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October 30, 2009

October 30, 2009

True Legend

Andy On plays the villain possessed by the devil

Guo Xiaodong first time doing martial arts - grades out an ‘80′

Michelle Yeoh plays a hermit in seclusion living in the mountain

(Sina)

True Legend (Beggar So) HD slides (5) (Sina)

Mulan

Jaycee declined using a stunt double

Latest stills show Zhao Wei and Jaycee Chan fighting (Sina)

Four Marshals

Charlie Young

Duan Yihong, one of the marshals

(Sina)

Xiao Shenyang (Sina)

Zhang Yimou’s Three Guns HD slide show (4) (Sina)

THR: ‘Blood Simple’ remake set for December

CRI: “Ip Man 2″ Shifts Focus to Life

He Ping’s Wheat accused of plagiarising The Robbers/Tang Dynasty Brothers. He Ping was chairman of the jury at the 2007 Shanghai International Film Festival when The Robbers was awarded as having the most market potential. He Ping and director Yang Peng had discussed the script, Bitter Bamboo Grove, at the time. (Sina)

Wang Kuirong in Wang Xiaoshuai’s Mosaic tries to capture old Chongqing (Sina)

Wang Xueqi and Qin Hao also costar (ifeng)

Jackie Chan: The Centurion

The action star celebrates his 100th film

Variety: Blue Mansions (Singapore)

It’s been a long time between drinks for Singapore helmer Glen Goei, whose 1999 debut pic, “Forever Fever,” a contagious local riff on “Saturday Night Fever,” promised to expand the island republic’s filmmaking horizons beyond local comedies and festival navel-gazers.

Though the least “Hong Kong” of the series — with the usual local in-jokes and linguistic wordplay virtually absent — this is the most marketable of the four to date, as well as a timely commentary on the onetime Brit colony’s cultural relationship with the mainland.

Yonfan’s overly self-conscious ‘Prince of Tears’ treats the White Terror period with a glib sentimentality that can best be described as political terror as soap opera

Old Fish (千鈞一髮)

An unusual Chinese police drama, to say the least. A Harbin cop is forced — and able — to defuse a time bomb thanks to his engineering background, only to find that more and more explosives are being planted in the area, and his superiors want him to keep doing the dirty work. Is Dennis Hopper on the loose? Ma Guowei (馬國偉) plays “Old Fish,” the put-upon policeman, in an award-winning turn. Directed by Gao Qunshu (高群書), who co-directed The Message (風聲), which is currently on release.

Plastic City (蕩寇)

A Chinese crook (Anthony Wong, 黃秋生) and his cooler-than-cool adopted Japanese son struggle to keep their enterprise afloat in Sao Paulo, Brazil, when rivals and the authorities turn on them, including a Taiwanese entrepreneur. Critics said the fascinating idea behind the film and its visual distinctiveness were undercut by avoidable technical problems (dubbing, for starters) and a stereotypically art house divergence from coherent narrative — not to mention stylistic lapses that verge on the silly.

Vengeance (復仇)

Johnnie To (杜琪峰) is a Hong Kong director who has kept pumping out solid action flicks over the years. He probably doesn’t have as much international exposure as he should, but this film may help to change that. The lead actor is legendary French singer Johnny Hallyday, who arrives in Macau after his daughter is nearly killed in a triad hit (the rest of her family is wiped out). Hallyday, now a chef, must draw on his unsavory past to accomplish his vengeful mission — but that past is disappearing as an old injury accelerates his amnesia. Co-stars include the formidable Anthony Wong (黃秋生) as a criminal (again) and Simon Yam (任達華) as a triad boss.

Screen Daily: Far East festivals compete for market attention

US and European buyers were scarce at both events. “There were some US companies in Tokyo but they were looking for remake material, not doing acquisitions,” says Tadayuki Okubo of Japanese studio Toei.

October 8, 2009

October 8, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 10:19 am

Season of Good Rain - Jung, Gao show fine chemistry in new film

A Korean businessman encounters a Chinese woman he used to know. He cannot speak Chinese. She doesn’t understand Korean, either. The only common language they share is English. Remarkably, not much gets lost in translation, an intriguing feat that underscores the strength of director Hur Jin-ho’s latest film, “A Good Rain Knows.”


Gillian Chung making comeback in new movie

To prep herself for the return, Ah Jiao has been taking various martial arts and drama classes from the famous Chen Ruoyi.

In full support of her comeback, her entertainment company Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) decided to invest money in an upcoming film for her. They have also successfully engaged Chapman To to help recreate a new image for Ah Jiao in her new movie, Former.

Known for her ladylike image in Hong Kong, popular actress Vivian Chow will be making her return to the silver screen and is slated to start production for her upcoming movie next month. Apart from acting as a lesbian lover of fellow Hong Kong actress, Sandra Ng, the pair will also share a hot onscreen kiss together…

Edison Chen to make Hollywood comeback

More than a year after the eruption of his online sex photo scandal, Hong Kong actor-singer Edison Chen will finally make his comeback, ever since he announced that he would be resigning indefinitely from showbiz and went into seclusion overseas. Under the support and encouragement of his boss in MediaAsia , Edison will make his first comeback in a Hollywood movie, Almost Perfect…

Chat, hug… Asian disaster movie-style

I’m no party pooper; I didn’t flush the toilet. That bye-bye scenario is according to Haeundae: The Deadly Tsunami…

A sorry wave of affairs

City of Life and Death: Of cowardice and bravery

Golden Horse: Hong Kong film dreaming of glory at Chinese ‘Oscars’

Huang Jianxin to head APSA jury

Huang Jiangxin, co-director of currently dominant Chinese movie “The Founding a Republic,” will head the international jury for the upcoming Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Stars at Louis Vuitton Show - Gong Li

September 27, 2009

September 27, 2009

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China’s ‘City of Life and Death’ wins San Sebastian film prize

Hollywood Reporter:’Life and Death’ tops San Sebastian fest

The San Sebastian awards were announced just hours after the People’s Republic of China passed over Lu’s film in favor of Chen Kaige’s opera biopic “Forever Enthralled” as its pick for the foreign-language Oscar.

City Of Life And Death pulls off shock Golden Shell win at San Sebastian

Lu Chuan’s City Of Life And Death, which chronicles the Japanese soldiers’ massacre of the Chinese in Nanking, also picked up the best cinematography award.

Variety: ‘City of Life and Death’ scoops up the Golden Shell

Lu Chuan, Qin Lan

Best Film, Best Cinematography

Award ceremony (Sina.com)

September 19, 2009

City of Life and Death (Screen Daily review)

Filed under: Reprints — Tags: — dleedlee @ 10:04 am

City Of Life And Death (Nanjing, Nanjing)
Dir. Lu Chuan. China. 2009. 135mins.

In Kekexili: Mountain Patrol, Lu Chuan and cinematographer Cao Yu turned the barren tundra of the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau into something poetic, even when strewn with hundreds of poached antelope carcasses. Here, the team achieves equally lyrical, if much more harrowing, results with a far more forbidding backdrop: the destroyed wartime Chinese capital of Nanking, in which the corpses of executed Chinese soldiers and civilians fill the widescreen frame.

This hit a commercial seam on release in China earlier this year, and should also become a festival favorite and an arthouse draw in international markets, even without berths in Cannes or Venice: a foreign language Oscar nomination would also help.

The Japanese army needed only four days in December 1937 to conquer the city of Nangking and violate basic rules of war and treatment of noncombatants. Too little attention has been given outside China to the horrors of the Nanking invasion, and Lu Chuan wants the story to be clear to foreigners (it has also been addressed this year in Germany’s John Rabe).

Postcards, in English, clarify the sequence of events, and a recurring cute child Chinese soldier provides additional continuity. In case spectators have become immune to feelings of revulsion at atrocities committed in movies, Lu makes identification easier by rounding out several characters on both sides of the fighting.

Handsome resistance fighter Lu Jianxiong (Liu Ye) and stunning Safety Zone leader Miss Jiang (Yuanyuan) are heroic archetypes, and Japanese commander Ida (Kohata) the expected incarnation of cruelty, but the more inviting characters are the reformed collaborator Mr. Tang (Wei) and the reborn prostitute Xiao Jiang (Yiyan).

The main focus, however, and the viewer’s moral compass is Kadokawa (Nakaizumi), a naive Japanese soldier who is repelled at what he witnesses but is too much a creature of nationalistic discipline to intervene.

The look of this gorgeous black-and-white, mostly handheld, labour of love (Lu Chuan studied in Nanking and researched the subject for four years) is a daring, mostly successful, fusion of neorealism -Hao Yi’s sets of destroyed facades and inert spaces recall the Rossellini of Germany Year Zero - with self-conscious stylisation, like the symmetrical shots of the vast church interior which houses mostly displaced women.

The director also makes some striking formal choices for a war film. An extended close-up of a relentlessly firing Japanese machine gun instead of the conventional shots of victims being massacred works well. Too mannered, however, is a nearly abstract scene of hands in the air, rather than the usual view of full upper torsos, when 100 females must volunteer to be “comfort women” for the enemy in order to save others in the so-called Nanking Safety Zone.

The most unforgettable stylized portion is the eerie militaristic dance performed by Japanese soldiers accompanied by shirtless men overhead pounding on huge drums during an outdoor, Triumph of the Will-style victory celebration.

Liu Tong’s musical score is exceptional. It ranges from lightly melodramatic piano and reed instruments to drums so thundering that the intermittent silences, like the empty parcels of land outside the tense city, are loaded with significance.

Production companies
Media Asia Films Ltd.
Beijing Film Studio
CFGC
Stellar Megamedia
Jiang Su Broadcasting
Shanghai Bailiang Investment

International sales
Media Asia
+ 852 2314 4288

Producers
Han Sanping
Qin Hong
Zhou Li
John Chong
Andy Zhang

Screenplay
Lu Chuan

Cinematography
Cao Yu

Editor
Teng Yun

Production design
Hao Yi
Lin Chaoxiang

Music
Liu Tong

Main cast
Liu Ye
Gao Yuanyuan
Hideo Nakaizumi
Fan Wei
Jiang Yiyan
Ryu Kohata
http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/toronto/special-presentations/city-of-life-and-death-nanjing-nanjing/5005571.article

August 17, 2009

August 17, 2009

Hu Jun
CCTV: Sci-fi film Kungfu Cyborg hit big screen

AAIFF 2009: Overview
This year’s New York Asian American International Film Festival included films such as Hong Kong’s Pastry, China’s Li Tong, and the Philippines’ Hubad.

APA Top Ten: Jay Chou Martial Arts Moments

Michael Tse
Laughing Gor to donate next Wednesday’s box office to Morakot diaster relief

Action star Jet Li helps Taiwan typhoon relief
Asian stars rally together for a good cause

National Geographic Entertainment picks up ‘City of Life and Death’
National Geographic picks up ‘Life & Death’
North American rights secured for Chinese epic

Screen Daily: She, A Chinese
Hollywood Reporter: She, a Chinese
Bottom Line: Intriguing tale of a young Chinese woman making her way to the U.K. falls a bit flat.
Variety: She, a Chinese
Xiaolu Guo’s She, A Chinese takes Locarno’s Golden Leopard
‘She’ wins Golden Leopard at Locarno

Taipei Times: A life worth living
Leon Dai’s second feature, ‘No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti,’ having won four prizes at this year’s Taipei Film Festival, including best film, best actor and best supporting actor, has been selected to compete in next year’s Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar category

Variety Review - Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai

Taipei Times: Baseball Boys - More about the boys than the game
Shen Ko-shang and Liao Ching-yao’s documentary about young baseball players is told in poetic fragments, unencumbered by commentary from its directors

Zhang Ziyi, Chen Kaige Get Nod for Film Honors

Taipei Times: Pop Stop
Zhang Ziyi and Fan Bingbing feuding?
‘Sophie’ a highlight reel for Zhang
“Sophie’s Revenge” is not really a film. It is a collection of montages designed to place Zhang Ziyi’s assets on display adorning a variety of fashionable clothes while showcasing her acting chops in situational comedy.
Would you like to see Zhang Ziyi in a comedy?
Zhang ZiyiOh yes, please notice my engagement ring
Zhang Ziyi acting silly in Chengdu while promoting Sophie’s Revenge

Displays ‘pigeon egg’ diamonds

Former Hong Kong actress Bobo Chan engaged

A-mei grieves for relatives

Is Ultraman Chinese?

The Toppled Shanghai Building

May 27, 2009

May 27, 2009

Lin Chi-Ling
Liu Keng-Hung
Ci Ling/Treasure Hunter photo gallery

Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung

Vanness Wu
Kungfu Chef opens June 12

Costars: Fan Siu-Wong, Lam Tze-Chung, Bruce Leung

Gao Yuanyuan
Lu Chuan
City of Life and Death cast returns to Beijing after 18 city tour

Barbie Hsu
Forbidden City Cop: Smart Dog - Louis Koo and Barbie Hsu photo gallery


USA! USA!
Cecilia Cheung?
A healthier Cecilia Cheung lookalike Gong Mi

http://ent.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/2/3/1/260353/1.html

Kelly Chen, March
Kelly Chen advert shoot - photo gallery

Japan launches digital archive on director Akira Kurosawa

Arclight looks to ‘Future X-Cops’ (formerly Future Cop)
Sci-fi action movie stars Andy Lau

Ruby Yang film captures Chinatown ‘Moment’ - A Moment in Time
Academy Award-winner Ruby Yang has unveiled her latest documentary, about the growth, evolution and eventual demise of five ethnic cinemas in San Francisco’s Chinatown and their role in bridging the gap between China and the United States.
Much of it [the film's budget], Yang said, was spent on licensing rights to archival film clips from outfits such as Celestial Pictures in Hong Kong, which charged up to $8,000 per minute.

Tonight on PBS: A look at Hollywood’s China syndrome

Ziyi Gives Lowdown on Her Landmark Role

Aaron Kwok
Aaron gets Achy-Breaky
Aaron Kwok for Longines

BoC, OMB seize P300M worth of replicating machines
Bootlegging operations moved from Hong Kong to Philappines.
12 containers of optical media manufacturing equipment and materials that arrived in two batches of six forty footers last May 15 and 24 at the Manila International Container Port.

May 16, 2009

City of Life and Death (Variety Review)

Filed under: Reprints — Tags: — dleedlee @ 3:46 pm

City of Life and Death
Nanjing! Nanjing!

(China - Hong Kong) A China Film Group (in China)/Media Asia (in Hong Kong) release of a China Film Group, Stellar MegaMedia, Jiangsu Broadcasting System (China)/Media Asia Films (Hong Kong) production. (International sales: Media Asia, Hong Kong.) Produced by Lu Chuan. Executive producers, Han Sanping, Qin Hong, Zhou Li, John Chong. Directed, written by Lu Chuan.

With: Liu Ye, Gao Yuanyuan, Hideo Nakaizumi, Fan Wei, Jiang Yiyan, Qin Lan, Yuko Miyamoto, Ryu Kohata, John Paisley, Liu Bin, Zhao Yisui, Beverly Peckous, Sam Voutas.
(Mandarin, Japanese, English, Shanghainese dialogue)

By DEREK ELLEY
At times semi-impressionistic, at others gut-wrenchingly up close and personal, Nanjing massacre chronicle “City of Life and Death” lives up to hype and expectations. Third feature by mainland Chinese writer-director Lu Chuan inhabits a strange space between art movie and the mainstream that Lu has made his own with his previous, very different pics (”The Missing Gun,” “Kekexili: Mountain Patrol”) and, despite having been lensed in widescreen black-and-white with an almost clinical detachment, packs emotional punches throughout. Inexplicably turned down by Cannes, pic deserves major fest platforms in Europe and North America to launch its specialty career in the West.

In China, where it opened April 22, “City” has notched up a surprising 150 million yuan (north of $20 million) in its first 2½ weeks alone. Much-laureled German movie “John Rabe,” a more conventional version of the same events, was released a week later and, as in Deutschland, flopped.

Even after more than 70 years, the 1937-38 Nanjing massacre remains an unresolved sore: China has claimed a death toll of around 300,000 and Japan has generally admitted to about half that number and still furnished no official apology. The event has featured in several Chinese-language TV series and movies over the years, but Lu’s film reps the first full-on, non-melodramatic treatment by a Chinese filmmaker.

What’s surprising about “City” is all the things it isn’t. It isn’t a bombastic, nationalistic slice of melodrama; it isn’t wall-papered with emotive music; and it isn’t two-hours-plus of unmitigated grief and wailing.

Only partly because it’s in black-and-white, the pic recalls Central Euro war dramas of the ’50s and ’60s (such as Andrzej Wajda’s “Kanal”), with their powerful mixture of both grit and spiritual emptiness. But underneath the visual trappings, the movie remains deeply Chinese in its emotional underpinnings and relationships.

Lu’s screenplay is more a succession of events centered on a relatively small number of characters — both Chinese and Japanese –than an attempt to tell the complex story of the mass executions and other atrocities committed by Japanese troops. There’s personal bravery but little movie-style heroism, more a general sadness at human behavior during wartime.

Characters are a mix of real personalities — such as Rabe, who helped save many civilians by setting up an international safety zone — and fictional alloys. Main character is not Chinese but a young, conflicted Japanese officer, Kadokawa (Hideo Nakaizumi), who’s a member of a platoon led by the ruthless Ida (Ryu Kohata) and who falls for a shipped-in Japanese “comfort woman,” Yuriko (Yuko Miyamoto).

Balancing them on the Chinese side are a young general, Lu (Liu Ye), who leads a unit in street-to-street fighting, and Tang (Fan Wei), longtime assistant to Rabe (John Paisley), who organizes the safety zone with a young female teacher (Gao Yuanyuan).

As civilians and soldiers are herded into groups and massacred, Tang tries to protect his wife (Qin Lan) and young sister-in-law (Jiang Yiyan). The killings and humiliations continue throughout the winter and up to the official celebration of Nanjing’s conquest by the Japanese troops in March.

Pic’s most powerful moments are the small setpieces: Chinese women volunteering to become comfort women, sparse dialogue exchanges or farewells, or (most cinematically striking of all) the Nipponese troops’ bizarre conquest dance.

Lack of characters’ backgrounding gives the pic a visceral immediacy and makes the historical situation the movie’s real star. The downside, is that, at least initially, it’s difficult to work out Tang’s exact relationships with the women around him.

Fan, known better as a comic in China but arguably even stronger in dramatic roles (”The Parking Attendant in July”), delivers the most powerful screen presence with the least effort, resulting in some genuinely heart-rending scenes in the final reels. Gao (”Shanghai Dreams”) matures more gradually but delivers in the last lap, while Liu, one of the most versatile of China’s younger actors (”Lan Yu,” “The Underdog Knight”), dominates the early going as a gritty soldier whose bravery is tempered by an almost childlike innocence.

On the Japanese side, Nakaizumi is a tad too low-key to fully flesh out the conflicted Kadokawa, and is easily overshadowed by the excellent Kohata as his loony commander.

Monochrome processing would have benefited dramatically from fewer grays and harder blacks and whites, but widescreen lensing (largely handheld) by d.p. Cao Yu is aces amid Hao Yi’s terrific sets (built in northeastern China) of blasted Nanjing buildings. Liu Tong’s soulful, evocative music is sparingly deployed to maximum effect.

Camera (B&W, widescreen), Cao Yu; editor, Teng Yu; music, Liu Tong; production designer, Hao Yi; costume designer, Wang Rong; sound designer (Dolby Digital), Lai Qizhen; assistant director, Li Qining. Reviewed at Cannes Film Festival (market), May 14, 2009. Running time: 133 MIN.

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117940252.html?categoryid=31&cs=1

May 14, 2009

May 14, 2009

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Poster for Peter Chan’s JungKu - The Man From 18th Hell

Dante Lam’s The Flying Guillotines
http://ent.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/2/3/1/250520/1.html
Queen's Road Ripper
Queen’s Road Ripper
The God of Wealth
The God of Wealth
Cinema Popular posters
Peter Chan Brings Demon-Slayer to Life

‘Spring’ has sprung for Lou Ye
Chinese director delivers another controversial pic with Spring Fever

Q&A: Park Chan-wook

Anthony Wong - Sleeveless in Seatte?
Laughing Gor’s Anthony Wong

Louis KooSandra Ng

Forbidden City Cop: Smart Dog - Louis Koo, Sandra Ng

Law Kar-Ying
Forbidden City Cop: Smart Dog - Law Kar-Ying

Shu Qi
Shu Qi - Opening Ceremony at Cannes




Cannes judging panel press conference


Cannes Film Festival Opens

Tsai Ming-liang: Ang Lee is my strongest competitor!

Korea Times - ‘Know’: Hong’s Realm of Comic Realism
New in local theaters and currently showing in the out-of-competition section of the Cannes Film Festival is Hong Sang-soo’s latest feature “Like You Know It All.”

Opinion: Ambitious Lu Chuan Succeeds
Since “The city of life and death”, a historical epic movie also known as “Nanking, Nanking,” made its debut on April 23rd, a heated debate provoked by the film has ensued. The most controversial topic is the way Lu Chuan, the movie’s director, represents the massacre of Nanking.

Huang Xiaoming, Zhou XunHuang XiaomingLi Bingbing, Zhang HanyuAlec So
The Message - photo gallery

Wang ZhiwenAlec So
The Message


Simon Yam attending first screening of Ann Hui’s Night and Fog

Zhao Wei
Zhao Wei at 14 Blades press conference

Nic and parents
Cecilia couldn't attend but sent Nic a gift
Nic and Patrick Tse promote new CD and MV


Faye Wong’s new shampoo ad

Faye Wong’s Comeback Ad Released

Gillian was expecting Hello Kitty!
Gillian Chung was a guest on a Sina’s TV program

Vivan Chow, Ni Kuang
Filial daughter Vivian Chow on Mother’s Day with Ni Kuang (father-in-law)

Edison Chen Sex-Pix Thief Gets Prison

Nina Wang eyed the Nobel Peace Prize

China, Hong Kong confirm influenza cases
Passengers flew from Canada, San Francisco

May 11, 2009

May 11, 2009

Who is this?

Bodyguards and Assassins - Leon Lai Ming

http://big5.chinabroadcast.cn/gate/big5/english.cri.cn/6666/2009/05/11/1261s483522.htm

Screen Daily: Thirst

South Korea: Local Films to Shine at Cannes Fest
A total of 10 Korean movies will be shown at the Cannes International Film Festival from May 13-24, marking the highest number of local films ever to be included in the prestigious event’s roster.

Original Be There or Be Square

Ge You and Kelly Lin to star in the sequel/update to Be There or Be Square


Zhang Hanyu
Zhang Hanyu in The Message

Ip Man 2: Sammo Hung will both act and action direct in the sequel. According to Wilson Yip, a very young Bruce Lee (the character) will appear, since the story takes place in the ’50s.

Cui Jian and “Chengdu I Love You”

On the necessity of subtitles
Cannes: Crazy Racer sales agent is unwilling to spend the couple of hundred dollars necessary to subtitle a used print.

Nanking Massacre movie calls for film rating system - City of Life and Death


Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung Support Opera Veteran Hung Sin-Nui

Ann HuiDanny LeeAnthony WongFrancis Ng
Nick Cheung, Esther Kwan (wife)Albert Yeung, Mani Fok


Francis Ng, Lau Ching-Wan, Nick CheungAndrew Lau and wife

Stars gather for dinner to celebrate with Nick Cheung…more photos

Guests include Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Lau Ching-Wan, Anita Yuen, Danny Lee, Wong Jing, Ann Hui, Albert Yeung et al.
http://ent.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/2/1/1/247972/1.html

Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Faye Wong and Other Stars Revisit Sichuan Quake Zone

Faye Wong
http://ent.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/2/1/1/247972/1.html

Charlene Choi will not tolerate two-timing


This article reports that Michelle Reis refuses to get pregnant and give her husband a son. So, instead, husband Julian Hui will pay HK$1M to find a surrogate mother as a negotiated compromise.

Nina Wang case is hair-raising

Nina Wang

Opening salvos fired in battle for Wang fortune

April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009

Zhang Ziyi, Fan Bingbing
Sophie’s Revenge scheduled for August release

Li Yuchun
Bodyguards and Assassins - Li Yuchun

Supergirl sings theme song and plays Simon Yam’s daughter

Zhang Jingchu
Beijing preview of John Rabe -Zhang Jingchu

Yu NanBa Duo, Wang Shuangbo
Ning Hao film currently in production ‘Uninhabited Region’

Zhang Yimou to shoot ‘Amazing Tales — Three Guns’
Pic to be divided into two parts
Sun Honglei, Xiao Shenyang, Wang Xiaohua, Ni Dahong cast

Lu’s ‘City of Life and Death’ draws raves, death threats
Sympathetic portrayal of Japan angers some viewers

Banned Chinese director enters film at Cannes - Spring Fever
Lou Ye endured previous ban with French festival entry
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iU1DMQqYhHgrxEbZBjwxeKGTlq6w
Le Pacte acquires French rights to Spring Fever

Leon Lai
Leon Lai returns to Hong Kong from Shanghai, avoids questions about Jill Vidal

Daniel Wu - A Vase No More

Russell Wong takes his turn behind the camera

ESWN: What Did Jackie Chan Say? (Roland Soong mix)
The Associated Press transcript gives the impression that Jackie Chan was more cogent and articulate than he actually is. The verbatim transcript makes him much less so. For example, he could not even get the dates of the founding of the People’s Republic of China or the beginning of the reforms right at first. You can also watch the video and you don’t even have to understand Chinese to perceive the clipped nature of his speech. Jackie Chan is not in his milieu when it comes to this kind of subject.


Computer technician who leaked Edison Chen sex photos found guilty, faces jail time

Jail set for computer technician over Chen sex photos

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