HKMDB Daily News

February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

CF: Poster of “Dangerous Liaisons” Released at BIFF

Zhang Ziyi, Cecilia Cheung Jang Dong-gun costar

CF: Interview: Restoring “The Monkey King”(FBA)

CF: “Nightfall” to Hit Mainland Silver Screens on Mar. 15

Starring award-winning actors Simon Yam and Nick Cheung, the film weaves violence, suspense, and true love tightly together. In the film, the crazy cop (portrayed by Yam) tracks down the newly-released prisoner (portrayed by Cheung), who wants to seek revenge.

FBA: My Way review

Unengaging, nationalist war epic, devoid of genuine emotion or real characters


CRI: Cast Members Promote Movie “LOVE” in Beijing

Zhao Wei, Shu Qi

Shu Qi

(Sina)2

Lin Chi-ling plays a mysterious woman in “Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains”, now shooting in Beijing. Photos taken during a media set visit at a hospital garage dressed as a nightclub. Andy Lau drives an Audi R8 for the scene. (Feb.11)

Andy Lu (Netease)(Sina)2More

At recent appearance in Chengdu, Lin Chi-ling’s face appeared swollen leading to the usual speculations about plastic surgery. Lin blamed it on eating too many snacks and spicy Sichuan food.

(Sohu)(Sina)

Connie Chan promoting Hong Kong Film Archives “100 Must See Hong Films” in Yau Ma Tai’s Broadway Cinematheque

(Sina)2

February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

CNN: Hong Kong newspaper ad rails against Chinese ‘invasion’

The advertisement in the Apple Daily asks if Hong Kongers approve of spending HK$1,000,000 (US$128,925) every 18 minutes to take care of children borne by mainland parents and declares that “Hong Kong people have had enough!”

“Repeat, I Love You” poster features Angela Chang

Cecilia Cheung, Kwon Sang-Woo in a romantic dance

Jing Tian, Jing Boran, Ng Man-Tat and Tien Niu are also in the cast (Sina)2

CF: ”Dragon Inn” to Return to the Silver Screen

Wu [Ng See-Yuen] revealed that the original story line will remain unaltered but the picture and sound quality will be upgraded with the help of the latest technology. The movie has been dubbed with mandarin dialogue and will only be screened on the Chinese Mainland for the time being.

Brigitte Lin

Maggie Cheung

Tony Leung Ka-Fai (Sina)

CF: Box Office in Third Week 2012

The two local blockbusters of 2011″The Flowers of War” and “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate”are both set to meet their endings. These two earned $0.58 million and $0.76 million respectively in this week and expected to suck in $600 million and $550 million respectively as final scores.

Connie Chan will give 10 performances Apr.18-27 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Connie Chan Po-Chu (r) and Jiang Wen-duan will perform “Dream of the Red Mansions” in April to promote the development of Cantonese opera. (Sina)2

(Jan. 31) Josephine Siao confirmed that Benny Chan has made a contribution to the End Child Sex Abuse Foundation. Out of respect, she said she would not reveal the amount.

A scary scarf

Proof that the foundation needs contributions! (Sina)23

Anthony Wong returned home to Hong Kong from the mainland to visit his 80 year-old mother in the hospital.  She recently suffered a stroke.

(Sina)2

Karen Mok on cover of Prestige (Sina)

TaipeiTimes: Enno Cheng CD review (for Dave!)

As an artist, Cheng impresses not for her pristine, immaculate delivery, but rather for how natural and effortless she is able to make these songs sound.

MSN: Michael Hui’s celebrity dream

God is a woman, according to Anita Mui

CNA: Fala Chen returns to work after month-long hiatus

Fala Chen, who had been on hiatus since late November to recover from partial facial paralysis caused by problems with her nerves, revealed that her condition has improved and that she has gone back to work, reported Hong Kong media.

March 7, 2011

March 7, 2011

THR: Bona Posts 2010 Revenue Gain But Net Loss

The completion of one of those projects, Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmasters, starring actress Zhang Ziyi (Memoirs of a Geisha), has been delayed until the fourth quarter.

Addressing queries about another delayed pictureMulan, Bona’s planned English-language international co-production of the story of China’s most famous woman warrior, Bona CFOMason Xu told The Hollywood Reporter: “Yu Dong our CEO is now talking with potential investors both from China and overseas.”…the project’s finance fell apart just before Mulan was due to go into production outside Shanghai last fall, members of the production team told The Hollywood Reporter on condition of anonymity. One described how they had been asked to gather at Hengdian Studios then all been sent home.

Life is a Miracle posters - Zhang Ziyi

Aaron Kwok

People’sDaily: Chinese director Zhang Yimou appeals for sterner action against film piracy

Zhang Yimou, submitted a proposal to the ongoing annual session of the National Committee of CPPCC, together with other five members, including Zhang Huijun, president of Beijing Film Academy, and other famed directors Feng Xiaogang, Yin Li, Feng Xiaoning and Chen Guoxing.

FBA: SARFT considers new product placement rules

FBA: My Own Swordsman review (8/10)

Even more notably, the movie has some of the liveliest and best-staged action-comedy seen so far in a Mainland movie without any offshore help: the finale in the booby-trapped inn is the equal of anything in a similar Hong Kong movie.

Donnie Yen: Bruce Lee is still my idol

HKTopTen: Connie Chan’s Digitally Restored Youth

Alas, the 1966 film is incomplete.

S.F. International Asian-American Film Fest caps

Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words

Almost Perfect with Kelly Hu and Edison Chen

Edison Chen, a fine young talent, has been effectively banned from Hong Kong films because of a nude photo scandal; their loss is our gain, at least for this feel-good indie film.

HK Film Archive’s “Morning Matinee” to feature Cantonese and Mandarin films in April

In April the Hong Kong Film Archive’s (HKFA) “Morning Matinee” will screen four Cantonese and one Mandarin film starring renowned Cantonese opera stars Yam Kim-fai, Fong Yim-fun, Sun Ma Si-tsang, Lam Kar-sing and film idols Connie Chan Po-chu, Josephine Siao Fong-fong, Patsy Kar Ling and Helen Ma.

Kiwi-Asian marriage in film-making

My Wedding and Other Secrets is a romantic comedy telling a classic tale of forbidden love between a Chinese girl and a Kiwi boy.

The film is based on Liang’s own romance, which was also the subject of a 2005 documentary called Banana in a Nutshell. The storyline attracted acclaimed Chinese actors, Cheng Pei Pei and Kenneth Tsang to take key roles in the production

According to this report of Faye Wong’s first Hong Kong concert, Faye sang mainly in Cantonese, but also in Mandarin and English. As is typical, Faye spoke very little to the audience, not until 35 minutes into the first night’s concert, she uttered only a brief ‘Hello’ and ‘Thank you’. Later, when singing a cover of an Eason Chan song, Faye said a few more ‘Thank yous’ in both Cantonese and Mandarin. (Xinhua-gallery)

Director Yan Ran held a joint press conference as he has two film releases to promote, Together and Sweet Journey. Both films are scheduled to be released on the 8th of this month.

Ni Dahong, Daniel Chan (Chen Xiaodong), Yan Ran

Li Feier - Together

Zhang Hanyu - Sweet Journey (lit. Under the Clouds) opens March 8.

Zhang Hanyu plays a tragic thief (Sina)23

Xu Jiao attending junior high school

Xu Jiao is being sent to school in Taipei to prepare for her unconfirmed upcoming role in Tom Lin Shuyu’s Star. Among the goals are to not delay her studies, to experience life in Taiwan, and to change her Mainland accent. Shooting for Star is set to begin in early April. (Sina)

Huang Yi - Sky Fighters

Huang Yi

Li Guangjie

Sky Fighters held a grand premiere ceremony at the Tianjin Air Force Base on the 5th. Coproduced by the August 1st Film Company (the PLA-backed film studio) the event included a flight demonstration by Air Force fighter jets. (Sina)2, (Sina-gallery)

FBA: Polyface launched in Taipei

Shu Qi and Carina Lau were among the celebrities in Taiwan to help launch a new entertainment company. The article notes that Shu Qi dressed in a  sexy dresss] while Carina looked like an ordinary white-collar office worker. Lee Hsing, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Andrew Lau, Doze Niu also attended. (Xinhua-gallery) (Sina-slide show)

Shu Qi

Shu Qi and Andrew Lau

Karen Mok promoting Canon cameras

In her favorite color, gold (Xinhua-gallery)

Gao Yuanyuan visits Los Angeles and the Avenue of Stars

(Sina-slide show)

Yao Chen attending Jean-Paul Gaultier show in Paris

(Xinhua-gallery)

MSN: Andy Hui and Sammi Cheng rumoured to wed in August

CNA: Sammi Cheng reunites with Andy Hui

CNA: Charmaine Sheh says money’s not the issue in TVB departure

CNA: HK’s Sonija Kwok moves wedding date to prove a point

Trailer for The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman, opening day and date around the world, Mar.18

January 28, 2011

January 28, 2011

CRI: Fan Bingbing Likely to Land Role in Co-Production (First Love)

Set in 1950 near the China-Vietnam border, the story centers on the romance between a French soldier and a Chinese girl that ends up in tragedy.

HK Film Archive’s newly restored treasure “Colourful Youth” to be screened at HK Cultural Centre

“Colourful Youth” (1966), the only “contemporary” film starring Connie Chan Po-chu and Josephine Siao Fong-fong, was a huge hit on its first release and re-releases in the 1960s. As part of its 10th anniversary celebration activities, the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) will screen the restored song-and-dance classic at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre next month.

CRI: Gong Li and Andy Lau Promote New Movie in Beijing

“What Women Want” is a remake of the Hollywood box office hit of the same title. The story is about an advertising agency manager who suddenly finds he can read women’s minds.

CRI: Eric Tsang Presents New Year Film ‘I Love Hong Kong’ on Jan. 31

The story centers on a family of three members, starring Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Sandra Ng and Aarif Lee. Due to financial difficulties, they must move back to public housing, where the city’s lower-income people inhabit. They have some unhappy experiences with neighbors at the beginning; however they are gradually moved by them after living in there for some time.

Aarif Lee, Fala Chen - I Love Hong Kong

Bosco Wong, Wong Cho-Lam

(Sina)

Chapman To and Lynn Hung (Lynn Xiong) settle differences in All’s Well Ends Well 2011

(Sina)

Ning invited people like Hong Kong’s Jim Chim - a veteran theater and film actor and stand-up comedian - to be one of the trainers. His teaching involves a lot of games that call for much imagination and improvisation.

The students may join the cast of Ning’s next film, a period comedy, which filming will begin in March. [Meanwhile, his film No Man's Land is still in limbo with state censors for over a year now.]

The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival has announced the results of its survey of the “100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films”.

Mr. and Mrs. Incredible Guangzhou premiere

(Sina-gallery)

Qin Lan plays a surrogate mother

To Alex Fong Chung-Sun’s baby’s daddy in Mu Yu (lit. Mother Tongue)

Wu Ma plays Alex’s father

Mu Yu is directed by Yu Zhong (Roots and Branches, Far From Home) (Sina)

Separately, Yao and her husband Ling Xiaosu issued a statement on sina.com.cn Friday to announce the end of their seven-year marriage.

Happier times (Xinhua)

China White Rabbit sweets hop into Lunar New Year

Zhao Wei

One pill makes you larger / And one pill makes you small / And the ones that mother gives you / Don’t do anything at all.

MSN: Eric Tsang’s father cremated in Taiwan

MSN: Barbie Hsu rumoured to hold wedding dinner tomorrow

MSN: Selina Jen has five endorsement invitations

The singer is expected to make her comeback with either a fruit juice or a slimming programme commercial in June, while other endorsements would be subjected to the state of her physical health.

THR: ‘Joy Luck Club’ Producers See Movie Promise in Tiger Mom Controversy

Amy Chua’s memoir on parenting has captured the nation’s attention, but can ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’ recreate the movie success of the 1989 film?

January 3, 2011

January 3, 2011

HK Film Archive celebrates 10th anniversary with “The Best From the Archive Collection”

Twenty-five film classics that are documents of their times as well as timeless works of art will be shown in “The Best From the Archive Collection” to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the HKFA.

Home of China’s “Bigfoot” plans to shoot Avatar-like 3D film on the elusive beast

FBA: Let the Bullets Fly (8/10)

A richly entertaining Oriental Western anchored by a well-honed, ironic script and terrific performances.

After 17 days, Let the Bullets Fly breaks 500 million yuan at the box office.

Liao Fan, Jiang Wen, Shao Bing, Zhang Mo (Xinhua)

Beautifully shot biopic of Lee’s early life in ’50s Hong Kong is more charming than dramatic.

Two Taiwan version posters for Chen Yen-Ping’s (Treasure Hunter) martial arts comedy Just Call Me Nobody

Eric Tsang, Kelly Lin are among the cast that includes spoofs of Wong Kar-Wai’s 2046, Wanted, The Terminator, Star Wars and the novels of Jin Yong (Louis Cha). (Sina)

Aaron Kwok performs at New Year’s Eve countdown at APM Mall — in shorts

(Sina-slide show) (Xinhua)

Charlene Choi counts down to the new year in TST East

Deep Ng, Charlene, Vincy Chan

The following day, New Year’s Day, Charlene collapsed from exhaustion at Shanghai’s airport while enroute to her next activity. Posting on her Weibo, she said airport staff and colleagues came to her assistance so that she didn’t make a fool of herself.

Twins, later New Year’s Day (Sina) (Xinhua)

HK’s Charlene Choi faints in Shanghai airport

(Jan.1) The same evening, Charlene Choi, Yao Chen, Fahrenheit, Wu Chun, Wang Luo Dan and Han Geng performed in concert at the Shanghai World Expo Centre.

Yao Chen

(Sina-slide show)

Carina Lau and Tony Leung send New Year’s greeting on Weibo (Xinhua)

Faye Wong’s five Hong Kong concerts in March are 93 percent sold out after half a day ticket sales. In addition, Faye has been leaving hints on her Weibo that she is pregnant again. (Sina)

Sandra Ng and George Lam were Andy Lau’s guests at his New Year’s evening concert

Sandra Ng

George Lam (Sina-slide show)

The next evening, January 2, Karen Mok, Connie Chan Po-Chu and her son joined Andy on stage

(Sina-slide show)

Top 10 cover female stars

…the shiniest female cover stars of 2010 according to their cover appearances on the Chinese editions of Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar.

December 7, 2010

December 7, 2010

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CRI: ‘Let the Bullets Fly’ Premieres in Beijing

CRI: Lu Chuan Holds Auditions for Next Female Lead

“King’s Feast” will reprise a banquet in 206 B.C. known in historical books as the Banquet of Hongmen (Hongmen Yan). Xiang Yu, an influential military leader at the time, attempted to murder his rival, Liu Bang, during the banquet. Yuji was Xiang Yu’s concubine.

CRI: ’All’s Well, Ends Well’ Releases Cartoon Trailer

Raymond Wong

Louis Koo

Carina Lau

Cecilia Cheung (Sina)

FBA: My Ex-Wife’s Wedding (跟我的前妻談戀愛) (3/10)

Fluffy Beijing rom-com substitutes frantic technique for emotional substance.

Benny Chan’s martial arts film Shaolin has had its China release date pushed back to 19 Jan 2011 from its previously announced December slot.

(Sina)

Posters for The Kidnap (The Kidnapped) from Golden Harvest

Chapman To

Sun Xing

Sun Xing

Ye Yiqian

Li Fei-Er (Sina)2345

Huang Yi

Huang Yi is in Beijing recording the theme song for The Road Less Travelled. Huang plays a pregnant woman whose husband is killed by a car driven by Louis Koo. She gradually develops feelings for him and causes his break up with girlfriend Karen Mok. The film is directed by Derek Chiu. (Sina)

US embassy cables: China’s next leader reveals taste for Hollywood movies

(Thanks, to Joyce for forwarding me this link!)

The [2007] cable relates a dinner conversation between America’s ambassador to China and Xi Jinping, expected to be the next president when Hu Jintao stands down at the end of his term.

A WWII Hollywood Movie Aficionado

22. (C) The Ambassador also asked Secretary Xi about his recent movie viewing, recalling that Xi had told him in their meeting one year ago that he had recently seen and tremendously enjoyed “Saving Private Ryan.” Had Secretary Xi seen other recent American movies that he had enjoyed? Xi replied that he already owns the “Flags of Our Fathers” DVD, but hopes to view it during the Lunar New Year holidays had gone unfulfilled. He had seen and enjoyed “The Departed.” Xi said he particularly likes Hollywood movies about World War II and hopes Hollywood will continue to make them. Hollywood makes those movies well, and such Hollywood movies are grand and truthful. Americans have a clear outlook on values and clearly demarcate between good and evil. In American movies, good usually prevails. In contrast, “Curse of the Golden Flower,” a recently popular Chinese movie directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li (she of “Miami Vice” movie stardom) had been confusing to Xi. Some Chinese moviemakers neglect values they should promote.

23. (C) America is a powerful nation in terms of culture because Americans say what they should say, Xi elaborated. Too many Chinese moviemakers cater to foreigners’ interests or preconceptions, sometimes vulgarly so. He criticized Zhang Yimou by name as well as the kungfu action movie genre. “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “Wu Ji” [The Promise] and imperial palace intrigues — all are the same, talking about bad things in imperial palaces. Most are not nominated for Oscars or other awards, so to some extent it can be said that such movies are not worth very much. The Ambassador noted that a Chinese film about HIV/AIDS orphans had just garnered the Oscar for best short documentary [Ruby Yang's The Blood of Yingzhou District]. Xi expressed awareness of the movie, noting that the director is a female overseas Chinese (but Xi never said whether he had seen that documentary). Xi recalled that a low cost, very good Chinese movie by the director Jia Zhangke had recently won a Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival. Returning to “Flags of Our Fathers,” Xi said he had come to understand that the flag raising on Iwo Jima did not mark the end of the battle. The Japanese were still in holes and caves and the battle continued. He expressed particular admiration for WWII movies set in the Pacific theater of operations and expressed a strong desire to visit Guadalcanal. FBA: China film policy through new eyes

Look for more Li Bingbing in the January issue of Vogue

(Sina)

An odd trio?

Edison Chen, Shu Qi and Connie Chan Po-Chu appear at a fund-raising event for the Hong Kong Leukemia Foundation.

Shu Qi, Connie Chan(Xinhua)

THR: Zhang Ziyi Named Actress of the Decade

Nicholas Tse, at birthday party (1993)

Nicholas Tse

Someone recently posted old photos on Weibo of Nicholas Tse attending a friend’s birthday party. (Xinhua)

Carina Lau, Yang Lan, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

Carina Lau and Yang Lang, a noted TV interviewer and businesswoman

(Dec. 7) Tony Leung took a break from The Grandmasters to join wife Carina Lau in Shanghai for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Tomorrow is Carina’s birthday. (Sina)2

Jackie Chan throws mushy surprise birthday party for son

MSN: Barbie Hsu banks in millions endorsing a soya bean milk franchise

Barbie had been working nonstop this year. The movies she shot previously in China are being released consecutively. She is also currently filming The Kingdom, Giant Looking for Millions and Wei Shi Lu.

July 16, 2010

July 16, 2010

CNNGo: Carl Ng to play Brother Sharp in world’s first internet meme-inspired movie

CRI: “The Fourth Portrait” Nominated at Locarno Film Festival

[11 year-old Bi Xiao-Hai won the Best Actor award at the recent Taipei Film Awards.]

City Under Siege poster and trailer unveiling event

Collin Chou, clown, Benny Chan, Aaron Kwok

In an interview, Aaron denied that the film copied from Batman and Love on a Diet. (Sina - gallery)

Ming Dow

After a successful performance in the film “Monga”, Taiwan pop star, Ming Dow took on a similar character in this upcoming flick, which has lots of fight scenes for him.

CRI: Free “I Wish I Knew” Available in EXPO Garden

Jia Zhangke’s documentary-fiction “I Wish I Knew” now opens to Shanghai EXPO garden visitors for free.

The script for Feng Xiaogang’s If You Are the One 2 has been approved by the SARFT. The film has a new new Chinese title, Don’t Worry(Xinhua)

Producer-actress Qin Hailu’s Steel Guitar/Steel Piano is undergoing post-production in South Korea in preparation for screening at the Venice Film Festival. The film won Most Creative and Most Popular awards at the Shanghai Film Festival. Director-writer Kwak Jae-Yang is most famous for the hit film My Sassy Girl. (Sina)

Midnight Heartbeat hopes to test audience tolerance for ‘domestic terror’ (Sina)

Posters for Death and Glory in Chengde

An Yi-Xuan

Ray Lui

Yuan Wenkang

Ray Lui - Death and Glory in Chengde

The film is about an epic 1943 battle where a division of 8000 KMT soldiers fought against 30,000 Japanese troops. After fighting for 16 days only 200 had survived.

Ray Lui appears in the film directed by Shen Dong which opens Aug.19. (Sina)23

High Schoo Musical - Zhang Jun-Ning (c)

Zhang Jun-Ning

Yuan Cheng-Jie, Zhang Jun-Ning, Liu Yan-Chan (Sina)

Karen Mok appeared in Beijing during a media set visit with bruised forehead from an auto accident while filming ‘Gravity’ with Leon Dai.

Karen Mok, Leon Dai

Gravity is directed by Zhao Tianyu (Lost, Indulgence, Delicacies…Poison) and will also feature Zhang Jingchu, Guo Tao, Wen Zhang, Bai Bai He with a 2011 release planned. (Xinhua)(Sina)

Betty Sun Li (Just Another Pandora’s Box, Lost Bladesman) appearing for luggage brand Samsonite. She’s expected to star in Gordon Chan’s Painted Skin 2. (Xinhua)

Charlene Choi (file photo)

Choi’s manager, Mani Fok, explained that Choi had been travelling a lot lately and simply over-exerted herself, adding that she has since received treatment at a hospital and has returned home Thusday morning.

“Charlene fainted after over-exerting herself, so she could not attend the Shanghai event. However, she is not taking sick leave and will return to work today (Friday) to shoot a commercial.

“I have been ill lately and have been constantly taking medicine. However, I couldn’t handle the large quantity of medication. Today, I was supposed to turn up for the ‘Angels on the Road’ publicity event in Shanghai. But before I left, my stomach felt very uncomfortable.” (Xinhua)(Sina)

Connie Chan brings her Hong Kong opera show to The Venetian in Macau

Nam Fung, Connie Chan Po-Chu, Chan Wing-Yee

Nam Fung and Chan Wing-Yee will be performing for 14 months at the hotel. (Sina)

Aaron Kwok and Nissan GTR spotted in Happy Valley

Caption: Fashionably dressed Aaron Kwok with sports car, branded coffee captures hearts of foreign babes (Xinhua)

Anita Mui’s brother Mui Kei-Ming and mother Tam Mei Mui

Mui’s mother filed another appeal in court concerning Anita Mui’s estate. She said she would continue to appeal regardless of the court’s rulings against her. (Xinhua)

Isabella Leong

Early pictures of Isabella Leong accompany story of her recent birth of twin boys. (Xinhua)

(July 9) Rosamund Kwan and Taiwan electronics chairman Chen Taiming spotted in Paris

No more news on TB Chris (Xinhua)

Angelababy appearing for Adidas’ NeoLabel (Sina)

March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010

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Dream Home will open Udine’s Far East Festival Apr.23 and compete at the Tribeca Film Festival

Directed by Pang Ho-Cheung, produced by and starring Josie Ho.

(Sina)

CRI: Tang Wei and Ivy Ho Give Exclusive Interview about Film Project

CRI: ‘Ip Man 2′ to Raise Curtain for Students’ Festival

 The 17th Beijing College Student Film Festival, which is to kick off the mainland’s 2010 film awards season on April 7, will open with Hong Kong action film “Ip Man 2″, Sina.com.cn reports.

The movie, the second installment in a biopic series about Bruce Lee’s mentor, Yip Man, will premiere after the film festival’s opening ceremony. It will be the only screening of the film before it rolls out in mainland theaters on April 29.

The annual Beijing College Student Film Festival acts as a barometer of how films are received among college students, who now make up an indispensable part of China’s movie audience.

Lam Suet, Lavina

Model Lavina Chung appearing in a MV for actor/singer Tommy Yuen Man-On

Tommy Yuen Man-On, Lam Suet, MC Jin

 

The star, who took to the catwalk at a fashion show in Taiwan on Wednesday, revealed that he will start recording his new album at the end of the month. 

The album will not focus too much on love songs but rather his thoughts and feelings over the past few years, he said. 

Apart from a new album, Chen, 29, also has a film project lined up. 

He told reporters he will co-produce a movie with an American production company at the end of the year.

 

Karena Lam 

Karena Lam shared the catwalk with Donnie Yen’s daughter, Jasmine

Jasmine

 

Wang Yuanyuan and Wang SiSi 

(Donnie’s sister-in-law and wife)

(Xinhua)

Faye Wong

 

 

With her stylist

 

 

Connie Chan

Faye Wong was in Hong Kong to shoot posters for her upcoming concert. Reporters followed Faye shopping in various shops in Central, Hong Kong. Upon going into Harvey Nichol’s (an upscale department store), they ran into a startled Connie Chan who quickly left by car! (Sina), (2) (Xinhua)

February 26, 2010

February 26, 2010

Restored treasure “Confucius” on screen during International Film Festival

Screenings of director Fei Mu’s lost classic, “Confucius”, in its initial phase of restoration last year met with overwhelming response. The film in its second phase of restoration will be unveiled in the 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) together with other works of the great director, including the masterpiece “Spring in a Small Town”. As a contribution to the HKIFF, the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) has organised a retrospective “Fei Mu, Film Poet” to showcase the work of one of the greatest filmmakers of Chinese cinema. (Original article, NYTimes)

CRI: “Little Big Soldier” Makes Over 100 Million Yuan at Box Office

Review: ‘Little Big Soldier’ Innovative for Chan

Chan’s new movie also shows that it’s possible to be creative within the often-soulless genre of the big-budget Chinese epic that has come to dominate the local industry.

CRI: “Mulan” Nominated in Hong Kong Film Awards

No mere copy: A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop

Sometimes the punchlines were culturally specific and were delivered very quickly. They do not translate well and result in hard-to-catch subtitles. The quick fire comedic exchange between Wang’s staff for instance, left non-Chinese speakers puzzled as the subtitles zoomed by.


Dante Lam’s Fire of Conscience opens Apr.1

Leon Lai plays a hot, violent detective, Richie Ren/Jen a gentle anti-drug cop

(HunanTV)

Jacky Cheung

Crossing Hennessy will be opening film at this year’s HKIFF.

Amphetamine from Taiwan will be the closing film.

(Sina) (HunanTV)

CRI: ‘Hennessy’ to Open HK Int’l Film Festival

Connie Chan and mother, Gung Fan-Hung (Sina)

Gung Fan-Hung (c) with Lydia Shum, Nancy Sit, Connie Chan

Connie Chan’s adoptive mother and mentor Gung Fan-Hung died after suffering chest pains while attending Connie Chan’s concert at Hong Kong Coliseum on the evening of Feb.24. She was 98 years old. In 1953, Gung and her husband Chan Fai-Lung opened the Hong Kong Cantonese Opera Academy and nurtured talent such as Ng Kwan-Lai. (Sina)

Connie Chan performed last night despite her grief. She was greeted with warm applause by fans.

Earlier, Connie told the media, ‘Mommy, since childhood, taught me everyone should play their part and perform their duties.’ (Sina)

Connie Chan held a brief press conference and said she would announce funeral plans after completing work.

(Sina) (2)

New Swordsman from Yuen Wo-Ping featuring Daniel Wu, Zhou Xun, Li Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming? (Xinhua)

Zhou Xun and Huang Xiaoming are also rumored to be leaving Huayi Brothers when their contracts expire to join Peter Lam’s Media Asia. (Xinhua)

HK singer Gigi Leung’s family disapprove of her beau

Cherie Chung

Cherie Chung shot new photo adverts for a collagen center promoting the ’secret of youth’ (!)

(Sina) (15)(Sina) (Xinhua)

Jennifer Tse Ting-Ting’s new slimming advert (Sina)

February 20, 2010

February 20, 2010

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Maggie Q to star as CW’s “Nikita” remake

The pending hire of Maggie Q would mark the highest-profile series role for an Asian actress on a broadcast drama series and the highest-profile CW minority casting in the network’s four-year history.

THR: Jackie Chan says new film 20 years in making

Shoot for 100th movie to last until late 2011

Chinese movies go 3D

Uproar in Heaven, Aftershocks (Tangshan Earthquake) among upcoming titles.

Love in a Puff John Chong, Miriam Yeung, Shawn Yu and Pang Ho-Cheung celebrate New Year together.

(Sina)

Elton Loo (Law Kwan-Chor) performing as Lydia Shum.

Yesterday was the 2nd anniversary of Lydia’s passing. (Sina)

Karen Mok denied rumors of affair with Zhang Yadong (Sina)

Lisa S.

Lisa S. formally announced that she was withdrawing from the modeling industry but she will continue hosting and television work.

Lisa S. is the longtime girlfriend of Daniel Wu. (Xinhua)

Connie Chan (Sina)

Nam Fung and Connie Chan pray for blessings for upcoming series of Cantonese opera concerts at Hong Kong Coliseum. (Sina)

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