HKMDB Daily News

October 11, 2011

October 11, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 6:10 pm

TimeOutHK: Love You You

It’s all too sweet and cutesy and sentimental, but Love You You will nonetheless prove a diverting time if realistic story settings and discreet emotional ploys are the lesser of your worries. This throwaway giggle won’t make stars out of its adorable lead couple. Without them, however, it would be nothing.

TimeOutHK: Huang Yi interview

Hardly a household name in Hong Kong before very recently, Chinese actress Huang Yi has seemingly appeared in every other Hong Kong movie in the past year.

TimeOutHK: Giddens Ko interview

Prolific Taiwanese author Giddens Ko has turned his adolescent regrets into an unusually presentable teen drama.

CF: The Film “Searching” is Ready to Start Shooting

“Searching” tells the tale of an insane human flesh search triggered by a girl who fails to give up her seat on a bus.

CF: Promotional Posters of “Love is not Blind” Released

The film charts the events of a 33 day period between two colleagues who work together in a wedding planning company, Xiaoxian Huang and Xiaojian Wang, after the former breaks up with her boyfriend.

CF: The First Trailer of “A Big Deal” Out

The film tells the story of three brothers who are set to embark on a deal in Dubai worth 2 billion US dollars.

Blue Lan and Chapman To at the Big Deal press conference (Sina)

ScreenDaily:  Film Asia launches Zombie, 3D Hunter at Busan market

Sharifah Amani, Harisu, Dennis To Yu-Hang, Eva Huang Shengyi, Lau Kar-leung in the news

MSN: Gaile Lok rumoured to have harmed herself

(Images)2

MSN: Ekin Cheng buys Cecilia Cheung a thank-you meal

The actor frequently meets up with the actress to repay her for standing up for him many years ago

MSN: Chang Chen to wed girlfriend next year

The actor was rumoured to have fathered a child with his girlfriend, whom he may soon marry

Mavis Pan lashes out at Raymond Lam again

March 29, 2011

March 29, 2011

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 6:27 pm

OT: In Japan, disaster coverage is measured, not breathless (WPost)

Nice article in yesterday’s paper on NHK’s coverage

For the past two weeks, NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, has covered a triple disaster, appraising the damage with the help of 14 helicopters, 67 broadcasting vans and virtually no adjectives…And another

OT: In China, microblogging sites become free-speech platform (WPost)

In a country where most media are controlled by the state, information is heavily censored and free-flowing opinions are sharply constricted, Chinese have turned to a new platform to openly exchange unfettered news and views: microblogs, similar to Twitter…

A1: Japan relief album tops iTunes charts in 18 nations


THR: New NYU Shanghai Campus to Offer Film, Acting Classes

CRI: Stanley Huang Joins Xu Jinglei Again for New Film

Anthony Wong plays a blind boss of a bar in Andrew Lau’s Beautiful Life

He also plays a matchmaker to Shu Qi and Liu Ye

(Xinhua)(Sina)2

Jing Tian sings the theme song in the MV for Warring States

(Sina)

MSN: Kelly Lin lost sleep before wedding

During the wedding ceremony, Kelly wore a specially-designed toga wedding dress. Good friend Shu Qi helped to hold her long skirt, take photos and even dry Kelly’s tears.

Kelly Lin, Chris Young (Yang Chen)

The media notes the groom’s resemblance to Michael Wong

Kelly, Shu Qi

Friends, relatives, Shu Qi

(Xinhua)(Sina)23

MSN: Gaile Lok acknowledges pregnancy

Gaile appeared more plump than usual. When reporters asked if she was pregnant, the usually truthful Gaile replied, “I wouldn’t answer you this time,” hinting that she is already pregnant.

(Xinhua)

In a recent interview, Selina’s fiancé Richard Chang revealed that the singer’s assistant had filmed the entire ordeal.

He was filming his latest movie Reversal War in Jordan with Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse when current instability in Libya halted filming. The movie is said to have moved its set to Malaysia.

March 24, 2011

March 24, 2011

AP Interview: ‘Farewell My Concubine’ director denies he traded artistic integrity for success

Chen [Kaige] said “Sacrifice” will be released in the U.S. in the second half of the year. Its Japanese release, originally scheduled for May, will likely be delayed by the recent earthquake and tsunami.

FBA: Golden age forecast for China business (Nasdaq: Bona)

CRI: ’Hawthorn Tree’ Girl to Lead Stanley Kwan’s Film

Zhou Dongyu, the starlet in Zhang Yimou’s drama “Under the Hawthorn Tree”, has been cast as a lead for Stanley Kwan’s upcoming romantic film, “Ta De Guo” (”His Kingdom”), according to the Guangzhou Daily.

CRI: Liu Ye Promotes ‘He-Man’ Premiere

Chinese actor Liu Ye, who has portrayed a Forrest Gump-like character in the action-crime film “The Underdog Knight” and its sequel, says he’d like to continue the role as long as he can.

Liu Ye, Zhang Zilin

(Sina)

The Man in the Courtyard House

Now a psychological crime drama?

(Sina)2

Law of Attraction poster - Rainbow edition (Sina)

Mo Xiaoqi, Harlem Yu

Mo Xiaoqi (Monica Mok)

Mo Xiaoqi and Harlem Yu costar with Eason Chan and Rene Liu in Mr. and Mrs. Single (Sina)

The sequel to Ang Lee’s Eat Drink, Man Woman will feature Blue Lan, Huo Siyan and Rose Kuei (Gua Ah-Lei) it was announced this week in Hong Kong. Taiwanese filmmaker Tsao Jui-yuan (Love’s Lone Flower, 2005) will direct the $3m (RMB20m) drama which, like the original, centers on an old master chef and the love stories of his three daughters.This time, the chef is a mainland Chinese chef based in Hangzhou City in East China [played by Kenneth Tsang]. Shooting will start in Hangzhou on April 6 and will shift to Taipei starting in early May. The film should open in Taiwan and the mainland in Nov. (ScreenDaily)

Blue Lan

Huo Siyan, Blue Lan (Sina)2

Former Olympic diver Tian Liang

Tian Liang plays Liu Ye’s autistic brother in Beautiful Life (Sina)

MSN: Wang Xiaofei: Make a wish for our daughter

The Chinese millionaire’s words at the wedding fuelled yet another round of pregnancy rumours

CNA: Barbie Hsu’s celebrity wedding guests mobbed by reporters at airport

The journalists had been restless since yesterday when they lost the scoop to Hsu’s wedding guests, who gave a virtual ‘live telecast’ of the event with their camera phones and micro-blog posts. (Xinhua)

MSN: Gaile Lok rumoured to be pregnant again

Gaile Lok at a recent spring/summer fashion show in HK

(Xinhua-gallery)

MSN: Raymond Lam rumoured to have proposed to girlfriendCNA: Raymond Lam lied about breakup?

A1: Raymond Lam’s ex Mavis Pan is married

According to a netizen, she wed a Caucasian man known only as John in 2009, and their relationship got started with the help of Malaysian singer-songwriter, Eric Moo. (Related article)

Mavis Pan Shuang Shuang, John and his son (Xinhua)

HKStandard: Mansion comes back to life in name of people

The building has been featured in several films and TV series over the years. In Enter the Dragon, it can be seen both on the black and white composite photo used to represent Han’s Island during Lee’s briefing with Braithewaite, and as a long shot as Lee enters Han’s island. (Wikipedia)

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