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February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

CF: ”New Dragon Inn” (1992) Back to the Big Screen

Compared to the original poster featuring Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, the updated version also features Kung Fu megastar Donnie Yen.

“White Deer Plain” poster (Sina)

White Plain Deer” hits the red carpet in Berlin last night

Kitty Zhang Yuqi, Wang Quan’an

(Sina) (Sina-slideshow)

“White Plain Deer” reception

Sylvia Chang, Shi Nansun

Tsui Hark, Kitty Zhang Yuqi, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Wang Quan’an

Kitty Zhang

“Glory Days” posters unveiled at Berlin International Film Festival

Now in post-production, a summer release is planned (Sina)2

The cast of “Crazy Stupid Thief” in Harbin

Francis Ng, Ying Er

Lam Suet

Peng Bo

Wang Taili, Francis Ng

Starring Eva Huang, Yang Zi and Li Man, the tragic romance film tells of the downfall of a young and beautiful girl, portrayed by Huang, as public opinion turns against her in her small hometown. 

Photos from the Hong Kong premiere of Wong Jing’s “Mr. and Mrs. Gambler” last night.

Fiona Sit, Law Kar-Ying

Chapman To

(Sina-slideshow)

Michael Wong promotes his new “MW” leather brand. Jennifer Tse Ting-ting helps him out.

Both singers share a passionate kiss together on stage, surprising many in the audience

Eason’s wife, Hilary Tsui, and daughter, Real Ting, Miriam Yeung’s husband record the event (Sina)

December 27, 2011

December 27, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

FBA: Magic to Win review

Lame college fantasy involving a girls’ volleyball team and battling “magicians”.

FBA: A Big Deal review

Unoriginal get-rich-quick New Year comedy hobbled by a clumsily written script.

CRI: Flowers of War review

Does the film deserve the commotion it has caused?

CF: ”The Flowers of War:” A Special Case for China’s Film Industry

CF:From Art House to Box Office

Director Xu Jinglei is exploring less experimental and more commercial territory.

CF: ”Drug War” Holds Promo Event in Tianjin

Huang Yi, Sun Honglei (Sina-gallery)

CF: ”Hyperspace Rescue” Trailer Released

Hyperspace Rescue is the only film about “time travel” that integrates a large number of elements such as Hong Kong and mainland humour.

Director Chi Chung Lam also helped make the films “Shaolin Soccer” and “Kung Fu”. He’s confident the film will be a hit at the box office. (Sina-gallery)

CF: First Promotional Trailer of “I Do” Released

The movie is now in post-production and will be released on February 14 in time for the Valentine’s Day slot.

FBA: Flowers widens lead on Swords - Box Office News

CRI: Actress Zhou Xun Tries on Directing

The trailer of “Five Demon Traps” features actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai as a demon killer.

CF: Tony Leung in Zhou Xun’s Micro Movie

The movie will hit the national screens on January 12.

Hosted by Huayi Brothers, a concert of songs from prestigious Chinese director Feng Xiaogang’s movies will be held on January 3, 2012.

“Glory Days” cast attend a publicity event in Chuxiong, Yunnan Province

Co-director Eric Tsang

Xiong Xin-Xin

Felix Wong, Ni Hongjie, Max Mok

Rose Chan, Gigi Leung, Ni Hongjie

Rose Chan demonstrates “Blocking the Devil’s Kiss” (Sina)

“Wanted” posters showing Nick Cheung appeared on the streets of Hong Kong on Christmas Eve.

The posters were to promote the Roy Chow film “Nightfall” co-starring Simon Yam.

(Sina)

The year in review: Pop Stop

TaipeiTimes: Worst-case scenarios

The Golden Shrimp Awards name and shame Taiwan’s greatest cinematic blunders

Just Call Me Nobody won the Golden Shrimp Worst Film of the Year Award.

A1: Jet Li to focus on combating injustice(CF)

CF: Jet Li Jack of Many Trades, Master of Kungfu

A1: Laughing Gor gets serious

Laughing Gor was the only person who wasn’t laughing at the recent 44th TVB Anniversary Awards on Dec 5.

MSN: Benny Chan has yet to donate

…when Josephine Siao — veteran actress and founder of the End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation — was questioned about Benny’s donation at a recent event, she said, “I’ve been waiting for someone to ask me about this. I heard that the media had placed him under tremendous pressure.”

“We welcome any donation from kind souls. In truth, there are many perpetrators who have not been caught. If each of them makes a donation, we’ll be rich. I hope Benny can help to drive this moment,” she added, when probed if the foundation had received the actor’s donation.

Josephine Siao Fong Fong

Foundation president, Josephine Siao thanks Stanley Ho’s 3rd wife for 10 consecutive years of support. (UDN)(Sina)

Fan Bingbing, 30, went to court last week to battle claims that she eloped with the 65-year-old actor Wang Xueqi, and she appears to be winning the war. 
MSN: Zhang Xinyu reacts to online verbal attacks

Despite the endless rumours, Xinyu’s career did not seem to be affected. The model is currently in the midst of filming Legend of Yue Fei and had made an appearance at a new car launch in Suzhou, China yesterday morning. She was said to have made a whopping six-figure paycheck, for a mere 20-minute appearance.

A1: Hong Kong remembers ‘Black Christmas’ of 1941

October 18, 2011

October 18, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

CF: Still Shots of “Midnight Microblog” Released

Microblogs have been a popular means of communication in recent years, though the creators of these “weibo” probably didn’t think they would be used for a darker kind of communication.

CF: A Glimpse of Fan Bingbing’s New Project

A rare still photo featuring the award-winning actress Fan Bingbing has just been unveiled and the picture reveals a small piece of her latest project, “Double Exposure.”

CF: Another Poor Film for Model-turned-Actress Lin Chi-Ling?

Amid skepticism from the media and audiences, Lin and cast members Chen Kun, Liao Fan, Tony Yang long with the director Leste Chen stepped on stage to answer the question as to whether it will be another B-grade film, or a success story.

Lin Chi-Ling (Sina-gallery)

One of China’s four kings of Canto-pop, Leon Lai, has put his own special twist on the theme song of the upcoming film ‘White Vengeance’.

First poster for “Glory Days” released at a press conference in Beijing. The action film is co-directed by Eric Tsang and Xiong Xinxin (Hung Yan-Yan) and will begin shooting shortly in Gansu and Yunnan. The cast includes Felix Wong, Max Mok, Ray Lui, Michael Wong, Guo Tao, Power Chan (Chen Guobang), Li Wei and others, including Gigi Leung.

(Sina-gallery)

Posters for Oxide Pang’s “Sleepwalker in 3D”, opening Oct.27.

Angelica Lee

Huo Siyan, Charlie Young (Sina-gallery)

Zhang Jingchu has joined the cast of “Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains” starring Andy Lau. In these photos, she has begun her martial arts training in Hangzhou.

Stills from “Scary Market” starring Athena Chu. The film focuses on a group of people who meet in a supermarket because of a robbery giving rise to a variety of stories, some horrific, some funny.  Teaser and theme song MV by Tan Weiwei at the bottom.

(Sina)2

Meanwhile, Wong took to Weibo, a microblogging site, to shoot down speculation that she is pregnant. She wrote in Mandarin: “Okay, I admit, I am not pregnant.” She added: “But it’s true that I did put on a bit of fat.”

CNA: Faye Wong not pregnant, jokes about having ’seal-like’ figure

According to the suit, the actress, who is of Asian descent, changed her name to make it more American and has never wanted to reveal her age in order to maximize her chances of obtaining film roles.

Theme song MV - kind of catchy and fun!

October 5, 2011

October 5, 2011 - News [HKMDB Daily News]

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Variety: 1911 review

The revolutionaries who fought to free China from nearly 3,000 years of dynastic oppression deserve a worthier cinematic monument than “1911.”

Publicity stills of Lin Chi-Ling for Love on Credit, opening Oct. 20.

(Sina)

Update on Glory Days: Michael Tong, Chan Kwok-Pong (Power Chan) have been added to the cast list in addition to previously mentioned Eric Tsang, Felix Wong and Max Mok.

Michael Tong, Felix Wong, Chan Kwok-Pong

Michael Tong Man-Lung, Felix Wong, Chan Kwok-Pong

Chan Kwok-Pong

Michael Tong

Felix Wong (Sina-slideshow)

Huang Yi and Rose Chan promote The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake in Hong Kong

(Sina)

More, albeit fuzzier, photos of Gao Yuanyuan in Paris with flaming red lips

(Sina-slideshow)

MSN: Andy Lau and Deanie Ip nominated for the Golden Horse Awards

MSN: Karen Mok’s father denies he was dissatisfied with son-in-law

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