Variety: A Chinese Ghost Story review
A mediocre remake of the famous, same-named 1987 Hong Kong action-fantasy, “A Chinese Ghost Story” sports snazzy effects and some decent fight sequences, but that’s about it.
The new adaptation will overturn some stories of original novel. In the film, the lead roles will travel back in time to the Qing Dynasty, and there will be a love triangle between Emperor Kangxi, Wei Xiaobao and a Russian princess. The movie will be screened across China in 3-D.
As a magician, Liu Qian is a household name in China because of his mind-blowing performances on two consecutive China Central Television “Spring Festival Galas,” one of the nation’s highest-rated TV shows.
The veteran Hong Kong director was wrapping up his new romance “Romancing in Thin Air” in the southern Chinese financial centre Thursday afternoon after what he and his producer describe as a grueling filming in the high-altitude forests of southwestern Yunnan province.
Posters for Wong Jing’s martial arts comedy Treasure Inn which opens June 28. The cast includes Nicholas Tse, Nick Cheung, Huang Yi and Charlene Choi. Liu Yang is featured in the stills below.
Nicholas Tse, Liu Yang
Nicholas Tse, Charlene Choi, Liu Yang
Wong Jing and Liu Yang at a press event today in Tianjin (Sina)
Beach Spike starring Chrissie Chau and Jessica C opens in mainland theaters this summer. The release is seen as testing the waters for Chrissie’s entry into the mainland market.
Huang Bo plays an E.T. in The Pretending Lovers which opens June 24.
Fan Bingbing celebrated Children’s Day by wearing a sailor’s outfit and Young Pioneers’ red scarf in a visit to Henan Province, a former revolutionary stronghold. She brought gifts and school supplies to a children’s school for orphans and the underprivileged. Fan Bingbing also gave out the latest white iPhones to her staff as “big kids” gifts for Children’s Day to thank them for their efforts for her during her recent trip to Cannes. “.
UNICEF Ambassador Maggie Cheung, along with China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs and Beijing Normal University, launched the second annual China Children Welfare Week at China’s UNICEF headquarters in Beijing
Maggie chats online about her experience in Sichuan (Sina)
The Hong Kong media exposed that the couple consulted a divorce lawyer prior to the Hong Kong Film Awards
Rumour has it that Nicholas Tse’s mother Deborah Li had given the green light for Cha Xiao Xin’s exposé.
A rumoured pre-nuptial agreement grants Cecilia custody rights of all children. Ceci and Lucas are inseparable and she has always doted on him. Quintus, however, has been often left in the care of his grandmother, Deborah Lee, and Nicholas is said to be unwilling to give up Quintus. (Sina)