HKMDB Daily News

March 8, 2012

March 8, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

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THR: Top China Film Executive Touring Hollywood Studios, Meeting With Bruce Willis

Han Sanping, chairman of the powerful China Film Group Corporation, quietly arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday with a delegation from the country.

TaipeiTimes: A Simple Life review

Ann Hui’s latest film explores the subject of old age through one man’s relationship with his servant

CF: ”Repeat I Love You” Poster Unveiled

SGYahoo: Charlene Choi and Ekin Cheng reunite in Australia

Charlene Choi and Hong Kong heartthrob Ekin Cheng will take on roles in the sequel of “My Wife Is 18″, which will be shot in Queensland, Australia

Retro-styled posters of “Crazy Stupid Thief” were released recently

(Sina)

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop

Lin Chi-Ling, Ethan Ruan, Jay Chou

MSN: Carol Chu goes shopping with bodyguards

The heavily pregnant Carol Chu was spotted shopping at North Point Market with her bodyguards

February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

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CRI: Li Bingbing Confirmed to Attend Oscar

Besides Li Bingbing, Chinese actress and singer Laure Shang posted her “Oscar Schedule” on the microblogging site Weibo. She was invited by domestic media outlets to broadcast live from the red carpet.

CF: ”Love in the Buff” Goes into Top Nightclubs

The romantic comedy “Love in the Buff” unveiled a batch of new still photos in the run up to its release on March 30th. Male lead Shawn Yue was featured having fun in the top nightclubs with a group of trendsetters.

CF: Poster for “Joyful Reunion” Out

Huo Siyan tries cooking at Chengdu press conference (Sina)

CF: Sino-U.S. Co-production to Film Tangshan Earthquake Blockbuster

The movie tells the true story of more than 200 prisoners risking their life to save people during the disaster only to spontaneously return to prison afterwards. Following their heroic acts, the prisoners were granted amnesty by the government and were released from prison.

CF: Lineup for Hong Kong Int’l Film Festival(FBA)

Jia Zhangke

Jia Zhangke, posting on his Weibo, wondered if fans would accept it if he cast Takeshi Kitano in his martial arts actioner “In the Qing Dynasty” (aka In the Manchurian Dynasty). During difficult financial times, Kitano invested in three of Jia’s early films, “Platform”, “Unknown Pleasures” and “The World”. (Sina)

Speaking at the Beijing press conference for “Crazy Stupid Thief”, Francis Ng said that he was overwhelmed with multiple roles, not only involved in script writing, casting, editing and design, as well as directing the MV, but he only took a paycheck as actor.

Wang Taili, Teddy Lin (Lian Jin), Ying Er (Liu Ying), Lam Suet, Francis Ng, Peng Bo (Sina)2

(Feb.20) Vivian Hsu and Zhou Dongyu attending Burberry’s Fall and Winter Fashion Week in London.

Vivian Hsu, Zhou Dongyu

Zhou Dongyu

Vivian Hsu (Sina)2

In Milan, Gao Yuanyuan attended a Valentino Flagship shop opening, Gucci Fall/Winter 2012 and below, Max Mara Autumn/Winter 2012

Valentino Flagship store opening (Sina)

February 22, 2012

February 22, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

THR: 10+10 review

Taiwanese shorts anthology is a mixed bag.

CF: Ning Hao’s New Project in Post-production

Ning’s new project has been a closely guarded secret ever since shooting began, an ambitious move from a director who hasn’t seen the big screen in 3 years.

CF:”Scheme With Me” Premieres in Beijing

Richie Jen and guest, actress Zhao Ming

Tengger, Zhao Ming (Sina-slideshow)

“Scheme With Me” character posters

Tengger

Richie Jen

Jiu Kong

Steve Yoo Seung-Jun

Yvonne Yung

Xiong Naijin  (Sina)

“Crazy Stupid Thief” (Chinese title) opens March 1. Shown below, Francis Ng and Ying Er (Liu Ying). Lam Suet, Dong Lifan, Teddy Lin and Peng Bo round out the cast. Two screenings of the film were held at the Harbin Snow and Ice Film Festival earlier this month.

Dong Lifan

Ying Er (Liu Ying)

(Sina-gallery)

CF: Charming Zhou Xun Graces BAZAAR Magazine

A1: Fiona Sit’s betting on new role

In the slapstick comedy Mr and Mrs Gambler, which opens here on Thursday, Sit and rotund funnyman To are Flora and Manfred, a pair of boorish compulsive gamblers who find themselves falling in love with each other after being held captive by loan sharks.

SGYahoo: Gigi’s husband is ok with sex scenes

SGYahoo: Andy Lau for Hong Kong Chief Executive(CNA)

Netizens in a forum have sounded out their hopes for Hong Kong’s multi-talented star Andy Lau to register himself to be in the running for the position of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive.

MSN: Andy Lau to raise daughter in new home

Hong Kong singer Andy Lau is sparing no efforts to ensure the best for his unborn child.

February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

CF: ”New Dragon Inn” (1992) Back to the Big Screen

Compared to the original poster featuring Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, the updated version also features Kung Fu megastar Donnie Yen.

“White Deer Plain” poster (Sina)

White Plain Deer” hits the red carpet in Berlin last night

Kitty Zhang Yuqi, Wang Quan’an

(Sina) (Sina-slideshow)

“White Plain Deer” reception

Sylvia Chang, Shi Nansun

Tsui Hark, Kitty Zhang Yuqi, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Wang Quan’an

Kitty Zhang

“Glory Days” posters unveiled at Berlin International Film Festival

Now in post-production, a summer release is planned (Sina)2

The cast of “Crazy Stupid Thief” in Harbin

Francis Ng, Ying Er

Lam Suet

Peng Bo

Wang Taili, Francis Ng

Starring Eva Huang, Yang Zi and Li Man, the tragic romance film tells of the downfall of a young and beautiful girl, portrayed by Huang, as public opinion turns against her in her small hometown. 

Photos from the Hong Kong premiere of Wong Jing’s “Mr. and Mrs. Gambler” last night.

Fiona Sit, Law Kar-Ying

Chapman To

(Sina-slideshow)

Michael Wong promotes his new “MW” leather brand. Jennifer Tse Ting-ting helps him out.

Both singers share a passionate kiss together on stage, surprising many in the audience

Eason’s wife, Hilary Tsui, and daughter, Real Ting, Miriam Yeung’s husband record the event (Sina)

February 15, 2012

February 15, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

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CF: Huang Bo Proposes to Lin Chiling in “101st Marriage Proposal”

In the film, Huang Bo portrays a man down on his luck who tries his utmost to propose to a young cellist portrayed by Lin Chiling.

CF: ”Flowers of War” Premieres in Berlin

Zhang was accompanied at the event by the cast of his movie, including lead actor Christian Bale, lead actress Ni Ni, supporting actors Zhang Doudou and Tong Dawei, and screenwriters Yan Geling and Liu Heng.

According to the report, four minutes of war scenes were cut prior to the screening in order to meet the demands of foreign audiences. “Foreign audiences want to see an intensive story,” Zhang said, “To meet their interests we altered it so that the story develops faster than the original version.”

CF: Stars at the After Party of “Flowers of War” in Berlin

Chinese netizens were unimpressed with Ni Ni’s first appearance on the red carpet at the Berlin Film Festival. Ni Ni was inexplicably absent from the Golden Globes in the US earlier this year. Zhang Yimou was accompanied at that time with little-known actress Han Xiting.

Ni Ni in Dior

(Sina-slideshow)

Ni Ni in an ill-fitting red dress

Christian Bale, Zhang Yimou, Ni Ni

Zhang Doudou (2r), Tong Dawei (Sina) (Sina-gallery)

CF: Stills of “Joyful Reunion” Released

Poster for “Crazy Stupid Thief” opening March 1

The film is said to be about a group of stupid thieves fighting over a large estate.  According to the film’s website on Sina, the director is Li Kai (”Who Killed Paul the Octopus?”, assistant director on “Crazy Stone”). (Sina)

Stills of Nick Cheung in a fight scene from “Nightfall”

(Sina)

Angelababy and Mark Chao attended the trailer release for “The First Time” in Beijing on Valentine’s Day.

(Sina)

MSN: Cecilia Cheung to cook her way to Nicholas Tse’s heart

SGYahoo: Asian stars’ plastic surgeries!

Recently, rumours of multiple Hong Kong celebrities undergoing the knife for enhanced facial features and physiques have been spreading like wildfire, leaving fans to wonder how many beautiful stars are left untouched and unmodified in the film industry.

February 13, 2012

February 14, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

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CF: New Stills of “White Deer Plain” Out

CF: Love Triangle in “The Second Woman”

Shu Qi, Shawn Yue

Chen Shu (Sina)2

CF: Andy Lau, Deannie Yip Promote “A Simple Life” on the Mainland

CRI: Actor Zhang Mo Released

Zhang was caught using drugs on January 30. According to related regulations, Zhang’s detention period should last for 13 days. Rumors on the Internet claiming that Zhang Mo had been released early were inaccurate.

Stills from “Crazy Stupid Thief” (Chinese title). The film was reportedly well received by the audience at its premiere at the Harbin Ice and Snow Film Festival on the 12th. The general release is scheduled for March 1.

Peng Bo, Francis Ng, Ying Er

Francis Ng, Lam Suet

Peng Bo, Francis Ng

Francis Ng

Insane Clown Posse? (Sina) (Sina-slideshow)

Huang Bo and Lin Chi-Ling will have the leads in a new Leste Chen film (Chinese title, “101 Proposals”) targeted for a 2013 Valentine’s Day release. The story is an adaptation of a Japanese TV drama.

Huang Bo, Lin Chi-Ling

MSN: Vicki Zhao and Shu Qi reunite after 10 years

MSN: Nicholas Tse stayed over at Cecilia Cheung’s home

Just under a year after they split, Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung are showing signs of a possible reconciliation.

MSN: Did Hannah Quinlivan undergo plastic surgery?

Young Hannah with mother and father

Hannah (left) at a recent ski trip in South Korea (Sina)

February 10, 2012

February 10, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

FBA: Love review

Good-looking, multi-character Valentine’s Day movie, stronger in parts than as a whole.

Shu Qi at the Taipei premiere of “Love” last night

Amber Kuo, Shu Qi, Wang Zhonglei

Eddie Peng, Ivy Chen

(Sina)

A superstar and his erstwhile fan develop a high-concept romance when thrown together in an inn two-and-a-half miles above sea level in Johnnie To’s gorgeous-looking escapist meller “Romancing in Thin Air.”

Feng Xiaogang is undergoing some personal crisis and is contemplating quitting filmmaking according to posts on his Weibo. Feng’s film “If You Are the One 2″ accounted for a third of Huayi Brothers revenues last year. The stock price of Huayi Brothers has dropped 11 pct since Feng’s comment five days ago. The post led to over ten thousand comments from netizens. Feng later backtracked and responded with thanks for their concern and he said that he would repsect  his contract with Huayi and complete “Remembering 1942″(Sina)2

Stills from “Crazy Stupid Thief” which premieres Sunday at the opening of the  Harbin Ice and Snow Film Festival.

Wang Taili (of Chopstick Brothers), Lin Jian (Lin Wai-kin)

Lam Suet, Ying Er, Francis Ng

Francis Ng, Ying Er

Ying Er, Francis Ng, Peng Bo

(Sina)23

The trio [of films] will be given a splashy launch at next month’s Hong Kong FilMart.

CRI: Berlin Int’l Film Festival Raises Curtain

Chinese director Wang Quan’an will present his latest film “White Deer Plain” in the main competition, vying for the top award for the third time, after his winning a Gold Bear in 2007 and a Sliver Bear in 2010.

Wang’s movie, which is more than three hours long, depicts twists and turns of two major families in a village of Shanxi Province over half a century before 1949, based on a controversial and prize-winning eponymous novel by Chinese outstanding writer Chen Zhongshi.

CF: Film Clip of “White Deer Plain” Out

Musical clip

The Hong Kong singer reportedly changed his number tag used at the Standard Chartered Marathon last weekend

Jeremy Lin planking (Deadspin)

Now we’ll see if Jeremy Lin is for real!

Lakers-Knicks tonight

“I don’t know anything about him,” Kobe Bryant added. “I honestly have no idea what you guys are talking about. I’ve heard about him, but I have never seen him. I will watch some tape though. I can tell you that.”

Jeremy Lin getting overwhelmed

‘On the Court It’s Just Basketball’

Lin and his family have gotten a kick out of all the nicknames people are coming up with for him. There’s the most popular Linsanity, but also Linsane, Linning, Jeremy “My Shot is Fall” Lin, Super Lintendo, among others.

February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

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FBA: Bullets still flying at HK Film Awards

Bullets’ 13 nominations is only just ahead of Flying Swords, which boasts 12 nominations. In third place, with 11 nominations, is Peter Chan’s Wu Xia

CF: Mainland Box Office Chart in the 5th Week

Wong Jing’s workplace romantic comedy “Marry a Perfect Man” opens in Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia simultaneously on March 16.

Ronald Cheng, Gigi Leung

Xie Na, Chapman To

Gong Xinliang, Chapman To, Meng Yao

(Sina)23

More Crazy: Francis Ng directed the promotional MV for the upcoming “Crazy Stupid Thief” (Chinese title). The film opens March 1. Lam Suet, Francis Ng, Teddy Lin Wai-Kin and mainland comedians costar. The film comes from the creative team behind “Crazy Stone” and “Crazy Racer” but little details have been revealed about the film. The MV has been pulled from YouTube (why?) but it can be seen here (Video), or below.

Ying Er

Ying Er

From film’s weibo site

Poster markets film as 3rd in the “Crazy” series

Peng Bo, Francis Ng (Sina)23

CF: Huang Xiaoming Portrays Men’s Style on Elle Men Magazine

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop

Nicholas Tse, Jay Chou, Edison Chen, Jackie Chan

MSN: Are Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy married?

A photo of what seemed like the celebrity couple’s marriage certificate was leaked yesterday

MSN: Officer punished because of Ethan Ruan

A1: Taiwan’s military punishes two trainers for taking pictures with celebrity recruit

MSN: Vivian Chow’s childhood photos unveiled

Netizens complimented the Hong Kong actress, calling her the “goddess who doesn’t age”

Vivian Chow

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