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October 15, 2010

October 15, 2010

Variety: Addicted to Love (China) review

A Chinese senior citizen rediscovers the power of the heart in the beautifully observed and played “Addicted to Love.”

Reign of Assassins - Michelle Yeoh’s swordplay gem

CRI: ’If You Are the One’ Sequel in Theaters Dec. 22

CRI: ’The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman’ Releases Final Trailer

CRI: Latest Stills of ‘Wind Blast’

THR: Pang Brothers’ 3D horror films bows in HK

Pang went to the cinemas to observe the opening day crowd for “The Child’s Eye” on Thursday in Hong Kong, and saw firsthand the three main advantages that 3D brings to the film industry as a whole.

Also: Filming for “The Sleep Walker” is scheduled to start at the end of this month in Hong Kong and Thailand for a 2011 release.

Indomina Releasing has acquired domestic rights to Hong Kong martial arts thriller “Bodyguards and Assassins” from We Distribution.

Indomina also recently acquired “Griff the Invisible,” “Wasted on the Young,” “True Legend” and “Fire of Conscience.”

Midnight Heartbeat/Midnight Pulse new poster

The Simon Yam, Francis Ng hospital horror film has finally received an official release date after passing a final cut and review following another round of edits. The release date is set for December 24th. Ho, Ho, Ho! (Sina)

Ning Hao’s film No Man’s Land has finally been freed from limbo. Originally scheduled for a December 8, 2009 release, the film had been held up by authorities and now finally granted a December 18, 2010 release. Reportedly too dark for censors, the film has been reedited many times. Though Ning Hao had previously said the changes were minor, netizens were expressing doubts. (Sina)

Zhou Dongyu, Shawn Dou Xiao

Zhang Yimou brought Under the Hawthorn Tree to the Hawaii International Film Festival. As Dou Xiao is fluent in English, he acted as Zhou Dongyu’s translator.


Alec Su, Pace Wu

Pace Wu

Hidden Chamber of Secrets unveiled the film’s poster and officially launched its website yesterday. The film opens October 29. (Sina)2

The cast of Jingle Ma’s Dynamic Angel (Race Car) celebrate Jimmy Lin’s 36th birthday.

Cecilia Cheung, Jimmy Lin, Tang Wei, Chie Tanaka, Han Jae-Seok

Jimmy Lin, Rene Liu, Jingle Ma (Sina)

On the set of Love Island

Simon Yam, Francis Ng

Francis Ng

The cast also includes Song Jia, Janice Man, Chang Chen and Joan Chen

(Sina) (Thanks, to Valerie)

Stanley Fung

Stanley Fung appeared on a Beijing TV program recently (Sina)

September 25, 2009

September 25, 2009

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Zhou Xun flipping off reporters?

No! Zhou Xu was wiping away tears after viewing The Message at the Beijing Film Academy public premiere. (

Li Bingbing

Liu Yun, Deng Jiajia

Duan Yihong (

September 18, 2009

September 18, 2009 - The Message

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Li Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming

Li Bingbing will film her first nude scene for The Message. She spoke frankly that she had no experience with this and that it will be a huge challenge. The director wanted her to film it and she agreed that a substitute would not have the desired effect. The scene with Huang Xiaoming is harder than her rape scene and requires cruelty and humiliation. Huang plays a Japanese secret service chief who uses a variety of torture to extract confessions [Remember the Taiwan poster?].  (

Zhou Xun

Li Bingbing

Li Bingbing, Zhou Xun

Zhang Hanyu

Alec Su

Ying Da

Wang Zhiwen

Zhou Xun

Huang Xiaoming

Yesterday, in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, the first 30 minutes of the The Message was screened to the media and a preview audience. The movie revolves around Takeda (Huang Xiaoming) who is given 5 days to uncover ‘Lao Gui’ an anti-Japanese spy in the puppet army’s headquarters. There are 5 suspects under house arrest. He undertakes various methods of torture to discover who it is. ( (

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