HKMDB Daily News

December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

FBA: Treasure Hunt review

An okay kid’s adventure comedy, shot in China, from the Wong Jing factory.

FBA: The Pretending Lovers review

Chinese take on My Sassy Girl is wafer-thin but gets by on its two leads’ charm.

FBA: 72 Martyrs review

Initially promising drama of a 1911 China uprising let down by a weaker second half.

FBA: I Phone You review

Given the amount of time the audience is to spend with Jiang [Yiyan]’s stranded Ling, the script wisely spends a good 20 minutes building her character at home with her job (a bubbly flower-girl) and easygoing girl friends. By the time she arrives in Berlin, the viewer already knows she’s a typical young Chongqing woman — practical, determined, life-loving, chance-taking. So, as she tries to survive 48 hours in a foreign city with just a mobile phone but no passport, money or a word of German, there’s at least a semi-believable element to the story.

CF: Gunfight of “Flowers of War” Unveiled

The teaser features the beginning of the movie when about 20 Chinese soldiers fight a large number of Japanese invaders to save a group of schoolgirls.

Dynamic version of international poster

New “Allure of Tears” poster featuring the cast of the second story released

The cast includes Dennis Chan, writer Lawrence Cheng and Jung Hsiang in addition to Gigi Leung and Richie Jen

(Sina)

In a Beijing press conference yesterday, Louis Fan Siu-Wong was introduced as one of the villains of Tsui Hark’s “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate in 3D”.

Tsui Hark, Louis Fan (Sina),(Sina-gallery)

Chen Kaige’s micro film “Searching” wrapped up shooting in Ningbo.

Yao Chen, Deng Chao (Sina-gallery)

Fans designed their own posters for Johnnie To’s “Romancing in Thin Air” based on recently released concept poster and publicity stills. The impressive fan posters were themed to represent the four seasons.

Original concept poster

Fan made posters

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Official publicity still (Sina-gallery)(CNYahoo)

(Dec.5) Beijing press conference for Derek Yee’s “The Great Magician” opening January 12.

Zhou Xun, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

Wu Gang, Yan Ni, Zhou Xun, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

Zhou Xun, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (Sina-gallery)

Posters for “No Liar, No Cry” a comedy about gold fever set in the Gobi Desert.

Cherrie Ying

Wu Gang

Yue Xiuqing

Zhang Xinyu (Sina) (Review)

MSN: Vicki Zhao acquires winery in France

MSN: Miriam Yeung put on one-month bed rest

MSN: Benny Chan’s wife and daughter discharge from hospital

Lately, it was said that Rose’s master Master Sin is currently the target of triads.[!]

A1: Triads get involved in Rose Chan’s sexual harassment scandal(WorldJournal)

Sin Chew Daily reported that the sexual harassment scandal involving Hong Kong actress Rose Chan and two senior actors had escalated…Police, who got wind of the assassination attempt, arrested four people and seized three toy guns.

A1: Bruce Lee’s kung fu style draws new generation

Many credit wing chun’s renewed popularity to a series of films about Yip Man, one of the art’s greatest “sifus”, or teachers, and most famously the man who turned Lee from street fighter to martial arts legend.

September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

WSJ: ‘Cloud Atlas’ Raises Zhou Xun’s Profile

FBA: Asian backers integral to Cloud Atlas

CF:For Michelle Yeoh, Playing Aung San Suu Kyi in ‘The Lady’ is Role of Lifetime

CF: Jailed Director Fails to Attend Premiere of Own Film

My Kingdom, the first directorial work of mainland singer and music producer Gao Xiaosong, hit theaters on Sept 9, but he could not attend the premiere on Sept 5.

Poster for I Phone You starring Jiang Yiyan

I Phone You, directed by Tang Dan, is a Sino-German co-production filmed in Chongqing and Germany. Jiang Yiyan plays a woman working in Germany searching for true love. (Sina)

Liao Fan and Lin Chi-Ling attended a press conference in Beijing to promote Leste Chen’s Love on Credit which also stars Chen Kun. Lin Chi-Ling plays twin sisters in the film and director Chen said he would submit her nomination for the Golden Horse Awards as both best actress and best supporting actress.

Liao Fan, Lin Chi-Ling

Liao Fan, Lin Chi-Ling, Leste Chen (Sina)

Liu Kai-Chi

Derek Chiu

Elanne Kong

Elanne Kong, Zhao Bingrui

Elanne Kong, Liu Kai-Chi, Tse Kwan-Ho and other cast members attended the Beijing premiere press conference of Derek Chiu’s film, 72 Heroes (lit. Bloody Heroes), commemorating the 1911 revolution. The all-star cast includes Alan Tam, Eric Tsang, Irene Wan, et al. The film is also scheduled for the Los Angeles Chinese America Film Festival on October 7. (Sina)

Cantopop diva Sammi Cheng, who could not make it to the banquet, recorded a short video clip with a quirky message.

Jane Zhang (Sina)

Jane Zhang sings in the theme song MV for Lee’s Adventure

(Sina)

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