Damn you, China Lion! It looks like D.C. has been dropped from the list of cities that is getting a release of “Magic to Win” this Friday. Presumably, no future films either. New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver remain on the island.
The film is set in the desert, and tells a tale between a mine owner and several money-mad people who want to buy his mine. The mine owner spends 10 years trying to find gold in the mine, while fending off people’s attempts to take it over. In the end, the forces of nature and human triumph over greed.
The new version often seems to be trying too hard - lacking the unaffected, carefree attitude that helped make the original so entertaining to watch
White Vengeance” took $12.58 million at the Mainland box office over six days, catching number one spot easily. Chinese New Year hit “East Meets West 2011″ dropped to second place with gross $3.24 million…
Even taking advantage from the “Happy Ghost” movie franchise, “Magic to Win” just debuted to poor performance of $1.53 million in its four day run. Same day released film “Cold Steel” and “A Big Deal” earned $0.69 million and $0.64 million in box office respectively in their first week.
Joining the 3D fray is “Speed Pioneer”, made for domestic audiences. Featuring parkour action, the film’s cast includes Wang Zi (aka Prince) of Lollipop.
Wang Zi (Sina)
Stills from “Don’t Follow”, a micro film featuring Fan Bingbing dressed in men’s clothing. Sponsored by Nokia. (Sina)
Posters for “Black & White Episode 1: The Dawn of Assault” based on the popular Taiwanese TV series, “Black & White”, about triads.
Huang Bo, Terri Kwan
A Ken (Ken Lin)
Soler - Dino and Julio Acconci
The Hong Kong actor had hoped to improve his health and conceive a baby boy