and Man With No Name.

The Union Film Enterprise Ltd (Union Film) is one of the most important companies in Hong Kong’s filmmaking history

HKFA’s new publication “One for All: The Union Film Spirit” with an English edition in CD-ROM will be released in late March, featuring essays contributed by renowned writers and scholars looking at Union Film and its works from various perspectives, by turns historical, aesthetic, and cultural.

Chinese movie fans have grown accustomed to seeing films of similar style that present different versions of the same story—and that will be intensified in 2011.

February 24, 2011

February 24, 2011

A truth that’s stranger than fiction - Jiang Wen

“Let The Bullet Fly” boosts tourism in S China watchtowers

35th Hong Kong Int’l Film Festival to open in March

AP: Johnnie To romance, short films to open HK fest

Poster for March 1 Beijing University screening of Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Wai Ka-Fai and Johnnie To will meet students and answer questions. (Sina)

Gao Yuanyuan - Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

(Sina-gallery)

SF International Asian American Film Festival Takes Place March 10-20

Li Yapeng: ‘Love is not something you can preserve’ (CNNGo)

First-time producer Li Yapeng talks about the challenges of product placement in his new movie, “Eternal Moment,” Faye Wong and their “Six One” clique

CNNGo: Huayi Brothers annouces East Asia’s largest film and TV studio

GlobalTimes: Onward, Christian actors

Lu Liping and Sun Haiying are a rare mainland couple

Underdog Knight 2 - Liu Ye, Liu Hailong

Vincent Chiao

Steve Yoo Seung-Jun

Underdog Knight 2 opens April 1 (Sina)

Seediq Bale poster

Director Wei Te-Sheng (dayoo)

Seediq Bale director Wei Te-Sheng has secured additional funding from investors to complete his epic film. Part 1 is scheduled to be released on September 9 with part 2 to be released on September 30.. (Sina)

The first part, scheduled to be shown on Sept. 9, will center on the portrayal of the major characters and the atmosphere of the distinctive era. The second part, to be released on Sept. 30, would revolve around the uprising of the Seediq tribe and its suppression by the Japanese army. (Taipei Times)

Posters for The Law of Attraction (lit. Gravity or Gravitation)

Starring Karen Mok, Leon Dai, Zhang Jingchu and Guo Tao, the film is a series of interlocking love stories.

Guo Tao, Zhang Jingchu (Sina)2

Ann Hui, Andy Lau and Deanie Ip - Miss Peach (Peach Sister)

Bona Pictures boss Don Yu Dong flew to Hong Kong to visit the set and lend support (Sina-gallery)

CRI: Andy Lau and Deanie Yip Rejoin in ‘Tao Jie’

CRI: First Stills from ‘Mr. and Mrs. Single’

CRI: Liu Yifei Cites ‘Up’ as Her Influence for New Film

MSN: Kelly Lin rumoured to wed on Mar 20

MSN: Selina Jen’s injuries take a turn for the worse

The helpless singer ended her entry with the sentence, “Can I be a girl who is not brave and cries a lot tonight?” S.H.E’s Selina Jen laments fresh blisters on injured legs

CNA: Barbie Hsu puts film career on hold to focus on family

February 23, 2011

February 23, 2011

THR: Fox, Huayi Brothers, Sundream Team for ‘Love in Space’

Lost in Space is a model of Huayi Brothers’s three-pronged strategy in developing its production slate, including expanding into different genres. “At the beginning, everyone was making historical epics and action films, but female audiences support romantic comedies, which are less costly to make. This genre can become part of the mainstream films,” Huayi Brothers Media Corp. president James Wang told The Hollywood Reporter.

THR: Top-Earning Chinese Director Cites Martin Scorsese as His Only Influence

Jiang Wen met ‘The Departed’ director in New York in 1980, according to English-language newspaper China Daily.

HK Film Archive’s March “Morning Matinee” to feature city comedies starring Ting Ying

Hong Kong Film Archive’s (HKFA) “Morning Matinee” next month will screen four “city comedies” by renowned comedy director Mok Hong-si, starring popular 1960s actress Ting Ying.

FBA: Overheard receives welcome echo

Production is underway on Overheard 2 , a sequel to the cop thriller Overheard

Variety: Together review

“Together” demonstrates how badly China needs a documentary to help address discrimination toward its growing HIV-positive population.

CRI: Mainland Box Office Top 10 (Feb. 14-20, 2011)

Eternal Moment #1

Qin Lan - Mr. and Mrs. Single

Qin Lan costars in Patrick Kong’s Mr. and Mrs. Single, a comedy about urban couples keeping their marriages secret to get better jobs and higher income. Eason Chan, Rene Liu, Harlem Yu and Bai Bing are among the cast members. [Sounds strikingly similar to the 1962 Happy Couples in the Ting Ying article above.] The film opens in April.

Eason Chan (Sina)2

Beijing - Kara Hui, Liu Yifei, Wilson Yip hold press conference for A Chinese Fairy Tale (Feb.23)

Wang Danyi Li, Kara Hui, Liu Yifei

Liu Yifei, Gong Xinliang, Wang Danyi Li

Kara Hui, Lin Peng

(Sina)23

Deanie Ip and Andy Lau have begun work on Ann Hui’s latest film (Miss Peach/Peach Sister).

Deanie plays a servant to Andy’s master (Sina)(Sohu)

Cambodia - Michelle Yeoh continues to promote road safety as UN Make Roads Safe Global Ambassador (Xinhua)

MSN: Jackie Chan kissed Jane Xu Jinglei in drunken stupor (Xinhua-gallery)

CNA: Faye Wong garners praise for posting au naturel photo (Xinhua)

CNA: Selina Jen’s wedding “delayed indefinitely” says fiance

CRI: Kobe Bryant Works with Jay Chou in New Song

MSN: Jay Chou films commercial with Kobe Bryant

All-Star debut for Chinese shoe company

Together (Variety review)

Filed under: Reprints — dleedlee @ 11:17 am

Together
A Hing Lung World Wide Group production. (International sales: Edko Films, Hong Kong.) Directed, written by Zhao Liang.

(Mandarin dialogue)

In a clear case of a filmmaker’s best intentions outstripping his ability to deliver the goods, Zhao Liang’s “Together” demonstrates how badly China needs a documentary to help address discrimination toward its growing HIV-positive population. More behind-the-scenes supplement than standalone feature, well-meaning project was inspired by access to Gu Changwei’s AIDS-themed melodrama “Til Death Do Us Part” — a unique Chinese production in which infected individuals worked among the cast and crew — clumsily blending on-set footage with chatroom exchanges and faceless video interviews. The overly sentimental, poorly organized result belongs in an editing room, not on the fest circuit.

Unfortunately, HIV is still such a source of shame in China that virtually no one wants to appear oncamera to discuss the topic. Surely an in-depth portrait of a single individual would have gone farther to change minds than this feel-good diary, which offers casually documented snapshots from a project in which patients were treated as equals. Though “Together” aims to educate, contrasting man-on-the-street misconceptions with testimony from genuine medical authorities, among other tactics, pic’s odd format emphasizes sympathy toward HIV patients more than changing behavior that spreads the disease.

Camera (color, HD), Liang; editor, Shun Zi; music, Dou Peng. Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Panorama Dokumente), Feb. 14, 2011. Running time: 83 MIN.
Variety

February 22, 2011

February 22, 2011

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CRI: Jet Li to Show Tai-Chi, but Not with Feng Xiaogang (Sina)

THR: Huang Zumo, Director of China’s Longest-Running Film, Dies at 90

‘Romance on Lushan Mountain’ still playing after 31 years.

FBA: Love In Space blasts off

Production got underway today on Love In Space the sequel to last year’s hit ensemble comedy Hot Summer Days

Love in Space - Wing Shya, Eason Chan, Angelababy, Guei Lun-Mei, Aaron Kwok, Tony Chan Kwok-Fai

(Sina)

An enterprising journalist armed with pliers cut through barbed wire and managed to breach the high security guarding the set of Zhang Yimou’s ruined city of Nanjing for his film 13 Flowers of Nanjing/Thirteen Girls in Jinling.

(Sohu)

Wilson Yip’s upcoming Chinese Fairy Tale boasts 1200 computer-generated shots. Art director Kenneth Mak Kwok-Keung strove to create a fantasy world that blends realistic and the impressionistic.

(Sohu)(Sina)

Mr. and Mrs. Incredible will compete at the 13th Asian International Film Festival in Deauville, France

Vincent Kok will attend the festival which begins in mid-March. (Sina)

“Youth editon” of Buddha Mountain poster

A second MV has also been released making the pair ‘his and her’ versions. (Sina)

Youth Film Guide announced the winners of the final round for the 2010 Golden Broom Awards.

Feng Xiaogang’s If You Are the One 2 won for both 2nd Most Disappointing Film and Most Disappointing Director. His film Aftershock was also awarded Most Disappointing Product Placement Film Award. Confucius  garnered both Most Disappointing Film and Director awards. Lee Lik-Chi’s Flirting Scholar 2 won the awards for Most Disappointing Sequel and Most Disappointing Actor (Zhou Libo). Taiwan actress Barbie Hsu won the Most Disappointing Actress award for 3 films, Future X-Cops, Reign of Assassins and Adventure of the King beating out Xie Na who received the 2nd Most Disappointing Actress. Organizers said that the prize was a wedding gift for the bride-to-be. :D

The first round was pared to a short list by film critics, media people, academics, netizens, filmmakers and others.

The jury also recognized as high-quality films: Let the Bullets Fly, Buddha Mountain, Monga, Echoes of the Rainbow, The Fourth Painting, Taipei Exchanges, Love in a Puff and Chongqing Blues. Documentaries I Wish I Knew and KJ: Music and Life were also awarded. Jia Zhangke, Pang Ho-Cheung, Wang Xiaoshuai and others attended the event to receive their prize. (Sina)

Jay Chou and Kobe Bryant

The pair were shooting an advert for a beverage brand Sprite in Los Angeles

(Sina)(Xinhua)

Maggie Cheung attending the Burberry show for London Fashion Week (Feb.21)

I love the necklace. (Xinhua)

February 21, 2011

February 21, 2011

Director of new China’s first film with kissing scene dies at 90

Huang Zumo, director of the classic Chinese movie, Romance on Lushan Mountain, died Saturday night in Shanghai.

1981 - Huang Zumo, Zhang Yu, screenwriter Bi Bicheng (Xinhua)

A Woman, A Gun, and A Noodle Shop - Coen remake released on DVD

On Blu, the visuals and soundscapes are stunning. On DVD, they are good. Both formats share an exhaustive documentary that, at 119 minutes, runs 29 minutes longer than the brisk feature. You see Yimou’s exacting filmmaking techniques. His bravado is even more impressive because you see he was in pre-production while concurrently planning the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

CRI: Theme Song MV of ‘Buddha Mountain’ Released

Chen Bo-Lin, Li Yu, Mavis Fan, Fan Bingbing, Fei Long

Mavis Fan, Fan Bingbing

(Xinhua-gallery) (Sina-gallery)

CRI: New Director Debuts with Two Films

Journalist-turned filmmaker Yan Ran will make his directorial debut with “Sweet Journey” and “Together”

ScreenDaily: Stool Pigeon review 2

A tasty Hong Kong cops and robbers movie marred by a cliched plot and over-melodramatic backstory

The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman poster, opening Mar.17

Ning Hao in guest appearance (Sina)2

Ning Hao’s aptly-named and ill-fated No Man’s Land has seen its release delayed again. Rescheduled for a tentative April release, the film was once again postponed. The film began shooting in May 2009 and originally slated for a December 2009 release. After criticisms from the film review board for having no good characters and too many bad guys, the film has struggled to find approval for its release. Meanwhile, Ning Hao has begun work on a new film for 2011 audiences. (Sina)2

Poster for the thriller Fatal Invitations (Deadly Invitations) based on a best-selling Japanese novel

The film stars Cheung Tat-Ming and opens Mar.4 (Sina)

Poster for Lock Destination, formerly J-10’s Sortie

Huang Yi

Huang Yi costars in the film, a tribute to the 60th anniversary of the mainland’s Air Force (Sina) [3.2.2010]

Dragon Pearl poster

Dragon Pearl is a Chinese-Australian co-production and will be released on Mar. 11

Jordan Chan costars in the archeological action film. Mario Adreacchio directs Sam Neill and Heidi Wang Ji in the leads.  (Sina)(Xinhua)

Cherie Chung appearing in Beijing for jewellry brand Chaumet (Feb.19) (Xinhua)

MSN: Selina Jen’s wedding put on hold indefinitely

MSN; Kristen Jen rumoured to replace Selina Jen in drama

MSN: Kevin Tsai to host Barbie Hsu’s wedding

MSN: Patty Hou confirms April wedding

Italian seeks kung-fu stardom in Shanghai (AFP)

“Shangdown: The Way of the Spur” is an independent kung-fu spaghetti western, and the cowboy is Christian Bachini, a 25-year-old Italian actor who came to Shanghai to become an action star.

February 19, 2011

Stool Pigeon (Screen Daily review)

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The Stool Pigeon
19 February, 2011
By Lee Marshall
Dir: Dante Lam. Hong Kong. 2010. 113mins

A tasty Hong Kong cops and robbers movie marred by a cliched plot and over-melodramatic backstory, The Stool Pigeon reunites Dante Lam with leads Nick Cheung and Nicholas Tse two years on from The Beast Stalker. While it lacks that film’s tightly-wound story and dark mood, The Stool Pigeon has all the visual panache that we’ve come to expect from Lam, plus some enjoyable fight and chase sequences, and a screen-hogging performance by Kwai Lun-Mei (Secret, Parking) as a gangster’s moll who takes revenge on her uncaring criminal lover.

The film played in Berlin’s Forum sidebar after its Chinese and Hong Kong release last August, when it performed fairly strongly. But with the European and US appetite even for Johnnie To’s auterish variety of Cantonese noir tailing off in recent years, it’s difficult to see this more traditional crime caper doing much theatrical business outside of Asia, except perhaps in late-night and speciality shots. Auxiliary results should be more robus.

Cheung plays Don Lee, an intense and serious inspector with the serious crimes bureau of the Hong Kong police. A pre-credit prologue raises the jeopardy factor of what will follow by showing a police informer who reports to Don being stabbed and beaten to a pulp by a boss whose drug deal he helped to rumble. A year on, the informer has lost his marbles and become a vagrant who (in one of the film’s more mushy episodes) is visited and fed by the contrite Don.

This doesn’t stop Don from courting recently released convict Ghost Junior (Tse), a shaven-headed illegal road racer, to become his new stool pigeon. Don knows that Ghost needs the police’s blood money to pay back a debt to a gang that is prostituting his sister; he plans to use him to break up a jewellery-heist ring led by criminal mastermind Barbarian (Lu Yi) and Tai-ping (Keung), a local boss whose driver Ghost has become.

Barbarian’s tough and independent-minded pregnant girlfriend Dee (Lun-Mei) is increasingly at odds with her man, who tells her dismissively to get an abortion, and she ends up spending more and more time with Ghost. Inevitably, passion sparks. Don, for his part, has his own more sentimental women problems, which are laid on with a thick trowel of sentiment. Years before he had an affair which led his wife (Miao Pu) to attempt suicide. Now she works as a dance teacher with that lazy scriptwriter’s favourite affliction, amnesia. Don has enrolled as a student in her class just to be close to her, but he’s too ashamed of his past behavour to reveal himself.

Moodily lit, with extensive use of colour filters for nighttime atmosphere, the film has real noir attitude – something reinforced by the urban jazz soundtrack. And with two snappily-edited car chases, two footchases, a road-racing scene and a visceral final showdown in an abandoned school, all shot with sweaty immediacy, there’s plenty to please action fans.

Lam is at his most Tarantino-esque in one streets-of-the-city car chase which is played out entirely to the strains of White Christmas, and there’s real chemistry between Tse and Lun-Mei in the film’s gritty central romance. If only the script had kept its tear-jerking tendencies in check, and come up with some more original twists and turns.

Production companies: Visual Capture, Emperor Classic Film, Huayi Brothers Media, Sil-Metropole Organization

International sales: Emperor Motion Pictures, www.emp.hk

Producers: Albert Lee, Wang Zhonglei, Cheung Hong-tat

Executive producers: Albert Yeung, Wang Zhongjun, Song Dai

Screenplay: Jack Ng

Cinematography: Kenny Tse

Production design: Peter Wong

Editor: Chan Ki-hop, Matthew Hui

Music: Henry Lai

Main cast: Nicholas Tse, Nick Cheung, Kwai Lun-Mei, Miao Pu, Lu Yi, Liu Kai Chi, Philip Keung
ScreenDaily

February 18, 2011

February 18, 2011

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GlobalTimes: Something old, nothing new (Review)

Li Yapeng and Xu Jinglei relive old love in Eternal Moment

GlobalTimes: A new direction

Ning Hao is experimenting with discovering acting talent through a talent-seeking and training program.

“I knew how precious opportunities are for new talents. There are superstars in China [but] no one seems to care about potential ones. We can’t always pick apples from the tree, but someone has to plant the seeds,” Ning said.

Merry Go Round in Richmond Hill (Toronto, CA) (Thanks, Brian)

Nora Miao to attend

THR: Huayi Brothers Plans East Asia’s Largest Indoor Studio Complex for Shanghai

The studio plan will follow the Universal Studios model, incorporating studio tours and rides in a later phase of its development.

CRI: Trailer Released for New Wartime Love Film

Set in the 1940s during World War Two, Once Upon a Time in Tibet revolves around a struggling romance between a troubled American Air Force pilot and a Chinese woman.

Peter Ho Yun-Tung (Sina)

Berlin - An early version of poster for Peter Chan’s Wu Xia (Xinhua)

Simon Yam is The Man Behind the Courtyard House (Sina)

Cecilia Cheung’s days as famous actress numbered

Cecilia Cheung is facing a boycott threat from a Chinese production company if she does not finish filming The Lady General of the Yang Family.

Major Chinese newspapers reported that Shanghai Film Studio, the second largest film production house in China, had threatened to withdraw its investment of the film if it was not wrapped up by the end of the month.

Cheung was scheduled to shoot 47 sets but discontinued after completing only 31.

This agitated the production house, which threatened to boycott all films by the Hong Kong actress.

“The boycott is expected to affect Cheung’s reputation as an actress,” one newspaper reported.

Michael Hui

Michael Hui and wife

Michael Hui performed at Hong Kong Coliseum Feb.16

The show, entitled “Stand Up Comedy II : Last Warning!”, is Michael’s follow up to his own sell-out shows in 2005 and 2009. (Sina)MichaelHui.com

CRI: Andy Lau to Bring ‘Unforgettable’ Concert to Beijing

Maggie Cheung attending New York Fashion Week show

Unfashionably early, she killed time playing with her iPad and reading the newspaper. She was seated next to Kirsten Dunst but did not speak with her according to the report. (Xinhua)

MSN: Vivian Hsu’s tough road to true love

The singer-actress and her businessman boyfriend supposedly face opposition from the latter’s family

(Xinhua)2

February 17, 2011

February 17, 2011

CRI: Jackie Chan’s New Movie Gets U.S. Release

The film, with a former title, “The 1911 Revolution”, is a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the monumental Xinhai Revolution that began in 1911 and eventually brought an end to China’s last feudal dynasty.

PeoplesDaily: ‘Bullets’ copyright scores Hollywood bullseye

Last year’s blockbuster comedy Let the Bullets Fly, which became the biggest-grossing Chinese language movie ever, has now set another record - the top price paid in Hollywood for the rights to adapt a Chinese film.

FBA: Fox to release Butcher in Hong Kong

20th Century Fox is to release The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman in Hong Kong on 7 April.

Pulpy psychodrama is made watchable by its two female leads.

‘Late Autumn,’ a modern fairytale for adults

Heart-stopping and transcending sentimentality, Kim Tae-yong’s “Late Autumn” is a remake with a greater purpose than simply pairing superstars in a new setting.

I majored in directing at the Central Academy of Drama (in Beijing) because I wanted to become a director. When you study directing, you also learn how to act.

It was recently reported that the investor was unhappy with Cecilia, as she did not have time to complete the filming of The Lady Generals of Yang Family, due to her busy schedule.

The investor also put down the rule that the movie must be completed by the end of the month, else it would be cancelled.

A Chinese Fairy Tale

Louis Koo, Yu Shaoqun, Liu Yifei

Liu Yifei

Liu Yifei

The first stills from the secretive shoot of Wilson Yip’s A Chinese Fairy Tale was released yesterday.

A world-wide release is planned for April. (Sina)

In December, the Chinese Fairy Tale cast went into the studio for post-production getting head scans to enhance the 3D effects.

Liu Yifei

Fan Siu-Wong

Kara Hui (Sina)

Kara Hui in costume

(Sina)

Zhang Zilin (Zhang Zhilin)

Zhang Zilin

Stills from Underdog Knight 2 features Liu Ye and Zhang Zilin (Miss World 2007)

The film opens April 1. (Sina)

Daniel Wu - Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Daniel Wu, Gao Yuanyuan

Daniel Wu plays a depressed but brilliant architect who restores his self-confidence after meeting Gao Yuanyuan (Sina)

It was reported that Leon, who rarely appeared in events, began taking up more work recently. This drove speculations of a pregnant Gaile Lok and that Leon was saving up for the birth of his Rabbit child.

February 16, 2011

February 16, 2011

THR: Day-and-Date Release Planned in U.S., China for Jackie Chan’s ‘1911′ (Berlin)

A September/October release is planned. (Sina)

(BeyondHollywood)

March 17

Ando Masanobu

The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman will get a simultaneous multi-national release on Mar. 17 that includes North America, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. (Sina)

WSJ: ”The Killer”: Remaking a John Woo classic

Mr. Woo, who is one of the producers of the remake, says of Mr. Lee: “I like the way he expresses a feeling or emotion through powerful visual language” and that his vision is “faithful to the spirit of the original movie.”

THR:  Annapurna Productions Takes Wong Kar Wai’s ‘Grandmasters’ for North America (Berlin)

Megan Ellison is in final negotiations to pick up the rights and to make a significant financial commitment to the movie.

CRI: Mainland Box Office Top 10 (Feb. 7-13, 2011)

CRI: Chinese Film Wins Top Prize at Vesoul Festival

“Addicted to Love” (”Lao Na”) won three awards at the 17th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, including the highest Golden Cyclo Award.

The film, directed by Liu Hao, features a Chinese retiree, Old Pop, who lives in Beijing with his extended family. One day, he meets his first love accidentally. In spite of their children’s reluctance, the two start meeting in secret. Discovering his first love has Alzheimer, Old Pop plays little games with her to exercise her mind.

THR: Bleak Night review (South Korea)

Downbeat, compellingly believable saga of high-school friendships gone fatally sour.

Lin’s production crew reportedly nicknamed her “The Gentlest Director in History” as she was always courteous to her crew members on the set and gave her orders in her trademark ‘baby doll’ voice.

“Still In Time To Say I Love You” will premiere on YouTube on March 1.

(Xinhua)

Chow Yun-Fat has finished his scenes for The Monkey King

A summer 2012 release is planned (Sina)

Chow Yun-Fat as the Jade Emperor

Kelly Lin as Guanyin (Sina)2

Together poster

Chen Xiaodong (Daniel Chan), Ni Dahong

Ni Dahong stars in the mine diaster film, Together (lit. Survival Day), opening Mar. 4.

The production created an underground “maze of death” 200 meters long with 18 bends and 30 intersections. (Sina)234

The Man Behind the Courtyard House stills

Simon Yam

Zhang Jingchu (Sina)2

WSJ: Stanley Ho Files New Lawsuit (RTHK)

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