HKMDB Daily News

July 6, 2010

July 6, 2010

NFPF: Brodsky’s A Trip through Japan with the YWCA (ca. 1919)

(Thanks, to Dave, from yesterday)

CRI: Director Pleased with “Triple Tap” Box Office During World Cup

CF: Peter Chan to Shoot a Remake of “One Armed Swordsman”

Jia Hongsheng died by suicide

With Zhou Xun - real life lovers and costars in Suzhou River

(Xinhua-slide show)

FBA: Jia Hongsheng tumbles to his death

Favorite of Sixth Generation directors, male lead in Suzhou River, Quitting, Frozen reportedly leapt to death.

Seven story fall onto car, related articles (Xinhua)23(Sina)

FBA: Zoom Hunting (獵豔) (5/10)

Slickly shot drama of a photographer snapping a possible murder is flawed by an awkward script.

FBA: Bang Rajan 2 (บางระจัน 2) (Thailand) (6/10)

Eric Tsang

Ma Jian

Seven Little Lohans/Seven Arhat featuring Eric Tsang and Chen Sicheng will open July 23, the day after the blockbuster Aftershock opens. Eric said he hopes the comedy will provide a change of pace from the epic tearjerker by Feng Xiaogang. (Sina)

CRI: “Seven Arhat” to Hit Big Screens July 23

The film follows seven arhats as they fight a group of four grave robbers at a mountain temple…The film’s production company said they intended to produce it as the Chinese version of the Hollywood “Home Alone” series.

Eric Tsang was also the latest victim of a false death rumor reported on the internet. In the latest case, Eric had died July 3 while watching the World Cup due to over excitement. In recent months, Simon Yam and Rainie Yang have been rumored to death. (Xinhua)

Jiang Yiyan

Jiang Yiyan is busy learning German and English for the Chinese-German coproduction I Phone You. Jiang will film in Berlin and Chongqing as a girl who goes to Berlin to search for love. Deng Jiajia also has been cast. Filming begins in Chonqing at the end of July. Chinese director Dan Tang will helm from a script by Golden Bear awardee Wolfgang Kohlhaase. (Sina)23

Flirting Scholar 2 - Louis Fan Siu-Wong

Louis Fan

Peeping Natalis Chan

Huang Xiaoming (Sina)2

Stephen Chow and Cecilia Cheung appear on popular talk show ‘Date with Lu Yu’ (Xinhua)

Gan Wei, Lin Chi-Ling - Welcome to Shamatown

Film has earned 40 million yuan at the box office in two weeks

Gan Wei (Sina)

CRI: ’80s Generation’ Gains Heat at the Box Office

“80’s Generation” is an epic story depicting a 15-year romantic relationship between two young people. The film includes historical events such as the Hong Kong handover, SARS, the Beijing Olympics, and Leslie Cheung’s death to name just a few.

CRI: Zhou Xun Promotes Environmental Film

APA: Forever Young and Restless: an interview with actress Cheng Pei-pei

Movie legend Cheng Pei-pei reminisces about her days at Shaw Brothers, working with director King Hu, and how she’s managed to stay a major figure in Chinese-language media.

Gillian Chung is coming to Malaysia on July 8 to promote her new film, The Fantastic Water Babes.

June 25, 2010

June 25, 2010

Flirting Scholar 2 poster

The poster features Zhang Jingchu in a play on Painted Skin, Huang Xiaoming mimics ‘Wolverine’, Fan Siu-Wong as Captain Jack in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, Richie Jen from ‘Transformers’. The film opens July 9. (Sina)

Director of “Welcome to Shama Town” talks about latest production

With a long list of TV and film commercials for some of the world’s leading brands under his belt and the only Chinese director to win a prestigious One Show Gold award for excellence in advertising, Li Weiran is considered by many as the best in the business. He sat down with the Global Times to reflect over his 10-year career and talk about the future.

Sun Honglei at Guangzhou promotion for Welcome To Shamatown (Sina)

Danwei: A Beijing sex shop makes a revolution

Interview with Sam Voutas, director of the new film Red Light Revolution

CNN: Sex, toys, action! Comedy spotlights China’s adult shops

Now that he has finished filming his latest movie, director Sam Voutas doesn’t know what to do with the boxes and boxes of sex toys he has accumulated during the course of filming.

CRI: “Driverless” Premieres in Beijing

The film was shot by many pop, film and TV stars, including Liu Ye, Gao Yuanyuan, Li Xiaoran, Chen Jianbin and Wang Luodan. It is composed of three separate stories in modern society. The complicated relationships of the main characters in each story present “not beautiful but real life.”

Shu Qi in crying scene for City Under Siege


Zhang Jingchu bath scene - Flirting Scholar 2


First concept poster for A Chinese Ghost Story released hints at the role of the Tree Demon in the film.

Liu Yifei prepares to fly in Chinese Ghost Story

The official launch press conference will be held in Beijing July 1

Louis Koo has just been announced as joining the cast, not in the scholar role, too old at 40 he admitted, in the Wu Ma swordsman role. Yu Shaoqun (New Shaolin Temple) will play the young scholar.


Gong Li and husband, Huang Hexiang (1996)

Rumors that Gong Li and her husband, a Singapore businessman,  have divorced resurfaced again recently. Over the years, besides Zhang Yimou, Gong Li has been romantically linked to Sun Honglei, Sun Zhou (both of Zhou Yu’s Train), Collin Farrell (Miami Vice), a French photographer, and John Cusack (Shanghai).  (Xinhua)

Rumours of Gong Li’s divorce rife

Gong Li says she became Singaporean ‘for her family”

George Lam and Sally Yeh have an open marriage

SG: Sammi Cheng and Andy Hui getting hitched?

According to a Hong Kong magazine, Andy Hui has broken up with girlfriend Michelle and is actively trying to win his ex-lover’s heart back.

It was said that Andy has been visiting Sammi Cheng’s father regularly, even converting to Christianity in a bid to gain favour. Sammi was reportedly so touched by his moves that she agreed to Andy’s proposal.

When quizzed about the report, Sammi denied said allegations and emphasized the point that they are not back together and a patch-up would not be happening anytime soon.

Scandal star finds marital, screen bliss

Cecilia Cheung, Liu Zhu, Sister Lotus, Sister Phoenix and Sora Aoi

June 14, 2010

June 14, 2010

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Ten arrested after Chinese film director Yan Po attacked, stabbed with knife

Li Xiaoran - Beijing airport

Li Xiaoran returned to Beijing yesterday afternoon and wrote that director Yan Po had regained consciousness after surgery for his wounds. Posting on her blog, she thanked Lu Chuan, Yao Chen, Zhang Yang, Liu Ye, Chen Kun, Gao Yuanyuan and others for their support. (Xinhua)(Sina)

Variety: Dream Home

Cutthroat real-estate prices ask for bloody countermeasures in “Dream Home,” Pang Ho-cheung’s deliciously dark take on the dog-eat-dog Hong Kong housing market. High-concept splatter pic is another slickly produced, femme-driven item from local multihyphenate Pang (aka Edmond Pang), with its intricate editing and dash of capitalist critique adding some gloss and a hint of topicality to the blood-soaked proceedings.

CRI: The ‘Shanghai’ Glamor

Gong Li and John Cusack promotes the WWII thriller “Shanghai” during the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival.

CRI: John Cusack Amiable and Talented, Says Gong Li

“CJ7″ Releases Its 2nd Trailer

“Love In A Puff” To Be Shown on Chinese Mainland

Actress-director Charlie Young, jury member of the Asian New Talent Awards

CRI: Asian New Talent Awards Jury Debuts

THR: China’s young directors in spotlight at SIFF

Panel reveals difference of opinion on working with newbies

“Young Chinese directors are very lucky now,” said hit-making producer Bill Kong (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”), mentor to many a young director and backer of a few of the biggest Chinese films ever to sell overseas. “You can rest assured that there will always be a market at home that is highly diversified.”

Wen Zhang, Jet Li, Xue Xiaolu, Guei Lun-Mei (Ocean Heaven)

Huang Xiaoming, Zhang Jingchu

Law Kar-Ying

CRI: Shanghai Film Fest Opening Red Carpet (photo gallery)Kick off

Huang Xiaoming

Zhang Jingchu

Huang Xiaoming and Zhang Jingchu met with college student and promoted Flirting Scholar 2 at a nearby university in Shanghai (Xinhua)

Wang Qianyuan

Wang Qianyuan, Qin Hailu promote Steel Piano (Steel Guitar) in Shanghai

Qin Hailu, director Zhang Meng, Wang Qianyuan (Sina)2

Behind the Shanghai scenes: Donnie Yen vs Jet Li? It’s being reported that Donnie Yen’s earlier press conference for Fist of Legend was cancelled to accommodate Jet Li and the Ocean Heaven press conference. Both sides’ reps denied it, saying it was the work of the organizing committee. Jet’s peeps defended him saying how could he be jealous of Donnie Yen and also reminded the press of his charitable works. Perhaps it was a case of resentment. In 2007, the two refused to appear together in a ‘Kung Fu Stars’ program. Later, Donnie Yen had criticized Jet Li’s Fearless at Beijing University and one implied that the other was a ‘clown’ [unclear which was which]. (Xinhua)

In January, we reported on Hong Kong’s subway pole dancer. Now, Nanjing’s Subway Steel Pole Sister has surfaced, and has subsequently been arrested after three performances. (ESWN)

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