HKMDB Daily News

October 8, 2009

October 8, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 10:19 am

Season of Good Rain - Jung, Gao show fine chemistry in new film

A Korean businessman encounters a Chinese woman he used to know. He cannot speak Chinese. She doesn’t understand Korean, either. The only common language they share is English. Remarkably, not much gets lost in translation, an intriguing feat that underscores the strength of director Hur Jin-ho’s latest film, “A Good Rain Knows.”


Gillian Chung making comeback in new movie

To prep herself for the return, Ah Jiao has been taking various martial arts and drama classes from the famous Chen Ruoyi.

In full support of her comeback, her entertainment company Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) decided to invest money in an upcoming film for her. They have also successfully engaged Chapman To to help recreate a new image for Ah Jiao in her new movie, Former.

Known for her ladylike image in Hong Kong, popular actress Vivian Chow will be making her return to the silver screen and is slated to start production for her upcoming movie next month. Apart from acting as a lesbian lover of fellow Hong Kong actress, Sandra Ng, the pair will also share a hot onscreen kiss together…

Edison Chen to make Hollywood comeback

More than a year after the eruption of his online sex photo scandal, Hong Kong actor-singer Edison Chen will finally make his comeback, ever since he announced that he would be resigning indefinitely from showbiz and went into seclusion overseas. Under the support and encouragement of his boss in MediaAsia , Edison will make his first comeback in a Hollywood movie, Almost Perfect…

Chat, hug… Asian disaster movie-style

I’m no party pooper; I didn’t flush the toilet. That bye-bye scenario is according to Haeundae: The Deadly Tsunami…

A sorry wave of affairs

City of Life and Death: Of cowardice and bravery

Golden Horse: Hong Kong film dreaming of glory at Chinese ‘Oscars’

Huang Jianxin to head APSA jury

Huang Jiangxin, co-director of currently dominant Chinese movie “The Founding a Republic,” will head the international jury for the upcoming Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Stars at Louis Vuitton Show - Gong Li

August 25, 2009

August 25, 2009

Costume design of spy movie “The Message”

Shooting underway for “Tangshan Earthquake”

Jet Li returns to Chinese film after 3 US movies
Jet Li makes a quiet appearance at Cartier for his charity
alivenotedead: Jet Li - Going Green With Tony Blair

‘Haeundae’ Attracts 10 Mil. Audience

Sophie’s Revenge takes in RMB$60M in ten days
Zhang Ziyi abandons tough image, more like a child, perhaps even too vulnerable.

Chen Kun Is A Handsome Bandit in “Let Bullets Fly”
Chen Kun to join Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly
Taking on new tough guy image in film


Poster for TV series The Legend of Yang Guifei

Stars include Anthony Wong, Ruby Lin
Anthony Wong

China’s birthday movie has many seeing red



Stills from Zhang Yimou’s Three Guns


Three Guns will be released on the same day as Bodyguards and Assassins in December

Stephen Chow quietly supporting Red Cross typhoon efforts, denies retirement rumor
Ching Siu-Tung confirmed co-shooting martial arts super-hero comedy with Jack Black and Anne Hathaway


Gillian Chung being wooed for 30-episode CCTV series Legend of White Snake

Director waiting for SARFT approval, Gillian accepting lower fee, Fan Bingbing considered but fee too high

Jackie Chan puckers up to Wang Lee Hom



alivenotdead: Karen Mok - Canon Fireworks Display



Andy “appear” on web to admit his relationship with Zhu family



Charlene Choi shot a new series of photos for fall and winter women’s sportwear

Wuyi Roots
In Wuyi, China, lies Jiangmen, one of Riverside’s Sister Cities. Wuyi is “The Number One Homeland of the Overseas Chinese” who came to California in 1849 to work in the goldfields, on the railroad, and then in Riverside’s citrus industry. The documentary tells their story. “Wuyi Roots” TV documentary was produced in Jiangmen, China (2005) by the Guangdong Provincial Publishing House/Guangdong Petrel.

In the Pearl River Delta of southern China, west of Macao & Hong Kong, is located the beautiful and unique city of Jiangmen, China. The districts of Xinhui,Taishan, Kaiping, and Heshan under its jurisdiction are customarily called “Wuyi”, meaning 5 Counties. Many of the ancestors of today’s Chinese Americans, including those who settled in Riverside, came from Wuyi. Wuyi Roots is their story and the story of Wuyi as it has developed over the past 150 years.


SCMP: Canadian Tourist missing in Hong Kong: Help find Ani Ashekian 1/7
Previously

August 12, 2009

August 12, 2009

Anthony Wong with Lorretta Chow, Koni Lui, two former Miss Hong Kong runner ups
No seat reserved at Laughing Gor premiere for Anthony Wong

So he leaves


‘Turning Point’ for Shaw, Hong Kong film

Maverick Yau helms first new Shaw Brothers pic in 22 years

McDull animation hits big screen


Zhang Ziyi, Fan Bingbing
Shanghai press conference for Sophie’s Revenge


On His Majesty’s Secret Service celebration held

Earned RMB$70M in 10 days

Movie With 100 Stars Presents A Question: Who’s Chinese?

‘Haeundae’ Hits 7-Million-Viewer Mark

Shu Qi
Shu Qi and Ge You film an auto advert with wedding theme

Based on their characters from If You Are The One

Film “Tian An Men” set for release
The story in “Tian An Men” revolves around a team of stage art workers given the task of refurbishing Tian An Men Tower a month before the founding ceremony of new China.

Jet Li’s One Foundation PSA
Photo gallery


SCMP: Beijing struggles to make Olympic changes permanent

August 1, 2009

August 1, 2009

Variety: Crazy Racer review
[Why can't I see this on DVD with subtitles!]

Variety: Look For A Star review

News from KOFIC
Haeundae Box Office Rampage about to Hit China

Even though tidal wave warning systems had predicted the oncoming Haeundae tsunami, the Korean box office was not prepared for its mass devastation. The film attracted 1,546,976 viewers in its opening weekend grossing over 11 billion won (U.S $.9,000,000) Climbing to number one in the box office it even managed to push aside Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which has been weaving its own box office magic around the world.

Tsunamis usually subside but Haeundae has continued its onslaught going from success to success. Initially, when it was released back in April it sold to a number of territories at the HK Film Mart. Word of its success obviously reached back to Korea and anticipation of its release here was high. More recently, it has been announced the China Film Group (C.F.G), will, on a revenue-sharing basis import the film into China. This is rare for a Korean film but given the film’s star power, ongoing success and mix of big-budget, block-buster yet non political ideals, does seem an ideal China release. The film was released in Korea July 23.


Lau Ching-Wan, Louis Koo, Jo Koo begin filming Poker King in Macau - photos

Hip-hop Singer to Star in Movie Remake of Bestselling Novel
Taiwan singer Stanley Huang will star in film “Du Lala’s Promotion”, which is to be directed by Xu Jinglei

Chrissie
The object of a 13 year-old’s affection (see story below)

Ani-com Hong Kong

July 29, 2009

July 29, 2009


Lau Ching-Wan and wife,Amy KwokLau Ching-Wan, Zhang Jingchu, Alex Fong

Daniel Wu, Louis Koo, Lau Ching-WanDaniel Wu

Anita YuenMichelle Ye

Overheard cast and guests attend Hong Kong premiere
Michael Wong and wife
Michael Wong and wife


“Overheard” Premieres in Hong Kong
Hollywood Reporter: Alan Mak hopes for hit in China

‘Chengdu’ to close Venice festival
Fruit Chan, Cui Jian unveil sci-fi film
Chengdu, I Love You to close Venice Film Festival
[ I wonder, did the third part get cut out because Hur Jin-ho expanded his segment to a full length feature?]
Previously: Hur Jin-ho wraps feature-length Season Of Good Rain
‘Chengdu’ to Close Venice Film Festival

Variety: SPC to distribute Yimou’s ‘Blood’ [Amazing Tales: Three Guns]
Sony Pictures Classics is continuing its relationship with filmmaker Zhang Yimou, agreeing to distribute his planned remake of the Coen brothers’ comedic thriller “Blood Simple” domestically and in several major foreign territories
Screen Daily: Sony Classics on board for Zhang Yimou’s Blood Simple remake

China welcomes ‘Haeundae’ wave
Korean disaster film looks for success onshore in China

Lee Byung-hun Returns With Film ‘G.I. Joe’
Kwon Sang-woo May Make Hollywood Debut
Hollywood’s Korean ninjas
Sandra Ng
Barbie Hsu
Sandra Ng and Barbie Hsu - On His Majesty’s Secret Service

Xu Fan and husband Feng Xiaogang
Chen Daoming, Chen Jin

Does Feng Xiaogang have vitiligo?

Aftershock officially launches production

Ceremony held at Tangshan Earthquake Memorial Square

HK actress Michelle Reis returns to the big screen

Anthony Wong
Anthony Wong, Yin Tao to Lead Epic Tang Drama

Jia Zhangke: In fact it is the President of the World Uighur Congress Kadeer, a documentary film, and invited me to attend the film premiere, it is known that political figures in the film will appear, too political, and I am not sure about the history of Xinjiang, so it is not the time to attend the film festival a good time, so I choose not to participate. ”
Jia Zhangke speaking at the Hong Kong Book Fair

Jet Li’s Singapore citizenship confirmed

Shing Fui-On (file photo)
Shing Fui-On gives a thumbs up

Young Shing Fui-On and Andy Lau
Shing Fui-On’s cancer has spread to his lungs. He entered the hospital last week and only weighs 45kgs (not lost 45kgs as previously reported)


86 year-old Lam Kau enters hospital with foot injury

Nick Cheung
Nick Cheung films a tourism program in Finland


Vivian Chow
Peter Chan
I spy: Vivian Chow secretly meeting with Peter Chan in Shanghai

Sparks rumors of plans for comeback

England: Family made £7m in fake DVD scam

July 28, 2009

July 28, 2009

Jet Li
Still from Sylvester Stallone film The Expendables - Jet Li


SCMP: Daniel Wu discusses new film ‘Overheard’
Zhang Jingchu, Lau Ching-Wan
Overheard takes in 35M yuan in the opening weekend


‘Tracing Shadow’ Premieres


More photos of premiere


Peter Chan wanted to cast Michelle Reis ten years ago when Bodyguards and Assassins was first planned



Additional photos of Michelle Reis on set of Bodyguards and Assassins
More
Andrew Lau received a 1905 HK$10 bill as a reward and commemoration for his efforts
Peter Chan, in a surprise, introduced Andrew Lau on the last of shooting. Lau had been called in to assist due to an unnamed large crisis.
‘Infernal’ Lau joins ‘Bodyguards’

Shing Fui-On
Shing Fui-On suffers recurrence of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

The 54 year-old actor was treated in 2004 with chemo and radiation therapy and he lost 45kg in weight. He also lost his sense of taste and hearing. Nonetheless, Shing was elected village head in Sai Kung and later ran for election to the legislature but was defeated.
Nick Cheung, also a Sai Kung resident, went directly from shooting To Live and Die in Mongkok to visit Shing at the Hong Kong Baptist Hospital. He is due to be released in a couple days.

Prison on Fire
1988 - The Greatest Lover
2001 - ATV series with Japanese beauties
Secret Lover, 1995The Detective, 2007
2003 running for legislative council member


Shing Fui-On continued auto racing even after first being diagnosed in 2004

Zhang Ziyi Interview: From Actress to Producer (Thanks, to duriandave, for pointing it out)

Chinese filmmaker Feng Xiaogang begins shooting earthquake movie
“Aftershocks” tells the story of a seven-year-old girl who survived the quake that killed more than 240,000 people.

Hong Kong filmmaker Lee Kung-lok’s romantic comedy Let’s Fall in Love starts shooting in Beijing on July 24.

MIFF weighs future of Chinese pics
Claustrophobia, Miao Miao also withdrawn

Hollywood Reporter: Haeundae - film review
Bottom Line: Korea’s first disaster movie is slow to reach a crest of excitement but eventually delivers shiploads of action and visual spectacles.
Disaster film a Korean BO success

Comic-Con ‘Thirst’ panel with director Park Chan-Wook

Sassy Girl Returns as a Cyborg (video/photos)
Sassy girl returns as robot in Cyborg She

HK singer Eason Chan’s marriage in trouble?

Donnie Yen’s birthday party
Donnie Yen and wife
Raymond WongLynn XiongCheung Tat-MingVincent Kok
Roy CheungLeon LaiAndrew Lin
Donnie Yen celebrates his 46th birthday with friends

Additional photos

Yasmin Ahmad

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