FBA: Sleepless Fashion review
Strained light comedy set in Beijing’s fashion/media world. FBA: Mr. & Mrs. Single review
Gentle office rom-com of sexual misunderstandings does the business.
As a whole, the movie never reaches very far down, and is at pains to stay within the genre’s conventions, but as a gentle rather than aggressively modern rom-com it’s an above-average ride for 100 minutes.
CF: “The Flowers of War” Screened in LA
The latest “Mou girl” was finally revealed to the public, in Los Angeles, at a press conference. Her name is Ni Ni. She is 23 years old and has the auspicious birthday of 8.8.1988. Contacted by reporters, Ni Ni was described by a university teacher as easy, outgoing and a good Latin dancer. She is a 2007 graduate of CUCN (Communication University of China Nanjing) in Gansu Province. Previous reports revealed that Ni Ni’s character has a sex scene with Christian Bale, probably edited down for the domestic release. Zhang’s daughter, Zhang Mo, a former student at Columbia University and NYU Film School, served as a translator for Christian Bale.
Ni Ni, Zhang Yimou (Sina), 2
CF: Standoff in Box Office War Over Top Spot in Peak Season
CF: Two-faced Louis Koo in “Romancing in Thin Air”
Louis Koo plays the role of a celebrity actor who by virtue of his romantic films, had won five Best Actor awards. But in his real life, his own relationships had been less successful. After one particularly bad blow, he hides out in Shangri-La to get back on his feet.
Still photos featuring actor Chen Kun, Guey Lunmei and Mavis Fan Li Yuchun, cast members in director Tsui Hark’s soon-to-be-released 3D costume action flick “Flying Swords of the Dragon Gate,” were released.
Li Yuchun, Guei Lun-Mei
Louis Fan Siu-Wong (Sina), 2
According to a interview with Terence Chang, Zhang Ziyi has signed on for John Woo’s “Pacific Steamer” (lit. “Fatal Love”) Screenwriter is reported to be Wang Hui-Ling (”Lust, Caution”) and filming should begin in February. Louis Koo is said to be cast as her lover. Zhang Hanyu, Song Hye-Kyo and Chang Chen have been previously announced as cast.(Sina), (cn21)
Concept poster for “The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven 3D”
First look at the Monkey King
Seven fairies (Sina)
Stills of Li Bingbing and Duan Yihong in “I Do” (also, vide “Yes, I Do”) now in post-production. The young couple, after a seven year relationship that began in college, breaks up over money issues. Sun Honglei also stars in the film directed by Sun Zhou.
Jordan Chan and Li Fei-er began shooting “Ghost Marriage” in Beijing today. Co-directed by Bosco Lam Chi-Ho, the thriller will be filmed in 3D. (Sina)
Jordan Chan recently guested at “White Vengeance” costar, Leon Lai’s, Hong Kong concert. (Sina)
Sammi Cheng and Connie Chan appeared at Hong Kong’s Harbour City to launch a Hong Kong Leukemia Foundation charity event. Connie has been a foundation ambassador for the past ten years.
Bona Film Group celebrated its first anniversary of being listed on the Nasdaq stock market. Chen Kun, Catherine Zeta-Jones and CEO Yu Dong were on hand for the ceremony. Zeta-Jones also praised “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate” after seeing a preview screening of the trailer on the Times Square LED screen.
Chen Kun, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Yu Dong
“Screw you. You [the Hong Kong press] are full of crap,” he snapped.
Kelly revealed that she is having a baby boy. The singer joked that she would call her son “xiao long bao (soup dumpling)”, because the baby would be born in the Year of the Dragon.
One of the highlights of the night included a tribute to Cheung’s godmother, the late Hong Kong comedienne Lydia Shum.
Ron Ng’s girlfriend Zhang Xinyu was recently suspected of uploading a photo of herself on the actor’s microblog at around 1am on Dec 7.
TVB senior executive Virginia Lok expressed that she understood that Ron’s microblog had been hacked.