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April 12, 2011

April 12, 2011

CRI: Li Yuchun in “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate”

Tsui Hark’s 3D Wuxia film, “The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate”, released new still photos featuring singer-actress Li Yuchun.

Li Yuchun (Chris Lee) (Sina-gallery)

(Apr.12) Alan Tam, Vivian Hsu and Vic Chou attend a press conference to promote a new film, Live* Fashion . Vivian awkwardly denied recent rumours that she was getting married soon. The film is directed by Yin Lichuan, who co-wrote the script for Love Under the Hawthorn Tree.

Director Yin Lichuan

Vivian Hsu looking like Elvira

Vivian Hsu

Alan Tam, Vivian Hsu, Vic Chou

A newcomer

It also has been reported that Leong will be the female lead in director Tsui Hark’s new film project “Detective Dee: The Prequel.”

Hong Kong filmmakers are turning to romantic comedies for easier access to the mainland market.

FBA: Four Detectives reteam

Director Gordon Chan has been shooting his martial arts film “The Four Detective Guards”(”Si Da Ming Bu”) in Ningbo Xiangshan Motion Picture City for several days,Sina.com reports. [vide. Four Marshals]

Jin Chen, Sun Honglei, Jing Tian, Kim Hee-Sun, Kiichi Nagai, Francis Ng

The Warring States officially launched today with an advance screening. (Sina)

“Not a traditional epic telling, more like a romance” (Sina)2

Cheung Tat-Ming

Guest Anthony Wong

Sandra Ng, Andy Lau

Cheung Tat-Ming will be taking his live show to the mainland, with stops including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Cheung finished three consecutive shows in Hong Kong and plans to add new elements for the mainland shows. (Sina)

Jiang Xinxin is planning on making a mainland version of Young and Dangerous. He will direct and play the lead, Chan Ho-Nam (the Ekin Cheng character) (Sina)

The world can now breathe a sigh of relief as porn actress Leni Lan Yan has been confirmed alive and well after 3 weeks of disappearance from the public eye.

Hong Kong singer and actress Gigi Leung has broken up with U.S. diplomat boyfriend Matthew Steven Dolbow after less than a year of dating.

The Taiwanese actress and her husband had wanted to sue for the unauthorised recording of their wedding

Tired of having his family harassed by the media, actor Ronald Cheng has come out of the baby closet.

Things are getting murkier in the Raymond Lam-Pan Shuang Shuang saga. Mavis Pan: “I was two-timed”

The Hong Kong model is accused of breaking reporter’s camera (CNA)

The actress is also rumoured to be pregnant with a third child (Sina-gallery)

February 21, 2011

February 21, 2011

Director of new China’s first film with kissing scene dies at 90

Huang Zumo, director of the classic Chinese movie, Romance on Lushan Mountain, died Saturday night in Shanghai.

1981 - Huang Zumo, Zhang Yu, screenwriter Bi Bicheng (Xinhua)

A Woman, A Gun, and A Noodle Shop - Coen remake released on DVD

On Blu, the visuals and soundscapes are stunning. On DVD, they are good. Both formats share an exhaustive documentary that, at 119 minutes, runs 29 minutes longer than the brisk feature. You see Yimou’s exacting filmmaking techniques. His bravado is even more impressive because you see he was in pre-production while concurrently planning the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

CRI: Theme Song MV of ‘Buddha Mountain’ Released

Chen Bo-Lin, Li Yu, Mavis Fan, Fan Bingbing, Fei Long

Mavis Fan, Fan Bingbing

(Xinhua-gallery) (Sina-gallery)

CRI: New Director Debuts with Two Films

Journalist-turned filmmaker Yan Ran will make his directorial debut with “Sweet Journey” and “Together”

ScreenDaily: Stool Pigeon review 2

A tasty Hong Kong cops and robbers movie marred by a cliched plot and over-melodramatic backstory

The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman poster, opening Mar.17

Ning Hao in guest appearance (Sina)2

Ning Hao’s aptly-named and ill-fated No Man’s Land has seen its release delayed again. Rescheduled for a tentative April release, the film was once again postponed. The film began shooting in May 2009 and originally slated for a December 2009 release. After criticisms from the film review board for having no good characters and too many bad guys, the film has struggled to find approval for its release. Meanwhile, Ning Hao has begun work on a new film for 2011 audiences. (Sina)2

Poster for the thriller Fatal Invitations (Deadly Invitations) based on a best-selling Japanese novel

The film stars Cheung Tat-Ming and opens Mar.4 (Sina)

Poster for Lock Destination, formerly J-10’s Sortie

Huang Yi

Huang Yi costars in the film, a tribute to the 60th anniversary of the mainland’s Air Force (Sina) [3.2.2010]

Dragon Pearl poster

Dragon Pearl is a Chinese-Australian co-production and will be released on Mar. 11

Jordan Chan costars in the archeological action film. Mario Adreacchio directs Sam Neill and Heidi Wang Ji in the leads.  (Sina)(Xinhua)

Cherie Chung appearing in Beijing for jewellry brand Chaumet (Feb.19) (Xinhua)

MSN: Selina Jen’s wedding put on hold indefinitely

MSN; Kristen Jen rumoured to replace Selina Jen in drama

MSN: Kevin Tsai to host Barbie Hsu’s wedding

MSN: Patty Hou confirms April wedding

Italian seeks kung-fu stardom in Shanghai (AFP)

“Shangdown: The Way of the Spur” is an independent kung-fu spaghetti western, and the cowboy is Christian Bachini, a 25-year-old Italian actor who came to Shanghai to become an action star.

October 23, 2009

October 23, 2009

Miriam Yeung, Shawn Yue

Cheung Tat Ming, Shawn Yue

Shooting Pang Ho-Cheung’s new film in Tsim Sha Tsui (Sina.com)

Huang Bo in Radish Warrior/Stubborn Radish

(Sina.com)

CRI: Zhang Yimou Creates Vibrant ‘Tales’

Dazzling pink for the men, and garish green for the women. Chinese director Zhang Yimou only wants gaudy costumes worn in his latest film “Amazing Tales: Three Guns”

Variety: I Come With The Rain review

Storm Warriors slide show (7) (Sina.com)

China Confronts Difficult History in New Domestic Film Premiering at the Chinese American Film Festival in L.A.

Gao Kao 1977 becomes Examination 1977, Exam 1977, for US, Turning Point 1977

TURNING POINT 1977 tells the sympathetic story of young people who struggle to determine their own futures.

Jiang Wenli has double cause for celebration.

Golden Rooster’s Best Actress for And The Spring Comes and

PIFF’s Audience Award for Lan in her directorial debut

(Sina.com)

CRI: New ‘Journey to the West’

House of 72 Tenants Cast Launch Ceremony

Producer, director Eric Tsang,

Anita Yuen and Jacky Cheung play husband and wife

Jacky Cheung (Sina.com)

Bernice Liu

Joyce Cheng reprises her mother’s (Lydia Shum) role

Charmaine Sheh

Linda Chung

Michael Tse Tin Wah

Bosco Wong

Joyce Tang

Lawrence Ng, Raymond Cho Wing-Lam

Eric Tsang

(Xinhua) (Sina.com)

The singer-actor produces, directs and acts the 20-episode Sci-Fi TV series, which is now in post production. (Props, Sina.com)

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

Yasmin Ahmad

  • Touched by her maternal glow
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  • Tears and tribute

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