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December 6, 2010

December 6, 2010

ScreenDaily: The Warrior’s Way

Variety: The Warrior’s Way

A surreal film that suggests a martial-arts pic co-directed by Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini.

NYTimes: And Baby Makes Comedy When a Princess Is Taken West

CRI: Exhibition on Ruan Lingyu’s Works Held in Beijing

CRI: Rene Liu, Cecilia Cheung, Tang Wei Race Cars Together (Speed Angel, previously Dynamic Angel)

A press conference was held in Shanghai on Sunday, December 5, 2010 to offer a preview of the movie. The film centers on three young girls, who chase their dreams of becoming professional race-car drivers. Besides the three A-list actresses, it also features veteran actress Cheng Pei-Pei, actor and race-car driver Jimmy Lin and South Korean actor Han Jae-Seok.

Tang Wei

Tanaka Chie (Sina-gallery)2(Sina-slide show)

Hong Kong actor Chapman To, Taiwan actor Sun Xing, and mainland actresses Qu Ying and Ye Yiqian star in the film.

Hong Kong-based Celestial Pictures has begun production of its first feature film. The move ends years of false starts and missed deadlines.

1920s Martial Arts Film Set, Shooting in Shanghai

As American shoppers pinch pennies this holiday season, a new documentary takes a personal look at the U.S.-China trade deficit of over $220 billion by challenging a California family to make Christmas happen without anything labeled “Made in China.”

Images of Dong Jie and Dou Xiao for Huo Jianqi’s White Flower in Autumn posted on Weibo look like old vintage photographs.

Dong Jie

Dong Jie

Shawn Dou Xiao, Dong Jie

On location


Shaolin key cast members

Jackie Chan

Andy Lau

Fan Bingbing

Nicholas Tse (Sina)

Chen Kun in Let the Bullets Fly


Mavis Fan - Lovers Discourse

Eason Chan and Mavis Fan play a couple in the Derek Tsang, Jimmy Wan film.

The four segment film is based on the the themes of falling in love, unrequited love, secret love and bitter love. Lovers Discourse opens December 31.


Stanley Kwan and Fan Bingbing

Stanley Kwan who is currently working on plans for a new Peony Pavilion was spotted leaving a Beijing luxury hotel with Fan Bingbing leading to speculation that he is courting her for the lead role.


Maggie Cheung meets Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco

Maggie is a juror at the 10th Marrakech Internation Film Festival.

Opening ceremony


November 24, 2010

November 24, 2010

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CRI: Documentary on ‘A Tale of Magic’ Marks World AIDS Day(Sina)

THR: ’Bruce Lee, My Brother’ Tracks Star’s Early Life

Michelle Ye

Christy Chung, Michelle Ye

Michelle Ye  plays Bruce Lee’s aunt (HunanTV)

Tang Wei

Tang Wei recently seen casually dressed like the girl next door in Jingle Ma’s Dynamic Angel (Xinhua)

Poster for Jacky Cheung’s series of Beijing concerts in January 2011. (Sina)

Gigi Leung’s Beijing Christmas Eve concert poster (Sina)

Charlene Choi, William Chan Wai-Ting


October 15, 2010

October 15, 2010

Variety: Addicted to Love (China) review

A Chinese senior citizen rediscovers the power of the heart in the beautifully observed and played “Addicted to Love.”

Reign of Assassins - Michelle Yeoh’s swordplay gem

CRI: ’If You Are the One’ Sequel in Theaters Dec. 22

CRI: ’The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman’ Releases Final Trailer

CRI: Latest Stills of ‘Wind Blast’

THR: Pang Brothers’ 3D horror films bows in HK

Pang went to the cinemas to observe the opening day crowd for “The Child’s Eye” on Thursday in Hong Kong, and saw firsthand the three main advantages that 3D brings to the film industry as a whole.

Also: Filming for “The Sleep Walker” is scheduled to start at the end of this month in Hong Kong and Thailand for a 2011 release.

Indomina Releasing has acquired domestic rights to Hong Kong martial arts thriller “Bodyguards and Assassins” from We Distribution.

Indomina also recently acquired “Griff the Invisible,” “Wasted on the Young,” “True Legend” and “Fire of Conscience.”

Midnight Heartbeat/Midnight Pulse new poster

The Simon Yam, Francis Ng hospital horror film has finally received an official release date after passing a final cut and review following another round of edits. The release date is set for December 24th. Ho, Ho, Ho! (Sina)

Ning Hao’s film No Man’s Land has finally been freed from limbo. Originally scheduled for a December 8, 2009 release, the film had been held up by authorities and now finally granted a December 18, 2010 release. Reportedly too dark for censors, the film has been reedited many times. Though Ning Hao had previously said the changes were minor, netizens were expressing doubts. (Sina)

Zhou Dongyu, Shawn Dou Xiao

Zhang Yimou brought Under the Hawthorn Tree to the Hawaii International Film Festival. As Dou Xiao is fluent in English, he acted as Zhou Dongyu’s translator.


Alec Su, Pace Wu

Pace Wu

Hidden Chamber of Secrets unveiled the film’s poster and officially launched its website yesterday. The film opens October 29. (Sina)2

The cast of Jingle Ma’s Dynamic Angel (Race Car) celebrate Jimmy Lin’s 36th birthday.

Cecilia Cheung, Jimmy Lin, Tang Wei, Chie Tanaka, Han Jae-Seok

Jimmy Lin, Rene Liu, Jingle Ma (Sina)

On the set of Love Island

Simon Yam, Francis Ng

Francis Ng

The cast also includes Song Jia, Janice Man, Chang Chen and Joan Chen

(Sina) (Thanks, to Valerie)

Stanley Fung

Stanley Fung appeared on a Beijing TV program recently (Sina)

October 4, 2010

October 4, 2010

Poster for Patrick Kong’s (Yip Lim-Sum) Marriage With a Liar

Film is set for a Christmas release and features Chrissie Chau.

Chrissie Chau

(Photos from Weibo)

Wind Blast poster released last week

FBA: Contagion infects Hong Kong

Chui Tien-You (of Shine)

Chui Tien-You

Josie Ho

Steven Soderbergh

Crowd of extras, pedestrians and hawkers

Decontamination unit scene

Contagion has started shooting in Mongkok. The film is about the CDC’s attempt to trace the origins of SARS and stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard.


The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman will be released in November (Sina)

Ge You, Shu Qi - wrapping up shooting of If You Are the One 2

Shu Qi noshing on noodles

Cecilia Cheung and Jingle Ma will reunite in his upcoming Dynamic Angel/Race Car. Ceci’s manager has confirmed her casting but would leave it to the film production company to announce the start date. (Sina)(Xinhua)

Kiki Seung Tin-Ngo and businessman Patrick Lee

Carina Lau

Margie Tsang

(Oct.3) Hong Kong TV actress Seung Tin-Ngo’s wedding banquet was attended by many celebrities including Teresa Mo, Sandra Ng, Liza Wong, Law Kar-Ying, Lau Ching-Wan, Amy Kwok. Wong Cho-Nam and Lee Sze-Kit (Johnson Lee) served as MCs for the event. (Sina)(Xinhua)2

Jessey Meng Guang-Mei

The same evening, in Taipei, 43 year-old supermodel-actress Jessey Meng Guang-mei and her Beijing investment baron fiance, Ji Zenghe held an engagement banquet. Her engagement ring is worth a reported  $6.6 million yuan. Her 50 year-old fiance is estimated to be worth $1B yuan. In 2008, her ex-boyfriend, Corrado Riccio swindled her of her life savings, along with 29 other investors to the tune of US$51 million. According to IMDB, Riccio was executive producer of a 2007 Hong Kong-Italy horror film, Counting House, that featured Michael Wong, Maggie Q and Cheng Pei-Pei.


Patrick Kong received an Detective Dee action figure at the Hong Kong premiere!

Concert poster featuring Edison Chen

Edison Chen will be part of the East Asia All Stars Concert in conjunction with the Shanghai World Expo. To be held in Shanghai’s Hongkou Soccer Stadium which seats 45,000, Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Andy Hui, Richie Ren, Leon Lai, Miriam Yeung, Denise Ho, Daniel Wu and Shawn Yue will be among the more than 30 artists performing.

East Asian All-Stars Concert poster (Sina)

SG: Jacky Cheung’s record-breaking concert ticket prices

SG: Rainie Yang: From Cutesy to Sexy?

Barbie Hsu & Shone An spotted holding hands

Andy Lau and wife rumoured to be in family way

At 48, Yeoh’s still kicking up a storm

No sexy roles for me, says ex-beauty queen Yeoh

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