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January 11, 2010

January 11, 2010

Zhou Xun’s elaborate headdress in Confucius (Sina)

CRI: The Spy Next Door Premieres in Los Angeles

Screen Daily: The Spy Next Door

Yunnan clay and Taishan residents don’t mix (Sina)

Filming of Jiang Wei’s ‘Let the Bullets Fly’ raises ire of residents

Raymond Wong, Sandra Ng

Louis Koo

Lynn Xiong

Cast of All’s Well Ends Well 2010 attended a promotion event yesterday (Xinhua)

CRI: Is Vicky Zhao Wei Pregnant?

Another boy for HK actress Cecilia Cheung

Acid attacker still out there

The supposed attacker turned out to be simply an illegal immigrant with a fake identity card.

Red-faced officers had to admit yesterday that the culprit behind the latest attack, which injured more than two dozen people, is still at large.

January 9, 2010

January 9, 2010

All’s Well Ends Well 2010 poster (Sina)

CRI: ‘Confucius’ Preview Wins Acclaim

Chow Yun-Fat’s acting was described as energetic and intense, with some even predicting that the performance will see him nominated for a Best Actor this year.

Chow Yun-Fat, Johnnie To

Chow Yun-Fat received an award from Johnnie To for his 5 years continuous support of the Hong Kong Arts and Development Council.

Slide show (HunanTV)

Synopsis: THE SPY NEXT DOOR stars Jackie Chan as Bob Ho, an undercover CIA superspy who decides to give up his career in espionage to settle down with his next-door neighbor and girlfriend, Gillian (Amber Valletta). But Bob has one more mission to complete before Gillian agrees to marry him: winning over her three opinionated kids. When Gillian suddenly has to leave town, Bob volunteers to babysit the children so he can earn their approval. But when one of the kids mistakenly downloads a top-secret formula from his computer, Bob’s archenemy, a Russian terrorist, moves in for the attack, forcing Bob to juggle the roles of spy and prospective stepfather in the most challenging mission of his career! Martial arts superstar Jackie Chan is joined by an talented supporting cast featuring Amber Valletta. (gofobo.com)

Jackie Chan’s appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show yesterday.

Recent photos from Edison Chen’s blog

Josie Ho

Eason Chan

And in case you missed it, EDC’s New Year’s Greeting (or threat, depending on your perspective)

HAPPY NEW YEAR to EVERYONE

another year has passed and gone

a new year is on the dawn

we leave the past behind and look towards the future

2010 promises to be a big year for ya boi EDC

i am going to be coming back HARDER than ever…(cont’d)

December 22, 2009

December 22, 2009

All’s Well Ends Well 2010 poster (Sina)

Louis Koo - Triple Tap

An action filled 30 second trailer was recently released (Sina)

CRI: Donnie Yen Portrays a Different Chen Zhen

Unlike Bruce Lee or Jet Li who both portrayed Chen Zhen as a tough martial artist, Donnie Yen is set to add a new identity to the fictitious character - special agent.

Teddy Chan’s titanic struggle

Jay Chou, Chiling Lin promote film “The Treasure Hunter”

Gillian Chung

Gillian Chung prepares to shoot New Year’s MV for Emperor (Xinhua)

December 3, 2009

December 3, 2009

All’s Well Ends Well 2010 Hong Kong Banquet

Raymond Wong

Sandra Ng

Ronald Cheng

Louis Koo

AngelaBaby

Lynn Xiong

Lee Heung Kam, Louis Koo

AngelaBaby, Lynn Xiong

Lynn Xiong, Louis Koo

Ronald Cheng, AngelaBaby

(Sina)

Time: China vs. Disney: The Battle for Mulan

China is moving to take back one of its own — even if it is legend. Mulan is the Middle Kingdom’s gender-bending heroine, its Joan of Arc. The character from folktale is a daughter who disguises herself as a male soldier to take her father’s place in the conscription army. The problem for the Chinese is that, since 1998, the definitive version of the story has been Disney’s.

Wang Baoqiang has a cameo role in Jackie Chan’s Big Soldier (Sina)

CRI: Li Bingbing: Acting Is Everything

Screen Daily: At The End of Daybreak

In case you were wondering about the film Kara Hui won the Golden Horse for Best Supporting Actress

B+ Detective cast and crew

Oxide Pang and Gong Beibi

Gong Beibi and Aaron Kwok

B+ Detective is now in post-production and Oxide Pang promises an unexpected ending (Sina)

Karen Mok (Sina)

Karen Mok, Jackie Chan

(Sina)

Gillian Chung

Jane Zhang

Stephen Fung dressed to the nines, or as the article relates, looking homeless

(Xinhua)

CRI: MTV Names the Most Stylish Chinese Entertainers of the Year

Vicki Zhao sparks pregnancy rumours

4-months pregnant Cecilia Cheung spotted shopping with her son and in-laws

Deborah Kerr?

Jay Chou is the 2009 top-earner [Taiwan] with S$27 million (2)

China’s Zhang Ziyi most “Googled” person in Taiwan

November 20, 2009

November 20, 2009

CRI: Li Yuchun Sings for ‘Bodyguards’ (video)

Rising pop singer Li Yuchun, who made her film debut in the new action thriller “Bodyguards and Assassins”, has been chosen to sing the movie’s theme song, “Fen Mo” (”Dust”).

With about 100 action films under his belt, kung-fu king Jackie Chan says he is not proud of all his movies.

Shu Qi turns down Zhang Ziyi film because of nude scene

Shu Qi has turned down a role in Chinese star Zhang Ziyi’s English movie “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”.

Younger sister of Nicholas Tse is the new “Jing Girl”

Jennifer Tse latest Wong Jing protege

Banned director brings romance film to Hong Kong

Forget ‘Twilight: New Moon,’ John Woo’s Chinese epic ‘Red Cliff’ is the biggest film on the planet

John Woo’s ‘Red Cliff’: An Epic Cut Down To Size

John Woo exporting Hollywood values to China

Taiwan director plans Chen Shui-bian assassination movie

Vivian Chow, Sandra Ng two nights ago, shooting Ann Hui’s ‘Leisurely Fried Rice’(literally) in chilly weather. (Sina)

Sandra Ng on breaks from All’s Well Ends Well 2010

The article says that due to newcomers Angelababy and Lynn Xiong there are numerous NGs and extends the shooting day which leads to many cellphone breaks. (Sina)

Sandra Ng, Louis Koo

Sandra Ng and Louis Koo are helping Angelababy along but is wearying for the senior actors like Lee Heung Kam (Sina)

CRI: Fan Bingbing as A Femme Fatale

Fan Bingbing graces the cover of the November 2009 issue of “Madame Figaro” magazine.

‘Wheat’ star Fan Bingbing graces the cover of November’s issue of ‘Madame Figaro’ (MF), China, a special issue themed ‘Femme Fatale.’

Hello Kitty jewellery collectables

Hello Kitty turns 35

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

November 6, 2009

November 6, 2009

Divaasia: Vivian returns to her roots

Actress Vivian Hsu will soon start work on the new Taiwanese movie Seediq Bale, directed by Wei Te Sheng, who also directed last year’s Cape No 7.

Vivian plays the lead role in the movie that portrays the Wushe Incident, a 1930 Seediq uprising led by Mona Rudao against the Japanese when Taiwan was colonised.

The Seediq are Taiwanese aboriginal people who, along with the Truku people, were previously classified as the Atayal tribe.

She said: “I won’t be speaking any Mandarin in the movie at all. Instead, I would have to speak Japanese and Seediq.”

The movie is due to film for half a year and will be completed in 2011.

It is budgeted at $21 million.

Treasure Hunter poster featuring Jay Chou

(HunanTV)

Bodyguards and Assassins main poster

The difficulty in fitting all the cast took three months before finalizing the poster.

World premiere will be in Nanjing Nov. 12 where Sun Yat-Sen’s mausoleum is located.

(HunanTV)

THR: Tang Wei returns in ‘Manchu’ remake

‘Lust, Caution’ actress coming off ban, stars in English film

“Full Autumn” in Korean — by Kim Tae-yong (“Family Ties”) will start shooting later this month in Seattle, and will travel to other cities across the United States, the Korean producer said…

THR: Hong Kong movies make a dramatic showing at the boxoffice

Four local films got into the top 10 in the summer: the Shaw Brothers’ comeback “Turning Point” (HK15.7 million), “Overheard” from the “Infernal Affairs” team (HK15.5 million), Edko’s Aaron Kwok thriller “Murderer” (HK11.7 million) and period comedy “On His Majesty’s Secret Service” (HK8.8 million). Only two made the cut last summer…Although the number of local releases rose slightly in 2009, what’s staggering is the upcoming Chinese New Year public holiday slot, which will see 10 Hong Kong/Chinese-language high-profile projects competing in three weeks in February. It’s something the which hasn’t been seen since the 1990s….

THR: AFM Special Report: Hong Kong

Boxoffice may be up, but the outlook is troubled

“If there (were) enough films to make in Hong Kong, I’d rather not go anywhere else,” says [Herman] Yau, the hugely prolific Hong Kong director who works with three crews simultaneously — even while many technicians have followed the helmers to the mainland. “Although a large number of Hong Kong filmmakers are now working in China,” he says, “they can’t bring all the film crews with them, so there’re still a lot of local crew members stranded here, unemployed.”

THR: ‘Bodyguards and Assassins’ sells at AFM

Cinema Popular also is shopping its action-romantic comedy “The Return of the Incredible Wu Xia Couple,” directed by Vincent Kuk, and Dante Lam’s period actioner “Flying Guillotines” at AFM.

Screen Daily

THR: Jung to star in ‘Rain of Swords’

Film co-stars Michelle Yeoh, co-produced by John Woo

Screen Daily: TF1 buys Media Asia’s Chen Zhen for France

Hong Kong’s Media Asia Distribution has sold The Legend Of Chen Zhen, directed by Andrew Lau and starring Donnie Yen, to France’s TF1.

Leading Hong Kong action star Yen plays Chen Zhen in the film, a folk hero who fights the Shanghai mafia and occupying Japanese. Shu Qi and Anthony Wong also star…Meanwhile, Dream Movies also took rights for Australia and New Zealand to Pang Ho-chueng’s Love In A Puff, a comedy starring Miriam Yeung and Shawn Yue, and Johnnie To’s new project, Death Of A Hostage, starring Lau Ching Wan.

Zhang Yimou’s remake of Blood Simple [Amazing Tales: Three Guns] has bought its release forward from December 18 to December 11, while Hong King Universe’s The Storm Warriors has shifted its release to December 10. Jay Chou-starring Treasure Hunter will be released on December 9 instead of mid-month as originally planned, and Ning Hao’s road movie Wu Ren Qu [No Man's Land] will move back its release by three months to March next year…

Variety: CineAsia honors Zhou Xun

Actress to receive star of the year kudo

Variety: The Laughing Policeman (Japan)

Wheat (長平大戰之麥田)

What first might appear to be another tiresome period costumer about one of the millions of battles in China’s history turns out to be something rather different. Two deserters from the Qin army in the Warring States period lucklessly find themselves in an enemy town whose men are away fighting. Their lies and ingratiations with the women gradually wear thin — especially as others arrive with contradictory news. This meticulously photographed drama-comedy is structured around elemental themes, of which wheat, the local crop, is prominent. Directed by He Ping (何平), who made The Swordsman in Double Flag Town

Meat Grinder

(雙旗鎮刀客).

A coming-on-middle-aged street vendor projects her madness and history of abuse onto (mostly) unsuspecting, sleazy men — and cooks up a storm. Surprisingly good reviews greeted this gory Thai drama, which is right up there with Hong Kong’s The Untold Story (八仙飯店之人肉叉燒包) as a boundary-pushing, gag-inducing Asian incarnation of Sweeney Todd; it’s also a perfectly timed essay for people who think US beef is the sign of the Devil. Abstruse political subtexts (it’s set during student riots in the 1970s) and class and gender commentary … or blood, guts and torture for their own sake? Take your pick. Taiwan’s censors have let this one through without cuts, though it isn’t clear if this is the version originally banned in Thailand. Either way, here’s the question: Why doesn’t Taiwan make movies like this?

4 new Three Guns images in HD (Sina)

CRI: Stefanie Sun Sings for Mulan

Let The Bullets Fly

Ge You

Carina Lau plays Ge You’s wife

(Xinhua)

CRI: ‘Bullets’ Go Stylish (HD version Sina)

Gong Beibi and Aaron Kwok

Oxide Pang has started shooting B+Detective, the sequel to C+Detective (aka The Detective) in Thailand. (HunanTV)

Li Xiaolu and Alfred Cheung (actor, director, writer)

Love At Seventh Sight (lit.Seven Days To Fall in Love)

(HunanTV)

All’s Well Ends Well 2010 costumes - Angelababy

Lynn Xiong (Sina)

Hot Summer Days - Daniel Wu

Vivian Hsu (Sina)

October 25, 2009

October 25, 2009

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All’s Well Ends Well 2010

Sandra Ng

Raymond Wong, actor/director

Lynn Xiong, Pan Yueming

AngelaBaby

1st NG - Lam Chi-Chung, Ronald Cheng

The official launch ceremony was held for the Lunar New Year comedy at Hengdian Studio.

Raymond Wong will direct as well as act. Louis Koo also returns. (Sina.com) (Xinhua)

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