HKMDB Daily News

October 20, 2011

October 20, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

CF: ”East Meets West 2011″ Holds Press Conference

The director of the film revealed that 60 popular Chinese stars, including Karen Mok, Ekin Cheng, Jaycee Chan, William So, Yang Mi, Jonathan Lee and Alan Tam will be involved in the film, as well as those in attendance at the event.

Huang Yi

Stephy Tang, William So, Eason Chan, Jeff Lau, Kenny Bee, Huang Yi, Tan Weiwei (Sina-slideshow)

Topping the domestic box office chart on its third week on the screens, Jet Li’s latest fantasy action movie “The Sorcerer and the White Snake (Its Love)” grossed an estimated 200 million RMB (about $31.4m) and still has a strong hold on the international box office charts, remaining at seventh place.

On the sidelines of the event, an exhibition was also launched to showcase the film’s production process. The exhibition consists of the pictures of the scenes, character modeling, and victims shot by an American journalist with Time magazine in 1942.

Two unnamed Hollywood actors familiar to domestic audiences have also been cast. (Sina)

Movie review: The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (SG)

Publicity stills of Kathy Chow preparing for battle in “The Legendary Amazons”

And Cheng Pei-Pei

(Sina)2

Lin Chi-Ling in Chengdu to promote “Love on Credit”

Lin Chi-Ling, Super Girl Liu Xin, Leste Chen (Sina)

Yesterday, in Shanghai:

Lin Chi-Ling, Chen Kun

Leste Chen, Lin Chi-Ling

(Sina-slideshow)

New poster for “Harpoon”

Zhao Ming is one of the torture victims when a group on a tour of Hainan goes awry

The film will be released in early December. (Sina)

Returning to Hong Kong from Rome, Tang Wei spoke with reporters to compensate them for arriving late.

She acknowledged having spoke with 007 director Sam Mendes but was otherwise cagey about whether starring in an action movie was in her near future.

(Sina)

Gigi Leung and husband, Sergio returned to Hong Kong today to visit her parents

“Did I mention, Hong Kong is crowded?” (Sina-gallery)

Zhao Wei sings the festival theme song, “A Dream Comes True”, to close the opening ceremony for the 30th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival last night.

Zhao Wei (Sina)234

Jay Chou, A-Mei, Frankie Kao

The former TVB actress was said to have approached her friends to join her

Free-to-air television owner Ricky Wong has declared war on TVB by poaching its talents for his new TV station.

October 18, 2010

October 18, 2010

THR: ‘Aftershock’ to shake U.S., Canada Oct. 29

CRI: “The Founding of a Republic” Wins Biennial Chinese Audience Film Award

FBA: Asian films score at Sitges

Dream Home: Best Actress prize for Josie Ho; Andrew Lin gets Best Make Up FX.

Variety: The Red Eagle review

Vivian Wu

Vivian Wu plays a guard in the prison drama Let Love Come Back(?). The film will be released next year on International Women’s Day, March 8, with a cast that includes Cecilia Yip and Siqin Gaowa. Previously announced cast members included Cheng Pei, Pei, Pace Wu, and Jessey Meng Guangmei. The drama will focus on the lives of both the women guards and the women prisoners.

Cecilia Yip, Vivian Wu

Cheng Pei Pei (Sina)234

Zhang Jingchu

Zhu Yuchen, Leste Chen Cheng-Tao, Zhang Jingchu

Zhang Jingchu

Zhu Yuchen, Zhang Jingchu

Zhu Yuchen (Sina)2

Zhang Jingchu and Zhu Yuchen have begun filming the fourth part of Pang Ho-Cheung’s omnibus film ‘4 + 1 Project’ (4 shorts, 1 movie’. The project is Pang’s first mainland production. The first part featured Zhou Xun in the Nail Clipper Monster, Shawn Yue starred in part 2; and Stanley Huang in part 3. In part 4, as a tribute to Gabriel Marquez’ Love in the Time of Cholera, the film is called Love in the Time of Weibo. Director Chen Cheng-Tao (Leste Chen) says the film documents a couple’s relationship via weibo bit by bit and is filled with magic realism. (Xinhua-gallery)(Sina)(Sina-gallery)

Francis Ng in signature red leather hoodie from Wind Blast

(Sina-gallery)

(Oct.16) Rehearsal photos of Zhang Ziyi for Saturday evening’s Hundred Flowers Film Awards.

Zhang Ziyi will also be singing a Teresa Teng song.

(Xinhua-slide show)

Feng Xiaogang, Zhang Ziyi celebrating after the awards Saturday night. (Xinhua)

Zhao Wei’s first film since giving birth will be a collaboration with Huang Xiaoming according to her agent. Filming will begin in December. (Sina)

Karen Mok met with fans in Singapore to promote her new CD. Despite feeling ill, Karen carried on singing four songs and playing games with fans. (Sina)

(Oct.17) Louis Koo celebrated his 40th birthday with over 400 fans from Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the US. A noted Star Wars fan, Louis dressed as a Jedi Knight and guests included Sandra Ng and the Grasshoppers. (Sina)

WSJ: Edison Chen and His ‘Mr. Sandman

With “Mr. Sandman” — the first single from his forthcoming album “Confusion” — Mr. Chan resumes his singing career, which started in 2004 when he released his first record, “Please Steal This Album,” with Emperor Entertainment Group. (Also, free download of his single.)

Peter Lam, Edison Chen (file photo) (Xinhua)

GlobalTimes: It’s complicated! China’s own Casanova and seven of his great loves

Six degrees of Zhang Yadong

CRI: Faye Wong Concerts Tickets Price Soaring

Veteran HK actress Kathy Chow lashes out at industry ‘pimps’

Kathy Chow plagued by Lupus rumours

Lin Chi-ling botches live singing attempt at Taipei concert (Xinhua)

(Sina-slide show)

Wu Bai, SHE, Jay Chou, et al

A few more Stalking Cherie Chung photos

(Xinhua)

July 6, 2010

July 6, 2010

NFPF: Brodsky’s A Trip through Japan with the YWCA (ca. 1919)

(Thanks, to Dave, from yesterday)

CRI: Director Pleased with “Triple Tap” Box Office During World Cup

CF: Peter Chan to Shoot a Remake of “One Armed Swordsman”

Jia Hongsheng died by suicide

With Zhou Xun - real life lovers and costars in Suzhou River

(Xinhua-slide show)

FBA: Jia Hongsheng tumbles to his death

Favorite of Sixth Generation directors, male lead in Suzhou River, Quitting, Frozen reportedly leapt to death.

Seven story fall onto car, related articles (Xinhua)23(Sina)

FBA: Zoom Hunting (獵豔) (5/10)

Slickly shot drama of a photographer snapping a possible murder is flawed by an awkward script.

FBA: Bang Rajan 2 (บางระจัน 2) (Thailand) (6/10)

Eric Tsang

Ma Jian

Seven Little Lohans/Seven Arhat featuring Eric Tsang and Chen Sicheng will open July 23, the day after the blockbuster Aftershock opens. Eric said he hopes the comedy will provide a change of pace from the epic tearjerker by Feng Xiaogang. (Sina)

CRI: “Seven Arhat” to Hit Big Screens July 23

The film follows seven arhats as they fight a group of four grave robbers at a mountain temple…The film’s production company said they intended to produce it as the Chinese version of the Hollywood “Home Alone” series.

Eric Tsang was also the latest victim of a false death rumor reported on the internet. In the latest case, Eric had died July 3 while watching the World Cup due to over excitement. In recent months, Simon Yam and Rainie Yang have been rumored to death. (Xinhua)

Jiang Yiyan

Jiang Yiyan is busy learning German and English for the Chinese-German coproduction I Phone You. Jiang will film in Berlin and Chongqing as a girl who goes to Berlin to search for love. Deng Jiajia also has been cast. Filming begins in Chonqing at the end of July. Chinese director Dan Tang will helm from a script by Golden Bear awardee Wolfgang Kohlhaase. (Sina)23

Flirting Scholar 2 - Louis Fan Siu-Wong

Louis Fan

Peeping Natalis Chan

Huang Xiaoming (Sina)2

Stephen Chow and Cecilia Cheung appear on popular talk show ‘Date with Lu Yu’ (Xinhua)

Gan Wei, Lin Chi-Ling - Welcome to Shamatown

Film has earned 40 million yuan at the box office in two weeks

Gan Wei (Sina)

CRI: ’80s Generation’ Gains Heat at the Box Office

“80’s Generation” is an epic story depicting a 15-year romantic relationship between two young people. The film includes historical events such as the Hong Kong handover, SARS, the Beijing Olympics, and Leslie Cheung’s death to name just a few.

CRI: Zhou Xun Promotes Environmental Film

APA: Forever Young and Restless: an interview with actress Cheng Pei-pei

Movie legend Cheng Pei-pei reminisces about her days at Shaw Brothers, working with director King Hu, and how she’s managed to stay a major figure in Chinese-language media.

Gillian Chung is coming to Malaysia on July 8 to promote her new film, The Fantastic Water Babes.

June 10, 2010

June 10, 2010

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Poster for The Legend Is Born - Ip Man

The film premiered June 10 in Foshan, then it will screen in Shanghai June 12 and open nationally June 25  (Sina)

Enter the remakes: The Karate Kid (SG)

The Hong Kong film industry is in a steep slump, but, at the senior-citizen age of 56, he is still gainfully employed not only in Asian flicks, but also in numerous ang moh ones.

Shu Qi, Aaron Kwok

Stills featuring Shu Qi in City Under Siege. Film is to be released Aug.6. (Sina)

Lin Huiyin to be portrayed by Zhang Ziyi

Famous architect and poet Lin Huiyin will be portrayed by actress Zhang Ziyi in the second half of the year according to media reports. In 1949 Lin, who died in 1955 of tuberculosis, was part of the design team that designed the new PRC’s national emblem and the People Heroes’ Monument in Tiananmen Square. Interestingly, last year, on the 60th anniversary of the republic, in a vote of the 12 most beautiful women Lin Huiyin was ranked first and Zhang Ziyi was voted 12th. Lin’s husband, also an architect, Liang Sicheng will be played by Chang Chen. Both studied architecture in the US at the University of Pennsylvania. Ethan Ruan will play poet Xu Zhimo whom she was also very close to. Chinese-American architect Maya Lin is the niece of Lin Huiyin.  (Xinhua)

Cheng Pei Pei

Cheng Pei Pei recently appeared on a Beijing TV program (Sina)

Lin Chi-Ling (DivaAsia)

Lin Chi-ling’s maiden J-drama may face cancellation (SG)

Taiwan model-actress Lin Chiling’s maiden Japanese drama serial “Moon Lovers” suffered from dismal ratings in Japan and may face cancellation, reported Taiwan media.

New office hours for the World Cup :D

Good luck to your team!

March 9, 2010

March 9, 2010

Gigi Leung and Ronald Cheng - Just Another Pandora’s Box (aka Once Upon A Chinese Classic)

Ronald Cheng had to endure heat and discomfort to film the scene. (Sina)

Huang Bo

CRI: “Once Open A Chinese Classic”: A Different Story of Ancient China

The upcoming film to be released on March 18 has attracted many pop stars from both Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. It centers on an idiot who embarks on an adventurous journey with the help of a magic box during the period of the Three Kingdoms in ancient China.

Gillian Chung

Eric Tsang

Just Another Pandora’s Box opens Mar.18 (HunanTV)

Zhang Jingchu - The Double Life (A Side, B Side)

Zhang Jingchu’s first attempt at comedy, she plays a glamorous model suffering from depression. The crew jokingly dubbed her ‘NG Queen’ due to her numerous NGs, i.e., bad takes. (Sina)

THR: Cheng meets Tsang in ‘Girl Meets Boy’

Hong Kong acting veterans Cheng Pei-pei and Kenneth Tsang joined the cast of New Zealand romantic comedy “Girl Meets Boy,” the feature debut of director Roseanne Liang for South Pacific Pictures.

First-time director Roseanne Liang’s coming-of-age story is about a New Zealand-born Chinese overachiever who defies her parents’ wishes and falls for a European New Zealander.

Martial arts legend [Cheng] Pei Pei plays the girl’s mother and Tsang her strict father, whose traditional values make it hard for him to accept that his youngest daughter would choose film school over medical school and want to marry a European.

A young cast of New Zealand actors includes Michelle Ang as the headstrong protagonist, Matthew Whelan as her love interest, and Katlyn Wong and Celeste Wong.

CRI: Go Lala Go! (formerly Du Lala’s Promotion)

The film stars director Xu Jinglei herself as Du Lala, as well as Stanley Huang, Karen Mok, Li Ai, and Pace Wu.

Dante Lam - Beijing

Richie Jen, Leon Lai in Beijing promoting Fire of Conscience (Sina)

Eason Chan cover shoot for new album (Sina)

Fan Bingbing - Paris

Fan Bingbing attending the Jean Paul Gaultier Paris fashion show (Mar.6)

(Xinhua) (Zimbio)

Louisa So Yuk-Wa and Wu Fung at a recent promotion activity (Sina)

December 14, 2009

December 14, 2009

CRI: “Bodyguards and Assassins” Hong Kong Premiere

God of Wealth Arrives

Kitty Zhang Yuqi

Miriam Yeung

Cheng Pei Pei

Gallery (6) (HunanTV)

Screen Daily: Hong Kong’s Golden Scene joins the Break-up Club

Golden Scene has picked up international rights to Barbara Wong Chun-chun’s upcoming docu-drama Break-up Club…Starring Jaycee Chan and Fiona Sit…

IndieWire: Wong Kar-wai on “In The Mood For Love” (2001 reprint)

Obama’s brother turns down film role in Let The Bullets Fly

Obama’s brother lands role as priest in Chinese film

Obama’s brother made image ambassador in China

Chinese director Jia Zhangke receives France’s Legion of Honor

NYTimes: From Icon to Lifestyle, the Marketing of Bruce Lee

CRI: The Original Karen Mok Show Opens in Beijing

Faye Wong offered $9.64mil for comeback tour

Hong Kong’s Next Magazine reported that the diva also had a human placenta extract injection, costing HK$100,000 ($18,000) per dose which could last for six months.

CRI: Chen Kun’s Latest Photos

Loletta’s back and sexier than ever

Michelle Yeoh goes ape over apes

Vivian Chow wearing a paper cut out dress

Vivian Chow slide show (12) (Sina)

Li Bingbing arriving in Copenhagen for the world climate summit

(Xinhua)

Twins rare appearance together

Twins, Joey Yung

Gillian Chung

The Twins help Joey Yung launch her 10th anniversary commemorative Joey Perfect 10 Documentary marking Joey’s 10th year in show business. (Xinhua)

Charlene Choi performs a sexy Latin dance in Macau at a Make A Wish Concert

(Sina)

September 18, 2009

September 18, 2009

New poster of The Warrior and the Wolf reveals Maggie Q (Sina.com)

The Warrior and the Wolf Debuts at Toronto Film Festival

FFWD: Short take

The Warrior and the Wolf (dir. Tian Zhuang Zhuang)A disclaimer on this one: mid-TIFF exhaustion was setting in, and I was drifting a bit, but I also know for a fact that I wasn’t the only one who thought this Chinese period piece was tough to follow. The attrition rate was far higher than any other movie I’ve seen at TIFF, and even interstitial title cards couldn’t spell out exactly what was going on. A great warrior (maybe) is reluctant to kill people in battle, leading to his army’s defeat (I think). He hides out in a desert for a bit, sleeping with a female outcast he meets, and after a really strange sandstorm, they both turn into wolves. For some reason. It’s well shot, but that’s about all I can really say for it.

Lin Chi-Ling (!)

Treasure Hunter poster was released yesterday. The Jay Chou, Lin Chi-Ling movie is set to be released in December. (Sina.com)

‘Treasure Hunter’ Gears up for Release

The official poster and the first trailer for “The Treasure Hunter”, starring Jay Chou and Lin Chi-Ling, were released Thursday.

Spy vs Spy

This autumn, “The Message” (”Feng Sheng”) will join the growing list of flicks about the shadowy lives of secret agents.

The Message stills

Danwei: What do stars having a meeting look like? On Founding of a Republic and Ye Daying’s Tian’anmen

Tian’anmen tries to face the behemoth of The Founding of a Republic

All-star Epic Presents a New Face for China

All-Star Movie Gives Nation’s History

Screen Daily: Founding Of A Republic has record-breaking opening day

The film was originally scheduled to open on Sept 17, but was pushed ahead to 2pm on Sept 16. Its nationwide gross reached $1.9m (RMB14m) up until midnight of Sep 16, which is the best half-day sales record in Chinese film history.

Hollywood Reporter

Jackie Chan, journalist

Telegraph: Epic film The Founding of a Republic marks 60 years of Chinese Communism

Screen Daily: Media Asia scores deals on Venice title Accident

Hollywood Reporter: Tian’s ‘Warrior’ to open HKAFF

Two-week event highlights Asian directors for HK audience

The latest work from upcoming directors, including Singaporean Ho Tzu-nyen’s “Here,” Indian Laxmikant Shetgaonkar’s “The Man Beyond the Bridge,” Hong Kong director Risky Liu’s “Pastry” and Hong Kong film critic turned indie filmmaker Bono Lee’s “Beijing is Coming,” which is making its world premiere at the festival, will compete for this year’s New Talent Awards, which commend newcomers making their debut or sophomore efforts.

Yakkity Yek: Blood Ties a good start

Blood Ties features Cheng Pei Pei and Kenneth Tsang in Singapore film

It has that under-lit urban mystery look, especially in scenes featuring cops in a tense station, which seem as though they could have come from Infernal Affairs or a Johnnie To expose into a seedy underbelly of some kind.

Time Out: Film about illegal Chinese immigrant claustrophobic, in a good way

In Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou’s film, “Take Out,” the audience follows an illegal Chinese immigrant, Ming Ding (Charles Jang). He has one day to pay back a debt or the debt doubles.

A kind of road movie to nowhere that literally goes around in circles and plays out in the course of a single day…

Taipei Times: 02′20″ review

With its sports theme and a physically challenged character in a pivotal role, this melodrama seems ready to capitalize on the Taipei Deaflympics and the Kaohsiung World Games. But it deserves no medal — if anything, the script should have been disqualified

They could be Heroes

Chinese ‘Hero’ for NBC’s Hit Drama: Report

NBC is currently approaching Hong Kong-based stars Daniel Wu, Allen Ting and Stephen Fung for the role, according to the report. Daniel Wu and Stephen Fung share an American upbringing.


Anna May Wong documentary featured at weekend film festival

The first annual festival, sponsored by the San Francisco Chinatown Merchants Association, will screen Elaine Mae Woo’s acclaimed 2007 documentary on Anna May Wong along with two highly regarded documentaries by Jeff Adachi, The Slanted Screen from 2006, and the recently released You Don’t Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story.


Taipei Times: Pop Stop

July 21, 2009

July 21, 2009




Louis Koo is On His Majesty’s Secret Service

Louis Koo Becomes a Robot in Golden Armour

Song Jia

Lau Ching-WanLouis Koo
Zhang JingchuDaniel Wu

Overheard Beijing premiere - more photos


Bodyguards and Assassins - farewell to Hu Jun as his part concludes shooting

New Bruce Lee flick to focus on his life and loves
An eight-minute trailer for the biopic, directed by veteran filmmaker Ng See- yuen, was shown yesterday at the launch of a design competition for the restoration of Lee’s former home in Kowloon Tong.
Bruce Lee legend remains strong in Hong Kong 36 years after his death


Bruce Lee’s brother and sister authorize Manfred Wong to make film on Bruce’s life

Confirmed Tony Leung Kar-Fai as father, while reporters suggested Karen Mok as sister due to her resemblance.
Hope to begin shooting early next year and complete in time for 70th anniversary of Bruce’s birthday, November 27.
Kungfu star Bruce Lee’s new movie to be shot
Bruce Lee’s siblings authorize Chinese biopics
Pointing to childhood picture - Phoebe Lee Chau-Yun, Richard Lee Chun-Fai
Bruce Lee museum in design phase
Hong Kong government gathers items, commissions doc
Hong Kong to open Bruce Lee museum
J.A. Media plans trilogy on kung fu master’s life

Interview with Wa Ka-Fai
Prolific screenwriter and director Wai Ka-Fai is nothing less than the Ben Hecht of Hong Kong cinema.

bc Magazine: Murderer review
HK Magazine: Murder review

bc Magazine: Written By review

bc Magazine: KJ review
Striking a Chord
A local documentary about an unusual classical musician is a surprise hit

Hollywood Reporter: MW review
Bottom Line: Another classic manga bites the dust in an action-oriented, hatchet-job screen adaptation.

Hollywood Reporter: A Blood Pledge review
Bottom Line: A slight schoolgirl K-horror with a mildly intriguing hook

bc Magazine: Soundless Wind Chime review

HK Magazine: Peter Kam interview
Peter Kam’s new CD is now available at any McCafe

Chinese films pulled from MIFF
Uighur documentary brought Chinese pressure, withdrawal
Emily Tang and Jia Zhangke also withdraw

Re-enter the Dragon
The International Kung Fu Festival hopes to put guoshu back on the local map
Gordon Liu, Cheng Pei PeiTsui Siu-Ming
Press conference photos


Lydia Shum Memorial Exhibition opens at Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Michael Wong
Helicopter pilot Michael Wong promoting watch brand

Shu Qi
Shu Qi promotes upcoming event in Beijing


Charlene Choi: Ronald Cheng is not a Casanova

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