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May 19, 2010

May 19, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 1:42 pm

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

International poster

CRI: Trailer Released for Tsui Hark’s ‘Detective Dee’

Found this Cannes related poster for Wind Blast (Fierce West Wind)

The poster features Duan Yihong (The Message, Desire of the Heart, Soldiers Sortie - a hit TV series). According to reports, Duan was also highlighted in the 90-second trailer.

Duan Yihong


Donnie Yen will play the Monkey King in the 3D-IMAX Monkey King trilogy produced by Zhang Jizhong.

Soi Cheang Pou-Soi (Dog Bite Dog, Accident) will direct.


Donnie Yen in Legend of the Fist


CRI: Let the Bullets Releases Trailer at Cannes

Two new posters criticized

Life is a Miracle press conference

A series of funny PhotoShop pictures were made to serve as backdrop


Life is a Miracle - Aaron Kwok, Zhang Ziyi

Jiang Wenli, Aaron Kwok, Zhang Ziyi, Gu Changwei, Wang Baoqiang, Pu Cunxin

Aaron Kwok, Zhang Ziyi, Gu Changwei (director) (Xinhua),

More PhotoShop images (Xinhua)

CRI: Zhang Ziyi Returns With ‘Tales of Magic’

THR: Zhang Ziyi to star in China AIDS film

Actor Pu Cuxin and the rest of the cast of “Life is a Miracle” also will feature in a short documentary by director Gu called “The Era of Magic,” due to be released at end of 2010.

Jackie Chan - Karate Kid (Kungfu Kid)

According to reports, a preview screening in Hollywood earned a 97%  high-approval rating.

Film opens June 11 in the US, June 22 in China. (Sina)

Guei Lun-Mei

Chairman Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Guei Lun-Mei

Guei Lun-Mei

Guei Lun-Mei Short Film Amabassador and Taipei Film Festival Chairman Hou Hsiao-Hsien present a 3D short film to highlight 3D technology to promote the upcoming festival. (Sina)

Carina Lau pregnant?

Carina Lau’s ‘baby bump’ is just a belly

Amigo Choi escapes jail time after ex-girlfriend lets him off the hook

March 31, 2010

March 31, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 4:38 pm

Screen Daily: Hong Kong International Film Festival chooses the High Life

Zhao Dayong’s The High Life picked up both the Silver Digital Award the FIPRESCI prize at the 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), while the Golden Digital Award went to Yang Heng’s Sun Spots.

The festival’s Asian Digital Competition encourages young filmmakers in Asia to explore the potential of digital media. Yang previously took the FIPRESCI prize at the 31st HKIFF for Betelnut.

The High Life, which follows a group of lost souls living in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, is Zhao’s feature debut.

Zhao Liang’s Petition took the Humanitarian Award for Documentaries

CRI: Aaron Kwok and Zhang Ziyi to Play AIDS Couple in ‘The Era of Magic’

Chinese director’s film evokes civil war’s cost (Apart Together)

The Chinese director [Wang Quanan] said his next project will be a 100 million yuan ($14.6 million) adaptation of Chen Zhongshi’s 1993 epic novel, “Bailuyuan,” which follows the disputes between rival families in a Chinese village through three generations.

CRI: Tang Wei and Jacky Cheung Shoot Promotional Photos for Crossing Hennessy

Zhang Jingchu gets wired up for Flirting Scholar 2

Dion Lam promises new and innovative ‘drifting’ wire work. (HunanTV)

Lau Ching-Wan and wife, Amy Kwok, promote 3D TV



Xu Jinglei

Karen Mok

The first press screening of Go Lala Go! in Beijing has received generally positive reviews. Opens Apr.15. (Sina)

CRI: Entertainment Stars Involved in Top Official’s Bribery Case

Zhao Wei and CCTV host Liu Fangfei are allegedly involved in a graft case of a top official of the China Development Bank.

Banker’s bribery trial names two female celebrities

Ronald Cheng believes ex-wife Charlene Choi didn’t stray

ESWN: Apple Daily’s News-In-Motion Travels To America

March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010

THR: Children of Invention (USA)

Bottom Line: Heartfelt but dramatically tepid tale of two kids who must fend for themselves after their single mom goes missing.

CRI: Director’s Eye Strain Delays Completion of Expo Film

The documentary that Jia Zhangke is making for the Shanghai World Expo may not be ready in time for the event’s opening in May.

Doctors have suggested that Jia stay away from computers for at least one month, the source said. Previously, Jia had been working in front of computer screens for 14 hours a day.

CRI: Troubled Zhang Ziyi Locks Lead Role in Gu Changwei Film

Scandal-plagued actress Zhang Ziyi will get a chance to salvage her career as art-house film director Gu Changwei (Peacock) has offered her the lead role in his upcoming drama, “The Era of Magic.”

CRI: TVB General Manager Arrested for Corruption Probe

Wang Leehom inspired by Brother Sharp?

Wang Leehom’s directorial debut film cast includes Liu Yifei, Joan Chen in addition to himself in an inspirational youth comedy (Love Notices/Love Announcement). Many guest appearances are expected. Low key filming in Shanghai began in February and is expected to be released this summer. (Sina)

Francis Ng

Producer Sun Jie announced that filming for “Warring States” (tentative) would begin in Beijing this month with a 2011 Lunar New Year release target. Sun Honglei and Francis Ng will portray the historical rivals Sun Bin and Pang Juan, respectively. South Korean actress Kim Hee-Sun (The Myth) and Jiang Wu are are also cast. (HunanTV) (ifeng) The description in Wikipedia sounds like a barn burner! (Thanks to Valerie for the heads up!) Related story.

Kelly Chen

Kelly Chen adds hair extensions and 4-inch heels to promote her new Mandarin album. (Sina)

Jane Zhang Liangying, Kitaro

Jane Zhang guested at a recent Kitaro concert in Singapore. During the Lunar New Year holidays, Jane came to the United States to work with dance choreographer Tucker Barkley (Britney Spears, Janet Jackson) and dance teacher Nick Demoura (Ne-Yo, Pussycat Dolls) to prepare for the launch of her new album.

(Sina) (2)

CRI: Fan Bingbing’s High-Profile Trip to Paris Fashion Week

Leon Lai forgets about his wedding anniversary

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