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July 6, 2009

July 6, 2009

John Woo to Direct China’s Biggest Budget Film

The movie, a joint Sino-US production with a budget of US$100 million, will be about the Flying Tigers, the legendary US air squadron, which fought alongside China in World War II.
John Woo to direct Flying Tigers epic

Daming Chen - remakes Mel Gibson hit What Women Want for China & wins awards for other films

New “Ani-Men” Animation to Become Mini-Franchise

Book review by Donald Richie
The Shanxi trilogy: films that never made it back home
JIA ZHANGKE’S “HOMETOWN TRILOGY”: Pickpocket, Platform, Unknown Pleasures

All star blockbuster “Jian Guo Da Ye” opens official web site
“The Great Cause of Building New China”. It’s to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
The final length of the film will be 2 hours and 14 minutes. It means another 10 minutes will be cut. Some actors and actresses will not see their performances.

Bong Joon-ho’s Latest Challenge in ‘Mother’

Kim Hye-ja marvels in an overwhelming thriller

New York Times: A Filmmaker Finds Her Play Is the Thing
Sylvia Chang’s Design For Living

‘Cape No. 7’ effect still going strong for Kenting

SCMP interactive video: Aaron Kwok on Murderer

Liu Ye and his French bride
Liu Ye’s Big Day
Liu Ye wedding slide show

Zhou Xun Plays Down Breakup at Public Appearance

Vivian Chow
Vivian Chow and husband Joe Nieh appeared together at child adoption charity event

Maria Cordero opens a household goods store in Tseung Kwan O
Plans to open 20, three this month, five next month.
Maria and Idy Chan

Arrest Warrant Sought for Late Actress’ Former Agent


  1. Liu Ye! *sighs* He sure cleans up nice.

    Comment by valeriesoe — July 6, 2009 @ 4:23 pm

  2. re: Liu Ye

    I just hope we don’t have to hear from the Peanut Gallery . . . oops, I mean the “Chinese Netizen Brigade” over Liu’s nuptials.

    Comment by Brian T — July 6, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

  3. re: Liu Ye. Looks like he married a nice Jewish girl.

    Comment by valeriesoe — July 7, 2009 @ 10:53 am

  4. Yeah, they held a dual ceremony. Director Lu Chuan served as best man. Anais Martane is a professional photographer based in Beijing.
    Found this:

    Comment by dleedlee — July 7, 2009 @ 11:19 am

  5. Thanks for that gallery link! I really like Martane’s portraits.

    Comment by duriandave — July 7, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

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