Cast of Four Marshals Meets Sina
Gao Qun Shun, director
Cast of Four Marshals Meets Sina
Gao Qun Shun, director
Stephen Chow salvages romance ‘Jump’
Original film featured Edison Chen
Nick Cheung begins shooting To Live and Die in Mongkok - photos
Monica Mok plays a prostitute
Hong Kong in tune with mainland biz
It’s getting harder to tell mainland Chinese and Hong Kong movies apart.
Jackie Chan praises kung fu of Will Smith’s son
“He put my son to shame! I provided my son with the best martial artists in the world, and he could not be persuaded to try it.” Poor Jaycee.
Kelly Chen goes home with baby
Slim New Mom Kelly Chen In ‘Surrogate Mother’ Suspection
The slim, post-pregnancy physique of singer-actress Kelly Chen has prompted rumors that the new mother could have had a surrogate give birth to her son.
Gao Yuanyuan supports Eternal Beloved’s first time director Yu Feihong
August release scheduled
Epic of the East
John Woo’s Red Cliff
Ti Na speaks out against photo albums that show too much skin
Warns young women against seeking quick fame and fortune. The upcoming Hong Kong Book Fair features a large number of photo album books such as Race Wong’s.
Paulyn Sun in the news
Wealthy ex walks free after model punch rap
Hong Kong filmmakers visit China
Delegation announces promo plan, new projects
Hollywood Reporter: Murderer review
Bottom Line: A horror-suspense with a head-scratching outcome.
Hollywood Reporter: Wong Jing to live and die with ‘Mongkok’
Throwback film To Live and Die in Mongkok now shooting, set for late 2009 release.
“As long as the budget is not too high, we want to finance our own films that preserves the distinct flavor of Hong Kong cinema,” added Wong
Stellar Megamedia boards Dennis Chan’s 37
Chan’s 37 tells the story of a single mother taking her daughter on a trip to the Mongolian grasslands to fulfil the girl’s dream. It also stars Lin Miao-ke, the 10-year-old girl who earned her fame singing Ode To The Motherland at the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games. (Also, see Charlie Yeung articles below)
Fruit Chan announced plans to make ‘Kowloon City’ a story about the young Bruce Lee
Chan will write, direct and produce and Lin Chi-Shiang will co-write. The biggest problem is to find the person who will play Bruce Lee because at least five similar in appearance is required.
Stanley Kwan had previously announced plans for his film about Bruce Lee but Chan was not concerned about this.
Just for laughs - Michael Hui
Michael Hui’s Comedy Talk Show In Malaysia
Stars Gather for Charity Concert
Gigi Leung, Miriam Yeung, Angie Chiu, Kenny Bee
Charlie Yeung cut her hair for an upcoming role in film ‘37′ to be shot in Mongolia with Mainland actress Liu Xiaoqing. [Wonder if that means Christmas Rose is completed.] She had planned to auction hair off for charity but feared the hair would be used for other purposes.
Charlie Yeung sports new short hair, video
China Star gambles on ‘Poker King’
Co-production with Macau gaming corporation Suncity Group
‘City Under Siege’ set for holiday release
Benny Chan sci-fi actioner set for Chinese National Day 2010
Dante Lam to direct ‘Dragon Tiger Gate’ sequel
Enlight Pictures producing ninth film of new slate
Jackie Chan performed at Los Angeles’ Chinatown
The New Seven Little Fortunes helped to celebrate Chinese culture and China’s 60th birthday. Jackie taught the crowd of a thousand the lyrics and meaning of ‘Nation’.
Wu Chun, Zhou Xun to star in Taiwan’s “Full House”
Full House will be shot in Taiwan and China and discusses the cross-strait ties that modern Chinese are concern about.
Korean agents reined in with contracts
Suicide sparked investigation, new regulations
Francis Ng went shopping in Central.
After 15 minutes, he was done. However, he couldn’t find his car for over an hour!
Karen Mok had positive experiences with Stephen Chow
New album all cover songs
China Web boycott called to mark filter debut
Green Dam opponents fear tightening of censorship
Johnnie To, as usual, declines to participate
HKFA nominees group photos released
Lifetime Achievement Award - Josephine Siao Fong Fong
Professionalism Award - Ding Yu
Nominees Promote HK Film Awards
Four classic films remade as short for HKFA presentation ceremony
“A better Tomorrow”, “Days of Being Wild”, “The Eye” and “Internal Affairs” were remade as short film.
The Musician - Feature film on Xian Xinghai to be shot in Macau
Cast includes Vivian Hsu, Chen Kun and Ng Man-Tat. Li Qiankuan director
Cherie Chung mentally and physically preparing for return
John Legend and Karen Mok perform in Shanghai
Another case of actresses getting groped at guest appearances
This time old photos of Fan Bingbing, Gong Li recapped. (The bearded man is actor Zhang Jizhong.)
Q&A: Noh Young-seok
Korean Films to Return in April
10 domestic titles are slated for release next month
Oxide Pang Chun offers a melodramatic teen love story in Basic Love
HAF lauds Charlie Yeung for financial acumen
‘Christmas Rose’ is first project to get fully financed at HAF
China takes on Hollywood in box office battle
Directors offer ways to defeat dominance of imports
Feng Xiaogang created a stir when he made some controversial remarks. [fuzzy and partial translation follows]
Speaking on a panel with John Woo and Wei Desheng (Cape No. 7), Feng said that although many mainland films are screened in Hong Kong, Hong Kong and Taiwan do not sufficiently understand mainland culture, “therefore I simply do not want to make films for overseas market. Mainland culture to Taiwan and Hong Kong is strange.”
“In the mainland, my movie in one day makes 20,000,000 Yuan box office, but here (in Hong Kong) only takes in one month 2,000,000 Yuan. Is my film really not good?”
“I must tell the truth, Hong Kong audience look down upon us.”
Feng Xiaogang is quite confident in his brand and thinks he does not need Zhang Ziyi to make Tangshan Earthquake (his upcoming film). He said, To use her, I’d have to pay her $20M yuan, I will simply use a new person. I want that $20M yuan to be put into the filmmaking.
Andy Lau wedding on hold?
Falsely led to believe Carol Chu was pregnant?
Carol not pregnant, Andy plans to call off wedding
Faye Wong recently signed an 8-digit contract to film a shampoo ad
The ad is set to be broadcast on regional TV in April. The brand was previously promoted by Jackie Chan for $14M yuan. Faye’s fee is estimated at betwee $15M - $20M yuan. This has sparked speculation of Faye’s return to stage. Today marks the 20th anniversary of her debut.
Faye Wong makes return with S$4million advertisement
New CD? Role in Feng Xiaogang’s Tangshan Earthquake?
Joey Yung has no love for Edison Chen; only resentments
There is no pity for Edison Chen; neither is there love. Hong Kong singer Joey Yung, who will be holding her concert in Singapore in April for the first time, tells local media in a phone interview that she has never had good impression of Edison and disdained any interactions with him.
“I do not want to have any relations to him. I’ve always never had any good impression of him or admiration for him. I have no feelings about his ordeal,” she said.
On the other hand, she is supportive of her good friend Gillian Chung, who has had a sexual relationship with Edison and was twirled into a sex photos scandal last year. To relieve Gillian’s stress and cheer her up, Joey was seen out shopping with the former; she said that was the only thing she can do for a friend in such crisis.
“Nobody can ever relieve her of the hurt and sorrow she suffered. But I hope it is a lesson learned and she can learn to love herself more. I hope everyone can give her a second chance,” Joey said.
Though fully supportive of Gillian’s comeback, Joey said she will not invite her as the concert performing guest. “I think she is more than a special guest; Gillian should always be the center of attraction,” she said. However, Joey will not hesitate to invite Gillian to Singapore as guest of the concert if the latter is available.
Joey is now among the top female singers in Hong Kong music industry and has even been named the Queen of Pop; she is now hoping to extend her performing career further in acting. Since “The Return of the Condor Heroes”, Joey has not received any new scripts. She hoped to be landed with a role that offers room for character development.
When reporters hypothesized for the male lead of Joey’s next movie to be Edison, she was stunned and speechless for a moment. After seconds of pauses, she replied, “I’ll let the company decide for me. I believe their decision is the best for me.”
Her friendship with Hong Kong female singer Denise Ho was rumored to be more than just that. Joey said she was indeed vexed and afraid initially, but got used to the rumors as years passed. However, she wished those meaningless rumors would not affect their friendship.
“Denise is a very special girl with her own unique perspectives about things; she will also offer me opinions on my work. To get such a loyal and reliable friend in showbiz is rare. I will do everything to treasure this friendship,” she said.
Joey, who denied to be homosexual, shyly said she has never been molested. “Perhaps people do not have any fantasies of me. If you don’t give people the “Welcome” message, he will not come over. I am someone who is very self-protective.”
Mid April, Joey will be holding a concert for the first time in Singapore and challenging tough dance steps; she is not just going to do somersaults but also stunts. Without a background in action and dance, Joey spent one month practicing for a 20 minute performance and ended up with injuries.
When asked if her company will increase her insurance coverage, Joey was bold and uninhibited. “I’ve never asked my company about this, but it’s an honour to die on the stage!”
Caged in by poverty - Cage Men
Hong Kong art gallery exhibits ‘cage homes’ to highlight wealth gap
The Sniper opens March 24 at HKIFF
HKIFF press conference
Simon Yam and Zhang Jingchu star in Ann Hui’s Night and Fog as man and wife
With Ann Hui
Shinjuku Incident’s Fan Bingbing, Daniel Wu, Xu Jinglei
Feng Xiaogang’s If You Are The One plagiarized from novel Chongqing Stewardess?
Many similarities between lead character (played by Shu Qi) and plot
Huayi Brothers had previously tried to buy film and television rights
Future Cops’ Tang Yifei and Wong Jing mimic 007 for magazine
Gillian Chung first project back in TV series would challenge her in role as mother and daughter
Director Charlie Yeung debuts at upcoming HAF
Andy: It’s tough for the woman behind me
On working with Wong Kar-Wai
‘Soldiers and Their Commander’ in Focus
Reprises cast of last year’s TV hit Soldiers Sortie
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