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August 25, 2010

August 25, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — dleedlee @ 12:34 pm

CRI: Art-House Film ‘Death Dowry’ Set for Sept. 29 Release

“Death Dowry” starring actress Tao Hong will open in local cinemas on September 29.

CRI: Karena Lam’s Image in “Don Quixote” Revealed

The film is slated for public release on October 15. In the meantime, some reports have indicated that Lam might leave the entertainment industry now that she has finished making the film.

CRI: ’Detective Dee’ Features Eyebrow-Bleached Carina

CRI: Under the Hawthorn Tree’ Releases First Trailer

FBA: Peter Chan begins shooting Wu Xia

FBA: Box office summary

In fourth place, Wang Lee-hom’s comedy Love in Disguise is set to become the highest grossing Chinese film by a first-time director. By Sunday night, the film had taken RMB47 million ($6.9 million), including RMB12 million ($1.9 million) on Chinese Valentine’s Day.

By comparison, Li Weiran’s debut, Welcome to Shamatown, made RMB47.4 million earlier this summer. Jay Chou’s romantic fantasy Secret, which marked his directing debut, made RMB33.3 million ($4.9 million) on release in China in 2007.

THR: Sylvia Chang named to HKIFFS board

Vivian Chow, Sandra Ng wore black to the premiere of All About Love out of respect for the Hong Kong tourists killed in the Philippines. (Sina)

Many Hong Kong and Taiwan artists expressed their sadness and bitterness for the loss of life and derided the incompetence of the police force. Richie Jen announced the cancellation of a scheduled concert in the Philippines to benefit overseas Chinese. Others, like Michael Tse changed vacation plans. Many posted condolences and prayers on their Weibos.

Richie Ren cancels Philippine concert in wake of bus hijacking

Richie Ren

Eric Tsang held a moment of silence before his TV program and also denounced the police as slow to act. He also cancelled the door prize portion of the program as the atmosphere was too heavy with sadness. (Sina)2, 3, 4, (

ChinaHush: Pilipino female students pose for photos in front of hijacked Hong Kong tour bus

Sure to inflame sentiments

Chrissie Chau appearing for Peach John lingerie brand


SG: Anita Yuen gunning for a kid

SG: Sandra Ng denies pregnancyHK actress Sandra Ng denies pregnancy rumours

April 5, 2010

April 5, 2010

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CF: Tao Hong Fulfills Her Promise

[Death Dowry] tells the story of a poverty-stricken woman who travels to a new place with her mentally retarded son to seek a living. After suffering a number of difficulties, she meets a man who changes her fate.

Taipei Times: Au Revoir Taipei

Variety: To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen’s Journey

Hollywood’s postwar Asian superstar, Nancy Kwan, acts as tour guide around her personal and professional history in the solid if pedestrian docu “To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen’s Journey.”

CRI: Cast of “Ocean Heaven” (formerly Ocean Paradise) Attend Autism Awareness Day Event in Beijing

The movie is about the relationship between a terminally ill man played by [Jet] Li and his autistic adolescent son played by rising actor Wen Zhang. Actress Kwai Lun-Mei stars in the film as a clown who performs at the aquarium and meets the father and son.

Actress, director Jiang Wenli

John Woo

Stanley Tong

Gu Changwei, John Woo, Jiang Wenli, Woo’s wife, Jiang Wen

Chinese actress Jiang Wenli on Sunday invited her celebrity friends for a special screening of her directorial debut film, “Lan”. (Sina)

CRI: Echoes of the Rainbow stills

Sandra Ng, Simon Yam

A celebration banquet was held in Tsimshatsui by the cast and crew of Echoes of the Rainbow. (Sina)

Chrissie Chau attending screening of Barbara Wong’s Break Up Club (Sina)

Karen Mok was one of many stars to help Andrew Lau celebrate his 50th birthday in Sai Kung yesterday.


Andy Lau gets emotional at Southwest drought relief fundraiser in Beijing (Sina)

ESWN: Gigi Leung Microblog Post Censored

CRI: Jackie Chan Records Song for Those Affected by Drought

Zhang Ziyi was not invited to Harper’s Bazaar’s upcoming Charity Night in Shanghai. On the invitees list were celebrities John Woo, Lin Chi-Ling, Zhang Hanyu, Carina Lau and many others. The eighth annual gala will be held on Apr.25 the eve of the opening of the Shanghai World Expo. (Xinhua)

CRI: Pop Queen Faye Wong to Start Concert Tour In Oct

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Carina Lau desperate trying to get pregnant

Eason Chan spotted with unknown female companion

Andy Lau: “no regrets” having kept his 24-year romance a secret

1970s screen siren Cleopatra Wong looking to film a movie

April 2, 2010

April 2, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — dleedlee @ 3:15 pm

Variety: Fire of Conscience

Variety: 14 Blades

Variety: Slice (Thailand)

A sleazy thriller about a serial killer who slaughters sex tourists, “Slice” is a notch above the average Thai slasher pic, but has trouble cutting through its knotty yarn. Offering queasy delights for gore hounds and an initially suspenseful atmosphere, the story runs off its circuitous rails before getting back on track with a genuinely surprising twist.

Chinese filmmaker secretly shoots six-hour documentary on deadly 1994 fire

n “Karamay,” Xu has crafted a powerful movie by letting the material speak for itself. He doesn’t use a narrator or a musical score. An opening sequence showing student’s graves zooms in on the portraits of each of their tombstones. He lets the parents vent in lengthy monologues that bring out the depth of their sorrow.

CF: “Death Dowry” Joins Beijing Student Film Festival

CF: Distant Thunder latest from Zhang Jiarui (Red River)

The film is a horror, mystery and love story that uses special filming techniques to tell the uncanny and thrilling story of happiness and sadness among lower class people. It took two years for director Zhang Jiarui to finish this film.

Sources say “Mi Cheng” has made the list of most popular films at the 17th Beijing College Student Film Festival.

CRI: Gigi Leung Donates for Southwest China’s Drought

CRI: Betty Sun Li: New Cover Girl of “Trends Health”

August 27, 2009

August 27, 2009

John Woo and daughter
John Woo and Terence Chang to produce martial arts film costarring Woo’s daughter Angeles Fei-Shai Woo as a female killer

Shooting starts in Shanghai in October. Cast includes Jung Woo-sung, Michelle Yeoh, Barbie Hsu, Shawn Yue, Kelly Lin. Su Zhao-Bin will direct the film, literally ‘River and Lakes Swordwomen’. 30 year-old Angeles has studied martial arts in the US.

Ocean Paradise press conference with Jet Li, Kwai Lun-Mei, director/screenwriter Xue Xiaolu

Jet Li plays the father of an autistic child, due for a 2010 Spring Festival release

More Ocean Paradise cast photos

Wang Jing’s Invisible Killer opens August 28

Film about internet human flesh searches

Eternal Beloved opens September 3

Law Kar-Ying’s scenes in Kung Fu Cyborg mostly deleted

Edited for out pacing, Law quipped that if you yawn you’ll miss me.

Actress Tao Hong attends party for new movie “Death Dowry”

Ethan Ruan gets bashed up for his latest movie, Monga
Monga, depicts Taiwan in the 1980s when it was encroached with mafia and triad gangs.

Cast presents at premiere ceremony of new film “Gasp”

Comic Ge You goes serious for Gasp

Shanzhai! Stop me if you’ve seen this movie before…

Donnie Yen to retire from the big screen in 2013

Karena Lam and Ekin Cheng promote Claustrophobia in South Korea

Airport sighting of Andy and Carol all the rage

More celebs embroiled in Eason Chan marriage drama

Simon Yam
Simon Yam at Hong Kong Disneyland press conference for new Halloween show ‘The Deep Cold Universe’

Shu Qi in Beijing endorsing a watch brand

New Lin Chi-Ling fashion photos

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