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May 3, 2011

May 3, 2011

Wing Shya: ‘I see beauty in everything’ (CNNGo)

Celebrated Hong Kong photographer Wing Shya tells us about the most beautiful people he has ever photographed and why it is all in the eyes

Interview: ‘Buddha Mountain’

Controversial Chinese director Li Yu talks to Wang Ge about Buddha Mountain, her tough childhood, and the demons she has tamed.

CRI: Directors Jiang and De Niro Meet in New York

CRI: Shu Qi and Liu Ye:Loving Birds in New Film

Romance film “A Beautiful Life” released new photos featured Shu Qi and Liu Ye. (Sina)

CF: ”Detective Dee” Makes a Record in France

Photos of Liao Fan and Andy Lau on the set of The Founding of a Party

Liao Fan

Liao Fan, Andy Lau

(Sina-gallery)

Wilson Yip, Liu Yifei (May 2)

Liu Yifei and Wilson Yip visited Soochow University in Taipei to promote A Chinese Ghost Story (Xinhua)

Li Bingbing promoted the launch of the official website for Snow Flower and The Secret Fan. Li Bingbing will have many lines of dialogue in English in the film though she admitted her proficiency was not that high. She also stressed that the film did not involve homosexuality as reported in the press. When asked, Li Bingbing said that she didn’t know the background as to why Zhang Ziyi was dropped by producer Wendi Deng. The film will be released on July 15 after debuting at Cannes.

(Sina-gallery)

Actor Tong Dawei recently blogged that Zhang Yimou’s Nanjing Heroes may be getting another new English title, to “Rescue”, under advice from Hollywood experts. (Sina)

Oxide Pang’s interaction and discussion with fans on his weibo is helping to generate good word of mouth for The Detective 2 since opening on April 29. (Sina)

Gu Changwei’s Till Death Do Us Part opens May 10.

Zhang Ziyi

(Sina)

THR/AP: 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy’ takes $6.7 Million Globally

Sex and Zen is to be released in South Korea on May 12 and in France, India and Italy in June.

Sukie Shek Wing-Lei (of Freeze) sings “Bliss”, the theme song for 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy.

Andrew Lin became a father over the weekend. His wife delivered baby Zachary in Los Angeles. Andrew flew in from Beijing where he has been working on the special effects for Man With the Iron Fist and Qian Xuesen.

(Sina-slideshow)(AnD)

Edison Chen performing at the Chengdu Music Festival last night.

(Sina-slideshow)

A1: Nicholas Tse gives KL fans the slip

Nicholas Tse has arrived ahead of schedule to film the eagerly-awaited Against War movie.Zhang Ziyi: No hurry to marry

MSN: Andy Hui and Sammi Cheng to wed in France?

Rumour has it that Andy Hui & Sammi Cheng will be getting hitched this OctoberMSN: Richard Chang labeled insincere and guilt ridden

MSN: Jay Chou laments about agingJay Chou getting too old for showbiz? (CNA)

Jay laments that he’s “getting older and unable to dance due to shortness of breath, which is why all the fast songs are arranged at the end of the concert.”

CNA: Remus Choi of Cantopop band Grasshopper arrested for drunk driving

CNA: Show Luo: Jolin Tsai has bad ‘table manners’

Show Luo revealed that fellow Taiwan singer Jolin Tsai has bad manners at the Mahjong table, during an appearance on a Chinese variety show on Thursday

February 7, 2011

February 7, 2011

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 7:08 pm

FBA: Super Player (5/10)

Sketch-style New Year comedy, with a pan-Chinese cast, is up and down.

Super Player poster

Qin Hailu and Wang Qianyuan

Qin Hailu and Wang Qianyuan arrive at Chinese Film Festival in Sydney for Piano in a Factory (Sina)

Gong Li and Anya - What Women Want (Sina)

Andrew Lin and RZA on set of Man with the Iron Fist

Lin: Hello friends
Wish you all have a Happy New Year. Wish everyone has a prosper year.
Although I have to spent my new years on a film-set, but it is a very happy and enjoyable film shoot. I am currently working on “Man With Iron Fist” with RZA, and many of our AnDers. All my dear friends are in the same film, Terence yin, Daniel wu, Osric Chau, Grace Huang, Darren Scott, Yoyao Hsueh, Celina Jade. Byron Mann
(AnD)

RZA and Celina Jade

Celina Jade and Eli Roth

Celina Jade’s father is former martial arts actor, Roy Horan, and now an HKPU lecturer!  (AnD)

December 1, 2010

December 1, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 2:13 pm

Sacrifice loses steam in the second half

Sacrifice could have been a masterpiece.

Ge You - “Mr Nice Guy” gets a makeover

The actor who is so loved today was never admitted to any acting school. Until 1978, he was a pig farmer in suburban Beijng, a legacy of the “cultural revolution” (1966-76). It was his role in a short skit on pig breeding that took him into a drama troupe.

The romantic TV series Eternal Moment that debuted 12 years ago is to have a big screen adaptation…Shot in Beijing, Shanghai and Bordeaux, France, the film will present three endings for the viewers to choose the one they like. (CRI)

FBA: Bruce Lee lacks punch at China box office

CNNGo: Ben Sin: Going to the movies sucks in Hong Kong

We never get to see what we want to see on the big screen, because film distributors are out of touch with reality


CRI: Heroines of ‘The Yang Family’ Unveiled

Fan Bingbing is reportedly joining the cast of Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grandmasters in an unknown role. Fan’s agent could not confirm but said that she had been in contact with the director. (Sina)

Chow Yun-Fat and Jiang Wu in a scene from Let the Bullets Fly

(Xinhua)

Rocker Cui Jian and Christopher Doyle are collaborating on a new film, The Blue Bone, now filming in Beijing. Cui Jian summarized it as ‘one song, two generations, three stories, four styles’, a complicated story of a young man with multiple identities in love with a singer who is the boss’ lover. The cast members are relative newcomers. Singer Mao Amin will appear in a cameo role.

Cui Jian, Christopher Doyle

Ni Hongjie (Sina)

Andrew Lin announced he is getting married and that his wife is pregnant.

Andrew Lin - The Founding of a Party

Chrissie Chau featured in new ad campaign for makeup brand

More at the she.com site

MSN: Ethan Ruan clears the air on film offers

MSN: Mother urges Lin Chi-ling to get married on her 36th birthday

MSN: Wang Xiaofei still uses a supplementary card from his mother

Barbie Hsu’s mother-in-law clarifies the state of her son’s wealth

MSN: Barbie Hsu and Wang Xiaofei’s property rejection

The newly wedded couple’s option to purchase an apartment in Kunming was rejected

HK actor Adam Cheng hospitalised after four-metre fall(Xinhua)

August 17, 2010

August 17, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 8:19 pm

THR: Pang’s ‘Dream Home’ sells to UK

KoreaTimes: ‘Tomorrow’ remake to bring macho drama

John Woo’s “A Better Tomorrow” showed the world what Hong Kong noir was all about, and the Korean remake of the 1986 classic is now awaiting release on Chuseok next month, with the support of Woo as a producer.

Aaron’s the BIGGEST winner

In Hong Kong sci-fi action movie City Under Siege, audiences will see the handsome 44-year-old like never before.

CRI: ”Color Me. Love” Set for October Release

The romantic comedy “Color Me. Love” starring Yao Chen and Liu Ye, which aims to be the most romantic film this fall, is set for an October 28th release, Mtime.com reports. (Sina)

CRI: “The Stool Pigeon” Press Conference in Beijing

CRI: ’Struggle’ Moves to the Big Screen

CRI: ”Reign of Assassins” Releases New Posters

Tony Leung Ka-Fai and Kelly Lin  are filming a thriller in Xi’an directed by Zhang Qi. Tony plays a mysterious doctor that has to solve six puzzles each one more suspenseful than the last. He has an ambiguous relationship with Kelly Lin. Filming should complete in September.

Kelly Lin

Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Kelly Lin

(Sina)2

The back story relationship of Wu Jing and Zhang Jingchu was edited out of City Under Siege (21cn)

Andrew Lin brings his art exhibition to Beijing. He will begin work on Tony Ching Siu-Tung’s White Snake in September. Andrew worked on the special effects design on Alien 3 while living in the US before returning to Hong Kong and becoming an actor. He came out of retirement to work on special effects make-up for Josie Ho’s highly regarded Dream Home. He hopes to raise the level of Chinese special effects in the 3D White Snake which has a HK$10M special effects budget.

Andrew Lin

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Shawn Yue on the August cover of Jet (Hong Kong) magazine

Poster for Hong Kong Film Training

From the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers produced website:

Hong Kong Filmmakers from the industry’s professional body composed of ten members, including: Hong Kong Film Directors, Screen Writers Association of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers, the Hong Kong Film Arts Association, Hong Kong Movie Production Executives Association, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Association, Hong Kong Cinematography Lighting Association, the Hong Kong Stuntman Association, the Hong Kong Film Association and the Hong Kong film post-editing professional associations, covering more than 1,800 workers over the film, as the industry’s key organizations and non-profit organizations. Committed to the protection and the protection of rights and interests of Hong Kong Filmmakers, Filming in Hong Kong to upgrade to improve the environment, as well as industry and government circles as a bridge.

Over the years the Federation of actively promoting the film industry, from film policy, education and training, which had spared no effort to promote Hong Kong films. Including the SARS outbreak during the launch, “1:99 Shorts” short film inspirational cheer for the people of Hong Kong; for the industry shortage of talent and established “film professional training program”; launched the “Hong Kong Film Workers professionally produced guidelines and Industrial Safety Manual” and so on.

Gillian ready to move on with ‘mature-minded man’

HK singer Andy Hui admits he had secret ex-girlfriend

Andy Hui admitted that he had secretly dated former personal assistant Pan Heng Zhang in a handwritten letter to the media on Tuesday, reported Hong Kong media.

July 28, 2009

July 28, 2009

Jet Li
Still from Sylvester Stallone film The Expendables - Jet Li


SCMP: Daniel Wu discusses new film ‘Overheard’
Zhang Jingchu, Lau Ching-Wan
Overheard takes in 35M yuan in the opening weekend


‘Tracing Shadow’ Premieres


More photos of premiere


Peter Chan wanted to cast Michelle Reis ten years ago when Bodyguards and Assassins was first planned



Additional photos of Michelle Reis on set of Bodyguards and Assassins
More
Andrew Lau received a 1905 HK$10 bill as a reward and commemoration for his efforts
Peter Chan, in a surprise, introduced Andrew Lau on the last of shooting. Lau had been called in to assist due to an unnamed large crisis.
‘Infernal’ Lau joins ‘Bodyguards’

Shing Fui-On
Shing Fui-On suffers recurrence of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

The 54 year-old actor was treated in 2004 with chemo and radiation therapy and he lost 45kg in weight. He also lost his sense of taste and hearing. Nonetheless, Shing was elected village head in Sai Kung and later ran for election to the legislature but was defeated.
Nick Cheung, also a Sai Kung resident, went directly from shooting To Live and Die in Mongkok to visit Shing at the Hong Kong Baptist Hospital. He is due to be released in a couple days.

Prison on Fire
1988 - The Greatest Lover
2001 - ATV series with Japanese beauties
Secret Lover, 1995The Detective, 2007
2003 running for legislative council member


Shing Fui-On continued auto racing even after first being diagnosed in 2004

Zhang Ziyi Interview: From Actress to Producer (Thanks, to duriandave, for pointing it out)

Chinese filmmaker Feng Xiaogang begins shooting earthquake movie
“Aftershocks” tells the story of a seven-year-old girl who survived the quake that killed more than 240,000 people.

Hong Kong filmmaker Lee Kung-lok’s romantic comedy Let’s Fall in Love starts shooting in Beijing on July 24.

MIFF weighs future of Chinese pics
Claustrophobia, Miao Miao also withdrawn

Hollywood Reporter: Haeundae - film review
Bottom Line: Korea’s first disaster movie is slow to reach a crest of excitement but eventually delivers shiploads of action and visual spectacles.
Disaster film a Korean BO success

Comic-Con ‘Thirst’ panel with director Park Chan-Wook

Sassy Girl Returns as a Cyborg (video/photos)
Sassy girl returns as robot in Cyborg She

HK singer Eason Chan’s marriage in trouble?

Donnie Yen’s birthday party
Donnie Yen and wife
Raymond WongLynn XiongCheung Tat-MingVincent Kok
Roy CheungLeon LaiAndrew Lin
Donnie Yen celebrates his 46th birthday with friends

Additional photos

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