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March 2, 2010

March 2, 2010

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

Fan Bingbing will step in to replace Song Hye-Kyo in Chen Kaige’s Zhao’s Orphan(Xinhua)

Despite claims of a normal cast shuffle, the incident led to a row over the recent statement by Song Hye-kyo’s agent company denying that the star had ever received any invitation from the film’s production crew or even met Director Chen in person. The statement also warned South Korea’s domestic media to be cautious with the publicity stunt tactics of China’s showbiz.

Charlene Choi

Beauty on Duty, Beijing promotion

The Wong Jing film opens Apr.1

Sandra Ng, Charlene, Xie Na, Lu Yi

Xie Na, Lu Yi


Huang Yi

CRI: Stills of Huang Yi’s New Film

Director Ning Haiqiang’s military action film “Jian Shi Chu Ji” (J-10’s Sortie) will meet the public soon. A series of stage photos have been released on Tuesday.

Wing Shya’s quest for perfection

The 46-year-old has worked as a graphic designer and art director, creating hundreds of album covers, including one featuring a tastefully naked Karen Mok stretched on a black leather couch in 1996.

But was his work for Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar Wai that he speaks proudly of. In 1997, Wong asked him to be one of three photographers on the set of the movie, Happy Together (1997). Shya came up with cool stills in yellow, green and blue hues for the story of a pair of gay lovers.
On further collaborations, director Wong’s instructions to him were as cryptic as the script-less treatment his actors get.
For In The Mood For Love (2000), his brief to Shya was only one word: red.

CRI: Zhang Jingchu’s Vacation in the Philippines

Rosamund Kwan

Ray Lui and wife

Donnie Yen and wife

Celebrities including Nancy Sit visited a seniors nursing home and handed out laisee (Xinhua)

Shu Qi, March GQ


February 18, 2010

February 18, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — dleedlee @ 11:58 am

HK Magazine: Hot Summer Days

I’ll tell you why the film is really enjoyable: Angelababy.

THR: Apart Together (Tuan Yuan)

Bottom Line: Drama about a family separated by civil war has universal resonance but skims over deeper historical and psychological trauma.

Screen Daily: Little Big Soldier

Compared with Jackie Chan’s usual frenetic extravaganzas, Little Big Soldier is almost low-key, a reflection on the pointlessness of war, even though reflections have not traditionally been action star Chan’s strong point.

Variety: Little Big Soldier

An “Odd Couple”-cum-martial-arts-road movie set some 2,000 years ago during the end of China’s chaotic Warring States prior to unification, “Little Big Soldier” is a Jackie Chan vehicle without any surprises.

Variety: Au Revoir Taipei

Far from the closeted capital of Asian anomie so often portrayed in Taiwanese fest fare, Taipei becomes a warm, romantic city, peopled with likeable oddballs, in Boston-born American Chinese Arvin Chen’s immensely likable feature debut, “Au Revoir Taipei.”

Formosa Betrayed: New movie ties Taiwan’s messy politics to a Bay Area murder

Jay Chou can be an action star: Yuen Woo-ping

CRI: Jackie Chan Brings ‘Soldier’ to Berlin

Taipei Times: ‘Monga’ wins special incentives

Monga grossed more than NT$200 million at the box office during its first two weeks of release in Taiwan, entitling its producers to hefty incentives, said Chen Chih-kuan, director of the Government Information Office’s (GIO’s) Department of Motion Pictures, at a GIO reception in Berlin.

Chen said that under the government’s program of special incentives for the film industry, any locally produced movie with box office receipts exceeding NT$50 million entitles its makers to receive 20 percent of its revenues as a subsidy for the company’s next production.

HK Magazine: Paula Tsui interview

Actress Maggie Cheung Ho-Yee kicked out of boyfriend’s home after split

The reason for their separation is rumoured to be Cheung’s bad temper. Many said Tsang could not put up with Cheung’s behaviour and ended their relationship.

Cheung’s close friend claimed Cheung’s bad temper could have been the result of the rare Grave’s Disease which Cheung contracted five years ago. The autoimmune disease can result in an overactive thyroid which makes the sufferer irritable.

Michael Miu admits there was a ‘third party’ during marriage

Aaron Kwok

Aaron Kwok attended New Year’s festivities at Harbour City yesterday. (Sina)

Jimmy Lai interviewed on CNN about animated news

September 10, 2009

September 10, 2009

Mei Ting

Chinese Actress Mei Ting Hits The Red Carpet in Venice
Chinese film “Dialysis” (Judge) premieres at the ongoing 66th Venice Film Festival.

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Zhang Yuan

Li Xinyun

Li Xiaofeng

Dada’s Dance Beijing premiere press conference

Nic and Patrick Tse

Nic’s father Patrick Tse visited the set of Yit Lat Lat (Spicy Hot)

Nick Cheung on set in streets of Mongkok

Natalie Meng, Monica Mok play country girl and prostitute in Wong Jing’s To Live and Die in Mongkok (literally Mongkok Prison)


Hollywood Reporter: TGIO strips ‘Prince of Tears’ of subsidy

Film by Taiwan director chosen as Hong Kong’s Oscar rep

Screen Daily: Taiwan’s GIO to revoke Prince Of Tears subsidy

Variety: Formosa Betrayed review

U.S.-Thai co-production “Formosa Betrayed” is a decent political thriller set in Taiwan with the requisite Western-market-friendly lead and a determinedly pro-independence message embedded in a formulaic but diverting tale of intrigue and oppression.

Cast includes Tzi Ma, Kenneth Tsang

Korean Herald: Hur Jin-ho’s new film has no tragic twist

“A Good Rain Knows” (aka Season of Good Rain) reviewed

Sketches of Jay Chou’s Pandaman exposed

Jay Chou, is indeed, a true master of all trades. Apart from his singing, composing, directing and production capabilities, Jay has yet another trick up his sleeves and amply displays his drawing talent with the exposed sketches from his upcoming idol drama series, Pandaman…

Nicholas Cage drops out of “The Green Hornet”

China action to control online music: state media

China has announced that every foreign and domestic song posted on music websites must receive prior approval, state media said Thursday, in the nation’s latest efforts to control online content.

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