HKMDB Daily News

August 26, 2009

August 26, 2009


The Founding of a Republic features 172 stars but no guarantee of box office success



Dada’ Dance - Zhang Yuan

Story parallels Noriko Sakai’s recent drug scandal. [This is also Zhang's first film since his own drug arrest.]
[Update]
Chinese director Zhang Yuan releases first film since drug scandal
[Previous drug arrest reports]
2/1/2008
1/19/2008
1/14/2008
1/10/2008

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The Message opens September 30


Huang Bo
Huang Bo in black comedy ‘Cow’ opens September 11

66TH ANNUAL VENICE FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP (Selective list )[Update]
COMPETITION
“Accident,” Cheang Pou-Soi (China-Hong Kong)
“Tetsuo The Bullet Man,” Shinya Tsukamoto (Japan)
“Prince of Tears,” Yonfan (Hong Kong)
OUT OF COMPETITION
“Chengdu, I Love You,” Fruit Chan, Cui Jian (China) - Closing Film
“Yona Yona Penguin,” Rintaro (Japan)
HORIZONS
“Adrift,” Bui Thac Chuyen (Vietnam)
“Cow,” Guan Hu (China)
“1428,” Du Haibin (China)
“Once Upon A Time Proletarian: 12 Tales of a Country,” Guo Xiaolu (China)
http://www.luxuryta.com/italy/venice-film-festival-announces-line-1253





Kelly Lin and Ge You attend premiere of Gasp

Jet Li returns to Chinese film
Due to start shooting ‘Ocean Paradise’ in Chinese
Li will star with Taiwanese actress Kwai Lun-mei, last seen in Tsui Hark’s “All About Women,” in the directorial debut of Chinese screenwriter Xue Xiao-lu, titled “Ocean Paradise” in Chinese. Xue has written for director Chen Kaige, working the script for Chen’s 2002 drama “Together With You.”
Jet Li to star in first non-action drama Ocean Heaven
Christopher Doyle will handle cinematography while Hai Chung-man (Curse Of The Golden Flowers) will serve as art director of the film. The release date is set for spring 2010.

Variety: Blood Pledge (South Korea)
Variety: Missing (South Korea)
Variety: Insadong Scandal: Replicated Strokes (South Korea)
Variety: Macabre (Singapore)

Support for China animation lags
Industry fails to develop despite government backing



Donnie Yen plans to give up acting in 2013.

In an NY Times interview (see Aug 20 post), Yen said he plans to concentrate on behind the lens directing and action choreography after finishing his 2012 obligations.


Sammi Cheng reveals she once had depression

[I think the film they are referring to is Everlasting Regret]


Mike He: I’m being framed again

‘Jewel in the Palace’ star weds in US
Lee Young-ae is also known for her role in the Park Chan-wook film “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.”



Stars attend Dayo Wong’s stage show






Andy Lau and Carol Chu returning to Hong Kong from Malaysia

First public acknowledgment of their relationship
Andy Lau and girlfriend appear together publicly (English)


Yang Lijun
Article recalls the many (rumored) loves in Andy Lau’s life

Danny Poon, Idy Chan, Yue Hoh-Yan, Anita Mui, Rosamund Kwan, Yang Lijun (the crazy fan)
More airport photos, and, still, more

Andy Lau apologized on his blog for creating the chaos at the two airports and thanked fans for their concern



Andy avoided questions from media while leaving his apartment

Carina Lau
Carina Lau at Hong Kong Airport

When questioned about Tony’s injuries, Carina smiled and replied, ‘OK, la’. Article notes her HK$100k handbag, too.


Vivian Chow
Rosemary
Vivian Chow and Rosemary attend fall fashion show

Vivian is described as adopting a dishevelved, wild cat (or is it cougar?) look




Guests at Dorian Ho’s fall fashion show

Universally unimpressed with this year’s Miss Hong Kong contestants
[Reigning Miss Hong Kong Edelweiss Cheung was denied the opportunity to crown the new Miss HK. Instead, Loletta Chu, Miss Hong Kong 1977 and Henry Fok's former daughter-in-law, crowned Sandy Lau]

July 21, 2009

July 21, 2009




Louis Koo is On His Majesty’s Secret Service

Louis Koo Becomes a Robot in Golden Armour

Song Jia

Lau Ching-WanLouis Koo
Zhang JingchuDaniel Wu

Overheard Beijing premiere - more photos


Bodyguards and Assassins - farewell to Hu Jun as his part concludes shooting

New Bruce Lee flick to focus on his life and loves
An eight-minute trailer for the biopic, directed by veteran filmmaker Ng See- yuen, was shown yesterday at the launch of a design competition for the restoration of Lee’s former home in Kowloon Tong.
Bruce Lee legend remains strong in Hong Kong 36 years after his death


Bruce Lee’s brother and sister authorize Manfred Wong to make film on Bruce’s life

Confirmed Tony Leung Kar-Fai as father, while reporters suggested Karen Mok as sister due to her resemblance.
Hope to begin shooting early next year and complete in time for 70th anniversary of Bruce’s birthday, November 27.
Kungfu star Bruce Lee’s new movie to be shot
Bruce Lee’s siblings authorize Chinese biopics
Pointing to childhood picture - Phoebe Lee Chau-Yun, Richard Lee Chun-Fai
Bruce Lee museum in design phase
Hong Kong government gathers items, commissions doc
Hong Kong to open Bruce Lee museum
J.A. Media plans trilogy on kung fu master’s life

Interview with Wa Ka-Fai
Prolific screenwriter and director Wai Ka-Fai is nothing less than the Ben Hecht of Hong Kong cinema.

bc Magazine: Murderer review
HK Magazine: Murder review

bc Magazine: Written By review

bc Magazine: KJ review
Striking a Chord
A local documentary about an unusual classical musician is a surprise hit

Hollywood Reporter: MW review
Bottom Line: Another classic manga bites the dust in an action-oriented, hatchet-job screen adaptation.

Hollywood Reporter: A Blood Pledge review
Bottom Line: A slight schoolgirl K-horror with a mildly intriguing hook

bc Magazine: Soundless Wind Chime review

HK Magazine: Peter Kam interview
Peter Kam’s new CD is now available at any McCafe

Chinese films pulled from MIFF
Uighur documentary brought Chinese pressure, withdrawal
Emily Tang and Jia Zhangke also withdraw

Re-enter the Dragon
The International Kung Fu Festival hopes to put guoshu back on the local map
Gordon Liu, Cheng Pei PeiTsui Siu-Ming
Press conference photos


Lydia Shum Memorial Exhibition opens at Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Michael Wong
Helicopter pilot Michael Wong promoting watch brand

Shu Qi
Shu Qi promotes upcoming event in Beijing


Charlene Choi: Ronald Cheng is not a Casanova

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