HKMDB Daily News

September 30, 2011

September 30, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

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WSJ: A Revolutionary Role for Jackie Chan

‘Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose’

Eileen Chang’s works are roses with thorns for filmmakers.

CF: Snake Meets Sorcerer

The original legend mostly focuses on Bai and Xu’s doomed romance but the latest version brings Fahai (Jet Li) to the foreground.

In 2010, Zhang Yuan: Unspoiled Brats was exhibited at Ullens Center for Contemporary Arts in Beijing and the namesake film was completed in 2011. The film focuses on the life of China’s youths in Beijing and the exhibition portrayed the life stories of young Chinese. Over 200 young people applied for major characters in Zhang’s work, and finally ten got the chance to tell their stories in pictures.

Poster for Lu Chuan’s The Last Supper

Filming will complete at the end of October after extending the five month shoot. Liu Ye publicly stated that there is no time limit for the film and scheduled no other films for the rest of the year. Daniel Wu and Chang Chen expressed full support and stood behind the director. Lu Chuan’s demand for detail and texture required many sets to be (re)built(?). (Sina)

Yao Chen watches as Huang Xiaoming get eyedrops prior to the ceremony launching Chen Kaige’s new film, an adaptation of a Japanese fantasy story of a monk set in the Tang Dynasty. Huang recently suffered sudden eye problems while working on Andrew Lau’s The Guillotines.

(Sina)

Boiling water?

Carina Lau and Richie Jen film a TV program to promote water conservation in northwest China (Sina)

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop

Shu Qi on Lee Hom: He’s really just my good friend (MSN)

MSN: Karen Mok to wed tomorrow

CRI: Karen Mok Releases Photos with Fiance

Karen Mok in Florence

Sketch of wedding shoes (Sina)

MSN: Selina Jen’s wedding to go on despite grandfather’s death

Yang Mi mistaken as Fan Bingbing

[Not surprising, given her Fan-like assault at the Milan fashion shows]

Zhou Xun’s naked photos found

September 29, 2011

September 29, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

TimeOutHK: 1911 review

FBA: 1911 review

Handsome but unengaging anniversary film about the founding of China’s first republic.

CF: Jackie Chan Plays Real-life Hero in “1911″

Unfocused, slackly directed fantasy with just a few good individual performances to its merit.

TimeOutHK: Tony Ching Siu-Tung interview

FBA: HKAFF spotlights Taiwan and men in tights

THR: Hong Kong Asian Film Festival to Feature Superheroes, Taiwan Cinema

Taiwan shows box office clout, China guts, and superheroes spring up across Asia at the 8th Asian Film Festival. Chinese directors Wang Xiaoshuai and Lou Ye are named the Directors in Focus, and selections from Taiwan reflect the revival of the Taiwan film industry.

CF: Director Ma Liwen’s latest project, “The Big Deal,” released its first batch of character posters today.

FBA: Fan Bingbing to give gong in Tokyo

Alan Mak’s Windseeker

Alan Mak revealed on his Weibo that Zhou Xun would play the female lead joining Tong Leung Chi-Wai and Yang Mi in the Felix Chong-scripted film. (Sina)

A series of stills from Love on Credit featuring Liao Fan and Lin Chi-Ling, opening Oct. 20.

Liao Fan

(Sina-gallery)

The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake opens Oct. 13

Stills from scene with Anthony Wong and Huang Yi

(Sina)

Updated posters now titled The Allure of Tears

(Sina)

Photos from Dangerous Liaison boot up ceremony in Shanghai. (Sept 27) Zhang Ziyi’s absence led to speculation that she was still upset over being perceived as having a secondary role to Cecilia Cheung.

Cecilia Cheung, Lisa Lu

Jang Dong-gun

In Beijing accepting an award for the First Youth Film Festival (Sept.28)

(Sina-gallery)23

Irene Wan Pik-Ha signed a “lifetime” 29 year contract with Huayi Brothers and received a 29 ct. diamond necklace as a gift.

Huayi producer Yang Shanpu

Wang Zhonglei, Irene Wan (Sina)23

CF: Gong Li Covers French Magazine L’ OFFICIEL

MSN: Is Kelly Chen’s marriage in trouble?

The Hong Kong singer revealed that her husband would visit nightclubs four times a week

MSN: Sammi Cheng has no plans to settle down

Apart from a soaring music career, Sammi is also making good progress in movies this year. The singer is involved in two out of three productions by director Johnnie To. Apart from that, she recently completed filming for High Altitude of Love 2 in June and will be joining Andy Lau in October, in the movie Blind Detective. (Sina-slideshow)

Furthermore, the singer let on that she now exercises in a gym because she was once chased by a pack of wild dogs when she jogged outside her residence.

CNA: Chyi Chin’s burn recovery photos released, records audio clip for fans

September 28, 2011

September 28, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

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CF: ”Lee’s Adventure” to Join Competition for National Day Box Office Takings

Johnnie To’s Life Without Principle will open the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival which starts Oct. 18. Photos from yesterday’s press conference.

Johnnie To

Lau Ching-Wan

JJ Jia, Lau Ching-Wan, Myolie Wu

Myolie Wu, JJ Jia (Sina)

Gordon Chan’s Mural officially opens Sept. 29

(Sina)

Love on Credit - Lin Chi-Ling, plays twin sisters

Yang You-Ning - young man

Chen Kun - wealthy man

Liao Fan - thrifty man (Sina)

MSN: Cecilia Cheung fined for reckless driving

The actress personally penned a letter of apology and was given a light sentence

MSN: Gaile Lok moves out of marital home

Rumour of Leon Lai’s marital crisis heats up, as his model wife reportedly moved out from their love nest

September 27, 2011

September 27, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

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FBA: 1911 + 3DNA = RMB31m

Local horror The Purple House opened on RMB6.2 million ($970,000).

CF: Dou Xiao Braces Himself for Car Stunts in New Film

Racer Legend poster (Sina)

CF: The Film “LOVE” Held its First Media Reception in Beijing

CF: ’Dangerous Liaisons’ Kickes off Shooting

CF: Ladies Kick Butt in Upcoming Release ‘The Five’

Our keywords are ‘girls, action and adventure’ – just as there are women’s action movies like Charlie’s Angels and Tomb Raider coming out of Hollywood, so too did we want to have a homegrown Chinese production,” said Lu Tao, the film’s producer.

Aarif Lee

Zhou Dongyu

First posters for Barbara Wong’s Tears in a Fallen City/Allure Tears, opening December 24. (Sina)

The 33D Invader poster features Macy Wu Qing-Qing

The film opens in Hong Kong October 6 with advance midnight screenings on Sept. 30. Mainland tour groups are expected during the National Day Golden Week holidays.

(Sina)2

Elanne Kong and Chapman To celebrate the wrap for Herman Yau’s Holding Love High

(Sina)

CF: Actress Dong Jie Covers Vogue Magazine

Actress Dong Jie poses for a new photo shoot for Vogue magazine.

MSN: Karen Mok to provide live wedding updates on her microblog

The singer let on that the venue will be decorated in pink, gold and “bling bling”, but refused to reveal the exact location of her wedding.

MSN: Zhang Ziyi angry at Cecilia Cheung?

The two actresses were said to be on bad terms after it was rumoured that Ziyi was reduced to being the second female lead (Sina)

September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

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FBA: 1911 review

Handsome but unengaging anniversary film about the founding of China’s first republic.

CF: Jackie Chan vs Feudalism as Heroic General on Screen

According to statistics from gewara.com, the largest online movie ticket sales platform in the Yangtze Delta, China 1911 was the second most popular movie on Friday. It fell behind May Day 3DNA, a music movie from Taiwan.

Scheduled to open in China on 16 Dec 2011, the film began its eligibility run at a 22-seat VIP screen at Beijing’s Capital Cinema yesterday. It is screening once per day for seven days.

THR: China to Submit ‘The Flowers of War’ in Foreign-Language Oscar Race

CF: ”The Mural” Premieres in Beijing

CF: Taiwan Actress Plays Twin Roles in Romantic Comedy

Taiwan model/actress Lin Chih-ling plays identical twins - one a material girl and the other, a down-to-earth office worker - in Love on Credit, a romantic comedy to be released this autumn.

“The Sorcerer and the White Snake (Its Love)” will be screened simultaneously in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian regions on September 29.

Actor-singers are not a new phenomenon, but what is new is that fierce competition is forcing more young stars, with indifferent skills, to release albums to stay in the limelight.

In the horror film, Mysterious Island, which grossed more than 90 million yuan ($14 million) in the mainland, Yang [Mi] is not just the lead actress, but also the singer. Her two singles, Love of Support and Summer in Love, have topped local new song charts and are highly rated online.

The actress, who began acting at the age of 4, played a minor role in King of Beggars in 1992, which starred Stephen Chow in the lead. The slim, big-eyed girl then went on to study at Beijing Film Academy.

Last Train Home on PBS

Now in post-production, Dante Lam’s The Viral Factor will be released in early 2012

Jay Chou

Nicholas Tse (Sina)

(Sept 26) Mark Chao, Zhao Wei and Doze Niu promote his latest film LOVE in Beijing. No word on where costars Ethan Ruan or Shu Qi were. Huayi’s Wang Zhonglei said that despite the the title, LOVE is not a romance but a realistic social documentary. The film opens next Valentine’s Day.

Mark Chao, Zhao Wei, director Doze Niu

Mark Chao, Zhao Wei, Doze Niu, Wang Zhonglei (Sina)

Li Bingbing, Jackie Chan - Hong Kong premiere of 1911

Li Bingbing (Sina)

Winston Chao, Li Bingbing, Jackie Chan

(Sept.25) 1911 Hong Kong press conference

(Sina-slideshow)

Nancy Sit’s lover 17-years her junior

MSN: Gaile Lok may move out of marital home

The model replied “maybe” when probed if she was moving out, causing speculations that she was using the rumour to help husband Leon Lai promote his concert

Cinemagraphs: Still images that move (CBSNews)

September 23, 2011

September 23, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

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WSJ: ‘Seediq Bale,’ a Taiwanese Epic of Historical Proportions

FBA: Love in Space review

Pop-coloured rom-com of three sisters’ love problems is charming throwaway entertainment.

FBA: Beach Spike review

Larky Hong Kong summer movie centred on women’s beach volleyball only partly delivers.

THR: Hong Kong Chooses Ann Hui’s ‘A Simple Life’ for Oscar Foreign Language Submission

Although the film was selected as the Hong Kong candidate in the Oscar race of the year 2011, it is set for wide release in the territory in March 2012. The distributor has scheduled five daily screenings in one cinema of two-dozen seats that has begun on Tuesday for a week, a move met with criticism locally.

“Autumn Gem: A Documentary on Modern China’s First Feminist”

Rae Chang, writer, producer and director of a documentary about the Chinese Joan of Arc, Qiu Jin, will discuss the film at a free screening Saturday at California Lutheran University

1911 poster

US version (Sina)

Zhang Yimou’s The Flowers of War was previewed for buyers in Beijing today. The screening was held in a 120-seat VIP room and the audience was checked to prevent bootlegging. Also, viewers were charged 200 yuan per ticket to offset costs for the screening room and snacks. Reaction to the film afterwards was positive.

Poster for Zhang Yimou’s The Flowers of War

Security measures (Sina)2

Stills of Jordan Chan from Daniel Lee’s White Vengeance

Now in post-production, the film has a planned November release. (Sina)

The bamboo forest where The House of Flying Daggers was filmed has been turned into a tourist site. It now features a realistic sculpture of Andy Lau and a semi-naked bathing Zhang Ziyi.

(Sina)

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop

September 22, 2011

September 22, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

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‘1911′: Jackie Chan Takes Serious Turn in First Trailer (Video)

The film’s wordless first trailer is straightforward with battle scenes and explosions taking up most of the action. The tagline show between cuts is: “When an empire is torn between power and corruption a revolution begins.”

CF: ‘China, 1911′ Film Marks Centenary of the Nationalist Revolution

If your appetite for history, as viewed by the Communist Party of China, was not sated by the summer movie “Beginning of the Great Revival”, you’ll be eager to learn about the imminent arrival of the (somewhat unimaginatively titled) China, 1911, starring Jackie Chan and Li Bingbing.

Jackie Chan’s career first sex scene?

(Sina)

CF: Qin Lan Nominated as Best Actress in CIFF in London

Starring Qin Lan, Wang Pei and Alex Fong Chung Sun, the movie [Be A Mother] approaches the sensitive social topic of surrogacy. A girl, played by Qin, becomes a surrogate mother for an infertile couple (played by Wang Pei and Alex Fong Chung Sun) in order to receive a large sum of money for the family. Ultimately, the three people end up becoming emotionally entangled.

Be a Mother posters

CF: ‘Starry Starry Night’ Unprecedented “gentle” Film, HY Bros Claim

Adapted from well-known Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy’s illustrations of the same title, Starry Starry Night tells of a 13-year-old girl’s beauty and inner pain, through her daily adventures. The film, shot mainly in Taiwan with post-production in Beijing, is being called a proper Taiwan-mainland co-production for its mixed casting, production team and investors.

CF: Wang Xiaoshuai Takes ‘11 Flowers’ to Spain

CF: Chen Kun in “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D”

Director Tsui Hark’s newest Kung Fu movie, “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D,” released a batch of new still photos featuring Chen Kun. (Sina)

FBA: Hong Kong makes it Simple

A Simple Life, which recently enjoyed success at the Venice International Film Festival, has been selected as Hong Kong’s contender for the foreign-language Oscar.

Chrissie Chau has reportedly joined the cast, in a small role, of Derek Kwok and Stephen Chow’s New Journey to the West. Tentatively, the cast includes Huang Bo (Monkey King), Shu Qi, and Show Luo. (Sina)

Oxide Pang meets the press in Beijing to introduce the new trailer for Sleepwalker in 3D. The film will be released worldwide Oct. 27.

Oxide Pang

Angelica Lee

Angelica Lee, Calvin Li Zonghan, Huo Siyan

Li Zonghan, Huo Siyan, Angelica Lee, Oxide Pang (Sina-gallery) (Sina)2

Publicity stills of Chen Kun in the biopic of Qian Xuesen, the rocket scientist

Chen Kun

(Sina)

Photos from the cocktail party following the LV Maison opening in Singapore.

Chow Yun-Fat

Chow and wife, Jasmine

Vivian Hsu

Zhao Wei

Yves Carcelle, Zhang Jingchu

Zhang Jingchu, Yves Carcelle, Cate Blanchett, Chow Yun-Fat, Jasmine Chan

Jasmine Chan, Ana R., Lisa S. Chow Yun-Fat

Vivian Hsu

Zhao Wei

September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

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Variety: 11 Flowers review

An absorbing coming-of-age drama set during the waning stage of China’s Cultural Revolution, “11 Flowers” takes its place among Wang Xiaoshuai’s finest films.

FBA: Overheard 2 review

A slicker, but also more conventional, follow-up to the 2009 bugging thriller.

FBA: Starry cast assembled for Liaisons

Chinese adaptation set to shoot next month

Too Much Heaven, Part Two: City of Life and Death and Detective Dee reviews (beyondasiaphilia)

CF: New Horror Sequel Hits Cinemas in Oct.

Horror film ‘Lost In Panic Cruise’, a sequel to last year’s ‘Lost In Panic Room’, announced its premiere date to be October 27.

Battle of Wits with Father-in-law” is expected to be screened on Valentines Day 2012.

Liu Ye posted on his Weibo that Lu Chuan’s The Last Supper was delayed, and cannot be released in December. Scenes in Inner Mongolia and Yunnan have yet to be shot. This, on the recent, since deleted, post by Stellar Media boss Qin Wang about pulling investment on the film. (Sina)2

Update on on yesterday’s press conference in Hangzhou for The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake. Today’s news reports that the film was premiered and Qiu Jin’s relatives were moved to tears after watching it.

Director Herman Yau, Huang Yi (Sina)23

HK Film Archive to screen marvellous works by Union Film affiliates

The Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA)’s previous programme “All for One and One for All: Union Film”, which featured the full catalogue of Union Film, received an enthusiastic response. To showcase the creativity of Union Film’s many affiliates, the HKFA’s new programme “Marvelous Spinoffs: The Work of Union Film Affiliates” will screen from September 24 to October 16, featuring 10 films produced by the loose-knit collection of companies usually referred to as the “Union Group”.

New poster for I Phone You starring Jiang Yiyan

The film opened in Europe in May. (Sina)

Poster for What’s Under the Bed, a domestic horror thriller that’s not a ghost story. :D (Sina)

Motivated netizens found this still of the deleted love scene between Jackie Chan and Li Bingbing in “1911″

Li Bingbing said that she drank half a bottle of red wine to steel her nerves before shooting the scene. (Sina)

CNA: Chow Yun Fatt’s love affair with the camera

A1: Chow’s calm behind the lens

MSN: Vivian Hsu splits with boyfriend

MSN: Hebe Tian and Ella Chen lash out at Selina Jen’s fiance

A few days ago, Hebe posted an update on her Facebook which reads: “You. Are. Not. A. Man. [And] not even a human.”

The status prompted a reply from Ella, who wrote, “[You are] Not even comparable to the plaque between my teeth!”

September 20, 2011

11 Flowers (Variety review) [HKMDB Daily News]

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11 Flowers
Wo 11

(China-France)
By JUSTIN CHANG

A WXS Prods., Chinese Shadows and Full House production, in co-production with Arte France Cinema, in association with Films Distribution, with the support of Fonds Sud Cinema Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication — CNC, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et Europeennes, Vision Sud Est, Open Doors Locarno, Direction du Developpement et de la Cooperation Suisse, Busan Film Festival — PPP Award, Arte France. (International sales: Films Distribution, Paris.) Produced by Wang Xiaoshuai, Isabelle Glachant, Didar Domehri, Lu Dong, Laurent Baudens, Gael Nouaille. Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai. Screenplay, Wang, Lao Ni.
With: Liu Wenqing, Wang Jingchun, Yan Ni, Zhang Kexuan, Zhong Guo Liuxing, Lou Yihao, Mo Shiyi, Wang Ziyi, Qiao Renliang, Yu Yue, Zhao Shiqi, Cao Shiping, Cao Gang. (Mandarin, Shanghainese dialogue)

An absorbing coming-of-age drama set during the waning stage of China’s Cultural Revolution, “11 Flowers” takes its place among Wang Xiaoshuai’s finest films. In dramatizing a curious chapter from his own rural upbringing, the Sixth Generation helmer supplies a personal perspective on a restless and confusing period, balancing a momentous historical context with a stirring evocation of childhood. While Wang’s international audience remains confined to the upper end of the specialty market, favorable reviews could help this understated but highly accessible Chinese-French co-production blossom offshore.

Though the exact year is never specified, one can infer from a black-and-white prologue that the film is set in 1975, a year before the deaths of Mao Tsetung and premier Zhou Enlai signaled an end to the Cultural Revolution. Wang’s focus here is on the countless mainlanders ordered by Mao to leave China’s major port cities and work at factories in impoverished rural areas, shoring up the nation’s inland defenses against possible attack by the Soviet Union. The helmer previously engaged this subject in his ’80s-set drama “Shanghai Dreams” (2005), to which “11 Flowers” serves as a companion piece and prequel of sorts, centered around a family living in a tiny riverfront village in Guizhou province.

Without tilting into miserablism, the early scenes are marked by an almost Dickensian sense of privation, observing the family’s attempts to make ends meet and remain cheerful under the circumstances. With his father (Wang Jingchun) working at the factory, 11-year-old Wang Han (soulful Liu Wenqing) is often left with his mother (Yan Ni) and younger sister (Zhao Shiqi). Trouble arises when the boy is chosen to lead exercise routines at school, a task for which he needs a new shirt. Though his mother refuses to spend a year’s worth of fabric coupons on such a luxury, she eventually agrees.

One afternoon, while playing in the river with his buddies, Wang Han suddenly passes out, only to find the shirt missing when he comes to. Driving away his friends with accusations that one of them stole it, the boy suddenly finds himself in the blood-stained path of Jueqiang (Wang Ziyi), a young man on the run from police. Wang Han’s fate becomes intertwined with that of the fugitive, who is wanted for killing a man and attempting to blow up the factory.

As scripted by the helmer and Lao Ni, there’s an almost surreal quality to this narrative progression; everything that happens after Wang Han loses consciousness could be taking place in a suspended dream-state. China itself seems lost in a collective daze as it marches toward an unsettled and unsettling future, one where rumors of conspiracy are always on the horizon and the police maintain only tenuous control over local gang activity. D.p. Dong Jinsong continually frames images through a suggestive haze: the steam of a bathhouse where Wang Han eavesdrops on gossip, or the window frost through which he and his parents catch a glimpse of two souls immeasurably worse off than they are.

Pic renders a rich sense of time, place and historical detail without abandoning its moppet’s-eye perspective; if some of the events seem to rush past before one can fully grasp their import, a certain degree of childlike incomprehension feels entirely appropriate. The film’s tone is by turns wistful, hopeful and at times even funny, thanks largely to the energetic clowning of Wang Han’s buddies (pro tyke thesps Zhang Kexuan, Zhong Guo Liuxing and Lou Yihao), who provide not only comic relief but also a sense of the universal.

Liu makes a soulful impression as a spirited, mischievous but well-raised kid, and as a pint-sized stand-in for the director. Wang Jingchun is a gruff but affable presence as the boy’s father, who attempts to instill a love of art by teaching his son to paint, while Yan vigorously conveys anger and affection as a mother who works hard to do right by her children, yet is unable to contain her rage at the slightest sign of ingratitude.

Jinsong’s limpid images capture the bleak beauty of Wang Han’s provincial town, from the treacherous riverbank to the block housing whose rough conditions nonetheless foster a strong sense of community. Chinese title translates as “I Am 11.”

Camera (color/B&W), Dong Jinsong; editor, Nelly Quettier; music, Marc Perrone; production designer, Lu Dong; sound, Fu Kang. Reviewed at Toronto Film Festival (Special Presentations), Sept. 14, 2011. (Also in San Sebastian Film Festival.) Running time: 115 MIN.
Variety

September 20, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

CF: Wang Xueqi Joins a Chen Kaige Movie for the Fifth Time

Wang Xueqi has confirmed that he will join the cast of Chen Kaige’s new project, “Searching”(Sou Suo), the news coming hot on the heels of reports that Mark Chao and Guao Yuanyuan will also be involved…Yao Chen has also joined. (Sina)

CF: Sun Honglei, Li Bingbing and Duan Yihong to Star in Sun Zhou’s New Film

In Beijing, on September 19, a launch ceremony was held for Sun Zhou’s new small-budget film “Yes, I do”…In the film, Sun Honglei plays a ‘budget husband’, and Duan Yihong a wealthy Prince Charming; both of whom attempt to court Tang Weiwei, portrayed by Li Bingbing.

CF: Fighting Scenes in “Its Love” [The Sorcerer and the White Snake]

These photos feature kung fu megastar Jet Li fighting with goblins. (Sina)

CF: China and Germany Co-production ‘I Phone You’ on Screen Soon

Ann Hui at the launch of HKFA’s 100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies program

Hui had planned on retiring from filmmaking this year but after the success of A Simple Life has decided to “fight on” and continue making realistic films about Hong Kong.

Simon Yam (Sina)(Sina-slideshow)

The release of Herman Yau’s The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake has been delayed again due to objections by Qiu Jin’s descendants over her portrayal. Originally scheduled for an August release, then postponed to Sept. 19, it is now set for an Oct. 13 release. Qiu Jin’s descendants have been invited to the premiere in Hangzhou in hopes of smoothing over relations and eliminating misunderstandings.

Huang Yi and Qiu Jin’s granddaughter

Concept poster for Raymond Yip Wai-Man’s Blood Stained Shoes

Produced by Manfred Wong, the horror film’s cast includes Kara Hui, Monica Mok (Mo Xiaoqi), Ruby Lin and Daniel Chan (Chen Xiaodong). It looks like it might be a remake of Cheung Ying’s similarly-named 1962 film (which was terrific) about a woman who is murdered by her husband and her true love is framed.

Love on Credit poster

The film will be released on Oct. 30

Lin Chi-Ling with her twins at recent press conference

Wedding gown designed by Tim Yip to be auctioned for charity

Taiwan indie-folk band Sodagreen

(Sina)(Sohu),  2

Theme song for Love on Credit by Sodagreen

Kenny Bee, Huang Yi, Stephy Tang and Tan Weiwei attended a press conference in Beijing to mark the release of new posters and trailers for Jeff Lau’s East Meets West 2011 (Eagle Shooting Heroes 2011). A November release is planned.

East Meets West 2011 poster

Jeff Lau, Stephy Tang

Kenny Bee, Huang Yi

Kenny Bee, Huang Yi, Tan Weiwei, Stephy Tang

Huang Yi

Imitating the poster (Sina)2

Stills from “Five-Star General” now shooting in Thailand

Collin Chou

“Charlie’s Angels”

Ryu Kohata

Shi Yanneng (Sina)

MSN: Is Leon Lai and Gaile Lai’s marriage on the rocks?

It is speculated that Leon Lai and Gaile Lai’s relationship has reached a standstill due to personality differences and differing views on starting a family.

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