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July 1, 2011

July 1, 2011

CRI:  Jet Li Plays Sorcerer in ‘White Snake’

White Snake” is currently in its post-production stages, with a release scheduled for the end of this year.

CRI: Charlene Choi, Wen Zhang Seen in New Film

Still photos from Ching Siu-tung’s upcoming fantasy film “The Sorcerer and the White Snake” (Sina-gallery)

CF: “Overheard 2″ to Hit Screens on August 18

According to the details that have been released, Lau Ching-wan plays Law, an influential figure in Hong Kong’s stock market, who is involved in a traffic accident. As the investigation continues, police officer Ho (Louis Koo) discovers a man named Cho (Daniel Wu) has been intercepting the stock mogul’s phone calls, which in turn leads Ho to uncover a conspiracy.

FBA: Cleopatra Wong revamped

Poster for the Ricky Lau-produced Assassin (Sina)

A sequel to Lost in Panic Room, Lost in Panic Ship, again directed by Zhang Fan Fan, begins filming in July. Alec Su returns in the lead role.

(21cn)

My Way featuring Jang Dong-gun, Joe Odagiri and Fan Bingbing will be released simultaneously in Japan and South Korea sometime in December. The story is about Koreans conscripted by the Japanese and attached to the Germans to defend against the Allies invasion of Normandy.

Jang Dong-gun

(Sina)

Simon Yam plays an art painting restorer disguised as a perfume expert in Coming Back. Opens July 14.

(Sina)

Stephen Chow’s spokesman did not deny reports that he would step forward and play the Monkey King in the new version of Journey to the West. This would leave the roles of Aarif Lee and Show Luo up in the air. (Sina), 2

Latest poster for Mysterious Island

Features heavily promoted Yang Mi (Sina)

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop

Plastic surgery, Fung-Chi, Selina

MSN: Nicholas Tse signs divorce papers

Cecilia Cheung’s act of entrusting sons Lucas and Quintus to her makeup artist friend Rick Chin, was reportedly the factor that pushed Nicholas Tse to speed up the divorce procedures.

MSN: Cecilia Cheung loves Nicholas Tse no more

MSN: Nicholas Tse clashes with father over his marital woes

CNA:  Nicholas Tse ignored Cecilia Cheung when she had a miscarriage?

Cheung Ho-lung said his sister had tearfully confided in him about these things on many occasions, and expressed that he was very angry people viewed her as a shrewish wife, when it was Tse who did her wrong.

June 24, 2011

June 24, 2011

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Donnie Yen: The Last Action Hero (WSJ)

WSJ: Zhang Ziyi’s Favorite Films

FBA: Rest on Your Shoulder review

Magical romantic fantasy is better suited for ingenuous youngsters than picky adults.

Variety: Mr. Tree review

A character study masquerades as social commentary without succeeding as either in Han Jie’s “Mr. Tree.”

Variety: Beginning of the Great Revival review

A Chinese propaganda film without the heavy dogma and dour treatment that would have been expected a generation ago, “Beginning of the Great Revival” is a slick and lavish historical epic charting the 1921 formation of the Chinese Communist Party.

A worthy history lesson on the founding of the Chinese Communist Party with only partially entertaining aspects.

EpochTimes: Propaganda Film Inspires China’s Youth to ‘Overthrow Dictatorship’

Epoch Times is pro-Falun Gong publication

Three lives clash in the Taiwanese crime thriller “Make Up”when a closeted music teacher takes her life, leaving a trail of unanswered questions for a make-up artist, a psychiatrist and a detective to follow.

The Pretending Lovers opens today (Sina)

Veteran actor Chen Kuan-Tai is working on a new martial arts film (lit. Assassin) now under production. The film is being described by director, Miao Shu, as a Warring States version of Infernal Affairs. Ricky Lau Koon-Wai is producing. The story involves rival kings sending assassins to each other.

Ricky Lau

Miao Shu, opening lens ceremony

Chen Kuan-Tai

Chen Kuan-Tai and director Miao Shu

Zhou Yichen

Jiang Chao

Jiang Chao

Leung Kar-Yan

Zhou Yichen, Dong Zhihua (Sina)23456

The actress, who is currently working in Germany, claimed that Nicholas is a frequent liar. She added that he was the person behind the attacks on her, in order not to transfer any properties to her.Cecilia Cheung breaks silence over marital woes

Cecilia Cheung has broken her silence on her marital woes, and in an explosive interview with Oriental Daily News, told her husband Nicholas Tse to stop pretending to be a good man, good husband and good father.

“Even up until yesterday, right before I got on the plane, he was still secretly ‘releasing’ information to the public. I truly couldn’t stand it anymore and felt that I needed to come out and say something.”

I’ve been married to him for 5 years and have known him since I was 18 years old – of course I know what type of person he is! All this time, he has always projected the image of being ‘cool’ and ‘suave’, wearing his sunglasses all the time and such. I once asked him why he always wears sunglasses, to which he replied that with the sunglasses on, people can’t tell whether he is lying or telling the truth! So him getting ‘Best Actor’ is truly ‘deserving’ then! (Q and A with Cecilia, translated)

Airport security guards for Ceci’s departure (Xinhua)

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